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Ideas & Tips — Celebration

4 essential hot chocolate ideas

Celebration Food & Drinks Seasonal Winter

4 essential hot chocolate ideas

'Tis the season for hot chocolate, and if you're a real fiend for sweet, hot beverages, you can find a way to fit it into almost any situation. Need something to wake you up in the morning? Dark hot chocolate will do the trick. Looking for an easy dessert? You guessed it, hot chocolate. Here are just a few of the many variations on the hot chocolate theme. See how many you can make before the new year: Milk chocolate peanut butter hot chocolate: For those times when you want to eat a peanut butter cup, but don't want to go...

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6 tips for setting a fall table

Celebration Home Ideas & Tips Seasonal

6 tips for setting a fall table

In many parts of the country, a hint of fall crispness is already in the air. If you are excited about the changing seasons, now is a great time to start packing away your summer decor and preparing your home for autumn. One of the most elegant ways to observe the arrival of fall is to throw a themed dinner party. Here are some tips for setting an autumnal table: Centerpieces: Arrange a selection of small pumpkins and other brightly colored squash in our lovely stainless steel wire basket for a seasonally appropriate centerpiece. You can also place branches of...

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3 Bloody Mary recipes

Celebration Food & Drinks Ideas & Tips Kitchen

3 Bloody Mary recipes

Blood Marys are an acquired taste that manages to retain a strong fan base because there are so many ways to make them. The abundance of ingredients leaves room for adjustments that are just slight enough for the drink to retain its name while presenting a different drinking experience.  Invented in 1920s Paris by French bartender Fernand "Pete" Petiot, the beverage grew into an international phenomenon when he moved to New York City to work at the St. Regis Hotel. There, the drink took off and spread around the world through the many St. Regis chains.  Here are a few of the Bloody Mary...

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Serve a variety of appetizers for a fun and unique dinner

Celebration Eating Healthy Food & Drinks Ideas & Tips Kitchen

Serve a variety of appetizers for a fun and unique dinner

Many of us have gone to restaurants and thought — "I could make a meal out of the appetizers!" Doing just that can make for a fun and unique dinner party or family supper. To make sure everyone gets plenty to eat and is fully satisfied, include a wide variety of options:  Fresh: Serving hors d'oeuvres for dinner doesn't mean you should forget about eating plenty of vegetables! Chop up some fresh bell peppers and celery sticks to serve with hummus. We also love a nice, summery Caprese salad, made from fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Just drizzle with olive oil...

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