Tag: Entertaining

Decorating An Event Using The 5 Senses

When most people think of decorating for an event, they think of linen color, centerpieces, streamers, flower arrangements, and balloons.  These items are purchased, arranged perfectly, and voila!…decorating for the event is complete!  Or is it?  An event’s decor does

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Cookout Food Safety Tips

“While most Americans realize that May through September poses the biggest threat of food poisoning, a recent survey conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that consumers are not practicing correct outdoor food safety procedures.” – Home Food Safety

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Halloween Playlist

Hey ghouls & goblins! Are you in need of music to hand out trick-or-treat candy or hosting a ghostly Halloween party? Set the scene by adding these crowd favorites to your Halloween playlist!  Some of the songs don’t follow the

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Tips For Your Next Tailgate

Over the last 10 years, I’ve become a football fan (college football is my favorite).  Tailgates are so much fun!  Cooking-out with your friends and family, and rooting for your favorite team makes for an exciting afternoon of football!  As any tailgater knows,

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Make Your Hot Dog Station Regional

One of the hottest food trends in events and entertaining are food stations. Food stations are a fun way to add variety, while making it easy for your guests to mingle. Common food stations are: dessert stations, ice cream bars,

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is a day for all things green and Irish.  Try these fun, green, and (maybe not so) Irish cocktails for  your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!                                          Lucky Leprechaun

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Holiday Playlist

My iTunes Holiday playlist is in heavy rotation.  Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like my favorite festive tunes!  A well rounded playlist is the perfect element to keep holiday parties light and festive!  Keeping in the holiday spirit, I’m sharing my Holiday playlist’s top 15

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6 tips for hosting Thanksgiving

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year?  Good for you!  Don’t let the idea of hosting a holiday dinner stress you out.  Put that energy into productive use.  Follow the tips below for an easy, step-by-step, winning approach to hosting Thanksgiving! TIP

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Make It Memorable Segment – Potluck Gatherings

Avoid being the person that brings the same dish to every potluck.  Tip:  Have 3 signature recipes (be sure to know them and own them) in your culinary repertoire.  To create your own signature dish:  Pick recipes you want to

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Entertaining in a Small Apartment

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart. – Cesar Chavez I recently moved into a small apartment.  Having a party

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