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Supper Club Fiesta

HostingAmy WileyComment

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Sharing laughs with dear friends over delicious food is the perfect way to spend a Saturday evening in my book.  Once a month, we do just that with our supper club.  We got to host this weekend and it was a fiesta!

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I took French in high school and my husband speaks Italian thanks to a semester abroad, but those skills proved zero percent helpful for our letterboard.  Our sign might not be perfectly correct, but what we lack in Spanish skills we make up for in enthusiasm!

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I'd been hoarding these Meri Meri paper goods for this occasion.  The colors are divine!

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Festive cups added to the colorful tablescape and a giant pinata was too fun on the kids' table.

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Our supper club does dinners potluck style around a theme.  This time we put together a nacho bar.  I made queso and Dr Pepper bbq bacon brisket.  I got some questions about my slow cookers on Instagram.  I love them and you can find them here.

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Fortunatley supper club calories don't count!

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We introduced some of our guests to Topo Chico for the first time and of course it was a hit!

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We talked and laughed for hours around this table.

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Our friends suggested an "after" photo for the blog... so here you go!

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As much as I enjoy decorating and planning to entertain, it's the friendships that grow from these times that are the best part.  Viva Supper Club!

 

Father’s Day Brownie Sundae Bar

Father's Day, HostingAmy WileyComment

On the evening of Father's Day my parents and my sister and her family came over for a little dessert celebration.  We set up a brownie sundae bar and it was a hit!  I bought a "scrap" of AstroTurf at Lowe's, baked some brownies, and put out fun toppings.  My sister brought ice cream and whipped cream and we were all set.

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I found the golf napkins at a local party store and the theme snowballed from there.  The men in our family like to golf together on our beach trips so it seemed fitting.

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It was a fun night to be together and the easy set-up was the cherry on top!

Royal Wedding Pajama Watch Party Invitations and Favors

Hosting, Something to CelebrateAmy WileyComment

Today I'm sharing two details of my royal wedding party that are some of the most important of any gathering:  invitations and favors.  One sets the tone for the event, the other sends guests out the door with a smile.

Online invitations are easy, but I always send a paper invitation in the good old mail whenever possible.  I found these on Zazzle.  I also love an opportunity for a wax seal.  It adds a royal touch!  My last initial just happens to coordinate with the House of Windsor.

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I love, love a party favor.   For this event, guests went home with a little tea time for one.  I tucked Walkers shortbread, tea and toffee into Union Jack cups.

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I wrapped them up in cello, lace ribbon, and a sticker, also from Zazzle.

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These are the types of details I love to plan as a hostess.  I hope my guests have sipped their tea while remembering our fun morning together.