Dia de Los Muertos!

Sadly, Halloween 2013 has come and gone. Hopefully it was a rowdy, fun-fest for everyone! Since Halloween is quickly followed by Dia de Los Muertos, I know the celebrations will continue into this weekend! (I was totally going to attend a rum-tasting graveyard party, but two of my friends just got engaged, so I’ll have…

Halloween Costumes – Make One Already!

It’s almost OFFICIALLY Halloween, y’all!!! I am literally bursting at my seams (and various orifices) in anticipation of it! I know there are folks out there (sad and lonely) who haven’t already attended a multitude of Halloween parties this season, and so are still in desperate, last-minute need of a costume. Alternatively, there are folks…

Halloween Printable Freebies!

It’s Monday, and that’s a bummer, but you know what’s not a bummer?? The fact that Halloween is almost here!!! It is, by far and away, the best, most fun, hilarious, creepy, exotic and fascinating of all holidays, and my personal favorite. This past weekend marked the first Halloween soirée of the season! It was the…

Murder Mystery Wine Tasting!

My good friend Laura recently invited me to participate in an event hosted by The Houston Club, described as a “Murder Mystery Blind Wine Tasting,” and being the amazing friend I am, agreed to go because OF COURSE! Absolutely I would like to go to there!!! This was on a weeknight, and since I work…

Martha Stewart’s 2013 Halloween Magazine

For those of you equally obsessed with Halloween, you know the “special edition” Martha Stewart Halloween magazine is now on shelves! The past three or four years, this edition has been somewhat of a repeat, snoozefest, since much of the material had been used already and/or was available the website. I’m all about Halloween how-tos,…

Benedict Cumber-Brunch!

My friend Elizabeth is an ardent fan of BBC‘s Sherlock, which is understandable, given that the show is INCREDIBLE. She came up with the brilliant “Benedict Cumber-Brunch” theme idea, which I expanded into more of a detective theme, but could be specific to the show, or even one of the episodes. So, in terms of…

Becoming the Hostess with the Mostest

I have a delightful habit/compulsion to throw themed parties. This probably has something to do with my mother throwing parties basically my entire life. Also, I am fortunate enough to have immediate access to most (some is off limits to everyone) of her enormous collection of dinnerware, platters, silver pieces, glasses and goblets, candelabras, and…