Crafts · Party/Tablescapes

How To Embellish Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns are an inexpensive way to add both light and a fun festive element to a celebration. And now that individual battery operated lanterns are available, they can be hung anywhere. However, finding them decorated and in your particular color scheme is a bit more difficult. I wanted white lanterns with green flowers for my Dum… Continue reading How To Embellish Chinese Lanterns

Entertaining · Party/Tablescapes · Recipes

Chinese Noodle Salad With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Because the weather has been so hot, I decided to throw an Asian themed dinner party I called Dim Sum On The Deck where I mainly served Chinese take-out appetizers and beer. It’s a fun party to host because you can spend most of your energy on party decorating and leave the cooking to your favorite local Chinese take-out place,… Continue reading Chinese Noodle Salad With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Party/Tablescapes

A Succulent Succulents Cake For An 80th Birthday Party

Earlier this year I threw a Quilt Themed Party for my mother’s 80th birthday. So, when my father turned 80 in June, I wanted to have a celebration for him as well. My dad and stepmother had rented a large vacation home in the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland for the last week of June and… Continue reading A Succulent Succulents Cake For An 80th Birthday Party

Entertaining · Party/Tablescapes

Romantic Flower-themed Summer Tablescape

A sultry July evening is the perfect time to take advantage of all the blooms in your garden and host a dinner party with a Romantic Flower-themed Summer Tablescape. Of course, I don’t need and excuse to celebrate all things floral. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I am a bit pin-crazy when… Continue reading Romantic Flower-themed Summer Tablescape

Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape

The patriotic bunting that festoons the porch railings of historic homes on the 4th of July always seems so old-timey and charming that when I saw all this red, white, and blue glory at Hobby Lobby, I knew that it would be coming home with me. Unfortunately, I do not have a historic home, but I could… Continue reading An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape