“Build Your Own” Mimosa Bar

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Are you celebrating something special? You can’t celebrate without a bit of the bubbly, so why not showcase it in a fun and festive way. For less than $100, we can show you how to create a mimosa bar that is impressive and easy to do!

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Crawfish Boil Etiquette (Yes, There Is Such a Thing!)

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Do you think Miss Manners has ever gone to a crawfish boil?  In my head I imagine her showing up in a silk dress and gloves up to her elbow, watching the other guests through the glasses perched on the edge of her nose.  I would be one of those “other guests” thinking, “girl, you just don’t know what you’re missing!

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Do You Suck The Head and Eat the Tail?

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 How To Eat Crawfish

Some of you read the title of this post and thought you were about to enjoy some racy reading.  Gracious Girls, get your minds out of the gutter.  I’m talking about crawfish! Read more

Mardi Gras Cocktail: King Cake Martini

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Happy Mardi Gras!

On Fat Tuesday,  New Orleans is having a party and the whole world is invited! Don’t worry if you cant make it. Gracious Living Guide will bring the party to 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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Host a Wine Tasting Like a Professional!

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Tired of hosting the same old cocktail party?  Want to do something different that will have your guests entertained and engaged?  Why not host a wine tasting? You can show off your sophistication and have a good time!

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How To Enter A Room – And Own It!

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Cocktail Party Confidence

“No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy”

― Paris Hilton

You’ve seen her. She walks into the room and heads turn, conversations stop, and everyone wants to know ” who’s that girl?”  Well, you’re that girl – or you can be!

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10 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party – YOU CAN DO THIS!

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Dinner Party 101

As some point you in your life, you will need to have a dinner party. For most people, that is an intimidating prospect, but it need not be. The best parties are those that are well planned and flexibly executed. It doesn’t matter if the meal is served from the stove or if it is a plated five course meal, YOU CAN DO THIS and here’s how:  Read more

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