Hosting a Winning World Series Party

With the World Series beginning this Wednesday, it’s time to get prepared for hosting a winning World Series party! Since the World Series is a best-of-seven competition, the very first decision you must make is if you want to host your party on Game 1, or wait until this weekend for Game 3 and 4.

The next game day decision you have to make is what you’re going to feed your fans. Bringing the full baseball experience to your living room will bring out the most fans, so choose drinks and foods that will produce the nostalgic baseball stadium aroma.
Think soda, water, lemonade, and beer, and sports drinks for those that dressed up in uniform, and bring fan favorite ballpark foods to the table. Peanuts, popcorn, nachos, veggie trays and a fruit platter are great ideas for the beginning innings, while grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for the middle innings will bring energy back to your fans. Hit a homerun in the late innings with cotton candy and ice cream sandwiches, or an ice cream sundae bar, to end the game on a winning note.
With all of the food and beverages, your fans will need plates, bowls, napkins and cups, so head on over to your local party store to purchase dining fare embellished with your teams’ name and logo.
The only remaining game day task left is to get your living room World Series ready. A big screen TV mounted on the wall with surround sound is ideal for bringing the intensity of the game in your home. Next, make sure to rearrange your furniture so that your guests have a good view of the screen no matter where they are sitting.
For decorations, decorate your home with balloons in your teams’ colors and logos at the front of the door and around the living room to set the theme. If you have guests rooting for opposite teams, bring a little competition to the decorations, and denote each end of the room and food table for the appropriate teams with their paraphernalia.  You can even bring the theme to the walls and ceilings by hanging banners and pennants, and decorating tables with gloves, hats, and vases filled with peanuts and baseballs.
How will you celebrate the World Series?

Staircases We Love

Your entryway sets the tone for your guests as they enter your home, and a magnificent staircase can steal the show. Here are several of our favorite staircases.

The curved staircase in this entryway opens up the room and gives it more depth as the darker walls add sophistication and pulls it together.

The clean lines on this staircase mixed with the curved entrance bring country charm into this foyer. The brown and beiges pair beautifully to give this room a sense of relaxation and tranquility.
The staircase itself is simple, yet it is a dream staircase to walk up and down everyday. The dramatic windows and natural light that overlook this staircase are what can turn simple into exquisite.

Do you prefer simple and charming, or elegant staircases?