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Sweet Inspiration:: Black & White Striped Bowtie Boxes

Hello everyone! I’ve been wanting to share this with you and keep forgetting, so today’s the day. A few months ago an event designer ordered our Black & White Striped Bowtie Popcorn Boxes.

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He  promised he’d send me a photo of how he was going to use them and I was thrilled because I love to see how our customers use our products.

Well, he kept his word and sent them to me.

Want to see? Here ya go… a gorgeous table, right?  This blew me away! Black & White is always so elegant and our Bowtie Boxes work perfectly here!

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He sent another one…

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Well done Peter!!! I just love these photos and hope you do too!

You can find the Black & White Striped Bowtie Popcorn Boxes in our shop here:

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Halloween Round-UP

Hello everyone!  Boy, the temperatures sure have plummeted around here the last few days  and I’m starting to actually believe it’s fall. Of course, we know how fast Halloween sneaks up on us  so I’m gathering my ideas for some fun projects this year and thought I’d first share some of my projects from past Halloween’s.

Poison Apple Recipe book Such a fun kitchen decoration or for any table for that matter.

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Poison Candy Apples (Not really poison) If you’ve never made them before, you should.

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Hope about a drink with your apple? Our Witches Sour Apple Brew is sure to hit the spot!

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Hope you can use some of these ideas this year! Watch for more fun ideas coming.

Individual Fruit Jars :: Tip of the week

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to share my Tip of  the Week, Individual Fruit Jars, that we put into action this past weekend.
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My daughters and their friends invited us moms to the Carrie Underwood concert with them.Yep, that’s right.

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Carrie is adorable and sounded wonderful! It was such a fun afternoon and evening with my girls! The concert was held at a great outdoor venue, Ravina, which you Chicago friends will be familiar with.

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Everyone arrives early evening to secure a perfect spot on the grass to set up a picnic. No picnic tables here. Blankets on the grass with our Ravinia table in the center.  Crate and Barrel actually sells a table just for the concert goers which is small, portable and low to the ground. Genius!

We packed lots of goodies to eat but the one I wanted to share with you today was our individual fruit jars. I purchased a bunch of delicious fruit and filled a jar for each of us.

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It was perfect to nibble on whenever you wanted it…

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and close it up when you didn’t.

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People sitting around us thought they were cute and loved the idea! (that was sweet of them) and we did to! Not only convenient but a fun way to  eat! Much better than putting it in a plastic container for everyone to pass around. Don’t ya think?

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Making individual servings is always a favorite of mine. Makes it easy for people to move around to mingle and still eat.

(Remember to make up some extras for the guys at home. It’s a fun way to eat and watch the football games.) Hope you’ll try it soon!

 

Party Time Linky

Hi Everyone, I hope your week is going well!  It’s that time again, Linky Party 11, to link up so YOU can be in the spotlight and we showcase your work. I love all things pretty, party, recipes, DIY and inspirational and want to see YOUR work! Your work will be featured on 8 blogs and give you great exposure. Your hosts are the following:

Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events
Cheryl of Moms & Munchkins
Stephanie of Spaceships & Laserbeams
Karen of Forever Your Prints
Debbie of Party Patisserie
Paula of Frog Prince Paperie
Nikki of Tikkido

So before we do, let’s take a look at some favorites from last week.

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 Construction Party

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Tool Topper Cupcakes

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Dr. Suess Party

Ok, now it’s your turn to shine!  To be featured, you must have a link (text hyper link or my linked button) to my site. PLEASE VISIT 2 OTHER LINKS SO I KNOW WHAT INTERESTS YOU!

A few rules:

1. Please be a follower of Party Patisserie blog. RSS

2. Link directly to your idea not your home page.

3. Insert a text hyperlink back to my blog or grab my button and link it back.

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Linky Party

Hi Everyone, Boy this week is getting away from me.  It’s that time again, Linky Party 10, to link up so YOU can be in the spotlight and showcase your work. I love all things pretty, party, recipes, DIY and inspirational.

Love all the entries but here are a few of the most viewed.

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Simply Suzanne’s At Home

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Ok, now it’s your turn to shine!  To be featured, you must have a link (text hyper link or my linked button) to my site. PLEASE VISIT 2 OTHER LINKS SO I KNOW WHAT INTERESTS YOU!

A few rules:

1. Please be a follower of Party Patisserie blog. RSS

2. Link directly to your idea not your home page.

3. Insert a text hyperlink back to my blog or grab my button and link it back.

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Bubblegum Martini

Hello everyone! This is one of my favorite posts to date, and I’m really excited to share it with you! Bubblegum has always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. All those beautiful colors in a perfectly round, shiny little treat.

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And did I say yummy, too?

Over the weekend I stumbled onto a great find that made bubblegum even better. Did you know there’s such a thing as bubblegum vodka? Yes, that’s right! Now, don’t burst my bubble (no pun intended) and tell me you already knew that, because I’m still soaking in the thrill of my discovery.

