TOP TIPS & RECIPES TO HOST THE BEST DERBY VIEWING PARTY

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

I’m going to just be bold here and declare this to be the best list of ideas for hosting a fantastic Kentucky Derby party. That’s right, you can add an embellishment here, or a banner there, but if you include the ideas shared here you’ll cover all the important bases for a derby viewing party […]

SHABBY CHIC GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS

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Happy Monday everyone! Today I have the second graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings, and it’s completely different from the modern-classic design here. This time I used the painted year gold foil announcement with kraft paper accents, and was inspired to create a shabby chic party with boxed lunches and a few vintage-y […]

BEER-CHEESE SPREAD

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Last weekend our neighborhood ended up having a last minute surprise birthday party for one of our gals. We got the group text on Friday night and by Saturday night we had an all-out German themed party.  Our friend is originally from Germany so the plan was for everyone to bring a “German” dish to […]

VINTAGE STYLE BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS

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If you love the charm and character of vintage inspired design then I have some party ideas for you! I designed this vintage style bridal shower last year for Celebrations, and with seasonal changes and holidays the way they are, I’m just now getting the chance to share it here. I know that the vintage […]

DIY :: DRESSED UP LAMP SHADE FRAMES

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I hope you all had a good weekend. This week, behind the scenes, I’m working on another graduation shoot for Pear Tree Greetings and I’m excited to see it come together. It will be a completely different look from the modern-classic graduation party I did, so stay tuned! Today I want to give you a […]

GREEK-STYLE COUSCOUS RECIPE

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We have a neighborhood block party coming up in May and I’m trying to decide what dish to bring to the mix. At these things there’s’ s always plenty of pasta and/or potato salads available so I like to bring something a little different to the table. Maybe something with a little international flavor like […]

MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CHEESE TERRINE RECIPE

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Last Friday night I hosted our neighborhood ladies night and made this layered cheese terrine to serve. This is one of my go-to appetizers which I think I first found on All Recipes(?) about 15 years ago, and made a copy of it to include in my recipe binder. Back when I was a young […]