Mother’s Day Lunch

Our Mother’s Day lunch includes an entree called “Raspberry Chicken Salad” that is always popular at women’s parties.  Not only is it delicious, but it is very pretty.  We paired the chicken salad with a spring mix salad tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette. A nut bread tea sandwich finishes this lovely plate.  The sandwich is […]

Easter Dinner

After snacking on Easter-colored deviled eggs and delicious cheese ball shaped to look like carrots, the adults were treated to traditional Glazed Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Layered Gelatin Trifle, Spinach Strawberry Salad, an Easter basket filled with cut, fresh vegetables and homemade rolls. (Notice the butter molded into pretty flowers!) COLORED DEVILED EGGS Twelve […]

Easter Buffet Tables

The centerpiece on the adult buffet is clearly about Easter but its natural elements carries over the theme from the adult table. We love the children’s buffet which continues the whimsy and childlike fun.  Vases filled with Easter grass and eggs, lots of Easter candy, and age-appropriate food makes this an easy but fun treat […]

Easter Children’s Table

At the Den, we want to be sure our children feel like each celebration is their special event as much as the adults.  For Easter, we set the children’s table to be very festive. Decorations include an Easter basket filled with the Easter Bunny himself, grass placemats, bunny-shaped napkins that also double as place cards […]

Easter Children’s Buffet

This Easter, our kids are treated to flower-shaped sandwiches filled with egg salad, bunny-shaped ham and cheese sandwiches, a veggie tray that looks like a carrot, fruit and peep skewers; and “peep” deviled eggs. EGG SALAD SANDWICHES 10 hard boiled eggs, peeled (peeling them while they are still hot makes the shells easier to remove) and […]

Easter Desserts

Our favorite part of any event is dessert!  Easter, is certainly no exception.  This Easter, our dessert buffet includes several delicious selections to satisfy any sweet tooth. We adore this beautiful cake.  The cake itself is similar to a pound cake in its texture and is perfectly complemented with a delicious raspberry layer.  Lemon-flavored buttercream […]

Easter Adult Table

The adult table is a combination of natural elegance and simplicity.  The three nests hold speckled eggs and a pair of birds.  On each plate is a sprig of lavender with an egg on each plate that is used as a name card.

Two Peas in a Pod – A Baby Shower for Twins!

Dawn recently threw an amazing baby shower for her daughter, Nicole, who was pregnant with twins. She has since given birth to a handsome baby boy, Elijah, and a beautiful baby girl, Eliana. I asked Dawn to share the details of the shower. Read below and enjoy! Our son, Randy Jr, has given us two […]

Lila’s Little Lamb Shower

My first grandchild is due in just under two weeks. I can’t wait to meet her!  When my daughter, Laura, was a baby her nursery was decorated in lambs so that seemed just the right idea for a shower theme.   Our menu consisted of chicken salad croissants, egg salad sandwiches, tomato, basil and mozzarella sandwiches, spinach […]

Aloha!

When our close family friends, Gary and Kathy, were about to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, we wanted to help make it extra special. They are taking an anniversary trip to Hawaii, so a luau seemed the perfect theme for an anniversary party. With the help of many of their family members, we put together […]