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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ladies who Brunch!

I love any excuse to see my girlfriends and also any excuse to cook and try out some new recipes. One perfect Sunday morning I invited six beautiful friends over for brunch. For the table styling I picked a palette of black, yellow and white. The colours looked fresh and reflected the morning sun of the day.


The Menu
I wanted the food to be set up on the table and the guests to eat as they pleased.

 My Glossy black teapot from Tout Mon Amour

The Table setting 

Baked Ricotta with prosciutto and homemade relish. The small white dishes are from....... Target... yes thats right at only $1 each!!! Its an elegant way of serving small dishes.

Zucchini fritters with creme fraiche and dill

Yogurt, berry pots with honey baked macadamia nuts


Tea-bag choc dipped cookies- serve at each teacup

Twist on a classic- I grew up with my mum making pineapple tea cake, especially since it was my brothers favourite... and still is. I made miniature versions with honey buttercream and made a pineapple flower (made by drying a slice of pineapple in a slow oven- looks like a sunflower) 

Go on ring your friends and hold a brunch at home- any recipes can be posted upon request.
Happy Event planning




Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fancy a Favor?

Planning a wedding, Christening or any special event there are so many elements to research and put together. 
One such element is the favors or "bomboniere".
I have put together a few of my favourite favor ideas for any occasion.

Mini French Apothecary jars
These stunning jars would look so elegant on any event table. In the pic it shows 3 delicious french macaroons inside the jar, but this could also be filled with sweets in the event colour, chocolates or cookies. The tag can hold your words of thanks or actually be part of the table setting and name of the guest. You can purchase this wonderful find from Sharnel Dollar Designs.



Homemade cookies
 
These cookies are created by artisian cookie creators Cookie Dough Biscuit. This is a great idea for an event favor with personalised labels to show your words of thanks. The cookies could also be a part of a dessert buffet or even put into jars just like above. Who doesnt love homemade cookies- not just for a kids party.


Love heart Lollypops


Lolly pops are a fun way of not only having a cute favor for your guests, but also introducing colour to the event tables. The ribbon can hold the tags and guest names at each table setting or can be displayed as above in a vase and become the table centerpiece. The lolly pops can be ordered from Tout Mon Amour.


Milk Carton Candy Boxes

Now these are chic lollybags or boxes... fill them with any candy to suit your event. Mix lollies for the kids party or rich chocolate bon bons for the grown ups. They are very modern and will brighten up any event. Boxes are available from Candy Soirees.



Happy planning your next event!!!!