Tasty recipes, easy entertaining ideas and coupons for your favorite snacks.
 

Parties

Looking to plan an amazing party? Find fun and creative ideas for your next party. Check out our ideas for birthdays, baby showers, kid graduations, holidays, and other special occasions.

tagged: ChristmasPartiesWinterEasy Entertaining

Progressive Party Ideas

Progressive Party Ideas

How to Throw a Progressive Holiday Party

Does the thought of hosting a holiday party sound fun but a little exhausting? This year, instead of hosting the same old party, organize a progressive party. Team up with two or three other neighbors and host your holiday party together. Choose a date, combine guests lists, and plan the party menu. You’ll save money, make new friends, and have more fun.

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesEasy Entertaining

Nut Glazed Brie Recipe

Nut Glazed Brie Recipe

Fall Recipe Idea

As Thanksgiving and the holidays near, our calendars start to fill up with holiday parties and gatherings. This Nut Glazed Brie recipe atop Keebler Toasteds crackers is the perfect appetizer to serve to your guests this fall - and it’s as delicious as it is easy to make. Follow these simple steps to serving up a new fall favorite.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Fun Kid SnacksHalloweenFallParties

Halloween Fun Snack: Ghosts and Witch's Hats

Halloween Fun Snack: Ghosts and Witch's Hats

It’s that spooky time of year again! Kids are picking out the perfect Halloween costume, and mom & dad are getting ready for a slew of trick-or-treaters. To get your family ready for Halloween, whip up these Ghost and Witches fun snacks. They are the perfect addition to a school Halloween party, or can be a festive after school sweet snack. Plus, your kids can get in on the fun and help decorate to make their very own ghost and witch.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Fun Kid SnacksHalloweenFallParties

Graveyard Dip

Graveyard Dip

Halloween Snack Idea

Looking for a spooky and fun Halloween dessert idea? Set the scene this Halloween with this no-bake cake batter dip topped with cookie crumbles. This ghostly Halloween snack will be sure to disappear at a Halloween party, or even with just the family!

... Read Full Post

tagged: HalloweenFallPartiesAffordable Entertaining

Affordable Halloween Party Decorating

Affordable Halloween Party Decorating

Halloween Decorating and Snack Ideas

My kids love to decorate for the holidays, and Halloween is certainly no exception. Sometimes it is difficult to find time to decorate between all of their extracurricular activities, but putting together a fun, decorative Halloween display doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. And, it doesn’t need to break the bank either!

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesEasy Entertaining

Savory Herb Cheese Ball

Savory Herb Cheese Ball

Fall Entertaining Recipe Idea

Fall, for many, beings a whirlwind of get-togethers and parties that will take you all the way through the new year. All those gatherings call for a delicious recipe that you can rely on time and time again. This cheese ball recipe will dress up the traditional cheese and cracker tray while adding some deliciously savory flavors by combining a sharper cheese with the flavorful Town House Flatbread Crisps Roasted Garlic crackers. The combination of the garlic, herb & cheese flavors will keep guests coming back for more.

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesFootball Parties

Time Saving Tips and Recipe Ideas for Your Next Tailgate Party

Time Saving Tips and Recipe Ideas for Your Next Tailgate Party

Create a Checklist - and never leave home without it

Tailgating season is a whirlwind of fun and team spirit, but without the right organization, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few easy ways you can ease the stress of preparing for a tailgate and keep the focus on the fun stuff: food and friends!

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesEasy EntertainingFootball Parties

Two New Tailgate Recipes to Try

Two New Tailgate Recipes to Try

Sour Cream Dill Dip & Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s no secret that my family is big on college football… and I do mean BIG. On any given Fall Saturday, you’ll find us (and any friends, family and/or neighbors that wish to join) camped out in front of our TV, which has been relocated to the garage for the day, watching from morning until night.

