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29 Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat

Fruity, creamy, boozy—the possibilities are endless and oh-so-delicious when it comes to popsicles. If you're looking for new and tasty ways to beat the heat, these 29 mouthwatering flavor combos will blow your mind. From watermelon mojito to creamy fudgsicles, plus game changers like black forest cake, winesicles and even creme brulee, these frozen treats are perfect on a hot day.

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Host the Best Pool Party Ever

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it's time to start writing down your summer bucket list. In the top spot? Throwing the hottest pool party of the summer—maybe even ever. With a little help, you've got this. Once the food and...

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Summer Entertaining Tips

Memorial Day is the unofficial (yet somewhat official) start to summer in our house, and we may or may not start the summer count down around Christmas. It's kind of a big deal around these parts. And after the winter we had up here in New England, we are beyond ready to take the party outside for a change. So before you break out the BBQ this weekend, here are a few tried and true summer entertaining tips from casa Capalbo...  1. Keep...

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26 Foods Even More Fun on a Stick

When food is bite size and served on a stick, it's just too easy to pop one (or two or three) in your mouth. Come party time, these 26 skewered sweet and savory bites will be a hit with your guests. Pancakes, po' boys, salad and strawberry shortcake—you'll be surprised at how your favorite foods are even better turned into party perfect pops!

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A Seaglass Inspired Tablescape with Pier 1 Imports + DIY Ombre Votives

Inspired by the pale shades of sea glass and the prettiest outdoor wares from Pier 1 Imports, we set out to craft a tablescape that is worthy of a summer celebration. Taking simple pieces with natural textures and a range of blue and green hues, we set the scene for an outdoor party that feels elegant and easy breezy all at once.

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14 Outdoor Party Games For Your Next Spring Bash

With the days getting warmer and the nights getting shorter, you're bound to soon be hosting an outdoor bash to celebrate the season -- and why not make your next fete extra-fun by including some party games in the mix? We rounded up a group of our fun-for-all-ages favorites right here, so click through, and let the games begin!

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The Perfectly Classic Martini

When it comes to the serious business of cocktails, sometimes you just can't beat a classic. And there isn't a classic we love more than the Martini. This sinfully simple, yet tasty drink will forever top our lists. Now all we have to do is master how to make one at home! Thanks to the experts at Bon Appetit, we are ready to sit back...

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Girly Grill Inspiration For Your Next BBQ Bash

Why let the boys have all the fun? Take matters -- and tongs -- into your own hands, and feel confident commanding the grill with some SMP-approved BBQ inspiration in mind! Click through the slideshow, and get inspired to re-create some of the delicious dishes shown or create something completely new -- and totally you! -- with the stylish kitchen and grill accessories we picked out.

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18 Essential Entertaining Pitcher Drinks

With spring in the air, and thirsty friends popping by at every turn, it's always a great idea to have a favorite pitcher of beverage -- boozy or not -- on hand just in case. With that in mind, we pulled together eighteen of our favorite flavored waters, sangrias, margaritas, and lemonades -- all so good that they each deserve their own pitcher at your next backyard bash!

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17 Fabulous DIY Flower Arrangements

If you want to give your dining room table, next spring bash, of best friend's hostess gift a little extra special touch, why not try putting together a homemade floral arrangement?! Even if you've never made one before, this inspirational list of our all-time favorite DIY floral arrangements -- complete with how-tos and some hot tips from the experts -- will ensure your finished florals look fabulous!

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15 Brunch Cocktails Everyone Will Love

Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, the impending arrival of summer, or just hanging out with girlfriends, let us tell you a cocktail at brunch time is much deserved. Click through the slideshow below to pick out one (or two!) of the delicious cocktails on our list, and ensure everyone at your next brunch bash will definitely get in the spirit!

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Glamorous Spring Dinner Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal®

When it comes to springtime entertaining, we're all about unexpected glamour. Case in point? Achieving that high-end look for less with a little glitz and a splash of color. We've added a midas touch to our favorite Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates, allowing us to entertain effortlessly (hellooo easy clean-up!) and coordinate perfectly. Elegant, yet easy...

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A Must Make Dessert for Your Next Party

There are a million reasons why this Lemon Tart needs to be front and center at your next shindig and here's a few. A) It's gorgeous and B) It sounds insanely yummy. Did we also mention that it's gorgeous? That is high up on our priorities list when picking a party dessert. Crafted by Zen Eats along with photography by ...

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A Modern Mexican Soiree

This modern fiesta not only blows any Cinco de Mayo party I've ever been to straight out of the water but would be pretty amazing any day of the year. It's lunch and tequila tasting crafted by Modern Dame, along with bougainvillea and cactus pairings by MTF Studio and lots of pretty imagery by ...

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How to Host an Impromptu Fiesta for Cinco De Mayo

We're not sure how anyone can possibly forget about a holiday filled with delicious tacos and margaritas, but it happens. If Cinco de Mayo snuck up on you this year, don't panic—you can host an impromptu fiesta in a pinch! Check out our handy slideshow below for quick and easy tips to celebrate the best holiday ever. Now that you have the food covered, get some Cinco de Mayo decor inspiration below!  ...

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Host the Perfect Spring Night at Home

We love picnics and parks on spring days, but a night in with friends can be equally fun—especially if snacks and wine are involved! "The definition of ‘a perfect spring night’ to me is a night spent on a comfy couch or porch with a delicious bottle of rosé wine, light snacks, beautiful flowers, and great friends," says Amanda of Fashionable Hostess. Read on for her tips on hosting a fabulous spring night in! Start with a great wine.

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Outdoor Garden Dinner Soiree

'Tis the season to take the party outside and eating, sipping and getting a healthy dose of Vitamin D are all a part of that. It's as simple as a perfectly executed dining table by Sterling Social with a punch of ikat, a splash of blue and flowers by Hidden Garden Floral Studio in a sea of white. Recreate this look with...

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10 Tips for an Effortless yet Elegant Cocktail Party

I love a good cocktail party. Like in a big way. The mingling, the mixing, the excuse for that extra glass of bubbly - it's kind of my happy place. Since I adore them so much, I'll find any excuse in the book to host them, and I've learned a few things along the way. So it's time to share the secrets with all of y'all. It's my effort to bring the cocktail party back, because there really isn't anything better. xoxo Abby Capalbo...

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25 Party Foods You Have to Try Right Now

The perfect party food should have great presentation, be easy to eat and, of course, taste delicious! We've found that if it's bite-size or served on a stick, it'll likely be a crowd-pleaser, and bonus points go to anything covered in rainbow sprinkles. Get inspired by 25 of our favorite ideas for party foods, including some unexpected twists on comfort food favorites! If you're looking for more party perfect treats, check out these...

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30 of the Best Party DIYs Ever

Once you spend more than a minute on this here blog, you'll get that we are serious about our parties. So much so that we have a crazy good collection of themes and food ideas...

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