Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EASY Fall Entertaining and Decorating

Fall is a great time to kick off entertaining season! There are so many fun themes... Halloween, Thanksgiving, Tailgating, Harvest, and so on! I recently hosted an Open House to share my ideas for "Easy Fall Entertaining and Decorating" benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

We began with a SIMPLE MENU... cheese and fruit tray with crackers, Layered Santa Fe Dip with chippies was the big hit of the day, veggies with Tuscan Garlic Bacon Dip, and Tuscan Garlic Kabobs!

For dessert was my Cappuccino Mousse Cheese ball rolled in mini chocolate chips and served with graham crackers... tasted like Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Cheesecake, but soooo easy!!

Decorating the table was fun. And of course tons of candlelight for ambiance!

And of course Fall would not be complete without giving thanks for all of the blessing God has given us!

Thanks to all of my wonderful customers who made this event so much fun and successful! Not only that, but we raised over $500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birthday Celebration - Luau Style

Birthday's should be special and for my daughter's b-day, she wanted to celebrate "Luau Style"! Of course the main attraction, her fav... "Strawberry Sunshine Sippers"!! The food was kept simple because the focus was on fun... tie-dyed t-shirts, "pin the coconut on the palm tree", Hawaiian dance contest, and lots of giggles! When doing a theme, have your kids help you find theme items around the house... make it a scavenger hunt! Here we used seashells from vacations, a beach matt, shovels and pails, anything that was free!
We had to have veggies ...

New twist... "Turkey on a Towel" ..lol!

Even Duke enjoyed the festivities! Have FUN when you celebrate! Every day should be special, but birthdays should be a BLAST!!

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