Party Favors :: Chocolate Wedding/ Bridal Shower Favors


I know I may seem a little obsessed with the mini version of wedding cakes (see prior post on mini wedding cake candles), but Godiva's delectable little version is noteworthy.  The "Couture Favors" come individually wrapped in an ivory box.  The mini cakes will appeal to both milk and dark chocolate lovers alike - they are made of milk chocolate … [Read more...]

DIY :: Cupcake Stand Flower Pot {Easter Centerpiece}

Cupcake Stand Flower Pot Centerpiece |

I have a metal wire cupcake stand that sits unused for many months of the year.  I have considered getting rid of it several times, but I'm always happy to have it when I serve cupcakes.  I love the idea of repurposing the stand for other uses, such as a spring centerpiece for Easter.  Use mini flower pots in place of cupcakes and fill the pots … [Read more...]

DIY :: Potted Plant Centerpiece


Use pretty potted flowers for a centerpiece – either one large pot or several smaller pots with different flowers and/or herbs.  A potted plant works especially well for a party in the garden or any outdoor event, and will last longer than fresh-cut flowers.  Tie ribbons around the pot for added interest.  For a shower or birthday party, place a … [Read more...]

DIY :: Simple Bridal Shower Centerpiece (Mini Wedding Cake Candles)


'Tis the season for wedding festivities.  If you are hosting a bridal shower or a bachelorette party and looking for some decorating ideas, here's a simple, festive and inexpensive idea for you.  Mini wedding cake candles look great when displayed in numbers.  Use a rectangular glass block or candle holder, line up the candles and you have yourself … [Read more...]

Friday Find :: Individual Pie Tins


How cute are these little mini pies?  Buy an individual pie pan - similar to a muffin tin - complete with a double-sided cutter to make perfect little decorative top crusts with decorative cutout designs.  These mini pies would make a great party favor for a rustic/country bridal or baby shower.  Mini Cup Pie Set available at Williams-Sonoma … [Read more...]

Menu :: Make-ahead Spring Brunch


Check out my April 2010 column on The Family Groove for a make-ahead spring brunch menu. … [Read more...]