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Trash Talk: 4 Tips Holiday Hosts Should Not Refuse

November 26, 2015

Used wrapping paper! Disposable holiday plates! Cups! Napkins! Leftovers! There’s no doubt about it: guests and holidays equal extra trash. And while I admit that garbage isn’t anyone’s favorite topic, it’s one of those “It’s-got-to-be-done, might-as-well-do-it-right” tasks that I actually find kind of appealing. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to simplify the holiday…

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5 Ways to Make Holiday Prep Less Stressful

November 11, 2015

From shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating, the holidays offer plenty of reasons to feel overwhelmed. But literally getting your house in order can help give your mindset a makeover. “Getting organized can help you feel more in control of your schedule and your surroundings so the holidays feel less chaotic,” says Rashelle Isip,…

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Make It a Party: Farm-to-Table Style

October 08, 2015

There’s a reason that chefs everywhere frequent farmers markets and swear by seasonal cooking. Even the simplest dishes are more delicious when you take advantage of fresh-picked goodness! Home cooks have finally caught on and climbed aboard the local and seasonal bandwagon too, which makes this a perfect time to host your own farm-to-table dinner party, celebrating…

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Did You Know We Sell … Party Trays?

September 25, 2015

If you like to party (and we know you do), then you need a proper perch for serving up everything from cocktails to canapés. Fortunately, we stock the prettiest — and most practical — party trays around. Triple Treat A tiered trio of porcelain trays allows for an artful, edible arrangement that doesn’t completely dominate…

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Make It a Party: Movies Under the Stars

September 09, 2015

Cool summer evenings are the best time to entertain and the perfect opportunity to host a “Movies Under the Stars” party. Throwing an outdoor movie night sounds elaborate, but it actually can be pretty simple. Channel a laid-back, drive-in theater vibe with these easy tips: The Spot Get creative with your space and make use of…

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Your Guide to Game-Day Beer Pairings

August 27, 2015

Whether you’re hosting a tailgate party or a homegate party for the big football game this fall, make it worthy of the highlight reel by pairing beers with your game-day fare. At the very least, you’ll keep guests (even those who put money on the losing team) in festive spirits while securing your place in…

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