Ripped from the Headlines Halloween Party

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Ripped From the Headlines Halloween Party

by Lauren

2015 has been quite the year. We were so inspired by this Great Gets post imagining Halloween costumes ripped from the headlines. Theme your Halloween and create a ripped from the headlines Halloween party! Tell your guests to arrive in costumes straight off the front page and the evening news — between politics, sports, and culture, there’s plenty to choose from! These costumes are easy, fun, and add a touch of humor and pop culture knowledge to any Halloween party. And yes although some of the featured costumes are satirical and poke a bit of fun at politicians and other public figures, we have made a conscious decision not to feature costumes we deem disrespectful, or have the potential to incite violence or foster hatred and we implore you to do the same.  Please no Caitlyn Jenner or Black Lives Matter costumes, and please, please stay away from anything and everything ISIS.

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Best Ever Meatloaf Recipe

One Meatloaf Recipe to Rule Them All, Best Ever Meatloaf Recipe

Bon Appétit’s One Meatloaf Recipe to Rule Them All | Article By Dawn Perry | Photo by Alex Lau

Best Ever Meatloaf Recipe

We are always searching for the perfect meatloaf recipe for one of of all time favorite dinner party themes, the ultra casual but oh so much fun  Gastropub | Craft Beer Dinner Party.  So we were thrilled to have found this recipe for the One Meatloaf to Rule Them All. It turns out that over the course of two weeks, Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and author  Dawn Perry ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of their regular diet, Jessie had taken on the noble task of developing Bon Appétit’s Best Meatloaf. Not a turkey loaf, not a lentil loaf, a meatloaf. It doesn’t sound pretty. Go on, say it, “Meat. Loaf.” But a meatloaf like this one is a thing of beauty.

Here is not only the recipe but also a description of what went into developing their recipe for the best meatloaf ever. Continue Reading →

Fashion Re-Imagined >> Party Pretty in Game of Thrones Inspired Style

With the premier of Game of Thrones Season 4 just a few weeks away (April 6th) , we are going wild for anything and everything Game of Thrones related. We have already posted a few Fun Recipes for your Game of Thrones Party.  Today we are focusing our attention on  style inspired by Game of Thrones.  Our friends over at Great Gets put together this fun pictorial which will not only get you in the mood for more Game of Thrones, it might even inspire your own fashion choices.  Party Pretty!

Unfortunately, the outfits in the slideshow were not sourced but we think any of these dresses from Shopbop would be fabulous to wear to a Game of Thrones viewing party. Can’t you just imagine Melisandre or Cersei Lannister choosing to wear one of these fierce red dresses today?

Dolce Vita Diamante Dress Jenni Kayne Crossover Dress Free People French Court SlipFor Love & Lemons Velvet Anna Dress

Or here are a few Shopbop versions of Daenerys Targaryen blue dress from Season 3

Vionnet Sleeveless DressDerek Lam Sleeveless Dress with Full SkirtThakoon Sleeveless A Line DressISSA Metallic Chiffon Open Back Gown

Party Hearty!

Fun Recipe Ideas for Your Game of Thrones Viewing Party!

Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook

With Game of Thrones set to resume its Sunday evening time slot on April 5th,2015, so will our weekly Game of Thrones viewing parties. This year, however, we will be prepared with recipes inspired by Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew we will certainly eat well and most probably, way too much. Continue Reading →