Memorial Day Cookout

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Red, White, Blue Parfaits
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Memorial Day Cookout We're gearing up for lots of fun patriotic party ideas.  Kicking off the season for red, white, and blue is Memorial Day!  For this table, we filled a Radio Flyer wheelbarrow with chocolate chip cookies to use as a centerpiece. You can find the how-to for these fun bottle aprons from our previous post here. They are a fun way to jazz up your drinks.  Then grab your … { Continue Reading }

Beach Table: Fun in the Sun

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Beach Fun in the Sun Table
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Beach Table: Fun in the Sun! Excursions are always exciting. So find a spot on the beach to stretch out and wiggle your toes in the sand. Smell the salt water and feel the sunshine on your face because it's that time of the year. Don't forget that double wide beach towels in vibrant summer colors work well as table toppers too. Shrimp Casserole 3 pounds of shrimp, peeled, deveined, and … { Continue Reading }

Doggie Birthday Party!

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Dog Bone Birthday Table
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As you learned yesterday, I adore birthdays - I celebrate them big time! Dogs and cats should not be left out. I have celebrated many special dogs in my life!  Make a doggie delicacy or kitty cuisine for your sweet pet! Let the party start with a long walk in the park, a few squirrel chasing runs, then home for a nice meal and a little Animal Planet. Dog Bones 2½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour ½ cup … { Continue Reading }

Sunflower Mornings Table

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Sunflower Table

Wishing You a Sunflower Morning! Sunflowers are fun flowers and butterflies are guaranteed to bring smiles to every face. Pull up a chair and enjoy this orange marmalade bread at your next breakfast party! Orange Marmalade Bread 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 10-ounce jar orange marmalade 2 3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon … { Continue Reading }

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

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History Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration in Mexico as it commemorates the Mexican army's unpredicted victory over the French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla that occurred on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo means "Fifth of May" in Spanish. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo party with these ideas and recipes! Parasol Trees - A new way to decorate with paper parasols! I loved seeing this idea on Hostess … { Continue Reading }

Ladies Luncheon + Recipe

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Let's Do Lunch "Only the pure of heart can make good soup." Beethoven Creamy Broccoli Soup 1 10-ounce package of frozen chopped broccoli 1 cup chicken broth 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 teaspoon butter, softened 2 cups sour cream Combine the broccoli, chicken broth, onion, and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5 … { Continue Reading }

Orange Breakfast Party!

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OrangeTablescape
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Poppy Seed Muffins with Orange Glaze 3 cups flour, all-purpose 2 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Thoroughly mix all the muffin ingredients until well blended. Fill each muffin tin a little more … { Continue Reading }

Kentucky Derby Delight Recipes

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Kentuckey Derb Recipes
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The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition and the perfect chance to enjoy a mint julep and slice of yummy pie! Whether you're headed to the derby itself, enjoying the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, TN or hosting a viewing party - these recipes will have your guests ooh'ing and aah'ing! Enjoy! Joe's Mint Juleps 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 20 sprigs of mint extra mint to garnish the … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }