Author: Jennifer Walker

Sips & Shots: Gin!

Growing up, the only gin I was interested in was the card game of the same name, which Mom and I would play in the evenings on a regular basis. When I reached the legal drinking age, it was one of the liquors I figured I’d never like. After all, it smelled like the tree […]

Nibbles & Bites: The Party’s Over

Put down that calendar! Before you plan your next party, how about spending some time going over the one that just finished to see what worked, what didn’t and what could have been better. The Guests Look back over your guest list, this time concentrating on the ones who came. Did anyone make a fool […]

Fruit[y] Cocktails

I’m not a girl who likes her liquor straight. On the contrary, I prefer mine well-mixered and my favorite class of mixer is fruit juice. Frou-frou umbrellas are not necessary and the blender can usually stay in the cabinet, but a good juice-to-booze ratio makes a happy camper of this cocktail chick. I went flipping […]

Nibbles & Bites: the RSVP

Répondez s’il vous plaît. Please respond. Such a simple concept but something that is so often overlooked. RSVP, whether placed as corner copy on a larger invitation or as a separate response card intended to be returned by mail, is a simple request that your guests let you, as host[ess], know who will attend and […]

Sips & Shots: Eggnog

Don’t think of this as unseasonal, just think of this as a very timely suggestion for any Christmas-in-July celebrations you may be planning! (Seriously, my other e-option was Everclear and, well, we don’t want to go there…) Eggnog is one of those dividing drinks: you either love it or hate it and I reside firmly […]

Nibbles & Bites: The Guest List

I love to entertain and I take my job as hostess very seriously, trying to put together the best possible experience for my guests with each occasion. But after a theme and date are chosen and before much of anything else can be done, I have to create the guest list that will be a […]