Archive for January, 2009

Looking Past The Traditional Easter Basket

For years, Easter has been celebrated with colorful baskets full of eggs, candy and other goodies.  However, it has only been in modern times that the Easter basket has come to be.  This tradition of leaving “gifts” at Easter time dates back hundreds of years, when children would make “nests” for the Easter Bunny to leave gifts.  These nests could be made from hats or bonnets, stockings, and even pots or large spoons.  So, when you are considering spring or Easter decor, look beyond using simply baskets full of goodies for gifts or table decorations: think of other containers that would work well, too!

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Spring Parties - Simplified

Want to host a get-together this Spring, but the thought of all the work to entertain stands in your way?  Here are some great tips for creating a wonderful event without breaking your neck (and stressing yourself out) in the process!

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Dressing Up A Cupcake

Take cupcakes to a different level of elegance by dressing them up with a lace doily.  Simply cut the border off of a rectangular doily or circular doily, then use the lace ring to wrap around the body of a cupcake.  Cut and affix to the cupcake wrapper as needed.  Another alternative is to use ribbon or fabric strips as well.  These are great for any occasion, from birthdays to Valentine’s day, showers and even weddings!  When using ribbon, embellish it with small paper cut outs, small buttons or tiny silk flowers.  Even a simple cupcake can be dressed up for the fanciest of showers and parties!

Beating The Winter Doldrums – With A Party!

Who needs an official occasion to gather a few friends and celebrate?  And, what better time to do a little socializing than when the weather is less than fun outside?  Here are a few party-style suggestions to get your creative juices flowing (and give your friends an excuse to come over!):

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