DIY Ruffle Fondant Hearts

By Tessa Huff of Style Sweet
I am always looking for new ways to dress up ordinary treats for events and special occasions, and these ruffle heart toppers take regular cupcakes to new heights.  They are the perfect mix of feminine and fun.  Use the toppers to turn your homemade or store-bought cupcakes into works of art for a festive birthday, bridal shower, or even a wedding!
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Wedding Trends: Pastels, From Lavender to Creme and Sweet Mint Green

Soft shades of ivory, lavender (radiant orchid’s subtle sister) and sweet, sweet mint green are capturing everyone’s heart this season. Creamy ivory is a welcome alternative to stark white and it pairs perfectly with the pastel shades that we have seen in runway, street fashion, interior design and fun spring themed DIY projects for the family.

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Summer Hand Fan Favors

Urban Baby bunting and pretty thaumatrope giant confetti used to make simple summer hand fans Outdoor events and warm weather bring the perfect reason to break out fan favors (here in the sweltering south, we’ve perfected the art of fanning up our own breezes!) I’ve assembled a simple hand fan using re-purposed minted confetti and circular bunting. Try them as wedding favors to pull in a colorful pattern, a sweet quote or even a personalized initial. These can be easily assembled in no time flat, but look like you ordered a completely custom fan set.

Minted giant confetti to make a simple hand fan

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Design to Dish: Italian Cream Sodas

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

raspberry italian cream soda

I’m completely charmed by the Southern tradition of throwing a Sip & See after a new baby is born! I love the idea of inviting friends and family over for a little get-together to meet the new baby, eat delicious snacks, and drink fizzy drinks–so many of my favorite things rolled into one fun party.

If you’re going to throw a Sip & See, you’ll need to serve a fun beverage. I absolutely love Italian Cream Sodas. They’re delicious and pretty, appropriate for all ages, and you can set them up as a create-your-own-soda bar, which everyone loves. Set out some pretty glasses, some cute paper straws, and some tasty flavored drink syrups, and you’re all set!

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Bohemian Beach Dinner

bohemian beach dinner Last October, I threw a Bohemian beach dinner to kick off a seaside bachelorette weekend. The vibe was easy, the colors were bright and the setting was spectacular. Check out the post for more details on how it came together, along with some tips for hosting your own barefoot soiree. Bohemian Beach Dinner

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Design to Dish: An Easter Egg Hunt

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

carrot cake easter egg hunt inspiration

It seems like the weather just warmed up, and Easter is already right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a classic Easter Egg Hunt! Playing outside in the warm sunshine with flowers blooming all around; eating sweet Spring treats; beautiful, nature-inspired decor, and fun crafts–it all sounds so dreamy!

A classic carrot cake is the perfect dessert for an Easter get-together. This carrot cake recipe is my very favorite: two moist layers filled with fresh carrots and crushed pineapple, smothered with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. Oh my! I’m like a kid at an Easter egg hunt just thinking about it!

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10 Great Ring Boxes for All Styles

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Modern Ring Box

One picture that is guaranteed to be on your photographers camera on the your wedding day is the ring shot. So besides having a beautiful place to keep your rings safe, it’s also a great idea to have something gorgeous for them to be shot in. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorites that are sure to please brides of all styles from rustic to glam to modern to simple.

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An Easter Fete

by Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus
Minted Easter Party

Minted Easter Party

For Easter this year, I traded in the typical bright pastels for something a little more subdued and natural. More neutral for my boys and more organic for me. Minted’s Wooded Bloom dream party suite by By That Girl Press fit the bill perfectly. My color scheme was earthy neutrals, mint green and a pop of yellow for Spring!

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Design to Dish: Peach & Seafoam Spring Wedding

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

I love weddings! As a teenager, I loved looking through bridal magazines, and by the time I got married, had quite the collection of wedding-related glossies stashed in my room. While every season has uniquely beautiful wedding details, Spring seems almost tailor-made for weddings. The blooming flowers, warming weather, fresh flavors, and soft colors of Spring make for a lush, romantic celebration.

To go with the sweet, peachy-pink color of this Peach & Seafoam Spring Wedding inspiration board, try these scrumptious Glazed Grapefruit Mini Cakes. They’re the perfect mix of sweet and tart, and their dainty size and pale pink glaze make them both delicious and elegant.

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