Our Little Leprechauns

Happy St. Patty’s Day from Social Graces’¬†little leprechaun’s!

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Local Shamrock Treats

1I2A0477One of our favorite little areas of Springfield, MO is Pickwick St. in the Rountree Neighborhood. It houses great places like Homegrown Foods, Imo’s Pizza, Pickwick Place and Zen Spa. It also is home to two our favorite places to get treats – Tea Bar & Bites and Elle’s Patisserie. To gear up for St. Patty’s Day, we decided to treat ourselves to a few shamrock treats. ūüôā

These beautifully decorated sugar cookies are done by Tea Bar’s very own Eleanor. They aren’t just pretty – they taste delicious, too! You can see some of our other favorite desserts from Tea Bar, here.
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At Elle’s, I usually go for a breakfast croissant, a chocolate truffle or a lavender ice coffee. But, we couldn’t resist trying out this festive white mint truffle.1I2A0495 1I2A0499Do you have your sweet treats ready to go for St. Patty’s?

 

Easter Minis (Photo Sessions for YOU!)

Social Graces, along with Meg White Photography, is thrilled to announce our first ever collaborative Mini Photo Sessions  Рjust in time for Easter!

Together, we will create a fun and whimsical backdrop for a quick photo shoot of your child(ren) or the whole fam!

Easter Special Promo

Sessions will be held on the afternoon/evening of Sunday, April 6. The cost is $100 and will include 20 minutes of shoot time and 10 print-released digital images. For location details and to schedule an appointment, shoot a quick email over to Megan at megwhitephotography@me.com.

Valentine’s Day Sweets

Nothing goes better together than Valentine’s Day and sweets. Adorable desserts are seen everywhere for this holiday. Why not treat your loved ones to some amazing sweets?

Strawberries are in so many desserts, but these mini cheesecake bites from The Happier Homemaker looks heavenly!

5 Valentines Day Sweet Treat Recipes...strawberry heart mini cheesecake bites...

Image via thehappierhomemaker.com

These Strawberry Heart Mini Cheescake Bites are perfect for any Valentine’s Day party!

Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz Package of Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • ‚Öď cup sugar
  • ¬Ĺ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or margarine
 Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line mini-muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a mixer cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  4. Add lemon juice and egg.
  5. Mix until well-blended.
  6. In a sandwich bag, crush graham crackers.
  7. Add butter in small increments until mixture is sticky.
  8. Spoon graham cracker mixture into the bottom of muffin tins.
  9. Top with cheese mixture.
  10. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  11. While cheesecakes are baking slice strawberries in half and cut a ‚Äúv‚ÄĚ in the top to create heart shape.
  12. Immediately after removing cheesecakes from oven press strawberry hearts into the top of each cake.
  13. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Hope you have a sweet and fun filled Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is a great day to spend with a special someone in your life. Whether it is the love of your life or your best girl friends, there is always something to do on Valentine’s Day. An adorable trend that has been going around is a Valentine’s Day themed wreath. Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas anymore!

These wreaths are super easy to do and a fun way to craft with your family or friends. You can use a stencil to trace out the “X” and “O,” or you can use twigs and ribbon.¬†Either will keep the the theme of Valentine’s Day.

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All you need to do is create the “X” and “O” however you want, then hot glue them to your choice of ribbon. Hang the finished wreath on your door to show off your Valentine’s Day creation!

Tiny Prints: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.  Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.  Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.

Social Graces had the privilege of doing a baby shower for Tiny Prints off of their beautiful Twinkle Bright: Baltic Baby Shower Invitation.  It was such a joy pulling it all together.

1I2A3639Sugar Leaf bakery in Branson provided us with the most amazing cake.  Seriously, it tasted as great as it looks.  We could not ask for a better bakery to partner with. If you are interested in seeing more pictures and hearing about the party, check out the Tiny Prints blog here.
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Vendors:

Party: Events by Social Graces
Cake: Sugar Leaf Bakery
Photography: Meg White Photography