Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Wedding Centerpieces

Weddings are so special and what better time of year to celebrate than in the fall when everything is crisp and colorful. You can use the fall as part of your wedding theme and incorporate elements into your decor. One such place you can start off with is fall wedding centerpieces. There are hundreds of ideas you can choose from and plenty more you can make up on your own.

The fall wedding centerpieces will create the mood for your wedding reception. Most people notice the centerpieces when they walk into the reception room above anything else. They have to stand out and look fantastic. They must capture the mood of your special day. So how do you choose the centerpiece? Well, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Colors of the Fall
Using fall colors for your wedding reception as well as in the centerpieces is a great option. There are lots of warm colors and tones you can use like reds, maroons, gold, orange, bronze, copper and more. When you create your centerpieces based on some or all of the fall colors you can also include the fall wedding favors you are going to use. These could be candles around the centerpiece, little gift boxes hanging from the vase, or incense sticks inserted into the centerpiece.

Hanging Arrangements
If you want to do something a little unique, think about turning things upside down. Instead of having the centerpieces on the tables, hang them above rather. This way your guests will all get to chat easily and the effect will be stunning. You can use fruits, nuts, leaves and twigs to create the baskets and for a more rustic feel you can even use wicker baskets. You could spray them bronze or gold for a more elegant feel, or you could wrap them with fairy lights to make it more romantic.

Tall Centerpieces
If you want something more modern and simple, then you could go for tall centerpieces. These will be narrow so they take up little space on the table. You could use long twigs or twisted sticks sprayed in whichever colors you like, and place them into a long glass vase. Place this onto a mirror tile and stand a candle on it next to the vase. On the other side you can place a large flower head or perhaps and small bunch lying loosely. You might also choose to use three candles which can be bound together with twine.

Fall leaves are gorgeous and whilst they are there, why not use them? There are tons of things you can do with fall leaves to make your wedding centerpieces look wonderful. One idea is to spray a huge pile of leaves in the colors you want, or leave them the natural fall colors. Harden them and fill into glass vases which can be squared for a modern look. Then on the top you can place a layer of short flowers that you like or hang vines and longer flowers over the edge for a softer touch.

Well, there you have just a tiny portion of the ideas for fall wedding centerpieces. There are tons more that you can find online, or you can get creative and design some yourself. Use your favorite parts of fall, or incorporate something personal into the centerpieces.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Your Fall Colors

When most people think of fall weddings, they picture a rustic style event, all done in the colors of the autumn leaves. While this is pretty, it is also expected, and also not the best choice for a more formal or polished wedding. Read on for advice on how to get away from the rustic fall colors, and how to plan your elegant fall wedding color palette.

There is no rule whatsoever that mandates that an autumn wedding take place in a barn, be decorated with pumpkins and mums, or involve haybales in any way, shape, or form. And yet, if you start looking for design and décor ideas for fall weddings, the chances are that 99% of what you find is geared towards that traditional rustic fall look. As an October bride myself, I am here to tell you that you can have a fabulous fall wedding that is seasonal, and yet avoids all of the autumnal cliches about the autumn colors.

Certainly, you should always take the season in account when planning your wedding color scheme. Red and green might be festive at Christmas, but just plain odd in July. The same is true for a fall wedding. A pastel color palette like lavender and lemon would look much better in April than it would in October. This is not to say that you cannot use your favorite color at any time of the year; just that the combinations of colors you select should make sense for the season. So if lavender is your favorite color, use it for your fall wedding, but pair it with shades of deep purple and burgundy to give it the depth and richness that suit the time of year.

The feeling of autumn is one of richness and coziness, and this is very helpful when you are choosing your fall color palette. Warm metallics like gold, copper, and bronze are ideal accent colors to add depth and elegance to your primary hue. The metallic colors are very easy to combine with other fall colors, and you can use them to make anything feel more sumptuous. Look for details like tablelinens that are shot through with a gold thread for an evening wedding, or for your bridesmaid gifts, choose jewelry that is created with rich bronze Swarovski crystals. Metallic ink can also be used to great effect on your wedding invitations, especially when paired with another color like chocolate brown.