Everyone brings some party food, typically a side dish or appetizer of some sort, but like many hostesses, I’m always a teensy bit worried that my guests will leave hungry. The main dish is simple – hot dogs, burgers and brats always hit the spot. But I’m always up for trying new tailgate recipes to keep things new and exciting.

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesFootball Parties

Savory + Sweet Tailgate Party Appetizers and Snacks

Savory + Sweet Tailgate Party Appetizers and Snacks

Recipes for Your Next Tailgate

I know tailgating season is upon us, because the neighborhood is abuzz with upcoming football games and tailgates. My husband is a huge college football fan so we tend to entertain a lot this time of year and I’m always trying to think of fun new appetizers and sweets to serve our guests at tailgate parties throughout the season.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesEasy Entertaining

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cheese Party Platter

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cheese Party Platter

4 Pointers for a Perfect Cheese Platter

The vast varieties of cheese and accoutrements that grocery stores now offer can make putting together a simple cheese spread seem intimidating and overwhelming. However, the key to putting together a cheese platter is keeping it simple. Here are some tips and suggestions to put together the perfect cheese platter for your next get-together or cocktail party.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesKid Sports

Summer Outdoor Activity for Kids: Team USA Backyard Games

Summer Outdoor Activity for Kids: Team USA Backyard Games

Gearing Up Your Family to Cheer on Team USA in the Olympic Games

I’ve loved watching the Olympic Games since I was a little girl. While I’ve never come anywhere close to being an Olympic-level athlete myself, I have a deep respect and admiration for the sheer effort and determination these athletes exemplify, and I hope to instill these same qualities in my children.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Family TimePartiesSummerEasy Entertaining

How to Set Up An Ice Cream Sundae Bar for Easy Summer Fun

How to Set Up An Ice Cream Sundae Bar for Easy Summer Fun

6 Tips for an Easy and Fun Ice Cream Sundae Party

In those hot summer days, ice cream is one of my family's favorite things to enjoy to help us cool down. Throwing an ice cream sundae party is fun, easy, and inexpensive to pull together. If you are anything like me, all of those things make throwing an ice cream party a total win.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesKid BirthdaySummerEasy Entertaining

Slumber Party Cookies and Fun Activities

Slumber Party Cookies and Fun Activities

Ideas for Throwing a Slumber Party

With summer in full swing and our kids spending more time with their friends, this is a fabulous time to talk slumber parties! I remember my first slumber party fondly. My mom let me invite eight giggling girls to our house. We painted our nails, decorated pillowcases, told ghost stories, watched movies, ate yummy sweets and finally passed out from exhaustion as the sun came up. Ah, to be a kid again!

... Read Full Post

tagged: Parties4th of JulySummerEasy Entertaining

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Neighborhood Block Party

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Neighborhood Block Party

Plan a 4th of July Neighborhood Block Party

When I was a child, each year I looked forward to the annual 4th of July block party. I remember how exciting it was to be out way past my bedtime, eat loads of fun food, and play flashlight tag through the neighborhood streets.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Fun Kid SnacksPartiesGraduation

4 Fun Graduation Party Snack Ideas

4 Fun Graduation Party Snack Ideas

Fun Snacks for a Graduation Party of Any Age

Whether your child is graduating from Pre-School, Kindergarten, Middle School or High School we have fun snacks to honor their big day. These fun snacks are perfect for your graduate’s end of the year school party or for a fun family celebration at home.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Memorial DayParties

3 Simple Memorial Day Party Recipes

3 Simple Memorial Day Party Recipes

Yummy Snacks I plan to serve at our Family Picnic

My grandfather and many members of my husband’s family served in the military, so as you might imagine, patriotic holidays hold a special place in our hearts. And although we’ve not personally lost anyone (although I did have a great uncle suffer being held prisoner for several years), we as Americans tend to celebrate loved ones through sharing good food. This Memorial Day I’ll be remembering those who have sacrificed so much for our country with our traditional family backyard picnic.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Cinco de MayoPartiesEasy Entertaining

Fresh and Easy Guacamole Recipe

Fresh and Easy Guacamole Recipe

Fun and Festive Food for Your Next Fiesta

To start your Cinco De Mayo party of right try mixing up a bowl of fresh, homemade guacamole. It’s easy to make and your guests will thank you for the effort. To change it up a bit, try serving with...

