Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

When planning the neighborhood Monster Bash that really knocks your guests socks off,. it’s important to have a bit of variety. The ultimate Halloween Soiree takes more concentration and time than a simple dinner party.  Visualizations and decor  need to be considered, costumes and sound effects and music. When planning appetizers, cuisine and beverages, the cocktails really take some thought and planning as they are usually out of … Continue reading Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

“Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

This year’s Hallowe’en celebrations in Derry and Strabane promise to be “Out of this World” when the City and District throws a party like no other as it celebrates 30 years of being spooktacular. The official “Best Hallowe’en Destination in the world” is gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme of events and activities for revellers of all ages to … Continue reading “Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

Drink and Be Scary with UncommonGreen’s Spooky Literature-Themed Glassware

Halloween is one of the few times a year adults get to be kids again. Throw a spooktacular costume party and enjoy your favorite drink with UncommonGreen’s literary-themed rocks glasses showcasing the classic horror novels Dracula and Frankenstein. Accentuate your Halloween-inspired cocktails with these thoughtfully designed glasses featuring the famous opening lines and first-edition cover artwork of these timeless books, including the signatures of their famous authors, … Continue reading Drink and Be Scary with UncommonGreen’s Spooky Literature-Themed Glassware

Fresh Treats for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and are spending the week sharing party tips, tricks and ideas. Today’s “witchy” post are fresh ideas the little ghouls and goblins in the fam will love helping to assemble. Strawberries are the center of today’s Halloween treats. We received a strawberry huller from Trudeau, and this little beauty removes the bitter core and stem in one simple step. We couldn’t … Continue reading Fresh Treats for Halloween

Fresh Design Ideas for the Holidays

As Halloween decorations are being taken down and stored in boxes for next year, decorating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season works it’s way up the to-do list. Boxes stored in the garage, storage closet or extra room are begging to be opened and plundered for family favorites and treasures of years past. Each trinket pulled from colored tissue offers it’s own memory and sweet … Continue reading Fresh Design Ideas for the Holidays

Take a Breath, Slow it Down, Savor the Holidays by Ginger Johnson

It’s easy to get caught up in commercialism, more so at this time of year. So I wanted to use the column this week to help you take a breath, slow it down, and savor the remaining days of another it-went-too-fast-year. Take a breath. It seems sometimes we overload ourselves with tasks, commitments and obligations that we really don’t need to execute, however intentional or … Continue reading Take a Breath, Slow it Down, Savor the Holidays by Ginger Johnson