Thursday, December 19, 2019

Drink Up, Grinches!

It's not truly Christmas without a trip to Whoville and a visit from the Grinch! So City Tap Boston will be hosting their “Drink Up, Grinches” pregame this Saturday to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

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What’s Christmas without carols (nothing, duh)?! Sing Along with Mel Stiller will be playing some fan favorite Christmas tunes all afternoon. Guests are encouraged to take a break from singing along so they can sip on eggnog and spiked hot chocolate. City Tap House won’t let anyone go hungry this holiday season either! Guests will be able to purchase Grinchy specials like a Roast BEAST French Dip and a Cindy Lou-Who Pudding. There will also be a Christmas card photo station so you can capture the day and reminisce on the true meaning of Christmas for years to come!

But what will we wear? An ugly sweater perhaps! Get your holiday crew, head to City Tap this Saturday, and devour the details of a holly, jolly, (How the Grinch Stole) Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wedding Wednesdays: Four Fun Ring Bearer Gift Ideas

You give members of your wedding party gifts to thank them for participating in your nuptials, so why should others, like your ring bearer, be any different? You should most definitely consider getting ring bearer gifts as a token of gratitude for your little helpers. Ring bearer gifts can be fun, silly and playful picks. Even better, the ring bearer gifts of your choosing can act as props for your ring bearer during the ceremony, like a tiny briefcase to hold the rings or badge that signifies his or her role in the wedding, or something to keep him busy during the reception. Here are our four favorite ring bearer gifts you can consider buying for your little guys!

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Personalized Donut Beach Towel

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Gift this donut-shaped towel so your ring bearer has a place to lounge or dry off on family trips to the beach.

Lego Creations

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Spark his imagination and keep him occupied for hours with this LEGO kit that lets you build three different dinosaur figures.

Ring Security

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This gift can double as a prop for the ceremony. The ring bearer can store your wedding bands and walk with it down the aisle—how cute is that?

A Whaley Cute Bow Tie

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Is there anything cuter than a kid in a bow tie? We think not. This salmon-colored one is covered in a whale print to it even more adorable.

You can't say 'I Do' without little man introducing you! Find a way to thank your ring bearer today and devour the details of having the best ring security around!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A Holiday Oldie but Goodie: LC's Ambrosia Salad

With the holidays in full swing, we’ve thought a lot about our favorite dishes that truly knock it out of the park each year. The Superstars. The Hall-of-Famers. The Fan Favorites. The dish on the table that’s the first to go and never return until next year. There’s always one dish that comes to mind for us, and that dish is…ambrosia salad.

Yes, you heard us right. Ambrosia salad is one of our favorite holiday treats. The mix of sweet and tart canned and fresh fruits and fluffy whipped cream has no comparison. As it turns out, it is also one of Lauren Conrad's favorites! Probably because it's unbelievably delicious and so easy to make, it’s almost criminal.

So today, in honor of one of our favorite dishes, we’re sharing LC's recipe for Ambrosia Salad with a twist. Check it out!

Holiday Ambrosia Salad

8 oz. tub dairy-free coconut whipped cream
2 cups mini marshmallows, plus extra for garnish
1 cup Pink Lady apples, peeled and diced
1 cup no-sugar-added preserved pears, diced
1 cup Fuyu persimmons, peeled and diced
1 cup holiday grapes, sliced into halves
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup pomegranate seeds

  1. Drain pears in a colander and pat down to remove any excess liquid. You don’t want any of the pears’ juices to break down the whipped cream too much and reduce the fluffy texture.
  2. Cut and prepare all of your ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the apples, holiday grapes, pomegranate seeds, persimmons, pears, and pecans with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Add the mini marshmallows to the mixed fruits and combine until just so, then add the whipped cream. Using a rubber spatula, lightly and gently fold in the fruits from the center of the bowl outward until the mixture is evenly combined. Mixing the whipped cream too harshly can make more air escape from the cream, resulting in a less fluffy and whipped texture.
  5. To garnish, sprinkle extra marshmallows, pomegranate arils, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top. Serve immediately.
Yum! We can't wait to feast on this treat in just a week! Try LC's recipe and devour the details of the perfect side dish for your holiday celebrations!