Entertaining Ideas

Small Table Solutions for Holiday Dinners

Dining room tables and family celebrations come in all sizes – even small.  This post shares a few tips for decorating a small table without sacrificing precious space.

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A Simple DIY Patio Tablecloth

Want to change the look of your round patio table fast, and on budget?  Check out this easy and practical idea.

 

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2016 Summer Style Boards

Getting your garden ready for entertaining?  Check out these summer style boards for fresh ideas for your outdoor living space.

2016 Summer Style Boards

A Pretty Birthday Brunch

Using vintage linens, whimsical china, and good old grocery store carnations, I had fun setting the table for my mom’s birthday brunch.

A Pretty Birthday Brunch

Three Ways to Simplify Party Hosting

Hosting a party doesn’t have to be stressful.  With a little advance planning, you can relax and enjoy your party.  To access the post, click on the photo.

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Three Ways to Simplify Party Hosting

Six Tips for a Memorable Tablescape

It’s fun designing a tablescape, and so easy with these six tips.

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Six Tips for a Memorable Tablescape

Entertaining on a Shoestring

When planning a memorable event for your guests, it’s more important to have a little creativity than a lot of money.  Check out my three ideas for entertaining on a budget.

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Three Budget Friendly Party Decorating Ideas

Saying Goodbye in Style

Another time creativity comes in handy is when we lose a loved one and are faced with planning a fitting farewell.  A cookie cutter memorial was out of the question when we planned a Goodbye to a Special Lady.

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Celebration of Life Party: Saying Goodbye to a Special Lady

 An Elegant, Casual Dinner Party

And in this post, my mother, Erika, plans a fun and casual fall dinner party.

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Elegant Fall Dinner Party

English Manor House Rules

Mom also gives us a few pointers on setting a formal table – and also some amusing stories from her days working in an English manor house in the 1950s.

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Table Settings: Lessons from a real English manor house

A Pest-Free Patio Party

Pests ruining your outdoor parties?  Check out these tips.

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A bug-free patio party

Entertain in Style with Your Own Custom-Made Tray

Can’t find a serving tray you like?  Make your own from an old cookie sheet.

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A Tropical Makeover for an Old Cookie Sheet

A DIY Holiday Cake Stand

Elevating food at varying heights really adds elegance and interest to a party’s food table.  I had fun making this easy DIY cake stand, and finished it in time for my holiday party.

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A DIY Holiday Cake Stand

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