Ahhh, creativity is great. Creativity with decorative papers is even better! Just returned home from a bridal shower (i helped plan, throw, whatever)...we had a good turnout, good food, and nifty decorations, i must say :)
over at oneprettything.com i found a link to some paper flower templates/patterns...
there is something so satisfying about creating something with your own hands that you will share with someone else. when i craft/create/make for others, i find myself thinking of the special person and hoping they will like what i am making, and know that i put thought into it for them.
hey, if you're looking for 2 easy, crowd-pleasing recipes consider these:
1. coffee punch
brew strong coffee
in a punchbowl combine:
cold coffee (strong)
1/2 gal. vanilla ice cream
1 container cool whip
1/2 -3/4 bottle hershey's syrup
i am really not a cool-whip person (prefer hand-made whipped cream)
nor am i really crazy about the questionable ingredients in hershey's syrup, but--
all in a punchbowl this is a sweetly satisfying, caffeinated, dessert-like treat that people will cheer about all during your party :)
2. spinach feta egg bake
6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
10 grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced
two handfuls fresh spinach, chopped
splash of milk or cream
preheat oven to 350
bake 30 minutes (approx.)
i'll post some photos of the paper flowers sooon
it's time to do the kitchen-clean up dance and clear the dining room table of the paper-craft aftermath...
are there state standards for that?