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesBaby Shower

Baby and Bridal Shower Ideas

Baby and Bridal Shower Ideas

Dark Chocolate Coconut Banana Pudding Bites & More

I’m a southern girl (living in Ohio now) and when I host a baby shower or bridal shower, I start running through the list of all the fabulous southern dessert recipes I had growing up. One of my favorites is the traditional banana pudding my sweet grandmother made almost every Sunday. This is not quite her recipe, but it was completely inspired by all the things she loved: coconut, chocolate and, of course, banana pudding!

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesSpring

Simple Spring Starter

Simple Spring Starter

Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Cheese Topping

Warmer weather is here, and with the new season I am always looking for some easy spring appetizer recipes for my family. I love to entertain, but like all moms I don’t always have time for complicated dishes. The key to a simple spring recipe is selecting the right ingredients.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesFootball Parties

Football Party Appetizer Planning with Cheez-It

Football Party Appetizer Planning with Cheez-It

A Stadium of Cheez-It Fans

Get your guests ready to cheer on their favorite team with a stadium of Cheez-It fans!  Not only will it get them in the spirit of things, it’s a great centerpiece for the rest of your football fare.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Crafts & ActivitiesPartiesFootball Parties

6 Kids Football Party Game and Activity Ideas

6 Kids Football Party Game and Activity Ideas

"Super Kid" Party Games

The big game is here and it’s time to cheer on your team. With family and friends gathering for the big football game, kids want to get in on the action as well.  To help keep the kids active and busy during the game, here are a few quick and easy ideas for hosting your own “Super Kid” games.

... Read Full Post

tagged: ChristmasParties

Easy Kid's Christmas Party Idea

Easy Kid's Christmas Party Idea

Christmas Ideas: Milk & Cookies Party

Christmas at my house has always been whimsical and magical, even for adults. This year I continued the tradition with a Christmas party themed around Santa's favorite treat, Christmas cookies. Here's how.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesEasy Entertaining

4 Easy Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

4 Easy Food and Wine Pairing Ideas

Food & Wine for Your Next Party

When my girlfriends come over for book club or a girls’ night out, they never say no to a nice glass of wine. Food and wine pairing can sound a little daunting, but every wine brings out a different flavor component in your food. Our four food and wine pairings will make these delicious and easy to assemble appetizers taste even better.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesChristmas

Ideas for Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes

Ideas for Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes

Holiday Appetizers, Drink and Dessert Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

My family is spread out across the world, from France to California. But once a year everyone travels to my house to celebrate the holidays together... for 10 days. That’s why I learned to depend on delicious holiday recipes that come together in 30 minutes or less. Here are some of my favorite quick and easy holiday party recipes:

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesFootball Parties

Football Tailgate Party Recipes

Football Tailgate Party Recipes

Cheese Lovers' Football Party Recipe Ideas

Ever since I was a little girl growing up in France, going to the cheese shop with my mother, I have been in a love affair with cheese.  From grilled cheese to cheese fondue, I can't get enough of anything made with cheese.  Whenever I'm entertaining, I love to create pretty cheese platters, and for tailgating I like using Cheez-It crackers.  No matter the weather, these delicious crackers always shine and fulfill my cheese craving.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Fun Kid SnacksPartiesKid BirthdaySummer

Kids Birthday Party Snacks - Paint Brush Treats™

Kids Birthday Party Snacks - Paint Brush Treats™

Summer Parties: It's all in the packaging!

