How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com
Appetizers, Entertaining, Food + Drink, Review

How to Make a Cheese Board

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoursinCheese #CollectiveBiasHow to Make a Cheese Board: Ideas, presentation and display. It's all about trial and error, moving and adjusting, to make this easy appetizer something to be proud of.On party day, or if hosting in our home for a holiday, my menu is ALWAYS something that can be quickly created, so I can allot for time to decorate, and prepare for the guests. I'm not the type that likes to stand in front of the oven all day. So I always keep...

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Brunch Ideas for a Brunch Party that can easily be recreated!
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Girls Night, Review

Host an Elegant Brunch Party with Starbucks®

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post was sponsored by Starbucks® as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome #CollectiveBiasHosting a brunch has been on my party "wish list," for some time now. So when Starbucks® came out with the new Starbucks® Caffe Latte K-Cup® pods, I envisioned a beautiful green tablescape, BEGGING to be styled for a brunch party with the gals. I can't wait to show you how we styled the table and place settings,...

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A Dip Bar! Such a fun way to style snacks for a party.
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Holiday, Review

Dip Dip Hooray!!! How to Style a Dip Bar

This post brought to you by Chobani. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity. "Dip Dip Hooray!" Dip Bar: A creative and fun way to serve bite-size snacks and dips at any party.  Labor Day is RIGHT around the corner, and I've styled a quick and easy way to serve dips and bite-size snacks for the holiday!As a hostess, I'm always looking for simple ways to serve food to our guests, and setting up a decorated-designated "spot," for the event, is something that guests LOVE! It's inviting, and if your guests are like ours... they tend to crowd...

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Chocolate Party and chocolate bar with Godiva Chocolate! OMG this sounds amazing. Would LOVE to go to a party like this! How easy too! fantabulosity
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Girls Night, Kids, Review

Chic Chocolate Party: Godiva Bar

Thank you so much to Godiva, and CJ Affiliate's VIP Content Service, for sponsoring this post. Godiva was so kind to send me this delicious assortment of goodies, but all opinions and ideas are of my own. Chocolate is my favorite meal of the day. That's ok, right? Since chocolate plays a daily part of my life, I couldn't wait to style a chocolate party, that could be inspiration for ANY type of party that you may want to host.Godiva has an INCREDIBLE selection of chocolate to choose from, so I knew that Godiva.com was my first stop when planning what...

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Whimsical Purple Passion Tablescape, Fantabulosity
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Girls Night, Review

Whimsical Purple Passion Tablescape

This post brought to you by IZZE. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity. Whimsical Purple Passion Party Tablescape: A gorgeous way to close out Summer, and introduce the Fall colors for any party you style this season!As you probably saw over on Instagram and Facebook this week, I gave you a little sneak peek of this Whimsical Purple Passion Tablescape that I styled this week. I've been wanting to style a party using IZZE Sparkling Water for so long. The bright colors, and the classy look of the bottle, make styling any party so much easier! I decided to use the IZZE bottles as...

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Bagel Bar Cart! So cute for an outdoor, back yard, brunch or breakfast.
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Girls Night, House + Home

Bagel Bar Cart: For Brunch Houseguests

Bagel Bar Cart: An adorable way to serve breakfast for house guests, or for a brunch/breakfast party. So easy too!You know how every Saturday morning around the Burgess household usually involves houseguests, casual business meetings, and BIG breakfast shindigs?? Well recently for an extremely busy weekend here, I thought creating a bagel bar cart would be scrumptious, super easy, and pretty darn cute.Bagel Bar Cart For Brunch Houseguests When it comes to food bars, I like setting up a variety of flavors and different options guests can choose from.With something like bagels, the variety can consist of savory and sweet...

