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root beer kegger part 4: food and cake

Our son is turning 7 and we’re having a Root Beer Kegger! See part 1 for the inspiration; part 2 for the color palette; and part 3 for party decorations/inspiration.

No party is complete without yummy treats! Besides root beer floats, of course, I’m planning some of our son’s favorite foods: paninis, bread sticks, cupckakes, and cake. For the grown ups, I think I’ll also bust out some stinky cheese, bread and dried fruit.

Every holiday season my mom makes a Bûche de Noël. This year she promised to make it for the birthday party, as it will tie in perfectly with the theme. I’m so excited — even more than the cake, I love the meringue mushrooms that go with the yule log!

Here are some things that are inspiring me as I plan the food for the Root Beer Kegger: 1. Faux bois cake  2. Paninis  3. Meringue Mushrooms  4. Bûche de Noël  5. Yummy molten chocolate cupcakes  6. Bread sticks

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root beer kegger part 3: party decorations

Our son is turning 7 and we’re having a Root Beer Kegger! See part 1 for the inspiration and part 2 for the color palette.

As promised, here are some of the things that have inspired me as I pull together the plans and decorations for our son’s Root Beer Kegger.

1. The main inspiration: Virgil’s Root Beer Keg (BevMo)   2. Root Beer Barrel candies (CandyWarehouse.com)  3. Green Balloons (EZPartyZone)  4. Root Beer Float (Dandy Dons Ice Cream)  5. Green and white striped paper straws (Emerald+Ella)  6. Cappucino brown and white bakers twine (The Twinery)   7. Green party cups (EZPartyZone)  8. Wood Grain rubber stamp   9. Custom wood grain root beer kegger kids party invitation by Delphine.

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root beer kegger part 1: inspiration

Our little one is turning seven in a few days. I can’t believe it! Seems like just yesterday he was crawling around the studio playing with packing boxes and peanuts. Sigh.

Anyway, a birthday means a birthday party! We have a tradition of having a pretty low-key party, with just family and a few close friends. This year, I took inspiration for the party planning from two Christmas gifts. Our son bought John a keg of root beer for Christmas. By coincidence, Santa brought our son a keg as well. Soooo, we’re having a Root Beer Kegger 7th Birthday Party! Yay. Later today I’ll post some inspiration for the party décor, which is going in a wood grain, brown and green direction.

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intern post: autumn favorites

GUEST POST by Delphine intern, Jessica Nicholson

As a person born on the first day of Autumn, I have always been a fan of this particular time of year. Despite the lack of “traditional” seasons here in southern California, one can never miss the sure signs that fall has arrived. As much as I enjoyed prancing around in my summer dresses for the last several months, there is something so comforting about cardigans, scarves and boots. The cooler weather (and spouts of rain) have left me wanting to curl up on the couch with a book and a cup of cocoa. (Sadly, the demands of this semester’s schoolwork mixed with real life doesn’t allow much time for those sorts of luxurious afternoons.) But even the busiest people can take advantage of the feeling of the season… just pull on your cute new sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and notice the colorful leaves as you make your way to today’s destination.

Check out these autumny sweaters from Urban Outfitters. The Grandpa sweaters are my new favorite thing.
Shown: Grandpa cardigan, V-back Tunic, Wool Poncho.


I can’t help it. Starbucks has delicious fun drinks for every season, and their designs are awesome! I buy their gift cards just because they are so cute.

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green tea ginger ale: something i’d buy just for the packaging

Have  you seen this on the shelf yet? I’d buy this simply for the packaging, but Green Tea Ginger Ale does sound yummy. Next time I’m at the market I am picking up a bottle of this Canada Dry drink.

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stuff i like: jelly jar wine

I’ll admit that I was first drawn to Jelly Jar Old Vine Zinfandel by the understated, letterpressed label. Delicious! It tasted warm and earthy to me, like a walk through the forest. It was the perfect wine to savor while porch sitting in the Sierras with my family. I’m a fan. Now to find it in Southern Callifornia … something tells me it will also be the perfect wine for watching the sun set over Moonlight Beach.

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fresh-squeezed fun

The first real weeks of warm summer weather are here and our backyard citrus trees are finally bearing some good fruit. After being scorched in the much too close for comfort California wildfires a year and a half ago we weren’t sure they would ever recover.

Over the weekend we picked a basket full of limes, grapefruit and oranges and put them to good use: slices and juice for the kids, wonderful fresh cocktails for the grown-ups.

We made some of our favorite drinks with the fresh-squeezed orange juice: tequila sunrises and harvey wallbangers. Here are the recipes:

 

 

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