Incite the “luck o’ the Irish” with a lighthearted St. Patrick’s Day celebration incorporating green and gold colors, leprechauns, shamrocks, rainbows, and gold coins into your decorating, eating & drinking scheme.
Find tips on decorating your party area, bar, dinner table and bathroom, along with yummy hors d'oeurve recipes, and tasty Irish & green libations.
Erin go Bragh!
Are you ready to host a party, but not sure where to start? There are many types of parties and Rae Lynn has found that it is easiest to choose your party format first.
Thinking through the style of an event you wish to plan will help make decisions about decorating, budgeting, timing, and food choices easier and better suited to the atmosphere you want to create.
So, we have compiled a list of types of parties to get your creative juices flowing...
Mardi Gras 2014 falls on March 4th, but festivities in the Crescent City kick off weeks before the holiday. The Carnival season is a time of lighthearted celebration filled with sweet and savory indulgence before the austerity of Lent.
In case you can’t make it down to the Big Easy this year, we have collected eight New Orleans classic cocktail recipes so you can enjoy the season in “spirit.” Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Although common sailors traditionally survived on hard tack and grog throughout lengthy sea voyages, the officers’ table has always been graced with finer fare.
Whether you embark on an all-expenses paid (by you) five-course gourmet dinner or are inviting the crew for a few drinks in the captain’s lounge, sail through the soiree by offering gustatory drinkable and edible delights.
This menu has been crafted to complement our Nautical theme party ideas by incorporating maritime colors, icons, and tastes of the sea.
From literary classics to modern cinematic productions, the romance of sailing the high seas has permeated the popular imagination for centuries.
Command an audience at your next soiree by crafting a well-planned party that incorporates maritime decor.
Find extensive decorating ideas for subtle, strategically-placed nautical decor for your next event. Details for outdoor, foyer, guestbook, nautical styles, party area, lighting, bar area, serving table, banquet centerpiece, place settings, hors d'oeuvre trays and bathroom decorating. Plus, a list of common terms with nautical roots for naming drinks, appetizers, and tables.
Even if you can't hit the slopes this year, capture the camaraderie and relaxation of apres ski with a Ski Lodge themed house party.
From lift ticket invitations, custom ski trail signs, drinking from a shot-ski, building a ski mountain on your serving table, and making cheese fondue, this handy resource has everything you need to create a unique and original winter themed event.
Start the new year off by choosing your events, dates and party themes for 2014! Great parties are about planning, so getting an early start ensures you don't forget a thing and find everything you need.
I've put together a list of dates to plan for (or around) to help you get started party planning for 2014.
Celebrating New Year’s Day is one of the oldest occasions throughout history. Whether the festivities fall on January 1 of the Gregorian calendar or some other day may depend on culture, but the symbolism of renewal is powerfully entrenched.
We have collected some traditional New Year’s food selections and feature recipes with a tasty twist on the regional favorites of the American South.
Holiday hospitality often means sharing sweet treats and good eats with visiting friends and family. Keep the fridge stocked with basic ingredients that can be put together in a hurry for last minute entertaining as well as for a quick bite between shopping trips and the hustle and bustle.
Delight your guests with these make-ahead, holiday-themed savory and sweet recipes. We've included 6 cheerful additions to the traditional holiday spread, including 3 savory, 3 sweet and the best eggnog ever!
If you, or someone you know, has a birthday in December, you know how easy and often the special day is overshadowed or included into Christmas and holiday festivities.
Competing parties, hectic schedules and everyone's travel plans make it difficult for a big event, but you can make the day special with our tips for holiday decorating for December birthdays.
Instead of decorating throughout, designate a special party zone, such as the breakfast nook, dinner table, bar and/or small party area, and decorate in a contrasting theme. Use distinctive color, birthday, or secular winter decorations to differentiate the celebration from holiday and Christmas distractions.
December is here to usher in the winter season & Christmas cheer! The holidays often reunite friends and families from far-flung places, and small efforts to decorate for the winter season pay off by making everyone feel more welcome.
Whether or not you've caught the decorating bug yet this year, Rae Lynn has some Christmas decorating ideas & festive home decor suggestions that just might inspire you to break out the decor to the tune of a Christmas melody.
For your Thanksgiving holiday, we've assembled some unique turkey hand ideas, historical Thanksgiving trivia, and tips on dealing with family & vegetarians.
Fall trends for 2013 work beautifully with modern interior home decorating schemes.
Furniture and walls painted in neutrals in shades of gray, black and white set the stage for colorful accents that can be switched out to incorporate colors, textures, and shapes of the season.
Trends we're following for the fall season include autumn colors, decorative critters, metallic accents and organics & naturals...
The Thanksgiving guests have been invited, the rooms have been strewn with decorations, and the menu has been determined.
All is almost well, with the exception of the dining table centerpiece. Luckily, Rae Lynn has a few Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas to remedy this worrisome conundrum.
A great fall centerpiece incorporates seasonal variety to enhance the ambiance while remaining tasteful and low-key. These variations on three centerpiece themes are budget-friendly and sophisticated, integrating both natural and man-made elements.
The colorful autumn landscape and frosty nip in the air this time of year seem to have most people in a cheerful mood after the long hot summer. Hosting a fun dinner affair may be just the right remedy to recharge and reconnect with your favorite people before the holiday hustle and bustle begins.
Here is one of our favorite fall dinner party menus, along with recipes inspired by the season:
Apple Cider with Spiced Rum
Cheesy Pumpkin Soup
Poached Pear Salad
Apricot Glazed Duck