I had the opportunity to guest blog on http://www.virtualsixfiguremom.com/ today! I was sharing my personal tips and tricks on how to create a drink/ snack station in a home office setting, and wanted to come on here really quickly and share that link with y’all. I also recorded a vlog on my youtube channel (posted down below) showing y’all how I would put together a drink/ snack station in my home office. I hope y’all check out my guest blog post and watch the video. Let me know what y’all think in the comments below!
Happy Monday friends! I’m back after such a super busy couple weeks working longer shifts at work. I’m also working on a few fun projects that I cant wait to share them with y’all. However today I wanted to give y’all some ideas that y’all can use to throw an adult Halloween dinner party.
I was at World Market taking advantage of their red wine sale this past weekend and I saw some great Halloween party ideas that I thought I’ll share with y’all. I’ve done Halloween theme dinner party in my home last year and I wish knew about some of these items before hand. What I love about the Halloween decor at World Market it doesn’t look cheesy or make you feel as if you’re throwing a kids party instead of an adult dinner party.
Lets start the menu with some super easy food ideas like chips & dip. These orange and black chips will look fun in a glass bowel and this Chipotle pumpkin salsa is actually yummy from what I’ve heard. I would serve a nice hot pot of chili or my homemade tomato veggie bean soup (I’ll be sharing that recipe soon).
I love how the wine bottles have Halloween theme labels on theme. These are great to serve and are fun to have out on your Halloween tablescape. You can also make a yummy sangria with these wine choices
I also love how World Market has a wide selection of plates, bowels, cups, mugs, serving trays, napkins, and much more.
The glass pumpkin dispenser is a great transitional piece that works great for Halloween and Thanksgiving dinner! You can put candy, cookies, or fun spooky treats in the skull jars. You can place the orange and black corn chips that I mentioned earlier in this post in the open mouth skulls.
Here are some more fun items that you can add on your tablescape.
These pumpkin spice marshmallows would be great in S’mores and a prefect way to end the evening with family and friends on Halloween night. I found these marshmallows at Food Lion. We got our fire pit from Lowes last year and it still works great now.
I hope y’all enjoyed my blog post and got some tips that you can use in you upcoming Halloween theme dinner parties. I’ll be back soon with another blog post. Thanks for coming by and checking out my blog once again.
*This is NOT a sponsored blog post (even though I wish it was). I love window shopping and World Market happens to be one of my favorite places to go.
I’ve always like seasonal decor and I enjoy the traditional colors that each season brings. I started to put out some Fall decor on my coffee/ tea bar, however I have been inspired by pinterest to add more Fall decor to my home.
I’m starting with my kitchen and with all the yummy pumpkin spice flavor treats that are available now. I feel like a candy dish would be perfect. I’m not a huge fan of a bunch of random decor on my kitchen counter. I like to have a nice cleared off work space to prep and cook my food. I have some extra mason jars in the kitchen from when I was canning. I picked up some pumpkin spice chocolate covered pretzels and off course candy corn.
This candy jar works perfectly in the kitchen as functionally Fall decor. Its nice to have yummy treats in the kitchen to snack on while preparing a meal to eat. The mason jar was looking a little plain, so I added a burlap ribbon around the lid of the jar.
I decided to use a wide mouth mason jar, it’s much easier for adult size hands to get in and out of the jar.
I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post! I’ll be soon with another blog post!
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I decided to share my coffee/ tea bar with y’all today. I’ve love having our coffee, tea, & other drinks out of the kitchen. I’m a type of person who like clear counter tops and can’t stand unnecessary stuff in the kitchen. In this blog post I’m going to show you how I use our hutch (that I got for free) to display our drinks for easy access. I recorded a vlog earlier today showing y’all everything on the hutch. I hope y’all enjoy seeing how I use my hutch.
I love having my tea in mason jars! Not having to deal with the boxes or the paper bags that the tea is stored in makes my mornings a little bit smoother.
I only keep four different coffee flavors out to allow this hutch to be clutter free. I love shopping around my house and using what I already in a different way. The basket that the coffee is in, came from a gift basket set that was given to me years ago.
Keeping items such a spoons, instant coffee, and creamer (that doesn’t have to be refrigerated) helps make my morning rush less crazy.
We are grown here in this house and we don’t have any ‘human’ children. So I’m able to leave glasses low like this and not worry about little ones breaking it. I also like to keep my recipe books close by, for when I menu plan.
Once again I hope you enjoy my blog post and have a fabulous work week!
I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying this sunshine weather with family, love ones, and friends. Ken and I ran a lot of errands today getting boring stuff for the house. If you are ever interested in seeing what we are up to check me out on Instagram or Twitter @marionlovenotes .
Anywho this Saturday evening Ken and I are relaxing from after eating a delicious grilled meal. We decided to grill homemade burgers, hotdogs, chicken wings, and EGGPLANT! You may not know but eggplant is one of my current favorite vegetables to eat.
Tonight I thought I’ll come on here and write a quick blog post sharing with y’all my simple recipe for grilling eggplant.
We LOVE to cook out on the grill rather it’s cold, snowing, warm, hot, rainy there is nothing stopping us (ok maybe a hurricane or a tornado) from grilling our food.
What a crazy week it has been and it’s only Thursday! I hope you all having a good week and ready to start the weekend.
UPDATE: Considering everyone may not have periscope. I decided to upload my trip to the American Girl doll store on my YouTube channel “Marion Creations “. I hope y’all enjoy!
If you follow me on periscope@marionlovenotes you probably already seen vlog live or watch the replay of my visit to the American Girl Doll Store about two weeks ago. I know this blog is well over due, life gets busy sometimes and as most humans I forget a few things.
For those of you who didn’t know, I’m a huge American Girl Doll fan and have been for years. Currently I have 3 dolls (Addy Walker, Truly Me #26 Charlotte Rose, and Melody Ellison). I been very blessed to have all my dolls gifted to me. I will blog more about the history of me getting these dolls later. Today I want to share with you my experience at her block party at the American Girl doll store.
The American Girl doll store had a line around the side for those who wanted to participate in the block party activities. They even had one of the employees dressed up as Melody, which I thought was cute. I was more interested in going into the store and purchasing the doll before the the store got crowded.
As you can tell from the pictures, the displays that they set up for Melody was lovely. I was so excited to finally be able to get my hands on her. All in all I enjoyed going to the American Girl doll store, and can’t wait to add more of Melody’s accessories to my collection. Don’t forget to check out my periscope@marionlovenotes to watch my experience and get my live reaction of Melody’s Block Party at the American Girl doll store.
I hope your weekend went well, mine was very productive weekend. I did a lot of cleaning, organizing, redecorating, and a bunch of window shopping! Today I uploaded a vlog about my ‘Transitional Elegant Tablescape’. I love decorating my dinning table that Ken & I purchased from Worldmarket. In the vlog I talked about where I purchased the items that are on my dinning table. I have a Pinterest board called Home Sweet Home, where I pin most of the home décor that I have already purchased for our home. As well as home décor items that I would like to add to our home. Like I mentioned in the vlog a lot of the items I already had and now re-using in a different way.
I forget to mention that I purchased two of the silver charger plates from Worldmarket. I used them at the head of the table. @maionlovenotes
I love to use fresh flowers however you can use fake flowers if you want to. This elephant teapot that I got from Worldmarket is super cute on my dinning table. @marionlovenotes
For those of you who don’t drink wine these lovely bottles of sparkling water and soda are the perfect choice for you! I hope you enjoy my transitional tablescape!
Feel free to check me out on all of my social media sites @marionlovenotes to see more.
P.S. I almost forgot to mention that Worldmarket has Halloween theme wine bottles, that would look great in a Halloween inspired tablescape. These wine bottles are a perfect touch to any adult Halloween party that you may be hosting are even a great hostess gift to give when going to a party!