Speaking of chocolate brown, it is always a wonderful color for an autumn wedding. To steer it away from the stereotypical fall palette, do not pair brown with a color like orange or sunflower yellow. Make your wedding upscale and chic by combining warm chocolate with wasabi green. The pairing is unexpected, and yet very pleasing to the eye. Try setting your tables with chocolate dupioni tablecloths with wasabi green napkins as an accent. You can also use this pairing for stylish invitations, bridesmaid dresses, and much, much more.

Deep eggplant purple is another great color for a fall wedding. It has the richness of the classic autumn shades, but is not a common choice. For the most regal elegance, eggplant can be combined with metallic gold or copper. If you really want to make the eggplant look as rich as possible, seek out fabrics in that color that are made in luxurious velvet. This is great for bridesmaid dresses, as well as bridesmaid jewelry gifts, dramatic draped fabric in the reception venue, custom stationery, and of course, the flowers. This color palette works equally well for an afternoon or an evening wedding.

Other colors that are terrific for fall include burgundy and olive green or mahogany and cream. There is no need at all to feel that you must be loyal to the traditional fall colors. When you are having an elegant fall autumn wedding, the perfect color palette will be essential in making your vision come to life.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Picking Your Wedding Shoes

Choosing the right shoes to go with your wedding dress is very important. There are two main factors to consider here. Comfort and style, you wan to make sure that whatever shoes you decide to wear on your wedding day are very comfortable. They cannot be to tight or loose cause they can cause you big problems.

The last thing you need is tripping and falling on your special day. If your shoes are to tight they might change the way you walk in your dress and this is surely not a good look on your wedding day.

When searching for the right pair of shoes makes sure you try them on and do some walking in them to make sure they are a perfect fit. Also have a second eye look at them for the styling, making sure it matches your wedding dress style as well. The kind of heel the shoe has is also important.

It needs to complement your dress properly and not seem to be out of place. If you are wearing a short dress a high heel will probably look better for a more formal indoor wedding, but if you are having a beach wedding then a high heel will most likely not work to well.

Your wedding dress supplier should have some shoes that they know go well with your style of dress. After all, they work with brides on a regular basis that look for the perfect shoes to go with their dresses. They should be able to point you in the right direction.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wedding Table Decorations

Even if you are not planning on having a dinner reception, you will need something to decorate the tables in your reception. Buffet tables, snack tables and dinner tables alike at any reception will need some kind of wedding table decorations to liven things up. These can be as ornate or simple as you like depending on your budget. Your wedding reception’s decorations can be virtually anything you can think of to spruce up your reception and make it totally you. Here are some great ideas for a table centerpiece that you can easily do yourself for quite a statement!

1. Candle Table Centerpiece - Whether in the afternoon or evening, a candle centerpiece will cast a romantic glow on your reception. This can be done several ways. You can get some large glass bowls and float candles at the top, while filling the bottom with either fruit slices, flower petals, goldfish (see my other post, Goldfish Bowl Table Centerpieces), anything colorful that could compliment your wedding colors. If you don’t like floating candles, buy large vases and fill bottom with coffee beans or colorful rocks and place larger candles inside the vases so that they last longer. Just be sure what you choose to accompany the candles is non-flammable or you will definately have an unforgettable ceremony.

2. Wedding Flower Centerpiece - This is probably the most popular as as well as the most varied. In this category, a simple arrangement can be just as charming and ornate as large ornate flower arrangements. In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than simple roses in a crystal vase in water with a clear stones at the bottom. I’ve seen it done many times, and each time as elegant as the next. For my own wedding reception I had a small arrangement of flowers attached to a tall silver vase. You can also use certain types of flower buds as decorations as well.

