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Fun Cheeseburger Party Invitations

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

One of the best parties is a simple party with food fresh off the barbecue grill. The Make Mine a Cheeseburger BBQ Party Invitations are a fun way to get the gang together for a birthday party celebration, a retirement party, a pool party or just because.

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Summer on the Water Party Invitations

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If you love spending the summer on the water – a pool, a beach, on the lake – we’ve got  fun summer party invitations to invite guests to spend the day or the weekend with you.

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Easy Margarita Recipe for your Cinco de Mayo Party

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

To many of us in the United States, Cinco de Mayo – the celebration of the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 – means enjoying Margaritas and fabulous Mexican food on May 5th with a Cinco de Mayo party at home or with friends at a local restaurant.

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If you’re throwing your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta, you’ll find you can make an entire pitcher of margaritas for less than the cost of one restaurant version.

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The secret to a fabulous margarita is fresh lime juice. Not in the mood to squeeze all those limes? Try Simply Limeade (available in grocery stores) and save time when making your own version of  a killer margaritas.

Easy frozen margaritas:

  • 1 (6-ounce) can limeade, frozen
  • Gold tequila (or any good-quality tequila)
  • Triple sec
  • Ice
  1. In a blender, add frozen limeade.
  2. Then using the empty limeade can as a measuring device, add one can tequila and ½ can triple sec.
  3. Fill blender with ice and blend until frozen.
  4. Add more ice as it blends down. The blender should be full when finished.
  5. Pour into glasses and garnish with lime.

Servings » 6

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Frozen Margarita on Cinco de Mayo

An interesting margarita that grabbed my attention is a specialty of a 5- star hotel in Southern California – the Avocado Margarita.

I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try it yet – I’ll think I’ll stick to eating avocados in my guacamole.

Want to get creative? Here’s a great website with over 50 margarita recipes: Margarita Texas.


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Traditions of the Belmont Stakes

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York is the site of the Belmont Stakes. First run in 1867, it is the oldest of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, predating the Preakness by six years and the Kentucky Derby by eight years.

The Belmont Stakes

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Known as “The Test of Champions”, the Belmont Stakes is the final race of the Triple Crown and is run in early June, five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and two weeks after the Preakness Stakes.  The winner of this race is draped with a blanket of white carnations.

The White Carnation is also the name of what was the traditional drink of the Belmont until 1997 when it was replaced with the Belmont Breeze.


In 1997, the traditional theme song “Sidewalks of New York” but was changed to “New York, New York” to appeal to a younger crowd.

In 1997, another new Belmont tradition began of painting the colors of the winner’s silks on a four foot tall cast iron horse and jockey on the fence around the paddock. If the winner is also a Triple Crown winner, the cast iron statute is moved to a permanent position with the other Triple Crown winners on the fence.

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Summer Party Invitations Get the Gang Together

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

With the cold of winter hanging on long into spring this year, the warmth of summer will be a welcome change to most of the country. Our Summer White Party Invitations are a fun way to get the gang together for tons of summer fun in the sun.  For more ideas on throwing a white party, food, and decorating tips, check out our post White Party Inspiration.

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Talk Derby to Me: Mint Julep Recipe

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The official drink of the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. If you’re thinking about serving original Mint Juleps at your Kentucky Derby Party, you will need to start them way in advance and whichever recipe you choose, you will need lots and lots and lots of crushed or shaved ice!

The original mint julep takes 4-6 hours for the bourbon-sugar mixture to sit or you can make the quick  or really quick versions that don’t require any wait time for the flavors to blend.

Original Mint Julep Recipe


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water (prefer distilled or bottled)
  • 8 fresh mint sprigs finely chopped (Use only the leaves, no stems)
  • 1 quart bourbon (Early Times, Jim Beam but Wild Turkey will suffice)
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Combine sugar, water, chopped mint leaves and bourbon in a glass container and stir until the sugar dissolves*. Cover and let stand 4 -6 hours.

