If you are entertaining this winter season, then you need to know how to make a shaar·koo·tr·ee board. Why, because we all need to enjoy sitting around the table connecting with one another after this year! Here are my how to tips for creating your own amazing charcuterie board whether big or small, it will make be a staple on your holiday entertaining table.
|1| Start with the holiday theme. What does that mean? If it is Thanksgiving, think of the word "gathering" and the colors of "orange, rust, brown, yellow and green." If it is Christmas, think of the word "celebrate" and the colors of "red, green, silver, gold." If it is Hanukkah, think of the word "festive" and the colors of "blue, white, yellow and silver."Read More
As we start to get back to gatherings, many of us are hosting events at our home. From graduations, birthdays, baby showers and more we can start celebrating our life's occasions again! I have been the event planner to many outdoor parties this year, which comes along with a lot of planning.
See my party checklist for hosting your next event at home.Read More
If you are entertaining this summer, consider making a bold color choice. We all have been inside and are in need of cheering up with a bit of vibrancy in our life!
For this tabletop design I choose the color yellow, because it just made me happy! There are so many color hues you can choose like, red, blue, orange or pink. Once, you choose the color let it be your muse for the dining table inspiration.Read More
We are fully into summer now, which means a lot of backyard gatherings in our Midwest oasis!? Now, I do have a biases to the outdoors being from California and I know sometimes summers out here don't feel like an oasis, but I will not give up! Together, with a team of creatives we set this stunning table escape in the gardens of Allerton.
|1| Select your inspirational linen. In selecting the hydrangea linen called, Garden Oasis, I wanted the surrounding flowers to be a part of the dining experience. Also, the bright colors of blue, pink, green and orange brought a lightness & happiness to the setting.Read More
It is start to spring and summer gatherings! We have all experienced different growths, wins and losses then we started this year, but the biggest takeaway is we did grow ourselves! Now, we can simply be in the present moment with our close family & friends to celebrate together safely. Here are some alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks ideas as well as entertaining tips for you next hosted gathering!
Remember, as the hostess, of your family gathering creating a simple & easy experience for your guests is the priority. If you aren't able to celebrate with your close family & friends, consider coming up with a signature cocktail or mocktail to send in a fun package with all the ingredients & recipe!Read More