2012 Oscar Party Ideas!

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oscar cocktails

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 … { Continue Reading }

Mardi Gras Party, Printables, + Recipes!

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mardi gras free printables
mardi gras

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 … { Continue Reading }

How to make Pink Party Popcorn!

PINK PARTY POPCORN INGREDIENTS
PINK PARTY POPCORN INGREDIENTS
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 … { Continue Reading }

Party in a Pinch: Baked Brie Bites Recipe!

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baked brie bites
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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 … { Continue Reading }

Valentine’s Love Potion Floats

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Valentine's Drink Recipe

Valentine's Day is less than 3 weeks away! We've invited Audrey Novak of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats back again to share a sweet little drink to whip up for your lovies. Audrey is always full of the cutest (and most delicious) ideas. Take it away, Audrey! love Potion Floats I have a super CUTE, super EASY and super YUMMY Valentine's Day treat to share with you all! Let me introduce you to LOVE … { Continue Reading }

Easy Dinner Party Recipe: Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

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creamy chicken pasta skillet recipe

If you know me, you know I love desserts. I spend countless hours designing up, baking, and decorating elaborate treats for dinner parties (I even have another blog devoted to those sweet somethings). So when it comes to the actual meal, I'm usually covered in flour, exhausted, and totally clueless as to what to serve guests before dessert. I have to remember not everyone views cupcakes at the top … { Continue Reading }

Easy & Delicious Party Recipe!

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bean enchillada casserole from conagra and kroger 2
bean enchillada casserole from conagra and kroger 2

Hosting a dinner party? Game Night? Superbowl watching party? There are countless reasons for needing a delicious go-to recipe for parties! An easy recipe is also important - we're all incredibly busy. Thankfully, I found one! I made it last night for dinner, and it received RAVE reviews. This is definitely my new "go-to" for an easy and delicious dinner. It took me less than 30 minutes to make … { Continue Reading }

Valentine’s Day Cookie Pop Tutorial

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valentine's day cookie pops

Valentine's Day is a little over a month away - can you believe it? Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It's full of pink, red, and CUTE! Miriam of Miriam Corona Events has stopped by to share a delicious little Valentine's tutorial - Cranberry Cookie Pop Tutorial. Whip up these cuties for Valentine's day parties, treats for your loved ones, etc! Recipe 2 1/4 CUPS … { Continue Reading }

Kris Kringle’s Hot Buttered Rum & Red Velvet Bites!

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red velvet cheesecake bites

A lot of readers ask what type of treats I love to give to friends over the holidays. They are looking for easy, delicious recipes that are perfect to give away. Check out some bite size Christmas treats here as well as some easy recipes here. For another idea, I took a few pictures of the RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BITES I gave away to my friends this year! Pair these with a hot buttered rum recipe … { Continue Reading }

Holiday Cocktail Recipe + Giveaway!

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Serving up fabulous cocktails and mocktails is a holiday tradition in my family. We like to get creative with the ingredients and concoct our own sweet creations. Sierra Mist asked me to whip up a delicious cocktail using their all-natural drink so take a look at the recipe I created (and I LOVE that their soda has no artificial flavors - it's real sugar!). SPARKLING APPLE MIST I love the taste … { Continue Reading }