Easy Centerpiece Idea

uploaded-file-53605Want an easy idea for a centerpiece for your next party? Check out this fish bowl idea. It's an easy and fun addition to your table. It was inexpensive but added a lot of impact and a little whimsy. I put the vase on a candle holder with a wide base and used mounting tape to secure it.   

Fish $5 each (Pier 1)

Round Vase: $6 (Wal-Mart)

Sea Glass $6 (Target)

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Photo credit: Arden Photography


Another Vote for Best Summer Drink: The Double Bubble

The Double Bubble! All you need is sparkling Italian soda  and Prosecco. You can find the Prosecco at any wine store and the sparkling soda at Target, Whole Foods, or World Market. I love the Target brand---and it is only $2.50 a bottle. It comes in several different flavors but I used the blood orange for this recipe.  DIY Garden Party

The Double Bubble

3 ounces sparkling Italian soda

1-2 ounces Prosecco

This refreshing cocktail is my spin on the traditional Mimosa but you serve it on the rocks. All you have to do is pour the sparkling Italian soda over ice and float the Prosecco on top. Delish!                                          

Photo credit Arden Photography


New Favorite Summer Drink- The Martie-ni

                                                                                                           Favorite Summer DrinksWhile woking on a new article for MSN on summer drinks, I found my own new favorite! Shake up some of these tonight.


(use standard 6-oz martini glasses for serving)

6 ounces Absolut vodka

4  ounces PAMA pomegranate liquor

 2 ounces Limoncello

Add ice and ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and serve in chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a twist. I am still perfecting my twist---this handy dandy tool makes it easier. I got it at Target.


Outdoor Movie Night Party Preview

Looking for something a little different for your next party? Why not host an outdoor movie night? It's a little like a drive-in movie. Everyone brings their lawn chairs, quilts, and sets up camp right on the lawn for this party.

This party is great for date night with other couples or it can be fun for kids of all ages. All you need is one of these awesome inflatable movie screens, speakers, a snack bar and you're good to go!  We want to thank Laurie and Mike Pitts for allowing us to come over and help them create an outdoor movie night party for 50 of their friends.It was a lot of fun.

Geoff Carlisle from Jamm Entertainment made it a real party with a huge sound system and great music!  Thanks, Geoff!

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