a buffet of gourmet hot dogs

gourmet hot dog and chicken sausage ideas

gourmet hot dog ideas- a whole lineup of fabulous ways to customize your hot dog (or chicken sausage)With our easy access to the beach, we have made more bonfires this year than ever before. And besides s’mores, our other bonfire staple is hot dogs (ok, actually we usually make chicken sausages… but hot dogs are just so classic, you know?).

Anyhow, at a recent beach-y bonfire, we brought all sorts of eclectic toppings to make gourmet hot dogs. It was a blast trying all of the different combinations!

We even took pictures of our favorites-

gourmet hot dog (or chicken sausage) ideasThe BLT– Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo (we continue to make the whole 30 mayo- totally hooked)

gourmet hot dogs- the greekThe Greek– Hummus, red peppers, goat cheese, paprika

gourmet hot dog lineup- the chicagoThe Chicago– Peppercinis, cucumbers, tomatoes, Dijon, relish, sprinkle of poppy seeds (I think classic Chicago dogs have onions as well, but we don’t love raw onions- haha)

gourmet hot dog ideas- the mamamiaThe Mamamia– Pesto, tomatoes, parmesan, basil

gourmet hot dog ideas- the fiestaThe Fiesta– Guacamole, queso, jalapenos, tomatoes, crumbled tortilla chips

Do you have any other gourmet hot dog ideas we should try out?

party like a rock star

Time to party like a rock star! This sweet rock star birthday party includes all sorts of party ideas- like the abundance of disco balls!

My niece Josie (aka- the cutest 2 year old EVER) loves music and is constantly singing. It is darling, and also just begs for a fabulously musical, disco ball studded rock star party, don’t you agree? Guess which aunt was home from Saipan for said birthday party? Yep, this lucky girl right here. And what […]

the yummiest churro bar


So once upon a time, back a few months ago, we had a Churro Bar as part of Piper’s Sparkle Party. But then I never shared it on here. Churros and a whole buffet of dipping sauces need to be shared, y’all, even a few months late. And this is perfect for those of you […]

a glitter party for our sparkle girl

sparkle party

My kids start planning their birthday parties months in advance (ok, a year in advance). Probably because their mom totally encourages this practice, just a theory. Anyhow, shortly after Piper’s Madeline birthday party, she declared ‘sprinkles’ to be her next theme and would not be dissuaded by my reminders of how much she loves trying […]

sprinkled with love cloud baby shower

sprinkled with love cloud baby shower

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this Cloud themed “Sprinkled with Love” baby shower with y’all yet! This ‘sprinkle’ was thrown in honor of one of my dearest friends in Denver (miss you Jenny!), and was so much fun to put together. Menu Since the shower was on a Sunday afternoon, we served treats and […]

Lego birthday party favors

Lego birthday party favor ideas

I tend to overdo it when it comes to party favors. I am trying to get better, but failing miserably. Burke’s Lego party favors were no exception. The good news is that my favor over board-ness provides a whole list of Lego birthday party favor ideas. For example- –Lego chocolates- In yellow boxes with Lego […]

DIY decor for a Lego themed birthday party

DIY Lego Party Decor Ideas

There are just so many great DIY decor ideas for a Lego Birthday Party! A few of my favorites (and ones that I tried for Burke’s Lego Party)- –Lego filled balloons– Easy and fabulous, all you need is a pack of clear balloons, a small handful of tiny Legos and some helium. Instant fun. –Lego […]

Lego party food ideas

DIY Lego birthday party menu- ideas and DIYs from this Lego party and links to many more Lego food ideas!

Since the building blocks (get it- haha!) of a great Lego themed birthday party are rectangles and circles, the sky is literally the limit for how to DIY all of the Lego party details. Not only are these Lego party foods easy to put together, their joy-stirring effects far outweigh the fairly minimal effort they […]

lego parties are awesome

Lego birthday party treat table

We left Denver a mere two weeks after Burke’s sixth birthday… which means, of course, that his birthday party was quite the affair (gotta go out with a bang, right?). That kid lo-oves Legos. Like, I am pretty sure this is not the last Lego birthday party I will plan for him, that’s how much […]