This is a no brainer for anyone who is willing to spend a few dollars on their sweetheart to create one of the most memorable Valentine's Day celebrations ever with this romantic dinner for two. Give the gift of five star dining within the comfort of your own home with this mouthwatering spread of surf, turf, and delicious coastal cuisines! Rather than spending hours rushing around town searching for all the right ingredients, order this feast to be delivered to your front door. All you need to do is season and broil the steaks and warm everything else up. Detailed preparation instructions are included. This romantic dinner for two is not just for Valentine's Day >> think anniversaries, birthdays or any evening you want to set the mood for romance and say I ♥ You. Continue Reading →
Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 18th (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year's National Annual Soup Swap Day. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl's Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” . I guess it should not surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever – 6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.
And even if you missed the official soup swap day, no worries. As far as we are concerned any day can be soup swap day.
Soup Swap Party Supplies
What else you and your 5 guests will need:
- Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
- 6 Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
- Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
- Jars should be labeled with the chef's name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)
The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous wine from one of our “go to” Wine merchants >> Gift Tree | The California Wine Club | Wine.com | Wine of the Month Club Continue Reading →
Preparing festive holiday party snacks does not mean you need to devote hours and hours in the kitchen. Plus, if you take our advice, you will not only save time, you will save money because you are portion controlling your food. The key is investing in some fun serving pieces like mini cocktail glasses, mini moscow mule cups, and even some ceramic Asian spoons you can use over and over again. Once you have a few of these basics, you can make the simplest of foods look festive and elegant. We have also checked, and all the serving piece suggestions we mention here are still available for delivery before Christmas although you may have to pay a little extra for expedited delivery.
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With Halloween parties and Thanksgiving celebrations just around the corner we thought we would share this yummy Pumpkin Martini Recipe posted by Beau-coup on Facebook. Cheers! This fall favorite recipe is not only easy to make it is the perfect signature cocktail for all those fall parties because it looks as good as it tastes!
We fell in love with this great lobster party supply bundle that includes Oval Melamine Plates, (4) Butter Dipping Bowls and (1) Pack of 20 Napkins. Not surprisingly we now felt compelled to create an entire summer party around these festive products that could work perfectly for a Father's Day celebration, a 4th of July Party, or as an excuse to gather your friends and family together for no reason at all.
Most Importantly, The Lobster
Since it is summer, do not, we repeat do not fire up your stove and slave for hours trying to create the perfect 3-4 course lobster fest. It is just too hot outside and truthfully, not worth your time and effort. Especially, since there is a terrific alternative that even if you slave for hours in the kitchen, will taste better than anything you can pull together yourself. Instead simplify your life by ordering the lobster and all the fixings from Lobster Anywhere. They will deliver everything from the lobsters and the lobster pot to the shell crackers, seafood forks, and lobster bibs. Now add some chowder and crab cakes or sea scallops wrapped in bacon for appetizers and finish off with yummy key lime pie for dessert. One stop shop with overnight delivery to ensure everything is as fresh as possible. Continue Reading →
Our close friends and occasional PIP contributors, Vicki and Paige, landed in Waco, Texas for a fun week in search of all things fabulous. It did not take them long to discover a set of wonderful burlap silverware holders. We hate to admit it but this was our first encounter with utensil holders and we are smitten. So of course, we felt compelled to spend a couple of of hours researching burlap utensil pockets and then decided to share a few of our favorites with you. We envision using cutlery pockets for weddings, bridal & baby showers, and birthday & dinner parties . We also think burlap cutlery holders could really add that sometime elusive but all so important little splash of wow to your Thanksgiving tables! Continue Reading →
Godinger Silver-Plated Elephant Place Card Holders
Today's PIP's Pick! Check out these fabulous elephant-themed silver-plated place card holders. Perfect for dinner parties or that adorable elephant theme baby shower you are planning replete with elephant theme shower invitations, elephant shape balloons, and blue or pink umbrellaphants paper goods.
We just checked, and as suspected, the elephant place cards sold out quickly, but we did a bit of research and found the same Godinger place card holders available on Amazon and eligible for free shipping with your Amazon Prime membership. There are also some less expensive but still cute Kate Aspen “Lucky in Love” place card holders that are a lovely alternative. They even come in gold!
With the final season of Game of Thrones sin full swing, so are our weekly GOT viewing parties. However, this year we are prepared with recipes inspired by Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew we will certainly eat well and most probably, way too much. Continue Reading →
Cheers! You will be the toast of the town when you host an elegant wine party.
This is a perfect theme for a wine enthusiast's birthday, anniversary, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, and dinner parties. PartyIdeaPros will walk you through every step of your wine party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Party Hearty! Continue Reading →
We know it is easier to send an email, pick up the phone, or create an e-invite, but the fact is all of us at PartyIdeaPros still love old fashioned paper invitations. They set the tone and generate excitement for the evening. These invitations convey simply and directly, exactly what your guests can expect – dinner. Continue Reading →