Easter is a much celebrated and beloved holiday for me and my family. From observing Lent, to dyeing eggs, hiding baskets filled with sweet treats and small trinkets, to enjoying spring with a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt. We also love sharing good conversation over a delicious meal. Often this includes festivities such as brunch with friends and dinner with family. This year, we’re hosting a sunrise Easter service at our house and we’ll conclude with a buffet breakfast, so I wanted a table that’s festive and fun for both the adults and young ones.
Easter celebration is a great time to get together with the family over fun games and a warm, hearty meal. Amidst the excitement with all the preparations, you can still put together an elegant table that both children and adults will appreciate. Whether you’re hosting breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these creative and easy tablescapes provide you ideas for your Easter entertaining. Continue reading “Easy Tablescapes for Your Easter Celebration” →
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, home to many Irish immigrants, my memory is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a large St. Patty’s Day parade, lots of corned beef and cabbage, and of course, beer. Now as a mom of four and living in a small town in Southern Michigan, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to recreate a festive, family celebration at home. My first thought was how can I make it a little classier? You know — less crazy green and shamrocks. But honestly, who wants that? That would take all the fun out of St. Patty’s day. So instead, I decided to embrace it with all of its green, pots of gold, and kitsch! Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with Jen Lutz” →
Spring brings back the warmth and colors we missed during the cold holiday months. What better way to welcome sunshine and nature than with a burst of creativity! Start infusing your home with the season’s sights and scents with these simple centerpieces for your table.
A white bowl, trusty masking tape, and freshly picked flowers are essential to create this bright and lovely arrangement from The Sweetest Occasion. Blooms of varying colors and sizes can be used with floral wire and bamboo skewers for support. Floral foam is another practical alternative to hold your flowers in place.
After Christmas clean up and recovery, I enjoy doing a few simple Valentine’s Day preparations to add a little fun to the month of February. For our family, celebrating Valentine’s Day is mostly about letting each other know that we love and care about one another. We love brunch, and celebrating Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to set a lovely table — filled with omelet, ham, and muffins. Because the holiday falls on a weekday, we decided to celebrate on Sunday instead to enjoy a more leisurely meal together.