Category : Tablescapes

Graduation Dessert Table Ideas-Chevron Wall Canvas
Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Spring, Tablescapes
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Graduation Dessert Table Ideas

Do you need Graduation Dessert Table Ideas for your Graduate?  Start with a painted Chevron Wall Canvas with large Gerber Daisies in bright colors as the backdrop for your table.  The bright colors in the canvas was the inspiration for the entire reception.   To watch a live presentation on Daytime Blue Ridge go to http://serveitupsassy.com/category/multi-media/tv-segments/   For Step by Step instruction on how to create the Chevron Wall Canvas and more keep reading.  Recipe Development, Food Styling, Photography and Article by Liz Bushong

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Graduation Party Ideas
Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Tablescapes
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Graduation Party Ideas

Here are several Graduation Party Ideas for your Graduate.  These ideas feature neon themed Gerber daisies,  easy pick up foods and a brightly decorated table. This Graduation Party reception  features a cake that is spot on with baked themed in color,  cake balls inside the cake triple lemonade and candy graduation caps.

It was just a few years ago on a bright sunny morning, you held the hand of your six -year old  as a big yellow school bus pulled up in front of your mailbox.  It was time to board the bus for their first day of school.   Your little darling could hardly reach the first step on the bus but with a gentle nudge from you, the climb to board was easy.  As you held back the tears, the excitement and joy in your child’s eyes melted your heart, and a new page in this chapter of life had just been turned.   As the pages of time turned year after year it is now 2015 and graduation day is on the horizon.  Everything you need for a simple reception is right here!  

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Rain Boots, Chocolate Mousse, Color
News & Publications, Spring, Tablescapes
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Color Splash! VIP SEEN Magazine

Color Splash your entertaining table with sunny bright colors of spring.  Splashes of Color set the stage for a simple garden party!  Polka-dots and clay pots to bring life the bright colors of this spring composition.  The color-rich palate includes hot pink, purple, yellow, terracotta, lime and tangerine!  I created this tablescape for a garden party, which was in my backyard.   The party was for a small group of girl friends, actually it was an afternoon dessert or pick me up party.   Dessert has a way of picking us up in the middle of the afternoon.  We sat by the water feature and listened to the running water as we sipped on tea and dove into the chocolate mousse brownie.   The table so pretty and cheerful, we left all the cares behind and just enjoyed the sights and sounds of nature.

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Spot-On Cake
Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Spring
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Spot Cake Recipe

Spot cake recipe features orange, lime and hot pink cake balls baked in the middle of a white loaf cake. The cake is decorated with butter cream fondant and decorated with orange, lime and hot pink Gerber Daisies.  This cake is so much fun to create!  You will have a great time making the cake balls, which are made from pound cake slices and tinted frosting.  The cake balls are refrigerated until firm, then added to raw cake batter and baked.  When the cake is sliced the cake has Spot-On Dots inside.  My cake was inspired by Amanda Rettke’s Book.   I changed a few things  to make it my own, but please check out her book.  It is fabulous and Spot-On when it comes to creating interesting cakes with a surprise in the middle.

The real queen of baking surprise- inside cakes is Amanda Rettke.  Her book  Surprise-Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion with a Little Something Extra Inside can be linked  here. 

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Create a Lenten Rose Centerpiece placesetting
Décor Ideas, Tablescapes, Winter
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Create a Lenten Rose Centerpiece

Create a Lenten Rose Centerpiece  in the middle of winter?  Hollow out a medium sized green cabbage, add water and stems, then garnish the arrangement with fresh Brussel Sprouts. A water filled  custard cup was placed in the base of the cabbage to keep the stems fresh.  Published article featuring the Lenten Rose Centerpiece found here  http://serveitupsassy.com/category/multi-media/publications/.  Article titled Dining on a Dime.  

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Spice cocoa mix with snowman cup
Beverages, Recipes, Winter
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Spiced Cocoa Mix Recipe+Snow = Perfect Day!

Spiced Cocoa Mix recipe + Snow = Perfect Day!  At my house today, it is snowing big fluffy flakes and filling the branches with beautiful layers of white pillows. Snow and lots of it!!!   Hot spiced cocoa is just what I need on a day like today, bet you do too.  Doesn’t take long to stir up a batch… 

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Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope
Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes
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Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope

Make this Cherry Pie Pastry for your next Valentine’s Day Tea or Party.  The pastry crust is folded like a small envelope then filled with a sweet cherry filling, sprinkled with sparkling sugar and baked until golden brown.  The sparkling sugar gives the pastry a glistening look and another layer of sweet.  So fun, so easy and so cute.   Read more for instructional how to in making this little envelope.

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How to Make a Valentine Tablescape
Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Spring
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How to Make a Valentine Tablescape

Need a Valentine tablescape idea?   This is a note worthy  Valentine soiree.   Begin with sending a sweet sentiment like this one for the invitation,  “You’re the syrup on my pancakes, you’re the sugar in my tea, you’re the icing on my cupcakes, you’re the sweets in life for me, you’re the chocolate on my ice cream, you’re the sweet grapes in my wine, you’re everything I love in life, and will you be my Valentine?”   For How To Make a Valentine Tablescape read more.  This was inspired by http://catchmyparty.com/parties/valentine-luncheon

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Caramel Corn Recipe
Appetizers & Snacks, Fall, Recipes
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Caramel Corn Recipe

Caramel Corn Recipe is the perfect snack to serve on any occasion, especially in the fall.    You will need to make a double batch because it won’t last. One taste and… it’s gone in a moment.  This is a Make and Take recipe.  Warning, do not make this recipe on a rainy or wet day. The Caramel Corn recipe will be grainy and chewy.  Caramel Corn Recipe is attached for easy printing.

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Daytime Blue Ridge Autumn Tablescape
Fall, Tablescapes
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Woodsy Tablescape

Woodsy Tablescape  featured red Gala apples,  natural acorns, colorful leaves and hydrangeas .   You can create this sassy setting by purchasing pretty fall salad plates. From that point, create your color scheme. In this case, I had a centerpiece that featured leaves and candles, so I added a few apples to bring out the red color in the plates.  The glass canisters beside the centerpiece has the same wooden dowel rounds glued to a felt band around the center of the canister.  This helps repeat the overall woodsy scheme.  The second photo features hydrangeas and cranberry spikes.  The cranberries are real and picked on a wooden skewer, then arranged with in the overall arrangement.  I repeated the cranberry theme with a Cranberry Ginger punch that was served with the dinner.  The cranberry ginger punch recipe can be found here http://serveitupsassy.com/cranberry-ginger-punch/.

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