Nutcracker Dinner Party & DIY Wreath

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Nutcracker Dinner Party Crab Dip Creamy Broccoli Soup Shrimp Casserole Cheese Biscuits English Mincemeat Pie Grand Marnier Grapes (to garnish dessert plates) A collection of Santa’s, angels, nutcrackers, or snowmen make an easy centerpiece.  Cluster your collections by color, size, or shape to heighten visual impact.  Lining luminaries up your front steps always creates a welcoming glow too.  After dinner, serve dessert in front of

Thanksgiving Lunch: Cheddar Cheese Soup

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We Give Thanks! Cooler days and crisp nights mean autumn is here.  Invite a special friend or surprise your loved ones with a big bowl of home-cooked soup and serve it on the porch or in the garden room.  Life just doesn’t get much better than this … especially if you serve buttermilk cornbread sticks to go with the soup. Autumn hues is what this table setting

Bagel Witches!

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Big Congratulations to Ruth Hill for winning the Dough-A-Deer Giveaway! You will receive an email soon! We have a super fun Halloween giveaway coming on Thursday so check back to enter! Let’s have lunch today! Head over to the Seasonal Celebrations Community and meet Courtney for lunch at 12pm EST (11pm CST) for a chat about Halloween Parties & Decorations! Just look for my Live

Jungle Monkey Dinner Party

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Jungle Monkey Dinner Party Inspired by this monkey found in a consignment store in New York, this dinner party is set around the fun children’s party theme – jungle animals! Don’t be afraid to design a fun dinner party for adults around a whimsical children’s party theme. More and more designers are showcasing how to turn a youthful party theme into a ladies’ luncheon or

Wacky Ghosts Dinner Party

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Wacky Ghosts Dinner Party Candles flickering by the moonlight give this ghoulish table setting a touch of mystery.  Park your broomstick and witches’ hat at the back door and come on over for some brew. Start off the spooky season with a fun and whimsical wacky ghosts party! Find a fun polka dotted tablecloth or fabric to cover your table! Use simple black and white dinnerware

Red Tailgate Party

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Tailgating in Style We are working on lots of fun tailgating ideas (check back soon for more!) so we thought we’d start things off with an N.C. State themed red tailgate table! This is a  fun way to add a bit of fancy to your tailgate table with wine goblets and flowers! The wives and girlfriends will thank you for the touch of style. Whoever

Seascape Dinner Party: Blues and Greens

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Seascape Table As summer comes to an end, it is the perfect time to grill out by the pool with your friends.   Make it unforgettable by styling a fun seascape table setting!  Think blue and green!  This table setting will put a smile on any neighbor’s face, as they say down south, “come on over and sit a spell”.  Courtney and I had a

Flamingo Party

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Pink Strawberry Souffles Makes 16 4 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 5 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 3 cups heavy cream Candied Strawberry Chips Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Frozen Strawberry Souffles Recipe & Image: MarthaStewart Flamingo Party Good times with dear friends make the best memories.  Why not throw a Fabulous Flamingo  Party?  Invite a group of your favorite girl

Minnie Mouse: Donuts & Dress Up

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Minnie Mouse: Donuts & Dress Up All little girls love to play dress-up, especially in Mom’s hats, pocketbooks, pearls and shoes!  Minne is all dressed up to greet her guests.  Hats required and gloves optional!  Minne loves donuts with sprinkles…yum yum yum! Donuts are quite popular these days and a fun alternative to other sweet treats like cupcakes. Place donut holes in fun jars or

Sunflower Luncheon

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Sunflower Luncheon Summertime and glorious sunflowers just go together.  Can you imagine what the guest of honor must have felt when she arrived at this fun luncheon?  From the invitation, to the tall vases of sunflowers, to individual sunflower sugar baskets and yummy butter sunflower cookies — all took this luncheon over the top.  Using black/white stripe overlays made the tables “pop“. Cards with each girls name were placed in the baskets to