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Special Carrot Salad For Spring!

Special Carrot Salad For Spring!

With Easter around the corner and spring celebrations filling up the calendar, we were eager to share this special carrot salad recipe from Svitlana Flom. Svitlana is the editor-in-chief of Art de Fete (www.artdefete.com), a website that’s a feast for your eyes.  It’s a wonderful resource for women looking for special ways to transform their home décor from ordinary to extraordinary.  It also offers illustrated tips, including sophisticated table settings, colorful springtime floral arrangements and […]

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Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali Try these simple, yet special Deviled Egg Chicks for Easter this year.  They will be the stars of the table! Chick Deviled Eggs Ingredients 6 large eggs, hardboiled and cooled 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard salt and pepper, to taste 12 small Raisinets (or raisins) 1 candied orange slice grated lemon peel 12 Cheez-Its Instructions Peel eggs. Slice bottom off each egg so it will sit flat. Slice top […]

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“Make Ahead” Memorial Day Menu!

"Make Ahead" Memorial Day Menu!

We did some polling of friends and family here at The Party Bluprints Blog and discovered that a large majority of you participate in activities (parades, fairs, races, baseball games…) on Memorial Day, before heading home to host a celebration for family and friends.  With that in mind, we have come up with a stress-free party solution for you -  A “Make-Ahead” Memorial Day Menu!  It can pretty much be done the day before, leaving […]

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May Day Baskets

May Day Baskets

Image credit to: SkipToMyLou.org Today is May Day so celebrate with a May Day Tussie Mussie!  Here’s a link for a simple cone and gift tag from SkipToMyLou.org -  may-day-cone-template .   The site is beautiful check it out! Ideas from Elizabeth.. For centuries, May Day, May 1st, has been celebrated by many cultures around the world through many different traditions. You may have heard of a Maypole, well, its’ big day was May Day. People […]

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Sensational Spring Dinner Party Menu!

Sensational Spring Dinner Party Menu!

Spring is such a wonderful time to entertain. The weather is nice, it’s light for longer and in general people’s spirits seem lighter too. Here is a great menu I found at Williams Sonoma, that really got me excited to host a dinner party.   This party will be all about the food, sitting at the table for a few hours and enjoying conversation over a delightful meal. The menu highlights several seasonal spring foods […]

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DIY Holi Celebration Guide from Tandoor Chef

I don’t celebrate Holi {but wow I wish I did}, so I turned to my friends at Tandoor Chef for some great recipes, tips and ideas for this colorful holiday. Holi looks like such a special celebration for kids, mine would love it.   Below please enjoy Tandoor Chef’s Guide to Holi: Follow the DIY guide to create a fun Holi Celebration at home for your kiddos and you.   THE STORY OF HOLI: A story […]

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5 Easy and Affordable DIY Spring Floral Arrangements!

As Featured in Kroger’s Spring Mailer “MyMagazine” Supermarket floral departments can be a great resource for creating affordable flower arrangements to decorate your home. We love shopping the supermarket for a few bouquets of flowers and then seeing just how many arrangements we can create to decorate the house when prepping for a party. It’s actually quite easy to become a savvy shopper and DIY your own flower arrangements: shop the supermarket floral department for […]

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Easter Basket Cupcakes from Betty!

Here is a “BEST” from Betty Crocker for the kids table. These Easter cupcakes are simple to make yet special to serve and certainly have a WOW FACTOR!  Plus make sure to check out the Betty Crocker Site for more wonderful recipes at BettyCrocker.com> Easter Basket Cupcakes Ingredients 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy […]

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Fun Desserts For Saint Patrick’s Day

Fun Desserts For Saint Patrick's Day

Here is a roundup of some really special and unique dessert ideas for Saint Patrick’s Day from around the web. Saint Patrick’s Day is Sunday this year so it we have special opportunity to celebrate with family and friends.  Kids and adults alike will love the recipes below and it’s a festive way to mark the day.  Below are the links and credits for each dessert – when you visit make sure to check out […]

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The Perfect Easter Favor

The Perfect Easter Favor

It’s Live a Little Monday – and time for a weekly dose of simple ways to celebrate life! Feel free to join in and add your own ideas for enjoying life in simple ways.  Post them in the comments below or link a blog post of your own (directions below). Here’s one simple way we are ‘living a little‘ and enjoying this Easter . . . Remember and celebrate what Easter is all about and […]

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Simple Spring Party Ideas – The Radish!

Simple Spring Party Ideas - The Radish!