3.Other Reception Table Decorations - If you are having a themed wedding, look for a reception centerpiece that will go along with your theme. If you are having a beach wedding, I’ve seen centerpieces with sand, shells and candles done very elegantly. Cowboy hats and bandannas are great for a western table centerpiece, perhaps along with some vintage spurs or cowboy boots. I’ve also seen miniature wedding cakes at the middle of each table. It is a beautiful decoration, and one that your guests can eat.

There are plenty of inexpensive table centerpieces to choose from, all that is required is an imagination and willingness to experiment until you find something is just right for your wedding.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dogs In The Wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding where the bride and groom decided that they wanted their pets to join them at the altar? We saw it in Lady and the Tramp, of course, but just how popular are putting dogs in weddings anyway? I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride and groom included their pets in their wedding, but that doesn’t mean that I’ll never come across it. I won’t go as far as to say that it’s a hot new trend in weddings because it isn’t really, but it is popular among dog lovers. The fact is, lots of people are choosing to give their dogs a job in their wedding, or a place in their wedding party. Not everyone who puts dogs in weddings is the crazy kind of dog lover, but someone who just doesn’t feel right kenneling a member of the family for such an important event. There are several kinds of jobs that you can consider for putting dogs in weddings, but these jobs aren’t the only places where you can use your animals, just a great place to start.

Dogs in Weddings - The Ringbearers & Flowergirls

I guess the most popular places for dogs in weddings are as the ringbearer and flowergirl. This works really great if you have a male and female dog. You can find some great outfits online for dogs, including tuxedos, tutus and other kinds of dresses which aren’t that expensive. For the ringbearer dog, just attach the ring to a pocket on the collar of the pooch, and have him sit at the feet of the groom. Quick note here…if you’re afraid that your ringbearer dog will run away during the ceremony, don’t attach the ring to his collar or you could have a huge mess on your hands! For the flower girl dog, dress her up in a tutu and have a flower girl child walk the other dog down the aisle on a leash, throwing flower petals as they go.

Dogs in Weddings - At Your Feet

If you don’t really want your dogs to have a job in your wedding, then another popular option is just to have them laying down at your feet. Dress them up of course because it is a formal event and they need to be presentable, but train them to come and lay at your feet during the wedding ceremony. What a great way to take your wedding vows, surrounded by everyone you love, including your pets.

Dogs in Weddings - Helpful Facts

Deciding to have dogs in weddings should not be a list minute decision. Once you decide to include your dogs in your wedding, you should start training them for what you want them to do, so your animals know what is expected of them at the ceremony. Also, while it may be tempting, do not hang flower arrangements around the necks of your animals, or even on top of their heads. Many flowers are poisonous to dogs, or allergens, and the wire holding the arrangement together could hurt the dog if it’s messed with. Also, be prepared for the unexpected.

Dogs in weddings can be a great way to share your special day with everyone that you love. Dogs in weddings aren’t an impossible task, and with the right training and jobs, you should be able to pull it off without a hitch.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Wedding Centerpieces

Has the thought of a spring or summer wedding never really appealed to you? Are you planning a fall or autumn wedding instead? Fall is a beautiful time of the year for weddings with all the colors and options you have available - you’re sure to find some great ideas for fall wedding centerpieces. Many brides have a lot of trouble trying to decide what kinds of wedding centerpieces to put on their tables, I know that I sure did anyway. Your wedding centerpieces are so important, because they really are the focal point of your wedding tables, as each of your wedding guests will be looking at them throughout your wedding reception. The right wedding centerpieces can transform an ordinary room into whatever look you’re trying to go for. One of the best ways to choose wedding centerpieces is to choose a theme for your wedding. So if you’re planning a fall wedding, you might want to choose some centerpieces related to the season of your wedding. Here are some great ideas for fall wedding centerpieces.

Fall Wedding Centerpieces with Pumpkins

Pumpkins and ghourds come in so many different colors, and they are very versatile for your wedding. A few great ideas for fall wedding centerpieces with pumpkins are easy to find. Here are some of my favorites. First, a great fall wedding centerpiece is to hollow out a large pumpkin and use that as a vase to hold your flowers. Or, you can use some smaller pumpkins, pressed leaves, nuts and fruits in a small arrangement at the center of each table. I did just see one great idea for fall wedding centerpieces with pumpkins that uses mini pumpkins as candle holders. Take a miniature pumpkin and a small cookie cutter, and using a mallet pound it into the top of the pumpkin. Using a paring knife, cut out the circle from the top of the pumpkin and insert a tall tapered candle into the top.

