Last Saturday, my dear friends and of course my Ladybirds showered me with a whole lot of love. It was truly an amazing and very French day. They thought of every detail from the food to the favors to the flowers that had “me” written all over it. As you might already know, I’m a bit of a francophile, who still needs to master her French. :) We nibbled on chicken & waffles with blueberry syrup and creme fraiche and yummy sandwiches from Heirloom LA. Kale salad, shrimp & grits, zucchini, tomato, and gouda quiche made by Ladybird D. Lots of fruit and of course croissants. To satisfy our sweet tooth, mini cupcakes from Frosted Cupcakery and a beautiful macaroon tower. We toasted Baby Archie with pink champagne and sparkling pink lemonade for me. It was the best darn baby shower a girl could ask for.
Here’s some photos from the day. . .
And a little fam and friends slideshow. . .
Chat ya’ later!
Yesterday, Ladybird Dy gave us some great tips on preparing a beautiful and tasty Easter Dinner. Let’s take it up a notch and add a Bubbly Bar. Everyone loves Champagne and there is always something to celebrate. Whether you are doing an Easter brunch or dinner, add a Champagne bar with all the trimmings. I first saw this idea on Barefoot Contessa’s Cocktails for a Crowd episode, and I thought what a fab idea.
Champagne and/or Sparkling Wine
Juices (orange, cranberry, guava, pineapple,lemon, and lime)
Grand Marnier, Brandy, and/or Chambord
Fresh fruit (berries, peaches, pineapple, limes, lemons)
Flutes (champagne glasses)
Have your guest make their own champagne cocktails, you can use the list of cocktails below as your guide or make up your own. . .
Here’s some more ideas for set-up and how to personalize your bar. You can keep it simple or go Big (click on photo to see it larger). . .
Happy Easter and Happy Celebrating!