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 … { Continue Reading }

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 * … { Continue Reading }

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 … { 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 }

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 … { 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 }

Black and White Party!

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This "black and white party" was featured over at "oh, how posh!" earlier this week, but I wanted to show you here too. I have always loved Black & White together, so classic! This party was so fun to design because there are so many neat black and white accessories out there. The black and white damask plates were my design inspiration for this party.  They are from Rosanna, Inc - … { Continue Reading }

Cocktails Before the Symphony

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Bellini champagne and delicious marinated shrimp will be the star attraction for cocktails with friends before the symphony or a night out on the town. Gather around the piano and let the good times roll! Bellini Champagne 1 peach, pureed (or 4 oz of peach nectar) 8 oz champagne dash of grenadine Pour pureed peach into bottom of tall fluted glass.  Slowly add champagne and top with dash of … { Continue Reading }

Country Rooster Party + Old-Fashioned Pound Cake

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Something To Crow About (2)

Country charm rules the roost on this table setting. Do you have special memories of a cake your grandmother made for breakfast? This is my great-grandmother's recipe for old fashioned pound cake and it is outstanding with morning coffee (or diet coke if you're like me).  It can easily be topped with strawberries or a chocolate drizzle to jazz it up! A good recipe shared with others will live … { Continue Reading }

Pink Baby Shower

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Pink Kisses 2 egg whites, room temperature 2/3 cup sugar (we use Domino's) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional) Red Food Coloring Turn the oven to bake at 375. Next beat the egg whites until they hold peaks. Gradually add the sugar, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Add two drops of red food … { Continue Reading }