The 3 Products You Need for Summertime Cooking & Entertaining

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This post is sponsored by BabbleBox. We are solidly in the middle of summer break and if you are a mom like me, then you are probably running out of ideas right about now. Pool time! Play dates! Park visits! Family Baking Sessions! And still the kids complain that they are bored. Well, I can’t …

How to Plan an Afternoon Tea for Moms and Kids

Entertaining, Party Themes, Recipes, Tea

Photo by Brenda Godinez on Unsplash The tradition of afternoon tea is revered throughout the nation, and our children are no exception. You haven’t lived until you’ve been invited to your child’s tea party, but you could make the age-old set-up more fun and engaging for you and your children – as well as any …

How to Host a Small Cocktail Party at Home

Alcohol, Appetizers, Brands, Cocktails, Contributing Writer, Drinks, Entertaining, Party Themes, Recipes

For some time now, having friends over has been a more casual, spontaneous affair with beers and wines. But lately, there has been a resurgence of cocktail parties. While beer and wine are still very much enjoyed, mixed drinks have gained in popularity, offering a more formal gathering, complete with appetizers and small bites. If …

Throwing A Themed Party: Getting the Decorations Right

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Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels You have decided to throw a themed party. You have your guests coming dressed as lions and zebras (jungle theme), you’ve rolled out the red carpet (Hollywood theme) and you’ve bought intergalactic paper plates and cups (space theme). While you have prepared the dress code and cutlery, it is your decorations that …

Quick Guide to Cocktail Party Hosting

Alcohol, Entertaining, Party Themes, Recipes

Image by bridgesward from Pixabay  Hosting a cocktail party is a popular choice for a social gathering, and has been for a number of years. It is something that is a little more low-key and relaxed compared to hosting a meal, with a little less to plan. It can have a much more relaxed vibe compared to a …

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Appetizers, Holidays, Pies, Recipes, Tutorial

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. There are two types of holiday guests… turkey people and ham people. And if you’re hosting this year’s holiday meal like I am, then you know what a pain this can be. Seriously, who wants to …

Patio Bar Cart Essentials with Prairie Organic Spirits

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Thank you Prairie Organic Spirits for sponsoring this post. The contents of this post and the products named are only intended for persons of legal drinking age (21+) and should not be forwarded, shared or otherwise distributed to any underaged persons. Prairie Organic Spirits reminds you to please enjoy their products responsibly. This summer The …