Winter Hot Chocolate Bar | holiday entertaining

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar | holiday entertaining

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar - Holiday Entertaining | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #BigLots #BIGSeason Although winter is still a couple weeks away, that gentle chill in the air has already begun to turn a bit bitter.  The fall and winter months are a natural match for everything warm, comforting, and cozy.  Whether we are enjoying the festive outdoor activities of the season, or welcoming guests coming in from the cold, a Hot Chocolate Bar has become an Continue reading

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #12DaysofPancakes It's that time of year again to start planning our holiday parties and get togethers. There are so many special people in our lives that we love to celebrate the season with - though so little time. The four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to fly by so quickly. Traditionally, I've always hosted evening get togethers, though this year Continue reading

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer #michaelsmakers - Add a splash of color to your summer and kick off the season with a Tie Dye Crafting Party! Although tie dye has been around for ages, it is one trend that will never get old. Creating the colorful designs and unique patterns is much easier than you think and the perfect outdoor craft for a sunny afternoon. This month I'm gathering the girls and moving our crafting day to the backyard for a fun Tie Dye Party! We will be setting the t-shirts aside this Continue reading

S’mores Bar Party | build-your-own s’mores party table set up #letsmakesmores

S’mores Bar Party | build-your-own s’mores party table set up #letsmakesmores

S'mores Bar Party - build-your-own s'mores party table set up #LetsMakeSmores | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ Let's Make S'mores Tonight! The perfect ending to any event we host here at the house usually involves a gathering around the fire pit. It's an entertaining tradition that never gets old, especially during the summer months. Once the fire gets going there is no denying the ultimate companion to the crackling flames and moonlit skies is a good old Continue reading

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station #michaelsmakers | With summer right around the corner I've already starting planning some fun celebrations for the upcoming months. We love to entertain and planning different party themes is one of my passions. As a toast to the last challenge of the season, this month the Michaels Makers team is celebrating each of the six holidays this summer with gifts, baked treats and parties! My challenge was based upon one of my favorite holidays of the year - the Fourth of July! Since every Continue reading

Wine Tasting Party | fall entertaining

Wine Tasting Party | fall entertaining

Wine Tasting Party - fall entertaining | This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. All opinions are 100% mine. Autumn is here and we have been savoring every last minute of this beautiful weather.  It's my favorite time of year to entertain especially outdoors. Nothing quite compares to the backdrop of some gorgeous fall foliage. The perfect setting for a wine tasting party. A casual wine tasting party is a fun way to gather friends, experiment with new varietals, and discover a new favorite bottle. Nothing contributes more Continue reading

Hot Chocolate Bar | fall entertaining #michaelsmakers

Hot Chocolate Bar | fall entertaining #michaelsmakers

Hot Chocolate Bar | fall entertaining #michaelsmakers - As the outdoor temperature drops and the cooler weather rolls in I begin to think of all things warm, comforting and cozy. I just love this time of year and everything fall has to offer. There are lots of fun, festive activities to enjoy outside during the autumn season - and of course the chill in the air requires one of our favorite fall essentials - hot chocolate. As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team our theme for September is centered around  all things Fall - so I Continue reading

Shrimp Boil | dinner party with sam’s wholesale club

Shrimp Boil | dinner party with sam’s wholesale club

Shrimp Boil - dinner party with Sam's Wholesale Club #trysamsclub | This shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and Sam’s Club. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Living close to the coast means we are big fans of summertime seafood boils. These hearty, one-pot smorgasbords are crowd pleasers and perfect for laid back entertaining. While we have hosted a fair share of crab feast parties this summer, last week I took it back to the basics and put together an impromptu shrimp boil dinner for a few of our friends. Shrimp Continue reading

Cereal Snack Bar | campfire snacks with kellogg’s cereal #goodnightsnack #cbias

Cereal Snack Bar | campfire snacks with kellogg’s cereal #goodnightsnack #cbias

Cereal Snack Bar - campfire snacks with Kellogg's cereal #goodnightsnack #cbias | This #shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Regardless of the season, backyard campfires have always been one of our favorite evening outdoor activities. A crackling fire and a few friends is pretty much all you need for an enjoyable, social night spent under the stars. It's what I like to call effortless entertaining. A couple of weeks ago we hosted a night out around the campfire for Continue reading

Walking Taco Bar Party | fresh pico de gallo recipe

Walking Taco Bar Party | fresh pico de gallo recipe

Walking Taco Bar Party - fresh pico de gallo recipe | This post brought to you by Pepcid® Complete® . All opinions are 100% my own. #PepcidTastemakers Although we love to entertain year round, summer is our absolute favorite season. The carefree days, outdoor activities and spontaneous get-togethers call for some casual party ideas that don't break the bank or require a lot of time or thought. Last weekend we hosted one of those spontaneous poolside gatherings for a couple of friends. A casual party that required a simple menu that was Continue reading