Party Panache, Yummy Mummy Asparagus & Bacon Braid

  With Halloween on the horizon, I had some fun with this Yummy Mummy Stuffed Braid         But keep in mind, this is not just for Halloween!         Dress it with greens to suit any occasion… add edible flowers for a spring party or shower, rosemary or holly sprigs … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tropical Summer Fruit Spears

  One of the best parts of summer is all the luscious fresh fruit and vegetables   Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream     Today’s Tropical Summer Fruit Spears are more of an idea than a recipe         These mini fruit skewers are not only party pretty, they are perfect to have … Continue reading

Party Panache, Kid Friendly Charcuterie Buffet

  My family was arriving at dinner time last Thursday for the holiday weekend, which makes dinner itself tricky… No one wants to sit down and eat right when they get here The littles are excited and want to run around, The adults want to unpack, get settled and have a cocktail In the past … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cactus Cantina

    In keeping with my crazy for cactus phase it was great fun to entertain some friends with a casual patio party           The patio turned into a Cactus Cantina!         It featured a watermelon flowering cactus         Cactus tidbit plates were ready for … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fishy Fajita Buffet

As Labor Day approaches, the end of summer is not far away and I think we all anxiously await fall fun We actually have about 8 months of nice warm weather in the South, and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, aren’t you ready for pumpkins, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, An “Un Royal Tea”

    In honor of the royal wedding, won’t you join me for a spot of a tea?         This  “un royal” setting is for just you and me!         Silver teapots shine on a tray with bouquets         Plenty of tea things and flowers to … Continue reading

Holidays, Mother’s Day Brunch

  Will you be celebrating Mother’s Day next Sunday?       Mine will be quiet, with just HH We are so lucky that our children live near by, we get to see them all the time They all will be busy with end of the school year parties and activities next weekend, so we … Continue reading

Party Panache, Donut Party

  When I made a Donut Cake a few weeks ago, I had no idea CC was having a donut themed birthday party!       “hey mom,  I ordered some lollipops, like the ones in this picture, for party favors, any ideas how I can display them?” asked DD “I could always do this … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Elephants and Painted Jars

Do not be fearless if you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, please stay safe!  We are watching closely, feeling very lucky to not be in the path this time.   Thank you all for your concern and kind comments.  Prayers to all… Football season kicked off last weekend  🏈   🐘   ❤️     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Candle Party Plates

    Let’s have some party fun today and paint some festive candles   🎂     You don’t have to be an artist to paint these funky candles, all you need is a rough sketch to plan the colors and design     Some paint,* and several brushes * if you aren’t painting on glass, … Continue reading

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