1. Set the Mood with Enchanted Lighting
2. Freshen & Stock Up Your WC
4. Flowers & Plants Everywhere
5. A Well Stocked Bar
This morning we were inspired by an article we stumbled upon an article on PopSugar addressing how to get ready to party and what exactly guests notice in your home. All of us who entertain at all know that one of the most stressful aspects of home entertaining, whether you are hosting a dinner party or your child's first birthday party, is getting your house in shape for your guests. Yes, you do need to clean but focus your time and efforts on making your bathrooms and kitchen spotless. Otherwise, shut the doors to rooms your guests do not need access to. As for the rest, we sorta agree there are generally just a handful of things your guests will notice about your home. No one will say – wow she so needs a new sofa or her carpet really deserves a cleaning. Your home decor is almost irrelevant so long as the rooms your guests see are tidied up and lack clutter. You can transform any room from drab to fab by implementing a few of these simple home entertaining essentials.
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Are you looking for a chic, on trend theme for your next dinner party? Think Gastropub. Don your jeans and t’s or other ultra casual college wear and gather your friends for a night of “comfort eats | drinks. Serve craft beers, boutique wines, and gourmet sausages, turkey chili, fancy mac and cheese, and even scallops wrapped in bacon. Party Hearty!
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Entertaining Essentials | Holiday Gifts | Hostess Gifts
Peak party throwing season is upon us! Think beautiful serving sets, sparkling glassware, elegant table linens … everything you need to entertain with style. Perfect for holiday gifts and hostess gifts, too.…
Product Alert – Today's PIP's Pick!
We are so excited – we just discovered Plow & Hearth's fabulous Holiday Shop. There is one product in particular that we adore. Plow & Hearth's White Solar Christmas Ball Lanterns are perfect for decorating your home both inside and out. The lanterns come in different colors and you can change the shape into a ball or a column. Place them outside to light the way to your doorstep or hang them from the trees to make each Christmas night a starry one. These lanterns are best used when charged in sunlight so even when the sun goes down or if you choose to bring them inside they will shine bright at night! Best yet, Plow & Hearth has launched a Campaign to Reforest America. For every Solar Star Lantern you buy, a tree will be planted by the National Forest Foundation.
As we said before, these wonderful lanterns are not just for outside! Place these lanterns around the house to bring in the holiday cheer! Although perfect for any holiday party the white lanterns work especially well for a Winter Wonderland themed celebration.
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It doesn't take much to figure out that we love flowers. We always have either a fresh floral bouquet, small flower arrangement, or beautiful orchid in every room of our office and home. So not surprisingly, to get in the Halloween spirit we went on a search for just a few of the fun Halloween themed floral arrangements available both for ourselves and to be sent as gifts.
Our first stop was Gift Tree because not only do we like their selections, we know we can count on them for only the freshest flowers delivered in a professional and timely manner. We love the Candy Corn Delight for an all purpose autumn arrangement but if we were hosting a Halloween party, we might have to go with the Ghostly Gardens Bouquet. Truthfully, we keep second guessing ourselves – all of the arrangements are lovely.
Our obsession with One Kings Lane continues. Check out these fabulous shell place card holders. These place cards combined with a pair of Green Turban Salt Cellars and maybe a stunning mother of pearl platter or vessel would make for a casual yet elegant summer beach party table.
The Shell Shop Sale Details
With shimmering touches of silver, Philmore USA transforms riches from the sea into tabletop treasures and enchanted decor.
Mother-of-pearl, coral, and a stunning range of shells, accented with sterling silver, are repurposed as glamorous one-of-a-kind taper holders, spoons, salt cellars, and other accents destined to mesmerize.
Update: Although the sale is over, select One Kings Land Fabulous Shell Finds are still available!