1. Floral Cheese Board

    So in yesterday’s post I mentioned I couldn’t wait for a cozy Valentine’s Day at home. Well, I decided to create a pretty cheese board for our movie night and this sweet idea of a floral cheese board came to me, so I had to share! It’s such a great last minute party idea, and transforms the look of your display in minutes.

    While shopping at the grocery for your cheeses, crackers, salami, olives, and nuts {see an amazing over flowing cheese board in this post}, also reach for a mixed bouquet. Come home and assemble your cheese board and then snip the top of your flowers and place them around your board, filling in any white space. I picked a bouquet of pinks, reds, and purples, and tried to mix the colors throughout the board- a little here and a little there. Voila! A picture perfect last minute idea for your Valentine’s Day party! {Oh, and this would be equally as pretty on any appetizer or dessert platter!! Go crazy!!}

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

  2. Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey and candied almonds

    Last week I was in a total rush preparing for a dinner party when I realized I hadn’t prepared any appetizers – eek!! Clearly tight on time, I tried to think of something original but quick, and voila, this lovely appetizer came to life… whole wheat baguette with chèvre goat cheese, honey, and slivered candied almonds! It’s so easy that I really don’t need to share the next ten photos, but the pics came out so pretty, as did the appetizer, that I felt I had to share {plus these are great for pinning on Pinterest!}. Ingredients: whole wheat baguette Chèvre goat cheese…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Apricot & Goat Cheese Crostini

    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,…

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