mock raspberry peach bellini

Mock raspberry + peach bellinis served in a cored out peach!

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.

Mock raspberry + peach bellinis

Mock raspberry + peach bellinis served in a cored out peach!

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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no-dye easter egg ideas

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 egg countdown

Easter Countdown Eggs

Jeweled Boho Easter Eggs

Natural jeweled Easter Eggs

Family Photo Easter Eggs

Family Photo Decal Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Streamer Hunt

Easter Egg Streamer hunt

Simple Stamped Eggs

Simple Stamped Eggs

Pinata Easter Egg

Piñata Easter Eggs

Oversized Birdhouse Eggs

Oversized Birdhouse Eggs

PS. 25 seriously well designed eggs.

Posted April 02, 2014 3 Comments
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birthday balloon bombing a car

Balloon Bombing A Car

Balloon Bombing A Car

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.

Balloon Bombing A Car

Balloon Bombing A Car

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.

Balloon Bombing A Car

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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a watermelon cake

Watermelon Cake

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.

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake

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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ring tied rug (made with t-shirts!)

Ring Tied T-Shirt Rug

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!

Ring Tied T-Shirt Rug

Ring Tied T-Shirt Rug

Ring Tied T-Shirt Rug

Ring Tied T-Shirt Rug

Ring Tied T-Shirt Rug

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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paper bunny fruit bags

Bunny Fruit Bags

Bunnies are the simple (and cute) mascot for Spring, and they inspire these fun fruit bags. They’re made from paper bags and will instantly liven up lunch time fruits and veggies. Place a basket out at brunch and your guests will be instantly drawn to the tied ears, colorful nose and sweet peak of fruit inside.

paper bunny baggies

Bunny Fruit Bags

Bunny Fruit Bags

To make the bunny paper bags you’ll need; paper bags (look for fun paper bag designs at your local craft store), a roll of colorful tape, ribbon to tie off the ears, and fruit to place inside.

 

Posted March 25, 2014 16 Comments
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