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OMG SOOO cute! Ice cream cone sugar cookies! Using fondant instead of icing is so much easier!
Desserts, Entertaining, Food + Drink, Kids

Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies: Perfect for an ice cream party, and for those that don't feel comfortable decorating cookies with royal icing! GAH! From the moment I found this ice cream table cloth at Target......I knew an ice cream party HAD to be in the works. Then, like a match made in heaven, I happened across the most adorable ice cream cone sugar cookies from Suzy Lizz, and I knew they'd make the PERFECT addition.But before designing a whole ice cream party around these super cute cookies, we figured "practicing," first would be the best option. ("We," as in the "#fantabteam"...

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Entertaining, Organization, Review

Party Day Survival Kit

Party Day Survival Kit: Having all of the necessities in one place on party day, can save a TON of time! Planning a wedding? Keep all of the wedding decorating/bride essentials in one place! too!Let me fill you in on a little secret. I LOVE the idea of having a "party day survival kit," handy, to shave minutes (if not hours) off of my prep-time, on party day. Whether it's in my back yard, kitchen, or across town... it will always be by my side!Typical party-day scenario: Decorating outside for a back yard party. I realize that I need tape...

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nautical party ideas
Entertaining

5 Tidbits You Must Know Before Planning A Party

5 Tidbits You Must Know Before Planning a Party: The steps that I take to host and plan parties multiple times each year! Jess, how in the world do you find the time to host parties like this?| My sons Nautical Birthday Party | For so long, I thought everyone asking me this question meant, "How do you make parties look like this?" Until it hit me recently during a round table discussion, that you all really meant, "How do I find the time to throw parties like this?" Duh... why didn't someone just tell me this!?| Behind the Blog & more fun photos | It was at...

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Summer Cocktail Recipes for a crowd
Adult Themes, Drinks, Entertaining, Food + Drink, Girls Night, Review

Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

This post was sponsored on behalf of Alizé Passion. All opinions stated are my own.Summer Cocktails for a Crowd: With only a FEW ingredients, you can have a big batch of Summer cocktails ready for any party or crowd!I think I've found my new "go-to," for preparing cocktails for any event. I wasn't quite sure what the Alizé brand really consisted of, until I gave a it a try and immediately became hooked. We all know life is busy enough, so when you're trying to plan a party or even just host a gathering, coming up with drink recipes...

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Favorite Things Party Ideas
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Girls Night

Favorite Things Party: “In Bloom”

Favorite Things Party: "In Bloom" | The ULTIMATE girls night party you have to host this year.It's come and gone, and the Favorite Things Party for 2016 is in the books. With a month of preparation, color coordinating, drink experimenting, and other pretty little details... the party turned out exactly like I had hoped. Favorite Things Party "In Bloom"The Invitation: It all started with the "wow," factor that I wanted to create this year. The invitation. If you missed the post highlighting how and what I hand-delivered to my guests this year, you can see all the pretty details here!The party was...

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Rustic Wine Dinner Party Ideas
Adult Themes, Entertaining

“Rustic” Wine Dinner Party

This post brought to you by Columbia Crest Winery. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity. Remember the adorable place setting that I created a few days ago for a Rustic Wine Dinner Party that we were hosting? (You can see the Facebook LIVE video on my Facebook page.) The party turned out exactly like we had hoped. Beautiful weather, back deck breezes in the new patio curtains, fab Columbia Crest Cabernet Wine, and good friends. An evening that is still talked about through group text messages.Our guests, and ESPECIALLY my husband, loved the Crowdsourced Cabernet that we served with...

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Flower Seeds Party Favors Ideas
Adult Themes, DIY & Crafts, Entertaining, Girls Night

Flower Seed Party Favors – Party | Wedding

Flower Seed Party Favors: A cute party or wedding favor ideas for guests, that you can DIY, and that's super easy!So I got a little crazy this year for the Favorite Things Party Invitations. Did you see them? I sort of wanted those to be the "wow," factor this year, but I have a feeling I'll go overboard with something at the actual party, too. I just can't help myself.In the invitation box, I included these DIY Flower Seed packets. I was inspired by the flower seeds that I received from Amber Housley, when she sent them as a...

