I love the way my friend, Dalise, labeled the mason jars for her party! The adults were able to write their names on the label, but the children were pre-written and had a colorful top with a fun straw!
This would be great to use as favors or decor at the party...an airplane theme is a great idea for a birthday party or baby shower. 
The planes on the left were made from a stick of gum, 2 mints and a tootsie roll. The planes on the right were made from a Push Pop, stick of gum and 2 lifesavers. Both planes were secured with a rubber band.
Can you believe this is my friend, Michelle's, first time to design a birthday party - she did and AMAZING job and I will have all her details posted under EVENTS soon!

Not only do these fruit skewers look beautiful on the table, they are a great way to set portion controls for your guests. Coming soon will be all the details of this "Back on Island" BBQ.

Whether you are hosting vegetarians or meat-lovers - this is sure to be a hit with all your guests! Our menu included mozzarella cheese, pulled pork, portuguese sausage, bell peppers, red and white onions, mushrooms, sliced tomatoes and black olives....but the possibilities are endless! I always like to make sure I include garlic infused oil to brush the dough/bread, crushed red pepper flakes, italian seasoning and grated parmesan cheese. Speaking of dough or bread - you can use pizza dough, pita bread or my favorite, tandoori naan bread. 

Other great toppings include:
marinated artichokes hearts, sundried tomatoes, rotisserie chicken, fresh basil, white alfredo sauce, carmelized onions, shrimp, asparagus and feta cheese.
Full details for this amazing bridal shower under "EVENTS"

If you find yourself entertaining a lot, specifically large cocktail parties or buffets, than it is a great idea to invest in a set of "party silverware." Since you will probably only need forks, a restaurant supply chain is a great place to start your search. Choose and inexpensive, but nice set that you can pull out for parties. This will upgrade your parties appearance and save you from having to purchase plastic utensils each time.

Not only is rolled silverware practical for your guests on a buffet...you can customize it to add to the theme or decor of your party
Here is a simple list of items for a successful cocktail party:  
  • Assortment of cheeses and crackers
  • Cheese knives and labels
  • Vegetable Crudités
  • Olives (pits in for eating, stuffed for martinis) 
  • Mixed nuts 
  • Grapes, sliced apples, or pears
  • Hummus and Pitas
  • Salami 
  • Lemons and Limes
  • Napkins (if using paper, allow for 2 for each guest)
  • Gin 
  • Vodka 
  • Soda, Water and Soft Drinks
  • Tonic (1 bottle for every 3 guests) 
  • Wine (1 bottle for every 2-3 guests) 
  • Ice
  • Platters
  • Small appetizer plates
  • Toothpicks
  • Water glass (1 for every guest)
  • Wine glass (1 for every guest)
  • Cocktail glasses (lowball and martini) 
  • Flowers (for display) 
  • Playlist 

This is such an affordable idea for your next party. The wine cork can be used for place cards, seating cards and buffet labels. They would be a great addition to a wine and cheese party!