July 31, 2008

Honey Themed Event Inspiration

My grandfather has an old fashioned honey pot with a wooden dipper which reminds me of sweet weekends spent with my grandparents when I was a little tyke. I came across a beautiful wedding invitation inspired by honeycomb (see below) which reminded me of this pot and thought what a beautiful theme for a wedding or weekend soiree.

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Image: Brooklyn Bride

These gorgeous little honey pots with wooden dippers are just like I remember my grandfather’s; but cuter and far more fun for a wedding or weekend soiree. I love the idea of using them as placecards (on plates with yellow checked napkins) as well as a guest gift to take home after the celebration has ended.

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For table centrepieces and decorations, just about any sunny flower arrangement will do. However, I just adore sunflowers and think they always make a table more sunny and happy. Whatever you choose, make it natural, pretty and sweet scented. Perfect to attract honey bees.

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Image from Sunflower Celebrations.

Make your honey inspired menu an irresistible treat without being sickly sweet. I’ve selected these home-style honey-infused recipes from Martha Stewart.

Canapes/ Starter: Cheddar Sandwiches with Pickles and Honey Mustard

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Main: Honeyed Ham with Pears and Cranberries
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Dessert: Peaches with Honey Syrup
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As for cocktails, there are so many sweet options! We love this happy concoction:

4 parts Brandy
2 parts Grapefruit Juice
1 part Runny Honey

Chill a cocktail glass with ice or in the freezer. Pour brandy, grapefruit juice and runny honey into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake it until the shaker is very cold. Empty the cocktail glass from ice and water. Strain the drink into the cocktail glass.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

3 Comments »

  1. [...] My grandfather has an old fashioned honey pot with a wooden dipper which reminds me of sweet weekends spent with my grandparents when I was a little tyke. I came across a beautiful wedding invitation inspired by honeycomb (see below) which reminded me of this pot and thought what a beautiful theme for a wedding or weekend soiree. Image: Brooklyn Bride These gorgeous little honey pots with wooden dippers are just like I remember my grandfather’s; but cuter and far more fun for a wedding or Source: http://australiaentertains.com.au/2008/07/31/honey-themed-event-inspiration/ [...]

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  2. [...] My grandfather has an old fashioned honey pot with a wooden dipper which reminds me of sweet weekends spent with my grandparents when I was a little tyke. I came across a beautiful wedding invitation inspired by honeycomb (see below) which reminded me of this pot and thought what a beautiful theme for a wedding or weekend soiree. Image: Brooklyn Bride These gorgeous little honey pots with wooden dippers are just like I remember my grandfather’s; but cuter and far more fun for a wedding or Source: http://australiaentertains.com.au/2008/07/31/honey-themed-event-inspiration/ [...]

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  3. I adore those little pots of honey!

    Comment by kristin @ the fairmount bride — August 1, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

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