Astrology Mixer

The summer solstice is the perfect time for an astrology themed dinner party! I invited all my girlfriends and asked them to bring a new friend along so we could all meet new people. Of course it ended up raining that night, so I got two 10×10 pop up tents with beige tops. I hungContinue reading “Astrology Mixer”

Dumpling Birthday Party

There is a dumpling in almost every culture! That was the idea behind this party. Every couple/guest brought a different kind of dumpling and a matching alcohol. We had raviolis + wine, mandu + soju, pierogies + polish beer, gyoza + sake, and empanadas + beer. Each guest got a turn in the kitchen andContinue reading “Dumpling Birthday Party”

First Day of Spring Brunch

I celebrated the first day of spring on my balcony sipping mimosas! I set up a lower table with cushions for seats. It was topped with a table cloth, table runner, colorful plates, flowers and a cheese board. I opted for pastels for the place settings and brighter flowers to balance everything out. I madeContinue reading “First Day of Spring Brunch”

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about partying, it can be a *mature* adult brunch too. I set up a cutesy brunch tablescape, perfect for sipping mimosas. I found a green clover/flower-y table runner and topped that with green and white candles. The center piece was a light green plant and I addedContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Brunch”

Astrology Cocktail Birthday Party

This is a birthday party for the astrology lover! We had six guests – everyone chose a cocktail from the Mixology of Astrology recipe book, brought ingredients and glasses, and then presented to the group. Of course we did a taste testing after each one. DECORI tried to keep it simple and choose a blueContinue reading “Astrology Cocktail Birthday Party”

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”

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”

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.

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