Inspiration: Cupcake Skewers

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summer sweets 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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Bumble Bee Party Ideas: Birthdays & Showers

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baby shower food, pear drinks, watermelon recipes
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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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Berries & Bellinis Birthday Party!

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Berries & Bellinis Favorite is a strong word, I know, but this is (hands down!) my favorite party (that I have designed so far!). It was an absolute blast - from one of my best friends helping me finish last minute touches the night before it was filmed for our local NBC affiliate to first coming up with the idea while brainstorming with the birthday girl in the Vanderbilt bookstore. Joy … { read more }

Watermelon Party Table

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Watermelon Recipes
Watermelon Table

Summer is here so get outside and enjoy watermelon season! Recycle old baskets into unique decorations or centerpieces for your table. This easy-to-make basket is perfect for a fun centerpiece! Already have a centerpiece? Fill this basket with favors and have it by the door as your guests depart! Fabric Basket Centerpiece Here's What You Need: * 1 yard of fabric * Straw basket (7 to 9 … { read more }

July 4th Party Ideas!

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Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries Dessert
July 4th Party Ideas

All-American Strawberries I adore these red, white, and blue strawberries from Grin & Bake It! Brilliant! Check our her how-to and the rest of her amazing recipes - you won't be disappointed! July 4th Party Ideas We hope you enjoyed our previous post about July 4th Parties! We wanted to share some more fun ideas with you.  A great July 4th gift for your favorite hostess? The … { read more }

Wine & Cheese Dinner Party

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Having friends over for dinner? Host a wine and cheese dinner party! Grab your favorite bottles of wine, and find out the best cheese to pair with them! We typed up our pairings and framed it in a simple, silver frame!  If you're a regular reader, you know we mention height all-the-time - so no surprise we placed our cheese and crackers on a tall cake stand! And elephants aren't just for baby … { read more }