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7 Things to Steal from This Blogger’s Weekend To Do List

It’s the weekend, so what’s on your to do list? Hopefully something that’s productive right? This summer, when I am actually home and not traveling I have been making an effort todo something out of the ordinary, change things up a bit. Hopefully something on my list will do the same for you! Cheers to the weekend! xo, Amanda of Fashionable Hostess More ways to get...

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No Time? Try this Super Easy Last-Minute Party Punch Recipe.

As a strive-to-be-the-hostess-with-the-mostest woman myself, I fully admit that planning a party can be a pain in the booty. No matter how much prep and detail you put into a shindig, there's usually one thing that goes wrong. The worst one? Forgetting the cocktails. I've done it once before—but never again, with this genius last-minute recipe from Chloe of Boxwood Avenue. Created by...

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How to Plan an Effortless Backyard Dinner Party

Going alfresco is a no brainer when the summer months hit. Because everything, even dinner, is better outside in the open air. A Savvy Event and Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue are breaking down the easiest way to move your next dinner party outside. The key is fuss-free entertaining ideas like easy party punch and...

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The Best Rosé, White and Bubbly Wines to Sip on this Summer

I love a good cocktail or ice cold beer in the summer, I do. But nothing quite beats having a crisp glass of vino in hand during the warm summer months. Whether it's at a summer wedding, baby shower, a wino...

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10 Things You Need for the Cutest Ever Fourth of July Picnic

July is my jam. I might be a little biased (hello, birthday month!), but really, who doesn't love July? It's filled with sunny beach days, family vacations and of course, Independence Day—my very favorite holiday. Not to mention, it's an opp for al fresco entertaining at it's best. This year, I'm loving the idea of a daytime picnic followed by sunset sparklers and a sweet scene like this one from ...

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10 Summer Serving Pieces for the Hostess with the Mostess

Can we just talk about this pineapple cheese board for a sec? As if I didn't already love the marble + wood combo enough (and pineapples for that matter), this cutie has to go and land itself in my lap. Er, shopping cart I mean. A girl's gotta build her hostess arsenal, no? There's plenty more summer serving goodness where...

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The Ultimate Wine Tasting Guide (Clink! Clink!)

One of my very favorite summer pastimes is sipping on a crisp glass of wine with the sun kissing my shoulders. With a cheese board in arms reach, of course, and good company! Hosting a wine and cheese party is such an easy way to gather your friends without having to cook a big meal. Take a...

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5 Rules To Achieve Perfect Party Host Status

After more than 700 weddings and parties under her belt, Nancy Liu Chin of NLC Designs knows a few things about planning a dinner party or two. But thankfully, you don't need that many events on your entertaining resume to become a perfect party hostess. Instead, just a few tips from the pros. Along with imagery from ...

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The Genius New Brunch Idea We Can’t Wait to Try

Brace yourselves brunch goers, this one next level. And I'm totally stealing the idea. As if floral from 1956blooms atop this table aren't lovely enough on their own, one brass fox styled a gathering that allows each lady to select a signature ...

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How To Be a Master Bartender at Your Next Shindig (Bottoms Up!)

There are a handful of things every good hostess should know how to do: set a table, open a bottle of bubbly, make a tasty appetizer and whip up a...

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Consider this the CliffsNotes to Throwing a Killer Party

It's all about pineapples and great cocktails and comfort food, among other things, and Liz Martin of Charleston Weekender is breaking it...

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Pulling off an Outdoor Party Even the Host Can Enjoy!

Entertaining with ease and grace is usually a learned behavior. One that I am most certainly still perfecting; especially when it comes to outdoor entertaining. There's bugs, inclement weather and other such catastrophes to worry about on top of the usual suspects. Now enter The Rising Tide Society - a group of creatives who get together to wine and dine and talk shop. If anyone knows how to pull off a winning alfresco affair, it's...

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What to Make from this Weekend’s Farmer’s Market Haul

Firstly, I will be borrowing this cheese board menu idea. How cute? A must-pin. This entire spring gathering from Ariane Aumont of Le Picnic is farm-to-table at it's finest and just inspired me to take my farmer's market haul to the next level. From the table made pretty by ...

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Throwing a Dinner Party? Check Gorgeous Table Styling off Your List

We first came across this wildly fabulous dining room from interior designer Kendall Simmons right here. And now Kendell is back to show us two different ways to style your table for a dinner party using 5 core elements. One is gorgeous and decidedly adultish and the other, perfect for the kiddos or...

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Master the Art of a Large Dinner Party

Sometimes bigger is better. Usually that applies to candy stashes and shoe collections and once in awhile... dinner parties. Whether you have 4 guests or 40, there are a certain tricks of the trade that will have you entertaining with ease. Lauren Kelp promise it's doable and if her pop up dinner party hosted with ...

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3 Ingredients You Need for the Prettiest Ever Mother’s Day Brunch

Not only do I love this color-happy Mama's Day brunch for it's personality, but I love that it proves planning a simple party (brunch for Mom) can be super duper easy. With three ingredients: a killer color palette, a gorgeous tabletop and a kick ass menu, you'll be on your way to wowing that lovely lady in your life who set many a pretty table for you. ...

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Entertaining with Abby: An Outdoor Dinner Party

I'm a huge believer in simple entertaining that feels easy and effortless and let's you get out in the yard, kick off your heels and have some fun with your family and friends. And now that the weather is warming up, this no fuss approach is perfect for an outdoor dinner party that centers around simple, gorgeous decor and insanely...

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Our Springtime Playbook: Essentials for the Ultimate Cheese Plate

We could blab on and on about the many virtues of cheese. So much so that we've devoted several posts to this beloved topic. (Proof: here, and here). Cheese boards are an...

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4 Must-Try Herb Pairings for a Spring Cheese Board

I'm pretty confident in my cheese board-makin' skills. As in, I know the cheese lady (well) at my local Whole Foods. But to be honest? Creating the same old spread for gatherings is getting a little boring, so I'm switching it up this spring with a fun twist—the tastiest cheese and herb pairings to elevate your experience. Take a peek below at four mouth-watering combos! Mint + Feta Feta doesn't often...

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9 Wine Tasting Tips Every Hostess Should Know

The best party accessory in my opinion? A glass of vino in my hand. I love nothing more than a crisp glass of rose on a warm evening, a glass of bubbly with oysters and a spicy red with a hearty Italian dish in the middle of winter. And half of enjoying them is getting to know what you love. Plus, it's a great party trick if you love to entertain! Albariño, anyone? Learn the basics of wine tasting below!

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