Setting the Scene

The Perfect Cookie Decorating Party
They're the kinds of cookies that inspire many of us to decorate cookies at home with friends and family, no matter the time of year. The menageries of animal sugar cookies "marching" around an ark-inspired cake for a child's birthday, the personalized angel and snowman cookies used as place cards at Christmas, and even something simple like...
We've introduced you to Pimlott. & Co., the ladies who are bringing originality to parties everywhere with their festive and original take on celebration décor. It’s safe to say these two know their way around a party cracker, and now, company founders Carin Garland and Sandra Murray are sharing with The Daily Meal what makes a party cracker...
A Harvest Party to Celebrate Autumn
When fall begins, exactly, is debatable. For some, it’s Labor Day weekend, when the beach house is secured for the winter and there is a scramble to get the last swim in the ocean. Yet, it's the arrival of the school bus on that first day of school that often marks the advent of fall for children (and their parents). And for others, like me, it’s...
Bug-themed plates
The summer months are the perfect time to entertain outdoors. The weather is warm, the sun is shining (when it’s not thundering), the lawn is lush, green, and comfortable underfoot, and everything tastes better when eaten in fresh air — and the mosquitos, beetles, and bees would agree.  Click here to see the Bug-Inspired Décor for Your Table...
Original Is the New Trend
A trend is something that’s of the moment — but what about when the right now-thing is to be original? If everyone is marching do the beat of their own drum, then nothing is the same, and we find ourselves in a creative pickle. Such is the case with the current situation in event planning, where sentiment and a hint of resourcefulness have become...
Cookie Truffles and Chocolate Hearts
Inspired by St. Valentine and everything sweet, I wanted to create an easy dessert table to enjoy at home. While I was inspired by the red, pink, and white colors associated with the holiday, you can also create similar dessert tables for any occasion, be it a birthday party, bridal shower, or even just in lieu of passed cookies and brownies at a...