Category Archives: Party Planning

How to Throw a Pirate Birthday Party

Ahoy Mateys! Kids of all ages love pirates, the legends, the stories, and the mystery. From very simple pirate stories and ideas for the young ones, to more complex and thrilling pirate stories for the older kids. A pirate party is the perfect way to celebrate any birthday! Creating your own pirate soiree can be easier than  Continue Reading »

5 Amazing Backyard Barbecue Party Recipes

  The Backyard Barbecue; Summer’s Perfect Dinner Party.  Whether formal or  casual, a barbecue can be enjoyed by young and old. We’ve come up with some amazing recipes that will impress your guests and have them begging for your secrets.   Teriyaki Chicken or Beef Skewers Italian Stuffed Turkey Burgers Strawberry Pecan Salad Amazingly Cheesy  Continue Reading »

Party Recipes – Sweet Snacks

  A must-have at any gathering, simple or elegant. Sweet treats give your guests something to nibble on, and can be served after a meal, as a precursor to dessert, or as the dessert itself! One thing is for sure, everyone appreciates some sweet snacks. Here are a few ideas to get you started.    Continue Reading »

Party Recipes – Cold Dips

  Everyone loves a good dip- served with chips, crackers, veggies or fruit, you can never go wrong with a great dip recipe!   Spinach Dip Tried and true – always delicious 10 oz              Spinach, frozen, chopped 1 small can   Water Chestnuts, chopped 8 oz                 Sour Cream 1 Cup             Mayonnaise 1/4 Cup          Onion, finely chopped  Continue Reading »

Party Recipes – Appetizers

Hot Appetizers Warm appetizers fill your space with delicious aromas and warm your party guest’s heart and soul. Party Meatballs A party-pleasing standard, easy to simplify 2 lbs              Ground Beef 1 Cup             Bread crumbs or Cracker Crumbs 1/2 Cup          Onions, finely chopped 2                   Eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp           Fresh Parsley, chopped 1 1/2 tsp        Salt  Continue Reading »

Birthday Cupcake Cones with a Surprise Inside

  Who doesn’t love cupcake cones? These fun, whimsical birthday treats have adorned many parties. And why not, kids love them. They’re fun, easy and always a hit!  I’ve made them a time or two for my own kids, and I’ll be the first to admit, the original version is…well,  nearly perfect!  Why mess with  Continue Reading »

Host A Poker Party

  When you hear “Poker Night” what comes to mind? A few guys gathered round a table in a smoky room, a bowl of stale potato chips, several beer cans and a few cigars? It’s time to put that stereotype to rest! Poker parties are fun for all ages. Men, women and even children are  Continue Reading »

7 Easy Birthday Cakes

  Your five year old is over-the-top excited for her Princess Birthday Party. Your local bakery has no princess cake. What’s a mom to do? Bake it yourself of course! Sometimes the idea of baking and decorating your own cake can seem a bit overwhelming. But it really can be quite easy if you break  Continue Reading »

Ahoy Matey – Throw A Pirate Party

September 19th is known as International Talk Like A Pirate Day. What a great time to throw a Pirate Party! Of course any time of year would be just as much fun. Whether you are hosting a child’s birthday party or an adult gathering, landlubbers will be delighted and entertained.     Invitations Create your  Continue Reading »

How To Make Homemade Marshmallows

  Last summer my sister got married at dusk in a beautiful backyard wedding. It was perfect in every way. There were twinkling lights hanging from all the trees, there was a pretty arbor covered with flowers, and there were s’mores. Who doesn’t love a s’more? Toasted oohey gooey deliciousness. Melty chocolate. Crispy graham. In my opinion it  Continue Reading »


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