Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in Mini Mason Jars – Free Printable Tags

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa in Miniature Mason Jars (Free Printable Tag) at www.happyhourprojects.com

You should have seen me when I found these adorable tiny mason jars on my last trip to Target.  There was an audible squee.  Not my shining moment, if anyone witnessed it, but I had to have them. I knew exactly what I wanted to stuff them with.  Christmas is coming and we give a […]

The Classic Holiday Pies, 12 Ways

The Classic Holiday Pies, 12 Ways at www.happyhourprojects.com

When we were growing up, there were 3 pies at our Thanksgiving table: apple, pumpkin, and pecan.  I’m an apple pie fan, personally, but all three have a well-earned spot at any holiday dinner.  When I browse for recipes this time of year, it seems that my family is a lot like all of yours […]

Holiday Entertaining: Choosing a Great Wine

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This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. Maybe it says a lot about my family (ahem), but there’s always a bottle of wine (or a couple) on the table for big family gatherings.  It’s just something a little bit indulgent that most […]

Last Minute “Boo” Boxes for Halloween

Easy Boo Boxes for Halloween with Free Silhouette Cut File at www.happyhourprojects.com

Because by last minute, of course I *really* mean, last minute gift.  Actually, yesterday, we just got “boo’ed” for the first time ever.  I was practically ecstatic.  I felt like one of the cool kids to see a note that said, “You’ve Been Booed!”  I’m thrilled we live in a neighborhood where people have fun, […]

Half Pint Cherry Cheesecakes in Flower-Topped Mason Jars

Flower Topped Mason Jar Cheesecakes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know it’s not a brand-new idea to make mason jar desserts, but I was going through my recipe book a few weeks ago, and I ran across a recipe that a friend of mine from my childhood had written for me about 20(!!) years ago for mini cherry cheesecakes that we made at one […]

Recycled Glass Bottle Napkin Rings & Kinkajou Prize Pack Giveaway

How To Make Recycled Glass Napkin Rings at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Bottle Cutting Inc. for sponsoring today’s awesome giveaway package! So we’re coming up on (American) Thanksgiving, aka, the one day a year when I actually bust out the real napkins and care about creating a beautiful tablescape for my family meal.  I have a nice, neutral set that we use for special occasions, […]

16 Recipes For Grown-Up Halloween Entertaining

16 Recipes for Grown Up Halloween Celebrations at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you to Foodie.com for sponsoring today’s Halloween recipe round-up! I have seen a LOT of great kids’ ideas floating around out there for Halloween, but this time of year can be a lot of fun for adults, too!  I’ve rounded up 16 fun recipes for entertaining that are candy-free, and great for an adult […]

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders at www.happyhourprojects.com

The only easy cleanup for parties, in my opinion, is disposable utensils and plates.  I don’t even *own* enough real plates and flatware to feed more than about a dozen people at once, anyway!  But for a party, you still want to dress things up – so I’ve got an easy and inexpensive design to […]