A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on About.com

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?

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Rainbows and Butterflies….with a Side of Chocolate – Soiree Party Ideas

How perfect would you consider your birthday if you had pretty butterfly decorations, colorful fruit to nibble on, and decadent chocolate brownies to savor? I know I’d be thrilled.

You really can’t go wrong with these three elements being the center of attention at your next bash. Be it a bridal, birthday, baby, or just a get together with the girls, rainbows and butterflies…..with a side of chocolate, how can you go wrong? Here’s what I had in mind for this upbeat, sweets filled soiree:

Rainbows and Butterflies….With a Side of Chocolate - Soiree Party Ideas

Here are the individual images that I found and the fantastic sites I found each of them on:

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Invitation – created and sold by CharlesAlexDesign on Etsy

Fruit Heart Kebobs – shared on a roundup on 100 Days of Real Food

Colorful Berry Spring Tart – recipe shared on My Little Expat Kitchen

Raspberry and White Chocolate Bites – shared on New Nostalgia

Blue and White Chocolate Butterflies – shared via How To Cook That on YouTube

Summer Berry Cones – shared on The Cottage Mama

Bite Size Rainbow Brownie Kabobs – recipe shared Cake Whiz

Stacked Chocolate Brownies with Flowers and Butterflies – shared Louise’s Kitchen …. & Other Rooms

If you could add ONE more thing to this party, what would it be?

Bird’s Nest Inspired Easter Morning Brunch

Welcome!

Today I have a sweet treat for you: I’ve put together a spring inspiration board, perfect for your Easter brunch. It must have been from all of the time I spent on last week’s speckled egg inspiration board, but I felt like I really needed to share an inspiration board as fresh as the meaning of spring, with pops of color, and perfect for Easter. It was when I saw this adorable bird’s nest cake on Pinterest that I knew I had to go with this theme. I’ve even included it in my inspiration board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Easter Morning Brunch Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Easter Morning Brunch Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where all of the images I found came from:

Bright Spring Tablescape – shared on Midwest Living

Bright Spring Tablescape – shared on Midwest Living

Bright Spring Tablescape – shared on Midwest Living

Easter Bird Nest Cake – recipe and tutorial by The Vanilla Bean Baker

Easter Bird Nest Cake – recipe and tutorial by The Vanilla Bean Baker

Easter Bird Nest Cake – recipe and tutorial by The Vanilla Bean Baker

Birds Nest Treats – recipe shared by The Curvy Carrot

Birds Nest Treats – recipe shared by The Curvy Carrot

Birds Nest Treats – recipe shared by The Curvy Carrot

Salad Nests – shared by Hostess With The Mostess

Salad Nests – shared by Hostess With The Mostess

Salad Nests – shared by Hostess With The Mostess

DIY Tabletop with Daffodils and Pansies – shared by Karin Lidbeck-Brent

DIY Tabletop with Daffodils and Pansies – shared by Karin Lidbeck-Brent

DIY Tabletop with Daffodils and Pansies – shared by Karin Lidbeck-Brent

Easter Brunch Printable Invitation – made by RockyRocksDesigns on Etsy

Easter Brunch Printable Invitation – made by RockyRocksDesigns on Etsy

Easter Brunch Printable Invitation – made by RockyRocksDesigns on Etsy

Punch Nest with Eggs – shared by Very Vegan Holiday

Punch Nest with Eggs – shared by Very Vegan Holiday

Punch Nest with Eggs – shared by Very Vegan Holiday

Easter Nest Table Settings – shared by Boxwood Clippings

Easter Nest Table Settings – shared by Boxwood Clippings

Easter Nest Table Settings – shared by Boxwood Clippings

What Easter traditions do you share with your family and friends?

 

Dinner Party Menu: Baked Scallops and Roasted Potatoes

So guess what? Tomorrow is apparently National Baked Scallops Day. Who knew that was a thing?

