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Food + Entertaining | THE KATIE KIME BLOG
KK Cocktail Hour: Apple Cider Bellini

KK Cocktail Hour: Apple Cider Bellini

This cocktail is perfect for any Holiday party. It only takes 5 min to make, will serve 6 of your guests, and is so tasty!

Bottle of Prosecco, chilled

6oz. of Apple Cider

2 Tbsp. of Orange Liqueur

2 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup

Rosemary Sprigs for Garnish

Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake. Pour mixture into champagne flutes and top with the chilled Prosecco.

Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

apple cider cocktail ingredients

cocktail preparation

cocktail preparation

finished cocktail

All photos by Kelsey Butler

Unique Tabletop Ideas for Spring

Unique Tabletop Ideas for Spring

It is already Easter and the best weather for brunching with your family and friends is going to come and go fast so why put all your eggs in one basket as they say. We have rounded up some of our favorite tabletop ideas that will work for Easter, the spring baby birthday celebration, or your first come out and enjoy the fantastic weather BBQ. Put your investment in pieces that work for all brunches and you can reuse them all spring and summer.

Bright & Bold

Layer pattern and color to achieve a bright bold table.

Monogrammed plates are a must have. You can even use them as a gift for your guests to take home.

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A white backdrop makes the colors on the table pop.
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Outdoor Entertaining

Katie hosted a company party at her house and the rustic tables with florals and copper were perfect. Read More

African Inspired Dinner

The purples, yellows, and oranges from this African inspired dinner is the perfect pallet for any spring soiree. Read More

Lobster Party

When in celebrating Easter away the table should reflect the scenery. This Lobster party in Nantucket is appropriate any day the weather is beautiful. Read More.

Cheers from us to you.

Oscar Party Ideas + Printables

Oscar Party Ideas + Printables

As I prepare for one of my favorite Sundays of the year, Oscars Sunday, I wanted to give you some Pinterest-inspired Oscars DIY ideas. Here’s some printable Oscars Decor to make your party one of a Kime!

Oscar Ballot – Print out for you and your guests to follow along.

Oscar Buzz Printable Champagne labels – Print out onto a label sheet and stick onto your champagne bottles to make customized Oscars Champagne

Popcorn Box Bands – Print these out and stick these Oscar labels on your popcorn boxes to spice up your popcorn bar

Oscars Tent Cards – Print, fold, and label our tent cards for each item in your popcorn bar

Gold Mason Jars Utensil Holders 

What you need:  
1. Gold metallic spray paint 
2. Mason jars 
3. Gold or Black Utensils 

Spray paint the mason jars and let dry for 30-45 minutes or until dry. Add your utensils. 

Black Tie Napkins 

What you need:  
1. Black disposable napkins 
2. Black washi tape 

Black Tie Napkin Tutorial 

Photo: BHG.com

Popcorn Box Roses 

What you need:  
1. Popcorn box  
2. Roses  
3. Scissors 

Cut down the stem of your roses and place into the popcorn box 
Tip: You can put them in a small vase of water inside of the popcorn box 

Photo: Iheartnaptime.com

Gold Sugar Rimmed Champagne Glasses  

What you need:  
1. Champagne glasses 
2. Gold glitter sugar  
3. Simple syrup  
4. Champagne 

Set out edible gold glitter and simple syrup into separate small plates. Dip the top of the Champagne glass into the simple syrup and then into the gold glitter. Let sugar dry, add champagne and serve. 

Photo: hercampus.com

Popcorn Bar  

What you need: 
1. Popcorn  
2. 1 large popcorn bowl / tin  
3. Several small bowls / tins  
4. 3-4 sweets such as M&Ms, Reeses Pieces, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids 
5. 3-4 savory spices such as garlic salt, chili powder, truffle salt  
6. Several serving spoons 
7. Small popcorn containers / bowls 

Set out popcorn in a large tin / popcorn bowl, set out and label each sweet & spice, add serving spoons with each sweet/spice bowl. 

Photo: Popsugar.com

A Star Is Born Cheese Tray 

What you need:
1. Cheese (we used cheddar)
2. Crackers
3. Star shaped cookie cutter
4. Tray

Cut cheese with the star cookie cutter and place on the tray with crackers.

Photo: Mycheapversionoftherapy.com

Download and print the labels for your Oscars party.

The Oscars Playlist

Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper / A Star Is Born

The Big Unknown – Sade / Windows

Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga / A Star Is Born

I’ll Fight – Jennifer Hudson / RBG

I’ll Never Love You Again – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper / A Star Is Born

Trip a Little Light Fantastic – Emily Blunt / Mary Poppin Returns

All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA / Black Panther

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings – Willie Watson, Tim Black Nelson / The Balad of Buster Scruggs

Girl in the Movies – Dolly Parton / Dumplin’

We Won’t Move – Arlissa / The Hate You Give

The Place Where Lost Things Go – Emily Blunt / Mary Poppin Returns

Why Did You Do That – Lady Gaga / A Star Is Born

A Place Called Slaughter Race – Sarah Silverman / Ralph Breaks The Internet

Wakanda – Ludwig Grandson / Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

That Old Black Magic – The Green Copacabana Orchestra / The Green Book

Black Eyes – Bradley Cooper / A Star Is Born

KK Travels: Travel Must-Haves

KK Travels: Travel Must-Haves

As I look back at my past travels to places such as Morocco, Portugal and Paris and prepare for my travels ahead, I wanted to share a few of my very favorite travel must-haves that I never leave home without. I’ve spent a lot of time living out of a suitcase, and these are the pieces I always come back to.

For me, travel is all about comfort with a bit of flair. For the plane, I always pack a cozy cardigan and recently I’ve loved the functional simplicity of our monogrammed oxfords.

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A comfortable (but cute) pair of walking shoes is a must. I’m partial to my classic New Balance 574’s. And to top it off, a statement handbag and my favorite pajamas make me feel at home wherever I am.

I love our Casablanca caftan because it’s so versatile. It can go from beach to bar. So whether you find yourself at the ocean, getting a drink at the resort or pool-side, it’s the perfect summer cover-up.

To dress for the nightlife, it’s all about comfort and color for me. I love comfortable and low maintenance pieces that make a statement.

Travel Must-Haves | Katie Kime

For accessories, my travel must-haves always include a few fun earrings, like these coral tiered tassels and hand-dipped horse hair beauties.

And never leave home without a cute makeup bag and your favorite purse. I love Beautycounter makeup, especially their best-selling sheer lipstick and sunscreen.

A Galentine’s Happy Hour

A Galentine’s Happy Hour

Celebrating love is easy when you are surrounded by amazing people. Valentine’s Day generally revolves around a person’s significant other, but in the past few years, Galentine’s Day evolved. Celebrating the love of the women in your life is something we can get behind. We are lucky to be a team full of wonderful girls and one amazing male intern (Hey, Javier!). Here’s a look into our Team DIY Galentine’s Happy Hour.

Inspired by Pinterest, we made a hand-painted table runner that turned out so cute and chic. Our goal for this event was to put a creative, non-cheesy spin on classic Valentine’s decorations.

Place cards are always a fun way to spice up a table display. We used our Goddess Folded Notecards cut in half to make DIY place cards.

You can’t forget to get a little gift for all your girls. We all got Love Collection Journals in our favorite Katie Kime prints and monogram. Monogrammed gifts are always a great way to make your gift personalized and feel special.