It’s a Baby Sprinkle!

My sister is expecting her second baby and this past weekend myself, my mom and my sister threw her a baby sprinkle!

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We took the name “sprinkle” literally and decided on a sprinkle themed party.  There is no such thing as too many sprinkles right???  We had sprinkles everywhere and I think my mom is still vacuuming them up…sorry Mom!  My sister doesn’t know if she is having a boy or girl so the rainbow-colored sprinkles were the perfect color combination for a gender neutral party and a nice change from doing the typical (and sometimes boring) yellow everywhere baby shower.

The Décor

We ordered the invitation from zazzle.com and of course it was sprinkle themed.  To display it at the party, we filled a glass container with sprinkles and placed the invitation on the mound of sprinkles (see pic above).  It looked super cute!

For the centerpieces, we used white pitchers as the vase and filled them with yellow tulips (perfect for this time of the year).  We also filled baby bottles with sprinkles and placed them on each table.  It helped carry the sprinkle theme to the tables and my sister can use the bottles once she empties out all of the sprinkles.

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We had the party at my mom’s house and we served a brunch buffet, so for the place settings we just placed simple silverware wrapped in a white napkin and tied with a sprinkle bow at each seat.  And, it is one less thing to carry as you are making your way through the buffet.

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The Food

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Everything was homemade by my mom, sister and myself and it all came out great.  The menu included:

  • Juice, coffee, and Bellini’s (of course not for the mom to be 🙂 )
  • Fruit platter
  • Croissants with apricot butter
  • Mini quiche in 3 varieties – ham and cheddar, sausage and broccoli rabe, and egg whites with spinach and mozzarella
  • Sprinkle donut holes
  • French toast with a choice of blueberry or cinnamon syrup
  • Tomato and mozzarella salad
  • Mixed green salad with a simple olive oil and balsamic dressing
  • Lemon chicken skewers
  • Assorted Italian cookies
  • Sprinkle cake – this came out awesome!  Even though I wanted to bake the cake, we ended up getting it from a bakery.  But, it came out just how I imagined, completely covered in sprinkles.  I will definitely be taking on this cake design at some point and possibly with a funfetti cake!

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate.  Can’t wait to meet niece or nephew #3!

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Spring Flowers

This winter cannot end soon enough.  Why is it still so cold??? And, it is so ugly outside with all of the dirty snow (yes, I still have large piles of that stuff!).

So, I thought we could all use a little bit of pretty to think about.  And, with the first day of Spring upon us, I can’t help but think about spring flowers. I absolutely love flowers, and if I could, I would have fresh flowers in every room of my house.  Here are some pretty bouquets/arrangements to help you start forgetting about winter.

I wouldn’t be opposed to coming home to this spring bouquet…

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Lilacs and Tulips = Spring!

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Pale Yellow…

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Love these arrangements and containers…

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And I got these colorful flowers for my 30th birthday!!!

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One of these days, I really want to take a flower arranging class.  Has anyone taken one??  Hopefully our yard will have some pretty flowers at some point soon!

Cupcake Displays

As I continue to post on my blog, you will start to notice a trend…I absolutely adore cupcakes!  The perfect size treat with so many different flavor combinations…what’s not to love?  A great cupcake display can be the perfect addition to any party.  Whether it is a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, holiday party or any party it can add to the decor and serve as cute favors for guests to take with them 🙂

My mom and bridesmaids surprised me at my bridal shower with this display and, no surprise here, I loved it.  They obviously know I’m obsessed with cupcakes!  And I plan on using this idea at as many parties as possible.

Cupcake Displays - LiveDinePartyHaving a variety of flavors with different decorations makes it even more fun .  All of these cupcakes are homemade by my Mom, which is much cheaper than paying $3-4 per cupcake from a bakery.   If baking from scratch is not for you, using box cupcake mix is always an option.  By adding homemade frosting and fancy decorating it will still have the same look.  And, individually packaging them makes it easy for guests to take it home with them. The cupcake stands were purchased at Home Goods and the plastic containers are from Michaels.

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And, I have to give credit to my sister for the decorations on each box.

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Happy cupcake decorating!