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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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!


Seasonal Soirees: Strawberry

By Melissa of Lulu the Baker

seasonal soirees strawberry

Spring is here! Hooray, hooray! The color and sunshine of Spring are a most welcome change from the cold grey of winter. Flowers are blooming, the world is turning green, life is sprouting up through cracks in the pavement and pushing its way through the last vestiges of frost and snow. Soon enough, it will be time once again to take to backyards and parks and gardens to celebrate occasions big and small.
Nothing is quite as sweet in Springtime as fresh, ruby-colored Strawberries! These Strawberry Cheesecake Wonton Bites are effortlessly elegant and additively delicious. They’d look lovely on a Spring wedding dessert table or at a bridal shower brunch.

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Cozy Cabin Dinner

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

minted cabin dinner, big sur by annie clark and ombre by linda and harriett Early this winter, I styled a little grilled cheese dinner at a cabin in the foothills of North Georgia. Inspired by natural shades found in ice and rough wood, the gathering included ingredients for diy toasted treats and warm drinks by a blazing fire.  Check it out for details on how it came together.


diy fresh greenery garland

By Melanie of You Are My Fav

I recently threw a baby shower and knew that I wanted a fresh, green garland to serve as a centerpiece for the rest of the party. When a local florist game me a quote of $300 to make one, I instead headed to Whole Foods and bought $35 worth of supplies. Although I’ve never attempted anything like this, I was happy with the result and even happier with how simple it was to make.


cotton candy cloud cake topper

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

When my friend’s five-year-old daughter requested a weather theme for her birthday party, I jumped at the chance to help throw it. Clouds became the main motif and my friend had the genius idea of using cotton candy to make a fluffy cake topper. It takes two supplies and about one minute to complete this tasty diy.


Artful and Sweet Gallery Wedding

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

paper runner covered lamp shades This past summer, I styled a wedding in a beautiful historic spot-turned-art gallery. The inspiration and theme were drawn from art-inspired media and surfaces: Ink, marbled paper, and watercolor washes. Check it out for all the details, along with a handful of tips on how it came together.


How to Tie the Perfect Bow

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor

Since the launch of our new wrap and ribbon this year, we’ve been doing quite a bit of gift wrapping around here. In that spirit, I thought I’d share one of my favorite tips for making presents picture perfect. Let’s learn how to tie the perfect bow!

Read the full instructions after the jump!