BellaGrey Designs

May 4, 2016

Vintage Mint and Pink Mother's Day Brunch Tablescape

What do you have planned for Mother' Day? No need to panic if you haven't thought of anything yet. Typically, us moms don't need much to make us happy when it comes to our families. A great way to spoil the mom in your life, whether it be your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, Aunt or friend, is to host a simple brunch. 

Start by deciding who will be invited, will it only be for your family or will you include other moms in your life? Our pretty placeholders for each guest is a delicate touch for this brunch. 

Set a simple but beautiful table to welcome your guests. I styled my table using my late grandmother's depression glasses, I love how they matched the colors perfectly. And I pulled out the silver utensils and pitcher. Added a few Pink Peonies, because I love the fullness and color of the blooms and they are one of my favorite flowers. Most moms love flowers, am I right? 

Decide upon the menu. It can be super simple as a self-serve waffle bar or more extravagant like our sit down menu. 

Spoil mom with a mini gift for her to unwrap there at the table, include one of our beautiful favor tags as the perfect touch.

Don't forget a little sweet something for your guests. 

After brunch allow mom to do something she enjoys whether it is a little shopping or a mani-pedi. Afterall, it is her day! 

Happy Mother's Day! 

Printable Paper Designs: BellaGrey Designs
Photography: Jennifer Kirlin
Pink and White Plates: HomeGoods
Pink Striped Cupcake Wraps: Hoopla Events

May 2, 2016

Kentucky Derby Inspired Party

In anticipation of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports", I'm off to the races with the running of the Kentucky Derby next week.

The Kentucky Derby is an event rich in tradition and exudes grace, beauty and Southern charm. It's hard not to be inspired by this race. From the spectators attire, the parties, the fabulous food and drinks to the excitement and cheers from the fans as the horses round the final turn towards the finish line. Those are only a few reasons as to way I wanted to create a styled party shoot. 

I kept the invitation simple with a vintage black and white stripe and a pop of red to represent the roses. 

Each cupcake was adorned with a silhouette horse head and topped with fresh mint. The gold spray painted horseshoes encircled the cupcakes, like the jockeys who run the race, no two horseshoes are alike.

The large fabulous hats were captured in the straw embellishments, for each Mint Julep cup.

At the Derby, the winning horse is cloaked in a garland of roses, so fresh flowers make fitting decor.

As Mint Juleps, fabulous hats and bowties are all part of this Southern tradition serving Bourbon is expected as well. Woodford Bourbon is the Kentucky Derby Bourbon of choice as well as Maker's Mark. 

Large horseracing ribbons adorned the table, which added just the right amount of whimsical. 

A few Authentic Kentucky Derby glasses were chosen to top our party table. 

As you can see, an easy and affordable way to host this Kentucky Derby party or any other party, is to add our printables as you see here, they bring the party together. What do you think? Will you be using any of our party ideas to host your own Kentucky Derby Inspired party? 

April 30, 2016

Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

As promised, we are sharing our favorite Spicy Jalapeno Margarita recipe with you! These can be pretty spicy, to lessen the "heat" remove the seeds from the jalapeno and add more ice. 

What you will need: 

Kosher Salt
3 Tablespoons Fajita Seasoning Salt
Rimming dish or shallow dish
1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar
1 Jalapeno, sliced
4 fluid ounces Tequila
2 fluid ounces Triple Sec


1) Pour 1/2" salt into the rimming dish and add Fajita seasoning salt, mix well. Moisten the rim of the glasses with a wedge of lime, dip into the salt mixture and set aside. 

2) In a cocktail shaker, pour Agave Nectar, Tequila and Triple Sec over ice. Shake vigorously, until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into prepared glasses and garnish with lime wedges and a slice of  Jalapeno. 


April 29, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Ideas

Fiesta Forever! I just love all the bright colors, food and drinks that are traditional to this holiday!

Cinco de Mayo is next week are your prepared for your Fiesta? Our party ideas will show you how to host a true fiesta with ease. 


This Cinco de Drinko sign is one of my favorites! Add some fun paper mustaches to your bottles of beer for a whimsical element. I used my Cricut machine to cut mine out. 

Our large sign is a perfect fit for a Fiesta! Attach to a foam core board and add colorful festooning - you are good to go! 

The DIY tablecloth was so easy to make. I simply purchased 9 large bandanas in the colors I wanted for my party. Then using my sewing machine, I sewed them together along the seams. 15 minutes later, I had a bright and colorful tablecloth! 

The recipe for these Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas is coming soon, but you can find the DIY for the Drink Flags here

Dessert is a must at any party! Make a batch of Margarita Cupcakes and let the fiesta continue.  Find the recipe and how to,  here.

Mini party favors, such as these maracas allow your guests to get into the spirit and take them home as a fun reminder of the fiesta. 

Don't forget to send your guests home with a pocket sized box of Hot Tamales ~ after all it is a Fiesta! Hot! Hot! Hot! 
You can find the entire Fiesta Party Suite printables in our shop here! 
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