3 Delish Hot Dog Topping Recipes

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hebrew national hot dog entertaining

Amidst the wedding madness, my Mom and I hosted a little cookout with a HOT DOG topping bar! We're sharing our 3 recipes created for the party! Chili isn't the only fun topping you can add to a hot dog. We tried some more unusual flavors to top Hebrew National Hot Dogs and our friends loved the outcome - "the 3 P's": Pizza, Peach, + Pepper!  PIZZA SALSA 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons … { read more }

{Recipes} Host a Chic Summer Pool Party

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Hang out poolside with your best friends and enjoy some of these delicious appetizers, refreshing drinks, and recipes straight off the grill! No pool? No worries, these recipes are perfect for any backyard bash! I'm seriously in love with this poolside bash by A Blissful Nest shot by Nicole Benitez Photography! Mix water colors like aqua and turquoise with pops of citrus colors such as … { read more }

Frito-Lay + Fiesta Party Planning!

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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and I'm so excited to be partnering with Frito-Lay and its Tostitos brand to launch the ultimate online destination for fiesta planning. I can’t give away all the details just yet, but the tab will go live this week on Frito-Lay's Facebook Page to celebrate the launch of two new limited-time chip flavors! You absolutely want to click through and … { read more }

{Giveaway} Hosting a Dinner Party with Chicken Caesar Cups!

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Between the book tour + wedding planning, I was glad to find a wee bit of time to schedule a dinner party with some of my besties. My task was to try a twist on the classic "crusted chicken" recipe as part of the Hellman's Chicken Change-Up! So I made mini Italian chicken strips in individual Caesar cups! They were a HIT and a cinch to make! I know how it is when hosting a dinner … { read more }

COCKTAIL PARTIES 101

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Spring and summer cocktail season is upon us! Whether you're whipping up something simple for a few friends or going all out with a black tie soiree, these cocktail tips will have your guests entertaining in style! RECIPES FOR THE PERFECT SIPPER... We're a fan of these 6 Spring Cocktail Recipes (the passion fruit mojito? oh my goodness good!) Toasting with the ladies? We like adding … { read more }

Happy Birthday Pupcakes Recipe!

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pupcakes recipe

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE MY DOG! Henry is a precious English Springer Spaniel who turns 1 today! It seems like yesterday that I brought this little furry guy home. Now he's growing up (tear...). Anyway, I HAD to celebrate being a party blogger and all but only a few days in town this week left me without time to throw a traditional "paw-ty" full of all the touches so I'm opting for … { read more }

2012 Oscar Party Ideas!

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday Night! Are you hosting a party or just watching with your family? Either way, these tips + ideas will come in handy for the big night. Let's start things off with one of my favorite designers - Design Editor - her free printables always rock my world and for this year's Oscars, she didn't disappoint! There is a Cheers! Oscars Drinking Game + a Red Carpet … { read more }

Mardi Gras Party, Printables, + Recipes!

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Thanks to sweet Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event for not only being a new contributing writer to The Bakery Spot but also telling me that Mardi Gras' parties go on beyond Fat Tuesday - the celebrations go on all week! Well, goodness, (a) that's awesome and I wish I lived in New Orleans and (b) I clearly need to read up on Mardi Gras celebrations.. good thing she threw an amazing one and now we get to … { read more }

How to make Pink Party Popcorn!

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PINK PARTY POPCORN INGREDIENTS

Hi Friends! Any popcorn lovers? I'm definitely a popcorn lover. Popcorn is a delicious and easy party food (you don't even have to turn on the oven). I've seen a few different flavored popcorn ideas floating around Pinterest so it had my wheels turning this weekend as I watched college basketball with the fiance and puppy. Feeling rather girly, I decided to create PINK PARTY POPCORN! I'm telling … { read more }

Party in a Pinch: Baked Brie Bites Recipe!

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We like to refer to our house as the "drop by" house.  On the regular I will get a text or phone call from one of my sweet friends saying they are just going to "drop by" for a minute.  I absolutely LOVE to entertain and given plenty of time I will plan out the menu, decor, etc, but casual drop-ins can be a bit tricky, so it is nice to have a some good go-to snacks and drinks on hand for these … { read more }