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DIY Easter Candy Centerpiece

Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Instead, turn them into an elegant centerpiece arrangement using our cube vases and bamboo leaf cones. The bamboo leaf cones resemble a nest and look adorable filled with colored candy eggs. Your guests will love your edible centerpieces, and you'll appreciate how easy this DIY Easter Candy Centerpiece is to create!

What you need:

  • Cube vase
  • Green Easter grass
  • Egg-shaped candy
  • Mini bamboo leaf cones
  • Grosgrain ribbon

Directions:

Steps 1: Fill the bottom of the vase with grass and place three cones inside.

Steps 2: Put candy eggs inside each cone.

Steps 3: Cut about 32 inches of ribbon and tie around the vase in a bow.

Steps 4: Place centerpiece on the table at you're next spring soiree!

DIY Easter Candy Centerpiece | Smarty Had A Party

For more Easter tablescape ideas check out our Spring Events board on Pinterest! Much Party Love, Smarties!

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How to Make a Mimosa Bar

Stocked with plenty of chilled and bubbly sparkling wine, fresh juices, and fun fruits to add to the champagne flutes, a mimosa bar for baby showers, Mother’s Day, Easter, or just about any excuse for a holiday is just the right recipe for adding a little fizz to the day’s festivity.

Setting up a mimosa bar is simple. Start with champagne in an ice bucket, then add carafes of juice and bowls of fresh fruit. We served lemons, raspberries, grapefruit, limes, strawberries, and oranges. The juices we served were pineapple, grapefruit, cran-raspberry, orange, blackberry, and mango passion fruit.

Set up champagne flutes on either end of the bar, and place a pick in each flute. The picks make it easy for guests to add fruit to their mimosas. We created "Cheers!" labels to attach to each pick and labeled the juices. All that's left to do is pour the bubbly, add some juice, top with fruit, and cheers!

What you need:

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Much Party Love, Smarties!

3 Chiavari Chair Sash Ties

3 Chiavari Chair Sash Ties | Smarty Had A Party

If you've been to a wedding recently, chances are you sat in a Chiavari chair. Chiavaris originated in Italy and were created to be lightweight, but decorative. Since then, their popularity has really taken off and they're used globally by event planners and caterers who appreciate their convenience. We love the structure of Chiavari chairs because they offer a lot of options for chair sash ties. They're so elegant, and their simple design adapts to any style of event. Here are three tutorials for beautiful Chiavari chair sash ties: the Side-Swept Bow, the Satin Cinch and the Woven Bow.

How to tie a Side-Swept Bow chair sash! | Smarty Had A Party

What you need: One table runner for each chair. We used a navy satin table runner. Step 1: Wrap the runner around the chair back starting at the upper right and pull across the chair back. Step 2: Tuck the left side of the runner around the chair post on the bottom left. Step 3: Tie the runner ends in a knot. Step 4: Finish with a bow.

How to tie a Satin Cinch chair sash! | Smarty Had A Party

What you need: Three chair sashes for each chair. We used teal satin sashes.

Step 1: Fold the first sash in half and place your hand in the fold. Pass the looped end under the chair back.

Step 2: Bring the loose ends over the top of the chair and feed through the loop. Pull taut.

Steps 3 and 4: Repeat with the second sash.

Step 5: Repeat with the third sash.

How to tie a Woven Bow chair sash! | Smarty Had A Party

What you need: One chair sash for each chair. We used a pink organza sash. Step 1: Weave the sash through the chair back. Step 2: Wrap the remainder of the sash around the front of the chair and pull taut. Step 3: Tie the runner ends into a bow.

Much Party Love, Smarties!

Ashley

Styling: Ashley Dolan

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Create a Cute Coffee Date | Smarty Had A Party

Shop Create A Cute Coffee Date DIY Inspiration Idea from SmartyHadAParty.com

It's been a long winter, but we're finally coming out of hibernation and getting together with friends. Let's warm things up with a coffee date! We love this cinnamon crumble coffee cake recipe and there's no better way to serve it up than on Smarty pastry plates with some of our adorable new dual-sided cocktail napkins. These bright, cheery napkins give you two options for styling with polka dots on one side and chevron on the other. Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake | Smarty Had A Party What you need:
Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake Recipe Ingredients: For the crumble topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
For the coffee cake
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar, mixed together in a separate bowl
Baking Directions: Crumble topping: Combine brown sugar, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Mix in the cold butter by hand, squeezing the pieces into the mixture. Cover and freeze crumble topping while you prep the coffee cake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup of sugar. Add egg, oil and milk to dry ingredients. Stir until moistened. Pour half of the batter into the 8x8 dish and cover with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Pour the remaining batter on top and sprinkle with crumble topping. You may need to break apart the topping into smaller pieces before adding on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Create a cute coffee date with fun pastry plates and napkins, and cinnamon crumble coffee cake! | Smarty Had A Party Much Party Love, Smarties! Ashley Styling: Ashley Dolan, Ashleigh Johnson, Brandi Wills

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