Fall Wedding Centerpieces with Fruit

Another great way to celebrate fall with your fall wedding centerpieces is by using fruit. Highlight some of our favorite fall fruits with displays using apples, pears, cranberries and other seasonal favorites. Grab a couple of long shallow dishes and fill them with the fruit of your choice for a truly unique wedding centerpiece. Another great benefit of using fruit in fall wedding centerpieces? Your guests can eat them at the end of the night. Or, put a tag around the stem of each one and let them be your wedding favors when your guests leave. Talk about making your fall wedding centerpieces do double duty!

Fall Wedding Centerpieces with Flowers

You can’t forget about flowers when it comes to listing ideas for fall wedding centerpieces. Flowers are perhaps the most popular kind of wedding centerpieces available. Darker colored flowers, ivy, sunflowers and even pressed leaves in the bright and beautiful shades of green, brown orange and red can create some beautiful centerpieces. Be sure and talk to your florist to determine which flowers would work best for your fall wedding centerpieces, including which flowers are in season, and options that you have.

Fall is a wonderful time of the year for a wedding. The fall season can provide a wedding day just as romantic as a beautiful day in spring. The different fall wedding centerpieces that you choose should highlight your favorite aspects about the fall season. There are many different ideas for fall wedding centerpieces, and with a little creativity and fun, you will find one that suits your needs perfectly.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jack and Jill Showers and other Co-ed Wedding Parties

In days of yore it seemed that until the wedding day, guys and girls celebrated separately: girls had showers and guys had bachelor parties. Like many other traditions, this one, too, is having a major makeover: coed showers are definitely cool and “ette” has joined “bachelor” as girls get together for a final fling with their best friends.

Like your guy friends as much as your girl friends? Coed wedding showers, dubbed “Jack and Jill” showers are the same as traditional showers, but, you guessed it, the groom and his friends are invited, too. When planning a Jack and Jill shower, think party activities or themes that work for guys and girls: Kitchen, wine or stock the bar, travel, outdoor gear, or tools and gadgets work for a coed party. Note to planners: tempting as it might be, save the lingerie shower for “girls only.”

Even the segregated bachelor and bachelorette parties are seeing the walls come down. Nowadays, the event is either combined into one party or split into two parts: one part together and one part separate. It’s a great way to leave the wedding details aside and have some quality time with your closest friends.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wedding Accessories – Making Weddings Complete

If “marriages are made in Heaven”, as the popular saying goes, wedding accessories are created on earth. Ever since the institution of marriage was established, all cultures and the customs and traditions associated with them, have laid special emphasis on the accessories for the attire of brides and grooms. These are the embellishments we refer to as wedding accessories. It is but logical that a bride’s or groom’s attire would be most unappealing without certain wedding accessories to match. Today, every to-be married couple include wedding accessories among the top three items on their wedding list.

Thankfully, today the concepts, designs, colours and types of wedding accessories have given rise to a limitless number of options for a couple to select from. Moreover, there are wedding accessories to match the colour, material, texture and pattern of any bride’s or bridegroom’s attire. The most important reason for using wedding accessories is because they act as the finishing touches that deliver a complete look to the bride and groom when fully dressed. In the case of a bride, items such as tiara, veil, gloves, shoes, jewellery, bouquet, etc., are some of the most common and popular wedding accessories. Insofar as the bridegroom, items such as tie pin, cufflinks, necktie, cravat, bowtie, wedding socks, shoes, etc. are essential. However, wedding accessories are not confined only to the bride and bridegroom, but can extend to include page boys, flower girls, bridesmaids, best men and all close relatives of both bride and groom. For this segment of people, there are a limitless number of wedding accessories to match the clothes they wear for any particular wedding.

