Ladies who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch

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!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Cheese, Wine and Everything Fine!

Cheese, Wine and Everything Fine!


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. 🙂

Xx,

ArdyParty

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Last night’s Super Bowl has me inspired to create a “manly” tablescape. I love the masculine energy these marble pieces bring, while still being beautiful and chic. Also, popcorn will never look better than when served in this beautiful brown glass bowl

Let’s get wild with these serving platters and accessories:

Losing my marbles over all this marble:

Here are some other goodies I have my eye on to complete the “manly” vibe:


 

What’s your favorite?

Xx,

ArdyParty

Outdoor Oasis

Outdoor Oasis

This dreary January weather has me dreaming of the warm, sunny days to come. I just moved into a new house and can’t wait to host parties in my backyard. These are some of my top picks right now for creating your own outdoor oasis:

I also have my eye on these goodies:

Now let’s just pray that the ground hog doesn’t see his shadow next week, because these items have me *READY* for Spring!!

Xx

ArdyParty

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Polish Your Bar Cart Style

Polish Your Bar Cart Style

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere! When hosting, it’s always important to keep your bar cart stocked and fresh. Here are some of my favorite accessories to make your bar cart look polished and inviting.

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner…

{ Gradient Glasses // Green Stripe Carafe }

The colors of these glasses are gorgeous, and would make any bar pop. I guarantee your bar cart won’t be a ‘Baby in the corner’ if these glasses/carafe are on it, instead yours would be dirty dancing front and center stage making sure you’re having the time of your life! (Random/terrible analogy, I know.) Anyways 🙂 They are both super unique and using the carafe to serve wine would definitely bring a certain cool factor to the party.

Shaken, Not Stirred…

{ Gem Cocktail Stirrers // Evil Eye Cocktail Stirrers }

No need to follow in James Bond’s footsteps. You can have your martinis shaken and stirred by using these fabulous cocktail stirrers. I love putting cocktail stirrers in a cup on my bar cart as another way to decorate it, along with it being practical.

Ice, Ice Baby…

{ Acrylic Ice Bucket // Antique Butterfly Ice Bucket – similar }

All right stop. Let’s collaborate and listen… cause this quirky-cute acrylic ice bucket is only $20!!!

White Claw SZN…

{ Cactus // Cheers // White Claw Tea Towel }

White Claw SZN will be here before you know it. Although, for some (me!), it’s White Claw season year-round… so this tea towel is already in my shopping cart.  A bar cart *absolute must* is a stack of adorable cocktail napkins for people to grab… these two would add instant cheeriness to your bar.

Don Draper Inspo…

{ Penguin Cocktail Shaker // Coasters }

A martini shaker is always a fun accessory to help fill out your bar cart and make it look legit. I own this penguin cocktail shaker, and although I’ve only used it a handful of times, I always leave it on display because it tends to get a lot of compliments. I LOVE these coasters. They have a sophisticated look without being boring. I imagine that these would be on Don Draper’s office, just waiting for a martini. If you are looking for something more fun, these pink coasters are perfect:

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Sip Sip… Hooray!

{ Neon Tumblers // Clink Champagne Glass – similar }

Having a few glasses readily available on your bar cart makes it easy on your guests to help themselves (which also makes it easier on you as a hostess). I like to have a mix of nice glasses and some fun plastic/paper ones for guests to choose from.

The Belle of the Ball…

{ Gold Round Bamboo Cart // Acrylic and Bronze Cart }

Last, but not least… the cart! Whether you want to put Baby in the corner (aka the round cart) or front and center stage (the rectangle cart) of the room, you can’t go wrong with either of these beauties. (I really don’t know why this weird analogy is sticking with me…  😛)

Cheers!

ArdyParty

Let’s Taco Bout Love

Let’s Taco Bout Love

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No matter your relationship status, there’s a Valentine’s Day celebration for you. Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s get-together or an intimate dinner party, go ahead and embrace Valentine’s Day in all it’s pink-and-red glory with these entertaining essentials.

