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A Party Inspired by All Things Donut

I can't think of a better reason to celebrate than the Day o' Donut. Otherwise known as National Donut Day. The sweetest sweet treat is getting a full blown party courtesy of Paper Heart Patisserie and Milou + Olin and it couldn't be cuter.

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Buttermilk Cake Donuts with Raspberry Glaze + DIY Donut Tips and Tricks

Guess what? It's National Donut Day! I'm sure your favorite morning treat has already graced your instagram and facebook feeds a million times over but we're about to turn it up a notch courtesy of Milou + Olin. Behold the Buttermilk Cake Donut with Raspberry glaze. A treat so worthy of a splurge. Plus, bakers extraordinaire, ...

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14 Must-Make Donuts for National Donut Day

I have maybe the biggest sweet tooth ever. Candy, ice cream, cakes, cookies — dessert is my favorite meal of the day. But there's something extra special about a...

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Get the low down on donuts from Dough Brooklyn

National Donut Day celebrates one of America's favorite and most decadent desserts, donuts. Gone are the days of your run of the mill donuts, today, you can get just about anything on top of these melt in your mouth goodies. We enlisted the help of an expert Pastry-chef Fany Gerson from Brooklyn's famous Dough to share how she'll be celebrating National Donut Day and more. How did you get into the donut industry? I had been a...

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Balsamic Onion, Heirloom Tomato & Three Cheese Focaccia

The search is over—we've discovered the perfect recipe for entertaining and it may be the most delicious thing we've ever seen! Jessica of A Happy Food Dance's recipe for homemade focaccia bakes three toppings, sauteed balsamic onions, heirloom tomatoes with garlic and basil and three cheese rosemary, right into the dough for incredible flavors. We'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite here, but Jessica of...

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Host a Garden Party

Got spring (almost summer) fever? What better way to celebrate the season of butterflies and blossoms than with a garden party. We're smitten with this tablescape styled by Amanda of Fashionable Hostess. Pastel glassware, petite treats and the prettiest spring flowers—it's all so lovely! From Fashionable Hostess... When envisioning this table I wanted to incorporate a lot of greens, so the...

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How to Pack for a Picnic

As soon as the forecast calls for sunny and warm weather, we've got picnic on the brain. Lazing on grassy lawns, alfresco dining (Aren't picnic foods are the best?), tossing the ol' frisbee—it's seriously the best way to spend an afternoon. No stranger to picnics herself, Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha has the art of picnicking down pat, and we're sharing her best tips below! From...

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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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