Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Biscuits for Easter Brunch

How cute and yummy do these Bunny Biscuits look?  Check out the recipe here.  These would be perfect for an Easter brunch or tea party.  Serve with Mimosas for brunch and a pretty flower center piece.
 Centerpiece Reference: Martha Stewart

Monday, March 29, 2010

Last Minute Easter Tablescape Ideas

Here are a few ideas for last minute Easter tablescapes from Southern Living.  Also, feel free to check out my version of a Spring Tablescape I posted a couple of months ago.  Use tons of fresh Sping flowers on the table.  Fresh flowers make tables look bright and beautiful.  You can't go wrong!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Party Inspiration: Polka Dots

(Sigh)...I know, I already posted about polka dots a few days ago but I couldn't resist.  So, let's say this is a follow up post with more polka dot inspirations.  You can never have too many...of both.  I found the below party on Project Wedding.
If you haven't noticed I love this website.  I visit it a lot for inspirations.  There are great DIY tips and projects that can be used not only for weddings but any and every party.  Check it out!  I love the cookies on sticks.  So cute and budget friendly!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh, So Many Ways....

to decorate Easter eggs!  And so much fun.  It was my favorite Easter tradition when I was a kid.  Below are lots of different examples.  Since I'm in the graphic design/advertising field I love the more designed ones.  I really like the picture of the three colored dots.  Reminds me of Pantone colors and the design with the letters which of course reminds me of fonts and copywriting.  Can ya tell I'm writing this while I'm at work:)  The egg is the perfect blank canvas to create pretty much anything and any design you want.  Enjoy!
Reference: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Garland Ideas

Don't you just love Spring decorations?  Here are some Spring garland ideas from EtsyMy favorite are the colorful tissue pom poms.  Garland can be used in so many different ways.  Not only hanging on a mantle but strings of garland can hang from ceilings.  This adds color and texture to ceilings.  It can also be used as a colorful and textured background for a candy buffet or food table.  Endless possibilities.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Color Inspiration: Citrus Orange and Green

Happy Friday!  Here is a little color inspiration to brighten up your day.  Depending on use, orange and green can either be playful or very elegant and is used a lot for summer weddings.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Polka Dot Inspirations

Oh, polka dots!  How could ya not love them?  And using polka dots is one of the easiest party themes to incorporate.  You can do so much.
 References: Martha Stewart, Etsy, Polka dot design

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chalkboard Inspirations

Here are a few very cute Chalkboard inspirations.  My favorite is the plate charger.  It can double as a table place card.  I also like the napkin ring with the wood border around the chalkboard.  Would be perfect for a Back to School or School house themed party.  You can find lots of chalkboard items at Etsy seller Playing Grown Up.  Check out the Etsy page.  Great stuff.  Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's!  Have a very green day:)

Reference: Project Wedding

Friday, March 12, 2010

Color Inspiration: Pink and Green

Happy Friday!  Here's a Spring Color inspiration board of Pink and Green.  It's finally starting to feel like Spring here in Chicago.  Pink and Green together is so bright and cheerful and can be used for tons of parties.  From bridal showers to first birthdays.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

At the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Saint Patrick's Day is such a fun Holiday....especially here in Chicago.  There are huge celebrations here.  It's that time of year when the weather is starting to be beautiful, outdoor seating at restaurants is a must and beer gardens are in full swing....ahhh, fun.  It's the gold at the end of the rainbow!  Here are some really cute Saint Patrick's Day cupcakes.  Serve em' up with green beer at your Patty's day party!
Reference:  Family Fun

Thursday, March 4, 2010

UP, UP and Away

I've noticed tons of postings recently referring to the Oscar nominated movie UP.  As I was searching for something to post today I found these really cute and easy to make UP cupcakes.  These would be great for an UP themed kid's birthday party.  Or, how about an Oscar night cocktail and dessert party?  Create different desserts that pertain to all of the Oscar nominated movies and set them out on an Oscar themed dessert table.  So cute!
 Reference: Family Fun

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Last Minute Oscar Party

Cute ideas for a last minute Oscar Party from Rachel Ray
Love the red and gold and the napkins made to look like winner envelopes.

Envelope, Please 
1. Transform paper napkins into award-winning envelopes by drawing two diagonal lines and attaching a gold seal.  
Walk This Way 
2. Run a red tablecloth or wrapping paper across the table and sprinkle gold-star confetti to create a mini red carpet.  
Winners' Circle 
3. Distribute Oscar ballots and give prizes to guests who predict the most winners.