Simply, A Cupcake Party


pouring drinks

It seems I’ve been locked up in my home office for months now, finishing projects, blogging, and most importantly, writing my book.

With the end of April came my final deadline to hand my manuscript in to my publisher. And after months of hard work, I am proud to say that I am finally finished! While I will be working with my editor in the coming the year with layout, tweaks, and finishing touches, the bulk of it, and the heavy work, so to speak, is done!

To celebrate, and also to apologize for being too busy to visit over the last 4 months or so, I invited my close family over for a little impromptu afternoon Champagne & Cupcake Party.

It was nothing extravagant, but time with family is always special and my family, in particular, is fun. And because I’m not known for my cooking and baking skills, my husband went to our favorite Cupcakery, Velvet and picked out a dozen of our favorite flavors. With the deliciously rich cupcakes though, I decided to add Simply Cranberry Cocktail to the champagne to give our taste buds a little lift.

Cupcake party with Simply Cranberry  - table

I used vintage eyelet doilies and table runners with my new pastel cupcake plates for a simple & Springtime touch. I left the table mostly bare so the ladies could work on a fun paper craft project to make use of our sugar rush.

sipping cocktails

sipping champagne


Perfectly sweet, perfectly tart, Simply Cranberry Cocktail was a refreshing twist to the champagne and a great addition to our little celebratory soiree.

Made with not-from-concentrate cranberry juice, it was the perfect beverage for my 2 year old niece, Delilah. With no added preservatives and gently pasteurized, it’s kept chilled from the time of blending and sold in your grocer’s refrigerated section.

mom and delilah

cupcakes in cake stand -  pastel cake plates -eyelet doilies

morgan cupcakes

Delilah eating a cupcake

scott eating a cupcake

cupcakes in cake stand

simply cranberyy juice cocktail

cheers

me mom morgan delilah

From Left: My sister in law Morgan & my niece, Delilah, me, my mom
Also shown my husband and brother

* Alexia Admor dress | black Avarcas sandals c/o Avarcas

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

140 Comments

  • Nosce te ipsum

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    The photos are so pretty. :)

    http://nosceteipsum9.blogspot.com/

  • MyFashionInspiration

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    This looks so nice and cosy :)

    My Fashion Inspiration

  • Anonymous

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    It is very awesome and Good Party.
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  • Anesa

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Nice photos =) The Coctail look really good.

  • Star Vogue

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like you all had a great time! Great post and lovely cup cakes! :)
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

  • el_martina

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    lovely pictures!!! your dress ia very pretty!

  • Elle

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Why do you use a high-end champagne like VC to drown its delicate taste in other sugars and flavors??

  • Chelsea Warren

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    “Perfectly sweet, perfectly tart, Simply Cranberry Cocktail was a refreshing twist to the champagne and a great addition to our little celebratory soiree.”

    Yeah.. Great cut and paste from the marketing pack they gave you… Your blog shouldn’t be trying to shill juice, under the guise of a blog post, unless it BLATANTLY states that it was a paid advertisement.

    I used to read this blog daily, now, not so much. I don’t want someone using their blogger/reader relationship, to try and use me as their marketing product.

    You should know better than that. You’ve violated the trust.

  • Maddie

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with the post above… I used to read this blog daily and now it seems like it’s basically just advertisement after advertisement disguised (quite poorly) as a blog. Sorry to say that you’re now removed from my bookmarks.

  • Kristen Davolt

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Music and decorations can make any get together a party.

  • The Macons

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Oh I like to bring out bright table cloths, cloth napkins, and my tiny crystal salt and pepper bowls with tiny matching spoons! It always sets the “get together” mood for me! Oh and champagne, that definitely helps!

  • Every day's an adventure

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    People will complain about anything & everything. Man O man. Who cares what her blog is about. it is HER blog. If you don’t like it, simply don’t read t. No need to trow out bitter comments. Oh and for the record at the head o her post she states:

    “This review is sponsored by BlogHer and Simply Cranberry Coctail. (jus sayin!)

    That being said, I love the blog. Cute ideas all the time!

    I think to make a party pop and be festive you need lots of color. Flowers, deco, plates, napkins. A bit of flare! :)

  • Chelsea Warren

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Did some research, and it looks like they paid, and provided the materials, for female bloggers to host “parties” where they just HAPPENED to feature this juice.

    http://www.blogher.com/simply-cranberry-reviews-and-sweepstakes

    I’ll be sure to go through the list and remove anyone that has jumped on this bandwagon. It’s one thing to post a brand, or a label, or to blatantly say it’s a paid advertisement. But to pass it off as a random happenstance, is distasteful.

