Blue & Yellow Baby Shower

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Thank you favor board
Thank you Favors

I am so excited to share this baby shower party with you! My sweet neighbors asked me to help them design a baby boy shower for a friend.  We decided on a simple blue and yellow theme with splashes of pastel green.  Since we knew the baby's name, we incorporated his monogram and name for an added touch! My favorite part of this shower was the blessings board.  We wanted a way for guests to … { Continue Reading }

Flower Pot Desserts

Baked Alaska Flower Pot Desserts
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Flower Pot Baked Alaska Desserts

Enjoy the spring weather and invite some friends over to enjoy dessert outside! Baked Alaskas, also known as glace au fours, are the perfect treat when served in flower pots! Individual Baked Alaska in Flower Pots 1 3 1/2-inch clay flower pot, one for each guest 1 pound cake, sliced 1/2-inch thick (find our recipe here) 1 gallon ice cream, your favorite 1 recipe for Never Fail Meringue In … { Continue Reading }

Madeline in Paris Birthday Party

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Madeline Lemon Slices
Blueberry Jelly Beans

Did any of you grow up loving Madeline, because I definitely did!  So when Kate Landers, Boston's newest children's event planner, emailed me about her "Madeline in Paris" party - I was taken back to my childhood!  The lucky girls that attended this darling party "strolled the streets of Paris" and visited The Candy Shoppe, The Book & Toy Shoppe, The Clothing Shoppe, and The Flower … { Continue Reading }

Charming Yellow Charleston Wedding

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Vanderbilt Groom's Cake
Wedding Quiet Sign

Sweet Southern Charm There isn't one detail about this charming southern wedding that I don't {love}.  Growing up as a little girl in  Charleston, SC - I fell head over heels for that sweet southern charm - the hanging moss, the beautiful architecture...every last detail.  When I saw this wedding and how elegantly it captures the beauty of the low-country, I knew immediately that I had to share … { Continue Reading }

Bridesmaid Luncheon: Miniature Wedding Cake Favors

Wedding Cake Favors
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Miniature Wedding Cake Favor Boxes

A bridesmaids luncheon should be an unforgettable moment. Small silver picture frames with pictures of the bridesmaids at a younger age make perfect place cards. Then go back a generation further by displaying wedding pictures of the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom. It is the special touches that create memories. Hint to extend the life of roses: Add 1/2-teaspoon bleach and … { Continue Reading }

Mother’s Day Brunch + Crab Appetizer

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Mother's Day Brunch

Hat's Off To Mom! Create a memorable centerpiece by using an old hat and embellishing it with fresh flowers. Head to the attic and find one of grandmother's classics.  You could take it up another notch and have a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" and say that hats are required but gloves are optional! Then try a new recipe like this delicious crab delight appetizer. Crab Delight Appetizer 1 … { Continue Reading }

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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Old Fashioned Lemonade

This weekend, I'm working on the design for a boy's baby shower, and we are going to serve fresh lemonade for guests. I wanted to share this recipe with you as it's perfect for a spring or summer party! Old-Fashioned Lemonade 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Peel of 1 lemon Juice of 6 lemons Sliced lemons, limes and fresh mint for garnish In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, add … { Continue Reading }

Three Trifle Desserts

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Strawberry and Banana Trifles
Baby Shower Lemon Trifle Dessert

Lemon Trifle Trifles are delicious individual desserts at a baby shower or bridal luncheon in the spring. Serve them topped with a flower to match your color theme! To complete this recipe, you will need a pound cake (try this delicious recipe), vanilla ice cream and one recipe of lemon sauce. Lemon Sauce 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice 4 large eggs, slightly … { Continue Reading }

How-To: Cucumber Vases

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Cucumber Vase Rooster Table
Cucumber Vases on Rooster Table

Cucumber Vases "The rooster crows, but the hen delivers the goods."  This speckled hen sitting in real rye grass is proud to greet everyone for a fun luncheon, but the cucumber vases holding fresh flowers turn into a real conversation piece. Here's What You Need: * Cucumbers, large size (one cucumber makes 2 vases) * Vegetable peeler * Spoon or melon ball scooper * Fresh flowers * … { Continue Reading }

Top 10 Wedding Monogram Ideas

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Wedding Monograms

Wedding Monograms are all the rage!  As you can see, you aren't just limited to adding your new initial to your cocktail napkins! Brides are finding artsy and creative ways to display their wedding monograms. 1. Handmade letters in the wedding colors hung from the backs of reception chairs to mark the Bride and Groom's seats.  For more from this wedding, click here. 2. The couple's initial was … { Continue Reading }