All posts tagged: cocktail party

{pin this} time for fall cocktails

Today was the first day in the City that truly felt like fall. I finally switched over the wardrobe and broke out a jacket. During the first few weeks of fall is the perfect time for entertaining at home. No need to worry about the sweltering heat (from outside and in the kitchen), everyone is back from vacation, and before the craziness of the holidays sets it is the perfect time to catch up with friends over a cocktail (or two). This weekend I am having a few friends over to do just that and got my pin on with a few inspiration ideas- check them out! forget the crostini! use dried fruit as your vessel. getting in the mood with the right color palette update plain popcorn with a little rosemary loving this cocktail recipe it wouldn’t be a cocktail party without a little brie who says you have to use flowers to set the table? Make sure to check back next week for the results. Happy Thursday!

{Entertaining Friends} Fantasy Football Style

The 2012 Fantasy Football season has begun! I hosted our second annual draft party at my place on Tuesday night and while the draft was a success, my ability to balance the draft and blogging was an epic fail. I am still trying to find my blogging rhythm between setting up a party and taking the time to shoot it. My goal for this blog is to show how I really entertain at home and how my readers can do the same, so it might not always be perfect, but it is true to my life. Ok, thanks for letting me get that out! Back to the party! {Setting the Scene} We are chicks in a fantasy football league, of course we need t-shirts. I ordered ours from Blue Cotton with the league name on the front and each of our team names on the back. For decor, with a few fun pieces of football themed scrapbooking booking paper and tape I jazzed up the bar tray and side tables. The main even was the …