Casual Entertaining: How to Host a Coffee Bar

How to Host a Coffee Bar for casual entertaining at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  So it’s that time of year when we catch up with friends and family that we haven’t seen since last year’s holiday season – whether that’s a family Christmas, cookie exchange, a craft night to make Christmas cards, or even an event with your co-workers.  For me, every November is the time to […]

Easy M&M’s Snowflake Bark, and More!

Easy M&M's Snowflake Bark at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. It’s time to get baking! This is my favorite time right now – the last few days before Christmas.  If you read here often, you already know I’m a fan of giving edible gifts, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, this isn’t just a Christmas drink recipe, it’s delicious anytime.  And you could add any shapes that suit your occasion – whether it’s a birthday, 4th of July – whatever!  But the red star makes this crisp and fruity cocktail look so festive that it’s really perfect for your holiday entertaining – and it’s […]

Dessert Swap Party (and Cleaning Up a #HappiMess)

#HappiMess is Baking: Dessert Swap Party at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fall and cooler weather inspires BAKING to me, so over the weekend, I hosted a little dessert party with some friends!  We sampled sweets and swapped recipes.  Oh my goodness – it was a great time.  It was fun and delicious and it was wonderful to try some new recipes and see my friends and family.  I set […]

“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer […]

Surprise Buffalo Wild Wings Lunch!

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This post brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. All opinions are 100% mine. If you read here often, you probably know I just took 6 weeks off work to be home with our son, Roman (and of course, with Raya too!)  I’ll be honest, it has been rough getting back in the swing of […]