What makes a party truly special? To me, it’s not the amount of money you spend, it’s the amount of thought. Taking the time to truly think about what would delight the senses and touch the hearts of your guests elevates entertaining from basic food + drink formula to enchanting moment that becomes a cherished memory.
Recipes & Tips
GIFTS AS DÉCOR, DÉCOR AS GIFTS
|Aubrie Costello offers her Silk Graffiti art|
as custom commissions and prints.
Instead of wrapping gifts, we used them as part of the table setting. What better gift to give a proud mama than advance copies of your own novels?
What would your phrase be and where would you put it?
MIX DECADES & SOURCES FOR A FRESH, AFFORDABLE LOOK
A mix of china adds interest and freshness to a table, and costs less than a matched set. Here Doreen combined her great-grandmother’s vintage white plates with bargain finds from HomeGoods, colorful Pantone Universe espresso cups (used to serve tea, jam and honey) and Jonathan Adler’s zebra coasters (used as dishes). The little creamer and sugar is from Doreen’s own childhood tea set – isn’t it adorable? (UNCOVER MORE of Doreen’s entertaining and table setting tips on Style Maniac.)
SIMPLY DELICIOUS RECIPES THAT HAPPEN TO BE HEALTHY , TOO
Gorgeous to look at, delicious to eat, easy to make — the food for this party happens to be good for you, too.Inspired by her own journey from sickness to health, private plant-based chef and herbalist Jen Capozzi uses the whole plant to help the whole body, and eschews gluten and sugar, but never at the expense of taste.
The appetizers shown here — Sliced Cucumber w/ Goat Cheese + Radishes and Quartered Stone Fruit Stuffed w/ Goat Cheese + Topped w/ Walnuts, Honey, Cinnamon + Sea Salt — are assembled more than cooked, and could be served for brunch, lunch, tea or cocktail hour. Homemade Sconces and Rhubarb Hibiscus Jam take a bit more time, but are worth it for their unique, deep flavors.(GET THE RECIPES: Visit Jen’s BarlumeApothecary website for recipes, and find out how her journey to heal her own rheumatoid arthritis led to helping others find a path to healing.)
SPARK CONVERSATION WITH STACKS OF BOOKS
|In her wedding and portrait photography, Brae Howard captures|
the small details and deep emotions that make up the special moments of our lives.
For more entertaining tips and recipes, visit Style Maniac for the companion post to this story.
Jen Capozzi / Barlume Apothecary
Aubrie Costello / Silk Graffiti
Doreen Creede / Style Maniac
Brae Howard Photography
So many great tips from this collaboration of women. Thank you for joining us on Design Chic, today. Happy Mother’s Day!
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