Happy Monday, My Lovelies!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I know I sure did! It was a busy weekend filled with family and friends along with copious amounts of champagne and chocolate. Literally, I took treat yo’ self to a whole new level. With my Valentine’s Day Bar Cart being fully stocked with champagne it was rather hard to not indulge.
I loveeee decorating my bar cart for holidays, it’s just so festive and fun. I may leave this little display up for the rest of the month since I only decked it out a few days ago thanks to February just flying by. The Target dollar spot is the absolute best for decorating something like the bar cart because you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make it cute and festive. That Charles Ninot champagne is one of my favorites. My mother-in-law taste tested so many different bottles to find the perfect one for our wedding rehearsal dinner. The bottle with the pink bow is one of the left over bottles from that dinner!
One of my favorite touches on the bar cart are the crystal decanters. Don’t they just make the overall look feel fancier?!? I think it does!
Do you remember my Valentine’s Day post from last year? The one where I talked about these pink glasses I had been swooning over? If you have no idea what I’m talking about make sure and stop by this post. WELL….I FINALLY got my glasses!! It took five years, but I finally got them. However, I didn’t buy them from the cranky man who insisted on the $40 price per glass. Thanks to this Glitter Guide Post, I found them!! Seriously, I was over the moon excited because they were the exact glasses I had been wanting! So thanks, Glitter Guide!!
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Cheers to a fabulous week!
The countdown to midnight is on so grab the bubbly, confetti, and that sequin top you’ve been dying to wear. All the glitz and glamour paired with a fresh start makes New Year’s one of the best holidays. Not to mention it’s the perfect holiday for copious amounts of confetti, and of course, bubbly! This New Year’s Party Inspiration is sure to help inspire your own festive celebration!
I love staying in for New Year’s but just because I like to stay in doesn’t mean I’m at all boring. I enjoy celebrating with family and friends from the comfort of my own home. Which just so happens to make for the perfect opportunity to decorate for a party with a theme.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la. Decorating the table (and halls) for Christmas Day dinner is one of my favorite things to do. I consider it my contribution to dinner since my cooking skills are not quite up to par like those in my family. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, right? I like to think my strengths are making things pretty, like this tablescape. This year I wanted to keep the color palette a bit more neutral with mixed metallics. The garland and pop of plum ribbon gave it just the right amount of color.
My favorite part about the table is the garland, I can never get enough of it during the holidays. This one was fairly easy to do too! I purchased 75′ of cedar garland from the flower mart, 12′ was for the table and the rest was to deck the halls. I cut up the strands of the glitter garland that I bought from Michaels (I purchased silver, white, and gold) and tucked small pieces throughout the cedar garland. This gave it a little bit more of a whimsical look.
When you work for a company that has event rentals like mine (Bright Event Rentals). It makes it so much easier to create tablescapes like this one. I was able to get all the necessities I needed; china, glassware, flatware, linens, and chairs from Bright. I’ve been collecting the candle holders over the last few years and like to use them all on the table to create a warm and cozy feel. The taper candles came from World Market and are a steal right now! The little geometric shapes on the plates are from the Target Wondershop. Does anyone else think that everything in this collection was ridiculously cute?! These little guys are actually paper ornaments that I flipped upside down to sit on the plate.
I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed sharing it all with you!
One of my favorite parts about this time of year is all the traditions that the holidays bring. Whether it’s decoration traditions, activity traditions, or food traditions, I love them all! My mom always has her go to baking traditions that she does for all the holidays and these cupcakes are one of my favorites! Since going gluten free my mom has become the best gluten free baker and adapted her recipes so that I can still enjoy them. We cheated a little bit on these cupcakes by buying the pre-made cupcake mix instead of making the cupcakes from scratch because let’s face it…Betty Crocker knows what she’s doing whether it’s g-free or not. My favorite way to eat these is about 30 minutes after they come out of the oven and the chocolate chips are still melted.
**Chocolate cupcake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
**8-ounce package of cream cheese
**1/3 up of sugar
**1/8 teaspoon salt
**2 teaspoons (or more if you love orange) grated orange peel
**1 cup of chocolate chips
**3 squeezes of juice from your orange
** Combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, salt, and orange peel in small bowl. Beat until smooth.
**Add chocolate chips and set aside.
**Follow instructions on cupcake box to make cupcake batter.
**Place cupcake holder papers in cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way with batter.
**Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese filling onto cupcake.
**Bake according to instructions on box.
Tis’ the season for holiday parties, copious amounts of glitter, and festive cocktails. It makes me one happy lady when the festive holiday cocktails just happen to have champagne AND pomegranate because this combination is unbeatable to me. Do you know what the best part about these pomegranate champagne cocktails are? Let me tell you, it’s that they have under five ingredients and will maybe take you two minutes to make. You just can’t beat that!
**Champagne of your choice
**Muddle mint at the bottom of glass
**Pour equal parts champagne and pomegranate juice in glass and stir.
**Mint will float to the top. You can remove or leave it in the glass, this is really a preference thing.
**Add pomegranate seeds.
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