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Evening Entertaining Essentials

Evening Entertaining Essentials

Entertaining Made Easy: We've Got the Secrets to Effortless Gatherings

Picture this: a room filled with friends, laughs, clinking glasses and delicious food. Hosting your next get-together doesn't have to be daunting...we've go some entertaining essentials to keep it fun and stress-free!

1. Lynn & Liana Cheeseboards
Lynn and Liana boards are truly one of a kind!  These beautiful and unique Acacia wood boards are a centerpiece that will have your friends asking where they can get one too.

These gorgeous boards are the perfect housewarming gift, wedding gift and, you deserve it, treat yourself!  Be sure to impress when you break them out for football games, girls' night, date night or your next neighborhood happy hour.

 2. Bella Cucina Fresh Basil Pesto
Wish you were shipping pinot on a beautiful Tuscan afternoon with some delicious Italian snacks to dig into?  Well grab some wine, find some sunshine and indulge in this heaven in a jar.  This delicious creation can be used as a dip, enjoyed as a marinade, added to pasta and more!

Need some recipe inspiration for your next gathering? Check out Bella Cucina's Bucatini all'Arrabiata with Herbed Ricotta (YUM!  Pictured above right.)

3. Anywhere Fireplace Sag Harbor Fire Bowl
These gel fuel fireplaces bring together the elegance of teak wood and the sleek simplicity of polished stainless steel. Their unique design is perfect for creating a fun and welcoming vibe.  And guess what?  They're safe to use indoors and outdoors!  You can find them in both store locations in Severna Park & Annapolis or contact us if you'd like to have one shipped!  We're happy to help!

4. Noble Mick's Multi Serving Drink Mix Tub
Old Fashioned or Paloma???  The choice is tough, but the perfect craft cocktail is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  We've carried a lot of drink blends over the years and these are top-notch.  We love these multi serving containers, each containing 8 packets.  And best of all, it's EASY.  No need to lug around liquid mixers or keep a ton of ingredients on hand, let's get that party started quickly!

5. Nora Fleming Band Together Ring For Chip & Dip Platter
Color your occasion and chip away at causes that matter!  Get ready to zest up your Chip & Dip Platters with the new Band Together with Nora Fleming colorful bands! The nine colorful bands add a pop of color to the melamine chip & dip platter, perfect to mix and match with your favorite minis! 

A portion of the proceeds from every band sold will support amazing nonprofit organizations near and dear to the Nora Fleming team! 

Band Color and Organization Benefitting:

  • Yellow =  Totally Positive Productionsa nonprofit on a mission to produce positive rap, singing, dance, theater, and spoken word talent competitions/concerts for underserved youth and adults to deter gang and drug involvement.
  • Red = Pickles Groupa nonprofit dedicated to providing free peer-to-peer support and resources to kids affected by their parent or guardian’s cancer.
  • Orange = R33Ma devoted nonprofit working to put an end to pediatric brain cancer. Their mission focuses on fundraising for crucial research and raising awareness for the diagnosis, leading to life-saving discoveries and therapies.
  • Light Blue = Face The Future Foundation, a charity organization raising funds and awareness for the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center, so that every child with craniofacial differences can lead a confident, joyful, and fulfilling life.
  • Navy = Foster Progress, an organization whose mission is to empower Illinois youth currently or formerly in foster care to attain a college degree and transition into adulthood successfully by providing mentorship, advocacy, and educational opportunity.
  • Black = Hope for the Day, a non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. through outreach, education, and action, we equip people with the tools to be proactive toward the mental health care of themselves and their communities.
  • Pink = Silver Lining Foundation, whose mission is to provide respectful and equal access to cost-free breast health testing through a network of partnerships with community, advocacy, and healthcare organizations.
  • Brown = Open Booksa nonprofit that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the sale of new and used donated books.
  • Green = Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, an organization  striving to protect and improve the county's natural areas while providing high-quality educational and recreational experiences for the people who call DuPage home.

We hope you got some great ideas!  May your tables be filled with delicious food, your glasses filled with delightful cocktails (or mocktails) and your hearts filled with laughter and good company!


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