After weeks and weeks of rain, we finally had a couple of sunny days here in Vancouver. The sun is shining, flowers are popping out everywhere, and the birds are chirping. And that makes us want to entertain! One of the easiest and fun ways to party is over brunch. Here is our idea for a spring brunch…
mug | cake stand | french press | flowers | pie server
Make a few delicious dishes. Remember less is more. Focus on prepping as much as possible in advance, including setting the table the night before.
Asparagus & Gruyere Tart
Lemon Brioche (or Challah) Baked French Toast
Citrus Beet Salad
Invite a bunch of friends. Get your guests involved in assembling the salad, baking the tart and the french toast, squeezing some fresh orange juice, and putting on some coffee and tea. You are ready to partay!
Debbie Laurencia is the lucky winner of our first giveaway. Debbie, we will be sending you a copy of Amy Atlas’ newly released book. Congratulations and enjoy!
Over the weekend, we began our week-long Passover celebrations. I hosted a seder (Passover dinner) for family and friends. While the preparations for this holiday are really intense and far from my favorite, due to the amount of work involved, entertaining and having an occasion to create an interesting tablescape is always fun. This year I went with a blue and green colour scheme using natural elements such as rosemary, delicate muscari flowers, and brussel sprouts. This is what I did.
Did you celebrate Passover or Easter over the weekend? Tell us about your tablescape…
Psst, since we are still awaiting our copies of Amy Atlas’ new book “Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It,” we have decided to extend our giveaway for another couple of weeks. Thus, it is still not too late to enter (here) for a chance to win. Good luck!
As Sweet As It Gets organized a party for a lovely little five-year old. The birthday girl requested a pink ballerina party. At the party, the girls coloured ballerinas, played a special ballerina bingo game, participated in a dance lesson, and enjoyed many treats. It turned out super sweet! Take a peek…
We thank our terrific vendors:
photography: Lando Images
printables: The Green Grass Grows
ballerina cake topper: Addie Lillian
linens: A&B Party and Event Rentals
At As Sweet As It Gets, we love throwing a great party and think that some of the best parties are the intimate ones. So, when Amanda from Kusak’s Closet told us of her plan to do a series of posts on “girls’ night out,” we wanted to share our idea for a special time with friends. Our idea of a girls’ night out is actually a girls’ night IN. We would make it a ladies’ tea! Continue reading here.
We are so honoured and thrilled to have one of our parties featured on Amy Atlas’ blog today. See the details of our “Sweet Shoppe” dessert buffet here.
Do not forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of Amy’s new book here.
We want to celebrate the launch of our new website with a giveaway of something super sweet – Amy Atlas‘ new book: “Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It.“ We are anxiously awaiting our copy and an extra one for one lucky As Sweet As It Gets’ follower. So, who wants a copy?!!!!
For a chance to win:
1. Follow As Sweet As It Gets blog
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3. Leave a comment below to let us know that you have done 1 & 2
Giveaway closes: April 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm PST
In December, we were asked to do a dessert bar for a lovely threesome – two boys and a girl – who were sharing their B’nei Mitzvah (Bar/Bat Mitzvah) celebration. Following their parents’ directive, we created an “old sweet shoppe” inspired sweets display complete with a variety of candy, a cookie station, and cupcakes. Doesn’t this look fun?
We thank our amazing vendors:
photography: Peggy Leung of Lumeo Studio
vintage rentals: Vintage Trove Rentals
printables: Seed To Sprout Design
custom lettering: Thomas Watchorn
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