The candles have been extinguished, the bottles corked, the third load of dishes loaded into the dishwasher, and we are cozied up under blankets watching what seems rather appropo on this day after revelry: Ken Burns Prohibition. I am excited to share with you all of the glorious details of this year's most wonderful of … Continue reading Burns Night 2020 Come & Gone
You're setting your menu, deciding on decor, and making sure you have enough china and flatware. Did you order your presentation haggis? What scotches will you be tippling this year? What about music? Music!! Never fear. I am here to help, friends: Burns Night Playlist - By guildencrantz5 My husband and I have been adding … Continue reading Burns Night Playlist!
Surprise! And you thought I'd forgotten to post last year's party...shame on you! 😉 Yes, yes, we all know that I am slow to post; however, as a person who is constantly scouring the Internet to find good Burnsy inspiration, I feel it is my obligation...nay...my DUTY to share our humble celebration of the Scottish … Continue reading Burns Night: Burnsing Down the House!
My beloved Bryan and I decided to take on the toasts earlier this year for the very first time...and then proceeded to wait until the very last minute to write them! When do I think the actual best time to start writing your speech is, you may ask: February 1 the year prior! Ha! Last … Continue reading Burns Night: More Toasts to the Lassies & Laddies!
*11/13/19 Edit: Oh, how adorably ambitious I was; and here we are several months later. Well, I really am working on finishing up the 2019 post. It's getting there, so check back in the next couple of weeks! Burns Night 2019 has come and gone. The china is put away, the new house (We bought … Continue reading Burns Night Come & Gone
If you're like me this year, you may be running a bit behind on setting your menu, laying out your table, and prepping those all important speeches, toasts, and entertainments for the big supper coming up. Hopefully I can here offer a bit of assistance! The Immortal Memory In years past, we have opted out … Continue reading Burns Night: The Immortal Memory!
Looking for something a little different, a bit inventive, and a whole lot of fun for your Burns Night gathering? How about a Madlib?! For last year's celebration, our friend Jennifer put together the below Madlib using Rabbie's "A Red, Red Rose" poem, and it made for much hilarity! It just so happened that one … Continue reading Burns Night Madlib!
If you can believe it, we're less than three months away from Burns Night 2019! With that in mind, I thought I'd help my fellow Burns devotees get a leg up on festivities with a little free download. As we all know, the consuming portion of this annual event tends to focus on the scotch; … Continue reading Burns Night: Custom Wine Labels!
It's July! You know what that means; it's time to start planning your next Burns Night celebration!! Or, at least, this is how I'm justifying posting about our annual January party in the dead middle of summer. Truly, though, I've already begun planning 2019. Woosh! I cannot believe that this was our Fourth Annual Burns … Continue reading Burns Night: Burns Down the Night!
The toasts to the lassies and laddies can be an hilarious - often endearing, enlightening, and raucous - part of any traditional Burns Night. It's an element we skipped the first year, as it seemed a lot to put on ourselves or request of guests who, at the time, hadn't the slightest inkling of what … Continue reading Burns Night: Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies!