Strawberry Lime Gin Fizz with 7UP

Strawberry Lime Gin Fizz & Retro Sweets Bar

This post is sponsored by 7UP but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Msg 4 21+. If there’s anything I like at a party, it’s a theme! Themes are a fun and easy way to elevate your entertaining game and bring a bit of whimsy to your affair. Today, I’m kicking it back to the Old School days with a nostalgic candy and cocktails table. It’s going to be retro galore with flavors like strawberry, lime, bubblegum, and watermelon. The whole thing is inspired by the new retro summer packaging for 7UP, so naturally it’s going to …

Game of Thrones Wedding

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Finale Party: A Wedding!

Guest Contributor: Brittney Studer The photographer behind Brit Nicole Photography takes us into the woods for this amazing Game of Thrones themed elopement! With the finale of The Game of Thrones coming up, I feel this intimate, super small elopement will fit perfectly with the hype coming up in 2019. In the deep residential area in the Texas panhandle, Beth and Brandon said their vows with just them two and their parents, and of course the rented wolves! As the sun was starting to set in the gorgeous forest area, they made their promises to each other under the floral …

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Guest Contributor: Kim Robles Kim is the photographic genius behind Greenhouse Creative. Visit her website here to learn more. Andressa Bertaioli, of allie + andie, is one of the most generous, kind souls I’ve ever met. This was the first time we worked together – it was her own birthday party. Andressa’s mission in life is to create beauty. She does it flawlessly through her styling, floral design & event planning business, allie + andie. But the true testament to Andie’s character is that she creates beauty, for everyone around her, in the everyday. This was by far one of …

The Secret Garden Tea Party

Secret Garden in Manito Park

Guest Contributer: Lina Kukharsky Lina is one of two sisters behind Bloom & Design, a floral, design, and photography company. Visit her website here. A styled photoshoot with a twist on the Secret Garden with Alice in Wonderland. This shoot was meant to bring inspiration and ideas for any event including themed parties, bridal parties, engagement parties, and ultimately weddings! We teamed up with a few of our local vendors to make this dream come to life. It was magical! The mossy elements set the mood for a whimsical mystery and a pop of colorful flowers brought the table to …

Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle North Carolina

Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Guest Contributor: Allie Miller The photographic talent behind Allie Miller Photography gives us an exclusive look at this gorgeous Soirée! On Saturday April 14th, we had the greatest time capturing, following are some images showing all the colors and decor which welcomed the 2018 spring season at The Islander Hotel & Resort in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The resort was the location for Emerald Isle Realty’s “Spring Soirée” – which is held to celebrate the busy season ahead and to recognize their team’s great efforts to make every summer a wonderful season for guests who frequent the area. Professional Planner, …

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Every new beginning deserves a celebration. Brides and babies get showers. Tying the knot gets a wedding. The new year gets a fabulous party. But what about the less noteworthy events? I personally think Spring deserves a party, don’t you?! I like to take every opportunity I can to get-together with friends and celebrate new beginnings. So with the help of Evan Williams Honey, I’m going to show you a fantastic way to ring in a new season. Here’s my steps to putting together a Southern-themed Spring Fling Patio party… Step 1: The Setting I am relatively new to the …

Italian Wine for your Valentine

La Dolce Vita: Italian Wine for your Valentine

This post was sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Valentine’s Day is here, do you have plans yet? If you don’t, then I have a fabulously romantic and delicious way to celebrate love with a date-night-in… Do as the Italians and celebrate “La Dolce Vita.” That’s right, take your valentine on a tour of Italy through their most famous wines, and learn a bit about the land while you’re at it. Here are my steps to putting together a romantic “La …

Polar Vortex Martini & Let It Snow Shoot

Polar Vortex Martini

As the Polar Vortex relentlessly slams most of the US with frigid temperatures, there is a collective thought running through everyone’s mind… I need a drink! And since you’re stuck indoors all day, what better time than to perfect your mixology skills? Polar Vortex Martini 2 oz. vodka 2 oz. Kahlúa 1 oz. coconut milk 1 oz.  half and half Garnish: Shredded coconut Directions: Look outside at the relentless cold. Walk despondently to your liquor cabinet. Rim a martini glass with shredded coconut as you dream of a warm tropical island. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake, and pour …