So, on a particularly hot summer afternoon—it felt like Chicago’s hottest of the summer so far—I mixed, concocted, sipped and splashed my way to a sweet and refreshing summer drink: The Bubblegum Martini.

Ta da!

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This recipe only has three ingredients, which means you can quickly whip it up for parties. And it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Just look at how cute it is!

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You don’t have to reserve this drink specifically for summer events. It will taste great any time of year. Adding candy—bubblegum, in this case—to any treat or occasion can be a fun, unexpected and a youthful twist your guests are sure to remember. They will just love this sweet drink!

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Ingredients (makes one drink):

  • 1 oz. Three Olives Bubble Vodka (the brand I used)
  • 1 oz. yellow lemonade
  • 3 oz. pink lemonade
  • 1 orange, sliced (for garnish)

Directions:

Pour one ounce of vodka into a glass. Add the yellow lemonade, and then the pink lemonade. Give it a gentle stir, and add an orange slice and crushed ice.  Top it off with a bubblegum stirrer.

That’s it! (I used both pink and yellow lemonade to get the pretty color.)

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So refreshing and delicious! CHEERS to you!

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To make the bubblegum stirrers: You’ll need white candy sticks, gumballs and an awl. (Make sure the awl is clean.) Push the awl gently into the gumball, and then insert in the gumball. That’s it! Check out my gumball necklace here: http://partypatisserie.com/2013/10/diy-youve-been-boo-ti-fied/

Enjoy!

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Macbook Pro Laptop Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since we’ve had a giveaway here, at Party Patisserie, and thought it was about time. With the beginning of school what better time to giveaway a laptop. An Apple Mac Book Pro Laptop that is!

We have teamed up with several other blogs and business to bring this to you:)

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 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Giveaway

August 28, 2014 at 12 a.m. EST to September 5, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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Prize: 1 winner will receive an Apple MacBook Pro laptop worth over $1,000!

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Linky Party 9

Hello everyone! It’s that time again to link up your party ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY’s and inspiration. Nothing to link up this week, that’s okay, have fun browsing.

A few favorites from last weeks party and most viewed:

Such a sweet Johnny Appleseed themed play date by Frog Prince Paperie!

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Darling Gnome Birthday Party by Tikkido.

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This linky party ends Friday at 6pm EST but it will be a weekly event so be sure to stop by each week to show us what you’ve been up to and to check out all of the great parties others have to offer! Link us YOUR party by clicking the blue link below and we will pick our favorites and share them after the linky has ended!

Here are your hosts!

Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events (us!)
Cheryl of Moms & Munchkins
Stephanie of Spaceships & Laserbeams
Karen of Forever Your Prints
Debbie of Party Patisserie
Paula of Frog Prince Paperie
Nikki of Tikkido

Now it’s your turn, ready?


Party Time Linky

Hi everyone,

It’s Wednesday and it’s Party Time linky 8 where we want to showcase Your work. We’d love for you to link up your idea or visit one of these great blogs.

One of our favorite entries from last week was a Jungle Theme party from Roxy’s Kitchen. Visit her blog to see the whole party.

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We at Party Patisserie love  everything party and party related! We love party inspiration and want to see what you’re up to.  It can be a party you planned, a drink or treat that would perfect to serve at a party or a craft.

Here are your hosts!

Missy & Kristen of Sweetly Chic Events (us!)
Cheryl of Moms & Munchkins
Stephanie of Spaceships & Laserbeams
Karen of Forever Your Prints
Debbie of Party Patisserie
Paula of Frog Prince Paperie
Nikki of Tikkido

Now it’s your turn to link up. Have fun!


Sweet Treat :: Strawberry Slushies

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Hello everyone! We’ve had such a wonderful summer here in the Midwest! Not to many really hot days, which is very unusual for us and not a lot of air conditioning either, but as much as I enjoy the mild temps I love those Hot days too! The days that scream summer! Well, the other day we had a real summer day, as I like to call it. It was hot, hot hot! The kind of day where you’re looking for something refreshing. So, I made my favorite go to summer drink, Strawberry Slushies.

They are so quick to whip up  and really refreshing. If you make them a little thicker, like I did here, just add a super cute wooden spoon.

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Slushies_4 It’s such a cute way to display your drinks and a fun way to enjoy them too!

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And if you prefer the straws, that works too.

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Either make them slightly thinner or wait for them to melt, which they do pretty quickly.

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Ingredients: frozen drink mix (I used strawberry daiquiri); orange juice, ice cubes. (you can substitute the strawberry daiquiri, with frozen lemonade, limeade, grape juice or so many others) This is the non-alcoholic version, but for the adults, just add a little vodka.)

Put the daiquiri contents in mixer, using that same container that the strawberry mix came in, fill it full with orange juice, add several ice cubes and blend away until smooth. Fill the glasses. It’s just that easy.

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Enjoy!!!

Straws and wooden spoons available in Party Patisserie Shop.

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