Showing posts with label Labor Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Labor Day. Show all posts

9.01.2011

Labor Day Style with Pretty Pink Tulips



I am delighted to have one of my favorite bloggers, Elizabeth from PRETTY PINK TULIPS guest blogging on her perfect Labor Day Party!


I was thrilled when Kate asked me to guest blog and create a party for Labor Day. Since we're hosting my father-in-law (a true rancher) for Labor Day Weekend, this menu was designed with him in mind!


Let's face it....if you've had the kind of summer I have, you're just about "partied out" and this is the last hurrah before focusing on Fall. So, I decided to keep things casual and easy. For the host and the guests. My "uniform" this summer has been a strapless dress (short or maxi) and since we're outdoors, I'll wear wedges (gotta have my added height!)


Invitation is via PAPERLESS POST - and gives a nod to something on the menu!


Though I live in New York, I'm not really a "new yorker", but a Texan living in New York. So, let's welcome our guests with a refreshing Texas Tea. (Add a little hooch if you need to give yours a kick). RECIPE


We're going to enjoy these last beautiful warm nights - picnic table style.


I've been having a love affair with Mason jars this summer - so how appropriate to use them not only for glasses but for our flowers.


I'm a huge fan of Pandora, as it allows you to select an artist that you like, then it will create playlists from that artist and others like it. Tonight, I'm going to mix it up with some Blue Six (very vibby), which is a great background music for any type of party and then move into Zac Brown Band, which is THE country/mainstream band of the moment.


Our main course, brisket tacos, pays homage to my guest of honor, but feel free to go vegan with beans and rice. RECIPE


To give some color, take advantage of the season's bounty and circle back to the invitation, we'll serve Fresh Sweet Corn with Sea Salt and Basil. RECIPE

For dessert, a comfort food that is secretly my all time favorite -- Chocolate Pudding. RECIPE



With a relaxing environment like this...hopefully your guests will linger long into the night and you'll eventually end the evening with s'mores by the fire pit!


Wishing everyone a fantastic end of summer!!


8.29.2011

Labor Day Party Ideas


With Labor Day just a few days away, here are some fun ideas for a party to enjoy the last weekend of the summer. And it is not too late to rustle up some plans! I am off for some R+R   with one of my best friends at the spa.

A hip invite from PAPERLESS POST






Turn a summer pail in to the perfect caddy for an outdoor party


A stylish and simple centerpiece


Bandanna placesetting


Message in the Bottle Placecards HOW TO


A self-serve bar


Windproof candlelight


A fragrant grill



Chic SMORES 



Images: Martha Stewart