Shannon combines some of her favorite things in "Cocktails & Creativity": friends, creative projects, cocktails, snacks, and her chihuahua, Pita. She's a hard-core foodie, zombie fan, loud laugher, and mom to two boys and four tiny dogs.
Kansas City, Missouri
Artistic style
Sculptural Beadwork
Anything meticulous
Happy place
Wherever Pita is
Favorite project or work of art
Pita's paw print art
DIY Christmas Stockings - Cocktails & Creativity

Christmas DIY Christmas Stockings

Shannon and her pals bring out the craft supplies and learn how to decorate an ordinary Christmas stocking.

Christmas Ornament Making Party - Cocktails & Creativity

Arts & Crafts Christmas Ornament Making Party

Shannon shows her friends how easy it is to turn wine corks and wire into handmade Christmas tree ornaments.

Cocktails & Christmas Cards Party - Cocktails & Creativity

Arts & Crafts Holiday Card Party

Shannon shows her friends how to decorate their holiday card envelopes using glitter pens, washi tape, gift trim, ...

Cocktails & Holiday Garlands

Christmas Holiday Garland Making Party

Make beautiful handmade holiday garlands in modern styles and colors using just a few supplies. Make it a party with ...

Hand Turkeys - Cocktails & Creativity

Thanksgiving Cocktails & Hand Turkeys

This time on Cocktails & Creativity, Shannon and friends get inspired by Halloween (and elementary school!) to...

Needle Felting - Cocktails & Creativity

Arts & Crafts Needle Felting

Shannon and her friends try their hands at beginner needle felting. The basics include making and decorating a nee...

Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick

Tired of serving the same old boring meatball appetizers at every party? Mix things up and give our Spaghetti and ...

Mini bacon cheese balls recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Mini bacon cheese balls

What's better than a cheese ball? A cheese ball (or two or three) for every guest! There's lots to love about thes...

Smoked brisket and blue cheese cracker appetizers

Appetizer & Snacks Smoked brisket and blue cheese cracker appetizers

Smoky and savory + sweet and simple = Shannon's crazy good cheese and cracker appetizers! In this easy recipe, Sha...

Asian caponata

Appetizer & Snacks Asian caponata

Eggplants have been long admired for their beauty and unique texture, taste and range of health benefits. In this ...

Asian pulled pork sliders recipe with basil chimichurri

Appetizer & Snacks Asian pulled pork sliders with basil chimichurri

Delight your taste buds with these crispy pulled pork sandwiches infused with fresh Asian flavors. Our easy Pulled...

Cold toddy recipe

Drinks Cold toddy

Shake things up with a cold version of the traditional hot toddy. Although many swear by the soothing effects of t...