Theme Party

lollipop tea and coffee stirrers

One of my favorite ways to sweeten cups of tea and coffee is to serve them with lollipops as “stirrers.” See’s Candy makes awesome “gourmet” lollipops that are perfect for this purpose, but any unfilled lollipop will work. I like to pair the flavors of lollipop to the tea I’m serving… orange and lemon are…

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 2

Here are more images from my Alice in Wonderland theme party! Thanks Dana! There is no other way I’d rather spend my birthday then with my favorite people on the planet. What a great day! Down the rabbit hole… “Welcome to Wonderland” sign by Grace Placzek Me as the Mad Hatter! Drink Me Jill, Heather,…

Teacup Cake

“From the gate to the porch went a wide walk, paved with smooth slabs of dark stone, and bordered with the tall bushes which met overhead, making a green roof. All sorts of neglected flowers and wild weeds grew between their stems, covering the walls of this summer parlor with the prettiest tapestry. A board,…

The Perfect Cheese Plate for a Wine Tasting Party

“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.” ~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin I’m planning a wine and cheese tasting party for later this summer. This is such a fun and easy way to entertain. I’m by no means a cheese expert, but Jeff and I have…

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! I love sharing tea with lovely ladies and boysies 🙂 Building a teacup collection is so much more enjoyable when you can actually use the teacups and share tea with friends! Yesterday I celebrated my 39th birthday with my closest family and friends. Here are some scenes from the celebration.…

coney island hot dogs

Invite your friends and family over for game day or to watch a beach flick, and serve Coney Island Hot Dogs… also known as “Red Hots.” These are such a crowd pleaser and they’re so easy to make! Be prepared to share this recipe with your guests. There are never any leftovers. This can easily…

Party Under The Big Top

“Let me bring lollipops and confetti and silly things and place them at your feet.” ~Barbara Ann Kipfer Time for another theme party! 🙂 This past Saturday my little grandgirl, Maddie May, turned one year old! When we were picking a theme for her party we knew we were going to ‘do it up BIG’…and…

Princess Party

“Why, it’s like a dream. A wonderful dream come true.” ~Cinderella I’m thinking about party themes today. I filled out, addressed, and stamped the invites to my grandbaby Madeline’s birthday party and got them all in the mail yesterday. I can’t believe she’s already going to be one! How time flies.We’re doing her party in…

melted lemon chicken

“Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris. “ ~Thomas Gold Appleton Here’s the recipe for the Melted Lemon Chicken that Jeff and I made for my Paris themed birthday party. So delicious paired with fresh, steamed asparagus spears and baby red potatoes. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (four to five pieces)…

Paris Party Part 2

Here are the rest of the pictures from my Paris themed birthday party with my best friends! We had such a great time. I have the best friends EVER! 🙂 Mantle with mini Eiffel Tower We all went outside after dinner and had wine while I opened my presents on the front porch. My girls …