‘Forty and Fabulous’ Birthday Party

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  Hi everyone! I have birthday parties on the brain today so I thought I'd pop in to share a few quick pics from a party I attended last weekend. You all remember our former third co-blogger here, Terry? She now has an extremely successful event planning business so when she throws a party … [Read more...]

Summer Fun: Mullet Party

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  Last week, my husband and I went to one of the most creative (and fun) parties I've ever seen, and I just had to share it with you. Some friends held a "Mullet Party" to kick off the Memorial Day weekend.  We were able to stop by for a few hours while the kids were at their … [Read more...]

Black and White Bowtie Ball

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You all know that sometimes I work on events, because decorating for a party is just as much fun as decorating a house (you can imagine how crazy I went over my wedding; thank goodness it was before Pinterest!). Last weekend was our school's first annual Valentine's Day "Bowtie Ball."  This … [Read more...]

How to throw a “Favorite Things” party {Girls Night Out}

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  I wanted to follow-up with more details about the "Favorite Things" party  that I hosted last weekend. It was such a fun night! I wanted to share a bit more about the gifts since gifts are always the best part {well, along with the company and the wine...and of course, dessert!}. These … [Read more...]

Kicking off the Holiday Season with Sonoma-Cutrer Wines & A Favorite Things Party

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This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of 11 Magnolia Lane. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be stressful and busy. It seems like I always have intentions of doing much more entertaining than I … [Read more...]

Easy Appetizer Recipes for a Girls’ Night Out

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    I am popping back in to share the recipes from Terry's birthday party last weekend. These are some of my very favorite appetizer recipes and I serve them pretty regularly when I entertain. If you've been to my house--you've probably had them and I have no doubt confessed to … [Read more...]

It’s 5 O’Clock at Magnolia Lane- {The Pink Lady Summer Cocktail}

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  It's time for our weekly cocktail recipe, as part of our summer "It's 5 O'Clock at Magnolia Lane" series, and today I'm sharing my version of the "Pink Lady."  This is the yummiest summer drink recipe.  I could drink it by the bucketful, although that wouldn't be ladylike, now would … [Read more...]

It’s 5 O’clock at Magnolia Lane {Perfect Father’s Day Cocktail!}

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We're kicking off a new Friday series today with a top-notch Father's Day Cocktail Recipe. Before I begin, I need to tell you a little about this drink. If you have been around here before you've heard my husband, Justin, is a pretty good bartender. He has "professional" experience :) and I think … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Champagne Cocktail and Mimosa Bar (and Free Printable Sign)

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Are you hosting a Mother's Day brunch?  Then why not set up a champagne cocktail station so guests can create their own fizzy beverage? This is such an easy idea.  Just start with champagne (I used Barefoot Bubbly; it's inexpensive but is still yummy) and go from there.  One bottle will fill … [Read more...]

A “Sweet” Heart Martini just in time for Valentine’s Day

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I am sharing this drink since it's almost Valentine's Day.  I am also sharing it because if you are at the point where I am this winter, you too deserve a drink! Between the bitter cold, the foot of snow that hit the ground overnight and the fact that my children are out of school for their … [Read more...]

From-Scratch Whiskey Sours Recipe

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I wrote about the progressive happy hour we had in our neighborhood on Christmas Night {here}, and the whiskey sours that my husband made for our guests were so good (and I don't even like whiskey or bourbon!) that I wanted to share the recipe. First, everything is better when it's made from … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party Idea: How to Host a Neighborhood Progressive Happy Hour!

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Are you looking for an easy party idea for New Year's Eve?  How about organizing a progressive happy hour in your neighborhood? We used this same idea on Christmas Day evening in our neighborhood, and we had so much fun that we're considering a repeat for New Year's Eve. Here's what we … [Read more...]

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