Posts Tagged ‘entertaining’
The weather here in Western Pennsylvania can get be pretty sketchy in the month of April. Since it appears that we are finally in the clear for a good stretch of warm spring weather, we finally uncovered all our deck furniture yesterday. We gave the deck railing and wood floor a good cleaning and we are happy to be able to start using our outdoor living space this spring and summer!
Typically, when I host a lunch or dinner party outdoors, I love to use fresh flowers on the table or a potted flowering plant. However, when done right, sometimes it’s ok to use faux plant decor. The benefits are you don’t have to be concerned with your flowers wilting from the hot sun or flying insects wanting to perch on your flowering plant buds, and no need for water…you don’t have the hassle of caring for a live plant. However, I just had to add a touch of fresh blooms from my flowering plant – it added a bright and vibrant pop of color!
Inspired by my new faux boxwood topiaries from Home Goods, I decided to add a lush of green to the already greenery outdoors by pairing the topiaries with my boxwood leaves placemats. To add to this casual outdoor dining tablescape, I used my gray, vintage designed disposable plastic round plates (purchased from Marshalls), silver plastic flatware set, and my clear acrylic wine glasses and tumblers – all of which are perfect and ideal for outdoor entertaining. When all these decor elements and tableware essentials were grouped together, it gave a cozy and welcoming look!
I love how the design of the acrylic glassware looks like real glass!
What drew me to purchase these faux topiaries were the two-tone painted pot. The modern mix of light gray and gold is totally my style!
Our deck sits up high from the ground and we are surrounded by tall mature trees, which makes us feel like our deck is a tree house. I really like how the greenery continues to flow onto the outdoor dining table!
This tablescape was so easy to put together for easy-breezy spring entertaining…effortlessly chic! Happy Spring!!
-Photos + Tablescape by Rose Angel Lopez
Indulge mom or the special woman in your life this mother’s day with an exceptional dessert!
Who doesn’t love flowers, right? I’ve rounded up a beautiful collection of 10 delectable desserts that are infused with a subtle floral flavor and others that highlight the spring season with its exquisite floral decorations! Celebrate the day and try out any of these recipes that your mom will appreciate.
via Candy Company
Edible flowers? YES! Surprise mom and bring her some edible springtime flowers by arranging them in a lovely bouquet.
via hapa nom nom
These rose-shaped desserts have all the ingredients that not only make them pretty but tasty as well!
via Sugar and Charm
Cupcakes to pretty to eat! Bring some springtime to the party by turning ordinary cupcakes into gorgeous hydrangeas with easy frosted decorating tips.
A celebration with champagne is always a good idea and it doesn’t get any better when you add it in your dessert! Presenting this cake in a champagne glass adds a touch of elegance!
Oh, how I love the subtle perfumed flavor of lavender. I imagine this cake will have your taste buds delighted as you feel you are transported to the English countryside!
via Le Petit Eats
A few drops of rose water turns any dessert into a delicacy. I love how simple and sweet these pale blush rose-shaped meringues look!
via Preppy Kitchen
Now, who doesn’t love peonies?! Especially when it’s a large bloom decorated on a classic vanilla cake! This individual-sized cake is perfect to package in a box, tied with a bow.
Oh, the combination of flavors in these macarons have me craving to try this recipe right away! Add these onto a beautiful tray to gift to your mom and add decorate by sprinkling a few rose petals and if you can get your hands on an orange blossom flower to place in the center – you have made a beautiful presentation!
via Somewhat Simple
Does your mom love to garden? Well these sugar cookie flower pots will surely bring a smile to her face! Get creative by packaging these cuties in a picket fence planter box.
via The Gunny Sack
Perfect for spring…another fun recipe and easy DIY are these adorable and fun flower pot cookies with bright pops of color!
Photo credit: Stylish Petite
I bet I’m not the only one that has noticed the pineapple motif trending in all of our favorite stores! Are you a fan? When it comes to home decor, you won’t find me adding pineapple accessories everywhere. I will however, approve of adding a scented candle housed in a pineapple jar, a gold pineapple with a lid to place on top of your bar cart, or even a cute pineapple kitchen accessory.
Pineapples are not only found in home decor but partyware as well. From summer themed parties to destination weddings, pineapples are taking center stage on styled tablescapes. With the warmer summer months just around the corner, it will be the perfect time to entertain and host your tropical summer party outdoors! Just a word of caution when planning a themed party, let your theme shine through the details…remember, “less is more”.
To help with your entertaining ideas, I’ve sourced some party items to help plan your party.
For the Kiddos…
For the Adults…
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year? If you need a few ideas, we’ve got you covered today with these elegant tea party ideas!
Mother’s Day is all about showing mom just how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you. Therefore, what’s more perfect than showering her with an afternoon of delicate pastries paired with her favorite teas? Plus, a tea party is the perfect opportunity to put on those sun dresses you’ve been saving for the spring!
To help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day celebration, FTD curated the best tea party ideas around. They created these mood boards featuring ideas for unique centerpieces, creative finger foods and drinks to serve, as well as elegant tablescape ideas to impress mom!
Check out the ideas below to get started on planning the ultimate treat for mom this Mother’s Day!
Top right Photo by: Kristyn Hogan , Florals & Styling: Cedarwood Weddings | Middle left Photo by: Tiny Tots Toy Hire | Middle right Photo by: Pinwheel Collective | Bottom left Photo by: Claire Macintyre Photography |Bottom right Photo by: Ken Kienow Photography
Nothing says fall than comfort foods filled with our favorite ingredients like apples and pumpkin or spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Combine those together and you can enjoy one delicious plate of hot, fluffy pancakes. I’ve rounded up 4 mouth-watering, fall-inspired pancake recipes that will have you wanting to whip up a batter to try!
recipe by Cooking Classy
All the seasonal spices are packed in these pancakes – which will make for a savory stack of pancakes!
recipe by Averie Cooks
Apple pie or apple pancakes…you be the judge. Either way, it’s a scrumptious classic taste to enjoy during this season.
recipe by Julia’s Album
There’s a whole bunch of yummy goodness on this plate!
recipe by Recipe Diaries
Apple sauce with a hint of spice…delightful fall flavors!