Category Archives for "Social"

November 7, 2017

How to Throw an Adventurous Wine and Cheese Party

Looking to up your entertaining game? Host a fun and adventurous wine and cheese party for your friends! Find ideas for appetizers, where to find pairings, supplies needed, games, and more!

A wine and cheese party is a great social icebreaker. Learn supplies you’ll need, how to choose pairings, and how to get your guests talking about the tastings.

As soon as it hit my tongue, my nose crinkled.

My eyes blurred with tears as this particularly pungent variety ravaged my taste buds.

“Try the port,” my co-worker Jen smiled.

Sweet relief, I thought, as I threw my head back and swigged the wine.

Then something happened.

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October 24, 2017

Merry & Light: 16 of the Most Unbelievably Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Celebrate the season and stay fit with these 16 healthy holiday appetizers. They're great for a holiday party, Thanksgiving, Christmas eve, or New Year's eve. Low carb, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and gluten-free options included! Try a quick and easy dip, sweet and savory shareable, or a fresh take on veggies.

Healthy holiday appetizers will help you stick to your eating plan and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.

My eyes scanned the appetizers at my friend’s Christmas party, searching for something – anything – I could eat without feeling a pang of regret later.

I felt a growl in my stomach and that tingling of my mouth just starting to water at the smell of baked brie, cheesy quiche, and gloriously buttery pastries. Dejected, I hung my head and walked away, dhoulders slumped, silently chiding myself for not having eaten before I came.

It wasn’t my friend’s fault.  It’s not her job to cater to my diet and lifestyle.  That’s MY job!  And I had failed.

I stood there, biting my lip, fists clenched and turning white.  I’d known her party wouldn’t be laid with a dazzling display of healthy holiday appetizers.  I was mad…  At myself.  Why didn’t I eat before?  Better yet, why didn’t I bring something healthy to share?  What was I thinking?

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June 20, 2017

Crafts & Cocktails Night: A Start-to-Finish Guide

Take girls night to the next level by hosting a craft night and serving some fun cocktails using this start-to-finish guide! Learn which people to invite, find craft project ideas, and discover easy appetizers to serve!

You and your friends love having movie nights or grabbing drinks.  But sometimes those activities get a little… old.

Why not liven things up a bit with a crafts & cocktails night?

You’ll get to hang out with your pals while making something cute and enjoying a cold drink.  Best of all, you won’t have to sit through “Coyote Ugly” (again).

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May 25, 2017

Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Housewarming Party

Housewarming parties are a great way to introduce your new home to friends and family. Follow these tips and tricks to plan a perfect housewarming party! Great ideas for food, invitations, and favors. Also works if you're on a budget!

Housewarming parties allow you to share the joy of a new home with friends and family, as well as meet new neighbors.  However, a big party right after moving to a new home can quickly turn you into a ball of stress.  By following a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll pull off the perfect housewarming party.  And, you’ll hang on to your sanity in the process.  Oh, and before I forget – I have a free printable for you, too!

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