Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining

Fall party time is a great time for all the fun, unique decor and great food.

(BPT) – The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You’ve said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a few smart tips you’ll fall in love with hosting fall gatherings.

Extend the fun feeling of summer entertaining into the autumn months by taking a few simple steps to create a memorable experience.

Switch up dishes: The cool dishes of summer should be swapped with savory recipes that feature hearty ingredients. A roast or slow-cooker meal is the perfect option. Visit the farmers market and feature local fresh harvest foods. In addition to standard drinks like water and soda, offer a signature warm beverage, such as spicy hot apple cider.

Enjoy the night: Autumn evenings are spectacular, with cool temperatures and star-studded skies. Serve dinner al fresco and then ask guests to stay to gather around the bonfire to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Add an element of entertainment and guests will enjoy themselves all night. Continue reading

Little Girl’s First Birthday Party

Antique high chair painted white

Antique high chair painted white

When planning our granddaughter’s first birthday party my daughter-in-law wanted it to be very special.  It was their first child and they were very excited to celebrate this milestone.

We had bought an antique high chair at a cute store in Kimmswick, MO before our granddaughter was born.  Our son painted the high chair white for this special occasion and it turned out very pretty.

First year of life photo banner

First year of life photo banner

A sign was hung behind the high chair for the party that said “Evelyn Turns One” along with some pretty pink paper flowers on the wall.  The tables were covered in dark and light pink table covers.  On the gift table there was a strand of photos of Evelyn from birth to 1 Year Old.  Pretty pink balloons were put on the tables.   Continue reading

Valentine School Party Ideas

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Plan a Great School Valentine Party with ideas from eventandpartyideas.com

 

 

 

Are you in charge of your child’s class Valentine Party or having a party of your own for your kids?  Finding games and snacks to make the party a big hit is stressful.  We are here to help.  We have done the searching for you.  Relax and have fun!

 

 

 

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Last minute DIY tips for backyard hosting

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Outdoor Party Entertaining

(BPT) – Summer means outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a family reunion or a birthday party, you’ll want to make the backyard get together memorable. Here are some quick DIY ideas to help you get ready for a fun, stress-free gathering.

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Celebrate and save with 8 affordable entertainment tips

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Party Sandwich

(BPT) – Celebrating with family and friends is the perfect way to elevate any holiday or festive occasion. If you’re tasked with hosting the event, you have a lot to get done. As you create your to-do list, it can be overwhelming looking at just how much you have to purchase. But hosting a great party doesn’t require you to spend a small fortune.

Hosting a fun affair on a budget is possible with a few simple tips and tricks. Consider these eight ideas to ensure guests have a memorable time and you keep more of your hard-earned money.

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Fresh Wreaths for the Holidays

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Fresh Wreath embellished with berries, oranges, cinnamon and chilis.

 There is nothing more beautiful than a fresh wreath for the holidays. There are fresh evergreen wreaths that you can embellish with dried oranges, pepper berries, chilis, seeds of all sorts, cinnamon sticks or juniper berries. Or you can try a fresh Bay Wreath with nothing added but a ribbon. They are elegant and simple. Fresh wreaths can have added impact with eucalyptus and pinecones. There is such a variety of both eucalyptus and pinecones that you could change the look of the wreath just by the way your arrange them.

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