Baby Girl Sip & See Shower

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This weekend I did a Sip & See to meet a precious new baby girl, Lillian Grace. This was a floater/open house style event so we just set up a snacks table and drinks table for everyone to leisurely help themselves. Decor consisted of lots of pink with green and brown accents (colors of the […]

"Build Your Own Crostini" Bar

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{photo from Southern Living magazine} I don’t know what it is this week, but I seem to be posting a lot about cheese & wine, and wine & cheese! Here’s another great party idea – “Build Your Own Crostini” bar begining with what else…Cheese! Here’s how it works: Begin with sliced baguettes. Provide 3 cheeses: […]

I’ll Drink To That! {Glass Stenciling}

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After learning about stamping your party plates with food coloring gel, you can imagine my jubilation when I found this equally fabulous party project, for your glasses! This genius idea comes from A Subtle Revelry, and was done for a Roast & Toast Housewarming party. She simply used stencils, corn syrup, and cinnamon to ‘etch’ […]

Cheese, Glorious Cheese! {And Wine}

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Simple-Elegance doesn’t get much better than Cheese & Wine. The pairing of the 2 works equally well for a rustic picnic, or a glamorous soiree. The photos above offer some great suggestions for serving your cheese with style. Consider slicing your hard cheese into ‘sticks’ and laying them in a criss-cross form…adds height and interest. […]

A FREE Baby Shower Activity!

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Here is your chance to get a free “Celebrity Baby Names” Game for your next Baby Shower. I love this type of shower activity because it doesn’t embarass anyone, or make you do anything silly, and it is based on something we all love…Pop Culture! Swanky Chicks is giving the printable file to anyone who […]

Tablescapes From Nesting Newbies

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Gorgeous! Amazing! Fantastical!! Just a few words to describe the tablescapes presented in the online magazine, Nesting Newbies.  Seriously?!! A Hanging Buffet?!! I die!  Hot Pink, Black, & White never looked so good! Check out the entire Winter issue for yourself!

A Lego Birthday Party

Today’s adorable party comes from Autumn at Design Dump. Autumn put her Cricut to work to create all kinds of party items from the skewer toppers, to the letters and numbers on the banners and centerpieces, and more. This theme could have been very colorful and cutesy, but I love how she created a sophisticated […]

Trend Alert: Hanging Ribbon Backdrop

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 I love it when you can take simple, readily available items, and create something amazing out of them. In this case, that is done with ribbon! For the simplest project just hang long strands side-by-side to create a fun backdrop for photos or buffets. Want to get a little fancy? Clip on some family photos, […]

White Chocolate Popcorn Treats

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I found this delicious treat on Be different…Act normal. A great addition to your next ‘sweets table’, take-home goodie bag, or even just serve at a party. The instructions can be found on Make and Takes. This is easy to make using air-popped popcorn (I use this microwave popper I found at Target-needs no oil), […]

Ice Cream Sundae Bar Birthday Party

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Winter birthday parties for kids can be tough! Especially when you are trying to pull one together in the midst of the snow storms of the century! This was a dinner party/sleepover for my 9-year-old daughter. Tacos for dinner and an ice cream sundae bar with mini cupcakes for the dessert. Here is the 411 for […]