December 29, 2011

Birthday Party Idea #1: Red & Chocolate!!

Every year I try to pick a different theme for my birthday. This past year it was 'Mardi Gras Meets Masquerade Ball' themed and this year I have a couple of themes I am choosing from. I will post a couple of ideas I have been inspired by through witnessing many similar party themes. Last night I had an epiphany and I thought "All Things Red". To have a red-themed party would be amazing since red is one of my favorite colors...even more amazing would be the incorporation of my favorite form of candy: CHOCOLATE. Looks like Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home was thinking the same thing!

To find out more details on how she made her Red & 'Chocolate' party come to life click here!

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Capture the Moment: Videographer

In one of my lessons I preach "Capture the Moment". Besides snapping photographs, one of the best ways to capture the moment at your event is to have a videographer. The first time I witnessed the benefits of a videographer was at my friend's wedding, Party of the Month: Wedding by Mindy Weiss pt.2 , where the videographers gave out a DVD of the wedding and it was simply amazing. I have found yet another great company, Mew Films Video , to help you capture the moment at your next event.

Jason + Garyfalia: Wedding Highlight from mew films on Vimeo.

My favorite thing about Mew Films Video is how they focus purely on the beauty of the event. The love, the laughter, the friendship, and bond of family are portrayed in each film that they create. Check them out when thinking of filming your next special event!

December 23, 2011

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!

I absolutely love dressing up my food and candy bars with cute themed printables. The printables I used for my Holiday Party were from Bird's Party called Christmas Candyland Party Collection.

I hope you find a way to enjoy your holiday season!!

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December 14, 2011

Drinking Games!

With the holidays fast approaching, I am sure many of you are hosting or attending an ADULT Holiday Party. Be the "Life of the Party" by introducing some fun ways to entertain yourselves with a brew in hand. Alcohol Stuff is a great site for some quick ideas on some drinking games! Note: This is only for those ages 21 and up!

Seasons Greetings!!

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December 7, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Candy Cane Cocktails

Getting ready for a Holiday Party and want to serve a great holiday drink? There is nothing that represents the holiday season more than good old candy canes...Candy Cane cocktails!

Check out this recipe for a tasty Candy Cane Cocktail courtesy of Martha Stewart!


* 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
* 2 ounces strawberry vodka
* 4 dashes white creme de menthe
* 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
* Ice cubes


1. Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.

Happy Holidays...
drink responsibly!

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December 3, 2011

Christmas Wonderland Themed Party

This Friday I had the pleasure of hosting an anniversary party to celebrate 6 months since I started an amazing Meetup group called, Young, Black, and Beautiful in Seattle. The theme was Christmas Wonderland and it was held at Joey Restaurant in Lake Union! Check out all the cool decor I created below! All decorations are courtesy of Party @ Display & Costume and ROSS!

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