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. Many of the items are available on Amazon Prime. If, by chance you do not currently have an Amazon Prime Membership, today is the day to sign up for an Amazon Prime FREE 30 Day Trial Membership. Included with your membership is FREE 2-Day shipping and in certain areas you may even be eligible to qualify for receive FREE Same-Day Delivery on qualifying orders over $35! (Plus, so much more!) Continue Reading →
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 Pumpkin Martini 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!
Cocktails are Back! Trending Cocktail Recipes
Many moons ago, back when 18 was the drinking age in Wisconsin, my girlfriends and I would pile into a car and make the hour long drive across the Illinois Wisconsin state border to sip on Tom Collins and Tequila Sunrise cocktails, usually adorned with cute umbrellas or fun stirrers. But by the time I graduated from college, wine had become the “it” beverage and very few of my cohorts knew how to mix even the simplest cocktail. Now that cocktails are once again the drink of choice, many of us early boomers need a refresher. Obviously, today you can google the name of any drink and will receive pages and pages of recipes. The challenge becomes which recipe is the best. Well Drizzly has gathered the best of the best recipes together in one easy location and tells you exactly what you need for each drink. Here is the kicker >> once you decide on tonight's cocktail of choice, you can have all the ingredients delivered right to your front door within an hour. Yes, you read that correctly. So if you have already had a drink or two, no need to drive!!!! All the ingredients you need for that B52 shot you have been craving (or whatever else has tickled your fancy) can be delivered to your door within an hour!!!! Continue Reading →
Summer seems to be the time of year that many of our young friends are setting up new homes and beginning their adult lives, including entering the wonderful world of home entertaining. Not surprisingly, inspired by the amazing bar carts showcased on Pinterest, one of the questions we are most often asked is what are the 10 essentials for the home bar? We recently discovered this great home bar essentials guide by one of our favorite gift merchants, A Gift Personalized (yes, the very same company we turn to for bridesmaid gifts & groomsmen gifts.) Continue Reading →
Ladies – is this not a “funtastic” way to combine cocktail hour and your party favors. We are obsessed. You are going to serve cocktails in some type of drink ware anyway so why not serve them in these adorable re-usable flasks that can now double as your party favor. #toocute How perfect are these Cocktails On the Go party favor flasks for your next ladies night cocktail hour or bachelorette party. Plus they are available in different designs. Just fill them with your favorite cocktail or mock cocktail recipe and display them in a lovely personalized party tub or antiqued copper tub like the one in the featured image. They are actually easier to handle than holding a traditional cocktail glass and your guests will not have to worry about inadvertent spills. You can even offer an awesome straw, if you like. Be sure to remind your guests that the party favor flasks are theirs to keep and use over and over again. Serve refills from a vintage chic punch bowl with handy funnels available for refilling the flasks. And think of all the glasses you will now not have to wash! Continue Reading →
This weekend was dedicated to finding the perfect luau theme cocktail party dress. No easy task considering the the stores are now featuring their fall lines – resort wear has not yet been released and summer dresses have been banished from showroom floors.
Did we find the perfect dress? Not quite perfect but we settled for a flouncy orange and purple baby doll dress that can be paired with some fun lilac strappy sandals, dangling earrings and the piece de resistance, this lovely realistic orchid hairpin to tie the entire look together. Izzy will wear her hair in a beach wavy style and slide the orchid just behind her ear. Now that's what we call Party Pretty!
Oddly enough, we had an even more difficult time finding the perfect hair accessory than the dress itself. There are lots and lots of flower hair clips available, but most are fake and cheesy looking. They usually are either too small or too large and don't fit comfortably. These orchid hair pins are both priced right and fit well.
This orchid hairpin is also the perfect hair accessory for a summer casual or destination wedding, as a beautiful accessory to a beach or surf theme party or even an upscale costume party since island theme costumes can easily straddle the fine line between elegant and sexy. It is always fun to find an accessory that is not only pretty but can be worn over and over in many different contexts – we will definitely be adding this hair piece to our must own accessory list.