Party Planning With Milly & Grace New Arrivals

We love planning parties here at Milly & Grace and these New Arrivals will help you plan YOUR next party!

1.  Make a list and check it twice!  These note pads are the perfect place to write down your party plans, grocery lists and schedule!


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2.  You might want a new outfit while you are running errands and getting ready for the party!  So take a look at these comfortable sweaters and zip-ups to wear!  Perfect “throw-on-and-Go” options for the Fall season!

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3.  Every party needs a signature cocktail.  Check out my recipe for Moscow Mules as an option.  Don’t forget the straws to match!



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4.  Get a new top for the party!


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5..  Accessorize your party outfit with this new Nantucket Island Seal Jewelry by Nantucket local: Keely Smith! They are also the perfect accessory keepsake to remember such a great 2013 Nantucket summer!

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6.  Add some new decorations to your home for the party! Bronze place card holders  and votive holder for the table setting, a new soap dish for the bathroom and a picture frame to put your favorite photo from the night!

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Have fun shopping & party planning! :)

The Moscow Mule


I love a good cocktail.  I even enjoy making them!  We are always mixing something new at the Hollister house.  This summer we are especially loving the Moscow Mule.  They are really “on trend” at the moment.  You can read a little history on it here – it’s actually quite interesting.

Traditionally the MM is just vodka, ginger beer and lime.  I think adding mint & and a little simple syrup is what makes it.

Here are the ingredients:


In your cocktail shaker combine the following ingredients:

2 parts Vodka

1 part simple syrup

Juice of  1/2 a lime

5 large Mint Leaves (rip them up a bit)



Add a handful of ice and shake it like a polaroid picture.  I tend to bounce when I am shaking that cocktail shaker.  Try it… it totally helps.

“Shake it” from The Milly & Grace Girls on Vimeo.

Fill a glass full of ice and pour in the contents of the cocktail shaker.

Finish the Moscow Mule by topping it off with Ginger Beer – about 1/3 cup.  ALWAYS taste test before you serve!



Moscow Mule

Whenever I host large get togethers I find that serving cocktails is one of the more challenging things to keep up with as they require so much time.  Mixing up a signature cocktail ahead of time makes the party run so much smoother and  you aren’t playing bartender all night!  It makes it even easier to serve your signature drink in a drink dispenser.  Above is the Moscow Mules we served as the signature drink for Tim & Santi’s Welcome Party !



“A Night in the Courtyard” Party


Last night Milly & Grace teamed up with our neighbors in the courtyard for a little block party!  We wanted to celebrate the end of another great summer season and also to show our appreciation to all our loyal customers and friends.


We served macaroons from Petticoat Row Bakery, pink cakepops made by Tim’s husband Santi and pink champagne!


The Diane Firsten Team had a beautiful spread of light bites along with a signature drink in the cutest mini mason jars!


Bodega provided food from the Green and also some tasty Moscow Mules!


The girls at Monelle had mini pink cupcakes and wine!


Even Cape Cod 5 Bank got in on the fun with their appetizers, bank souvenirs and some giveaways!


Lady V or Virna provided some light music for the courtyard!  Thanks for being the “Courtyard DJ” Virna! You rocked it!


It was so much fun to see everyone after such a busy summer season!





Thanks to everyone who spent “A Night in the Courtyard!”