Vintage Navy, Turquoise and Gold Wedding Reception!

Little Man Bow-Tie Baby Shower!!!

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Bow-ties and Gingham were the spot-light for this southern-charmed Baby Boy Shower!  The décor provided an array of colors – royal blue, mint, orange and grey.

We hand-made a “It’s A Boy” onesie banner with craft paper, cardboard painted letters, bow-ties and twine. Tissue paper and craft paper rosettes added a decorative touch and the table was set with royal blue gingham material and orange flowers that popped against the white of the milk glass vases.

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What shower is complete without a Mimosa Bar?!? – to include champagne glasses and mason jars adorned with bow-ties of course!

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Favor boxes were made with craft gable boxes from Hobby Lobby, a hand-stamped “Thank You”, bow-ties, twine and mini-clothespins.  Inside were the cutest bow-tie sugar cookies decorated with hues from the shower colors and chevron, Polk-a-dots and stripes accents.  Absolutely adorable!

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Fireworks Galore! 4th of July Celebration by Twice As Nice!

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We’ve always wanted to do a Low County Boil!  And why not celebrate Independence Day with a little seafood fiesta!!!

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The Red, White and Blue (strawberry and blueberry water) was a party favorite!

photo2White hydrangeas and metal buckets with hand-painted stars made the party pop!  The attention to detail with the crafted party pinwheels also add a touch of homemade elegance!

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The long party table was clothed in white and craft paper served as our “newspaper” for the feast!  The blue and white ceramic plates, crab napkins, milk glass vases and netting provided a real “Southern” feel to the dinner party!

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Red velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and blueberries were served for dessert.  And who doesn’t love vintage coke bottles as flower vases?!?

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The decorated bar cart was probably my favorite part of the night!  The sangria with blueberries, strawberries and star-shaped apples was a hit- especially when served in the gorgeous blue mason jars!

Stayed tuned and check out our vintage rentals- you will find the antique bar cart, vintage coke bottles, mason jars, drink dispensers, dinnerware, cupcake stand and milk glass vases all available to help you complete your own dinner party magic!

Twice As Nice Vintage Rentals COMING SOON!

We are so excited to announce that we will be launching a vintage rental aspect to our event planning business in the coming weeks!

 

We have spent the last few years collecting a variety of one of a kind vintage & custom built pieces and are now opening up our inventory to you for your next party!  We look forward to working with you!  Our unique and vintage items will transform engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, baby showers, parties, luncheons, brunches, teas, and corporate events.  What can your imagination do with what we have available? You will be able to browse our inventory on our Facebook Page.

More details to come!

 

-Emily and Erica

Festive Derby Party Pics!!!

Instead of braving the cold and rain this year- my husband and I decided to throw our own Derby Party!!! Check out the pics from the perfect Derby Day indoors!!!5photo

Jockey Wreath to great guests!  There is a booth at Peddlers Mall in Middletown that sells the most adorable Derby wood crafts- like the one above.

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And what would a Derby party be without red roses?!?  The tin cans were purchased at Michaels.  We stenciled the horse on the bottom tin while we used horse ribbon from Dee’s and a little hot glue on the other!

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These are adorable and tasty mini Derby pie cupcakes from Just Call Me Cupcake!

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A Mint Julep Bar for all those cocktail lovers!  I made a special blackberry mint syrup- which the guys loved!!!  These cute Drink cocktail napkins are from TJ Maxx.

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And lastly- there were mint julep gelees, topped with a fresh mint leaf and sugar!  You can find the recipe at Southern Living- http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/mini-appetizers-00417000077908/page15.html

 

3 DAYS UNTIL DERBY- get your last minute Derby Party Items locally!

 

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The countdown to Derby is just 3 days- for those of you last minute party planners- A Taste of Kentucky has everything that you need.  And they are right around the corner!!!

From the perfect Derby party guide- How to Throw a Great Derby Party by Sue Wylie to party balloons and napkins- they have it all. 

They even have an assortment of local bourbon balls and Derby Pies for those of us that may not have time to get in the kitchen before the big day!

A Taste of Kentucky has 3 convenient locations- one in Oxmoor Mall, one downtown in the AEGON Center and a third location at the Village Square in Middletown.

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http://www.atasteofkentucky.com/shop/welcome.php?atokID=6829912679708d3a185fe525331151b6

Pony Up and Try this Derby Julep Recipe!

What would the first Saturday in May be without a delicious Julep in hand?!?

Take our lead and try out this fabulous Julep Bar idea from one of our favorite magazines- Southern Living!  For the ever-popular fave- try the Classic Mint Syrup.  Or for something a little sweeter try the Peach-Basil or Blackberry Syrup!  If you want a fruity kick- check out the Grapefruit-Honey or Pineapple-Lemongrass!!!  Your guest will be ready for the race after a sip of this Kentucky Cocktail!mint-julep-syrups-m

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/derby-julep-50400000120841/