A radishing way to entertain this spring! Radishes are in season and can make a colorful addition to your party table in numerous ways. They’re a perfect addition to salads for color and flavor.  The bonus is they have a high nutritional content, yet are low in calories.  Radishes are also wonderful in crudite and appetizers. Cucumber and Radish Salad Ingredients: 1 English cucumber 1-bunch radishes, cleaned Olive Oil & Red Wine Vinegar Salad Dressing […]

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A Modern Tea Party Guide! Mother’s Day Par-Tea!

A Modern Tea Party Guide!  Mother's Day Par-Tea!

Tea Parties are the perfect way for girls and women of all ages to connect. Whether celebrating Mother’s Day, a baby shower, a teenage birthday or women’s club get-together, be inspired by the feminine spirit of the Tea Party we all loved as young girls. Mix and match modern and traditional elements to fit the celebration. Below is your guide for how to host this Par-Tea: featuring links you’ll love for menu ideas, a signature […]

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Easter Cupcake Toppers!

Easter Cupcake Toppers!

Turn simple cupcakes into a pretty presentation at your Easter Table with these terrific toppers.  They are handmade and available at the Esty.com So Sweet Party Shop.    The toppers are 2 inches tall and are $12 for a collection of 12, featuring bunnies, eggs and chicks in pretty spring colors.  If you are creative try your hand at making your own.  Use felt and lollipop sticks to make your own masterpieces with the kids – […]

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Memorial Day Party Activities with Meaning!

Memorial Day Party Activities with Meaning!

Below we have listed a few Memorial Day party activities for the kids that are fun and meaningful.  Without the sacrifice of our brave soldiers, we would not have an opportunity to celebrate this holiday as freely as we wish. With that in mind try out these fun ideas and let your red, white and blue spirit shine… How happy are you when you arrive at a party and there’s an activity all set up […]

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Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Now here is a great idea for dying original and beautiful Easter Eggs and quite literally, it’s tie dyed. It comes from OurBestBites.com and is a keeper! Use the link to go to the site for more pictures and instructions on how to create these amazing eggs. It’s not as hard as it looks, as long as you are willing to part with a few old ties. Use this link for printable instructions > Tie […]

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Do The Derby At Home! Simple Kentuck Derby Party Tips

And they’re off! Together these words start what has come to be known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. Saturday, May 1st, 2010 will mark the 136th “run for the roses”. The Kentucky Derby is the perfect time to gather family and friends for some fun. Host a party but keep it simple by inviting guests over to enjoy the race and a cocktail, 2 hours is perfect. Make it special by serving […]

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Mother’s Day – FREE Eguide

Although it’s “technically” not your husband’s responsibility to make your day on Mother’s Day, because you’re not his mother…this duty falls to him as the children need an adult to lead the charge. As many of you may or may not agree, some Dads are not natural born mind readers or “sensitive” as to what a mother needs or wants on her special day. I believe all fathers are truly in awe of the woman […]

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Kentucky Derby Party

And they’re off! Together these words start what has come to be known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 will mark the 135th “run for the roses”. The Kentucky Derby is the perfect time to gather family and friends for some fun. Host a party but keep it simple by inviting guests over to enjoy the race and a cocktail, 2 hours is perfect. Make it special by serving […]

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Naturally Dyed Eggs

Faux Chocolate Eggs This year I tried naturally dying my Easter Eggs with the skins of red onions, hoping to get purple eggs. Instead they came out looking like Chocolate. I actually liked the way they look and how natural they appeared. My kids had to do a double take to see if they were real eggs or ones made from chocolate. Start by peeling the skins from Red Onions . . . Add to […]

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Earth Hour

When is Earth Hour? Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time. What is Earth Hour? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate […]

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Green Velvet Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Sprinkles is offering two limited edition, St. Patrick’s Day-themed cupcakes this year. The green velvet cupcake is a dyed green version of Sprinkles’ Southern-style chocolate cake topped with cream cheese frosting. The Bailey’s Irish chocolate cupcake features Belgian dark chocolate cake topped with cream cheese frosting dosed with Bailey’s and topped with a fondant shamrock. $3.25 each; available Friday to St. Patrick’s Day. To find a Sprinkles location near you Go> Since most of us […]

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A Whole Lot of Marlarkey!

Recently, Partybluprints had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Malarkey. Brian may be best known for his success in Season 3 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, but to folks in San Diego his star shines brightest as Executive Chef of The Oceanaire Seafood Room. After watching Brian serve up some really great food on an episode of The Real Housewives of OC, another Bravo TV series, we asked Brian to give us the “real” scoop on […]

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