Category Archives: Entertaining 101

You’ve Picked a Party Date. Now what?

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So you know you’re having a party, you’ve picked a date and time and you’re ready to move on to the next steps. There’s so many different things you can begin doing from here. You could make a list of guests, but I suggest you wait until after setting your budget. You could set your…

3 Tips to Inventing Your Own Signature Cocktail!

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I love trying new cocktails and drinks. When I found out I couldn’t drink most beers anymore and I had to stay away from gluten, I thought my world of tasting and trying new drinks was out the window. I loved trying new beers and tasting them and enjoying them. So I thought I would…

The Right Way to Plan an Allergen Free Party Without Going Overboard

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Planning a party that excludes some or all of the top 8 most popular allergens (soy, wheat, dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish) can be overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. Heck, it can sometimes even be overwhelming for me! I get so wrapped up in trying to make sure all the food…

Choosing The Right Party Guests

Make an "A" guest list and a "B" guest list...

Woo hoo! Time to invite your party guests! This is probably the part of the party planning that irks me the most. You’ve planned out how many people you want to come and then you have to wait and wait and wait for the R.S.V.P.s to come in. Some people (probably those who host a…

Setting a Party Budget…

No, you don't need to hand out drink tickets to ensure you have enough alcohol, just plan it out!

I hate finances. Yes, I can figure out my bills and I know what’s due every month and I know how to save money and all that jazz, but if I didn’t have to deal with it, my life would be a breeze! I’m sure you feel the same way (well, unless you’re an accountant…

What you need to know before choosing the date of your party…

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You’re all amped up and ready to go. I know the feeling. I get so EXCITED at the thought of throwing a party! I can’t wait to spend time with my friends, enjoy delicious food, and make it a night to remember. But just deciding you want to throw a party and actually doing it…

Ideas For Food For a Party: Picking The Right Menu

I never  host a party without a "Signature Drink!" It's fun and delicious!

Coming up with delicious ideas for food for a party I’m hosting is probably my most favorite in the entire world thing to do! And I know that sentence wasn’t grammatically correct, but c’mon, I’m excited here! Because this is what I live for, as you can see from all of the crazy recipes I…

5 Ways to Cut Party Costs Without Sacrificing Style

Save those pennies! Here's some great tips for cutting back your party budget!

I’ve thrown some cheap parties. That sounds so… ugly.  I hate the word cheap. But you wouldn’t get what I was saying unless I used that ugly, dirty word. Cheap doesn’t have to be ugly. Cheap can still be stylish, fun, and amazing. I’m going to leave this one so it’s simple. Here are a…

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