Glassware

{ Acrylic Ruby Goblet// Acrylic Red Pitcher // Gold Champagne Flutes }

Tablescape

{ Pink Lips Canape Plate // Heart Napkins // Neon Cutlery Set }

{ Table Runner // Peony Dinner Napkins }

Tabletoppers 

{ Champagne Bears// Macaron Tower }

{ Brass Name Card Holders // Faux Peonies Arrangement}

Honorable Mentions:

{ Conversation Heart Plates // Hot Pink Foil Heart Plates // Wildflower Heart Plates }

{ Clink! Champagne Flute // Heart Sipper// Pink Cake Stand }

{ Love you.Mean it. Candle // Heart Bowl // Lip Figurine}

{ Love is Love Towels // Valentine Pasta // Pink Striped Plates // 2 Quart Heart Pan }

Love is in the air, party peeps! So start planning your romantic evening with just you and your honeybooboo. Or, if you think Cupid is stupid, invite your friends over for an Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash. Either way, these party items will deliver!

Xoxo,

ArdyParty

Christmas Wish List!

Christmas Wish List!

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I’m making a list and checking it twice for all of these dreamy items. I’ve had my eye on some of these for years, but the price tag has held me back. They’re totally worth the investment though, as they’re all so beautiful and would bring me so much joy every year. So, if you are wondering if it’s time to pull the trigger… ArdyParty votes yes!

Napkin Rings

{ Gold/Silver Bauble // Festive Reindeer// Gem Wreath }

{ Rosemary // Sparkly Dove // Mistletoe }

Run, don’t walk… these Rosemary napkin rings are 40% off right now!!! I included these three napkin rings in last year’s Holly Jolly Christmas round up, and they are still my top faves to this day.

Christmas Trimmings

{ Mistletoe // Leopard }

The red mistletoe Christmas tree skirt is so beautiful and classic. But, how fun are these printed skirts?!

{ Blue Antelope // Blue Dragon }

The blue antelope and blue dragon print would be very unexpected — in the best way.

{ Antelope – similar // Woof Plaid }

Santa loves fur babies too! How adorable would these be for your favorite furball? (This woof stocking is 40% off right now, too!)

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{ Lighted Standing Buck}

Tabletop

{ Rustic Holiday Candle / Glass Christmas Tree }

These beautiful pieces would make setting a table super easy. Set either of these on a table and it goes immediately from drab to fab.

{ Holiday Stemware / Red Goblet Set }

How good would eggnog taste in these holiday vintage glasses, am I right?! I love the deep red shade of the jewel cut goblet set. These would really pop on a table or bar cart.

{ Pinecone Salt & Pepper Shakers // Evergreen Charger }

Last but not least! These salt & pepper shakers and chargers make my heart skip a beat every time I see them. They both are on the top of my wish list! Although pricey, they’d be a showstopper every.single.year… Making it worth every penny!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! (And that we all find some of these special items under our Christmas trees this year.)

-ArdyParty

Rudolph is my Spirit Animal

Rudolph is my Spirit Animal

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Drink Up, Grinches!

{ Rudolph // Llama // Lit // Mistletoe }

Swoozies has the best party cups! (And napkins … and plates … and pretty much, everything!) All of their cups are so cute that I had such a hard time narrowing these down. My favorites are the ‘Rudolph is my Spirit Animal’ and ‘Way More Effective Than Mistletoe’!

Let’s Get Lit // Let it Snow //  Peppermint Shotglasses }

These items would be fantastic gifts for a white elephant/gift exchange party. Not only are they cute, but they’re also entertaining – the person can use their gift right then and there. I have no doubt that if these peppermint shot glasses get broken out, the party will get taken up a jolly few notches!

{ Holiday Sweater // Drink Up Grinches }

It’s the most wine-derful time of the year! These reindeer holiday-sweater stemless wine glasses will give your guests a sense of warmth and coziness before they even get their ‘liquid jacket’ on. They come in a set of four and are made of glass, but are dishwasher safe (top rack!). On the other hand, this festive ‘Drink up Grinches’ stemless wine glass is made of plastic so you won’t have to worry about any party fails!

{ Mr. & Mrs. Reindeer }

These wine glasses are a little classier than the vibe I was going for with this post, but they are too adorable not to include. They would be a great holiday party gift too, especially for a newlywed!

Bring on the Cheer!

Candy Cane // He Sees You // Merry & Bright }

I have a thing for candy canes. Not only are they pretty, but they’re tasty too! All three of these napkins would make the perfect cocktail napkin to stock your bar cart with. Want even more options? Check out last year’s Christmas post!

{ Gold Reindeer // Green Christmas Tree }

The gold and green foil really make these plates pop! They are a great size for a food serving, and if you have kids/nieces/nephews, could also double for an arts & crafts project later. The Reindeer plate is also available in a delightful white and silver version.

