Beach Table: Fun in the Sun

Beach Fun in the Sun Tablescape

Beach Table: Fun in the Sun! Excursions are always exciting. So find a spot on the beach to stretch out and wiggle your toes in the sand. Smell the salt water and feel the sunshine on your face because it’s that time of the year. Don’t forget that double wide beach towels in vibrant summer colors work well as table toppers too. Shrimp Casserole 3

Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt Party

Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream Sweet CeCe's Party

Sweet CeCe’s Party Frozen Yogurt is the new “cupcake” with yummy frozen yogurt shops opening up all over! If you are in the Nashville, TN area, then you must try Sweet CeCe’s.  Their decorations are bright limes and hot pinks, which we love, but not as much as their amazing frozen yogurt (the best flavor? Red Velvet!).  There are rows of candy filled containers and

Wedding: Floral Centerpieces

Wedding Floral Centerpieces

Your centerpieces are the focal point of the reception tables – make them shine with your personality! We love these floral centerpieces from the modern to the traditional! Our top tip: Height! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, height creates a stunning centerpiece.  If you are looking for a more dramatic, stop-your-guests-in-their-tracks table, use tall glass vases! Worried that your guests won’t

Doggie Birthday Party!

Doggie Birthday Party

As you learned yesterday, I adore birthdays – I celebrate them big time! Dogs and cats should not be left out. I have celebrated many special dogs in my life!  Make a doggie delicacy or kitty cuisine for your sweet pet! Let the party start with a long walk in the park, a few squirrel chasing runs, then home for a nice meal and a

Happy Birthday Luncheon Table: Mini Cake Favors

Yellow Happy Birthday Luncheon Table

Happy Birthday Luncheon Table I love Birthdays — I tend to go all out. My office knows me as the birthday queen. I love reasons to celebrate!  These adorable mini birthday cake favors are so fun to make.  You can make them any color and fill with all types of candies! You might have seen our post on Mini Wedding Cake Favors — same idea! Miniature

My Lucky Wish

Aluminum Personalized Water Bottles

I’d like to introduce one of our Hostess Gift Guiders, My Lucky Wish! Victoria Zurcher established My Lucky Wish in 2003 and Her inspirations include her eclectic family and friends, her daughter’s funny and colorful perspective on things, the pristine landscapes of her favorite vacation spot and so much more. Her modern, classic, gracious and practical nature is what gives My Lucky Wish its signature style. My Lucky Wish

Cupcake Wrappers!

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The Paper Menu’s Cupcake Bands! The days of boring cupcake liners are gone (thank goodness)! The Paper Menu sent me their adorable cupcake bands! They are so easy to wrap around a cupcake and are perfect for an engagement party, children’s birthday party, sports teams, well — pretty much anything – they’re completely customizable! I LOVE anything monogrammed! As Marie of The Paper Menu says,

Orange & Yellow Truck Party

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Orange & Yellow Truck Party This party was inspired by my sweet friend’s son who lovestrucks!  He adores candy and trucks so we created a candy table to go along with the truck theme. We used a polka dot fabric for the tablecloth – there are so many fabrics these days that you’re sure to find one to match your theme!  Then we added in

Coral Carolina Wedding

Coral Wedding Cake

Coral Wedding With summer around the corner, I’m probably not the only one dreaming of white sand beaches and coral reefs. This wedding captures the essence of the beautiful North Carolina outer banks.  The wedding was held at the Southport Community Building in Southport, North Carolina. I’m lucky to know this bride, Brooks Lester Murphrey, a sweet friend from my North Carolina days.  She had

Sunflower Mornings Table

Sunflower Table

Wishing You a Sunflower Morning! Sunflowers are fun flowers and butterflies are guaranteed to bring smiles to every face. Pull up a chair and enjoy this orange marmalade bread at your next breakfast party! Orange Marmalade Bread 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 10-ounce jar orange marmalade 2 3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon

Elephant Baby Shower

Elephant Baby cake

Elephant Baby Shower This weekend, I created some elephant cupcake toppers and gift tags for a friend’s daughter’s first birthday party! Elephants are becoming very popular as a party theme – birthdays and baby showers.  Ashley Lloyd recently shared this “Lil’ Squirt Baby Shower“with me and it was a darling elephant shower- she didn’t miss a detail! Details I loved: Create-a-Crepe Bar: What a neat

Chickadee Prints

ThankYouCard

Do you know what I love? I love receiving a real letter! No, I do not mean an email, a facebook post, a tweet, I mean a real…handwritten..can stick it on your fridge letter!  No matter how “online” we all go, I will never stop taking time to handwrite a note to a sweet friend. I adore this company, Chickadee Prints, not only for their