The truth is, wedding accessories can consume a significant portion of a wedding budget. However, this may not be a constraint for the elite or high income groups. Fortunately, there are numerous options for low-budget weddings and suitable, inexpensive, wedding accessories can easily be found. Owing to the phenomenal growth in demand for wedding accessories, numerous outlets selling such items have mushroomed in virtually every major city around the world. Apart from these, there are also several small businesses and creative individuals who are involved in the making of wedding accessories. Such items are readily available ex-stock, or can be made to order, based on any specific designs, patterns, materials or colours that the bride and groom may desire. The choice, value and nature of wedding accessories do not vary from couple to couple, but even from culture to culture, or country to country. Top socialites, celebrities and the elite in most western countries spend enormous sums of money on wedding accessories, however, in some oil-rich, Middle East countries and India, most weddings can be lavish and ostentatious in style and spend. In these countries, gold jewellery is the item of choice for wedding accessories by most upper income, elite class, socialite and celebrity couples.

The other BIG reason why wedding accessories are so important is because long after the occasion, these items act as eternal mementos to remember that joyous day, when two people pledged their love to each other. If marriages are a lifelong commitment, wedding accessories are truly lifelong memories.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Riding A Limo With Class

A limo ride could be an exciting ride if you are with the right company, your limo service is excellent, your chauffeur is superb, and you know how to ride a limo! Sadly, there are times we can get too caught up with the idea of being in a limousine that we fail to truly enjoy the ride - we just get all worked-up and rowdy and all that.

Sadly, before the night is over, you and your friends will have already made yourselves tired from all the thrashing and noisy partying in the limousine that you just missed the novelty feeling of riding in a limousine as if it’s an everyday thing for you.

Now, the reason why you would want to be seen in a smooth, stylish and ultra-cool limousine is to arrive wherever you are going with style. You want to make an impression on your friends, perhaps a crush or you simply want to feel extra-special for that one given day.

You must remember that there are rules that you must adhere to when riding in a limousine. First of all, classy behaviour - and not trashy - should be in place. If you are in an elegant place, you act accordingly, right? The same approach should be used when riding a limo.

Don’t ask people more than you originally planned as the limo service will not allow extra heads in the limo if you already specified prior to your limousine ride the exact number of people that will be riding with you.

Lastly, feel the limo ride. Don’t just jump all over the place, play loud music and drink the night away.

Now that you know how to behave when going on a limousine ride, the second thing you need to focus on is getting the right limousine that will suit your fancy, your budget, and the event where you will be using it.

There are limo services that are older than your youngest sister so don’t go there. The really good ones are those that are normally just a few years old - say, something like two or three years.

You should also make sure that there are no other extra costs that you will have to shell out for. There have been times where additional costs were charged which weren’t openly mentioned in their ads.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tips For Choosing A Great DJ To Make Your Event Memorable

Regardless of whether you are planning a wedding reception, a birthday party, a corporate party, or any other special event, one of the most important things to consider to ensure that your guests enjoying the event is the entertainment. Finding a truly professional DJ who offers several entertainment options can require a bit of work, but you’ll find that it is well-worth the effort.

We have found during our time performing DJ services in the San Antonio area that many people get so overwhelmed when planning their event, that their choice in entertainment often is decided solely by who offers the best price. This can be a big mistake, as the lowest price option may be completely unsuitable for your event. While a fast-talking “go-getter” type may seem like a reasonable choice, it pays to be a bit cautious in who you hire to avoid a situation in which your entertainment is completely inappropriate for your event.

As a part of our San Antonio DJ experiences, we have developed a list of criteria that people should consider when seeking to hire a DJ. The following are some tips for helping to distinguish a true professional, who is likely to do a good job for you and make your event fun and entertaining for your guests, from a “hobbyist” who is more concerned with his or her own entertainment and making a few bucks as a bonus.