{ Cheeseboard Sleigh // Sleigh-tiered Server // Pine Cheese Board}

You can’t have a (ardy) party without a cheeseboard! It’s my favorite appetizer to serve because it’s easy and always where people end up gathering around. (Or, at least that’s where you’ll always find me posted up!)

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{ Fiesta Lights dining set // Fiesta Light Serving Platter}

How fun is this serving set?! I love the simplicity of the design and its fresh take on classic holiday decor. I like the Fiesta Light serving platter in Lemongrass best, as it would be a fantastic pop of color for a table. But, it’s also available in classic holiday colors like red and green, in addition to blue, purple and turquoise. (Consider buying more than one color since it’s under $20!)

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

{ Rose Gold Nutcracker // Crushed Candy Cane Candle // Holiday Pup Cookie Jar }

When I’m welcoming guests into my home, I love to have a candle burning to set the mood and ambiance. This crushed candy cane scent would be really refreshing, while my go-to candles are Nest’s Holiday  and Nest’s Pinewood.

{ Sloth // Peppermint // Lighten Up }

Greet your guests with the Christmas spirit right at your front door with these festive doormats. I mean… what’s more adorable than this baby sloth?!

Need more holiday decor inspo? Check out my Holly Jolly Christmas post from last year.

Merry merry,

Ardyparty

Friendsgiving!

Friendsgiving!

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FRIENDSGIVING: (noun) 1. A Thanksgiving celebration of friends as family. 2. An excuse to drink without all the judgement.

The nice thing about Friendsgiving is that everyone brings a dish. So if you’re the host, simply set out your prettiest serveware and you’re set!! (Just don’t forget the booze and your fat pants, too!)

Gobble ’til you Wobble

{ Pumpkin Wine Glasses // Mosaic Goblets }

These pumpkin wine glasses are festive, but not over the top. With the delicate curves and gold rim, this glass doesn’t overly scream pumpkin. Their design also makes them cost-effective, as you can use them all year round– not just on Halloween or Thanksgiving. Plus, I love short wine glasses since long-stem glasses tend to break more easily in the dishwasher, as well as your friend’s hands if they’re wobblin and gobblin!

I am OBSESSED with these red and gold mosaic goblets. The shape is more universal, so you can use them for wine, water, tea, etc. The design is so intricate and beautiful. Although they’re from W&S, they look identical to some I bought in Marrakesh! Wish I bought these instead and saved on that shipping fee…

I am Thankful For…

{ Chocolate Covered Strawberries // Fat Pants Cup // Harvest Placemat }

… Decor made EASY! Especially when it comes to holiday parties. Thanksgiving and Christmas are such crazy times of year, they always coming up so much faster than you think. This is why when it comes to Friendsgiving, I make it easy on myself. These boozehounds that I call friends can enjoy the plastic cups and the paper placemats … I’ll wait to break out the fine china for my in-laws, ok?!

#Blessed

{ Turkey Platter // Wood Dip Bowl // Pumpkin Cocotte }

If you aren’t planning on hosting your Friendsgiving and are just an attendee, it’s always nice to bring your dish already prepared on a nice serving platter (covered with saran wrap or tin foil for the ride over). Or, you can bring a serving platter and your dish in its plastic container, then transfer the food onto your nice serving platter once you arrive. (I promise, the host will greatly appreciate it.)

{ Pumpkin Medium Bowl // Leaf Appetizer Plates }

Speaking of keeping it easy, this pumpkin bowl is dishwasher, microwave, freezer AND oven safe!!! The perfect vessel for serving your Friendsgiving dish — whether you are hosting or attending, you can have your dish ready to serve at a moment’s notice in this bowl.

I love these plates that come in a set of four. Nothing screams fall like the changing color of leaves. I also love that you can use them all season long and are just a sweet touch to any table or cocktail bar.

 

Enjoy your Gobblefest and get stuffed,

ArdyParty

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

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You can’t go wrong with an assortment of spooktacular Halloween decor –  as seen on my BOO Y’ALL roundup. But, if you are looking to be a bit more creative, you can throw a Dia De Los Muertos party. I love the idea of such a specific Halloween theme and, if you really want to take it up a notch, request that your guests come in themed attire with amazing face paint and florals to boot. (Also, skulls are cool – so you may be purchasing for Halloween, but a lot of these items will be chic year-round!)

 

Plastic Plates

There are tons of cute options this year for Day of the Dead plastic plates. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below:

 

 

 

{ Scalloped turquoise plates // Spooky Floral Skull plates // Pink+Blue Sugar Skull Set }

 

 

{ Orange floral Skull plate // Citrus Colored Skull plate // Square Skull plate // Mini Skulls Square Plate }

Serveware

Instead of using disposable plates, these long-term options for Halloween serveware are ghordeous.

