I’m getting ready for the Super Bowl in a few hours and whipped up some rice krispy treats using cocoa krispies instead and cut them into mini-football shapes. YUM! Hope your Super Bowl Sunday is filled with tasty snacks!Image

Over the holiday weekend one of my friends hosted a pasta-making get together. I’ve never made fresh pasta before — it seemed way too complicated for me — but I was happily surprised to see it wasn’t too difficult at all! I helped with the dough making process, but my expertise was really in the eating portion of the night. I could have had a dozen servings, it was so delicious!

I snapped a few pictures on my phone on before guests arrived on New Years Eve. It was a fun-filled night with good friends and bubbly drinks. I’m still working on my resolutions for this year; I need a few days to recover from celebrating first!

This weekend I had so much fun hosting a bridal shower for one of my girlfriends. Girly does not even begin to describe it. We had pink lemonade, a cake made out of pink donuts, pink cupcakes with glittery sprinkles, pink rock candy, and lots of sparkly pink and silver garland draped around the room. I had such a fun time preparing for it, and even more fun catching up with the ladies over cocktails and party games.

Some of the images were taken by one of the lovely bridesmaids, Sylive. Check out her work here.

I’m heading down to New York for the weekend and will be attending my very first football game while I’m there. I’m not what you would call a sports person. But tailgating? I can get behind that. Enjoying a cocktail and dinner off the grill in my warm quilted jacket on a cool Fall day — that’s what I’m exciting about. I have been informed that tailgating in the parking lot at an NFL stadium is not going to be the preppy dream that I had envisioned in my imagination — but that’s not going to stop me from bringing my monogrammed boat tote!

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Lately I’ve been doing a little thinking on an upcoming bridal shower I’m throwing for a friend with her other bridesmaids; think up a color scheme and theme is so much fun. I thought I’d share the moodboard I’ve been working on — it’s going to be a pink, black and white girly extravaganza. One of my favorite details from these images is the black and white striped table runners — and I whipped up a few this weekend!

Want to see more of my party planning inspirations? Follow my entertaining board on pinterest.

Somehow Halloween snuck up on me this year, is it really the end of October already? To get in the holiday spirit I’ve rounded up a few seasonal decor items to give your place a dash of ghoulish party atmosphere. The glittery hanging bats from West Elm are my absolute favorite!

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I’m over on Houzz today rounding up one of the most essential elements of your entertaining arsenal: the ice bucket. No bar is completed without one — they add a splash of style and function, so head on over to take a look at 20 of my favorites.

I have to share a few glimpses of a bridal shower I attended this weekend for one of my closest friends. It was a gorgeous Fall day and we had tons of fun celebrating. The mother of bride assembled some amazing bouquets and myself and the other bridesmaids all buzzed around hanging bunting, tying ribbons around mason jars, and mixing up delicious cocktails. It’s always fun to decorate for a party, but it’s infinitely more fun when you know the guest of honor will truly appreciate all of the little details.