Sunday, February 28, 2010
Appetizers, dinners and desserts galore, when it comes to great recipes the bride will always need more! Why not help the bride-to-be bulk up her recipe box by requesting that shower guests share their favorite dish? Include a recipe card customized to match the bride's style along and my unique poem tucked in with the shower invitation. It is a sure way to get your guests to share the recipe for their favorite eats.
Each recipe card is $.50 and each poem is $.50.
The first line of this post is the first line of the poem. You'll have to place an order before I share the rest of my wording :)
The color of card stock for the poem card and recipe card is customizable.
Friday, February 26, 2010
I love the pastels of the springtime. When I first entered my dining room after it was painted a few years back, I was horrified at the color. It was supposed to be a honeydew melon green, but instead it was a cross between pale fluorescent green and yellow lemonade. I would be lying if I said it didn't cause me many sleepless nights and thoughts of repainting it on my own in the wee hours of the morning. I came to my senses and decided to make it work. Lucky for me, it always looks springy in there so decorating for Easter is fitting. All of the beautiful springtime displays in the stores remind me that Easter is just around the corner. It seems so far away considering we already got about 15 inches of snow in the past day. Although I have already hung my Happy Easter banner in my dining room, purchased some Cadbury mini eggs (which, by the way, have been moved to the freezer downstairs), and put out some pretty light pink roses, it looks more like Christmas outside than any signs of the Easter Bunny's arrival. But that's just here in upstate NY, or the tundra, as I like to call it. You may be somewhere warm where visions of Easter Egg Hunts seem more of a reality. Weather aside, Easter is coming in just over a month. Have you made your Easter dinner plans yet? If you are hosting dinner at your house, how about sprucing up your springtime tablescape with some adorable place cards? I feel in love with this design last year and tried my best to recreate it. I'll look through some old pictures to see if I can find one to show you my modified version. The Bunny place card might be the perfect addition to your Easter table. I think it would compliment this one nicely. Your guests, no matter how many, will be delighted to see they have a special "place" at the table. It probably wouldn't hurt to hide a chocolate treat underneath the tented card as well. Nobunny can refuse chocolate at Easter!
"The Bunny" place card can be customized in any pastel color scheme. Contact me through my Etsy shop at savemeaseat.etsy.com to place your order. The Bunny is priced at $2.00 per card or sold in sets of 20 for $37.50.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
My friend Michelle is in the process of selecting the photos she would like to put into her wedding album. In going through the wedding photos, she decided to create a shutterfly photo book of the pictures from her rehearsal dinner. Because her wedding photographers, Leslie Dela Vega and Julie Mack are also friends of Michelle, they were invited to the rehearsal dinner and took amazing shots of the evening. Michelle shared some of Leslie's pictures of the place cards and the invitation with me. The invitation is from paperstyle.com and is listed as a Save the Date. Michelle was able to easily work with them to change the wording and make it a rehearsal dinner invitation. If you are interested in this card, it is listed on the Paperstyle site as Flutter Orange Save the Date. I thought you might like to take a look at an example of how I took the existing invitation and custom created place cards and table numbers to match. What is the theme of your next event?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
How adorable are baby showers? I had so much fun with this Baby Love theme. This baby shower was inspired by Valentine's Day, but I wanted to keep it looking like a baby shower and not a Valentine's Day Celebration. I chose the lavender and ivory color scheme, which is perfect considering Allison is having a baby girl. Plus, purple is one of my personal favorites.
The baby love banner was done in the lavender and ivory color scheme and polka dot print, but it was hard to get a good picture of it with the sun in the background. I used the same papers from the invitations to personalize the vanilla cupcake-scented candle tins. Not only were they a hit as a favor, they really helped add a decorative touch to the cupcake table.
The cupcake toppers came out super cute and were also coordinated with the invitation card stock. I practiced making the perfect cupcake for the past couple of weeks. With the help of Kim from the TomKat Studio, I learned how to frost cupcakes with a pastry bag. I was pleased with the look and taste of the cupcakes!
One of my favorite finds for this event was a LOVE door hanging sign that I found at Michaels. I took some of the lavender and ivory polka dot paper, cut it to fit, sprayed it with spray adhesive and attached it to the bottom of the sign to cover the pink and ivory design that existed on it already. It was an easy and effective way to tie in our color scheme.
We played a few fun baby games and had prizes of chocolate and love-themed notebooks and list pads. The food that Erin prepared was delicious and I was very happy that she asked for my help and gave me full creative freedom with the theme and decorations. We made a pretty great team :) Congratulations Allison and Ahmed. We can't wait to meet your baby girl!
This Baby Love Theme can be customized to any color/print scheme.
Pirates are sure to have a great time at my nephew's fourth birthday party! I especially love the fonts used on this invitation and that the back of the invitation is a piece of a world map. Most of all, I hope Captain Harrison has tons of fun and finds the hidden treasure at this birthday party!
Matching cupcake toppers coming soon!