Let’s Get This Partyware Started!

I know this is getting old, hearing this from me, but I’m ready for outdoor entertaining!  But first, prep work is needed and apparently the color scheme is red and galvanized.

  1. Crate & Barrel, Two Tier Buffet Server
  2. World Market, Red Drink Caddy – I’d definitely use this for plastic silverware and napkins
  3. Crate & Barrel, Galvanized Tray
  4. World Market, 5-Liter Glass Tank
  5. Crate & Barrel, Galvanized Tabletop Party Tub

Fiesta en Mi Backyarda

The weather has been pretty nice here lately and its got me itchin’ to have my hubby fire up the grill and have a big ole backyard fiesta!  You know with fajitas, guacamole, margs, tequila shots..what? All I need now is my peeps and some Pat Green to get the party started!

  1. Crate and Barrel, Fuego Plates
  2. Crate and Barrel, Fuego Chip and Dip
  3. Direct From Mexico, Blue Rimmed Hand Blown Shot Glass-I once had a small fiesta where everyone had to take a shot of Patron prior to entering the casa…total icebreaker I tell ya…(you notice I said once…yeah I can’t do those anymore because at this rate it takes me several days to recover from something like that…)
  4. Crate and Barrel, Granada Glasses
  5. Crow’s Nest Trading Co, Serape Linens-I might have to breakdown and buy these
  6. Crate and Barrel, Molcajete
  7. Julio’s, Julio’s Mild Salsa-the best salsa EVER…Sarah will back me up on this.
  8. Crate and Barrel, Calypso Citron Summer Drink Glasses-a cool alternative to your typical marg glass
  9. Sur la Table, Terra Cotta Tortilla Warmer-we have a ceramic tortilla warmer and we even use it to warm up meat and whatnot, quite useful!

Wiener Wonderland: Der’s Surprise Party

So last Friday, the Tipsy girls along with Der’s family threw a surprise party for Der’s birthday.  The theme however should come as no surprise to anyone: Wiener Wonderland.  It went off without a hitch!  Check it out!

  1. Wieners hanging from the ceiling
  2. Wieners in balloon form
  3. Wieners in cake form
  4. Wieners attached to candy bags
  5. Wieners in Slinky form

Der with a wiener balloon hat, surprised and holding a new birthday wiener.  Introducing: Mia

$50 Fridays: Party Girl

It’s definitely that time of year again! Parties galore. Work parties, friend parties, family parties. Party.Party.Party. Here’s a look that will take you to all those parties without draining your Christmas shopping fund.

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  1. Forever21, Droplet Jewel Earrings
  2. Forever21, Dressy Sequined Wallet
  3. Gojane, Metallic Pleated Detail Tank Dress
  4. GoJane, Rhinestone Bow Satin Flat

It Doesn’t Get Better Than Sprinkles

While strolling through my local mall Christmas Shopping, I stepped foot into Williams Sonoma and discovered what is going to quickly become an addiction. Excuse me while I wipe my drool. Sprinkles Cupcake Mixes! It was so tempting not to purchase each and every one of the flavors. What an awesome gift for yourself or for someone else… OR serve them at your holiday parties and watch how fast they go!

My Glass, your glass, WHOSE GLASS!?!?

Stop the madness now and invest in some of these awesome glass markers!

  1. This Wine is Mine, Personalized Wine Markers
  2. Etsy, Vintage Oija Boards
  3. Etsy, Custom Wine Charms
  4. Sur la Table, Wine Lines
  5. Amazon, Vacu Vin Party People Glass Markers
  6. Etsy, Winter Wonderland Wine Charmer Gift Set

Hump Day Happy Hour: Cranberry Mimosa

It’s just about Turkey time, so I am sure that most of you could use a happy hour break from all that Thanksgiving dinner prep. I’ve got just what the doctor ordered… a Cranberry Mimosa! I make these for my family gathering every Thanksgiving and let me tell you… there sure are not any leftovers to take home!

In a large punch bowl, pour equal parts cranberry juice cocktail and orange juice, I use about 4 cups of each. Next, dump in 2 bottles of your favorite bubbly(I use $5 Andres and it tastes amazing) and stir. Garnish with orange slices if you’re feeling fancy!

Party Time: Not Your Average Vase

I have this vase.  It’s awesome, I love it.  It was gifted to my husband and I for our wedding.  It’s unusual and just the right height, and just makes the perfect little arrangement.  I wish I had a couple more.

When I have little get togethers at our house, I love to buy fresh flowers and make little arrangements here and there.  I generally don’t have enough vases, so in classic MacGyver style I use drinking glasses.  I’ve got these pewter goblets for fancier soirees and for the laid back fiestas I use my recycled SOL glasses.


Party Time: Get Your Queso On!

Do you know what could make the above combo even better?

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I just blew your mind didn’t I?  Go forth, make it happen, eat your queso.

6 Steps to a Successful Keno Par-tay!

About a year ago, the Tipsy girls thought we needed an excuse to get together once a month to eat fattening yummy food, gossip, and, oh yeah, drink! (po)Keno was the answer to our prayers. Over the past year, old friends  have meshed with new friends, and I feel the need to share our recipe for success!

Step 1: Food.


Step 2: Drinks


Step 3: Keno Cards and Markers


Step 4: Concentrated Playing


Step 5: Gifts


Step 6: FABULOUS Friends!