    I hope this is a lesson learnt.

  • Pearl Sanders

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand why people think she’s passing this off as anything other than it is. It says at the VERY beginning that this is a sponsored post; don’t be mad because you didn’t pay attention to the disclaimer at the top of the page. If you aren’t enjoying the blog anymore, that is your business, but you shouldn’t make false accusations.

    That said, I love the blog. I’ve continued to enjoy it every time I read it.

    I don’t throw a lot of parties at home – if anything, I like to bake a couple things. That, with good wine and nice music, sets the stage for a really enjoyable conversation that with my family ranges from college to politics to science.

  • Güler

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    waaow! tribal dress is perfeect! and nail art of course:)

    my diy blog—> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/

  • astr!d

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    i completely agree with everyday’s an adventure, she put it perfectly! idk why people go off on blogs anyway. just quit reading if you dont like it anymore!!!! plus this blog is meagan’s income- yes she gets paid to play with makeup, clothes, and all types of other fun things. geeez, dont be so rude just bc u are jealous!!! this inst high school!! (insert eye roll)

    now, that business being outta the way- by the time i organize food, cake, invites, and managing the choas of having a party at my house, im pretty much spent!! lol i guess thats mostly bc the parties i host are for my kids birthdays!! but, if i had more energy and money id love to do pretty vintage serveware, awesome and fancy foods, candles, and music playing on the record player!

  • Kathryn

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I think it’s the small details that make a party extra festive ans special :)

  • לסלי

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    You are AMAZING!
    I love that you used the Hermes paper purses as a fun project!

    I will never stop reading your blog :)

    Good friends and good food are all you need to make a party festive!

  • julianne

    May 9, 2012 | Reply
  • julianne

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I like to decorate!

  • vnssa906

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    my favorite way to make a get-together more festive is MUSIC! the right background music makes a hell of a difference!

    xxxo,
    Vanessa
    vnssa906[at]gmail.com

  • Sarah

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I think candles and music always add a little somethin somethin.

  • Cindy

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    We always play games that involve our teenage kids otherwise they just sit there and text..We also include and bring them in the conversation by asking them about what they are doing.

  • Cindy

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

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  • aurorajoyful

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Themes and games are two must-haves for me :)

    Love that you incorporated a project.. great idea!

  • Lia

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    So fun! I love to include an activity, like you did with the Hermes paper clutch DIYs. That, and a signature cocktail make a get together super fun for me! Great job!
    xo
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  • The818

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    “Did some research, clicked on the link provided at the top of your post, and saw the totally disclosed totally insignificant truth that this post was sponsored by simply cranberry so that you can continue to write this blog I read daily at no expense to me. I hope this is a lesson.”

    Good for you super sleuth. There’s a red “x” in the top corner of your browser — if something on the personal blog of a total stranger bothers you, don’t be afraid to close that window.

    Maeg, thanks again for the lovely party. Dee and I use our Hermes bags all the time.

  • antique engagement rings

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Simply orange is my orange juice of choice. I’m going to have to try their cranberry!

  • Laura

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    They don’t sell cranberry juice hereee :c
    Those cuppies look delicious! <3

  • Annika

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Maegan, you have the right to post whatever you want, but as another former reader, I thought you might want feedback. I, too, have stopped logging on regularly because you have so many adds. Not only do all the things on your sidebars slow my computer down (or even sometimes crash it), but I also find posts like this one no fun. :( Too bad.

  • Justine

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t throw many “parties” per se, more like casual get togethers, but for parties I think it’s in the details – fresh flowers, a great menu, playlist, perhaps a great table centerpiece, etc.

  • Mawiyah

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    This pictures are amazing – you havebcome quite the photgrapher – I like to add crafts at my parties! If it’s mostly ladies – LOL

    I’m sure you will, but P-L-E-A-S-E brush off those hater comments. Shoot – I’ve never tried this cranberry juice – but guess – I probably will now :)

    Do you boo – do you!

  • Carrie

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I love to have a theme to my get togethers to make them different and festive!

  • Natalya Steindler

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    This looks like it was such a fun time!! And those cocktails and cupcakes look delicious!! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • Ash @ Ash in Fashion

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    To make my home a bit more festive? Lots of lively, playful music, a few great treats, and inviting the right company over! Let’s face it, who we invite can make or break an event!