Summer birthdays can be tons of fun with so many outdoor options: swimming, hiking, and parks. But as the mom planning the party, we immediately see a challenge in packaging goodies to travel.  And as a mom who has hosted many “away” birthday parties and served tons of snacks outdoors, I can tell you that it’s all in the packaging.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesBaby Shower

Baby Shower Menu Ideas Ideas

Baby Shower Menu Ideas Ideas

Plan a Baby Shower

When I plan what to serve, I choose an assortment of dishes I can prepare ahead of time to minimize my stress on the day of the event, and I top the menu off with an adorable centerpiece. I want to create something to rival in cuteness all those tiny booties and frilly burp cloths.

... Read Full Post

tagged: HalloweenFun Kid SnacksFallParties

Kid's Halloween Snack: Eyeball Platter

Kid's Halloween Snack: Eyeball Platter

Halloween Snack Ideas

This Halloween snack has a delicate balance of sophistication and grossness making it perfect for your kid's Halloween party!! Better be careful and mind your manners, because they'll be watching you!!

... Read Full Post

tagged: Fun Kid SnacksHalloweenFallParties

Halloween Snack Ideas

Halloween Snack Ideas

Kid's Halloween Snack: Graveyard Sandwich

Nothing says Happy Halloween better than a "killer" snack!

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesFootball Parties

Football Tailgating Tips & Ideas

Football Tailgating Tips & Ideas

Tailgating at Home

Not going to the game? You don't have to be at the stadium to tailgate like the pros! Invite your friends and neighbors, and then get in to the spirit of the game without leaving your driveway

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesFootball Parties

Creamy Buffalo Cheese Dip

Creamy Buffalo Cheese Dip

Football Game Party Menu

When my husband invites friends and family over for the Big Game, I throw myself into the food preparation. I know nothing about football and want to make sure I have plenty to talk about with the ladies. I'd much rather spend my time with my girlfriends in the kitchen, swapping recipes than trying one more time to understand the difference between a first down and a touchdown. I do pop my head out for commercials though, those I understand!

... Read Full Post

tagged: FallPartiesFootball Parties

Fall Tailgating

Fall Tailgating

Kickoff Fall with a Perfect Tailgate

Whether your family is getting together with friends to catch a pro football game, college matchup or even the local high school team, tailgate parties are a popular way to get into that game day spirit. Here are a few simple ways we make sure our tailgate parties are successful.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Crafts & ActivitiesGraduationParties

Kid Graduation Parties

Kid Graduation Parties

Great Ideas for a Kid Graduation Party

If you have a school graduate in your house and are planning to host a fun graduation party to celebrate the past year, here are a few ideas that will help make planning easy.

... Read Full Post

tagged: Crafts & ActivitiesPartiesKid Birthday

Birthday Gift Bag Activity

Birthday Gift Bag Activity

Party Bags for an Alphabet Birthday

If you're celebrating a preschool or kindergarten birthday, these letter bags will be the perfect activity, as well as a take home treat!

... Read Full Post

tagged: HalloweenParties

Trick-or-Treat...Already?

Trick-or-Treat...Already?

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Tips & Ideas

Have you ever noticed once Labor Day is over, how fall arrives so quickly? The greens and blues of summer somehow fuse into the oranges, reds and yellows of autumn. But Halloween is one of those holidays that literally creeps up on you.

The good news is I have some quick Halloween ideas to help you throw a Halloween Bash that both kids and parents will love, without much fuss.

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesPicnicSummerEasy Entertaining

Hot Ideas for Your Summer Snacks!

Hot Ideas for Your Summer Snacks!

Easy Summer Snack Ideas

The weather is hot, school is over, kids are running through sprinklers and women are stressed about swimming suits — it must be summertime! Time to fire up the grill and party!

... Read Full Post

tagged: PartiesEasy EntertainingAffordable Entertaining

Holiday Entertaining Recipes

Holiday Entertaining Recipes

Easy Party Recipes and Ideas

Need great party food recipes and ideas for your next party or family event? Check out our holiday and entertaining recipes and party ideas.

... Read Full Post