How To Order A Drink At A Bar Like Bond – Jane Bond.

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How Is Your Bar Knowledge?

Anybody who went to college knows what a “shot” is, and has probably had more than their share of them. Gracious Girls, those days are long gone and it’s time to “up” your sophistication points. Knowing how to order a drink is one sure way to do that.  Learn what to expect when you order your drink “shaken, not stirred.”

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Tablescape Inspiration: The Orchid Dinner

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  1. Tablescape Inspiration:  New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner

#TablescapeGoals

Unless this is your first time reading this blog, you know that I love a beautifully set table. This post contains some of the most beautiful and creative tables I’ve ever seen.

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Gracious Girl Spotlight- Dr. Marlah Mardis

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We’re celebrating this month’s Gracious Girl, Dr. Marlah Mardis for her Mardi Gras Decor!

In her daytime life, she’s known as Dr. Mardis, but once she walks out of her office, she’s Dr. Mardi Gras! If you can’t go to Mardi Gras, this Gracious Girl’s Mardi Gras décor brings it to you, with style! Read more

Dessert That Will Light His Fire – Flaming Strawberry

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Dessert that will light his fire! 

The Flaming Strawberry

How do you end a romantic dinner? With an unforgettable dessert, of course! This simple dessert is guaranteed to “turn up the heat” on your relationship.

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Heart Shaped Napkin Fold -2 Ways

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A heart shaped napkin fold?  It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!   You can do it in the time it takes you to read this paragraph.  In fact, it’s so easy, I can show you not just one, but two ways to do it!  We Gracious Girls always have a few tricks up our sleeves!

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Valentine’s Day Table For Two

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I’m so in love…with Valentine’s Day!  It’s a holiday that celebrates LOVE – and one that doesn’t require me to cook!  You gotta love that!

Valentine’s Day conjures up romantic notions of intimate moments spent with the one you love. Whether you are falling  in love, or falling in love all over again, this romantic table for two is for you!

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Super Bowl Snacks That’ll Be Gone By Halftime

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It’s Super Bowl time.  Are You Ready For Some Football?

I’m not a football fan, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a good football party!  And for a non-football fan, what’s the best part of the party? The halftime show and the food, of course! Gracious Girls, let’s get in the huddle and come up with some Super Bowl snacks that’all have ’em asking for a replay!   Read more

How To Throw The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash

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It’s the party of all parties. –  the New Year’s Eve party!

I’ve always thought that a New Year’s Eve party is the most stressful party to give because so much rides on its success. Everyone has expectations of a high energy, fun-filled, over the top extravaganza. Everyone expects this one night to set the mood for the next 364 days. So much pressure! As the hostess, you are expected to deliver..

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From Dinner Party Disaster to Best Party Ever

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Are you hosting a party, perhaps for the first time? Are you worried about anything/everything going wrong?

Serve the dinner backward, do anything, but for goodness sake, do something weird.
-Elsa Maxwell

My Funniest Hostessing Experience – And What I Learned From It!

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