A Super Bowl Champion

This year we’re ordering out the main meal for the Super Bowl party, so the pressure for perfecting a calzone or mathematically figuring out how much pulled pork each person will eat is off. I decided tackle (!) one of my favorite desserts – gooey brownies. They’re really simply to make, but emotionally it feels […]

If you can’t cook a turkey,

You’re not alone. I am deeply terrified of trying to cook a turkey. I’m no vegetarian, but just solo cooking a giant bird seems a bit horrific to me. Instead, I prefer to bring apps, sides, or a dessert to any Thanksgiving events I attend. If you’re responsible for appetizers, you might try one of […]

Grab a cigar, and hit the bar!

My love of event planning is magnified when a birthday comes around. I always love helping to throw a birthday party, and without a doubt, I love to throw surprise parties for my loved ones. This month, my husband turned 30 – and, of course, we had to celebrate him. Over the past few years, […]

Center of Attention

Of all of the details of your wedding day, center pieces often become the center of attention. Throughout the day, your guests are moving, greeting, dancing. But for over an hour, your guests are stationary at a seat. Whether you’re serving brunch of a 5 course dinner, your center pieces become the center of attention. […]

Bathroom Baskets

A September bride was talking with me about bathroom baskets – and it was then that I realized that a bride may never see the other side of it, so now wonder she asked: Do you make a basket for the men’s room? The answer is yes. While I firmly believe gender neutral bathrooms should […]

Work Wife

Losing your work-spouse is truly a tragic event. While you’re so excited for the opportunity that lies ahead of them, it’s devastating to lose your coffee-run bud, commiseration partner, and just the brightest part of your day at work. Throwing a going away party at your office is a bit of a different vibe than […]

Sliding into Mudslides

There’s only a few weeks left of warm summer nights, and I plan to make the most of them! One of the best ways – for crews 21 and older – is to mix up a blender full of mud slides and enjoy a backyard fire pit. I first had a mudslide a few years […]

Pop bottles – or cans

While I have no complaints about prosecco, I have one or two thoughts on the containers. The small bottles are adorable – and I strongly encourage them for bridesmaid proposals – but they’re not quite the right size. A big bottle is too much to drink on your average night by yourself, and unless you’ve […]

Bach Bash

This week I’ve been helping a MOH finalize details for her older sister’s bachelorette party. The MOH is such a sweet girl, but hasn’t been to many bachelorette parties yet since she hasn’t reached her “wedding season” yet. We were talking about games, so I thought I’d share a post about some easy bachelorette party […]