AMAZING Wooden Cake Toppers—add that Southern Flair to your cake!!!

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These are the most creative and chic cake toppers ever!  The wood grain element adds a bit of southern flair like no other!!!

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this pic—a Marquee Initial that really lights up!  This will definitely add a wow factor to your next party but still has a classy touch.

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And I love the cursive Mr. and Mrs.  Grain and Co. is my new favorite “go to” for cake toppers!  Check out their website- they have such cute wood elements that are must for a party!!!

http://grainandco.com.au/

Bourbon & Cigars Themed 40th Birthday Party

With a bourbon tasting and cigar bar, this birthday party was a wonderful way to celebrate a gentleman turning 40!  With the birthday boy’s love of great bourbon, cigars and golf – we were able to execute details such as the wheat grass arrangements adorned with golf balls, tasting glasses tied with twine and decorative tags, and an adorable sign from Etsy that read “Eat, Drink & Smoke Cigars”.  To keep with the masculine feel of the party, we included rustic elements that added texture and depth to the cake table – a vintage fan and books, wooden boxes, and amber glassware.

 

 


The countdown to Halloween begins! Free printables for your fall party!!!

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TomKat Studios has the most adorable and free Halloween printables to make your celebration extra special!

From the treat cone for the kiddos to the striped paper and tags for the soda bottles, you are bound to be the hostess with the mostess with these templates.

Instructions and more ideas are located at http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/halloweenfavorideashgtv/
 

 

Gorgeous Backdrops can COMPLETE a Party!

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I came across this fabulous backdrop by Style Me Gorgeous and couldn’t help but fall in LOVE!  I am always trying to figure out what to do with the white space behind a dessert table!  This is so unique and adds an element of detail unlike any other.

 

Head over to Style Me Gorgeous’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stylemegorgeousdesign for more backdrop design ideas!!!!

 

 

 

 

Labor Day Picnic!!!

What better way to say farewell to summer than a fun picnic?!? Get your basket ready and celebrate Labor Day with a festive lunch!

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Mobile meals require little planning and can be as simple or as elegant as you’d like. For outdoor dining in a dash, choose cold deli chicken, crusty bread, fresh fruit and a wedge of cheese.

Check out Spoonful.com-  http://spoonful.com/recipes/20-desserts-in-a-jar for a ton of different desserts in a jar-these are perfect for a picnic!

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Happy Labor Day!

-Emily and Erica

Time to Tailgate!!!

Fall means football, friends, and food! Tailgating food, that is. Kick up your event with tailgate recipes that are easy and delicious and that travel well, too. You’ll have the most popular spread around!

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Fried Shrimp Po’boys with Citrus Rémoulade
 Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Peanut oil, for frying
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. ½ cup plain yellow cornmeal
  4. 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  5. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  6. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  8. ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  9. ½ cup buttermilk
  10. 1 pound (21/25-count) large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  11. 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces
  12. Citrus Rémoulade (recipe follows)
  13. 1 (5-ounce) bag fresh baby arugula
  14. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches; heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels; set a cooling rack over pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and next 6 ingredients. In a small bowl, add buttermilk.
  3. Working in batches, dredge shrimp in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip into buttermilk, then dredge in flour mixture to coat. Fry in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are golden brown. Drain on prepared rack. Repeat procedure with remaining shrimp.
  4. To assemble po’boys, cut French bread pieces lengthwise, cutting to but not through one long side of bread. Top with desired amount of Citrus Rémoulade, arugula, shrimp, and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Check out the details and more recipe for your tailgate party at: http://www.celebratemag.com/touchdown-tailgate/

 

Vintage Glassware – The New Trend for Weddings!!!

Vintage colored glassware can add a beautiful touch of color and elegance to any table-scape. The look is popping up everywhere and Twice As Nice vintage rentals can help make your wedding stand out from the rest!

 

  

Sources:

http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/496094/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/75869/

http://www.ecoandelsie.com/2012/03/wedding-full-of-personal-unique-and-eco.html

http://www.loveandlavender.com/2011/05/amanda-and-stevens-wedding/

http://blog.elumdesigns.com/tag/vintage/