Party Time

Party Time: Holiday Waffle Soiree

The end of finals simultaneously means the start of holiday party season! There’s nothing better to look forward to than having multiple reasons to throw on some sparkles and enjoy a night with your friends. After a semester of waking up early and occasionally sacrificing breakfast to get to lecture on time what’s the perfect food to serve at your next get together? WAFFLES. Yes, waffles! Not only is it an insanely easy main dish to make (waffle iron + Bisquick), but eating breakfast at night (especially with some champagne) is a luxury even the beloved Tay-Tay Swift sings about it. PLUS any leftovers mean breakfast is made for the morning after!

So bust out that waffle iron, wrap yourself in tinsel, and gather your dearest mates  for a Holiday Waffle Soiree!

It feels like the perfect night, for breakfast at midnight….

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 Here’s the easy how-to on hosting your own Holiday Waffle Soiree:

  • Cover the serving area with brown postal paper. (This is sold by the roll at the Dollar Store, or craft stores). Not only does this make clean-up a cinch, but you can write cheeky sayings for your guests to read while they make their plates.
  • Include an assortment of toppings! Fruit toppings (cherry and blueberries), walnuts, sliced bananas, sprinkles, and of course syrup are easy and college-budget friendly options to start with.
  • Who doesn’t love bacon? To counteract the sweetness of the waffles, add some bacon, or sausages to your spread to add some savory options for your guests.
  • After a semester of paper deadlines and stress, it’s time to pop some bottles! Champagne and orange juice is all you need for making mimosas to complement this breakfast food feast.
  • Throw a plaid tablecloth on the table, add tinsel everywhere you see, and dj some holiday jams to start a Christmas dance party! Here’s a playlist to start with!
  • Eat, drink, and be merry with your lovelies!

Party Time: Welcome to the Circus!

Lions and tigers and bear oh my! I recently went to a French circus themed birthday party for my best friend Callie (who throws theme parties so thought-out T Swift would cry in party planning jealousy), and it was tres amusant! While there were no actual wild animals, there were a few of my other favorite party elements: balloons, photo booths, and cocktails, oh yes!

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 Happy Birthday, Callie!

Party Time: A Coachella-Inspired Night

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I’ve never personally been to Coachella, but for a summer party the musical festival is the perfect  inspiration. The floral crowns, eclectic environment, and a “dress-as-you-please” mentality are the perfect elements for a fun night-whether it’s in Indio California, or your own backyard. This past weekend I hosted a girls night with Coachella as the main inspiration. So throw on your festival outfit and check out Bay’ella!

(Sorry no Tupac hologram included)   (more…)