Friday, August 26, 2016

Garden-Inspired Elements


Courtesy of Katie Meyers
Photography by ALX Creatives

Hi Friends,

As a nod to summer's most popular dining experience (eating alfresco!), create a fresh, crisp environment based around garden-to-table elements. For those with a green thumb, tap into your creative side by making oversized, unruly centerpieces that make it feel as though guests are sitting right in the middle of a garden.

Enjoy your Alfresco dinning experience with family and good friends...

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Yvonne

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mini Food Favorite: Spaghetti and Meatballs


Courtesy of Katie Meyers
Photography by ALX Creatives

Hi Friends,

Bite-sized meatballs placed on top of spaghetti noodles are the perfect way to encourage guests to Mangia! Mangia!

A favorite - Bon Appétit...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mini Food


Courtesy of Katie Meyers
Photography by ALX Creatives

Hi Friends,

Summer is all about casual, laid-back vibes, so set out a variety of mini foods for guests to nibble on instead of hosting a formal meal. Mini, layered BLT salads are the perfect excuse to use ingredients from your own backyard.

Bon Appétit...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Get Toasty


Courtesy of Manvi Drona-Hidalgo

Hi Friends,

Throw a Luxury Camping Party at Home by lighting up a camp-side fire in a portable fire pit for guests to lounge around after dinner.

Warm summer nights are perfect for glamping dinner parties. Invite friends to enjoy nature views and delicious meals under the stars for a glamorous camping experience, all without forgoing the luxury of home.

Happy camping...

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Interactive Bites


Courtesy of Katie Meyers
Photography by ALX Creatives

Hi Friends,

Invite guests over for an MYOP (Make Your Own Pizza) party. Specialty food stations create chatter among guests and serve as a great way to spark conversation for those who haven’t met.

Set out a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients and let guests get creative while building their own personalized pizza.



Take your MYOP party one step further by giving guests recipe cards sharing your favorite pizza sauce recipe along with a bottle of your famous sauce.



Bon Appétit...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

S'mores Take-Home Favor Boxes


Courtesy of Katie Meyers
Photography by ALX Creatives

Hi Friends,

Encourage guests to continue having "s'more" fun at home long after the party ends. Gift everyone with homemade favors that are reminiscent of summer campfires, like these s'more take-home boxes. They're the perfect way for guests to end the night on a sweet note. Get the how-to below>>

Materials Needed
small kraft gift box
small square of aluminum foil (cut to fit inside box)
square of colored card stock (cut to fit box lid)
hole punch
double-sided tape
graham crackers
marshmallows
chocolate bar
ribbon or twine
kraft labels



Directions
1. Punch holes in box lid.


2. Tape colored card stock square onto box lid.


3. Line box with aluminum foil, then fill with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.


4. Tie box up with string, and attach a clever label (Bake at home for s'more fun!) hinting to guests about what's inside.


Project makes one s'more party favor...

Enjoy!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Trend to Try: Memorable + Delicious Desserts


Courtesy of Katie Meyers
Photography by ALX Creatives

Hi Friends,

Summer entertaining trends we're loving right now. Entertain in style this season by hosting stress-free, relaxing celebrations with the summer-inspired trends you'll see here over the next several days so be sure to check back often.

Today, its icy-cold gelato infused with unique ingredients, such as vegetables or sophisticated fruit combos, are the hit of the season. Wow guests with a trio of delicious flavors, like raspberry pomegranate, pistachio cream and mango.

Cheers...

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