Monthly Archives: April 2013

Better-Than-Store-Bought Edible Wedding Favors

In her new cookbook, Classic Snacks Made from Scratch, Casey Barber re-creates 70 of your favorite childhood snacks, from Oreos to Pop Tarts to Goldfish Crackers. Here, she shares seven recipes perfect for your big-day favors.
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oreos recipe

Yield: 3 dozen filled cookies
Total Time: 2 hours, including dough chilling time
Difficulty: 3
Special Equipment: Stand mixer, 1½-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter

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Vintage-Inspired Bachelorette Parties

Gatsby-Inspired Girl's Night in San Francisco
Twenties-inspired glamour has taken the weddings world by storm in 2013. Laurel Niedospial's bachelorette party, which took place last summer, was just ahead (or should we say backwards?) for its time. Bridesmaids Ramsay and Lauren Sloss helped organize the party, but it was a collaborative effort amongst the entire group. 

Her favorite moment: The bridesmaids told the 28-year-old to dress up in her favorite decade. A vintage enthusiast, she couldn't have been happier: "When else do we get an opportunity to wear a classy costume?" said Niedospial.

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Crazy-Fun Bachelorette Ideas — from Real Parties!

From Barbie's beach dream house to a Gatsby-inspired night out on the town, these bachelorette parties were anything but ordinary.
Stefania Sainato
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Your last hurrah as a single lady should be fun, fierce and fabulous. Fine, maybe a little outlandish, too (exactly how much is up to you). After all of the planning-induced stress, what bride doesn't look forward to some quality girl time, even if just for one night?

Here, we've rounded up a few of our favorite "flings before the rings." These bridesmaids took it to the next level with creative activities, décor, group outfits, and favors that made us wish we'd thought of them first. Plus, check out 25 Ways to Throw an Awesome Bachelorette Party.

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Barbie-Themed Bachelorette Party

Barbie's Bachelorette Bash in Ocean City, Maryland
Christine Piotrowicz, 31, went to work one Friday morning thinking it was going to be just another average day. But when she walked off the elevator, she was shocked to find her bridesmaids there waiting to whisk her away in a convertible: "My bachelorette weekend was full of surprises! I thought it was awesome that they didn't tell me where I was going. I trusted my girls to throw a party I'd love, and I was right."

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