Tips From Tracey — green table skirts

Gobble, Gobble... turkey day is upon us.

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 Thanksgiving is just around the corner. More than almost any other holiday,Thanksgiving dinner, table decorations and guest lists are fussed and fretted over from the first day of November until the moment the turkey hits the dinner table. It's undoubtedly one of the biggest holidays of the year. It's a day of family and friends gathering together for a large meal and giving thanks.  Historically, Thanksgiving began as a tradition of celebrating the harvest of the year. We all are thoroughly familiar with the story of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag and their first meal together in 1621 in Plymouth, MA. My family always celebrates with a large...

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Grab your Sombrero for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is being observed this Sunday May 5th.  It's a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States. The festivities center around food, drinks, music and good company. I helped friends decorate an outdoor table for a small gathering they were having to celebrate this occasion early. Beautiful, bright colors are an intrinsic part of the Mexican culture, so we used as many as possible.  For our table, an orange table cover and  green table skirt aided in  bringing out the bright colors of the decorative  masks. Sombreros doubled as decoration and as a chip holder.  TIP:...

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Winter Rainforest Party

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January is such a dreary month for so many of us. In place of winter’s bare trees and shades of brown, why not have a lush green rain forest-themed party? There is no better time of year for the color green to enhance our sense of well-being.  A recent trip to Puerto Rico inspired the idea. I visited the El Yunque National Forest. It  is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S national forest system.  It rains 200 inches a year. The setting is lush with canopies of trees, giant ferns, bamboo groves, and beautiful waterfalls.  My rain forest themed...

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