Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Red and Aqua Inspiration Board

Getting married outside, near the pool? Or just on your back lawn? This color combination is perfect for outdoor weddings and picnic like receptions.  

The Jones Soda carries through the aqua scheme with the addition of a small red tag as an accent. Ribbon wands to wave as the bride and groom walk down the aisle after the bride has been thoroughly kissed  make another great accent.  

Centerpieces are easy to make and pull together in a hurry.  It's easy to find picnic table covers in aqua, just hit your local Party Store.  

This inspiration board is great for the bride who's doing a lot of it herself with her friends and family.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Caramel Apple Grapes?

Yes, you've seen caramel apples for wedding sweet tables.  But I am positive few of you have seen caramel apple grapes.  These are large red seedless grapes first dipper in a caramel sauce, and then in some chopped nuts that are easy to eat and easy to make. 

Grapes are easier to make than apples, not much prep work, you can use Mazetti's Caramel Apple Dip (you can even go the low cal route) and add some sour cream, crushed nuts, crushed M&Ms or other crushed candies.  My mouth is watering!  Put grapes on lollipop sticks, toothpicks or skewers.  Dip, leaving some extra caramel on the bottom so the grapes will stand up.  Let cool in the frig and serve. 

You can decorate the sticks with ribbons or use coordinating colors for your wedding.  Perfect to polish off the end of your day!  No apple cores to deal with--seedless grapes have their uses!

All photos courtesy of Busy Mommy Blog

For complete recipe visit Busy Mommy at this link.  She'll give you all the details of how much sour cream to use and how long to heat your caramel dip.  Some bloggers have fabulous ideas, this is one of them!  Oops! Our grapes are ready to eat! Gotta run!  Have to personally taste test them! (Which means my husband at the whole first tray! Needless to say they are gone!)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Citrus Centerpieces

Looking for a cool and relaxing looking centerpiece for your picnic wedding? Try this simple, inexpensive, fruit centerpiece.  A combination of melons, citrus and mango or pineapples with a few calla lilies and you have a simple and easy summer centerpiece.

Looking for a different color combination? Just change out the fruit to suit your color scheme.  Be sure to add some lemon, lime, orange or pineapple juice to keep the fruit from browning.