Posts Tagged ‘ Party Essentials ’

Holiday Cocktail Party Rescue Plan

December 20, 2012    |    By +
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Patron Sweet Dreams Cocktail Recipe

If you are like me, you have a lot of cocktail parties to attend, and hopefully one to host before the holidays are through. That means I don’t have a lot of time to plan anything. But, thanks to my friends at Patron and Sony we all will at least have some amazing cocktails... Read more »


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Gift Guru Friday Recap!

October 15, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Guru Friday Recap!

We’re gonna use Monday to share how we ended up our Friday. After a long week, which included wrapping up the Giftees nominations and putting the finishing touches on the Gifts.com site re-design (….stay tuned!), we felt the need to let off a little steam. The situation called for….a Bloody Mary party! The Gift... Read more »


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Game-Day Ready: Homegating Done Right!

October 8, 2012    |    By +
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Game-Day Ready: Homegating Done Right!

Sports fans live for the fall. What’s not to like? Football is underway. Baseball’s second season has begins. Basketball pre-season is tipping off.  So now is a great time to do a quick refresher for an at-home tailgating, home-gating if you will, game plan. Here are a few ideas: One of my favorite game-day... Read more »


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Oktoberfest Traditions and Gifts

September 21, 2012    |    By +
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Oktoberfest Traditions and Gifts

Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival in September through the first weekend of October in Munich, Germany celebrating all things beer! An important part of Bavarian culture, Oktoberfest has been celebrated since 1810 and is the largest fair in the world. Although it started as a wedding and subsequent anniversary celebration of a Prince... Read more »


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Emmys Awards Party Ideas

September 14, 2012    |    By +
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Emmys Awards Party Ideas

  Maybe it’s my inner homebody, but I LOVE award shows. I love having friends over, I love making hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, I love the fashion and I love cheering on my favorite nominees! After a long, fun summer of not watching television, I look forward to watching the Emmys every fall... Read more »


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Game Day Entertaining: Guest Guru

September 10, 2012    |    By +
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Game Day Entertaining: Guest Guru

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali are co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Party Bluprints Blog, are lifestyle and entertaining experts, and co-authors of Plan to Party. Elizabeth and Dawn have been featured on NBC TODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, and Redbook to name... Read more »


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Host Gifts for the 4th of July for Every Budget

July 3, 2012    |    By +
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Host Gifts for the 4th of July for Every Budget

Heading to a BBQ or fireworks viewing party this Wednesday? You don’t want to forget to add your own signature to the event by thanking your hosts for inviting you with a gift. Showing up with a gift lets the host know that you are happy to be spending the holiday with them &... Read more »


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.