Ask my grandmother what help she had when she’d throw a dinner party back in the day and her reply will be: “Absolutely none. I’d start from scratch with a few old recipes my mother scribbled down into a notebook.”
Thankfully nowadays, we have apps like Panna to make our dinner party experience that much better. Panna is the video cooking app that allows you to stream and follow step-by-step recipes from master chefs across America—all the while in your own kitchen. Sounds too good to be true? Guess again!
We always envy our friends who can whip a plate of delicious AND gorgeous cookies that somehow capture the essence of whatever party or event they are hosting. For Ashley's baby shower, Vicki managed to create darling intricately decorated baby carriage cookies and always has a plate of fabulous football field cookies at the entrance to her legendary college football viewing parties.
I always chocked up Vicki's baking and decorating talents to the “things her mother taught her” category. Much to my surprise, Vicki recently revealed her secret to me. She sprung the $40.00 to take Anne Yorks online Celebrate with Cookies – 19 Favorite Cookie Decorating Designs Craftsy class! Yep! I guess we now have no excuse to serve plain rather than decorated cookies! And it turns out Vicki not only watched Anne Yorks' class, she has been enrolling in Craftsy cooking decorating classes for years! According to Vicki, each class helps her practice and perfect her technique.
We, like many of you, are obsessed with air plants & succulents. A stunning succulent arrangement can transform a room from fine to fabulous, instantly. Yes, to some extent all plants and flower arrangements add color and life to a room, but succulent arrangements also add a modern sensibility. The muted colors and multiple textures work to create a warmth and serenity whether used in a party centerpiece or in the form of a wreath gracing your front door. So today, we want to introduce you to an online Craftsy class on HOW2 make stylish container compositions with gorgeous succulents! Learn to make your own bouquets, terrariums, wreaths and more. Continue Reading →
Based on our last post about assembling Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars, you can tell it is time we stretch a bit and not rely solely on a cut and paste approach to party treats & desserts. We think it is time to finally hone our cake decorating skills by at least brushing up on the tricks experts use to create incredible & unique buttercream cake designs. We plan to download this Craftsy eGuide now while it’s free and hope you do to >> Let's learn together! eGuide: Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas
Many of our favorite deals are listed right here in Purple Yes, right here in the sidebar to make it extra easy to take advantage of the best holiday deals on everything and anything you might need to host or attend the best party ever! The rest are on our new post devoted to 2017’s BEST December Let’s Party Deals. Party Hearty!