• Mari

    We play festive music and put up décor that creates an ambiance.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    June 06, 2012
  • Erica Best

    I love having bring a dish party it help everyone feel like that are a part of it and it keep me from having to cook everything and every love to show of by bring the best dish.

    June 06, 2012
  • Debra F

    I do like entertaining and my favorite thing is to do theme parties. I customize my food, drinks and decorations/decor around a theme and everyone really enjoys it….I just try not to get too hokey!

    June 05, 2012
  • ewhatley

    We have a theme for every event and encourage guests to dress accordingly.

    June 05, 2012
  • So if I had one cocktail of each on this post, that wouldn’t make me an alcoholic right?

    And I agree with Lana – you should totally do an e-book on cocktails!

    When I throw parties, I make them festive by making the prettiest desserts possible, and using the nicest China pattern I have on hand, unless the party gets too big. Then I’ll just use paper plates.

    May 31, 2012
  • Fruit on sticks makes ANY party more fun! :)

    May 18, 2012
  • To set the mood for a festive party it’s all about music for me, so I play with my playlists a bit before and create a special one for each party!

    May 16, 2012
  • The drinks look fantastic. Great ideas for a future party. I also love your advice in the end.

    May 14, 2012
  • Conversation cards are a great way for people to get to know each other. Put a fun question on each card and people have to talk about their life then.

    May 11, 2012
  • Liz

    Love these shots, and the site’s new look. Can we get together for cocktail afternoon again soon?


    May 11, 2012
    • Thanks Liz! Afternoon cocktails would be PERFECT!!!! Just let me know when. :)

      May 11, 2012
  • Karen

    Cocktails are always the best way to make a party more festive. Its fun finding just the right recipe to serve at the party and even better when the cocktail is a hit with the guests.

    May 11, 2012
  • Don’t let the fear of flavor boredom impact your next gathering. Serve cranberry in a way that everyone will enjoy: cocktails! The fruit makes a great beverage base—and while everyone is used to it in Cosmos (snooze), it can spice up a number of other exciting drinks at a holiday party.

    May 10, 2012
  • katie

    That Madras looks delicious! The cocktails look beautiful!

    May 10, 2012
  • Ironically, I was just looking at my vat of limoncello we made last year and wondering what the French toast to do with it other than just sip away (that’s a lot of sipping). Your idea for the Sgroppino is FANTASTIC – totally using that. Except I have no idea how to pronounce it. :)
    The madras looks pretty tasty, too! :)

    May 09, 2012
  • I don’t know what cocktail I would choose! The played-with Sgroppino can be a dessert ( I need to eliminate, to make room:)
    Seriously, these are some great drinks! Are you going to do an e-book on cocktails? It would be fun!

    May 09, 2012

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