Pretty little Garden “Pow Wow” with Tea light Fondue Party Menu


What a fun new setting for a wedding, bridal shower, or just a lazy summer afternoon! A tea light party menu for that  perfect little pow wow! ~Amy

What a fun new setting for a wedding, bridal shower, or just a lazy summer afternoon! A tea light party menu for that perfect little pow wow!
~Amy

Pretty little Garden “Pow Wow”

Menu:
Bourbon Vanilla Chocolate Truffle Tea Light Fondue with Assorted Summer Berries
( raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries)
piruoline or wafer cookies
*recipe Great Taste Buds

Fresh Raspberry Hibiscus Refresher
*recipe Great Taste Buds

Camembert and Rosemary Crackers
Garnish Fresh edible flowers…..

No Sew Garden Party Teepee

5-6 bamboo 8ft poles ( 6 or 7ft poles can be substituted ) available at your nearest Garden Center
8-9 yards 1inch grosgrain ribbon
1-2 packages 90 inch drapery sheers/netting, from Ikea ( each package contains 2 sheers)
3 fabric pieces, about 2 3/4 -3 yards length each
3 12 inch lengths of ribbon or string

Small lantern, optional
Blanket and pillows

Fabric tent:

With your hands evenly bunch the top edge of one sheer panel, using the short edge of one length of the fabric, continue to gather across adding to the sheer.
While holding tightly, wrap a short length of ribbon around the top leaving about a 4 inch ruffle at the top.
Wrap ribbon around twice, finishing with a knot.
Repeat with another set of fabric and sheer.
The final set will have two sheers and one fabric panel alternating. This one will be located in the back section of the teepee.
Set aside.

Bamboo frame:

Layout bamboo sticks evenly.
Tie a ribbon around the one closest to the left, about 6-8 inches from the top end of the pole. Wrapping the ribbon around the bamboo twice before making a square knot. Leaving about 2 yards overhang on one side, the remaining yardage on the other.
Working tightly, wrap longer length twice around the adjacent pole, tying across, just once, no knot.
Repeat until all poles are tied together, connected.
Finish last pole with a square knot.
Gather poles together in a bunch, stacking on top of one another, like a bundle.
Taking the longer length of ribbon, wrap around bundle 4-5 times tying off into a square knot, then finishing with a bow.

To assemble:

Place bamboo bundle upright, pulling sticks out to form teepee. Evenly pull them out in a circle pattern starting at the left and continuing around. Adjust to balance, leaving a front opening.
Taking an assembled fabric sheer, divide fabric just below the ribbon tie. Hang over the top of one bamboo pole. Repeat with other panels. Until all are hanging evenly around teepee frame.
Taking the front right fabric panel, circle that completely around teepee. Adjusting fabric and sheers to connect, leaving fabric to puddle slightly at the base.

Hang lantern in the inside center of teepee if desired.
Place blankets and pillows inside for comfort.

Idea by Amy Richardson

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Fresh Raspberry Hibiscus Refresher


Hibiscus Herbal Tea, gives this delicious drink a refreshing and delightful flavor. A delicious cool down for a summer afternoon!  ~Amy

Hibiscus Herbal Tea, gives this delicious drink a refreshing and delightful flavor. A delicious cool down for a summer afternoon!
~Amy

Fresh Raspberry Hibiscus Refresher

1 bag caffeine-free Herbal Tazo, Passion
1 cup boiling water

Pour boiling water over bag and let it steep for 5 minutes. Refrigerate to cool.

Add:
3 cups Simply Raspberry Lemonade, chilled
1 cup club soda, or Perrier, or Pellegrino, chilled
Fresh raspberries
Crushed ice
Fresh mint

Serve immediately

Makes 4 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Bourbon Vanilla Chocolate Truffle Tea Light Fondue with Assorted Cookies and Summer Berries


Tea light fondue! Warm rich chocolate and fresh berries. A Perfect dessert for two! ~Amy

Tea light fondue! Warm rich chocolate and fresh berries. A Perfect dessert for two! ~Amy

Bourbon Vanilla Chocolate Truffle Tea Light Fondue with Assorted Cookies and Summer Berries

1 tea light butter warmer

1/4 cup butter
3 1/2 oz, 65% good quality truffle or intense flavored chocolate bar, such as Lindt or Godiva, broken into pieces
1/2 cup evaporated milk or whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp Bourbon Vanilla, by Nielsen-Massey

Fresh, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

Assorted palmiers, and pirouette cookies

In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter.
Add chocolates, evaporated milk, and sugar.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until smooth.
Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, and add vanilla.
Mixture will thicken as it cools, pour into butter warmer, light tea light to keep warm. Watch heat for scorching.

Serve with assorted berries and cookies.

Makes 2-4 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson