Tea partyThis post is a week late but better late than never, right? And I really think this postwas worth waiting for. I love all the bright, colorful photos…the bright, femininity of it all.

In my opinion, there isn’t a whole lot better than sitting around the table with family, sipping tea (or mimosas) and noshing on tea party fare. My mom is especially a big fan of tea sandwiches so I thought it was a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

We kept things relatively simple with store-bought desserts, minimal decor and potluck style food. Everything turned out delicious and most importantly, we all had a great time.

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I'm here!It’s been very quiet on the blog front this week. I have some personal things going on that I will be able to share with you at some point in the next couple weeks (all good!).

A quick update, the site design is coming along and it’s looking like I’ll be launching right after Memorial Day. I’m so excited to show you all the new look. It’s clean, light, airy, pink and very, very pretty. It’s totally Eat Drink Pretty and I love it. The new recipe index and party directory is going to be super useful. And with a nice design and clean look, the photos will pop so much more. Also, once the site is live I can finally share Juliet’s 2nd birthday party!

Tomorrow is Friday, hell yeah.

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Tea partyI’m having a pretty normal work week but have been catching up on sleep big time. I put Juliet to bed by reading books to her (she always insists on reading “a looooot of books”) and then I lay with her until she falls asleep. This is a habit we started when she was around one and a half and have not been able to break. I’ll try to leave before she is asleep and she’ll awake immediately and hold her arms out and say “come back” and “momma lay down!!!”. Sometimes I end of falling asleep with her and wake up around 9ish super disoriented. A few times this week I actually fell asleep and never woke up until morning. So I chalked it up to needing the sleep and appreciated those nights I got 10+ hours.

Even though this week is back to normal hours wise for work, I’m still really glad that it’s Friday. I’m so excited for the weekend. Juliet and I are having all the ladies in my family over for a tea party on Saturday morning. We can’t all be together on Mother’s Day so we are celebrating a day early.

So the tea party….well, I’m pretty excited. You all know how much I love brunch and add a tea party theme and I’m totally in my element.

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Tres leches cakeThe Mexican Fiesta co-ed shower was awesome last weekend. My sister-in-law to be’s family hosted a great party. My sister Katie and I chipped in with margaritas, decor and tres leches cake. My favorite part of the shower was the nacho bar. I didn’t take a photo of it but I sure ate enough nacho cheese to last me a while (uh, why is that stuff so damn good?!). read more

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Mexican fiesta{Photos from a Mexican fiesta party I threw for my sister 4 years ago}

My younger brother, Joel and his fiance, Katie are having a co-ed shower (basically just a huge party) on Saturday with a Mexican fiesta theme. Both sides of the family are helping out to make the shower a success. Here are the items I am helping with (along with my sister):

Decorations which will include:
Papel picado
Cylinder vases with lemons and limes
Colorful flowers in Mexican soda bottles and salsa cans

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