Let's Feast Dinner Party Printables

Fall Feast Free Printables | Dinner invite, menu & place cards by Evermore Paper Co.

As the days get cooler and the hats and gloves come out, I am envisioning many hearty meals and fireside cocktails in the near future. Often times, my favorite nights are the ones spent huddled inside with loved ones and barrels of laughter. So with the feast of all feasts (Hey Thanksgiving!) quickly approaching and the fact that I will still be in London during the festivities, I can't help but feel a little tinge of fomo. On the other hand, however, it does present a new opportunity for Travis and I to come up with what I'm sure will be a fun and offbeat way to celebrate the holiday, which of course is something to look forward to.

In the meantime, I decided to channel my love of a good meal into some pretty downloads for your next dinner party. Complete with invite, menu and place cards, I hope these printables will help set the right tone for a cozy night ahead with friends and family. Click here to download.

PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

I recommend printing on 8.5" x 11" white card stock. Trim marks have been added to assist with cutting the printed pieces down to the correct size. Here are the final measurements for each piece:

Invite: 5" x 7"
Menu: 4" x 8.5"
Place Card: 3.5" x 2" (when folded)

3 Easy Margarita Recipes + A Free Download

Margarita Recipe card download for Cinco de Mayo from Evermore Paper Co.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Anyone who knows me well, knows that I never met a margarita I didn't like. It's often my go-to drink and one that I like to experiment with at home. Today I am sharing my three favorites: classic, grapefruit and coconut. I also created a free recipe card download for each so that you can give them a try yourself. The best part is that each uses 5 ingredients or less and are super easy to make. All you need to get this fiesta started is a glass juicer, shaker, some ice and a strainer. You can find the full recipes below along with the free recipe card download and some tips for making the best margarita ever. Enjoy!

Classic margarita recipe card download from Evermore Paper Co.
Grapefruit margarita recipe card download from Evermore Paper Co.
Coconut margarita recipe card download from Evermore Paper Co.

MARGARITA RECIPE CARD DOWNLOAD

Click here to download the margarita recipe cards. I recommend using thick 8.5 x 11" card stock. Each final card will measure 4 x 6" and I included guide lines to assist with the trimming.
 

TIPS & TRICKS

  • After juicing the fruit, I often strain it once through a mesh sieve or tea strainer to remove any pulp. 
  • Use a lime to wet the rim of your glass before adding salt to it and serve in an old-fashioned glass, like this.
  • For a spicier option, replace the agave nectar or simple syrup with a jalapeno-infused simple syrup or add cayenne pepper to your salted rim
  • Use larger ice cubes to prevent your drink from becoming watered down. I recommend these.
     

RECIPE SOURCES

These recipes have been adapted from the ones found here and here

Manic Muffin Monday

Peanut Butter Muffins via Evermore Paper Co.

The only manic thing about this Monday is that I may eat a dozen of these peanut butter banana muffins. During my senior year of college I liked to bake banana, blueberry or chocolate chip muffins at the start of each week so that my roommates and I could eat breakfast on the go. It always made Monday mornings slightly easier and I decided it's time I reinstate the habit. I conveniently had three perfectly ripened bananas on hand and decided to add some peanut butter for a little extra flavor. They turned out perfectly moist and are just what I needed to get this week going.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 ripened bananas
3/4 C sugar
1 egg white
2 T peanut butter
1/3 C melted butter

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, mash bananas. sugar, egg white and peanut butter together, and then mix in melted butter. 

3. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.

4. Fill muffin cups (I love these) until 3/4 full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

Mother's Day High Tea Invites

Mother's Day High Tea invites from Evermore Paper Co.

Here's a look at a high tea invite that I recently created for a very special customer...my grandmother. She wanted to try something new this year for Mother's Day and her only request was that the invite include a teacup on it. I loved having so much flexibility and enjoyed playing around with watercolor effects in the floral motif and lettering. Once the invite was printed, I used my silhouette to create the scalloped edges before mounting it to kraft paper. To finish it off, I paired the invite with papaya-colored envelopes from Paper Source and added my own polka dot envelop liners. I'm quite happy with the end result and especially love the combination of traditional and modern elements. 

Mother's Day High Tea invites from Evermore Paper Co.
Mother's Day High Tea invites from Evermore Paper Co.

