With autumn now in full swing, apple pie season has arrived with it. Make these simple apple pom pom toppers to add a pop of color to your pie! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and plan on having several different types of pie, wouldn’t this be a fun way to let your guests know which is which? Until then I might have to use these toppers as an excuse to go apple picking with some friends and return home to bake a fresh apple pie together!
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Here is a super fun idea for a party that I cannot wait to throw! We’ve been messing around with our new SodaStream from Best Buy (it allows you to make soda on the spot!) I asked my friend Andrea to help me come up with some natural flavors for a party and she came up with four amazing recipes. We made blackberry-pineapple soda with coconut sorbet, chocolate soda with coffee ice cream, clementine soda with vanilla ice cream, and ginger-lemon soda with green tea ice cream. We could barely make it through the photo shoot without drinking all the props! Having a SodaStream for this party is perfect, because you’ll have an unlimited supply of soda water. My favorite model is the Source Home Soda Maker. It’s an appliance I wouldn’t mind having on our kitchen counter – it’s so beautiful! Have you ever made homemade soda?
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For our 4th of July barbeque this year, I thought it would be festive to add mini American flags to the drink straws. So Caitlin, one of our crafters, painted a bunch with watercolors – and I love the way they turned out! To make this project super easy, I’ve included her template below. Just print the flags, cut them out, and glue them to some white straws. Voila! It’s such an easy way to liven up your drink table. (PS – Don’t you think they’d be a fun compliment to this 4th of July Fiesta Garland?)
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When I decided to throw a First Day of Summer party, I called my genius friend Andrea to help us come up with 3 different infused Lemonades. She always throws together lemonde effortlessly for big groups and I wanted to know her tricks. She made Ginger Lemonade, Watermelon Mint Lemonade, and Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. All three were incredible. Today, I’m excited for her to share her tips and tricks in her own words: (ps: the drink dispensers are from CB2.)
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On warm summer evenings, there’s nothing more perfect than a popsicle. We like to sit on our front stoop and eat them while we people watch. So it seemed obvious to include them in a First Day of Summer party. My friend Andrea came up with a great “Mix ‘N Match” idea. She makes 5 or 6 different popsicle flavors, then layers them in the popsicle mold before freezing. That way, each popsicle is a little different – and each guest can pick one that fits their own tastes.
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