A few changes coming your way!

Well hello there!

It has been entirely too long since I posted, lets just say life got in the way (new house, new puppy, work, etc!) So I am very excited to get back at it!

After sitting back and re-evaluating my blog and what I love to write about I decided that I not only love party planning but I love all things entertaining which in my world includes, DIY projects, cooking, baking and fashion! ¬†So I have decided I want to write about all of them – It’s my blog and I’ll write what I want right?! ūüôā

So you will get fun posts on all of these fabulous subjects and much more!

Hope you enjoy!

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House Warming party – Halloween edition!

If you love throwing a great party like I do then you will jump at any chance to do so!

Next on my list is an oldie but a goody Рa house warming party! 

Whether you just moved into a new humble abode or you are showing off some new renovations, inviting friends and family over for a comfy and cozy celebration is always a great idea! 

I personally just moved into a new home outfitted with a fantastic backyard, oodles of extra space and a sweet puppy to seal the deal!  And to pay tribute to the upcoming holiday I am planning a fantastic Halloween inspired house warming party.

 Since I am more into the traditional look of fall decor rather than the over the top Halloween adornments I have gathered some terrific ideas sure to make any fall party a hit! 

A successful shindig starts with a well dressed hostess so whether you are having a costume themed party or going all out traditional, below are some gorgeous ideas on how to dress the part! 

Go with a fabulous sweater dress and if you are feeling a little festive add a subtle Halloween accessory!

Check out these adorable cat ears at Etsy store Fairy Rings Shop

Halloween Cat Ears Headband  - Glitter Fabric -  Available in 30 Colours - Black Cat costume, Cat woman, halloween outfit, sparkly, cute

Pair that Halloween flare with this gorgeous Stella and Dot Pegasus Necklace 

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Now on to my favorite part of any party РDecor! There are so many options for a Halloween party that I had to narrow it down to the style I am going with Рone part country, one party spooky! 

Try creating your own pumpkin clad front porch

fall mantel

Amazing DIY centerpiece Рcheck it out here! 

Photo courtesy of Yesterday's Sweetheart

Now on to the last detail of any fantastic party – food and drinks!

See below for some tasty Halloween treats! 

Blue cheese ricotta dip 

Pistachio Chocolate apples 

caramel apples on a platter

Pumpkin drink cooler! 

Carve your own pumpkin ice bucket

Trick or treat! 

Moving? Throw a packing party!

Moving is no small job no matter how you look at it, but with a few friends, drinks and food you can turn a dreaded night into a party for all! Invite your girlfriends, break out the spirits and delicious food and get busy! 

To prepare your guests for the night send out a festive evite with details.  This way they are sure to join in on the action!   Check out a few of the sites below for customizable evites:

Punchbowl 

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Or if you are feeling more traditional check out Etsy shop pixelstopaper for printable invites

Going Away or Bon Voyage Party Invitation DEPOSIT

Food and drinks are always the best motivation so guarantee your guests are well fed and hydrated with these easy and delish recipes!

Homemade Pizza  

Skinny Sangria (the guilt free cocktail!) 

skinny strawberry sangria

A little something sweet! РWhite chocolate Raspberry cookies 

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Now you will most likely be in your most comfortable outfit so no fashion tips this time but parties are never without style!  Show your guests how thankful you are for all of their help with some unique gifts.  See below for some great ideas!

Stella and Dot Mini Joy Candle

Mini Joy Candle by Stella & Dot

Stella and Dot Mini Passion Candle 

Mini Passion Candle by Stella & Dot

Now get packing! 

Love,

Sam

Are we ready for some football?!

It’s that time of the year again.¬†

The smell of pumpkin spice lattes, falling leaves and yep you guessed it, men in tight uniforms fighting for an odd-shaped ball and touchdowns galore! Now if you are like me and enjoy the social aspect of football more than the actual game itself then here are some great ideas to throw a Sunday football bash!

1. Style – Let’s get to the most important part of being a hostess, what you wear! Depending on whether you are watching the San Francisco 49ers or your favorite college football team (University of Nevada, Reno for me) you need to dress the part!¬†A little team pride and accessories will do the trick!¬† Check out my Sunday football style below!

UNR Blue! 

Blue stripes with Stella & Dot Nora Pendant 

Blue stripe shirt

San Francisco 49ers

Red stripes with Stella & Dot Gold Sutton Necklace 

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2.  You are going to need food, lots of it.  Chances are you will have a large amount of hungry men drinking adult beverages so you need to make sure they are not only fed but so are their significant others.  

Here are a few of my favorite game day snacks!

Cheese Stuffed Apple Chicken Meatballs (Slow Cooker)

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Mini Brownie Football Pies

Mini Brownie Football Pies | crazyforcrust.com | Perfect for game day!

Delish healthy¬†Spinach Dip!¬†(Shhh.. if you don’t tell them they wont know it’s healthy!)¬†

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Last but not least – decor, decor, decor! My first and most times only stop for decorations is the one and only Etsy.¬† They have hands down the most unique, creative decorations around.¬† Plus, don’t we always want to try to support small business?!

Hello My Sweet – one of many fabulous Etsy shops

Football Goal Posts - Party Table Decorations

 Ready, set, hike!

Love,

Sam