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Hassellback Potatoes: Italian Style

Hasselback potatoes are one of my favorite party recipes because they  look like you spent all day tending to their cute little selves but they are deceptively simple to prepare.

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Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe

Watermelon and Mint – an undeniably successful combination.

You need to try this out of this world watermelon mint lemonade recipe because this is the most refreshing drink EVER!!! This super satisfying, refreshing cocktail is perfect for parties and cookouts. The combination of fresh watermelon, cucumber, lemon juice, and mint makes for a drink that screams summertime!



What you need:




  • 6 cups seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lime
  • 5 cups of water
  • fresh mint leaves - to taste
  • granulated sugar or agave - to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups white rum (optional)




  • Cut watermelon into cubes
  • Mix watermelon in blender or food processor until smooth
  • Juice the lemons and lime
  • Combine lemon juice, lime juice, water, sugar/agave, and blended watermelon
  • Stir the mixture
  • Strain mixture into a pitcher for less pulp (optional)
  • Add mint leaves and lemon and lime slices for garnish



Smarty Party Tip 1: If you would like to add the white rum to the watermelon mint lemonade, instead of adding 5 cups of water, add 2 cups of white rum and 3 cups of water.

Smarty Party Tip 2: If you enjoy bubbly drinks, you can substitute water for seltzer water or 7 Up.  


Want a refreshing snack to go with your Watermelon Mint Lemonade? Try making watermelon mint skewers. They are pretty, refreshing, and pair perfectly with the Watermelon Mint Lemonade.



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4 Summer Sangria Recipes

Did somebody say...sangria? This is the blog post containing 4 great sangria recipes waiting for you to taste in the near future. Cheers!

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DIY Super Cute Easter Candy Centerpiece

If you are planning an Easter Sunday dinner – or even if you’re not – you may be thinking about a centerpiece. Instead of paying a small fortune for a store-bought piece, why not consider making one yourself.

This Super Cute Easter Candy Centerpiece will be everyone’s favorite Easter decoration and will make your Sunday dinner so much prettier– so fun and so easy to make.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Instead, turn them into an elegant centerpiece arrangement using our cube vases and bamboo leaf cones. The bamboo leaf cones resemble a nest and look adorable filled with colored candy eggs. Your guests will love your edible centerpieces, and you'll appreciate how easy this DIY Easter candy centerpiece is to create!

Everything you need for an Easter candy centerpiece: 

  • Cube vase
  • Green Easter grass
  • Egg-shaped candy
  • Mini bamboo leaf cones
  • Grosgrain ribbon


How to make Easter Candy Centerpiece - Step by step

Step 1: Fill the bottom of the vase with grass and place three cones inside.
Step 2: Put candy eggs inside each cone. 
Step 3: Cut about 32 inches of ribbon and tie around the vase in a bow. 
Step 4: Place centerpiece on the table at you're next spring soiree! 
DIY Easter Candy Centerpiece | Smarty Had A Party

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Green Tiny Temptations Plastic Disposable Cubes

9" Clear 12-Slot Plastic Egg Trays with Flat Lids


For more Easter tablescape ideas check out our Spring Events board on Pinterest! Much Party Love, Smarties! Smarty had a party!

Catering Miracles: Mini Hamburger Cupcakes

Everybody likes cupcakes that look like something else. And everybody likes food that looks like other food. This mini hamburger cupcakes recipe accomplishes both feats simultaneously - I mean, just look at them. They're adorable.

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