A Sweet Favor Idea

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Here’s a sweet idea for a favor or maybe even an invitation! Fill a shallow box with some old-fashioned candies, and use pretty paper as a decorative overlay. I’m loving the datail of the personalized labels on the candy wrapper, as well as personalized sticker used to seal the paper together. This idea would be […]

Big 4-0 Birthday Dinner Party

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This event was for a male 40th birthday! A celebration dinner party alfresco. I went with the colors of blue and green because they are typically “male” colors, and matched the hydrangeas beautifully. There are lots more pics in our Flickr set or Facebook album.  The take home favors were chocolate covered oreosstacked and wrapped. […]

Honey Chicken Salad Cups

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These honey chicken salad cups are a wonderful bite sized appetizer that would be great for any occasion, especially for a tea party or ladies luncheon.  You can make the mixture ahead of time and then fill the cups just before company arrives.  Bon Appetit! Honey Chicken Salad Cups 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 2 celery […]

A Wine & Cheese Gathering

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 I recently hosted a Wine & Cheese themed gathering for the ladies. I decorated with earthy colors and natural/rustic elements (the center dish in the photos held cheese cubes but I took photos before putting them out).  Some of the details I added are:  Paper cones filled with snacks and inserted into a wine bottle holder. […]

Rustic Elegance

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Here is a gorgeous wedding reception from Martha Stewart, that makes a very elegant statement with very natural materials. There are lots of ideas here that could be incorporated into any type of gathering. A seperate kids table is covered with paper and pencils are provided so the kids can draw right on the table […]

DIY Frame Art

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 Yes, you DIY-ers out there, I’m pretty sure you can recreate this beautiful piece from J. L. Designs. Just take an old frame or mirror and remove the back. Replace it with craft foam and start pushing the flowers into the foam. Wheather you use real or faux flowers, this is sure to be a […]

You Are My Cuppy Cake!

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By now I think you know how much I love a good food presentation. Here are some easy cupcake ideas to put into action at your next gathering. “Coffee and doughnuts” takes on new meaning with these cupcakes from Cupcake Bake Shop. It starts with a coffee cupcake, topped with whipped cream, topped with a […]