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Lovely DIY Mother's Day Gift & Centerpiece

Lovely DIY Mother's Day Gift & Centerpiece

Add a perfect finishing touch to Mother's Day brunch or any occasion with these eye-catching, easy-to-make gifts/centerpieces.

  

Mother's Day is the occasion to show your mom how much you appreciate her and all that she does for you. But although when the holiday comes, it may feel next to impossible to find a Mother's Day gift that properly expresses your love and appreciation, the best Mother's Day gift actually isn't as hard as you think — and doesn't have to break the bank, either. Especially when you have Smarty Had A Party help. This year set up a wonderful table spread in honor of your amazing mother and surprise her with heartfelt toasts and thoughtful gifts. We have prepared a thoughtful Mother's Day DIY gift (centerpiece) idea that will make Mom feel oh-so-loved. With this luscious floral centerpiece, you will easily exhibit your love and appreciation for your mom, and you will also make your Mother's Day table look spring-like decorated, fresh, lovely, colorful, and bright, giving a glorious allure to your Mother's Day brunch. And don't forget - as long as it's made with love, it's a win in her eyes.
This DIY works double duty as a Mother's Day table centerpiece and a gift for Mom to take home with her after the party. No one wants beautiful centerpieces to go to waste after an event, and with our mini treat buckets, you don't have to! Mini treat buckets are perfect for gifts and favors and have a metal handle that makes them easy to grab. Here's how we used them to create flower centerpieces for Mom!
Get creative, make your own table into a masterpiece!

 

What you need:

Directions:

Step 1: Take a daffodil bulb and place it in a mini treat bucket with potting soil.

Step 2: Open up a cocktail napkin and lay it colored side down. Place the bucket in the center and pull the napkin up to wrap around the sides. Tie a piece of ribbon around the napkin to secure it.

Step 3: Adhere tag to bamboo pick and stick the pick in the soil.

Step 4: Repeat to create the desired amount of centerpieces for your table!

This fantastic idea can be adapted to any event, so whether you organize a Mother's day, baby shower, wedding reception, Thanksgiving dinner, or any other occasion, you can simply change the tag according to the theme of your party, which makes this DIY project very practical for any type of your magical parties.

 

Complementary Smarty Disposable Party Plasticware:  

 

Disposable Paper Charger Plates 

Plastic Mini Flatware

Disposable Plastic Scoops

Plastic Serving Flatware

Disposable Plastic Serving Forks

Modern Plastic Tea Spoons

Disposable Silverware 

Disposable Plastic Drinkware

Ecoware 

Beautiful Coffee Mugs

Disposable Flatware Sets

Disposable Wine Glasses

Stylish Plastic Champagne Flutes

Disposable Party Dinnerware Sets

 

Happy Mother's Day!

With love, Smarty had a Party!

The Best Memorial Day Cake Recipe

The Best Memorial Day Cake Recipe

The time to praise and honor all those brave soldiers who lost their lives serving our country has just arrived. Yes, it's Memorial Day, and we all need to gear up with our celebratory mood to celebrate this patriotic day with some delicious desserts.
 
As you are arranging your holiday weekend, we have a little something that will undoubtedly make your celebration a little sweeter than ever before: festive and delicious Memorial Day Cherry Berry Sponge Cake Recipe. Food and sweet treats are a major part of Memorial Day celebrations that can also be used to take your holiday decor up a notch. And this tasty and unbelievably easy cake recipe will make the yummiest addition to your Memorial Day menu. Whether you are planning a big cookout or picnic for a large group or a family barbecue, this red, white, and blue cake recipe is a wonderful way to bring people together at your Memorial Day gatherings and celebrations. This Memorial Day cake idea is surely patriotic, but it is also delicious, summery, and highly impressive. And if you want to make your cake the star of your Memorial Day get-together and put everyone in a patriotic spirit, creativity display it on our White Round Plastic Cake Stands.
 

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

Whipped Cream:

Garnish:

  • 1 - 1-1/2 cups fresh whole strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
  • herb flowers

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray three 6-inch round cake pans (or two 8 inch pans) with baking spray and line bottoms with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until it has tripled in volume - about 10 minutes. The mixture should be thick, creamy, and pale. Add the lemon zest.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a separate bowl. Stir into a stand mixer using a plastic spoon, preferably in batches.
  4. Add the melted butter and gently fold it into the cake batter mix.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the pans and gently smooth the tops. Tap the cake pans on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 21-25 minutes or until the sponges are evenly golden and come away from the sides of the baking pans.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool in their pans for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn them onto the wire rack carefully and allow the cakes to cool completely.
  8. Make the whipped cream. In a small pan, combine gelatin and cold water and allow to sit for 5 minutes until thick. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the gelatin dissolves.
  9. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly (but do not let it set).
  10. Using a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream with the icing sugar until soft peaks form.
  11. While slowly beating, add the gelatin to the whipping cream. Whip at high speed until stiff peaks form.

 

To Assemble:

  1. Place your first layer of cake on top of a serving plate or cake stand.
  2. Spoon a generous layer of whipped cream and spread evenly using an offset spatula.
  3. Place an even layer of sliced strawberries and berries on top of the whipped cream.
  4. Add the second layer of cake and repeat until all of the layers are on the cake.
  5. For the top layer, spread on with a generous layer of whipped cream and spread evenly using an offset spatula.
  6. Garnish with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and herb flowers.

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DIY Rose Napkin Fold

DIY Rose Napkin Fold

 
Mother's Day is coming soon! Do you have plans? Your mom threw you some pretty epic birthday parties growing up, and now it's time to repay the favor with an incredible Mother's Day celebration. Honor all of the important women in your life - mom, stepmom, grandma, and more - on this year's Mother's Day by playing hostess with the mostess. For those who are hosting your own Mother's Day meal, Smarty Had A Party has got a really fabulous DIY Napkin Fold idea that you and your mom will love!
  

Learn how to impress your guests with these straight forward steps:

Step 1: Fold napkin in a half.

Step 2: Roll napkin forward 2/3's of the way to the top.

Step 3: Roll from right to left.

Step 4: Tuck the end of a napkin in.

Step 5: Pull the two points apart.

Step 6: Flip over.

Step 7: Add pearl napkin ring.

Step 8: Voila

Notes:

You can make a few extra DIY Rose Napkins to use as decoration at your event. We chose to sprinkle a few into our table centerpiece.

Don't stop at decorating the napkins. Once you have dressed the napkins, take the party up top by setting the tables with Smarty's fabulous tableware. Use our spectacular Tropical Coral Square Plastic Plates Dinnerware Value SetElegant Wine GlassesStylish Plastic Champagne FlutesBeautiful Coffee Mugs, and Disposable Flatware, and create the best tablescape your guests have ever seen.

This gorgeous DIY Rose Napkin Fold is perfect not only for Mother's Day but also for many other occasions including weddings, engagement parties, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, brunch, Easter, or any spring celebration!

 

Complementary Smarty Disposable Party Plasticware: