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Hosting Thanksgiving? Don’t Forget To Do These 12 Things.

Friends, we're on the 48 hour countdown to Thanksgiving. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the planning and prep? Or maybe you're that super organized person who had it all figured out a month ago? Either way, it's a good idea to run through this little list of do's and don'ts to make sure you've got everything in order. Then, it's time to open that bottle of vino and treat yo'self darlings, happy feasting!

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Get the Look: A Stylist’s Home that’s Perfect for Entertaining

Whether you are starting afresh decorating a new home or are looking to revamp your current digs, layering in items that are party-ready (a la Abby Capalbo) makes for the best of spaces. Her home is the epitome of cozy and gorgeous, sprinkled with items that are ready for everything from...

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The Best Hostess Gifts (that Aren’t Wine)

I must admit, I'm a little bummed to not be hosting Thanksgiving this year. I love the planning, prepping and the beautiful chaos of the day (even when I end up kicking everyone out of the kitchen during that last crazy hour of food assembly). But I also love coming up with fun hostess gifts—so I get to shine in that area this year! Are you heading to someone else's abode for this year's feast? Think beyond the wine...

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The 10 Essential Ingredients That Make Up The Perfect Bar

In the great words of interior designer and bar cart expert, Kendall Simmons, this is the renaissance of cocktail culture. And behind every great sips lover is a home bar cart just waiting for your next great get together. Make sure your cocktail station is stocked with essentials, 10 to be exact, and then customize and personalize accordingly. Cin, cin! For...

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These 5 Tips Will Instantly Upgrade Your Next Charcuterie Board

If every meal included a perfectly executed charcuterie board, I would be the happiest of campers. But aside from throwing together random cheeses, salami and crackers, it can be an art form, one of which most of us don't have the 411 on. Boxwood AvenueButter And Salt and Gagewood are coming to the rescue with...

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These Food Stars are Sharing the Secret Recipe for a Killer Cocktail Party

Food mavens and culinary masterminds are just a few of the ways to describe these all stars. Ayesha Curry of Food Network fame and Amanda Haas, culinary director of Williams Sonoma joined creative forces with Sunset magazine to bring you the 5 step process to throwing a...

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Get Ready for Game Day with these Home-Gating Essentials

Whether you're a diehard football fan or just love an excuse to throw a great party, the Football Bettys and Victoria Canada are serving up easy + yummy ideas to add to your game day festivities.  From treats, to sips and accessories too, check out how to add some oomph to your home-gating. Plus the cutest idea for a...

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Five Entertaining Rules You Should Throw Out the Window

When you get a whole grip of event planners in one setting, you better believe that party is going to be a masterpiece. And masterpiece The Planners Affair is. Started as way to get together fellow wedding creatives,  Adriana Marie Events + Pop The Cork Designs, threw a gorgeous outdoor party for all their industry friends captured by ...

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Now this is How You Throw the Last Al Fresco Party of the Summer

It's still officially summer for ten more days. The trees are still green, the sunshine is still gracing our shoulders and that means al fresco parties are still totally game. In fact, squeeze in every last one you can, friends, even if you need a sweater or a few throws if it gets a little too chilly. This shindig from Sip NW and...

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Learn How to Throw the Ultimate (+ Gorgeous) Kids’ Party

We first fell in love with Sweet Vivian's nursery. It's one of our favorites to date and now her 1st birthday, planned by mama bear and Lulu & Georgia founder, Sara Sugarman,along with the ladies of Beijos Events is swooping in as...

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3 Easy Ways to Throw a 20+ Person Party on a Budget

This stunning outdoor party is proof that you don't need a huge budget to wine and dine your loved ones. With three easy tips plus gorgeous inspiration from Rachel of Blue Barn Photography + Anna of Twenty-One Films, pulling off an unforgettable evening is as easy as backyard, batch...

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Turn Girls’ Night into a Backyard Movie Fest under the Stars

Blogger Bri Emry of Designlovefest knows all about making things beautiful and after a recent trip to Japan, she was inspired to host her best girlfriends for cinematic screening in her backyard infused with Japanese sensibilities. The result is downright gorgeous and she is giving us the 411 on hosting your own...

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8 Tips for Throwing a Party Like a Southern Girl

There's no doubt that Southern girls are well-known for their party planning ways and sweet hospitality. From serving up pretty mint juleps to making sure every guest has what they need at all times, they've got soiree skills like no other. So, take a cue from these lovely ladies and get ready to...

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How To Throw the Perfect Summer Brunch for Your Girls

Summer is my favorite for sooo many reasons. The happy hues all around, beach days and seasonal scents that induce a smile. But quite possibly one of the best things these warm days bring? The endless party possibilities, like this sun-kissed brunch from ...

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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...

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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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