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Parties, Review

A Sweet Confetti Fiesta Theme Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias A Sweet Confetti Fiesta Theme Party: A cheery fiesta, featuring pastels and adorable accents to style, design, and inspire your own party! A Sweet Confetti Fiesta Theme Party One of my favorite party styling characteristics, is to design a popular theme, using colors, patterns, and other decor that's "out of the box."  So when I started to plan the details of this fiesta party, I immediately gravitated towards some of my favorite colors! Corals, pinks, pastels, and all the pretty things made an appearance in...

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Buffalo Blue Cheese Bacon Dip- Easy dip recipe for a party, or to serve alongside french fries, chips, or a steak!
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Appetizers, Recipes

Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

Easy Dip Recipe for a Party: Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip - A quick and easy, no bake, cold or warm dip that's EXCELLENT for a party, to serve alongside chips, french fries, or a steak!  Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip When making the Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges the other day, we got the hankering (yes, we say that in the midwest) for a tasty little dip to go with it.  But as you know, if it's coming from my kitchen, it better be easy, and slightly homemade. So when our minds got to brainstorming about a dip with a kick,...

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Blogging questions: for a beginner and those who have been blogging a while.
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Organization, Parties

A List of my Favorite Websites for Party Supplies

 List of my Favorite Party Supplies Websites: A list websites that are always a "go-to," any time that I'm planning a party, or styling a party for a brand. I'm a "routine," lovin' gal. So when it comes to shopping for party supplies for either my own parties, or when styling parties for a brand, I have my "go-to," online party supplies stores that I frequent.  I'm never disappointed, and ALWAYS find something at these, that I love. Favorite Party Supplies Websites 1. Shop Sweet Lulu Weather it's balloons, favor bags, or cute food containers, I'm a sucker for Shop Sweet Lulu products.  When...

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Teddy Bear Food Idea - DIY Cookies. So cute for a woodland friends, camping, or forest party as a party favor too!
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DIY & Crafts

DIY Teddy Bear Cookies

Teddy Bear Food Idea - DIY Bear Cookies: A "beary" good food or snack idea for kids, for a birthday party treat, dessert, sweets, or party favor idea. DIY Teddy Bear Cookies My friend and I were grocery shopping together the other day (Yes, it's WAY more fun to grocery shop with a friend), and we stood in the snack cake isle drooling brainstorming over cute ways to create a fun treat for our kiddos, making something out of something on the shelves. The minute I saw the Little Debbie Star Crunch's, I saw the potential "fur," of a little critter.  I...

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Last Minute Party Checklist
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Organization, Printables, Review

Last Minute Party Checklist – Free Download

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MegaGame #CollectiveBias Last Minute Party Checklist - Free Download: For those moments where a party is held at your house with little or no notice! More times than I'd like to admit... I've found myself running around ragged, trying to make the house look presentable when we've decided to have people over at the last minute. It may be a sporting event on tv, or just a random evening when we have the social bug and decide to cook and invite people over.  There have...

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How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com
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Appetizers, Recipes, 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 #CollectiveBias How 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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Ice Cream Party Ideas: Pastel Colors, ice cream cookies, cones with sprinkles,
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Parties, Review

Ice Cream Party Decorations, Treats & Theme Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.  Ice Cream Party Decorations, Treats & Theme Ideas: A birthday party for ANY time of the year, that's MORE than just serving ice cream! Words cannot describe how excited I am, to share a party with you that we styled for Hershey's!  Hershey's has been a lifelong friend in our home, and it's an absolute honor to create a birthday party idea, using their new birthday products. Easy Party Decorating Tip: When styling a party, I'm always on the hunt for color/theme coordinating candies to include...

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Brunch Ideas for a Brunch Party that can easily be recreated!
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Parties, 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 #CollectiveBias Hosting 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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Bagel Bar Cart! So cute for an outdoor, back yard, brunch or breakfast.
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House + Home, Parties

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 Bagel Bar Cart Ideas: If you have a cart to use like this one from Target... ...you can load the top with the cutesy items, and then fill the bottom with a toaster, Keurig,...

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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
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Parties

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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