Growing up, it seemed as if my parents were always entertaining. A couple of times a month, they and their friends would gather around the table outside in our backyard for quality food and quality conversation. My sisters and I would always help with the prep, but then we never got to join in the fun. Those adults and their rules! Now that I'm older, I've tried to follow in my mom's footsteps when it comes to the Alfresco dining situation. Here are a few of my fave simple tips on how to pull off your own Alfresco dinner party!
Whenever my husband and I are entertaining outside (which is a lot!), we like to have games to keep our guests having a good time. There are the classics like frisbee and football, but how fun are these game ideas? The giant Jenga? I'm sure that's a crowd-pleaser!
The dog days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to relax with family and friends in the backyard. Don't forget to shed some light on your party! Here are ten super easy outdoor lighting ideas for your next outdoor party or barbecue.
If the title of this recipe alone doesn't make you want to run to the store and snag all the ingredients to make it immediately, well then I can't help you. Nutella? Love it. Berries? You bet. Crostini?! Oh my.
It's the season for outdoor soirees. And before you go crazy purchasing new decorations for all the parties you plan to have, take a look in your backyard. Some of those accessories can actually double as decor!
Just in time for tomorrow! These rice krispie treats are definitely more sophisticated and adult than the usual kind we see at barbecues and parties!
When I think of Summer, I think of warm weather and outdoor dinner parties. Ohh, the parties! It's always the most fun to gather friends and family around for some grub and good conversation. Here are 12 fun ideas to help guarantee a good time!
If there's a food that I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be the avocado. Those things are the tastiest and why have I never thought to use the shell to serve the prepared food IN?!? This shredded Cajun chicken looks fantastic and even tastier served up in avocado shells!
Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies would
Eating should be fun! (It usually is.) Get happy in the kitchen with these 15 colorful dishes that are sure to delight your diet!
This makeover might be a head-scratcher for some. I mean, there wasn't anything necessarily wrong with the kitchen "before." And, as a matter of fact, I'm sure it was some peoples' idea of a dream kitchen. It wasn't, however, its owners' idea of a dream kitchen. With the help of designer Becki Owens, they ditched the Tuscan vibe completely. Professionally sprayed
I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.
Dria's kitchen has evolved over the years, and, recently, she documented its journey. Pictured above is how the kitchen looked when she put a bid on the house. Below is a picture of Dria's first makeover, which you might call a bridge to the more major makeover she had in mind. This re-do included
Does mommy need a cocktail on Mother's Day? If so, read on and get ready to salivate, because, yes, their pictures are