Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Details

I've always appreciated Martha's eye for details. I love the fine touches that take something from normal to special. The Martha Stewart line at Michael's and ideas from Martha's website make it easy to add sweet touches to the ordinary.

Yesterday I hosted a garden tea for my daughter. A simple event and easy to throw together but filled with small details that made the girls feel special. No tea is complete without some Martha touches.

Places were marked with place cards from Martha's craft line at Michael's ...

... and cupcakes were baked in some of Martha's beautiful wrappers (the cupcake wrappers might be my very favorite item that Martha sells ... I use them all the time to brighten up a simple cupcake or muffin or tie colors into a theme.) This cupcake idea is very similar to one seen on Martha's site as well.

Iced tea was sipped through straws adorned with paper butterflies (cut from a variety of scrapbook paper). The template is found on the Martha Stewart website.

What are some of your favorite Martha ideas for adding special touches to the ordinary?


Marfa (formula for a life) said...

Your party decorations look so cute! I'm a Martha fan as well and, when I saw your post I thought they were photos from one of Martha's parties. You did a great job! I have your blog in my list of favorites in my blog and I enjoy it very much.

barb said...

This is a great idea. I have a butterfly party to plan and am looking forward to using these ideas.