Happy Friday! We have had an exciting week around here and these little bunny balloons are exactly the bright dose of fun needed to close it out. I was staring at a white balloon the other day and thinking how great it would look with bunny ears attached. Right!?! So obviously, I dropped everything to make it happen! The balloons are great fun for topping Easter baskets, hanging by the brunch buffet, and marking seats at the Easter dinner table.
Posted April 04, 2014 3 Comments
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Spring brings may fabulous chances celebrate with the girls. Showers, weddings and a slew of festive reasons perfect for a girls night in. This raspberry peach bellini is a fun drink to make for whatever you might be celebrating. Serving it up in peaches with honey stick straws will quickly make it everyones favorite drink of the season.
To make the cored out peaches; slice off the top 1/4 inch of each peach. Using a pairing knife remove the insides by cutting in a circle around the pit. Be sure to save the peach flesh for mixing in the bellini. Use honey sticks as straws and encourage your guests to squeeze the honey before sipping their drink. The sticks look pretty and the honey is a great compliment to the bellinis!
Posted April 03, 2014 3 Comments
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I love the Easter season and have a particular fondness for crafting and designing pretty eggs. I am over the moon excited to show you what we’ve come up with this year, but if you’re like me and have an inkling to get started on your eggs (today!) here are a few of my favorite no-dye Easter egg ideas.
Easter Countdown Eggs
Natural jeweled Easter Eggs
Family Photo Decal Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Streamer hunt
Simple Stamped Eggs
Piñata Easter Eggs
Oversized Birdhouse Eggs
PS. 25 seriously well designed eggs.
Posted April 02, 2014 3 Comments
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April is a month filled with birthdays around here. I’ve been scheming up really fun ways to celebrate that I’m excited to share. Carly’s bedroom balloon bombing got me thinking about how I could recreate the idea for my favorite people (who I don’t live with). The result? A car bombing… with balloons! Make a friend’s day with she’s out running errands, surprise a family member while they’re at work, or let your beau know you care by filling their cars with balloons and leaving a sweet note of love before fleeing the scene.
To do your own car bombing with balloons, purchase about 15 filled balloons (for a regular sized car) and blow up another 30-40 on your own. We transported ours in large trash bags which worked great. Fill the floors and seats with the breath filled balloons and top it off with the helium ones, to fill out the ceiling and window areas. A strand of bunting in the window and a small love note left on the dashboard finish off the look.
A quick tip to grab the keys while someone is at work; call in asking for a co-worker or assistant who will be overjoyed to run them out for this sweet surprise.
Photography by Jocelyn Noel for A Subtle Revelry. More birthday balloon ideas, right here.
Posted March 31, 2014 10 Comments
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I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks ago that my family is drastically altering the way we eat. We are working through some health issues, and currently cutting out the normal sweets and treats that I am used to serving. While a decadent chocolate cake will still be the birthday norm around here (not to worry!) I’ve also been searching out healthy alternatives for our weekly gatherings and Sunday night dinner parties.
This watermelon cake is my new favorite! It is so simple to whip up, and it is as much a show stopper as any of our other party cakes. Plus, the cake is completely healthy. Just a watermelon! We served it at our last Sunday night dinner and everyone quickly fell in love.
To make a watermelon cake that is all natural, gluten free, paleo friendly, whole 30 approved (or whatever diet you might be sticking to). Purchase a watermelon – look for a wide one which will give you a nice substantial base. Cut the rind away and slice to a good thick size. For a taller cake buy a couple different size watermelons and stack as you go. Serve on a cake stand with your naturally fabulous party style.
If you’d like to top it with whipped cream (it’s really good!) here is my favorite old fashioned whipped cream recipe, and here is a great coconut whipped cream recipe.
Posted March 28, 2014 4 Comments
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I have so many house updates I am dying to make this season. An avid believer of making every day and every space revelrous, we aim for light, bright and unabashedly festive whenever possible in our house. This ring tied rug made with bright t-shirts is a gorgeous example. And, it is easy enough to pull together this weekend – right after you clean out that pesky closet. YAY for spring!
The process to make this rug is a piece of cake, but it will take a couple hours to put together. Be prepared with a full Netflix cue to distract while you cut and tie. All that is needed are several bright colored shirts, with a little stretch in them, and a pair of scissors.
Posted March 27, 2014 3 Comments
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