  • Nicole

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Best way to make a get together more festive is with music and signature cocktails (alcoholic and non). I already love the Simply line of juices and use them in cocktails all the time.

  • Nicole

    May 9, 2012 | Reply
  • shannon

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    best way to make a gathering more festive is to have lots of great treats (but I’m a baker, so that comes pretty easily for me!)

  • senora lo

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Great post! I love the glasses you used. I like to use special plates, cups, glasses, etc. to make our get togethers special.

  • Elle Sees

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I gotta have an excellent play list

  • Kee

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I love to have somewhat of a theme with the decor depending on the event/holiday/time of year. I particularly like when we can utilize our patio because we have such festive colors and a garden to enjoy. It makes me grateful to live in Southern California.

  • Sarah

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    When I’m entertaining it’s usually just all about the food, so I try to stick to a loose theme to make it a little more special than an everyday dinner.

  • Benita

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I have that “Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week Shirt!” I’ve never seen another one! =D

  • Emma (Glitter and Gold)

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats! I love your champagne flutes!!! Can you tell us where they are from!!

  • enhanced diamonds

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Love simply cranberry… my favorite!

  • Ginger

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I love to have some fancy kind of cocktail at my parties to make it festive!

  • Rhe Christine

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve not tried this juice but I probably will now! made not from concentrate is hard to find!!

    I usually like to add homemade and simple items to my parties….mason jars with wildflowers as the centerpieces…sweet and simple

    and don’t stop doing what you’re doing! you have an amazing blog and the fact that these people want to waste time saying horrible things about you just says how lame they are. i’m sure you know, haters gonna hate

  • Rhe Christine

    May 9, 2012 | Reply
  • Amy

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    My favorite way to make a party at my home more festive is selecting a theme. So, the decorations, food, drink, party favor and dress code would all follow the same theme. It’s really festive and fun!

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Amy

    May 9, 2012 | Reply
  • Kat

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Mmm Champagne and juice! Delicious. You know what we do for family gatherings? We actually do the same thing, but we add fresh berries to the punch bowl to give it that “refreshing” look. So delicious with champagne also. Great for photo ops too :)

    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta admit, this is one of the most forced and least authentic shills I’ve ever seen on a blog. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t expect something like this from you.

  • Anonymous

    May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Love the colors and glasses……

  • Ali

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    to make a party or get-together more festive, I always offer a specialty cocktail and hors d’oeuvres that match the theme of the party. for cinco de mayo i served margaritas (duh) in red and green glasses, as well as mini fish tacos. both were a hit!

  • Anonymous

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    i like adding party music! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous

    May 10, 2012 | Reply
  • Rebekah

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    People who get angry that a blog they used to like has too many ads are spending too much time on the internet. There are important things to get angry about!

    As for me, FOOD must be amazing and plentiful. If it’s a small gathering I love to bust out my favorite tea set or some cute glasses or a pretty wooden salad bowl (if it’s a big group I’m fine with paper plates and whatever tupperware the guests brought their dishes in).

  • Anonymous

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I have always loved your log, but this was awful.. I am sorry. Just awful.

  • Jane

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I feel for you having to deal with the jerks that leave these pissy messages here. I get annoyed about it as I blame them for your NOT posting more personal posts like you used to. Unfortunately, you were always criticized and attacked when you did. I loved them though. These readers just come across as so batty! So, a message to all those that “no longer read this blog” (but I bet you really do) GOOD RIDDANCE!! Anyway, Crate and Barrel should have sponsored this post as well as Simply, as I imagine they will have a surge in people looking to buy those flutes! The whole shebang just looks fab! Well done.

  • Jane

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Not that I’m implying that you got those glasses at C&B – in fact, I’m fairly certain you didn’t. They were just the closest match I could find. Feel free to post where to purchase if they’re available. Thanks.

  • AJwearsClothes

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I think the easiest way to throw a get together into party mode is with fun napkins! I like to keep fun napkins, plates, straws, even drink garnishes on hand so I can spice up a last minute fete.

  • jasmine

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    That Delilah is a little beauty!! My favorite way to make a gathering feel more festive is to pull out all my nicest dishes, glasses, and serving ware. It just makes everything feel more special.

