inspiration for celebration

San Diego’s Fox in the Morning news recently invited us to share some tips for stress-free 4th of July entertaining! Here are a few screenshots from part of the segment and some tips to help you spend more time at the party and less time in the kitchen: 1. Don’t feel pressured to make everything […]

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Cool Cocktails: Watermelon Crush and Raspberry Collins Easy Breakfasts: Mini Blueberry Turnovers and waffles topped with berries and whipped cream Feeling gourmet? Tempt your guests with these impressive eats: Napa Valley Basil Smoked Burgers and Beer-Battered String Beans! For a sweet finish: Red, White & Blueberry Cupcakes and Oat Crisps with Blueberries and Créme Fraiche […]

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Festive fruit garnishes are an easy way to add some 4th-of-July-flair to your Independence Day beverages. This simple carambola (starfruit) garnish a great example – and the perfect accent for your red and blue themed drinks!

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Looking for some weekend craft projects? Here are some of my favorite crafty July 4th entertaining ideas from Martha Stewart . How great do these napkins look?! Clockwise from top left: ring tones napkin rings , easy sand candles , fourth of July votives , and can-do cans {images from marthastewart.com}

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I’m loving “today’s delight” on Delight.com! This Modern Hostess Party Set is the perfect gift for any party guru – including yourself if this means you! The set includes a Hostess Diary – a cute little journal with spaces to jot down memories from your party in addition to tips for yourself to remember next […]

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If you’re on the lookout for July 4th decorating ideas – here’s a super quick & easy easy idea for a festive & modern star-themed centerpiece. You’ll need the following: • foam stars: 4"-5" or larger (available at Michael’s or other craft supply stores) • giant star craft punch (we used a 2.25" size) • […]

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