Category : Parties – Special Events

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Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Tablescapes, Winter
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New Year’s Tablescape

Cheers to a New Year with glitter, glitz & glam for your party table?  Dots of Gold, Mirrors & Crystal set the perfect tone for ringing in a brand new year!  Plenty of sparkle mixed with black, gold and white makes this soiree one to remember.  Whether hosting a dinner for two or 20 these table scape ideas have got ya covered.  If there is ever a time to put on the Glitz and Glam it is a New Year’s Eve party.  Time to celebrate!

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Holiday Decorating| Number One Observatory Circle

Decorating for the Holiday at  Number One Observatory Circle was a great honor this season!  Being part of a talented group of designers and seeing all the creative decorations and decor was thrilling to behold.  The home is beautifully decorated with live evergreen trees, garlands, bows, ornaments, and everything Christmas!  Check out a few behind the scenes photos of this decorating adventure!

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Getting Ready for Holiday Entertaining!

Getting Ready for Holiday Entertaining begins three weeks out from the big dinner or event!  This is a quick guide to help you plan and implement this fun festive season with out the anxiety.  Hopefully ♥

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Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Summer, Tablescapes
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Marie’s Italian Dinner Party Ideas

Marie’s Italian Dinner Party Ideas were developed and created by Marie Grieco, a dear friend of mine that I met while decorating the White House for Christmas.  She had asked for a few table-scape ideas for her upcoming Italian dinner party so I sent her a few suggestions.  She took those ideas, along with her own and ran with it!!!!  She inspired me so much that I wanted to share what she created with all of you.  Marie is the reason I love to create and share ideas with all of you,  my purpose is to inspire and show you how to  create beautiful and memorable moments entertaining family and friends; to help you Make a Statement, Make it Sassy and Make it Yours!… “Make You Shine”.  as Marie says.   She hit this party out of the ball park!  Take a look…

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Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Spring, Summer, Tablescapes
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DIY: Tissue Paper & Card Stock Flowers

DIY: Tissue Paper & Card Stock Flowers are beautiful wall accents for dessert tables or  any party occasion.  Instead of a plain white wall, sassy it up with red, white and black tissue paper and card stock flowers.  Here is an easy tutorial that will show you how to create your own blooming beauties.   

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Dessert Table-Ideas| Black, White, & Red|Elegant & Sassy

Dessert Table Ideas for  a Black, White, & Red , elegant and sassy table scape that  is inspiring for any occasion to Celebrate!   Whether you are hosting a graduation party, bridal shower, or anniversary reception, celebrate the occasion with a black, white and red dessert buffet table.  Just for fun,  here is a riddle for you.  What are black, white and red all over?  Are you guessing?  Nope… it’s not a newspaper,  it’s not a sun-burned penguin, and it isn’t Santa.. Well then what is it?  Read more to find out.  

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Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Spring, Tablescapes
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Spring Flower Arrangement Tutorial

Welcome Spring !  Create a Spring Flower Arrangement and bring potted blooming bulbs  inside for an easy, simple table centerpiece.
As the ground awakens from the wintertime slumber, tulip and daffodil stems push through the soil about to burst open with colorful fresh blooms. Bright yellow forsythia bushes and cherry blossom branches begin to pop open profusely with small breathtaking delicate flowers. The scent of sweet hyacinths and greening new grass alert our senses that spring has arrived.

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Valentines'Day Tablescape Ideas|www.lizbushong.com
Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Spring, Tablescapes
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Valentine’s Day Tablescape Ideas

Valentine’s Day Tablescape Ideas bloom with red tulips, black, white and red accessories and  Mini Black Forest Cakes as the centerpiece. The mini cakes sit pretty on a  ruffled cake stand and was the inspiration for this special Valentines Day table.  Why do I want to go to the effort to create a pretty table?  What is a tablescape anyway?   All great questions for anyone to ask, read more for the answers as well as  to see how simple it is to bring joy to your home with a pretty table, especially at Valentines Day.  

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Snowmen Oreo Cookie Pops (6)|www.lizbushong.com
Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Tablescapes, Winter
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Snowmen Oreo Cookie Pops

Snowman Oreo Cookie Pops perfect for gift giving. Cookies dipped in white bark and colorful candy melts dressed up like snowmen will make everyone smile!  These pops are adorable and taste great too.  If you think you can’t make these… you can.  With a few helpful techniques and an afternoon, you can create several gifts.  A few ideas would be  place setting surprises at your Christmas breakfast table, Christmas stockings, small gift boxes to give to drop by visitors, the mailman, hairstylist, and a few for yourself.   This was not my original idea so thank you Ruth Ann at Easy Baked Blog for sharing this recipe.  

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Fall, Parties - Special Events, Tablescapes
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S’More Pumpkin Dessert Buffet

It’s a S’More Pumpkin Dessert Buffet! Gather everyone outside for an awe-inspiring scene with pumpkins artfully arranged down the center of the table among marshmallows, graham crackers and lots of chocolate. Can you say S’More Pumpkin please? Pumpkins are plentiful this fall season and the inspiration for this pumpkin themed S’more dessert buffet.

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Tailgating in the south
Appetizers & Snacks, Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Tablescapes
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Tailgating in the South

Tailgating in the south is finally here! It’s official…ETSU Football has returned and the tailgate is in play! Kick-off the fall season with family, friends, fun, food and football! The action begins with a pre-game and post game feast sure to win fans. This tailgate is all about Blue and Gold, East Tennessee State University team colors. Go Bucs!  Of course substitute your team colors for the blue and gold to make it Yours!

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Sassy Cake Tutorial|lizbushong.com
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Sassy Cake Tutorial

Need a Sassy Cake for your next wedding shower or sweet 16 party!  This showstopper looks good enough to eat! But don’t because it is all covered hat boxes and paper flowers.  I made this faux tired hot pink and black cake for the Bristol Olive Oil Company display window.  They were celebrating their first year store opening!   Thought you would like to know how to make it for your upcoming celebrations.

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Fathers Day Table and Menu Ideas
Parties - Special Events, Summer, Tablescapes
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Fathers Day Table and Menu Ideas

Need Fathers Day Table and Menu ideas?   Whether your dad is a handyman or not so handy, celebrate dad  with a special Tool-Time Father’s Day Lunch that will get everyone geared-up for a fun time.  With this blue print for success you will have the right tools to make this Father’s Day event one to remember.

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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
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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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