Mini Lasagna Roll-up Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% my own. My calendar is quickly filling up with Christmas activities and holiday parties.  As an avid entertainer and social butterfly, I love this time of year!  I always look forward to all of the events that give us an excuse to celebrate this magical time of year with friends and family, like our annual Jingle & Mingle holiday party.  But, I often find myself stuck on what to serve.  Even though I have some tried and true dishes that … [Read more...]

5 Essential Tips for Impromptu Entertaining

This post was sponsored by Wholey Cheese! through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about Wholey Cheese!, all opinions are my own. The arrival of fall not only brings cooler weather it also ushers in the hustle and bustle of the holiday entertaining season. I love this time of year because it means there are lots of excuses for entertaining, but it can also be a challenge to remember to slow down and to savor the moments.  This year I'm trying to be … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Watermelon Party

Every summer my family and I eat our weight in watermelons.  We cannot get enough, they are just so refreshing during the hot Southern Summers! I wanted to make snack time a little more special recently, so I invited a few friends and my niece and nephew over for a Simple Summer Watermelon Party and watermelon snacks.  While the kids splashed in the pool, I set up a sweet little snack table. The night before the playdate, I made a watermelon cake.  It's really a funfetti cake … [Read more...]

Touchdown Super Bowl Party Ideas

Football is a way of life here in Texas. In high school Friday night football games were the place to be, in college Saturday's were all about tailgating , and now our family crowds on the couch on Sunday's to root for our hometown team. I love watching football, and it's even more fun when your watching it with friends.  This year gather your friends together to throw the ultimate Super Bowl Party.  It will be a breeze with these fun, easy and creative Touchdown Superbowl Party Ideas. If … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining Tip: Cloth Napkins vs. Paper

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Maker of OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their Versatile Stain Remover, all opinions are my own. Hands-down one of our favorite things about summer is entertaining friends and family. We love gathering our favorite people for backyard BBQs, impromptu picnics and pool parties. Nothing beats soaking in the sunshine and spending cool nights with good food and great friends, … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

I'm excited about closing out 2013 and ringing in a new year full of new adventures, new opportunities and lots of new memories!  New Year’s Eve events are often adult-only events, but the kids get excited about ringing in the New Year too!  And at a time when babysitters are scarce why not celebrate at home with the kids.  Whether you decide to invite friends over and make it a party or just cozy up with your family, you can make it a memorable New Year’s Eve with these tips for a kid-friendly … [Read more...]

Tips for Throwing a Wicked Halloween Party

Halloween is a holiday that allows hosts to play up the magical and mysterious  and entertain on a theatrical scale.  I recently had the privilege of sharing my top tips for throwing a Wicked Halloween Party on my local TV station, The Broadcast.  You too can throw a wickedly fun Halloween party with festive ideas for invitations, decorations, drinks, party favors and more with these entertaining tips for both adult and kids parties alike. Witches are a popular Halloween icon and can be … [Read more...]