Ice Cream Party!

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Ice Cream Party

The weather is getting warmer, and that means it's time for ice cream parties!  Throwing an ice cream party is the perfect theme for almost any occasion! From a children's birthday party to a picnic party - ice cream is always a hit! TIPS: Don't be afraid to use *pattern* - stripes and polka dots add pizzazz to your table!  Don't have the perfect tablecloth? No problem, head to your favorite … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 * … { read more }

Children’s Little Red Car Birthday Party

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Red apples and brown bag party
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 }