Cocktail of the Week: Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz

Beach weather is so close, we can practically taste the salty air. And the strawberries! Somewhere on our endless list of all the things that make summer terrific, you’ll find strawberry season. Yum, yum, yum. Here’s a delicious little something that can accompany you poolside. Hint: it also makes a fabulous sip for bachelorette parties […]

Sip, Snack, Chill

  The ladies at A Charming Fête recently threw a dessert party that looks so fabulous and delicious—if we were closer to Cleveland, we 100% would have shown up on their doorstep to take part. With the theme of Sip, Snack, Chill, there was no shortage of sweet treats or tasty libations. Or personalized cocktail napkins! […]

Cocktail of the Week: Fresh Margaritas

Not sure about you, but we’re always down for a margarita. Bring on the chips and salsa! Here’s the thing though, if you rely on a margarita mix, you’re simply missing out. There’s nothing quite like a margarita made from scratch with freshly squeezed lime juice. On the rocks, of course. Whether you’re looking to […]

Cocktail of the Week: Rosemary Gimlet

  Wedding signature drink recommendation! We are absolutely loving the signature drink trend at wedding receptions. Not only is this a creative way to offer more than just beer and wine without breaking the bank with a full bar, it’s a fantastic way for brides and grooms to share a little personal touch with your guests. […]

Cocktail of the Week: Blackberry-Basil Bourbon

Spring is in the air! The bright colors and clear weather lend inspiration to art, home decor, wedding and party themes, and tasty dishes. And don’t forget all of the fresh and flavorful drink recipes. We love this unexpected pairing of blackberry and basil with bourbon. Try it out and let us know what you think […]

Sun, Sand and 60

Pack the cooler and get to the beach—Mom turns 60! We celebrated Mom’s big day in a charming family boathouse in Florida. A beach lover herself, it was a fantastic weekend surrounded by hot sun, great food and cold cocktails.     I wanted to bring something to the party that my family would use […]

Talk Bubbly to Me

  As we enter that glorious time known as Spring and Summer—aka wedding season—toasts abound. To help you prepare your glass, we’ve rounded up our top five sparkling wines for toasts on a budget! Let’s face it, popping the Dom Perignon isn’t always an option. And there’s nothing wrong with that! So think up your […]

Cocktail of the Week: Cotton Candy Champagne

Whether you’re planning a bubbly brunch with your gals or looking for an elegant, fun signature cocktail, Cotton Candy Champagne is a charming option. Ingredients – Champagne (or Prosecco would work just as well!) – Cotton Candy – Personalized Stir Sticks Directions Pour your bubbly. Close to serving, top the flute with a tuft of cotton […]

Cocktail of the Week: Bourbon Neat

The classic Old Fashioned is, well, classic. But sometimes it is fitting to skip the sweet and go neat. Get ready for this weekend with a smooth pour. Ingredients: – Bourbon (try Maker’s Mark) – Orange slice Directions: Simply pour your desired amount into a tumbler, the same glass you would typically use for an Old […]

Desert Themed Wedding Reception Do’s

Secured your sought after desert destination wedding spot and now looking to ensure the perfect complementary decor? Or maybe you simply want to recreate that dreamy desert feel in your theme, right in your hometown venue. On trend for spring and summer weddings is the modern desert look, complete with succulents, geodes, pink himalayan salt […]