Cinco de Mayo & Taco Tuesday Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients

Mango Salsa Recipe >> Ingredients

Mango Salsa Recipe

Looking for a fresh, healthy recipe for your Cinco De Mayo festivities or Taco Tuesday dinners? The Fruit Company  Mango Salsa recipe, like their produce, is the BEST!

The combination of vibrant colors and sweet and spicy flavors in this savory homemade Mango Salsa will earn you rave reviews at the table, and is so simple to make. Mango salsa is great as an appetizer or snack, or pair it with your favorite seafood dish for a healthy lunch or dinner option for the entire family.  Continue Reading →

Festive, Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Festive Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Festive Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks >>Fruit Santa Hats or Grinch Kabobs | Cocktails in Mini Moscow Mule Mugs | Christmas deviled eggs on a devil egg tray | Macaroni & Cheese in Mini Martini Glasses | Fully loaded mini baked potatoes | Shrimp in an Asian soup spoon

Festive, Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

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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Coco Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Coco Birthday Party Planning Ideas and Supplies

Coco Birthday Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Coco Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

by Karli

If you and your family have not yet seen Disney Pixar's Coco, we highly recommend you head on over to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video! This is easily one of our all time favorite movies. Coco is an educational, adorable and heart-warming animated film about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). If you and your children are a fan of the movie seriously consider using the movie to inspire your next birthday party. Not only will your party be visually brilliant, its beautiful meaningful message will set your party apart from the rest, in only good ways! (This is a great theme for classroom parties as well). Continue Reading →

Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars

Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars

Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars

Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars

Are these edible race cars driven by tiny Teddy Bears not the perfect treat for a kid's race car theme birthday party or even for a race car theme baby shower!  You can even write your guest's name in icing and let the edible race cars double as a place card!

Here is the recipe we found on Facebook.  Not only does it seem that these chocolate race cars are very easy to make, they are really yummy too!

Ingredients for Edible Race Cars

Glue each of the 4 wheels (smarties) on to the sides of the milky way bars. Press into each center a tiny teddy biscuit. Glue on a smartie steering wheel for each one.

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10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine’s Day

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine’s Day

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine's Day

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine's Day

Looking for recipes for romance, to serve for Valentine's Day, for a simple romantic dinner or to compliment our Valentine's Day party ideas? Here are ten of our favorite love potion recipes. Just click the picture to be taken directly to the recipe.
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Mardi Gras Party Food and Drink

Mardi Gras Party Food and Drink

Mark your calendars for Tuesday February 25, 2020

Happy Mardi Gras!!

You can't throw a Mardi Gras bash without food and especially a cocktail or two.  We have all the party drinks and snacks you will need to make your guests feel like they are celebrating Fat Tuesday the real New Orleans way.  To throw an authentic Mardi Gras party you have to include the traditional King's Cake with the plastic baby doll surprise inside, whoever ends up with the baby has to throw next year's party.   How cute would it be to bake individual cupcakes with decorative picks or plastic babies on top as a new spin on King's Cakes!

The food and drinks don't have to stop when the party is over.  Send your guests home with personalized candy bar wrappers, or to go hurricane glasses filled with beads, coins and candies.  How cute would it be to use colorful Mardi Gras Lollipops as a decoration for a dessert bar or as edible name place cards for your guest.  The possibilities for Mardi Gras food and drinks really are endless –  just be festive and have fun!

Mardi Gras Food & Drink Recipes

Mardi Gras Food & Drink Recipes

Since we all know a great Mardi Gras party is centered around the food and cocktails here are some great Mardi Gras Food & Drink Recipes to spice up your celebration including recipes for jambalaya, gumbo, cajun burgers, fried okra, remoulade sauces, bourbon chocolate cake, and candied pecans.  Want a full proof way to prepare the perfect hurricane?  Pick up a package of  Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail Mix.

Mardi Gras Party Inspiration

Let Party Idea {Pros} inspire you to throw the most festive Mardi Gras Party outside of New Orleans!

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Sweeten Your Party with a Candy Buffet


Candy Buffet

Sweeten Your Party with a Candy Buffet

Are you stuck on what desserts you want to serve at your special occasion? Do you want something colorful, fun, and full of variety? Why not create a spectacular candy buffet full of delectable sweets and sugary treats? There are so many creative and imaginative ways to display candies, and we’re going to share some of our absolute favorites!

Once you’ve chosen your party theme colors, choosing your sweets for your candy bar should be fairly easy. We suggest you do a dry run with your empty containers to see how your chosen vessels look on your candy buffet. You’ll want your tallest vessel or decoration either in the center, or two tall vessels on the outside edges, with your smaller vessels near the front of the table. This will bring symmetry to your candy bar. Continue Reading →

Halloween Party Ideas

Celebrate Express Halloween Party Decor

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Halloween Party Ideas

A Halloween party can be so much more than just a few costumes and a couple of bat cupcakes! Haunted house tours, favorite murder mystery re-enactments … there are so many exciting possibilities. Here are a few ideas to make your party stand out from the rest!

Halloween Party Decor >> Setting a festive fright scene starts with a bold table. Start by layering together different patterns, you can make a totally unique party look that's super chic and super easy. Choose from one of the many Halloween themed paper goods patterns on Shindigz, or experiment with black and white chevron party supplies, orange polka dot party supplies, and quatrefoil party supplies. Continue Reading →

Celebrate Bastille Day with a Macaron Decorated Cake!

Macaron Cake with Sparkler, Macaron Decorated Cake

Celebrate Bastille Day  with a French Macaron Decorated Cake!

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with this oh so chic simple frosted cake covered in an assortment of macarons in ombré colors and festive sparkler candles. And none of us were the least bit surprised we found this macaron decorated cake on One Kings Lane, one of our “go to” curators of all things chic. Continue Reading →

Best Ever Meatloaf Recipe

One Meatloaf Recipe to Rule Them All, Best Ever Meatloaf Recipe

Bon Appétit's One Meatloaf Recipe to Rule Them All | Article By Dawn Perry | Photo by Alex Lau

Best Ever Meatloaf Recipe

We are always searching for the perfect meatloaf recipe for one of of all time favorite dinner party themes, the ultra casual but oh so much fun  Gastropub | Craft Beer Dinner Party.  So we were thrilled to have found this recipe for the One Meatloaf to Rule Them All. It turns out that over the course of two weeks, Bon Appétit's Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and author  Dawn Perry ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of their regular diet, Jessie had taken on the noble task of developing Bon Appétit’s Best Meatloaf. Not a turkey loaf, not a lentil loaf, a meatloaf. It doesn’t sound pretty. Go on, say it, “Meat. Loaf.” But a meatloaf like this one is a thing of beauty.

Here is not only the recipe but also a description of what went into developing their recipe for the best meatloaf ever. Continue Reading →