To serve:
Strain the bourbon-sugar mixture into a large pitcher and discard the chopped mint. Fill your choice of glass with cracked ice; add bourbon-sugar mixture, and garnish with mint sprigs. *You might want to make extra of the bourbon-sugar mixture so you don’t run out.

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Quick Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps Recipe

Makes one mint julep


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 oz water
  • bourbon
  • mint sprigs
  • crushed ice


In a bowl, place several fresh mint sprigs (without stems), 1 tsp. of sugar and 1/4 ounce of water.

Crush the leaves with a spoon or a muddler and stir until sugar dissolves.

Fill a chilled tumbler with crushed ice, fill with choice of Bourbon and top with strained sugar-mint mixture. Or place a bit of the sugar-mint mixture into the chilled glass.

Add a layer of crushed ice. Continue at least one more time, topping with ice, then top off with bourbon.

Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Serve and enjoy! 

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Really, Really Quick Mint Julep Recipe for a Crowd


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure mint extract (not peppermint)
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • Water
  • Bourbon Whiskey

Combine first three ingredients in a container a little larger than one gallon. Add water to make a gallon. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

For each drink, fill the cup to the brim with cracked or shaved ice. Pour 2 ounces of bourbon over the ice. Pour 2 ounces of the mix over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Brown Cross and Stripes First Communion Invitations

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Brown Cross and Stripes First Communion Party Invitations

Planning your child’s first communion often involves a celebration afterwards with family and friends.  Be sure to get the date from your church as early as possible so you can make sure the the people you want to attend have the date free so you can reserve your event space and mail your party invitations.

The Catholic church holds first communion rites once or twice a year for children typically between the ages of six and eight and depending on the size of your church, suitable banquet halls and restaurants may be booked quickly, so don’t wait until the last minute to reserve the space for your party.

If you are having a small gathering of immediate family, you may be able to have a reception at your home. If you need to accommodate a large group of guests, you might be better off with on-site catering facilities of a restaurant, banquet hall or country club that also has an experienced staff to ensure your event goes smoothly.

If your venue does not have on-site food service, you will need to reserve a caterer and wait staff for your event. When selecting your menu, remember the guest of honor’s age and what food preferences they might have. As guests are in their Sunday best, make sure your food choices are easy to eat.

Once your date and venue have been set, it’s time to select the invitations. Be sure to use RSVP, not regrets only, so you will have an idea of the number of attendees for your caterer and other items such as beverages and tableware if you are having the party at your home.

Finally, be sure to enjoy this momentous occasion with your child.

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9 Fabulous Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

It wouldn’t be game day with Chicken Wings! Whether you watch the game at home, at a friend’s house or at a sports bar, the one food you have to serve is Chicken Wings.

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The first ingredient in all recipes and the most important, of course, is the chicken wings themselves. Make sure to use fresh, not frozen wings to make these crowd pleasers. Serve with your favorite dips or by themselves along with carrot and celery slices and a nice big cold beverage.

Let us know what recipe you made and how you liked it!

Here are 9 Fabulous Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes:

Oven Roasted Chicken Wings   Smoking Mutant Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Ghost Pepper Chicken Wings

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings   Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings

Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Super Bowl Party Recipes to Serve or Take to the Party

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Rosemary Cashews RecipeMost of the party invitations we print for Super Bowl parties say “bring a dish to share” to let guests know to bring their favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert to add to the hours of grazing during the party.

Here are a few ideas on what to bring or serve at the party:

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Christmas Margarita Punch

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Christmas Margarita Punch is the easiest way to serve guests at a holiday get together. Increase the single recipe below for the number of servings you need and dump everything into a punch bowl.

Ingredients for single drink:

  • 1.5 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila
  • .5 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Garnish with lime slices

If you’re making for a group, multiple the above ingredients by the number of drinks you’re making and serve it from a punch bowl.

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