(BPT) – Love the idea of hosting a brunch, but begin to regret it the moment you’re toiling over a pan of bacon grease while your friends are chatting over mimosas? You’re not alone. Whether you’re planning a simple brunch for a small group or an Easter brunch to wow a crowd, these simple tips and ideas are guaranteed to get you out of the kitchen and into the action.
Prepare a game plan. Developing a checklist will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with to-do’s. Once you know how many people will be attending the brunch, start planning the menu, gather recipes and make a grocery list. Take inventory of your cooking supplies, serving dishes and tableware. While cleaning the house, identify what decorations are needed. Continue reading →
I am blown away by the detail in wedding cakes. They are amazing and very unique. I never dreamed that the cake could steal the show at the Wedding Reception. Dream big and come up with your very own unique design for your cake.
We have compiled some very unique cakes for your inspiration that we found on Pinterest:
(BPT) – Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money.
According to TheKnot.com, the average cost for a professional wedding planner is just under $2,000, but many couples don’t have that kind of wiggle room in their budgets. In fact, 74 percent of couples didn’t hire a wedding planner in 2015, the website says. You can still pull off a polished wedding if you borrow a few tactics from a wedding planner’s bag of tricks.
When planning our granddaughter’s first birthday party my daughter-in-law wanted it to be very special. It was their first child and they were very excited to celebrate this milestone.
We had bought an antique high chair at a cute store in Kimmswick, MO before our granddaughter was born. Our son painted the high chair white for this special occasion and it turned out very pretty.
First year of life photo banner
A sign was hung behind the high chair for the party that said “Evelyn Turns One” along with some pretty pink paper flowers on the wall. The tables were covered in dark and light pink table covers. On the gift table there was a strand of photos of Evelyn from birth to 1 Year Old. Pretty pink balloons were put on the tables. Continue reading →
Chances are, you’ll purchase more flowers for your wedding than for any other occasion in your life.
Among other factors, the choice of your wedding bouquet depends a great deal on the style of your gown. Season is another important consideration. Like many brides, you may decide to choose your bouquet based upon the time of year. Bouquets come in these principal types:
Cascade: The cascade is the most traditional and formal style of bridal bouquet. It’s a waterfall-like “spill” of blooms and greenery which is anchored in a hand-held base. As the name implies, it resembles a cascade or waterfall with the flowers flowing downward. Traditional wedding flowers used in the cascade bouquet are white and include roses, stephanotis, white or calla lilies, and mingled with greenery. The bouquet has the appearance of being loose and free flowing.
St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning that perfect party. This year St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday. Put your “green” on and have a great time. Here is what you will need: