Katie Lee’s Garden Party on the Nate Berkus Show

Show:  The Nate Berkus Show
Date:  May 9, 2012
Guest:  Katie Lee


On the May 9th episode of the Nate Berkus Show,  chef Katie Lee brought some recipes for throwing a garden party.   She stated she loves throwing garden parties because you don’t have to worry about getting a location decorated, since it pretty much already is!  Just provide some twinkle lights or paper lanterns, and you’re good to go!

Her Menu:

No Bake Lemon Pie?!

Caramelized Vidalia Onion Dip With Homemade Potato Chips
Curried Chicken Salad in Pitas
Tomato Sandwiches
Shrimp Salad Sandwiches
Bibb Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Grapefruit, and Toasted Almonds
Passion Fruit Mojitos (Sounds soooo yummy!)
Frozen Lemon Cream Pie

 For the recipes, you can visit Nate’s website: http://www.thenateshow.com/howto/detail/katie-lees-garden-party

Luck O’ The Irish Party by Mark Addison

Show:  The Today Show
Date:  March 12, 2012
Guest:  Mark Addison

On the March 12 episode of the today show, entertaining expert Mark Addison was on to give some great ideas on throwing a great Shamrock Shindig with a “Luck O’ The Irish Party”.  (This party IS pretty Genius!)

This party combines four lucky Irish traditions for board-game like fun.

Tradition 1 – Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones

Blarney Stone Walkway

A walkway with cute Irish sayings leads your guests around the party.

 Tradition 2 – Wearing Green

gift bags

Green Gift Bags

Prepared gift bags for guests have green attire in them, like ribbons, hats and beads to wear.  Mark suggests a Leprechaun theme for guys and a Fairy theme for gals.

Tradition 3 – Four Leaf Clovers

Four Leaf Clover snacks

Four Leaf Clover Field

Next up is a “field” of four leaf clovers…. or at least treats that look like four lead clovers!  A wheatgrass field,  showcases treats like whoopee pies and green popcorn.

Tradition 4 – End of the Rainbow

Party Plate Rainbow

A Rainbow made out of party plates takes you…..

Pot o gold Bar

to a Pot O’ Gold Bar at the end of the Rainbow.

Lead your guests to the end of the rainbow where a Pot O’ Gold bar awaits them.  Lucky Irish Champagne cocktails made with elderflower liqueur (yum) Lucky Leprechaun cocktail with Midori and Malibu.

For more info and recipes, check out Mark’s website:   markaddison.com