Sweet Teen’s Birthday Party

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Teen's Autograph Pillow
Autograph Pillows for Birthday Party

How Sweet It Is... A sweet teen party is for Tweens, Teens, Princesses, and Queens! Blow up lots of balloons, provide lots of party hats and horns, and turn up the music to match the high-spirited styles of teens! This sweet teen wanted a way to remember her first slumber party so these autograph pillows did the trick! Learn how to make them below. Autograph Pillows Here's What You … { Continue Reading }

How-To: Cucumber Vases

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Cucumber Vase Rooster Table
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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 }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

Easter Cookie Baskets

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Tea Cookie Basket Tea cookie baskets can be made for Easter, baby showers, birthdays, and weddings just by changing the color of the ribbon, paper bottoms, and icing. They are easy to make and can also be made by leaving off the icing trim if desired. Here's What You Need: * 6 plain hard tea cookies * Piece of cardboard, 4 1/2-inches by 2 1/2-inches, for the basket bottom * Wrapping … { Continue Reading }

Cakelet Pans

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I {ADORE} the new cakelet pan trend! They are popping up everywhere.  For those of you who want darling little cakes but do not have the time to bake sheet cakes, cut, stack, etc -- these are your solution! You can find anything from dinosaurs and backyard bugs for children's parties to tiered cakes and little gifts for weddings or birthday parties! Choose your favorite cake recipe and adorn … { Continue Reading }

Sugar Baskets for Easter

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Sunny shades of yellow and pink flowers create zest and set the mood for a joyful Easter day. The Easter Egg Tree is a centuries-old celebration of spring that immigrants brought to America from Switzerland, Germany, and the Ukraine. Add pizzazz to your Easter table with sweet sugar baskets. Crafting with sugar can be easier than you think. By using regular granulated sugar  you can create … { Continue Reading }

Doggie Easter Baskets

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How To Make Your dog is going to have a tail-wagging Easter with its very own Easter bone basket. Make extra baskets for your dog's friends.  Bone-Jour! Here's What You Need: * 9-ounce transparent plastic tumbler * 8 medium dog biscuits for each basket (Milk-Bone Brand or Purina Pro-Plan brands work well!) * Hot glue gun * Ribbon, 3/4-inch to 1-inch wide, about 24-inches of wired … { Continue Reading }