Non-Floral Centerpiece

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Here’s a unique way to use manzanita branches. Just set them in a glass cylinder, maybe with a little sand or rocks in the bottom. Line them up and surround them with candles. No other adornments needed. This lovely scene is from Trendsetting Wedding. They have created a beautiful walkway, but I can see this […]

Honey Chicken Salad Recipe

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For our Sip and See shower we served a light lunch of green salad with mandarin orange and candied pecans, a pasta salad, and honey chicken salad in individual pastries (mini pie shells).  See the recipe below, via Southern Living. Honey Chicken Salad 4 cups chopped cooked chicken 3 celery ribs, diced (about 1 1/2 […]

Baby Shower Dessert Parfaits

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It’s a great idea to coordinate your food {especially dessert} with your party theme.  For our recent Sip n’ Sea baby shower  I served these dessert parfaits in baby food jars.  It’s a great way to bring in a “baby” element without having it take over the party.  These parfaits are easy to put together and are light and […]

A Sip and See Baby Shower

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 Welcome Aboard, Mate! Sail with me to this Sip and “Sea” shower I hosted for a friend who just had her second baby. The theme was Nautical to reflect the nursery and there are lots of details to “sea” so keep reading for more. All the glass plates had a different nautical map underneath. The favors were […]

Double Duty Centerpiece

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Perfect for a bridal shower or ladies luncheon, these party favor boxes do double duty. They house some adorable little trinket or treat for your guests, and serve as a fun and colorful centerpiece. Just stack them pyramid-style! Also saves $$ spent on seperate centerpieces. Find Boxes Here  

Frozen Smoothie Pops

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 Create this frozen summer treat for your next outdoor party, or afternoon snack. The recipe is simple and even healthy! You can use decorative baking tins for the mold, or paper cups. See recipe and instructions here.

Keeping Food & Drinks Cool In The Summer Heat

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Keeping food and drinks cold during a summer picnic can give you one more opportunity to be stylish. That’s right. Try some of these ideas for chillin’ and you’ll be the coolest cat on the block! Start with a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and get yourself a galvanized planter box(or plastic). Fill it […]

Exotic Tabletop

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Here is a gorgeous tablescape from Amorology that takes you on an exotic trip to India…even if only for an evening. You could sooo do this for a special birthday or engagement party. Use craft/floral foam squares to recreate the centerpieces. Just push cut flowers right in and set on top of a candle stick. […]

Say "Yes" To Paper Streamers!

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Seriously, who makes paper streamers look this good?!! Martha of course! She turns the ordinary kid’s party stand-by streamer into an upscale modern design element fit for adults. These streamers are kicked up a notch with their intricate patterns and shapes, and when used en mass, they look Fabulous! Check out the sources below: Arcade […]

Weekend Party Downloads

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Need a theme for your summer soiree? Then head over to Paper and Cake and download one of these party theme kits. Plan a pool party wheather you have a pool or not. Use the adorable and colorful “Pool Party” theme above and fill up a few baby pools(very inexpensive) and set out lots of […]