Tune into WGN Top 10 Wedding Trends, Wednesday March 12th 9:15 a


Tune into WGN tomorrow, Wednesday March 12th at 9:15 am to see our top ten trends for all things wedding.

We are sneak peeking our beautiful wedding looks for Brides Bubbles and Bliss March 26th at Union Station, with DIY decor around:


Mixed Metals




Tasting Bars featuring Glazed and Infused, Bon Macaron, Swirlz Cupcakes

And so much more!

Photography: Averyhouse

Floats and Fun for St. Patrick’s, Tune in 6:45a Sunday CBS

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We’re sharing all our favorite St Patrick’s Party tips, tricks and trends from the new spring magazine for some good ol’ frockiling, family fun.

First up – Cocktails

Beer Floats: So fun and easy to make grocery to gorgeous cocktail desserts using Guinness, Frozen Yogurt and a glass from your pantry.

You can even go gluten free with my favorite local hard cider Virtue floats, and even Green River Soda floats for the kids, also made right here in Chicago since prohibition began!

Kiwi Cocktails: Another favorite local Chicago spirit – Real Russian Vodka.  Mix it up with fresh, organic green juice in the produce aisle, like Naked Juice or Odwalla filled with vitamins and minerals for a “healthy” cocktail this holiday.  Garnish with slice of lime and kiwi for the mixologist craft cocktail touch.

Tastes of Ireland

The hot trend this year is miniature comfort food favorites – so guests can grab and taste and walk, talk and hold a cocktail t the same time.  This makes prep easier, there’s no need for a large dining table for seating, it’s a more casual, fun, high energy mix and mingle style party.

Mini Corned Beef Bites – just add our free download printable Lucky Clover flags on debililly.com under DIYs.

Beef Wellington Pot Pies

Garlic Clovers

All right from grocery store ingredients – made in minutes. (recipes below)

Sweets for St Patty 

You don’t have to bake everything from scratch – which makes party planning a relief.  Lean on your local neighborhood bakery for fun, over the top favorites – like these from Toni Patisserie.

Mocha Irish Dreams. Layers of Mocha Irish Cream mousse, Creme de Menthe Mousse, Praline

Mini Irish Soda Bread Scones with Mint Gelato

Jameson Macaron

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Or – take a plain iced cupcake and DIY it with the kids – making colorful Lucky Charm Cakes by adding treats from a box of everyone’s favorite cereal.

Festive Favors 

Send guests home with handmade gifts, combining grocery canning jars with foil wrapped “gold” Rolo or Hershey’s Nugget candies, and our free download tag at debililly.com.  Fast and fun for the kids to make with you gathered around the table – and we all need more of that together time.

Cheers to St. Pat’s, Chicago!

Recipes, by Debi Lilly

Mini Corned Beef Bites

On mini Rye Breads (Pepperidge Farm makes great one, mini size, in Deli aisle) layer sliced Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sliced Pickles, Slaw, Spicy Mustard. Top with Bread.  Warm in oven, 350, for 5-10 minutes.  Skewer with toothpick, adding our free St Patricks Paper Flag from debililly.com DIY.  Serve immediately.

Beef Wellington Pot Pies

Spray muffin tin with non stick spray. Place Biscuit dough from grocery in bottom, push to form “bowl” shape in bottom of tin.  In separate bowl combine 1 pkg chopped deli Roast Beef, 1 jar of marinated mushrooms, 1/2 Boursin cheese (bring cheese to room temp for easy mixing).  Place scoop ontop each biscuit in muffin tin, bake 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Garlic Clovers

Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Shape bread dough from grocery into clover shape (mimic 3 loops and a stem), brush with melted butter, garlic powder, fresh thyme, black pepper.  Bake per bread dough directions, generally 350, for 8-10 minutes.  Serve with Black Pepper Jelly, from cheese counter at grocery.

Join us next Thursday for Bridal Fete Chicago

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Next week we’ve got a fresh, fun, fabulous wedding and party trends event just for you!