I’m from Florida, so I know the deliciousness to be savored when feasting on fresh seafood. I couldn’t resist putting together a scrumptious dinner party menu for this week’s inspiration board. And no party of mine is complete unless there’s wine!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Dinner Party Menu Baked Scallops and Roasted Potatoes by Unique Pastiche Events

Dinner Party Menu Baked Scallops and Roasted Potatoes by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where I found all these images:

Simple Baked Sea Scallops in Basil and Parsley Butter Sauce – shared on Southern Food

Simple Baked Sea Scallops in Basil and Parsley Butter Sauce – shared on Southern Food

Simple Baked Sea Scallops in Basil and Parsley Butter Sauce – shared on Southern Food

Crispy Roasted Potatoes – shared on Sage Trifle

Crispy Roasted Potatoes – shared on Sage Trifle

Crispy Roasted Potatoes – shared on Sage Trifle

Milano Hand Painted Hand Blown Wine Decanter – sold by HomeStoreDeluxe on Etsy

Milano Hand Painted Hand Blown Wine Decanter – sold by HomeStoreDeluxe on Etsy

Milano Hand Painted Hand Blown Wine Decanter – sold by HomeStoreDeluxe on Etsy

How to Pair Wine and Cheese Plus Serving Tips – shared by Natalie Maclean – Wine Reviews & Ratings

How to Pair Wine and Cheese Plus Serving Tips – shared by Natalie Maclean – Wine Reviews & Ratings

How to Pair Wine and Cheese Plus Serving Tips – shared by Natalie Maclean – Wine Reviews & Ratings

Personalized Modern Monogrammed Wine Glasses – made by UrbanLoftTampa on Etsy

Personalized Modern Monogrammed Wine Glasses – made by UrbanLoftTampa on Etsy

Personalized Modern Monogrammed Wine Glasses – made by UrbanLoftTampa on Etsy

If you are looking for a great resource of dinner menu ideas, make sure to check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to pretty menus!

What’s for dinner tonight in your house?

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

I know TECHNICALLY Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I should probably do one last “fall” inspired inspiration board. But you know what? I don’t feel like it. I’m ready to dive into Christmas! That and I am not a huge fan of autumn (mostly out of never having experienced it) and today is an abnormally cold day for us here in Florida. And by cold I mean it’s 65 out. That’s cold for us, don’t be jealous!

Now that we are past that, and we have both come to terms that it’s pretty much been all about Christmas in the US since, November 1 (you know it has!), what better way to REALLY dive into the season then by decorating cookies? Cookies + Sprinkles + Eggnog = a good time. Add some friends, some Christmas classics on the radio and you will be having a great time.

This would also be a fun theme for a kid’s birthday party that happens to fall close to the holidays. I know if my birthday was around this time of the year I’d want to do this with all my friends. Though, I also think a snowman building party would be a blast too.

Let’s get to it, here’s what I’m thinking:

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

 

See where all of my inspiration for this board was found. There are LOTS of great options on Etsy this week:

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Wooden Spoons with Bells as favors – shared by A Bushel and a Peck

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

If you had to decorate cookies, would you rather decorate sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies?

Apple Themed Fall Dinner Party

I had so much fun creating last week’s pumpkin inspired dinner party, I created another fabulous dinner party idea board for this week – but themed around apples! I was channeling a cool fall night, some close friends over….and thought about what would I want to have. I knew good food was a must (and these recipes have rave reviews!) with simple but pretty apple elements. Here’s what I had in mind:

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Grab the recipes for these great dishes and find out more about these ideas at their sources:

 

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Apple Candles - spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

If you had to choose only one to enjoy during Autumn, which would it be: Apple or Pumpkin?

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Sometimes you just need a little pumpkin in your life. And sometimes you just want pumpkin EVERYTHING. Today’s idea board is for a pumpkin themed dinner party. I know my mouth is just watering looking at all these delicious recipes – wait to you hear the lineup:

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Get all of these fantastic recipes for you collection here:

The Table:

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

The Appetizers:

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

The Dinner:

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

The Dessert:

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Now- after I put this idea board together, I realized that THIS cocktail would be a yummy after dinner drink. What do you think?

What is your favorite pumpkin dish?