This weekend is the Oh Sweet Sadie Art + Gift Show. We’ll be selling some of the baking and party supplies from our online shop Bake It Pretty at this local boutique. If you’re in town, stop by and see us in person May 2nd, 3rd and 4th — SoDa Row at Daybreak: 11259 Kestral Rise Road in South Jordan, UT.
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A few months ago MailChimp featured me on their “MailChimp for Bloggers” page. I’m a huge fan of MailChimp and I’ve used their platform for years to send out blogging emails to all of you for promotions and other things. (The amazing + talented Leo Patrone came to the Bake It Pretty warehouse and took some photos of me for the feature. I could write a whole blog post just about the fun photoshoot. You can see two of the weddings that Leo has photographed here and here.)
Anyway, since I use MailChimp to send out my newsletter and daily post emails, I thought this would be the perfect time to announce the release of the latest series of newsletters. They will arrive in your inbox about every 10 days, starting next week. There will be tons of party ideas and recipes, a mix of the old and the new. If you haven’t signed up yet, look for the box in the sidebar —–>. Here’s a peek at the first edition of Sweet Treats.
Photo by Leo Patrone.
I know this is a bit outdated, but in September the editors of Bon Appetit magazine asked me to share my go to party dish on Twitter. One of my tweets made it into the October issue. Here’s what I said: “My go-to party food is a fruit platter. Try to get 5-6 different kinds in a rainbow of colors. Kids & adults love it!” @onecharmingirl Since the warmer weather will be here soon I thought I’d share the easy fruit platter ideas that I mentioned in my tweet with you.
My mom and her older sister owned a catering company when I was a kid. My sisters and I were cheap labor and we would often work the events, usually getting paid $10 for a night. I would prep food, refill buffet trays and wash dishes. I washed a lot of dishes. My aunt (my mom’s older sister) passed away from breast cancer over 10 years ago and my mom closed her business after that. However, my mom still throws lots of great parties with yummy food. And she is the queen of the fruit tray–no matter what season it is, there is a fruit tray at every party. I guess that’s why it’s my go-to party food too. Plus with all of the allergies and diet restrictions these days, this is something everyone can eat.
- Wash and dry a head of leafy green lettuce and cut off the bottom stem. Cover the base of a large serving tray with the lettuce, layering and covering every bit of the tray.
- Pick a rainbow of colored fruit–-it will look better and give you more variety. Cut the big fruits into bite sized pieces. Cut the grapes into small clusters of 4 or 5 grapes. I like to leave the stem on the strawberries (or cherries if I’m using those).
- Avoid putting two fruits of the same color next to each other (my mom taught me this too). For even more color try sprinkling some small berries on the top, like raspberries and blueberries. You can roll the wet berries in sugar if you’d like.
Photography by Nicole Hill Gerulat.
I was asked a few months ago to create some wedding ideas for a Salt Lake Bride and Groom feature in their gorgeous magazine. Weddings aren’t usually my thing, but I couldn’t say no to this fun project. I came up with a few table number suggestions to share with their readers. I think these ideas can be incorporated into lots of different parties, especially if you’re doing a special number themed birthday (like a first birthday or sweet sixteen) or an anniversary. Enjoy!
Here are the table number ideas in a nutshell:
1. Incorporate a table number–or special birthday number–into the floral arrangements. For this picture I attached a simple house number (find them at Lowe’s or Home Depot) to a tall twig. Megan Dunford from Persimmon Floral created this beautiful arrangement.
2. Fill glass or apothecary jars with candies to coordinate with the party colors. I attached a vinyl number to the jar and included a small metal scoop so guests would feel welcome to help themselves.
3. Use double sided frames to show off pictures of the bride + groom or the birthday kid. I think photographs are great conversation starters and kids always love to see pictures of themselves. You can use the other side to show off more pictures, as a table number or to highlight the birthday child’s age.
4. Display a table number (or the birthday child’s name, etc.) in a simple place card holder and add a container full of bubbles or other party favors that guests can have fun with or take home.