We’re whipping up gorgeous new spring florals, DIY wedding decor, and so much more.

Beautiful Private Label Linens in spring’s hot hues will be adorned to feature DIY lace doily tabletops, DIY lace doily scallop cocktail table wraps, and so much more.

Victoria Sdoukos Couture will captivate with her sensational silk wedding gowns – all fresh off our fantasy’s fashion runways –  with the most elegant touches of vintage beading, glamour, and gorgeous.

Best of all – each dreamy bridal gown is paired with a handmade confection of a wedding cake – one right after the other – for a delicious cake walk of a promenade throughout the party.

Pure Kitchen Catering shall astound with their beautiful bites – don’t they always?

Cocktails, bien sur, shall abound, with Binny’s crafting up local craft cocktails perfect for spring and summer parties.

And of course Carasco Photography and Fig Media will capture all the magic, for us to share and inspire.

So say “I do”, won’t you?

Tickets are $10 each, but with our discount code “Cake2014″ we invite you to join us, as our special guests, free of charge.

Just click here - and we’ll see you next week!


DIY Happy Valentine Fun

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Happy Valentine’s Day friends – and boy oh boy do we have your free downloadable fun wrapped and ready for your last minute gifting.

….Sweet St. Germain Cocktails!

….Vintage Boutonniere!

….Cupid Ribbon Sashes!

….Free downloads and clipcart!

Thank you dear Glossed and Found, for all the sticky sweet love.

Yep, all you need, just a click away, right here.

DIY Superbowl Party Style on WGN!

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Just one more day til Superbowl Sunday – and we’ve got all of your DIY party tricks right here from WGN News.

Concession Stand Cocktails

Grocery to Gorgeous Tasting Bar

and so much more!

To print your own Superbowl decor with our free download printables, click here.

DIY Wedding Trends on WGN Around Town, Wednesday 7:45-10am

Wake up with us this Wednesday on WGN’s Around Town, from 7:45 – 10am as we share 2014′s Cool Colors and Pretty Palettes for Weddings and Parties.
We’re styling up BBJLinen and Tablescapes Event Rentals Hot Trends
Plus peeks inside Pure Kitchen Catering’s Global Menus
City View Loft’s Meet the Experts Party Sneak Peek

Victoria Sdoukos Custom Couture gorgeous gowns and so much more!

Tune into WGN, Around Town, 7:45-10am this Wednesday!

photo: AveryHouse

Tune in this Wednesday, Windy City Live, 11a ABC, for Engagement Party Trends

Tune into Windy City Live, Wednesday, January 15th on ABC for our favorite new Engagement Party Trends, florals, decor and more.
Did you know 1/3 of all engagements the entire year long happen over the holidays, between November and December?
This makes January…Engagement Party month!
Tune in and watch Debi share her favorite party trends fresh from the fashion runways.
Be sure to meet the Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid, and tips to bring your party to life using one bold color, across all of the pretty details, using every hue.
And then of course, we have the just announced official Color of Spring – Dazzling Blue.
Who knew?
Bring modern style alive at the party – from personalized DIY chair decor to photography fun set right on the table.
Last, be sure to tune into our second show, Wednesday night, Windy City Live After Dark, at 12 midnight – for our Fresh, Healthy Cocktail Trends featuring local Premiere Distillery, Koval Distillery and more!
Windy City Live, 11 am on ABC this Wednesday, and streaming live on windycitylive.com.

Debi’s DIY Haunted Halloween on WGN tomorrow, Tues Oct 29th, 9:45am

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Watch Debi’s favorite DIY tricks and treats to help “haunt” up your Halloween this week, tomorrow morning.

Tune in to WGN at 9:45am Tuesday to see our fast, easy, enchanting ideas come to life.

Mummy and Spiderweb Pumpkins…
Treat Jars from spooky Skeletons to ghastly Ghosts…
And black and orange tips to set Boo! a Bar…
You don’t want to miss a trick, do you?
Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday morning 9:45 am – can’t wait to see you then.