Thanksgiving Table Arrangement

Published October 08, 2014

It's during this time of year that we all give thanks for our families, friends and all the fortunate things in our lives. It's a wonderful time to gather family and friends around the table and celebrate the autumn months.... Continue reading →

Pre-Punched Papers for Votives

Published September 17, 2014

It's not always necessary to invest in expensive candleholders when you can put together a few pretty votives with relative ease using craft supplies. Creative supplies can be found everywhere from your local craft outlet to neighbourhood dollar stores. Be... Continue reading →

Retirement Party Ideas….by Lita Lane

Published September 15, 2014

Retirement Party   A well-planned retirement party should be both light-hearted and fun while still honoring the career of the retiree and reflecting back on the accomplishment and contributions that the individual made during their tenure with the company.  ... Continue reading →

Garden Parties

Published September 03, 2014

It seems we are having some of the nicest late summer weather in years. Traditionally September is a beautiful month here in Vancouver, so why not extend the summer by hosting a few dinner parties outside? Whether you have a... Continue reading →

Kid's Party Hats

Published August 22, 2014

You have chosen the date, planned the menu and calmed the child. It's time again for another joyous birthday party. One of the most arduous tasks is trying to come up with ideas that will impress the kids and the... Continue reading →

Hot Design Ideas for Entertaining

Published May 14, 2014

Every so often I like to venture out into the marketplace to see what's new and trendy on retail shelves in terms of entertaining ideas for both inside and outside on the patio. It's easy to be stylish on a... Continue reading →

Fancy Garnishes

Published March 05, 2014

Have you ever wondered how bartenders make those little rose garnishes or fruit rind twizzles that arrive on the edge of your cocktail? The time and effort bartenders take to make these creations for dinner plates and beverages always impresses... Continue reading →

Summer Place Card Setting Ideas

Published August 07, 2013

Setting a summer table and knowing where your guests will sit simplifies serving and generally makes dining easier for your guests. It really only takes a few minutes to put together some fun and simple place card settings and in... Continue reading →

Summer Table Topping Ideas

Published July 31, 2013

There is something nice about setting an outdoor dining table at this time of year. The long summer days allow us to sit outside and enjoy the last of the day's heat. If you are planning to host company anytime... Continue reading →

A Pre-Teen Slumber Party by Lita Lane

Published April 25, 2013

Earlier this year I asked my 11 year old daughter what was on her birthday wish list.  She looked at me with her beautiful big brown eyes and enthusiastically said …. “Pleeeeeeese Mom I really want a slumber party, nothing... Continue reading →