Lobster Bake Summer Soiree Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Lobster Bake Summer Soiree Planning, Ideas & Supplies

We fell in love with this great lobster party supply bundle that includes Oval Melamine Plates, (4) Butter Dipping Bowls and (1) Pack of 20 Napkins. Not surprisingly we now felt compelled to create an entire summer party around these festive products that could work perfectly for a Father's Day celebration, a 4th of July Party, or as an excuse to gather your friends and family together for no reason at all.

Most Importantly, The Lobster

Since it is summer, do not, we repeat do not fire up your stove and slave for hours trying to create the perfect 3-4 course lobster fest.  It is just too hot outside and truthfully, not worth your time and effort. Especially, since there is a terrific alternative that even if you slave for hours in the kitchen, will taste better than anything you can pull together yourself.  Instead simplify your life by ordering the lobster and all the fixings from Lobster Anywhere.  They will deliver everything from the lobsters and the lobster pot to the shell crackers, seafood forks, and lobster bibs.  Now add some chowder and crab cakes or sea scallops wrapped in bacon for appetizers and finish off with yummy key lime pie for dessert.  One stop shop with overnight delivery to ensure everything is as fresh as possible. Continue Reading →

Best Summer Signature Drink – Iced Tea Cocktails!

Festive Ways to Enjoy Your Iced Tea Cocktails, Best Summer Signature Drink

Iced Tea Cocktails

To Health. To Life. To Tea.
Courtesy of Teatulia

Looking for the newest craze in signature cocktails?  Think  Iced Tea Cocktails!  Tea cocktails are innovative, refreshing, and healthier than other high-caloric options.  Best yet, tea cocktails, one of life’s simplest pleasures, are  not only easy to prepare, they are sure to delight family and friends.  They work equally well served at a barbeque, poolside, ladies night in, dinner party, or even fundraising gala.

The White Tea Smash created by Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray is seriously amazing.  (See recipe below.)  This tea tonic uses fresh herbs, lemon, honey, vodka, and Teatulia White Tea.   Another one of our favorite drinks is the Green Tea Mint Julep. (See recipe below.) The Green Tea Mint Julep contains Teatulia Green Tea, whiskey, simple syrup, lemon, and mint.  It is the perfect drink for a hot summer night or your next A Day at the Races – Horse Racing Theme Party.

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Pool Party Invitations | Summer Fun

Have you walked outside lately?  We spent a week in New York recently and it was so hot and humid we could barely walk around the block.  We headed down to the beach but got bitten alive by biting flies. All I wanted to do at that time was to jump in a cool clean pool and ever since I have been obsessed with the idea of hosting a pool party.  And now that we are home, we have begun planning just such a party for late August, a celebration of family and friends and  our last chance for some summer fun before the kids go back to school.

Step one – choosing our pool party invitation.  We truly believe that choosing an invitation is the equivalent of choosing the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party! A great invitation — even before the party begins creates a sense of anticipation, especially in children.  Think of all the time your own child spends  looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.  We are featuring just a few of our favorites from Zazzle,  and if you order quickly you can still take advantage of their Christmas in July sale and save up to 65% off all invitations!  Even if you missed this sale keep your eye out for the banner that runs across the top of the page – and be sure to click it to save!

As we proceed with the plans, we will continue to update you on all the other details for our pool party including party favors, party decor, and even food and drink ideas.

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Preppy Blue Ocean Party Supplies

Unique Entertaining & Hostess Wedding Gifts

Hostess and Entertaining Wedding Gifts

Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls |Blenheim Napkin Rings and Placecard Holders |Essex Silver Creamer | Mint Julep Cups

One of my favorite couples is finally getting married.  Shannon and Joe have been together for 7 years.  I have had the honor of watching their relationship grow from smitten on their first date to a loving, supportive, and still smitten mature couple.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special — something memorable.  Yes, I went rogue but I don't think anyone is complaining.

So the next time I tackled this gifting project, I went directly to Layla Grayce's selection of elegant and unique wedding gifts. I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to Party Idea {Pros} Classic Elegance party package.

Hostess & Entertaining Wedding Gifts: White Ceramic Cake Plates

White Footed Square Cake Stand | Pedestal Cake Plate | Ceramic White Cake Plates With Green Ribbon

In addition to the above feature pieces, I also fell in love will all three of these white ceramic cake plates.

In the end I chose the Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls because of their versatility.  These petite silver-plated brass bowls had that perfect touch of personality I was looking for.  I loved the fact that this set of six bowls could not only be filled with sweeteners for coffee and tea  but could also be filled with flowers, candy, and trinkets for a beautiful table display.  With so many options I hope my friends will come to treasure these little bowls and the memories they help create.
This is my wish for Shannon and Joe
May you celebrate life fully and always.

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One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale

Shop everything you need from kitchen tools to cookbooks to furnishing to help create both the perfect meal and perfect ambiance.for enjoying a simple or special meal. Eating has never been this easy or fun!

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen sale is here just in time for summer entertaining! This is one of the best sales of the year because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers! Below are some of my favorite sales they are hosting. Remember, One Kings Lane sales only last 72 hours so when you see an item you love you should definitely buy it! This Day Of Kitchen sale is live from today-4/26. Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring and summer!

 The Spring Table Sale at One Kings Lane

The Spring Table Sale at One Kings Lane

Set a table that blooms with these light, bright entertaining necessities. Full of floral dishes, playfully printed table linens, and vibrant flatware, we’ve got something to freshen up every spring soiree.

Composed Counter Sale at One Kings Lane

From cookware inherited for your first apartment to the bone white china on your wedding registry, a fully-equipped kitchen is a highly-personal thing of beauty. For those missing a few key pieces, we've created a collection of kitchen essentials, perfect for function, family, and entertaining.

Entertaining Essentials Sale at One Kings Lane
Warm days and balmy nights — this season is just made for entertaining. Whether you're planning a casual alfresco brunch or an elaborate outdoor party, these colorful wine glasses, tumblers, coasters and cake stands make every occasion stylish and chic.

The Eat-In Kitchen Sale at One Kings Lane

The eat-in kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. It’s where friends and family gather, meals are prepped and served, and memories are made. We selected our favorite kitchen and dining finds, from furniture to table linens, so you can create your own freshly-styled, functional eat-in kitchen.

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5 Best Great Gatsby Summer Party Invitations

Great Gatsby Art Deco Roaring 20s Party Invitations

We have put together an inspiration board of our favorite Great Gatsby|Art Deco | Roaring 20s Party Invitations.  With the release of The Great Gatsby movie on May 10th we think it would be so much fun to begin your summer weekend entertaining with a Great Gatsby costume party.  It would certainly set the mood for the rest of the summer.

Roaring 20's Flapper Girl Retro Invitations | Uptown Affair invitationArt Deco Save The Date Photo Cards Personalized Invite  | Vintage Art Deco 1920s Postage Stamp  | Ascot Chic Art Deco Invitation

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