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 … { read more }

Three Trifle Desserts

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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 … { read more }

How-To: Cucumber Vases

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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 * … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Children’s Little Red Car Birthday Party

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Red and blue children's birthday party

I adore this "Little Red Car" Party designed by the amazing scissors.paper.cake (a collaboration between hello naomi and imprintables). The details are delightful from the darling apothecary jars to the brilliant aquas and reds!  Finding ways to create a child's party without following an over-used "theme" makes for a unique party! Featured in Cosmo Pregnancy, this children's party uses … { read more }

Baby Shower Luncheon: Pressed Sugar Bassinets

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Pressed sugar bassinet for baby shower
Pressed Sugar Baby Bassinet

Charming Baby Shower Luncheon How easy is it to design an elegant centerpiece for a baby shower luncheon - Just gather up old or borrowed dolls and place in a small carriage or doll's chair. When guests arrive, offer them a glass of punch in a tall wine glass. Tie a miniature pink rose bud with a thin piece of blue satin ribbon on each glass stem. As favors for each guest, make sugar bassinets … { read more }

Spring Salads: Parmesan Cups

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Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad 1 1/2 pounds peeled, cooked large shrimp 1/2 large red onion, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced Lemon-Basil Marinade (or a simple EVOO/lemon mix) 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 8 cups salad greens 4 parmesan baskets Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (or your favorite vinaigrette!) Place shrimp and next 4 ingredients in a large zip-top … { read more }

Party with my Peeps

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"Party with my Peeps" is such a great way to turn an Easter candy into a bright and cheery party theme! Six Chicks Designs created this cute party complete with cupcakes and cake lollipops! Easter parties don't have to be pastels and bunny rabbits - do not be afraid to use bright and bold colors to decorate! The aqua and orange really pop and the stripes add a neat pattern to the table! The … { read more }