  • Life's a shoe

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    this looks like a pretty and fun and new idea for a party! your pictures are so gorgeous

  • Jessica

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I love having a theme to tie everything together!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Jessica

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I tweeted too https://twitter.com/#!/jrwarfield/status/200605404277915648

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Elizabeth

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    To create a festive atmosphere, I believe in over-dressing! If I’m in a cute dress and great shoes, I immediately feel more festive and it carries over to others.

  • drollgirl

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    well THIS looks like a fun get together! and i love your dress!

    i used to hate cranberry juice, but for some reason i can handle it now. especially if it comes with champagne! :)

  • Jesse

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I love your blog, really! But this post was a little over the top with the marketing. I have seen sponsored posts done well (On this very blog) but this one just seemed to by copied directly from the press release. You can do better than that and I think judging by the response, your readers except you to do better than that.
    I know if I don’t have anything nice to say, you would rather I just shut up. I don’t care. This is meant as constructive criticism. Sponsored posts are great as long as you clearly state they’re sponsored and insert your own voice. You left out your voice, and your blog suffered.

  • Natalie

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sorry, but this reads like a commercial. That’s not why I read blogs.

  • Melissa Hansson pdxthrifty at g mail

    May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I love to have an occasion to pull out fancy serving pieces. All of my dining ware is gorgeous and was chosen by me (no special, off-limits china in my house), but it’s a special occasion when I pull out the cake platters, the delicate trays, or the tea sets. I love that all the colors match or coordinate and I have tons of choices for every event.

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    May 11, 2012 | Reply

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  • Courtney

    May 11, 2012 | Reply

    My favorite way to get family together is just to do it on othe spare of the moment. Too much planning can be stressful, this way, you avoid all the stress and just focus on having fun!

  • wigget

    May 11, 2012 | Reply

    games and partyware

  • Anonymous

    May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Could do without the commercial. For someone who “can’t stand America” you sure don’t mind shilling to make a buck.

  • Ashley

    May 11, 2012 | Reply

    I make sure I have great music.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  • ashley2white

    May 11, 2012 | Reply

    best way to make a party more festive- fun drinks, of course! :)

  • Anonymous

    May 12, 2012 | Reply

    It is too much tasty and Delicious cake for eat.
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  • sy

    May 13, 2012 | Reply

    I put out lots of snacks and turn on upbeat music.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • sy

    May 13, 2012 | Reply
  • Anonymous

    May 14, 2012 | Reply

    CHEERS TO YOU :)

  • chambanachik

    May 14, 2012 | Reply

    I like to hang decorations, put on some music, and make way too much dessert! :)

    chambanachik@gmail.com

  • Karina

    May 14, 2012 | Reply
  • Karina

    May 14, 2012 | Reply

    i like having a party theme

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  • JC

    May 14, 2012 | Reply

    Plenty of all sorts of desserts and music always help.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • JC

    May 14, 2012 | Reply
  • Katie

    May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Having great family and friends around, plus a lot of champagne makes anything a party!

    And I love all of the Simply juices…the Simply Apple is amazing :)

  • Tina

    May 16, 2012 | Reply

    lots of games and foods
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

  • Tina

    May 16, 2012 | Reply
  • Heather

    May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I like making parties more festive by pulling out old school board games – Apples to Apples and Taboo never get old!

    heather90c (at) gmail.com

  • Poppy (Project Gadabout)

    May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Those cupcakes look so delicious. What a fantastic party!

  • Queenie

    May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I am SO craving cranberry juice right now. And maybe champagne, too…

  • Judy B.

    May 16, 2012 | Reply

    A creative theme plus good and interesting food and drink. Plus a good hostess and guests.

  • Judy B.

    May 16, 2012 | Reply
  • Kelly Massman

    May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I like to make things ahead so I can focus on the guests at the party!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • Wehaf

    May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I love a mix of simple and fancy dishes – the fancy ones make the whole party more festive! Music helps, too.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  • Melissa O.

    May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Good friends and homemade sangria!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  • cw

    May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t do much entertaining in the home right now because our house is sooo tiny, but we do like to have BBQs in our back yard (when things warm up more). The music helps things be more festive and I love to put xmas lights in the trees.

  • Tiffany Winner

    May 20, 2012 | Reply

    i think almost every party or get-together needs a game of some kind
    thismomwins@gmail.com

  • Tabathia

    May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I love plugging up the Wii and putting in Dance Revolution
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia

    May 22, 2012 | Reply
  • akronugurl

    May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I love all the Simply beverages!!

