I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Later this week, I am planning on hosting a small backyard BBQ as a send-off for my besties that are moving to a new city. Although I can’t throw them a big bash in the current climate, I know they will still feel all the love with only a few close friends (social distancing) in my backyard.
When hosting outside, I like to avoid using glassware by using a mix of melamine plasticware and paper products. Practically everything included in this post is outdoor-safe! How cute are those lime napkins to place on my Margarita bar?!
MELAMINE, ALL MINE!
I am obsessed with the set of 4 beautiful blue melamine dipping bowls, perfect for condiments like ketchup and mustard, or for extra salt for your guest’s margaritas. Since we are keeping the party short and sweet, I am not planning on serving a lot of food, so the green chip and dip bowl (with the adorable bluebird perching on the rim) is the perfect statement piece for a backyard party. I’ve included some of my favorite outdoor serveware below!
ICE ICE BABY
When hosting a party, *especially when outside in hot temps* it is imperative to have lots of ice on hand. That’s why I love this outdoor riviera bar cart… it has two ice buckets included! And the bottom shelf is perfect for storing extra glasses. In addition to the bar cart, I will have a few party tubs out filled with different drink options on ice to keep them cool. But, the AERIN ginger jar champagne bucket is ideal for ice being used solely for making cocktails. (The ice tongs are key here versus everyone using their hands!) I’ve included some of my favorite ice buckets below.
Can’t wait to share with you the finished look from my backyard BBQ. Cheers to grillin’ and chillin’!
The days of relaxing in a cabana or getting cozy in a hammock while taking sun-kissed selfies with my besties seems so far away. Mainly because I am not in my early twenties anymore, but also… ya know, COVID. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find our own beach! So let’s sip on a homemade piña colada and get into the beach vibe with this cabana-inspired decor:
Still want to ride the wave of creating an outdoor oasis? More below!
Hop into the Easter spirit! Even if you’re having to celebrate at home, you still can make it a joyful experience with an egg-cellent tablescape. These pastel colors will bring a pop of color to your table and smile to your face. And, I don’t know about you, but painting Easter eggs always puts me in the holiday spirit. So look on the sunny side and make the most of your Easter celebration at home with this tablescape decor!
I don’t know about y’all, but this self quarantine has me breaking out all the stops to keep entertained. And, Netflix and chilling can get old quickly. One of my favorite activities is playing games — board games, cards, Mah Jong, chess, ping pong, Catch Phrase, Cards Against Humanity, Charades — you name it, I’ll play it! My recent indoor gaming activity with my husband has me dreaming of an epic Game Night party with all of this tablescape decor:
Has this decor created a domino effect and you’re looking for more? See below!
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are… interested in out of these starry items? There’s just something magical about a midnight navy hue with a touch of metallic gold and silver. Although we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you can’t create a Starry Night oasis in your own home to enjoy. And what better way to do that than with this 5-star decor!
I am also over the moon for these items:
Many are the stars I see, yet in my sight no star like thee!
Calling all free spirits! Bohemian decor is back and about to take my tablescapes by storm. Bohemian decor is known for its rich colored hues and care-free style. So get your Alexa to play some Queen and rock out with these beautiful Bohemian must-haves:
Can’t get enough of the BoHo look? Me either. I got your back with even more options:
There’s something so calming about a neutral palette for a tablescape. I love the warmth and coziness these tones bring to a room. I also love that this tablescape can be year-round. The brown tones are perfect for fall, but neutrals are also great for spring/summer. And who can resist a winter white?
My favorites are the adorable hedgehog and the elegant garden stool. Shop the look below!
Want to fully complete the look? Check out more coziness here:
These items have inspired me to go buy a caftan and throw a brunch in my own honor. These entertaining goodies would also be ideal for a bridal brunch, baby shower or an old fashioned tea party with your gal pals!
How amazing is the blue acrylic salad bowl?! That is a must-have item, and it comes in a bunch of other colors too!
The beautiful feminine details of these other finds are also very pinky up worthy:
Spill the tea on what your favorite item is in the comments below!
Happy Valentines Day! On the day of love, I thought it would be fitting to talk about the two true loves of my life. Nope, not my son and husband… CHEESE & WINE! The absolute perfect pair. Each delicious on their own, but when consumed together… *magic*
Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese, Who Am I to Dis a Brie?
When hosting a party, putting out a cheeseboard is my go-to move. It’s easy to serve and easy for your guests to nibble on while mingling. My husband is a pro at the charcuterie display, and he loves having it be his special job when we have people over. But, even if arranging a cheeseboard is not your special talent — these cheeseboards are so pretty that it wouldn’t matter!
ALL my favorite cheeseboards at the moment:
Can’t forget the cheese knives:
When I sip, you sip, we sip!
A nice, clear wine glass is always a safe bet. But, it’s also fun to mix it up and have a little fun (…or A LOT of fun). Here are my favorite wine glasses right now:
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebrating with your loved ones. And although you can’t buy happiness, you can buy cheese + wine… which is kind of the same thing. 🙂