1. Mashed Potato & Toppings Bar


    I am really into creating fun and unique buffet displays at my latest parties {if you missed my soup bar, check it out here!}, so for my latest winter dinner party I created a delicious mashed potato bar with all of the necessary toppings! Great for kids and adults, and with the right display, looks uber chic, guests couldn’t wait to doctor up their favorite mixes.

    To create the buffet I found this gorgeous calligrapher, Amy May Paper, to create this rustic chalkboard sign and matching label cards {which I plan to use again and again!}. Then I made sure to include my favorite toppings… chives, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, butter, sea salt and ground pepper displayed in simple white condiment bowls. Lastly I decorated the display with pumpkins, candles, and acorns.

    I hope this inspires you for your next winter or Holiday dinner party, it really is such an easy idea!


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    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

  2. Apple Cider Cocktail with Ginger Beer


    I was so excited to share some Fall Entertaining tips on the Pottery Barn Blog {check it out here!}. They have the prettiest Fall entertaining and decor selection, and it really makes all the difference when it comes to hosting; like these flameless birch candles and this antique silver ice bucket {I selected some of my favorites for you to shop at the bottom of this post!}. So today I wanted to share a Fall cocktail that I whipped up especially for this photo shoot, which includes my favorite Fall ingredient Apple Cider. My husband is a huge Bourbon lover, so I knew these would…

  3. Apricot & Goat Cheese Crostini

    Apricot Crostini Recipe by Fashionable Hostess 1
    Apricot Crostini Recipe by Fashionable Hostess 5

    While I love a gorgeous cheese board at any party, I am always on the hunt for new and fresh cheese appetizer for guests. So for today’s party recipe, I am sharing my apricot and goat cheese crostini which have become a summer staple at the MiaChateauFH! Salty meets sweet {thanks to the drizzle of agave!},they are the perfect change up to your usual selection of cheeses. My party tip: Warm up the baguette slices as close to party time as possible so they are crisp and toasty when guests arrive! I hope this inspires a delish new addition to your next summer soiree! Ingredients: 1 baguette Extra-virgin olive oil,…

  4. La Marca Prosecco Popsicles

    Striped Prosecco Popsicles by Fashionable Hostess - a collaboration with LaMarca and Gilt City
    Prosecco Popsicles by Fashionable Hostess - a collaboration with LaMarca and Gilt City-1

    For my latest summer soiree, I had been searching for new and original ways to wow guests, so I partnered with Gilt City and La Marca Prosecco to create a totally cool {pun intended} take on a summer cocktail, a fruity Prosecco popsicle {to be consumed by guests over 21 of course!}. I wanted to keep things simple by sticking to 2 ingredients, La Marca Prosecco and fresh watermelon. To create the popsicle I started by blending half a bottle of La Marca Prosecco and half of a fresh watermelon till liquified. Next I took my popsicle molds and filled a third with the blended mixture…

  5. Floral Naked Cake

    How to make a Naked Cake by Fashionable Hostess 12

    I have been eyeing the Naked Cake trend for some time now… they are so pretty and simple, but make a huge statement at any dessert table! So when my grandmother’s birthday came around last week, I took it as the perfect opportunity to hop on board the trend and test one out for myself. {For those of you wondering what a ‘naked cake’ is… it is the latest cake trend where you skip frosting the outside of the cake, but rather focus between layers, and then go over-the-top in decorating the top layer. The top layer can be fruit, flowers, icing,…

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