A Sweet Halloween Centerpiece!

The best part of this centerpiece? You can make it your own! I loved the aesthetic colors of this piece with just the Orange, Black, Yellow and Whites. The layers are as follows: mini marshmallows, black licorice, pumpkin peeps, mini marshmallows, Whoppers, Candy Corn, ghost peeps, colored gumballs, and topped with colorful candy lollipops.

Purple and Green would be another spooky combination together. Containers could be anything from a vase to a mason jar to champagne flutes! Another touch you could add is a colorful ribbon tied around the center of the glass. Whatever you decide to layer, we would love to know what you used and how it came out.

Halloween Party – Spider Web Lights

In addition to some delicious snacks, you need to make sure the house looks the part too. There are classics for every Halloween party; pumpkins, orange and black, bats, and Spider Webs! You can utilize some webbing in a different form to add to the atmosphere. All you will need for this one is some fake spiders from the Halloween Store, spider webbing, white string lights and mason jars.

Turn the lights on and put the battery pack in first, the webbing should cover it up. Lay the webbing out and place the lights inside, wrapping them up. Add the webbing into the jar. Last, but not least, place your 8 legged friends front and center! These are perfect as center pieces, additional decor through out the house, or even table accents.

Halloween Party – Guacamole Recipe

Up until now we have shared a lot of really simple recipes for the Holiday season, this one looks like it is more complicated but it really is not that bad! A lot of it revolves around referencing the image to correctly place the pieces. Definitely something to try at your next get together. Do you already have a go-to recipe for guacamole? If so then you can pull that out and star to work on that! You could also cheat and get some pre-made and only have to worry about the decorating.

You are going to want to Freeze it if you are not planning to use it right away in order to hold the shape. Sliced olives are used to create the stitching anywhere on the face you want them, as well as some hair. Green Olives are used for the eyes. Sun dried tomatoes create the bloody scars. You can be creative in the elements you use as well! Let us know what alterations you made.

What You Need:
Avocados
Tomatoes
Dash of Salt
Sun-dried Tomatoes
Sliced Olives
Green Olives
Lemon Zest
Garnish with blue corn chips.

Back to School – Party for Moms

BTSMomsPartyThe joy of having them home and the joy of them going back to school.   Moms need to celebrate too and for some, sending your child to kindergarten is tough and heart breaking, but celebration should be had by all. Plan a block party or invite your dearest friends or classmates mothers to nice coffee and mimosa after the kids are dropped off.   You could have some little fruit kabobs and mini cinnamon rolls and their choice of drink.   Hug a lot and talk about the upcoming school events. A nice little favor you could give each mom that attends is a little packet of lunch box recipes and ideas.   Print them off or dress them up like a cookbook, but something they will use !!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Back to School – Intro

BTSIntroBack to school party can be done for any age group, for teachers wanting to have one more good time before class is in session or even for the Moms the day school is back in session.

For the kids and teachers, planning the party to be like a mini school day can be a lot of fun….reading time, lunch time and recess time….then send everyone home with a goody bag that might include a pencil, eraser, a snack and perhaps a cute folder and writing pad.

This week’s blog will include some ideas for this party and even for the Moms back to school party which could be mimosas and morning munchies, sending home a few lunch time recipes as the favor. Keep an eye out for the next blog this week – RECESS!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

US Tennis Party

US OPEN CupcakesUS Open cupcakes….you actually could go to Party City or a party store and pick up the tennis balls already made.   Use yellow icing with curved white accents for the ball.   Very simple and inexpensive, and who doesn’t love cupcakes?

What great ideas in this photo from Pinterest.   Make labels for water bottles.   Make sugar cookies to look like tennis balls or use the cupcakes we wrote about earlier. Remember using yellows and greens make it look like tennis.   Notice the tablecloth that you can make yourself with green tablecloth and white tape.   How about those green candies? I also like the water bottles and Gatorade because it goes off of what the players have on the court with them.

US OPEN Table Set UpPS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Back to School Party – RECESS!

BTSrecessIt’s Back to School Party time and you need some ideas for RECESS – here are some!

Things to do at the party:

Play bingo – cards can be printed off the computer. Kids love to play (so do adults) and prizes can all be related to back to school supplies.

Great activity – hula hoop – have the kids do the hula hoop all together or one at a time. Time them.   Try two together – that is fun and lots of laughs.

Play Red Rover, Dodge Ball, Ball and Jacks, Hopscotch – all those fun “oldie” games!

And to finish off your recess time – have photo time.   Set up an area with cute school things around it such as a desk, chair, sports equipment, books and a banner that says back to school with the year on it.   Send photos via email to parents after the party for a great memory saver.

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003