The first hallmark of a professional is insurance. The DJ should carry his or her own liability insurance. It is unusual for the insurance to be important in terms of a liability claim arising from a situation at your event, but the fact that the DJ has insurance indicated that he or she is serious about doing business in a professional manner.

Another indicator that a DJ is serious about his or her business is being a member of one or more national and/or regional DJ professional associations. Besides it being an indicator of professionalism, there are potential benefits to you the customer. For instance, in case of an emergency in which he or she is unable to perform at your event the DJ can quickly find good replacement talent to fill in and make sure your event still goes as planned.

Professional equipment is another sign of a good DJ. A serious DJ will be proud of his or her equipment and will be happy to discuss it with you. Besides having good equipment, it is important that your DJ will be bringing backup for all essential components, just in case something stops working.

Lastly, it is important to consider the personality and appearance of a DJ you are considering hiring. If the DJ shows up for your initial meeting without a professional appearance and demeanor, he or she may not be a good choice. Ultimately, one of the most important things to consider is whether or not you feel you have a “meeting of the minds” when interviewing a DJ. It is important to feel confident that the DJ is going to work with you to give you what you want, and not ignore your wishes in favor of “doing their own thing”.

By DJ San Antonio

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

10 The Role Of The Wedding MC

The Master of Ceremonies (MC) at a wedding serves somewhat like a tour guide or cruise director—only it’s for the wedding activities and events at the dinner, reception, and/or dance. He or she will make introductions and announcements, help keep guests and attendees informed of vital information and what is happening at particular times, and help each event transition smoothly into the next. He or she is the primary speaker, commanding attention at the appropriate times, but only speaking briefly at each interval, focusing the attention on the bride and groom or else the person being introduced. Usually a wedding MC will have a microphone so he or she can be easily heard throughout the room and can get the attention of guests when necessary.


The wedding MC makes many announcements to guests throughout the day and evening. He or she will announce the arrival of the bride and groom and the bridal party when they first get to the reception area and enter. They will often come in, in a procession beneath an arch or other decorated entrance and are introduced as “The new Mr. And Mrs. Whoever.” The MC will announce this and ask guests to give them a round of applause.

The MC will also welcome all guests on behalf of the couple, announce that refreshments are available, and direct guests to where they will be served. Later, he or she will announce any requests from the photographer—such as anyone wanting to get a photograph with the bride and groom to gather in a particular area. The MC also announces the cutting of the cake, when it is time to be seated for the meal, and introduces the minister or other person who will be saying grace.

The Dinner And The Toasts

At some point at the dinner and after the prayer, the MC will thank the guests for attending, say some short but pleasant words about the newly married couple, and then introduce all the members of the bridal party by name and possibly relationship to the couple. Some brides and grooms prefer to have this happening during the actual meal and others delay this until after the dishes have been cleared when everyone is done eating and either while or directly after the coffee and cake are being served or after the champagne has been poured.

This is also when toasts are introduced and made by various members of the bridal party and the bride’s and groom’s families. The MC introduces each person making the toast—starting with a close friend or relative or the best man who toasts to the bride or the bride and the groom—and then smoothly transitions between the various people who are making toasts to the bride and groom. At some weddings only the best man and/or maid of honor will make toasts. At others, there may be toasts to and from the bride’s parents, to and from the groom’s parents, and other toasts made by family and friends. During the toasts, the MC should always be professional, polite, and appropriate. Light humor is welcome, but any jokes should be very carefully selected so as not to offend anyone or take too much attention away from the couple who should always be the center of attention on their special day.

If there are any telegrams or messages from guests who were unable to attend, the MC will also ask the best man to read these aloud to the bride and groom during the toasting time. Also, if the bride and groom specify, the MC may be asked to introduce other important or significant guests at the wedding and to ask them to stand as they are introduced.

The Dance

The MC usually announces the start of the music and dancing, the band or disk jockey, and later, the grand march processional, the couple’s first dance, any special dances (such as the bride dancing with her father), and then invites the other guests to join in the dancing after the special dances are over.