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Favorite Things party invitation ideas
Adult Themes, DIY & Crafts, Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Girls Night

You’re Invited… Favorite Things Party

Favorite Things Party Invitation Ideas: Every year, I host a Favorite Things Party, and try to have one big "wow" factor. This year, it's the invites. Well... maybe.So we all know I love a good "WOW," factor at all of the parties that I style and host. With the first Favorite Things Party, the "wow," factor was the food. The second party, the "martini bar." This year... I'm thinking it's the invites.I wanted each and every lady to feel pretty, and fabulous, when she received the invitation for my Favorite Things Party. You see, a lot of my girlfriends...

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Cereal Bar Ideas: Brunch shower, bridal shower, mother's day, baby shower breakfast party
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Girls Night

“Pretty In Pink” Cereal Bar

This post brought to you by General Mills cereal. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity!Cereal Bar Ideas: No matter if you're looking for ideas for bridal showers, baby shower ideas,  Mother's Day ideas, or any festive breakfast or brunch party ideas... this "Pretty in Pink," cereal bar is an easy and GORGEOUS food bar and party theme to host for the special lady.Cereal Bar Ideas Springtime brings beautiful pastels, bright whites, and floral fun. If you're planning on hosting an event this spring, this FABULOUS party theme, may just be what you're looking for. Wanting to do a...

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A Camping Sleepover Birthday Party! How fun is this! It's all so cute!!! Camping Sleepover Birthday Party Ideas! Pottery Barn Kids, fake fire, tents, sleeping bags, fire birthday cake, kaleidoscope, birthday banner.
Birthday, Entertaining, Holiday, Kids

Camping Birthday Party Ideas for Indoors

Camping Birthday Party Ideas for Indoors: Grab a few tents, and celebrate the outdoors, indoors with a "camp-in," sleepover party and activities for kids!I am THRILLED to share with you, one of my latest party themes...a Camping Birthday Party for indoors, inspired by Pottery Barn Kids!It's one of my favorite party themes for a slumber party for boys or girls! But don't forget these slumber party ideas if you're nailing down the perfect one for your kiddo!Camping Birthday Party Ideas This camping party theme is ideal for any age boy or girl! You can really turn it into a sleepover,...

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Simple Taco Bar Party Ideas
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Food + Drink, Girls Night, Kids, Printables

Simple Taco Bar Ideas for any Party

Simple Taco Bar Party Ideas: A great and easy way to feed your guests for any event! With different toppings available, guests can make theirs exactly how they want it! Put together these simple taco bar party ideas for Cinco de Mayo, fiesta or any gathering.Hi! My name is Bethany from Southern Couture and I'm so glad to be here on Fantabulosity today! It is my pleasure to throw this fiesta for you! I can’t believe Cinco de Mayo is almost here already. I love celebrating this day because Mexico tends to have a special place in my heart. My husband...

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Clink Clink Pink Drink Ideas - Strawberry Milk for a pretty in pink brunch!
Drinks, Entertaining, Food + Drink, Girls Night, Kids

“Clink Clink” Pink Drink Ideas

Pink Drink Ideas: A non-alcoholic drink, that's perfect for a pink themed brunch!When planning a Spring Mother's Day Cereal Bar the other day, (party photos to come soon), I decided that the table needed a pink drink, but wanted to keep it simple, and non-alcoholic for my non-drinking mother.Quickly after snapping the photos of this gorgeous little pink drink, my mind started swarming with fun ideas of ways to use it, for future parties! Pink Drink Idea for Brunch:Since this party was hosted in the morning, and was centered around "cereal," then I knew the signature drink needed to include milk....

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Basketball Party Ideas https://fantabulosity.com
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Kids

Basketball Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise! #HoopsWithCrunch #CollectiveBiasWhether you're hosting a basketball "viewing," party in your home, or you're wanting to host a basketball birthday party, you can easily throw in a few fun basketball party themed goodies, and celebrate in style. I've styled a few basketball party ideas in this "Basketball Watch Party," that may help you along your party planning journey! Basketball Party IdeasHave a favorite team? Use their team colors to design your own party, incorporate matching party printables, themed colored fabric (for a table runner), and...

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