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Surprise Anniversary Party – The SURPRISE!

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Surprise Anniversary Party – The Details

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Surprise Anniversary Party – The Setup

This past weekend, my sisters and I hosted a SURPRISE 30th Anniversary Party for my parents.  Let me just say, I’m never doing a surprise party again!  While the planning was SO much fun, the stress of keeping it all a secret and telling fibs was just too much!  And to top if off, Old Man Weather was so cooperative with a week full of rain, that we had to change venues the day before!  Alas, the party went off without a hitch and was, well, a surprise!  They didn’t have a clue!  Stay tuned to see their reactions in Part 2 tomorrow!

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Royal Wedding Watching Scones

I’ve shared this recipe before, but it’s one of my favorites and will be perfect for the Royal Wedding Watching Party I’m attending at 3am!  If ginger and pecans aren’t your thing, try my recipe for Chocolate Scones.  Read more about the Royal Wedding food on Epicurious.com.

Ginger Pecan Scones
3 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/4 cups whole milk

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In the food processor, combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.  Add the butter and process until the butter has been cut into the flour mixture and you can still see little pea-sized pieces.  Add the ginger, pecans and milk.  Process only until the mixture comes together.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and flatten to 1 inch thick.  Use a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to make into rounds.  Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sanding sugar, if you like.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown.

Serve with whipping cream and fresh fruit, or just dig in with a little butter right when they come out of the oven.

Enjoy!

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A First Birthday Party!

I had to share the pictures from Etta’s adorable First Birthday Party – they were just too cute to not!  Haute Papier worked hard to create a fun and playful theme based around unique colors and funky fonts.  Some of our favorite elements were the cake pops inspired by Bakerella, personalized plates from Boatman Geller, and polka dot garland, sewn by yours truly!  Stay tuned for a tutorial on the garland!

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A Crabby Party

I love this adorable idea for a crab-inspired birthday party!  It’s perfect for our region, especially if you’re spending part of your summer even closer to the shore!  Click here for more pictures and ideas from Hostess with the Mostess!

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Host an Oscar’s Party!

My only real blog read every day is Twig and Thistle.  Kathleen comes up with the cutest ideas and does an awesome job of following through on making such great downloadable materials to go with the posts.  Hop over there today to download all of these templates and more to host your own fabulous Oscar’s party.  She’s even done all of the work of making the ballots for you and your friends to vote with.  I love it!!!

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