The Basics to Stocking Your Bar

If you have been following my ezines and blogs for a little bit, you will have noticed that I like to be crazy organized at all times (A.D.D., no question). It also shouldn’t surprise you that I have subfolders for each party we do full of information that tells me exactly how much was drunk, eaten, broken, spilled, etc… By doing this, I can average out how many bottles of Ketel One were poured versus Absolut and Stockholm Krystal. The same goes for the mixers, bags of ice and the like. So, if you’d like a few helpful tips to stocking the bar for YOUR next event, read on! Ice: Figure 2 pounds per person for serving and chilling. Get it delivered an hour or so before the party begins […]

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Tips for a Dazzling July 4th Celebration

During this Independence Day, the sky doesn’t have to be the only thing getting “oohs” and “ahhs”. Your 4th of July celebration can have your guests saluting your patriotism and your savvy party planning skills with these fresh ideas. 1)Put a new “Twist” on it a Celebrate with a 50’s theme. Decorate your tables with checkered tablecloths, Coca-Cola bottles, vinyl records, and the resurrected spirit of The Fonz. Have everyone dress in 50’s attire and participate in a dance contest for the ages. 2) Let your menu fly the colors Feast on patriotic-themed food, like American flag-shaped pizzas, star-shaped corn bread, blueberries and strawberries in cream, blue corn chips with salsa and sour cream, etc. 3) Serve up a cold one A 4th of July celebration isn’t complete until you’ve […]

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