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

Earlier this week I shared my favorite Cinco de Mayo party ideas and today I'm pretty much pulling a 180 and doing the same for the Kentucky Derby. Moving from bright colors and festive decor to more subdued hues and preppy patterns. I love spending the day at the racetrack and everything that comes with it, including...

1. Summery dresses
2. Floppy hats
3. Equestrian-inspired pattens
4. Preppy details
5. Mint juleps (or in this case a peach alternative) and mint ice cubes
6. Fun backyard games 

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Cinco de Mayo party ideas

I love a good party. And with Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to spend the week sharing some fun ideas for both. They're both so unique and full of tradition that it really makes it hard to choose to favorite. To kick things off, here are a few of my favorite ideas and DIYs to get you ready for Cinco de Mayo...

1. Mini cacti piñatas
2. Fringe invites
3. Fringe banners (yep, loving the fringe right now)
4. Pretty & natural decor
5. Festive party dress

And, since no fiesta would be complete without a killer margarita, here is one of my favorite recipes

Happy Love Day

When we arrived to our hotel in Zermatt, Switzerland last fall, we were greeted with a plate of the most adorable (and delicious) Linzer cookies. I've wanted to make a batch ever since and couldn't pass up the opportunity to whip up some heart-shaped ones for Valentine's Day. I followed this recipe and am head over heels in love with the combination of a buttery wafer and sweet jam. 

I hope you all have an extra sweet Friday and weekend! XO

NYE Starry Night Dinner Party

For the last few years my New Year's Eve plans have consisted of traveling to snowy cabins in the wood or mountains with close friends and cozying up with some hot toddies and board games in our warm, and occasionally ridiculously-patterned, sweaters. And while this year's plans won't be much different, it doesn't mean that I don't miss the days of getting glammed up and spending a night on the town. I've always wanted to host a fancy NYE dinner party and think that a starry night theme would provide the perfect backdrop for ringing in the new year. I envision dark and sultry decor combined with all the glitter and sparkle that makes the evening so special.

1. Hanging Decor / 2. Balloons / 3. Sparklers / 4. Place Setting / 5. Confetti / 
6. Placemat / 7. Star Confetti

Treat Yourself Friday: Pumpkin-Spiced Chai

Since I don't drink coffee, I'm always a little envious of those who do whenever Starbucks starts serving their pumpkin spice lattes each fall. I've attempted several times to enjoy a cup, but I just can't seem to change my tea-drinking ways. That is why I was very excited when I found this pumpkin-spiced syrup recipe. It's intended for lattes, but I figured why not add it to a cup of chai? To avoid loosing the authenticity of the drink I love so much, I used the Starbucks chai tea mix and added the syrup to taste. And since I'm not skilled in the form of coffee art, I topped it off with a marshmallow, naturally. Talk about perfection in a cup and something I will be treating myself to all season long!  

Have a decadent weekend!

Treat Yourself Friday: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The "PSL effect" is in full swing and I'm excited to announce that I will be featuring a different pumpkin-spiced recipe each Friday throughout the entire month. First up, are these pumpkin-spiced cupcakes with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I mean seriously, does it get much better than this? I don't think so! The cupcake is flavorful enough to stand on it's own, but the cream cheese frosting takes it to a whole other level. These little guys are absolute perfection and if you haven't already run off to whip up a batch, well what are your waiting for?!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

An Apple Picking Party

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I'm on a huge apple kick right now (who isn't?) and can't seem to get enough of them. Already, I've baked two apple-inspired treats, here and here, and I made a promise to myself that I would attempt to bake my first pie this season. All this talk of apples has got me thinking about how fun it would be to throw an apple picking affair following a day at the orchard. I'm envisioning apple cider hot toddies and a make-you-own caramel apple bar. Also, plaid picnic blankets and striped straws would help round out the decor and you could expect to find me wearing my favorite flannel shirt. You could even ask guests to bring their favorite apple dish and stage a little bake-off. Yummy!

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Treat Yourself Friday: Apple Cider Donut Holes

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This week's Treat Yourself Friday is coming to you in bite size form. Because I have a weakness for all things mini, I immediately pounced on this cake pop maker a few years back. For only $20, it's the best kitchen investment I've ever made. In addition to the cake pop recipes, there are several awesome donut hole recipes. In the spirit of autumn, I decided that the apple cider version would be the perfect compliment to a festive weekend ahead. The cinnamon sugar coating is to die for and I'm looking forward to enjoying them alongside a hot cup of tea or maybe even some hot cider.
 
Have a sweet weekend!

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