Garden Bridal Table

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Garden Bridal Table
Garden Bridal Table

Garden Bridal Table & Sugar Wedding Baskets There are some parties that just call for breaking out the fancy lace tablecloths and grandma's antique silver! This garden bridal luncheon was one of them! Each guest enjoyed a small silver bud vase filled with baby white roses.  As a favor, ladies were served sweet mints in Sugar Baskets! These are super fun and can be easily personalized for … { Continue Reading }

Backyard Cookout with Bottle Aprons!

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Bottle Aprons
Black and White Backyard Cookout Table

Enjoy a backyard cookout this spring! No matter what the occasion, add a little fun to your table with these bottle aprons! Pick out a fabric that matches your theme! Another idea? Give each guest a different color and you won't mix up drinks! These are super cute monogrammed too! Bottle Aprons Here's What You Need: * 1/3 yard of fabric = 10 to 12 aprons * Bias tape, double fold = one package … { Continue Reading }

Sweet Teen’s Birthday Party

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Teen's Autograph Pillow
Autograph Pillows for Birthday Party

How Sweet It Is... A sweet teen party is for Tweens, Teens, Princesses, and Queens! Blow up lots of balloons, provide lots of party hats and horns, and turn up the music to match the high-spirited styles of teens! This sweet teen wanted a way to remember her first slumber party so these autograph pillows did the trick! Learn how to make them below. Autograph Pillows Here's What You … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 * … { 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 }

Spring Salads: Parmesan Cups

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Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad 1 1/2 pounds peeled, cooked large shrimp 1/2 large red onion, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced Lemon-Basil Marinade (or a simple EVOO/lemon mix) 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 8 cups salad greens 4 parmesan baskets Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (or your favorite vinaigrette!) Place shrimp and next 4 ingredients in a large zip-top … { Continue Reading }

Easter Cookie Baskets

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Easter Morning Brunch text

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 }

Doggie Easter Baskets

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doggieasterbasket

How To Make Your dog is going to have a tail-wagging Easter with its very own Easter bone basket. Make extra baskets for your dog's friends.  Bone-Jour! Here's What You Need: * 9-ounce transparent plastic tumbler * 8 medium dog biscuits for each basket (Milk-Bone Brand or Purina Pro-Plan brands work well!) * Hot glue gun * Ribbon, 3/4-inch to 1-inch wide, about 24-inches of wired … { Continue Reading }