Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining - #michaelsmakers The season for outdoor entertaining has arrived! Serve up one of summer's signature favorites with a refreshing Mojito Bar. Whether you are relaxing with your guests poolside or entertaining on the deck, there are so many reasons to host a build-your-own drink bar this season. This fun and interactive party option gives your guests the opportunity to be their own mixologist for the day - assembling and customizing their own drink creations. Even the most novice mixologist can Continue reading

Fried Chicken Dinner Party | Casual Summer Entertaining

Fried Chicken Dinner Party | Casual Summer Entertaining

Fried Chicken Dinner Party - Casual Summer Entertaining |This post is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and The Coca-Cola Company. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SweeterTogether It's time to take full advantage of the natural ambiance of the season and move those dinner parties outdoors. Dining al fresco is one of the simple pleasures of the summer season. Whether you're gathering a couple close friends or hosting a casual sit down affair, this Fried Chicken Dinner Party menu is a summer classic sure to please. The Continue reading

Backyard Game Night Ice Cream Social | diy wooden jenga tutorial & party printables

Backyard Game Night Ice Cream Social | diy wooden jenga tutorial & party printables

Backyard Game Night Ice Cream Social | diy wooden jenga tutorial & party printables - This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SweeterTogether The warmest season of the year has arrived and it's time to head outdoors and gather together for some wholesome summer fun. Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, bring everyone together this season with some simple excitement right in your own backyard. Outdoor lawn games are enjoyed by guests of all ages Continue reading

Crab Feast Party | crab and shrimp boil summer entertaining

Crab Feast Party | crab and shrimp boil summer entertaining

Crab Feast Party | crab and shrimp boil summer entertaining #michaelsmakers  The season for outdoor entertaining has arrived! There are so many things to celebrate this time of year and so many reasons to entertain. Father's Day, Independence Day, Backyard BBQ's and more - even if it is simply gathering the ones you love and enjoying the beautiful outdoors No matter what the occasion may be, for us, a Crab Feast Party is the essence of summer entertaining. A Mid-Atlantic summer would not be summer without steamed crabs! Hosting a Crab Continue reading

Outdoor Wine and Pizza Bar Party

Outdoor Wine and Pizza Bar Party

Outdoor Wine and Pizza Bar Party | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #BlackBoxSummer Summer presents so many opportunities for entertaining outdoors. Simple food, exceptional weather and a relaxed atmosphere are the prefect components for any social gathering. Take full advantage of the grill this summer and host an Outdoor Wine and Pizza Bar Party. Classy meets casual with this hands-on Continue reading

Nautical Table Setting | diy beach themed tablescape

Nautical Table Setting | diy beach themed tablescape

Nautical Table Setting | DIY Beach Themed Tablescape - Bring your next event together with color and style and create a festive mood with a themed table setting. One of my favorite parts of planning a dinner party is creating a charming tablescape. Investing a little bit of time and thought into the table setting can transform even the simplest of meals into a memorable experience for your guests. For this Nautical Themed Table Setting, I pulled some neutral serving pieces from storage and paired them with some fun embellishments from 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

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