Fall Coffee Bar  | coffee & crafts crafting party

Fall Coffee Bar | coffee & crafts crafting party

Fall Coffee Bar - coffee & crafts crafting party | This post has been compensated by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser and has been sponsored by Starbucks® as part of an Influencer Activation. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. I have received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. Keurig, K-Cup, Keurig Hot, and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission ~ #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome Fall has finally arrived and as our busy summers come to a Continue reading

Popcorn and Champagne Bar | award show viewing party

Popcorn and Champagne Bar | award show viewing party

Popcorn and Champagne Bar |  award show viewing party #michaelsmakers  Awards season is well underway with two of the most-watched award shows right around the corner. If the Grammys and Oscars are on your viewing list, it's the perfect opportunity to gather a few friends to ooh and ahh over the night's most memorable moments and red carpet fashions.    Popcorn and Champagne Bar ~ Awards Viewing Party I've teamed up with Michaels this year for our viewing party set up - and kept it simple & casual - and, of course, added a little Continue reading

Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode

Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode

Pie and Ice Cream Bar - mason jar pie à la mode | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #ShareTheJoyOfPie From casual holiday gatherings to formal sit down dinners, desserts are an essential part of any party menu this time year. With a deep love for dessert bars, this party set up puts a fun twist on one of America's quintessential desserts - Pies! This Pie and Ice Cream Bar serves up some of our favorite old school varieties, à la mode. Flaky crust Continue reading

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

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

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

Coffee Tasting Cookie Bar Party

Coffee Tasting Cookie Bar Party

To officially welcome summer, I gathered a few friends last week for a coffee tasting cookie bar party. I'm a big sucker for attaching a party theme to any occasion - even if it's just a casual get together - and this one was a fun combination of cookies and coffee just for the girls. Summer means keeping things simple - and I stayed true to that philosophy by grabbing everything needed for this coffee tasting cookie bar party with one quick trip to the grocery store. First stop - Safeway's bakery for some pre-made cookies. Freshly Continue reading

Ideas to Host Your Own Pasta Bar – Buffet Party Menu

Ideas to Host Your Own Pasta Bar – Buffet Party Menu

Hello friends! This Pasta Bar post is a little overdue and I am hoping that it answers a majority of the questions I have received in regards to the Pasta Bar Party I posted about a couple weeks ago. We love to entertain frequently and my husband will be the first one to say I sometimes have a tendency to over-think parties and make things a little harder than they actually need to be. I kind of enjoy that part of the planning (in a weird sort-of way), however, I let most of that go as we quickly put together this impromptu playoff game Continue reading