How To Make Gingerbread Houses

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HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES
GINGERBREAD HOUSE TEA PARTY

How To Make Gingerbread Houses Christmas comes to our house with a whole set of customs, rituals, and traditions.  Since this is a time of traditions and a time to enjoy friends, making gingerbread houses and giving Tea Parties are without a doubt our favorite tradition.  Each year, my Mom and I give a Gingerbread House Tea Party for friends. Only silver trays are used because it is a grand … { read more }

DIY: Paper Flowers

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DIY Paper Flowers Just last week, I was driving in Hillsboro Village (a cute shopping and dining area in Nashville) when I looked over at one of my favorite stores (Social Graces) to see these darling white paper flowers covering their windows. I almost had a wreck. I HAD to find out how they made those. Lucky me there was a craft night just a few days later where Erin Duffy of Social Graces … { read more }

Bagel Witches!

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halloween witch bagel

Big Congratulations to Ruth Hill for winning the Dough-A-Deer Giveaway! You will receive an email soon! We have a super fun Halloween giveaway coming on Thursday so check back to enter! Let's have lunch today! Head over to the Seasonal Celebrations Community and meet Courtney for lunch at 12pm EST (11pm CST) for a chat about Halloween Parties & Decorations! Just look for my Live Chat … { read more }

Princess Tutu Cookies

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Princess Cookies
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Princess Tutu Cookies Tutus are a fun addition to any princess or ballerina party! Decorate your cookies with tutus! It's a fun way to let the little girls feel special with their own princess cookie! Make each one different too, get creative! Here's What You Need: * Your favorite sugar cookie recipe * Package of lollipop sticks * Ribbon, bows, pearls, sequins, and any other fun … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { 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 }

How-To: Cucumber Vases

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Cucumber Vase Rooster Table
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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 }

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 }