At the appropriate time, the MC will also announce the throwing of the bouquet, the removal of and throwing of the garter, and any other special activities the couple has planned.

After the introduction of the band or disk jockey, at some weddings a member of the band or the disk jockey takes over as MC to announce the other activities including the special dances, bouquet toss, and garter toss.

Other Duties

Depending on the bride and groom’s itinerary for the evening, an MC may also announce the opening of the gifts (if they will be opened that evening) and/or announce the departure of the bride and groom as they leave at the end of the evening or depart for their honeymoon. He may also thank all the people who helped make the wedding extra special for the couple—the caterer, the photographer, the band, etc.—and thank the guests for attending, wishing everyone a safe trip home.

Not every couple opts to have a special MC for their wedding. Sometimes the best man acts as an informal Master of Ceremonies for most announcements and the toasts with the band leader or disk jockey handling the announcements as the dance begins. At some very informal weddings, the father of the bride or groom, or even the groom himself may take on many aspects of this role.

If you are asked to act as the MC at a wedding—whether as your primary role because you are a friend of the couple or due to your involvement as the best man, brother of the bride or groom, because you are the disk jockey, or for some other reason, it’s important to take your role seriously. Remember, whether you are introducing the couple, announcing the toasts, or coordinating the special dances and bouquet and garter toss, the focus should always be on the bride and groom and making their day special.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Labor - The End of Summer

Labor Day is one of the last chances you and your family will get to enjoy a summer BBQ, and it really is a nice way to celebrate all the hard work you and your loved ones put in for the rest of the year. It was created by the Central Labor Union to give working men the day off; now, many people see it as a paid opportunity to enjoy spend time with loved ones! Here are a few catering ideas: A menu you may create for Labor Day is barbeque ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, and cupcakes for dessert. Any simple, tasty, picnic-friendly food that your family loves will be suitable though.

Broccoli salad is another healthy dish you may find for Labor Day. All you need is a 1-2 large heads of broccoli, ½ red onion chopped, 10-12 slices of cooked bacon broken up (substitute bacon bits), ½ cup of raisins, 1 cup of mayonnaise, ½ cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. You just combine all of the ingredients and you have a salad to eat along with your barbeque.

Another great recipe is ham and cheese salad. You take 1 cup of chopped ham, 1 cup of chopped cheese (preferably to types of cheese, any kind), ¼ chopped onion, ¼ chopped red pepper, and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. You may need to add more mayonnaise to make it creamier, but that will be your choice. You combine all the ingredients in a bowl until the ingredients are well coated with mayonnaise. Dips and other salads work great with crackers or chips depending on your preference for Labor Day.

It’s a good idea to keep your food options for Labor Day simple. And just because food is fairly quick and easy to make, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t taste good too. Before you know it your guests will be coming back for more. By just adding even one simple food item to the menu will help create a complete Labor Day theme party feeling.

#Recipe Apple Cake

Apple cake for Labor Day Apple cake for Labor day is the most exquisite apple cake I have ever had its soft and fluffy, its so amazingly delicious. Try it and see the beauty of it

Apple Cake 6 apples - peeled, sliced 1 Tbls vanilla
6 Tbls sugar 1 Tbls baking powder
1 Tbls cinnamon Mix dry ingredients together in small bowl. Mix with apples.
Add vanilla. Let stand. 3 cups flour
1 cup oil (vegetable, corn, safflower, etc)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs Beat eggs. Blend in oil. Gradually add sugar (These 3 steps can be done with a mixer or by hand, but it is easier to use a mixer!). Stir in flour until all blended. Fold in apple mixture. Pour into greased bundt or angel cake pan. Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake: 375F 1 hour 15 minutes -------------------------------------------------- Apple Cake 1 cup sugar
2 cups diced apples
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teas baking soda
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas salt Mix in order. Pour into a greased 8"x8" pan. Bake until toothpick
inserted comes out clean.
Bake 350F 30 minutes This apple cake was made at Susy's welcome back party and I enjoyed it so much I had the recipe emailed and am sharing here with you all today.