Seascape Dinner Party: Blues and Greens

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Seascape Table As summer comes to an end, it is the perfect time to grill out by the pool with your friends.   Make it unforgettable by styling a fun seascape table setting!  Think blue and green!  This table setting will put a smile on any neighbor's face, as they say down south, "come on over and sit a spell".  Courtney and I had a blast styling this table while visiting our best friends in … { Continue Reading }

Flamingo Party

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Pink Strawberry Souffles Makes 16 4 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 5 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 3 cups heavy cream Candied Strawberry Chips Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Frozen Strawberry Souffles Recipe & Image: MarthaStewart Flamingo Party Good times with dear friends make the best … { Continue Reading }

Back to School Party Ideas

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Ice Cream Apples It's that time of year again - freshly sharpened pencils, new lunchboxes, and a brand new school year! How fun are THESE for a fabulous after-school treat? Jess of Pen and Paper Flowers is pretty much amazing (check out this darling Lemonade and Sunshine Party she designed). She created these cute ice cream apples as a treat for her daughters! Head on over to see how to make … { Continue Reading }

Lemon/Orange Citrus Table

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Lemon/Orange Citrus Table Celebrate citrus! Citrus tastes delicious in recipes and make refreshing centerpieces.    Creating these centerpieces is as easy as filling a bowl or vase with lemons. Why not serve your favorite chicken or pasta salad and this Tangy Mandarin Orange Salad?  This recipe has always been one of my favorites and is perfect for this table setting. Tangy Mandarin Orange … { Continue Reading }

Inspiration: Cupcake Skewers

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Cupcake Skewers I hope you are all staying cool in this summer heat! A lot of you have emailed or contacted me about the cupcake skewers you originally saw in these 2 posts: Daisy Teal Party and Berries & Bellinis. I'm so glad you liked them, so I thought I would share a few more pictures to inspire you to make your own cupcake skewers! They really are easy!  If you would be interested … { Continue Reading }

Garden Bridal Shower

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Garden Bridal Shower When Karina Plotko of KP Interiors set out to design a garden bridal shower, she knew she wanted to create "the unexpected". She decided on fuchsia because it contrasted beautifully against the lush green backyard and would complement the modern elements of silver that she added. The only direction she had from the bride was "pink" so her twist with the fuchsia was perfect … { Continue Reading }

Gourmet Pizza Party

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Gourmet Pizza Party Pizzazzerie is about parties, not pizza. But combine the two and host a gourmet pizza party! That's what some friends recently did at their house, and we had a blast. With fresh local ingredients, we mix-matched wheat and white crust, almost a dozen types of fresh vegetables, and lots of delicious sauces as well! We even had voting after each pizza where we gave votes for … { Continue Reading }

Bumble Bee Party Ideas: Birthdays & Showers

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Honey Bee Birthday Party! As soon as we saw this precious Honey Bee Birthday Party, well we just couldn’t wait to start “buzzing” about it! Submitted by Bird Crafts, the bumble bee themed event was put together to celebrate a little girl’s birthday. Held in an outdoor garden in France, the sunny decorations reflected the lovely summer day…heart-patterned tablecloths (simple material sent to … { Continue Reading }

Strawberries: A Farmer’s Market Brunch

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Summer Strawberries My typical Sunday routine involves shopping the farmers market, which is conveniently walking distance from my apartment. I buy just about anything that catches my eye and then try out a new recipe with the ingredients purchased. Apparently I went on an empty stomach and ended up with pounds (yes, pounds!) of freshly picked strawberries. Living on a tight budget and a small … { Continue Reading }

Dinner in “Tuscany” and Almond Biscotti!

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Tuscan Dinner Party

Dinner in “Tuscany” and Almond Biscotti! After a spring trip to Florence and a fabulous Tuscan cooking class, I was inspired to re-create this unique Tuscan theme for a recent dinner party. I just loved incorporating the rich gold and greens, reminiscent of the beautiful Italian countryside! The yellow daisies are a super-easy and inexpensive way to create fun napkin rings (just tuck the stem … { Continue Reading }