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Breakfast at Tiffany's: Good Things Come in Little Blue Packages
Whoever said "good things come in small packages" never made it past the revolving doors of 727 5th Avenue, home of Tiffany & Co.  Tiffany's is not only reveled for one of the finest, most exquisite collection of jewels in the world, but also fine silver, china and crystal.  Not so small, after more

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower:Cold Beverage Bar 

At my local fabric store, I purchased a piece of satin fabric, which fit the dimensions of my folding table.  Be sure it touches the front on at least 3 sides, as beneath is a great storage place for extra bottles or things you just want to get out of the way, and the long side with no fabric is close to or against the wall.  Next, I had a mirror store come and measure my table to make a beautiful mirror top.  It's a spectacular touch as it reflects both light and color.  It's also modern and sleek looking.  With the top in place, The centerpiece was next, a silver punch bowl.  I knew it had to be tall and stand out on the table, so I placed a silver Revere bowl upside down and carefully placed the punch bowl on more

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower: A Punch That's 

Sure to Make a Splash!

What better than Tiffany Blue punch for a Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower?  Both delicious and simple to make, I created my punch with blue Gatorade.  Don't say "yuck" because I'm going to show you just how to make this punch look and taste outrageous!

Step I: Freeze blue Gatorade in a round cake pan to use as a floating ice block and add it to your punch bowl. (Make sure your shoes coordinate! LOL!!) more

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower: Audrey Takes the Cake

Any Breakfast at Tiffany's themed event I have witnessed always comes equipped with a cake or cupcakes that resemble a Tiffany box with white ribbon.  That's the exact reason I chose not to bake and decorate my cake like the generic version. Most women today eat very little, especially at parties.  I used to end up making too much, too big of portions and end up tossing the leftovers in the trash or giving it away.  With that thought, and through trial and error, my portions have become more reasonable.  This is the exact reason I decided to make mini cupcakes, and have Audrey, or shall I say, Holly, "take the cake!" more

Breakfast at Tiffany's: Using Tulle as an Accessory Jewel!

Tulle is a soft net-like textile, which can be used for many reason.  It comes in different sizes, shapes, colors and serves many different purposes.  The type of tulle I used for this project, comes on a small roll, is very fine and long.  You can find it at a fabric store, but I picked mine up in the bridal section of my local craft more

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower: Lot's of Diamonds and Pearls, Oh My!

When I began my search for party accessories, I knew just what I had in mind,  "BLING."  From experience, I knew my local craft stores would have exactly what I was looking for.  I scoured Michael's Craft Store and JoAnne Fabrics, stripping all the rhinestone and pearl packages I could get my hands more

Breakfast at Tiffany's: Bridal Shower Favors

When I think of an engagement ring, I think of the old story about finding a diamond ring in a Cracker Jack box.  With that thought in mind, it immediately gave me the idea to make Cracker Jack more

Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is such an incredibly eye catching theme that I have already reproduced it three times in three variations.  The first was my son's first birthday party on Valentine's Day in 2005, the second was A True Blue Valentine segment on WFMZ Channel 69 News, and now for my girlfriend Jess' bridal shower, which is making its debut in the January 2014 issue of Lehigh Valley STYLE Magazine. (view it here) more

Seeking Inspiration for the Big Day

The most important thing when seeking inspiration for your wedding day is to first ensure it reflects the true character and personalities of both the bride and the groom.  That was one of the first tips I picked up when working as personal assistant to celebrity event planner and style guru Colin Cowie as we began planning Jessica Sklar and Jerry Seinfeld's nuptials.  More than likely, the bride has been envisioning her wedding day since she was a child, through the years collecting ideas and inspirations for the "big day."  But what many brides fail to realize is that it's not all about the bride and her wants and needs.  Should those wants and needs be fulfilled?  Absolutely, but so should the groom' more

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower: The Inspiration

Why was the theme chosen?

Having had a love affair with the "little blue box" most of my life is where it all began.  The color, so sumptuous, the white double faced satin ribbon tied so regally, the mystique and anticipation of the treasure within.  Collecting these awe-inspiring boxes began as early as my own engagement announcement. I was hoarding every Tiffany box under the sun.  From there, it was boxes from our wedding bands, special occasion gifts exchanged between myself and my husband, our bridal registry, my bridal shower, our wedding and then baby announcements, baby showers, baptisms and 1st birthday parties....a collection gone more

Calling All "TIFFANY" Brides!

It's that time of year for many a spring, summer or winter bride to begin planning her wedding.  There is so much involved and I can assure you that your girlfriends and female family members are all eager to get involved.  It's a process that begins with the bride and groom and, behind the scenes, the bridal party.  The imagination, work and excitement of planning the pre-nuptial festivities are sometimes as involved as the wedding if you are fortunate enough to have a passionate team involved.  So where am I going with this, you ask?  The word to describe it best is "BEYOND!" more

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