Krampus Beer Tasting

Another season, another tasting! We gathered as many Christmas/winter themed beers that we could find and set up a tasting with friends. We used the below scoring sheet to rate each beer on whether it was “naughty” or “nice”. Usually I make a key at the top outlining what you should look for in aContinue reading “Krampus Beer Tasting”

Basic Budget Thanksgiving

We hosted a small Thanksgiving dinner party this year. I wanted to use things that I already owned for the table to make things easier and more affordable. I stuck with the typical orange, yellow, red color scheme with pumpkins and a couple turkey nods. I used a yellow table runner and topped it withContinue reading “Basic Budget Thanksgiving”

Outdoor “How Did You Die?” Halloween Party

2020 is the year of outdoor parties so Halloween was no different. We had a small party at our house and made sure to have social distance rules and individual food and drink items. I decided to make it a theme because our friends always have trouble coming up with costume ideas. I chose “howContinue reading “Outdoor “How Did You Die?” Halloween Party”

Halloween Wedding Dinner Party

I got to plan a dream party combining my two favorite things – weddings and Halloween. This couple opted for a smaller home version of their wedding because of COVID. I set up a little dinner party in their living room. I wanted the overall vibe to be “elegant spooky” – I used the colorContinue reading “Halloween Wedding Dinner Party”

Fall Friends Tour Birthday Party

This birthday party works great for COVID times, but would also work during a normal year. The idea is that you take the birthday person to different stops – each one has some surprise guests! Below is the plan that I came up with to celebrate my sister’s birthday this year. PICK UP: 1PM STOPContinue reading “Fall Friends Tour Birthday Party”

Couple/Sister Halloween Costume Ideas

Here are all the costumes my sister and I have done together.

FRANKENSTEIN + BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN*

Frankenstein:
-Hair: Slick back your hair into a low bun. Use a toothbrush with hair spray to get down all the flyaways.
-Makeup: We used this green face paint, but it peeled a little bit too much. I would get the same kind as the white pain below instead. Do thick black eyeliner, eyeliner stitches and black lipstick.
-Outfit: We just got a black blazer from Salvation Army. Then wear a black t-shirt, black jeans and chunky black boots. So easy!

Fall Brunch for the Girls

I love planning parties to commemorate the start of a new season (see a Fall Dinner Party here and a Midsummer get together here). This year I put together a fally brunch for some girlfriends! I wanted my color palette/theme to be autumnal, but also have a girly vibe as well. I chose to stickContinue reading “Fall Brunch for the Girls”

Fall Dinner Party on a Budget

Here are some tips on hosting a fall dinner party in an affordable way.

We did ours outside because there was more space and it felt more free. Decide where you’re hosting and how many guests you want to serve. We had 8 including the hosts. I feel like this is the perfect amount – it feels full, but you’re not making 100 pounds of food.

We wanted a menu that was fall-ish obviously, but it had to also be easy to cook while hosting and accommodate different dietary restrictions.

Ice Cream Party

Summer calls for ice cream and ice cream calls for a party! Below is how I planned a full on ice cream themed bash for friends. (My ice cream obsession includes two cone tattoos and lots of ice cream themed home decor.)

SUNDAE STATION
Obviously, the most important thing at this party. I set up a station where people could make their own sundaes! I asked each guest to bring their favorite topping. I got a bunch of basic ice cream types (chocolate base, vanilla base, mint base, etc.) and the put all the toppings out in cute bowls. Make sure you have a good mix of hard toppings (sprinkles, oreos, candy) and liquid (hot fudge, chocolate syrup, caramel).

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