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10 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR FOURTH OF JULY BARBECUE

The Fourth of July brings memories of block parties, summer, sparklers, and cakes topped with Cool Whip. This year, throw an updated version of the classic Fourth barbecue with sophisticated, fun desserts and fruit garnished cocktails. Don’t worry though, be it a kiddie or grown-up party, there is always room for sparklers! We call dibs […]

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DIY EASTER BAR CART TUTORIAL

Bar carts are ideal to use for themed events because you have so much creative room! This happy and bright DIY Easter bar cart idea by Mary Beth of Bungalow M uses all our spring staples like pastels, flowers, and sweet candies. With top space for champagne and spirits and lower space for kid-friendly snacks and […]

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9 CREATIVE DIY EASTER IDEAS FOR KIDS

Celebrate Easter this year with kid-friendly activities that your children will love! There’s so many more ways to spend the season than just hunting for eggs. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with your kids and bring out their creative and imaginative personalities. From sweet cakes to bunny headbands, here are 10 activities to incorporate […]

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FEELING LUCKY? 15 SAINT PATRICK’S DAY DESSERTS TO TRY

Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t just an excuse to drink green beer and cocktails. You can turn St. Patty’s into a full-on celebration with guests, dinner, drinks, and the best part: desserts! We’ve rounded up 17 of the best Saint Patrick’s dessert ideas so you can impress your friends and family. Celebrate the luck of the […]

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14 FESTIVE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARTY IDEAS

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Since the best holidays are ones spent with friends, what better way to ring in St. Patty’s than with a group of your closest? Whether you plan to have a healthy brunch, a traditional Irish dinner, or some festive cocktails, we’ve rounded up 19 of the best […]

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SRIRACHA SALT

Sriracha is known to many foodies as that one really, really hot chili sauce meant for true spice lovers. It has made its creative appearance in pasta dishes, cocktails, and even ice cream! Today’s highlight, Sriracha salt from Ramshackle Glam, is another great way to use this sauce. All you need to do is combine salt […]

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WINTER GLITTER REINDEER HOLIDAY PARTY

Today we received a gorgeous submission from JoAnne of Oh Goodie Designs that we just had to share in time for the holidays! From glittery props to a tree-topped cake, JoAnne styled a winter wonderland for her daughter’s birthday party. We just can’t get over the rustic vibe, especially because it was made with a small […]

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ROSEMARY SMASHED POTATOES

Today we’re highlighting Rosemary Smashed Potatoes by Living Lou, but don’t let the name fool you. Nothing is more perfect for winter than baby potatoes that are crisp and flavorful on the outside, but soft and pillowy on the inside — topped with butter and rosemary, no less. As long as you’ve outgrown the days when potato […]

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WINTER HOLIDAY TABLE DECORATING IDEAS

When winter comes to town, the decorations come out! After the trees and lights go up, consider the rest of your interior. When the halls are decked with cranberry, popcorn, and garlands, you have to set the table! Impress yourself and your guests with your yuletide cheer and try out these decorating ideas at your […]

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MUST-HAVE GIFT WRAP

While it’s easy to get frazzled looking for gifts, finding a great wrapping paper shouldn’t stress you out. If you’re still working on finding that perfect gift for all of your loved ones, why not have a little fun picking the wrapping first? You don’t have to stick to red and green; there are tons of designs […]

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HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING TIPS FEATURE

The holiday season is the best time of the year to get your creative juices flowing! From parties to decorating to cooking and baking, there’s so much to learn and take in. This year, Melissa was thrilled to participate in a Holiday Entertaining Tips feature by The Cake Blog! She added in a special tip alongside some of […]

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HOW TO DECORATE PRETTY PASTEL HOLIDAY COOKIES

‘Tis the season for delicious sweets! If you’re looking for the perfect cookies to make and share during the holidays, you’ve just found the holy grail. We’re obsessed with this pastel holiday cookie recipe by our recipe contributor, Tessa of Sweet Bakeshop. Here’s what Tessa has to say about her iced cookies: “The holidays are quickly […]

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DELICIOUS FRUITCAKE RECIPES

Nothing says Christmas like a good fruitcake. For some, however, that brings to mind a cake with the density of a rock and the taste to match. That kind of fruitcake may be what you’re used to, but good fruitcakes do exist! Whether you like to bake your gifts or simply want to bring a […]

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HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

What’s the most delicious party of the year? A cookie swap! How else can you bake one kind of cookie yourself, then get 8-10 different kinds of delicious homemade cookies to give away or enjoy? In addition to being delicious, cookie swaps are a great way to kick off the holiday season and spend quality […]

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EGGNOG SHOOTERS RECIPE

Last year, Melissa shared her special recipe for sparkly eggnog shooters on Hostess with the Mostess. One year later, we’re thrilled to debut the post on Best Friends for Frosting just in time for the holiday season! These shooters are creamy, yummy additions to any party table when dessert time rolls around– and who can […]

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HOLIDAY PARTY DRESSES

Between decorating, baking, and preparing for parties, winter can feel like a magical time of the year. Luckily for shopaholics, nothing adds to the magic of the season like dressing up! Whether you want to show off leathers, furs, sequin, or a-lines, you’ll want to look amazing. We can help. Read on to see some […]

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