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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lorraine's Little Cake Boxes

Look at these beautiful little "pieces" of cake that my wonderful friend Lorraine made for my 50th birthday party as party favors. They are each created out of lovely papers and embellishments. She handmade all of the flowers on the tops. She really is so talented and I just love that we both feed off of each other's work. You can visit her blog at Thanks so much Lorraine!

Friday, July 22, 2011

50th Birthday Tea!

For my 50th birthday I hosted a happy tea party, which is a tea party with cocktails of course! I had my very best girlfriends over to celebrate this milestone with me. Everything was decorated in a pink French theme. Tasty tea treats were served (recipes and photos will come in a future post) by my daughter Cassidy. We toasted with Lavender Champagne (soooooo tasty and refreshing!). Here is the recipe for Lavendar Champage:

For simple syrup: Bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in 1 T. culinary dried lavender. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate overnight. Strain lavender.

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons lavender simple syrup to glass of champagne and garnish with fresh lavender sprig.


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