Whiskey Rose Nougat for Holiday Gifting

Holiday Gifting: Whiskey Rose Nougat

Thank you Karo® Corn Syrup for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is upon us! And that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. I used to find gifting the most stressful part of the holidays. There are just too many people and so little money to balance between. You want everyone to feel special, but if you’re on a budget that can put undue strain on both your wallet and your conscience. About 5 years ago, I had a delicious epiphany… I’ll gift homemade goods! I know this isn’t some amazingly novel idea, but it is one that …

Retro Donut Stand Party

All you need is Love & Donuts!

Who doesn’t love a donut? Well, if you think you’re obsessed with the little rings of heaven, then you’ve got to check out this real-life elopement. Photographer Christina Maldonado explains… This couple didn’t want a big wedding celebration. They just wanted to elope at City Hall, then celebrate with a sweet breakfast at a local donut stand. To achieve this, we combined retro style and a pastel color scheme to create a darling breakfast setup, complete with mini donuts, milk and coffee, showing that you don’t need a huge budget or a large celebration, all you need is love and …

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

Classic Rerun: Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

Some recipes are so good, we made them twice! And isn’t that the goal… a recipe so great, you want to make it again?! With the sweltering heat on this first day of August, it’s time to revisit a chilly classic. Mango Piña Colada Popsicles, baby! Not only is this recipe quite yummy indeed, it is super easy to throw together in a pinch. First, thoroughly mix together 1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum with 1 cup of mango juice and 1 cup of pineapple juice. Then fill a popsicle mold mostly full, leaving a little room at the top. Then carefully …

Van Clover Club Cocktail, birthday party

Van Clover Club & Birthday Extravaganza

Why does magic have to stop once you hit puberty?! Who said fairies and unicorns don’t exist?! Well scientists, but that’s besides the point. I never quite understood why whimsy stopped at adulthood… probably the most obvious statement given I created The Frosted Petticoat. But my point is this: magic and fairy dust should always have a place in your life. It adds fun and happiness to life, qualities that Disney makes billions upon billions of dollars on a year. They’re clearly onto something. So, when I’m sent styled photography and recipe submissions like this one today, they make my …

Grilled Dessert & Wine Pairing Station

Backyard Entertaining: Grilled Dessert & Wine Pairing Station

This content is for 21+ only. Thank you, Line 39 Wine, for sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are my own. If you are an avid follower of The Frosted Petticoat, then you know that I laugh in the face of the ordinary. Why think inside the box, when you can think outside?! From whimsical twists on traditional dishes to magically decadent entertaining ideas, life is too short to not mess with convention. So join me, breaker of traditional boundaries, as we add a unique twist to your backyard entertaining arsenal. With the help of Line 39 Wine and …

Cherry Spice Bread, recipe

Classic Rerun: Cherry Spice Bread

Sometimes recipes are so good, they go into syndication! That’s why today, I’m playing a rerun of one of our most popular summertime recipes, Cherry Spice Bread. And with cherries in season, it’s time to dig up this old classic… It is not even August and all I can think about is the Autumn baking season. Cakes, pastries, muffins, scones, and breads! Oh, I can just smell those sweet aromas now. Fall is my absolute favorite season for the baking alone. And it is always at about this point in summer that I start getting the itch. Sneaking warm, seasonal …

Italian Dessert Table

Styling an Italian Dessert Table

Children’s parties often come with themes: Lego, Mermaid, Dinosaur, Disney’s Tangled (3 years in a row!). But as we get older, this time-honored childhood tradition fads away. Why can’t adult parties come with themes? Sure you’ll have a murder-mystery or costume party pop up now and again, but they’re few and far between. An adult party theme can be much more subtle. Think of a favorite foodie region and BOOM! You have a party theme, my friends. Take for example, this stunning affair in the Shenandoah Valley. It is a beautiful display of how you can carry out a foodie …

Circus Pink & Gold Dessert Table, Baby Shower,

Luxe Circus: Pink & Gold Baby Shower Dessert Table

Continuing with our new “Entertaining” series, today I’m featuring this beauty of a baby shower. Put together by a lovely group of vendors in El Paso, Texas, this Luxe Circus is not to be missed. With a pink and gold baby shower theme, the dessert table is the particular star of the show. Photographer Elise Taylor breaks down the details: What a way to celebrate the impending arrival of a bouncing baby girl!  Glam meets three-ring-circus with all the shades of pink worthy of a little princess, accented with touches of gold in this exquisite design by Three Sisters Events. Who …