The super bowl is next weekend so i’ve dedicated this week’s blog posts to super bowl parties! It seems to be a very busy weekend for parties and entertaining so I thought it would be the perfect time to share easy recipes, decorating ideas and entertaining tips.
Today’s post: my top 3 entertaining tips for a party with boys
1. Make sure you have enough drinks for everyone! You want to have a lot of ice on hand and ensure you keep those drinks cold for your guests (if you are serving alcohol please make sure everyone has a safe way home!)
I love the use of frozen water filled balloons to keep drinks cold. Add these to a beer bucket to make them more man-friendly.
2. Arrange to have a variety of finger foods instead of one meal. Super Bowl parties are all about snacks and appetizers! I’ll be sharing some super simple, super delicious recipes later this week so you can serve great food without being stuck in the kitchen all day/night!
3. Have enough seats. This is really important if you’re having a group over. This party is all about a televised event so your guests will want to sit down and be comfortable. Play around with your furniture and don’t be afraid of rentals! Most companies have decent prices, quite a few options and they deliver.
Today I am sharing some of my favourite DIY home organization projects. When it’s this cold out, craft time and a hot chocolate sounds like the perfect Sunday
What I love about these projects is that most of them can be done with items you already have at home!
Using an old frame or window shutter to hang jewellery is an awesome idea! I love the look of having everything displayed so it can easily be found yet be organized and look nice.
Does anyone else have a scarf obsession? I have SO many and this DIY project is perfect to keep them all in one spot. Using shower curtain hooks and zip ties- this super functional piece is easy to make and fits right in the closet!
When it comes to crafts Martha Stewart knows best! Check out this post about how to create this awesome etched glass jars to stay organized in the kitchen.
Tomorrow i’ll be posting 3 delicious weekend crockpot recipes.
Last week I posted about some of my favourite soup recipes, one of my favourite pairings for soup is a yummy sandwich (a great with salad too of course).
Last night we had gourmet sandwiches and soup for dinner- it was delicious and simple!
The Gourmet Grilled Cheese: this is a go-to in our home. use your favourite bread, fill with mozzarella, avocado and bacon then grill on a george foreman or cook as you would a grilled cheese.
Turkey, Apple & Brie: this is a delicious sandwich which tastes gourmet yet is so easy to make. It’s great for days when you have turkey leftovers. Slice your favourite bread, spread whichever dressing you like (we like honey dijon mustard), add turkey, brie and thinly sliced apples. YUM!
This weekend was filled with brides, sparkles and colors. My weekend inspired this post- Pantone’s color of the year (2014) is Radiant Orchid is slowly starting to show up and it’s exciting. I was kind of surprised by this color choice, but I like it. It’s bright, comes in many pretty shades and goes well with other colors and neutrals (which I love!).
To brighten up your Monday, here’s a little color inspiration!
In your home
In your closet
For events & weddings
Gourmet sandwiches and products I love: kitchen edition still coming up this week!