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 […]

Working On A Sip-n-"Sea"

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I’m working on a Sip-n-See for this Sunday and the theme is nautical to reflect the baby’s nursery. Here are the invitations that were easy to put together using double-sided paper, some ribbon and wood anchor craft shapes, and fish confetti made from a craft punch.  Stay tuned for full recap next week!

Outdoor Party Decor Week

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There’s a party happening over at Celebrations.com and you’re invited!  This week they are highlighting some of their contributors who have shared ideas for outdoor entertaining. I’m excited and honored to have been asked to contribute some ideas for their site, and each day this week they will featured a different contributor and link to their articles. Visit the links below […]

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 […]

Stars & Stripes Forever – Patriotic Party Ideas

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 This weekend is the unofficial start to summer!! I decided to put together this outdoor party setting for any Memorial Day parties or 4th of July. And, of course, it is done on a budget! (see our slide show featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch here)  I spent about $7 at Michaels on paper, twine, a decorative […]