we’re moving!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

We’ve been working on a new blog to bring you all things wedding planning, celebration inspiration and bridal lifestyle!

I am so excited to start this new adventure and would love for you to come with me!

Please, please, please check us out here, at our new spot! we’d love to see you there :)

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muffins

Looking for easy weekday breakfast recipes? We’ve got muffins today and more coming next week!

I love making a batch muffins and having them ready for a quick breakfast or snack.

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk

Corn Muffins

Bacon & Egg Muffins

Black Tea Honey Muffins (I have yet to try these but I saw the recipe and it looks yummy!- I cannot wait to test the recipe next weekend!)

Cinnamon Muffins

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5 benefits to hiring an event planner

Good morning everyone,

Welcome back to creative entertaining. Last weekend I were part of the planning for a 13th birthday party and our client was so happy she featured us on a lifestyle post in her business blog. Today I am sharing part of that post and telling you about my 5 benefits to hiring an event planner!

1. You’ll get more for your dollar- Planners often have connections to vendors and wholesalers. They can negotiate with these contacts and get you the best deals.

2. They are creative! Planners have done this before and will have creative ways of putting things together to make your event look awesome without breaking the budget!

3. Someone is there to help you set up and tear down. Hosting a party can be a long day and having someone on site to help you – or do the setting up for you – can be a huge stress reliever!

4. Planners can help you develop your theme and stay focused. There are so many options these days! Having someone help you stay on track and coordinate the different aspects of the event can be very helpful.

5. Your time is valuable- this is their job. Hire someone who is priced reasonably and you will enjoy giving your input and then letting the professionals get things done so you can work on everything else going on in your life.

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Stay tuned for delicious muffin recipes tomorrow! and wedding planning tips later this week.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

wedding wednesday: groomsmen gifts

Happy Wednesday!

With the cold weather and engagement season in full swing I have been in total wedding mode lately- Pinterest, meetings and crafts have taken over my life but I have to say- I absolutely love it!

I’ve been chatting (and writing) a lot about entertaining, decor, recipes etc. And although men probably benefit of the recipes.. I don’t want them to feel left out! So today’s wedding wednesday is for the boys! (and maybe for the girls since you will probably be doing some of this shopping).

Groomsmen gifts can be a little tricky so I collected a few of my favourite ideas for you!

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I love these personalized cufflinks- in my mind wedding party gifts are all about adding a personal touch and making those close to you feel extra special- this gift does that perfectly!

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Boat shoes! What a great gift, these are the perfect show for everyman

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Every man needs a great wedding/survival kit. A tie, some whiskey, a cigar and some steak spice is pretty much all they need!

I’ve got so many more, I may have to do part 2 :)

happy planning! wishing you all a wonderful day

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saturday super bowl inspiration: the details

Happy Saturday!!

The last post in our Superbowl Party Inspiration series; today it’s all about the details

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Super simple DIY project- wrap tin cans with cardboard paper to make them themed to your party!

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How amazing is this football field table? A little fabric, white tape and cardboard cut out letters makes a statement.

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Love this. And the boys will too.

Looking for fun printables? Check out this post over at mom fab fun.

Missed our posts earlier this week?

We shared entertaining tips, party dips , flatbread pizzas and yummy game day desserts!

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We’re off to set up a very special 13th birthday today

wishing you all a wonderful day!

super bowl party inspiration: flatbread pizza

Happy Friday!

The weekend begins today and I only have one more post after this for Superbowl inspiration.

Today I am sharing the tastiest item on my Superbowl party menu and tomorrow it’s all about the details!

The modern take on traditional party food- Flatbread pizzas are bite size, so delicious and easy to make- definitely a crowd pleaser

Buffalo Chicken

Chicken & Black Bean

BBQ Chicken

Mexican Hamburger Flatbread

Pesto, Mozzarella & Sun-dried Tomato

My favourite? Artichoke dip as the base, chicken, bacon, chopped spinach and goat cheese YUM!

You add pretty much any topping and it will be a great appetizer or meal.

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wishing you all a wonderful day!

super bowl party inspiration: desserts

Happy Thursday!

The weekend is just a few days away and I hope you all have something to look forward to- whether it be friends, family, relaxing or celebrating!

For those of you who will be preparing for the super bowl on Sunday here are some easy delicious party desserts.

Mississipi Mud Brownies

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Football Whoopie Pies

I’ll be making my favourite peanut butter balls!

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Looking for a great party dip? Check out this post.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

 

super bowl party inspiration: party dips!

Day 2 of our super bowl party week!

Some of my favourite appetizers are party dips! I love having a delicious dip for pita bread, crackers, chips or veggies!

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I’ve put together a collection of party dip recipes to inspire your super bowl party menu- I’ve got to warn you they are addictive!

Tuscan White Bean Dip

Goat Cheese and Artichoke Dip

Clean Eating Guacamole

Like a little more spice?

Spicy Shrimp Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

7 Layer Mexican Dip

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Entertaining tip: prepare small bowls and avoid having your guests lean over each other to get their snack, avoid double dipping and create portion control!

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These are all so yummy and easy! Make them the night before and reheat them before serving.

wishing you all a wonderful day!