black and white easter
with sophisticated style
Though the Easter holiday often brings to mind an array of soft pastels and dyed eggs and cute little bunnies in a rainbow of soft colors, this year I decided to create a more modern, sophisticated backdrop for this year's holiday celebration with a classic black-and-white color combination.
a vibrant easter
bold spring colors
The Easter holiday comes on the tail end of the long, dreary winter season, ushering in the much-awaited beginning of spring with its longer days and warmer temperatures. That alone is something to celebrate, making Easter the perfect holiday to host a party filled with springtime merriment.
bright baby boy shower
teal, orange and blue
The inspiration for this baby shower came from the expectant mother's nursery's bold, bright color palette, which included light blue, teal, lime green, and orange. Those colors were incorporated, along with the traditional "it's a boy" blue, and some decorations and accents she could re-use in...

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This tasty Shrimp Salad Martini recipe comes from Ina Garten's 2001 Barefoot Contessa Parties cookbook and is a perfect side dish for entertaining. Adding shrimp to the menu always makes the occasion feel extra special, but the best part is that it can be made a day ahead of time for a stress-free entertaining experience. Serve it in full-sized martini glasses for individual portions and to give it a spectacular presentation.

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