Wedding Season Is Not Over Yet

Yes, September is finally here but it’s not fall yet and most of my entourage is in wedding planning mode. Since I have been helping my friends for their special day with an amazing site: http://www.theknot.com …the wedding season is definitely not over yet. These stunning unexpected reception idea will give the wow factor to your guest. Check out the link below for more images.

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From the album: An Outdoor Album in Austin, TX

 

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From the album: A Destination Wedding in Vanua Levu, Fiji

Ps: I went to 6 Weddings this year. đŸ™‚

Link: http://blog.theknot.com/2013/10/09/16-unexpected-reception-seating-ideas/

xoxox,

Janice

 

Strawberry Christmas Tree!

This strawberry Christmas tree is a must for your family & friends soirées or gathering during the holiday. Plus it so easy to make.

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You can use a styrofoam tree or papiermache about 13″ tall. No need to buy one any bigger because the strawberries increase the size considerably. (You actually might want to buy one a bit smaller when you read the rest of this tutorial). Buy an 8″ cardboard cake round for stability and a doily for disguise. 3*one pound cartons of strawberries (ones with smaller berries)at the grocery store. 2 packages of semi sweet chocolate chips.

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Cover the tree with waxed paper. Tuck in the ends and tape to secure it to the cone. Use melted chocolate ( you can microwaved it or melt in a pan on the stove) to stick the tree to the base. Cut a hole in the doily and slip it over the tree.

 Separate the strawberries by size and remove the greenery. Dip the large ends of the biggest berries in the chocolate and place them on the bottom of the tree. Add the next layers with the medium sized berries, saving the small ones for the top.
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Then scooped the melted chocolate into a small plastic bag, snipped the tiniest hole in one corner, piped a few stars on a piece of waxed paper and popped them in the fridge until they hardened. Using a bit more melted chocolate, you can add a couple of stars onto the top of the tree. Inspired by can’t stop making things.
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Et voila!!! Now tell me if this isn’t elegant. It sure beats the baby carrots and onion dip you usually bring to these soirĂ©es.

Enjoy!

xo,

Janice

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is almost upon us. Although it’s all about tricks or treats, here are a few kids Halloween party ideas you can do at home while giving the treats away. Images via Pinterest.

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Happy Halloween!

xo,

Janice

Fun Ideas For a 2013 Oscar Party

The 85th Academy Awards will take place in Los Angeles this Sunday February 24th.  You don’t have to be in Hollywood to throw a rockin’ Oscar Party! I have some ideas for you. You can dress up as your favorite character from “Silver Linings Playbook,” serve German beer in honor of “Django Unchained,” or cook some movie-inspired food creations from “The Life of Pi” all in honor of the Academy Awards. Kristina Behr has some tips. Steal these winning ideas for your Oscar party.

Oscar Party Ideas images from Pinterest and at foodnetwork.com.
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Are you having an Oscar party ? If so, please share your ideas and comments below.
xoxo,
Janice