Showing posts with label entertaining. Show all posts
Showing posts with label entertaining. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Entertaining Ideas

My friend Whitney, from blis boutique, has the best entertaining ideas; remember this and this? Well she's back to share another- thanks Whitney!

Hosting a birthday dinner, super club or casual Friday night dinner, come up with a simple theme and it will help you tie all the creative touches in together.

Here I hosted a birthday dinner for 6 people. I wanted to cook an Italian pasta and vua-lah my theme was created! I used a platter I had in my kitchen to tie into the theme, created a fresh yet Tuscan feel center piece, served Italian wines and played Italian tunes!! To change up my dining room table I covered it in brown paper and wrote on it in chalk for the guest’s place cards and the finishing touches of the center piece!

Other fun theme ideas ~

*Serve only apps for dinner *Having friends over to watch a football game theme the food according to the team(s) ex: Atlanta Falcons serve Fried Chicken / Greenbay Packers serve gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches *Fall time dinner party serve 2 or 3 different types of chili or soups with all the fun toppings such as cheese, bacon, green onions, sour cream...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July 4th Entertaining Ideas

Whitney is not only the co-owner of my favorite boutique uptown, Blis, she is also known for her hostess savvy. Whitney has graciously offered to share with us her ideas for 4th of July entertaining and I couldn't be more excited to have her guest blogging today!

This July 4th celebrate your independence from having to come up with new, creative ideas for your table! Here are some of my reuse, produce and recycle ideas for a festive red, white and blue celebration!

Use items you already own- It is exciting to reinvent your everyday items
*example: all white dinner and serving dishes work great for this occasion

Recycle- I love to reuse bottles of any type
*here we used Coke and lemonade bottles as our vases

Grab quick, low cost items at the grocery/Target/dollar store-
*pails that served as napkin and utensil holders
*American flags to complete the patriotic feel
*red, white and blue crate paper to create a latticework tablecloth and decorate glass bottles

Let food be part of the presentation-
*tomatoes and watermelon are in season and also compliment the July 4th color scheme
*use a side, such as pasta salad in glass jars as part of your decor

Thank you Whitney for sharing your July 4th ideas with us; I can't wait to give them a try!

For the inside scoop on Whitney's boutique, Blis, find them HERE.