1. Memorial Day Hostess Ideas

    It’s the countdown to Memorial Day and quite honestly, it’s hard to work thinking about all the fun things we have planned. I am staying home this weekend and playing hostess for my family that’s flying in, so I wanted to share some cute party tips I plan to be whipping up throughout the weekend for an extra festive time!

    Starting with dessert! First of all, this three-tiered cake is a fab dessert idea for Memorial Day. Buy two boxes of vanilla cake mix and place a 1/4 in one round cake pan, a 1/4 in a second cake pan, a 1/4 in a third cake pan, and the last 1/4 in a cupcake tin. Once the cakes have cooked and cooled, place one layer on a cake stand. Top with a whipped icing {whipped is very much suggested because it’s a bit fluffier!!}, top with another layer, frost that layer, top with the third layer, frost the top of that layer. Then place strawberries and blueberries around the top like I did! Also I took a few white spray roses from a bouquet I had, and placed them in as well! Then for the cupcakes, frost them, and top them with festive red, white, and blue sprinkles {I actually just found these star ones on Amazon- so cute, right!!}. Lastly, a festive fruit cup is refreshing on a hot day. Place strawberries and blueberries in fancy glass ice cream glasses and top with whipped cream or cool whip and sprinkles {buy in bulk here or here’s a cute similar option}!!

    On to your refreshments… I love fruit infused waters, so I am all about soaking strawberries and basil, pineapple and mint, cucumber, you name it, in a drink dispenser for guests to enjoy. To make it extra special, serve your drinks in mason jars with a festive straw and fruit garnish! I bought a set of 12 “Ball” Mason Jars at Target and use them all the time {they come with lids too!}. Also, I found this cool drink dispenser that is made for infusing fruits, check it out here. Then I love anything “anchor” themed, like these fun straws, this cute candle, or this embroidered pillow!

    And of course a themed cocktail is always fun! Moscow mules are so refreshing with that hint of ginger beer, so I love strawberry ones for this weekend! A really easy way to make them is to buy Splash Mixers “Moscow Mule” Mix, add Vodka, and muddled strawberries. {The best part is the mix is only 20 calories per serving!!}. Rather make your own? Check out a delicious recipe for Strawberry Moscow Mules here. Of course serve your mules in copper moscow mule mugs with a strawberry garnish.

    I hope you have a fab Memorial Day Weekend!! Shop some of my favorite pieces from this post below!

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    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively Photography

  2. Celebrating Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

    Thank you to Mrs. Meyers Clean Day for sponsoring this post. These opinions are my own and are not representative of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. I am so excited to partner to with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day in celebration of “Plant Something Day”! You guys know how I love to entertain in my outdoor patio space, so when I was encouraged to incorporate more plants in the mix, I was totally up for the challenge!! In honor of “Plant Something Day”, I created a lush Spring tablescape filled with beautiful outdoor potted plants. It’s quite refreshing to know that these flowers…

  3. Mother’s Day Tablescape Shopping List

    I am so in love with yesterday’s Mother’s Day tablescape {and it seemed as though you guys loved it too!!}. So I wanted to share some more recommendations for re-creating this display. From beautiful cake stands, to the white buckets which I placed at each setting, to the  faux flowers, every detail adds something special. Enjoy shopping and browsing this beautiful selection of pale pink and white items below. Shop the post:

  4. Host Mother’s Day Brunch

    Mother’s Day is this Sunday so I wanted to create a beautiful {yet totally do-able} tablescape for those of you hosting. Because let’s be serious… for you moms, it’s your day, so there’s no need to be hustling to create an over-the-top table! I definitely don’t have time for that! And for you sweet ones hosting mom, good for you!! Major brownie points!! By sharing today’s table I hope to inspire a few easy take-aways that will make your celebration beautiful and special, all the while, leaving guests impressed! Starting with these adorable little white buckets that I placed at each person’s seat. Originally I thought I…

  5. Last minute ideas for your Kentucky Derby Party

    It’s an eventful week! Cinco de Mayo Friday and Kentucky Derby Saturday! With all my fiesta prep I almost forgot to share a few quick ideas for your derby party! This year I am not throwing a crazy party but last year’s was AMAZING {check it out here!!}. So for those of you hosting, here are a few tips to incorporate into your day!! Mint Julep cocktails are an essential. Here’s a recipe on Southern Living. I recommend serving them in mint julep glasses but anything with a monogram would look just as classy! Don’t forget extra mint for garnish!…

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