These are not the marshmallows you used to have when you were a kid. These are the gourmet version. If you're running out of ideas on how to treat your guests at your next event or party, try to consider those little bites of heaven. And when I say heaven, I mean it! When biting into them, you feel you're biting into clouds. They're fluffy, soft, and they melt in your mouth. You can find them in so many flavors: cardamom, flower salt caramel, lavender, whisky, and even wasabi! You name it.
Different shapes are also available, the heart one is a cute one for a Valentine party favor, and the suckers perfect for a baby shower, or birthday. My personal favorites are the square ones, I just love the texture on the sides.
Marshmallows are colourful, and when packaged in clear bags, with a nice personallized tag or label, colourful matching ribbons, make an original, fun, and beautiful favor.
Adding them to your sweet table or candy bar will make your guests talk. They enhance the overall look of a table, add colour, and some lightness into your decor. Why take ourselves so seriously? Let's eat some marshmallows, and treat the kid inside each and every one of us :)
Here are some stores that make great marshmallows:
And if you are in the mood of making your own, here is Martha's recipe. You can then get in touch with me to package them for you. I will match your theme and colours, and of course use food safe packaging.
Basing myself on the 2009 Spring Pantone Colour Report, and just by walking down Montreal's streets, looking at my favorite boutique's windows, trendy people, and gourmet stores I've put together this colour palette that I think will be hot for 2009.
I will try to get you amazing finds to fit within these palette. Keep tuned :)
If you are a bride, and came up with an original colour scheme, please don't hesitate to email me. I will blog about it.
While browsing the web for some inspiration, I stumbled upon the cutest little favor idea.
Why not Lollipops? Unexpensive, Sweet, and when so beautifully wrapped, they become a talking piece.
The stickers can be customised with a monogram, date, logo, or a simple message.
I love them.
These genious Lollipop wrappers are created by Meg from Olio Designs. She does not have a website yet but if you are ever interested in getting some for your bridal or baby showers or any other event, send me a message and I will put you in touch with her.
I think every newlywed couple should have a set of quality Egyptian cotton sheets. Don't you think?
When close friends of mine got married, I just knew that's what I wanted to give them. Even though the sheets were beautiful, I wanted the gift to be even more special. I decided to embroider their initials on the pillow cases. They just loved it!
I sort of got jealous, and loved the idea so much, that I had my own linens embroidered.
Finding someone to do a good job with the embroidery was not an easy task, after lots of shopping I discovered a great place called Embroid Me right here in Montreal. They embroider almost anything! Jackets, t-shirts, tote bags, and lots of other stuff for personal or corporate occasions.
You can choose from a variety of fonts and they have tons of different color threads.
If you can't find the right tablecloth or runner to match your color scheme, create your own. I took ordinary scrapbooking sheets with an interesting pattern and glued them together. Use two complimenting patterns for a more dramatic, but clean look. The effect is wonderful.
You put so much effort when choosing the right gift, the right box and ribbon for that special someone. You know it's going to look great, but why not make it smell great too? Simply spray the tissue paper with your favorite spray. You can use a home spray or try using your personal perfume for that special someone. If you are wrapping a delicate item like clothing, simply spray the tissue before and let it dry.
I always found it very awkward at buffet parties to grab a plate, napkin, cutlery and a glass all while trying to balance my plate overloaded with food. I decided I would find a solution to this problem. At my sons' birthday party I decided to place all the cutlery and napkin in an elegant envelope and seal it with a simple pretty label. The guests' loved it. They not only found it practical, but loved the look. I hope you try it out at your next party.
They can be pink or yellow for a shower or kraft or white for a casual wedding.