Friday, May 20, 2011

Real Festa: Farewell School Party

It has been long time since my last post. I have many parties to share and I will start with a special one.

Last school year, when my husband was deployed, we received so much love and care from the Holy Redeemer Community where my two children go to school. I wanted to say thank you to all the moms and teachers for the support and help and I found a good opportunity.

I was invited to style a Farewell reception for Mrs. Beverly Langston, Founder and Director and Mrs. Pat Messalle, Teacher. Both spent almost 4 decades in Holy Redeemer Nursery School.

I worked with a great team of moms to put the event together. We wanted the traditional school theme. I chose light pink, sage, beige and red colors. We had lunch boxes, real apples, pencil pretzels, apple cake balls, black board cookies and more.

Former students, moms, dads and children stopped to say thank you. It was an event full of love!

Take a look to the details..

Main table

To give a school touch I set around the room decorated objects like books, glasses and fabric flowers and ribbons.

Plates, napkins and utensils

Kids enjoying the treats.

Apple Wishing Tree.

Here my little ones leaving their messages.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flowers from my garden

After a very busy weekend with lots of kids' classes, a big event and a birthday party, I was craving peaceful time by myself. I am enjoying my morning around the house and the garden, but I couldn't stop sharing these beautiful flowers from my front yard. I wish I could share them with mom. She loves flowers more than anyone I know.
Thinking of you..


Monday, May 9, 2011

My Mother's Day celebration

I celebrated Mother's Day with a small group of friends. I wanted a simple stress-free event, no cooking and washing dishes, but at the same time something chic and tasty. I came with the idea of a salad bar full of vegetables, meats and delicious dressings.

Between laughs, good food and wine you can't go wrong. Thank you ladies for sharing such a delightful night.

Mexican friends you celebrate tomorrow. Happy Mother's Day!

Salad Bar

These bands were given to the moms according to their personality and character. It was a fun activity.

For dessert we had chocolate truffle cake, cookies and apple pie.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz 5 de Mayo {sweet treats}

When I think about Mexican sweets, I always think about coconut and chocolate. Love them in any type of treats: cake, ice cream, flan, pudding. Today is a beautiful day, sunny with a pleasant breeze and I thought a perfect treat could be a popsicle. Coconut popsicles!

I found a recipe here. I made a some slight adjustment. For the milk, I used skim. For the coconut milk I chose low fat from Trader's Joe and added two cans instead of 3 cups, a couple more teaspoons of sugar to find that rich and sweet taste I was craving.

Happy "5 de Mayo".