Archives for September 2011

A Romantic Red, Pink and Black Bridal Shower

I was thrilled to co-host a bridal shower for my soon to be sister in law!  I incorporated pink, red and black for a romantic but fun atmosphere. I made a centerpiece out of branches and hung different types of crystals and ribbons on it.  We incorporated candles and crystals throughout the decor for a romantic ambiance.

I made a banner for the bride to be to sit in front of while she opened all of her gifts

We served pink chocolate covered strawberries, cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and tasty pasta salad.

We also had the MOST delicious red velvet cupcakes that everyone loved!!!

I loved the mimosa bar that I had seen from The Party Dress and this was the perfect occasion to make one.  I used pineapple, cranberry raspberry and orange flavors for the guests to choose from for the mimosas.

Another idea that I had remembered from The Party Dress was a He Said, She Said game.  I asked both the bride and groom a variety of questions and then picked some of them for the game card.  The guests all had fun choosing who they thought said the quote.  This was a fun way for the guests to get a look at their thoughts about their upcoming marriage!

We asked the guests to bring a date night themed gift and the bride to be received a variety of fun ideas.  I was so excited when I came across this free printable for a Can ‘O Dates from The Dating Divas. I filled the can with date ideas from their site and also added a lot of my own ideas.

This was another great theme basket filled with items for an Asian style dinner.

As favors for the guests, I made daffodil bulbs wrapped in burlap.  You can find the easy tutorial for this that I shared here.

It was wonderful to share this celebration with my very soon to be sister in law!!!

Caramel Filled Apples

I ALWAYS love great food presentation.  Here is a cute and easy idea that would be great for a fall celebration.

Try these caramel filled apples for a tasty and fun treat!

You can find this tutorial from Lilyshop here.

Acorns, Acorns, Acorns

One easy decoration that can be used in a variety of ways in the fall are acorns.  Here are some great ideas for what to do with acorns.
Acorn Pumpkin Halloween Decorations
Have fun with the kids and make these acorn pumpkins from Family Fun.  I’ve made these with my kids and they loved this easy fun fall craft!

Make fall centerpieces like this one from Make and Takes.

Acorn Ornament Tree Centerpiece
Here is another great centerpiece from Better Homes and Gardens using tree branches and painted acorns.

This beautiful Acorn Cap Ornament would be a great Christmas decoration or it would be beautiful to use at a fall wedding.  You can find the tutorial for this at Sweet Something Designs.

These tasty acorns are made from doughnut holes from Gracious Rain.

Another easy acorn treat are these chocolate acorns made from Hershey Kisses and Mini Nilla Wafers found via Design Dazzle.
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