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Sparkling Peach Mint Julep

Design Inspiration

We are leaving you for the weekend with a drink recipe that Alisa Lewis Event Design created, continuing with this morning’s tablescape. Bits of gold also carry through drinks, as seen here with a gold sugar rim that Urban Rose Photo captured for us!

Sparkling peach mint julep

Ingredients: (for one drink)

  • 1 oz Kentucky Bourbon
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • 2 oz simple syrup or 2 tsp sugar
  • 5 shredded mint leaves
  • 1 scoop peach sorbet
  • agave or honey for rim
  • gold glitter cake sugar for rim

gold rim wedding drinks

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Directions:

Place a ring of Agave or honey on a plate in a circle shape about the size of your glass. Place sugar crystals on another plate.

Dip glass upside down in agave and then directly into sugar. Tip and turn in the sugar to coat the rim evenly.

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Pour simple syrup or sugar into glass being careful not to disturb the sugar on the rim.

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gold rim wedding drinks

Pour whiskey over syrup. Add crushed or torn mint leaves. Place the scoop of peach sorbet into the liquid. Top with sparkling water and a few more mint leaves to garnish. We layered this drink but you could blend in a shaker.

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Dip-Dye Watercolor Place Cards

DIY Projects

Our next project today are for the placecards, but the same can be made for a seating chart or menu…and would look gorgeous on calligraphy invites! Alisa of Alisa Lewis Event Design is sharing with us the how-to below, with images from Urban Rose Photo. If you haven’t seen the tablescape where this project came from yet, it’s waiting to be pinned to pieces right here.


dip dye placecards

Supplies: (for 8 place cards)

  • 2 large pieces of handmade thick watercolor paper
  • Your choice of watercolors (we used the tubes of watercolor so we could control the intensity & blend colors)
  • 2-3 bowls or dishes that will fit your size of cards
  • gold pen or calligraphy pen of your choice
  • newspaper or cardboard for drying<

Directions:
Cut or tear your paper into desired shapes/sizes

Mix your watercolor pigments in your dish or container. We mixed two to create an ombre look but you could certainly do more colors and layers.
This is kind of a “trials & error” process. Mix the watercolor with small amounts of water and try out on a scrap piece of paper until you achieve the desired intensity or lightness of pigment.

Dip into the lightest watercolor first and let the paper sit for 30-60 seconds to soak up the color. Remove and let dry on cardboard or a drying rack as you dip the rest of your pieces.

Once the first layer has dried. Dip into the darker pigment but only about halfway up to achieve the ombre look. Leave in for 60-90 seconds or until desired shade is achieved.

Let this dry completely and then hand calligraphy the names of your guests or send to a professional calligrapher.


dip dye cards

We used vintage spools to hold these place cards but you could easily lay them on the napkin or charger or make custom place card holders that fit your wedding theme.

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DIY Metallic Chalkboard Table Number

DIY Projects

Alisa Lewis Event Design is going to show us how she made these metallic chalkboard table numbers from this tablescape she created. There’s nothing that couldn’t use a bit of gold metallic chalk paint, and I already have a list of things at home just for this. Thanks so much to Urban Rose Photo for these images!

metallic chalkboard paint

Supplies:

  • simple wood boxes (we found ours in the Target Dollar section)
  • white paint or any coordinating paint
  • gold acrylic paint (we used gold but any color will work)
  • plaster
  • medium paint brush or sponge brush
  • stencil of desired shape
  • chalk or chalk pen

diy gold chalk paint

diy gold chalk paint

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Directions:

  • mix 2 parts plaster to 1 part paint in a bowl or container
  • use a stencil to trace the desired shape of the chalkboard you want onto your box or container
  • use a medium paint brush to paint the chalkboard paint inside your stencil
  • let the chalkboard paint dry as you paint the rest
  • after they have dried you now have a chalkboard on your box or container

diy gold chalk paint

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