Melanie of Inspired Events sent over this darling Christmas tablescape and dessert bar – I’m loving the emerging red and aqua color scheme this year!
All of the litte details are beautiful. I especially love the look of hanging Christmas ornaments – be it in the window, doorway, above a table or over a mirror. Melanie decorated the dessert table with reusable apothecary jars, cake stands and glass pedestals from local home stores and filled them with delicious candies ordered from Candy Warehouse.
The candy cane martini’s were made with rum, peppermint schnapps and a splash of grenadine. Oh yum!
Candy Cane Martini
* 3 fluid ounces rum
* 2 fluid ounces peppermint schnapps
* 1/2 fluid ounce grenadine syrup
* 1 small candy cane
The candy cane brownies, marshmallow lollipops, white chocolate pretzels rolled in candy cane and German chocolate fudge were baked from scratch – the little holiday penguins were purchased at LA Burdick’s and are made of hand-piped dark chocolate and lemon ganache (perfect to have as favors). Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, Melanie!
Decor and Design - Inspired Events of Boston MA
Stationary – Allure Invites
Rentals and Linens – Be Our Guest
Photography – Mike Diskin of Mike Diskin Photography (formerly of Stuff Magazine)
Venue - 5s pr space
Gingerbread House – Ginger Bettys
Tags: Aqua, Blue, Decorating, Dessert Bar, Dinner Parties, Parties & Entertaining, Red, Teal, Turquoise
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Wrapping presents is always a task that I oddly look forward to each Christmas. I love beautifully wrapped packages with that added homemade love (when you can really tell the gift giver put some time into perti-fying the gift) and this year I’m attempting to find unusual odds and ends from around the house to embellish gifts for under our tree.
When Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom asked me to participate in her Wrap It Up series today, I decided to give felt, ribbon and newspaper clippings a try to make an easy project that I could replicate for all of our gifts. Check out the full post here.
Why have I never thought of newspaper before! Same goes for old book pages – they make great little name tags and there’s something a bit homemade and antique-y (and very wallet-friendly) that’s so pretty about the look. For more details (and fun wrapping ideas), be sure to check out Simply Modern Mom’s site!
Tags: Blue, Christmas, Crafty Solutions, DIY, Paper Goods, Patterns & Color, Red
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I’m delighted to be participating in The Party Dress’s Holiday Table Challenge today! Head out to the site for details on my ‘Vintage Christmas’ place setting that was inspired by a simple antique doily.
The Party Dress highlights great entertaining trends daily – and you’ll find inspiring table top ideas now through Christmas from guest bloggers!
Check it out and let me know what you think .
Tags: Christmas, Decorating, Dinner Parties, DIY, Parties & Entertaining, Red
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