Cocktails


{Please note that this is a sponsored post for Anheuser Busch. As always, all opinions are my own, and I only write about products that I genuinely like and would recommend to a friend.} If you haven’t hosted or attended a fiesta-inspired holiday get-together before, now is the perfect time to change all that… because […]

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CHEERS to new experiences! Last month, I designed a cocktail party for Fisher-Price® that was hosted in a different sort of venue than I’m personally used to… right smack in the middle of their tradeshow booth. This was at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, so there were a decent amount of logistical hurdles […]

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If you’re looking for something really FUN and unique to serve at your next get grown-up get together (or to gift to someone that loves a good party), I’ve got just the thing for you! My friend Jeanne Benedict recently released a book called Cocktail Pops that’s filled with over 50 recipes of spiked ice […]

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  While sitting in a restaurant having cafe in Vegas a couple years ago, I noticed a server pushing a bar cart around the restaurant that was filled with lots of different ingredients for mixing up a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to your liking. I remember thinking how a “mini mobile bar” like that would […]

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Yesterday morning I went on one of our local news stations in San Diego to talk about Halloween Party Ideas – and decided to focus on creative food & drink ideas that are actually lower in sugar. (We’ll be sharing photos of everything from the segment soon, but in the meantime you can check out […]

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Yes the long weekend is over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying ourselves! ;) Let’s start Monday off with a unique drink recipe by Mixologist Chris Hudnall. Golden raisins, tequila, honeydew juice and more creatively paired flavors make up the Buddy Miles Cocktail, a drink that sounds like a fabulous conversation piece and exquisite adult treat […]

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Aloha! My friend Jessica of Modern Moments Designs recently styled up an amazing Tiki Time Cocktail Party that will transport you straight party paradise! And that sounds exactly where I’d like to be right about now… specifically with a chilled glass of White Sand Sangria in hand – how about you? ;) Jessica designed this theme […]

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If you’ve seen some of the parties I’ve styled before, it’s probably no surprise that I love a little sparkle, a dash of citrus, and a great signature drink! So when BACARDI® Mixers offered to have their mixologists create a personalized signature drink for me recently, how could I not accept, right!? ;) They sent over […]

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Two toast worthy things in my book: COLOR and COCKTAILS! Earlier this month I was daydreaming about a rainbow buffet of cocktails inspired by the Pantone 2013 Fashion Colors… see the original post + links to all the cocktails here. Cheers! ***** For more creative cocktail recipe ideas, visit the Cocktails section in our Recipe Box and our […]

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Are you ready to fiesta! Or at least have a BeerRita or two ;) Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend and Victoria Canada Weddings and Events has some festive and bright last minute Cinco de Mayo Inspiration! Not to mention THREE recipes that will have you craving more delicious Mexican cuisine and more reasons for crafty + […]

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Whether your having a wild ladies night or elegant cocktail party, this Cranberry Mojito Recipe is the perfect winter cocktail! Kelly Oshiro & Melissa Traub of Santa Barbara Chic shared this clever spin to get us in the mood for Valentine’s Day, but you can shake it up however you like!

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We just had to share this delicious, super easy and fabulous Minty Vanilla Bean Cocktail! It’s perfect for a holiday after-dinner drink, winter wonderland party, or a refreshing girl’s night in! And the best part is… half of all the One Hope Wine proceeds go towards charity. Think Toms, but for wine ;)

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Melissa Johnson (for my first contributor post!) here from Best Friends For Frosting, a website about all things dessert, DIY and Entertaining. With all of the holidays approaching, I wanted to make a special drink that is festive, fun and versatile enough to enjoy during all of the upcoming get-togethers. These Holiday Eggnog Shooters provide the […]

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Need a fun {& easy} idea for your holiday party or wintery get together? Warm your guests up with a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Station where they can choose from yummy mix-ins like flavored marshmallows and spirits or liqueurs to create their own tasty drink. We all know the little ones love hot chocolate, but I […]

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I was recently sent a party pack filled with some fun entertaining goodies and asked to describe how I’d use them to throw a “Classic American Party” featuring the new Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light, which is available in Mojito and Pina Colada flavors. The party pack had a kind of a rustic-American vibe to it, […]

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Hi! It’s Amy from Amy Nichols Special Events. I’m here to review a super FUN new book called Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook. If you’re not familiar with Mrs. Lilien, you’ll have to check out her amazing style blog – chock full of visual inspiration in every post. If you love color and savvy style, then you’ll love […]

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These refreshing, perfect-for-summer “Popsicle Cocktails” are SO easy and totally delicious! You can make them with any flavor you like – we used strawberry and tangerine fruit bars here. Make sure to use popsicles made with real fruit for the freshest taste. SAY CHEERS! – To create a light spritzer, combine equal parts champagne & […]

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This time last year, I was getting ready to board a flight to New York for a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Wow… it’s hard to believe that was already a year ago! Since then I have a brand new sweet daughter that’s currently sitting next […]

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Just wanted to send a quick shout out & good luck wish to my friend/fellow entertaining blogger Jeanne Benedict on her Today Show appearance tomorrow morning! Tune in at 10:45am to see her whip up some fun Halloween cocktails, including Wicked Pumpkin Mojitos and Mar-gore-itas with Eyeball Lime Wheels. Can’t wait to watch the segment, […]

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-August and that Summer will make way for Fall soon… so if you plan to do some end-of-summer entertaining and take advantage of the warm weather while you still can (!), here’s some inspiration for a festive Red & Yellow cocktail party… inspired by one of my very […]

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