Let’s Rock This Year: New Year’s Eve Photo Props

Rock the New Year with Rock Star Photo Props at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you hosting a new year’s eve party? We’re keeping it low-key around here, but these rock star photo props are fun no matter what the size of your get-together is.  Kids of every age (yep, even the big ones) love photo booths and photo props, and this year I’m going beyond mustaches and hats! […]

A Dozen Ways to Drink and Be Merry

12 Recipes to Drink & Be Merry at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Foodie.com for sponsoring today’s cocktail collection. You already know if you read here often, I’m pretty much a self-proclaimed cocktail-ista. I love a cocktail with a trendy flavor profile – and I love the classics, too! (Okay, maybe I just love cocktails?) Either way, I’ve got a dozen mouth-watering ideas for your next […]

Creative Ways to Give a Gift Card: The Mason Jar Gift

Creative Ways to Give a Gift Card: The Mason Jar Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you to Target for sponsoring today’s hour or less gift idea. Do you love getting gift cards?  Most people do!  You can get what you want, or put it toward a big purchase you might not otherwise make on your own.  You get the right size, the right color, the right brand.  Target’s recent […]

How to Make Personalized Serving Utensils

Hand Stamped Canape Knife at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had so much fun with today’s idea, guys.  It was one of those light bulb ideas after having seen some serving utensils where you could add your own beads – I picked up a canape knife knowing I wanted to do something with it, but not quite sure of what.  I saw some new […]

Holiday Appetizer: Easy Ham & Onion Cheeseball

Easy Ham & Onion Cheese Ball Appetizer at www.happyhourprojects.com

Ahhhhh, I’m so excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Seriously. I’m getting things ready – and one of the things I can make ahead by a day is this ultra-easy ham & onion cheese ball appetizer.  I know not everyone thinks about eating before a big family dinner, but in our family, inevitably, someone or something delays […]

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 […]