 

{ Black Day of the Dead platter // Set of 4 Day of the Dead Salad plates // Novelty Shape Sugar Skull platter }

This black platter and matching salad plate set from Williams Sonoma are skele-fun! The quality is top-notch and I love the color scheme. These items are definitely ones you will want to pull out every year.

I actually own this novelty shape Sugar Skull platter – it’s 11 inches and perfect for serving cake, assorted desserts or as a charcuterie board.

 

 

{ Sugar Skull Plastic Bowl // Sugar Skull Decanter // Day of the Dead Serving Bowl }

This candy bowl and serving bowl might be my two favorite items on this entire list. And the decanter would look wicked on my bar cart.

Dinnerware Set

For those dinner party-loving fools, this Day of the Dead set is faBOOlous! It’s clean and pretty, while managing not to be cheesy or cheap-looking. I could definitely see myself breaking out this set year-round.

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{Ceramic Dinnerware Set}

 

Cocktail Napkins

Similar to the paper plate options, the paper napkin options are endless. Narrowing it down was tough – but here are a few that caught my eye:

 

{ Sugar Skull with Floral Border // Turquoise Sugar Skulls // Scalloped Edged Sugar Skulls // Large Sugar Skull }

 

Tabletop Decor

From centerpieces to tablecloths and candles, ArdyParty has you covered on tabletop decor:

 

 

{ Day of the Dead Mariachi Band // Day of the Dead Mr. Skelton // Day of the Dead Mrs. Skeleton // Day of the Dead Animals }

My favorite centerpiece is this mariachi band – it’s spooky, but there’s also something endearing and comical about them. I also love that the animals are unique and allow for some variety in the decor.

 

 

Sugar Skull Table Runner // Sugar Skull Placemat // Day of the Dead Coasters }

These coasters are bad-ass. Regardless of the theme, I would be breaking these out every Halloween!

 

Fiesta Flower Tissue // Purple Sugar Skull Centerpiece }

If you feel like you are overloading your shopping cart with sugar skulls, a great way to diversify your decorations are these fiesta flower tissue pompoms. They would be great to scatter among your tables or tape on the wall. The nice thing about the Day of the Dead theme is that it invites color versus the typical black/white/orange Halloween color scheme.

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{ Black and White Dia De Los Muertos Tablecloth //  Blue Caramel Dia De Los Muertos Tablecloth }

I guarantee you won’t find better Dia De Los Muertos tablecloths than these. If not using them on a dining or buffet table, I would hang one on the wall or in a doorway.

 

{ Metal Tin Candle Holders // Mini Sugar Skull Candle Set // Day of the Dead Ceramic Skull with LED Candles }

You can’t do Dia de Los Muertos without candles. I love this set of minis, but the assortment of colored candle holders would be the better long-term option.

Hanging Garlands

 

{ Floral Day of the Dead Fans // Black and White Sugar Skull Paper Lanterns // Day of the Dead Hanging Garland }

While I really love these black and white lanterns, there’s something especially eerie about the floral skull fans that I am particularly drawn to.

Tea Towels

 

{ Black Skull Tea Towel Set //  Los Muertos Tea Towel Set // Floral Skull Tea Towel with Orange PomPoms }

I always like to offer some options for those who aren’t planning on hosting a party, but still enjoy getting into the holiday spirit. A tea towel is a great and easy way to add a touch of festive flair in your home. (Another fun touch are salt + pepper shakers or a spoon rest.)

Door Signs and Welcome Mats

As I mentioned in my BOO Y’ALL post, Halloween brings a lot of action to your front steps. So even if you aren’t throwing a big monster bash, a themed entry way can go a long way.

 

{ Enter if You Dare // Dia De Los Muertos // Day of the Dead Wreath }

Who says Christmas is the only time to rock a wreath? No one! And this Day of the Dead Wreath boasting more flowers than skulls won’t scare any little trick or treaters away.

 

{ Colorful Day of the Dead Welcome Mat // Mr. & Mrs. Skeleton Welcome Mat // Sugar Skull Black Welcome Mat }

I am always on the hunt for a good welcome mat, and this Mr. & Mrs. Skeleton mat would be perfect for Halloween. Welcome mats are not only long lasting, but super easy to store and pull out the moment October hits. Plus, as mentioned above, it will get the most use!

Until the next post… Boo Felicia!