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Wedding Inspiration: Navy, Powder Blue & Green

5 Oct

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Our latest wedding inspiration is navy, powder blue and green.  A beautiful combination that conjures up a summer day in the Hamptons.  The ocean colors and lush green makes for an elegant trio of colors.  You can incorporate many different types of flowers, but I think a lot of greenery would add a lot of punch to this color combination.  Some greenery ideas:

  • Baby Eucalyptus
  • Bear Grass
  • Dusty Miller
  • Cocculus
  • Silver Tree Leucadendron

Get inspired with our picks:

Navy Classic Photo Thank You Cards, Navy Wedding Union Photo Save the Date Cards, Renaissance Wreath with Monogram Linen Like Napkins, Navy Bristol Tile Return Address Labels, Blue Oasis Invitations, Personalized Navy Trim Cosmetic Bag, Blue Moire Printed Placecards, Romantic Script Twisted Handled Bags, Outline Shaped Monogrammed Plastic Plates, Personalized 3/8 Satin Ribbon, Ornate Hanging Gift Tags, Aqua Floral Notepads.

Other Image Sources:

Bouquet: http://blog.wedplan.com/2010/04/white-poppy-anemones.html

Cake: http://www.magnoliarouge.com/inspiration/charming-old-world-wedding-inspiration/

Bride and Bridesmaids: http://www.kentuckyblondeblog.com/2012/12/the-bride-maids.html

Table Setting: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/06/california-wedding-fresh-powder-blue-decor/

Aisle Chair: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/57-extremely-elegant-navy-and-white-wedding-ideas.html

Reception Setting: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/06/california-wedding-fresh-powder-blue-decor/

Boutonniere: http://bridalmusings.com/2014/07/foliage-new-flowers/

Flowers: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/57-extremely-elegant-navy-and-white-wedding-ideas.html

Candles: http://bridalmusings.com/2014/07/foliage-new-flowers/

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

28 Sep

It’s finally Fall and to me, that means a lot of pumpkin spice overload.  I am truly a sucker for pumpkin spice anything!  I don’t think I am the only one, either.  Walking into my local grocery store I am bombarded with all kinds of products jumping on the pumpkin spice trend from Cheerios to pop-tarts!

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While you can always visit your local Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I have a homemade version that’s really delicious.  If you’re having people over to carve pumpkins or love to host a Halloween trick-or-treat gathering, you should whip up this great recipe for your guests.  I love adding our personalized napkins as your guests can take them home to make their own Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  Our “A Lot of Text” Napkins are really perfect for any party where you can share recipes from cocktails to your famous chili recipe.  I think they’re perfect for holiday cocktail parties and make great conversation starters, too.

Pumpkin Latte Ingredients

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

2 Cups Milk

2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree

3 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

1/2 Cup Strong Hot Coffee

In a saucepan, heat milk, pumpkin and sugar and whisk.  Do not boil.  Turn off heat and add vanilla, spice and coffee.  Whisk!  Pour into cup/mug and top with whipped cream and a shake of pumpkin spice.

Let me know if you make my Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe in the comments below.  Would love to hear from you!

Best,

Jennifer

How Many Napkins Are Needed for a Party?

1 Jun

may-napkins-004We absolutely love personalized napkins!  They are an affordable way to add some panache to your party and also very useful!  If you are wondering how many napkins to order, determining the correct number of napkins to order is easy!   First consider how the napkins will be used for your event.  Napkins generally come in 4 sizes.  Beverage size (also knows as Cocktail size) are a smaller square size and used for drinks and appetizers.  Luncheon napkins are a medium square size and often used for desserts or heavy appetizers.  Dinner napkins are a large square and used for meals.  And Guest Towels are longer rectangles and used for either a meal or in the washroom.may-napkins-003

For smaller events, such as a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, birthday party or cocktail party, you can count on using approximately 2-3 beverage size napkins for drinks and appetizers per person. For the meal, normally cloth napkins are provided by the venue or you might want to order guest towels or dinner napkins, about 1 per person is sufficient.  If you are having a sweet table selection add 1-2 cocktail or luncheon napkins per guest.

For larger more formal events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate functions or fundraisers, we suggest ordering at least 3-4 beverage napkins per guest as there are generally more appetizers, bartenders generally give out a napkin with each drink.  If there are several bar stations, add an additional 1-2 napkins per person to account for supplying the bars with ample napkins.  If there will be a sweet table add 1-2 more beverage napkins per guest or luncheon napkins are nice too.  Typically outside venues will provide cloth napkins for the meal.  If there is a private washroom order 1-2 guest towels per guest.

For semi-casual parties or casual events such as a 50th birthday party, a pool party or a graduation celebration, we’d suggest ordering 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for appetizers and drinks.  If also using for desserts add 1 beverage or luncheon napkin per guest.  For the meal itself, either use cloth napkins or order 1 guest towel or dinner napkins per guest, with some extras.

For washrooms, as an extra nice accent, order guest towels for the washroom(s). If you are at an outside venue, and if you have private washrooms for your event, it’s nice to order 1-2 guest towels per person (place a few more in the ladies room than in the men’s room).  If you are planning the event in your home, place a stack of guest towels in your washroom for your guests to use.

Printed napkins are one of our favorite accents for all types of celebrations.  They set the tone, a theme, and of course, they are just so pretty!  And if you keep the imprint neutral, such as a monogram, you can certainly use any leftover napkins around the house for when guests drop by!

Best wishes,
Renee