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

  • akronugurl

    May 22, 2012 | Reply
  • ms-texas

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    we don’t entertain a lot but when we do – good food and music make it festive

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • ms-texas

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    tweeted

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/205265349699047425

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • giakaylee29

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    i think music and candles and a CLEAN HOUSE makes the party more festive!

  • giakaylee29

    May 23, 2012 | Reply
  • tara1965

    May 26, 2012 | Reply

    Pizza and redbox

  • tara1965

    May 26, 2012 | Reply

    tweeted

  • Tiffany Winner

    May 26, 2012 | Reply
  • MANDY83

    May 27, 2012 | Reply

    we use a ton of decorations to make the party more fun and festive!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • MANDY83

    May 27, 2012 | Reply
  • Dee

    May 27, 2012 | Reply

    I love making a party more festive by making cupcakes catered to the theme of the get together as well as themed ice cubes! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  • Dee

    May 27, 2012 | Reply
  • Heather H

    May 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think get togethers are always more festive with a signature cocktail!

  • Kerry

    May 28, 2012 | Reply

    I like to make sure I have a lot of different types of food to suit everyone’s tastes.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Kerry

    May 28, 2012 | Reply

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/206942048820002817
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Christina

    May 28, 2012 | Reply

    My favorite way to make a party or get-together at my home more festive is selecting a theme but with simple decorations. I love to prepare homemade finger food, nice dessert and drinks. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Christina

    May 28, 2012 | Reply

    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/207036651376091136

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Angel Jacklyn

    May 28, 2012 | Reply

    FOOD & FAMILY =)

    CAN’T BEAT THAT! kytah00@yahoo.com

  • Angel Jacklyn

    May 28, 2012 | Reply
  • The Sunshyn

    May 29, 2012 | Reply

    For non-winter gatherings, we love having a fire going in the backyard and breaking out the marshmallows.
    chainmail (at)iwon (dot) com

  • The Sunshyn

    May 29, 2012 | Reply

    I tweeted this
    https://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/207310263517581315
    chainmail (at)iwon (dot) com

  • MCantu1019

    May 29, 2012 | Reply

    I try to have enough food and drinks until the party is over.
    MCantu1019@aol.com

  • Gina M Maddox

    May 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love to add great music and lighting to make a gathering more festive.

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  • Gina M Maddox

    May 30, 2012 | Reply

    tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/207631561150054400

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  • DeniseL

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    I always like to have a theme for the food & drink. We did a taco bar one year for my daughter’s birthday and all the appetizers and drinks were authentic Mexican too.
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

  • Betty C

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    I like to have very casual barbecues or potlucks. I don’t worry about themes as long as I have a compatible group, good music and cold drinks.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Betty C

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/209461522659934209

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Emily N.

    June 4, 2012 | Reply
  • slehan

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    Fresh flowers always make it more festive.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • slehan

    June 4, 2012 | Reply
  • Linh C.

    June 5, 2012 | Reply

    fresh flowers.

  • jwfong

    June 5, 2012 | Reply

    I love having tons of little finger foods as the main course! You can have a huge variety of food to offer and appetizers are always delicious!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  • jwfong

    June 5, 2012 | Reply

    I tweeted! https://twitter.com/jfong1130/status/209842184093044736

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  • angie lilly

    June 5, 2012 | Reply

    I cannot stress the importance of lighting and music in making a party festive! If either sucks, it can really ruin the night. I always keep the lighting dim but not dark…intimate with candles and string lights. I keep the music a nice mixture of dance/upbeat and lounge/jazz to try to appeal to everyone.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • angie lilly

    June 5, 2012 | Reply

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/210049226942590977
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • ewhatley

    June 5, 2012 | Reply

    We have a theme for every event and encourage guests to dress accordingly.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  • Deb

    June 6, 2012 | Reply

    I do like entertaining and my favorite thing is to do theme parties. I customize my food, drinks and decorations/decor around a theme and everyone really enjoys it….I just try not to get too hokey!

  • purplelover04

    June 6, 2012 | Reply

    I love having bring a dish party it help everyone feel like that are a part of it and it keep me from having to cook everything and every love to show of by bring the best dish.
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  • purplelover04

    June 6, 2012 | Reply

    I love having bring a dish party it help everyone feel like that are a part of it and it keep me from having to cook everything and every love to show of by bring the best dish.
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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