Oscar-Worthy Appetizer Ideas

Are you getting pumped for Oscar Sunday?! If you’re hosting or attending an Oscar party, here are a few red carpet-worthy appetizers that will earn you the Oscar for most clever host (or best appetizer in a supporting role).

Black Tie Cheese & Crackers
All you need for this easy app is a round cracker, a wedge of your favorite wheel cheese, and a few olives to slice and dice into a bow tie and buttons. Cute, clever, and most importantly simple.

Best-Dressed Hot Dogs
This recipe is all about finding the right napkin to dress your family-friendly treat up to the nines. Find a black napkin with white trim and construct little paper bow ties to wrap around hot dogs or pigs in a blanket for an Oscar-worthy easy app.

Tuxedo Strawberries
This one is very straightforward if you consider yourself to by nifty at dipping chocolate. Melt white and dark chocolate separately and dip fresh strawberries to achieve a black and white tuxedo look. Detail with a toothpick and leave on wax paper in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve these sweet treats.

To get you extra excited about the Oscars, we’re holding an Oscar Sunday Giveaway! Enter your best guess for who will take home the Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Picture, and you could be entered in a drawing to win a $50 EvesAddiction.com gift card! Enter here.

Spring 2014 Palette: Pastel

Despite the fun radiance of Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, radiant orchid, this spring’s hottest color palette is rather reserved. Pale and pretty pastels colored the runways at New York Fashion Week, and there are so many ways to incorporate pastels into your spring and summer wardrobe!

1. Versatile Pastel Pieces

As you can see from this Burberry Prorsum runway pastels collection, there are many versatile clothing pieces that allow you to incorporate the pastel palette into your everyday attire without looking over-the-top.

 

   2. Pastel Polish

pastel-polishPerhaps the easiest way to get on board with spring’s pastel trend is with pretty pastel nail polish. Essie has a number of different pastel collections, including their 2014 Resort Collection, which features a few new pastel hues!

 

3. Pastel gemstones
pastel_ring Mix and match your pastels with a sparkly addition to your springy outfit, like a pastel CZ bubble ring! Or go for a solid pastel tone to color block against your outfit and other accessories.

There are so many pretty pastels to choose from, they shouldn’t all be reserved for Easter!

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome Year of the Horse!

YOTHTomorrow marks the first day of the 2014 Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Horse, one of the 12 different Chinese Zodiac cycles. Those born in the year of the horse are traditionally said to be cheerful, perceptive, witty, talented, and good with money. The Year of the Horse is also said to be a good year for marriage and having babies. According to an article by the International Business Times, this is prompting a huge rise in jewelry sales in China, as many people are snatching up horse jewelry left and right! Happy Chinese New Year to you if you celebrate it!

Super Bowl Party Treats

It’s that time of the year again, football fans. Super Bowl time! Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? Or are you attending and expected to bring a finger food? There’s not much we love more than festive cooking and baking, so here are a few of our favorite football-themed treats we gathered from around the Internet, perfect for your Super Bowl party!football whoopie pies

Football Whoopie Pies
via Make Merry Events

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Football Cupcakes
via The Baker Chick

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Football-Shaped Zucchini Fritters
via Hungry Happenings

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Football Pepperoni Pizza
via Babble

If you prefer to wear your team spirit, rather than eat it, check out our Pandora-compatible football Oriana bead!

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Do you have a favorite at-home tailgating recipe? Share it with us! Whoever you’re rooting for, hope you have a happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Hello, 2014!

2014heartsDo you have a New Year’s resolution? We have one major one that we have every intention of sticking with! That is, do all things with love. Most importantly, love yourself. Whether this means taking care of your body or mind, or treating yourself to remind you that you are beautiful every day, living with love makes you a better version of you!

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Do you think you can make it last the whole year? We know you can!

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

It’s almost Christmas! And if you live on the East coast, you know we’ve gotten a fair share of snow in the past week or so. So while you’re cooped up in your house as the roads slowly get plowed, here’s a delicious looking recipe you can make with red velvet ingredients and a snowflake shaped cookie cutter: red velvet snowflake cookies.

Red-Velvet-Christmas-Snowflake-CookiesThis deliciously festive Christmas cookie recipe is brought to you by Created by Diane, where you can see the full instructions for these pretty and edible snowflakes. Go grab some red velvet emulsion and gather up your on-hand baking supplies and get prepped to make the most colorful snowflakes around!

If you’re planning to gift these cookies, why not pair them with a pretty snowflake necklace that will sparkle on long after the cookies are gone?
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E-Secret Santa

Do you and your family, friends, or co-workers participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange each year? Online Secret Santa sites like Elfster are making name drawing easier than ever. Picking paper slips out of a hat is so 2012.

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With these online Secret Santa generators, you can put in your name and email address to register for your Secret Santa exchange, and with the click of a mouse you’re automatically given the name of someone else in your exchange to get a gift for! Some sites are very simple, and only used for name generators, like http://secretsantagenerator.net. Others, like Elfster, let you not only draw the name of a friend or colleague, but you can curate your own wishlist and view the wishlist of the person you picked. You can even anonymously ask questions about that person’s tastes, if you don’t know them very well or want to pick an extra-personal gift. You can even set a spending limit on your gift exchange all from within the website! Secret Santa exchanges have never been easier, and now there’s no need to worry about buying or receiving a crappy gift at a Yankee swap. All the legwork is done for you on sites like these; all you have to do is assemble your virtual wishlist.

EvesAddiction.com is the perfect resource for generating a Secret Santa wishlist, as you can link straight to products and also shop gifts by price range for an even more simplified shopping experience.

Will you try an E-Secret Santa exchange this year?

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