March 16, 2011

{Easy Entertaining} Springtime Centerpiece Idea (and a Virtual Baby Shower!)

Can you believe that the first day of Spring is only 4 days away? I'm so excited for warmer weather - and the warm, soft colors of Springtime flowers.  With daffodils in bloom, I knew I wanted to incorporate their sunny, cheerful color in this easy centerpiece idea.  It's not just Spring (and Easter) that inspired me to create this organic arrangement.  My foodie friend Christine (from Fresh Local and Best ) is about to have a baby boy (Alexander, due on Cinco de Mayo!).  To celebrate, Diana (from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa) and I are hosting a virtual baby shower for her (more details on how you can win some great prizes below!).  

When I saw these pale green chicken eggs at Whole Foods (all natural, no dyes), I knew that they would be perfect for Christine's (virtual) Baby Shower arrangement.  (I've bought green duck eggs before at Chelsea Market, and have oftentimes seen green eggs at the Union Square Farmers' Market).  Christine, as her blog name suggests, loves fresh, organic, local, and sustainable foods so incorporating these locally sourced and beautiful eggs seemed like a natural fit.
By hard boiling these eggs, you can also have a pretty Easter brunch centerpiece that doubles as part of the meal! Not only do the daffodils add a bright burst of yellow to the centerpiece, but I later learned that daffodils are a symbol of "new beginnings" and "rebirth".   What better way to celebrate Christine's new journey into motherhood?
Now for the details on Christine's Baby Shower and how you can win some great prizes tooDiana has partnered with 3 companies (Bravado! Designs, Kidco, Inc., and Beco Baby Carrier) that will not only give away gifts to Christine, but also give you a chance to win their products too.  (For more details on the prizes, check out Diana's post)
How to Enter:

1.  On March 21st, check out High/Low Food/Drink , A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa, and Fresh Local and Best for information about Bravado! Designs.  Comment on the March 21st post for your chance to win a Bravado! Designs nursing tank (retail value $50 USD)

2.  On March 23rd, check out High/Low Food/Drink , A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa, and Fresh Local and Best for information about Kidco, Inc.  Comment on the March 23rd post for your chance to win a Kidco BabySteps food mill (retail value $16 USD)

3.   On March 25th, check out High/Low Food/Drink , A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa, and Fresh Local and Best for information about Beco Baby Carrier.  Comment on the March 25th post for your chance to win the brand new BecoGemini in the Ginger pattern (retail value $129 USD)

For 5 Bonus Entries for each prize (and to join in the virtual Baby Shower foodie fun!):  I've created Baby Shower Cupcake Toppers for Christine (and baby Alexander).  For 5 extra bonus entries:
Email Diana (diana@spain-in-iowa.com) and myself (highlowfooddrink@gmail.com) with either 
a) a link to your blog with a recipe featuring these baby shower toppers OR
b) a photo with your sweet or savory treat featuring these baby shower toppers
Use Subject Line:  Christine's Virtual Baby Shower Cake Topper
We can't wait to see what you bake or cook up for Christine and baby Alexander!  Please send your recipes/photos by April 1st so that we can have a roundup of all of your creations!

2 comments:

  1. christinefreshlocalandbestMarch 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Andrea, these robin blue eggs are a great idea! I love the cupcake toppers that you designed, which is perfect for a Spring baby shower. Thank you so much!

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  2. I love naturally colored eggs! They're so pretty and easy to use as decor (no dye to clean up!). I'm so happy you liked the toppers - I can't wait to see what everyone cooks/bakes for you!

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