Post-Trip Planning: The Recipe for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

In the hustle and bustle of vacation season, we tend to spend most of our time preparing for takeoff; buying sunscreen and bug repellent, reserving the rental car, finding ticket deals on excursions, the list goes on. Although once the vacation is over, part of the “post-vacation blues” is that we often come back to…

Dream Dinners 2019 Mother’s Day Contest Winners

We’re excited to announce that we have six amazing women who are the lucky winners of our recent Mother’s Day contest! The moms who were nominated win, as well as the people who were sweet enough to nominate them. Thank you to everyone who entered. You warmed our hearts and inspired us with stories of…

Camping Isn’t Just for the Grownups: Family Camping Tips

Tis the season for family camping! It’s always a good recharge for the body and soul to get out in nature once in a while. This is especially true if you’re a city dweller and don’t see forested areas very often in your day to day life. Camping with your kids can seem daunting and…

Springtime Family Fun: 4 Ways to Make the Most of the Season

Spring is in full bloom! With some creativity and a little planning, these ideas for Springtime family fun will help your family really savor the season. Plant an herb and/or vegetable garden Spring is a great time to plant a variety of veggies and herbs. The Urban Farmer Seeds and Plants website is a great…

Spring Cleaning: More than Just Windex and Disinfectants

When most of us hear “spring cleaning” we think it’s about opening the windows, letting fresh air in and then heading into the deepest darkest crevices of our closets and drawers. The pantry? Oh my. That’s a scary place.

Love to Love in February

This February, how about taking care of that special person in your life by celebrating the loving heart you share? It’s simply a great time to remind you to actually schedule those date nights at least once each month. Ask someone to watch the kids and start planning. And planning a date can be shared…

The Power of the Dinner Table

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire Amazon mogul, can find time to eat with his family, we’re thinking there’s really nothing holding us back from doing the same. We are all making a pact here at Dream Dinners to slow down in 2019. Sure, it’s easy to pack granola bars for breakfast in the car or…

Hitting the Road with the Kids, with Dream Dinners in Tow

It’s that time of year when we begin thinking of trips over Spring Break, Memorial Day and throughout the summer. The calendar fills up quickly, and so do mom anxieties when trying to make sure every detail is in place and the trips ahead are memory-worthy, not in the Griswold family sort of way.

Time to get those Game Day party plans in order

Football fans can find their emotions in a knot this time of year. As the sport’s ultimate game preparations head into the final plays, fans are both elated at the prospect of a dynamic matchup on the field, or flattened, knowing that once the Super Bowl credits are running and the confetti is floating to…

Hosting a holiday dinner doesn’t need to be stressful

Dinners with family have been our company’s focus for 15 years now; however, entertaining was a focus for our company’s founder for many years before 2002, during Stephanie Allen’s pre-Dream Dinners life as a caterer. Even today, Stephanie is the “the hostess with the mostest.” She invites groups to enjoy at her home and before…

Bruschetta Chicken Skewers

From weeknight dinner to holiday appetizer in a flash. We’ve learned a few tricks to turn Dream Dinners into dream appetizers during the busy holiday season. Founder Stephanie Allen loves to entertain, so she is always looking for fun ways to remix our recipes into appetizers when the holidays roll around.