I must try this recipe immediately! Simple to make, yet impressive enough to bring as an appetizer to a party. And anything wrapped in cheese in bound to be amazing, yes?
I found these 8 tips for how to properly drink wine on one of my favorite blogs. Thought this was appropriate to share with all the holiday parties coming up!
1. Fill red wine glasses 1/3 full, white wine glasses 1/2 full, and sparkling wine 3/4 full.
2. Twist the bottle at the end of pouring a glass of wine, to prevent drips (and to give it a flourish!).
3. Cheers! When clinking glasses, make eye contact with the other person. Otherwise, according to French superstition, you’ll risk seven years of bad luck. You also should clink glasses individually with each person at the table without crossing anyone’s arms.
4. If someone is toasting you (your wedding, your birthday, your general awesomeness), don’t take a sip. Just smile and look humble.
5. Always hold your wine glass by the stem. Many people mistakenly think you only need to hold white wine by the stem (so you don’t warm up the wine), but experts say you should hold red wine by the stem, too, so you can see its color and clarity, as well as to avoid smudging the glass with your fingerprints. Otherwise, wine snobs might call you a “bowl grabber”!
6. On the table, your wine glass goes to the right of your water glass.
7. While taking a sip, you should politely look into your glass. (And not at another person, if you’re in the middle of a conversation.)
8. The host’s duty is to make sure glasses stay filled.
9. Eat, drink and be merry!
Holiday parties, holiday drinking. Hand in hand. I can’t give you the cure for a hangover, but I can give you some tips on how to make use of those leftover bottles.
Get creative and paint them! Look how beautiful these came out! You can also be daring and tape up the bottles before painting to make some edgy designs. Then put some flowers in them and - voila!
The 2nd Friday in December. When people realize that Christmas is only 2 more Fridays away and they have lots of sh*t to make happen. Good luck readers!
Here are some fun tid-bits from the internet that may calm your mind or inspire:
I love this Saturday shirt. Too bad it is already sold out :(
Morse Code bracelets. A beautiful, subtle way to wear a little note.
Keep this in mind for you office party! Where do you fit in?
I can’t think of many things better than stuffed mushrooms! And with the holidays coming up, this is a dish people are sure to love - that is, if you don’t eat them all before the party!
Here is a mouthwatering recipe I found online.
This is such a brilliant idea! Take a fancy cupcake pan and place cookie dough on top. Bake as usual and then carefully pick up (after cooled). Now you have cookie cups that you can fill with cream, ice cream, pudding, or anything else! This is sure please a crowd!
Here are a few photos from my friend’s pumpkin carving party this weekend. Do you like my pumpkin? What are you all carving?
The iPhone 5 was discovered at a bar in the San Francisco Mission Disctrict. Yes, this sounds familiar because it happened with the iPhone 4 last year.
So, do you think Apple employees are careless party people - or was it planned and planted?
Either way, it worked. People are hyped up and excited. As an Apple fan myself, I cannot deny that I am ready for the upgrade!
This reminds me of the warm fuzzies box from Legally Blonde. Write down a memory and place it in the jar. Then you can read all the notes at the end of the year!
This would make a great office activity and then a fun New Year’s Eve party. Or to do with a significant other and read on your anniversary.
And writing memories is just one idea! You can get creative and write down funny things you heard, goals you wanted to achieve, a thought about your day, whatever!
Jello shots in fruit rinds? Yes!
Jello shots with fruit? Yes!