We reused these darling printed menus that my friend Kim had printed on photo paper that show lots of different s'more recipes.
To start with we used lots of different flavored graham crackers and some waffle crackers...yummmmy!
My sister Tiffany used all kinds of flavored marshmallows like blueberry, ice cream cone, caramel, chocolate, strawberry and they were all purchased from Walmart.
My daughter Madeline figured out a way to display these mini chalkboards by using a clothes pins clipped to the bottom edge and laying it on its side...so stinkin cute!
Above the table we hung white paper lanterns and red white and blue paper lanterns
I had forgotten that My daughter and I made these red white and blue decorations for Tiffany a few years ago so when she brought out the box of them we decided to use them as little covers for her chandelier...pretty cute huh?!
Our cute mom munching on yummy s'mores
We couldn't decide how to display these menus but then a lightbulb went off when I found a bunch of empty frames...
First I was hoping they would fit inside the frames but they were too big, then my mom said hey what if we clip them onto the frames! Brilliant idea..Tiff had these huge silver clips and they worked like a charm!
A huge glass apothecary jar held giant marshmallows in the center of the table. A friend of Tiff's made these adorable 4th of July pinwheels that we used on the tables as well.
We used sterno cans that we lit and used to roast the "mallows"
Out on Tiff's new Backyard deck we continued with the red white blue theme and her red Adirondack chairs were perfect!
Using this navy fabric with white stars as a tablecloth we set up a simple lemonade stand area to get the flow of traffic to move outdoors
We used small glass bowls filled with different chocolate options like peppermint patties, peanut butter cups, dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate bars, and of course Nutella!!
It was such a fun get together
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I used brown and white striped napkins, white dishes, gold goblets and denim to create this unique tablescape.
I found these grapevine wreaths at the dollar store and decided to use them as chargers under my white dinner plates.
I decided to use my sliver votive candle holder as petite flower vases for at each placesetting.
I layered two different salad plates on top of the white dinner plates. One of the salad plates is a blue turquoise plate and the other a nice tan colored salad plate. I used my cute denim silverware pockets with a napkin folded into thirds and pulled tight in the center to make a bow.
I didn't have enough of these floral napkins so I used some of the tan and brown striped napkins too for a fun look!
I had a little bit of raffia laying around and decided to use it wrapped around the top of each place setting for an airy texture feeling.
The colors in this napkin tie everything together...brown, turquoise, navy and tan.
Wedding cake with fresh flowers cascading down was perfect! It almost been a year since we had my daughters wedding and I was looking back at all the photos and this cake was just so stunning I decided to repost it.
This was the inspiration cake that my daughter found from Wedding Chicks
My son-in-laws friend... Whitney, made the cake and his cute mom cascaded all the flowers down the side of it. It was so beautiful and soooo delicious! We also had Whitney make 100 cupcakes.
I used lots of my instant cake plates that I made and some cake stands that I bought to display all the cupcakes. All the beautiful peach, pink and coral colored napkins and navy blue plates were from Party Pail..which I think is no long in business but I loved their selection! The gorgeous vintage buffet table is from The Shabby Chic Sisters Rentals all of their furniture and chandeliers just made the wedding reception amazing!
The wedding cake is sitting atop of a galvanized tin serving tray that I found at Walmart that I flipped upside down and slightly bent the handles so it would lay flat and it worked perfectly!! Bonus it was only $7.00!!
This cake was seriously so moist and delicious!. There was none left!
They were hysterical smashing the cake in each others faces and the little kids got such a kick out of them!
Here is the recipe for my Pound Cake Berry Trifle that is so yummy!
Perfect for upcoming Memorial Day festivities and 4th of July.
As you can see there was not much left after our Memorial Day block party last year! We ate more after everyone left hehehe
Soon I will be putting up my Memorial Day decorations. I love this time of year
Here is the recipe
2 pound cakes (from Walmart bakery) cut into small cubes
2 pints strawberries, sliced
2 pints blueberries
1 pint raspberries
For the cream filling:
3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1 package white chocolate instant pudding mix (follow package directions for pudding)
8 oz whipping cream beaten, with sugar and vanilla
Make pudding with 2 cups milk mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set, whip the cream adding 1/4 c sugar and 1 tsp vanilla...add in the 3 tbsp of whipped cream cheese. Fold in the whipping cream.
Arrange some of the cake in the bottom of a 14-cup trifle dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Spread some of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread Top with a layer of strawberries. Layer more cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then add more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture.Continue in this fashion depending on how large your dish is. Finish with the raspberries and blueberries, arranging them in a pretty pattern. Cover and refrigerate at least one 1 hour.
I had my cute friend Shyla make this awesome Coffee Filter Garland for my daughters pink peach navy and gold Bridal Shower and we also used it for the reception too! The colors and fluffiness of it is just the best thing ever!!!!
I think I will call this luncheon tablescape "Doris Day Luncheon" doesn't it just have that feel of an old Doris Day movie. All yellow and sunny...can you picture Cary Grant coming in and sitting down eating some scrumptious things she cooked.
I have had these darling yellow, pink and white polka dot plates for a few years now. I picked them up at Target for cheap!
I love how they look so fun and happy! I used some yellow gingham fabric from my fabric stash and smooshed it around and then set my white vase on it filled with flowers from Walmart. The whole bouquet cost $9.00!! I love fresh flowers on the table. I used some of pretty pink napkin ring holders
I love these gigantic white napkins that I bought at a little shop in downtown Chicago a year or so ago. They are so nice because 1. they look amazing on the table and 2. they cover your lap really well if you spill!
The white vase and the white cups were from Neiman Marcus or as I refer to them as Needless Markup! (I did not buy them mind you) they were given to me as a gift. Love that!! They are Italian dishes called Bella Cucina and I use them all the time. They are so fresh and clean looking. It is funny because the person that gave them to me actually gave me a large ornate platter but that is so not me so I went to exchange it and got the large white vase, 6 cups in a cute silver holder, a little white pot with a lid, and one other thing for the price of one large platter. SCORE!!!
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I am Karin and my hubby and I are empty nesters that never have an empty nest! We have family, friends and acquaintances that come and stay with us often! It is a joy to have them here in our home and I enjoy cooking for them and making them feel special.
There is nothing better than spending time with my hubby and my family laughing, shopping, beaching, cooking as well as my other passion creating new looks for rooms in my house!