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5 Stylish DIY Party Decor Ideas

VIDEO: 5 Easy & Adorable DIY Party Decor Ideas

Hi guys! I stopped by the Rachael Ray show not long ago to share some super easy and uber stylish DIY party decor ideas. These are fun for all year round but also perfect for holiday entertaining season! Click the video below to watch. And – to make your floral arrangement  more holiday themed, just substitute cranberries for lemons and voilà! Which idea is your favorite?

Tips for Creating a Stylish Home Bar

A Guide to Creating the Ultimate Home Bar

When it comes to entertaining, it’s great to have a well-stocked bar so you can be ready to entertain at a moment’s notice. Every grown-up home should have a proper bar and if you don’t, setting up the perfect home bar is way easier than you think! Read on for my tips on creating the ultimate home bar including how to style it, the essential spirits to stock it with and the most stylish tools and accessories to help you mix up the perfect cocktail!

I love a good bar cart because of its versatility. You can style them up …

Cinnamon Spiced Nuts 4

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts

I have a few super easy, go-to snack recipes that I have on deck when I’m entertaining at home and one of them are these yummy maple cinnamon spiced nuts. If I’m hosting a dinner these are great for people to nosh on before the meal is served and they also make the perfect little nibbles for a cocktail party. They’re crunchy, sweet and not too heavily candy-coated with a thin layer of sugary goodness that’s just right. These are also one of my favorite things to make because they’re deliciously fragrant and fill my home with the most amazing …

Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving Wine Picks from a Master Sommelier

During the holidays we spend so much time obsessing over menus and food prep but let’s be real people, the holidays are also an excuse for indulgent alcohol consumption! Aside from good food, I look forward to wine, wine and more wine on Thanksgiving! If you’re stumped on what wine to pair with your Thanksgiving meal, I’ve asked Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier and owner of Chicago’s Boarding House, to share her expert advice and go-to wine picks, all of which are widely available and almost all are under $20!

When considering what wines to serve on Thanksgiving, Alpana …

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas Intro

Holiday Table Inspiration

When you’re spending hours in the kitchen preparing a huge holiday meal, my philosophy is to simplify your table setting as much as possible. I prefer a more casually elegant setting when I’m entertaining at home which to me feels much more inviting and unstuffy. I put this table setting together last year for an editorial and thought I’d revisit it with these never-seen-before outtakes to illustrate some useful tips and and inspiration for setting your holiday table. (Photos by Marietta Leung)

Don’t spend a fortune on fancy dinnerware!
I don’t believe in the idea of having extra-fancy china …