Party Book Must Have: Eat More Dessert

I am always in search for great party books, and my favorite are ones that have recipes. Since I started blogging, I have always admired the work of Jenny Keller, dessert designer to the stars. She has made gorgeous cookies for Tori Spelling and Lisa Rinna, just to name a few (I'm obsessed with Lisa's disco fiesta themed birthday) and has been all over the web for her tiny baked works of art. This local Seattle girl is a dessert decorating genius and not to mention the sweetest gal in person. She shares my love for cake plates and I was thrilled when she told me that she had a book coming out, Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars. This party book is full of great party themes and ideas to turn your next party into something delicious and handmade. I just had to share it with you!

Eat More Dessert comes out next week and I got a sneak peek copy. Full of ideas and recipes, this book makes it easy to throw the fun homemade party you have always wanted to have. You don't need to be a master baker to recreate these great treats, they are easy and amazing. How's that for perfect?

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One of my favorite parties in the book? The ice cream party, so many sprinkles it just makes me smile. I absolutely adore the details in this dessert table. The pink and white tent is amazing and the various "ice cream" treats? So cool (get it?) and perfect for Spring/Summer parties and socials. How fun would this be for a bridal or baby shower?

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Jenny gives all the details to each delicious morsel so that they are simple and easy to make. She has even given away her secrets and tricks to beautiful and yummy desserts. This girl knows how to keep it real and make it gorgeous.

The best part? Jenny is giving one lucky Hank + Hunt reader a FREE copy of Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars. (Page Street Publishing; April 2014) Enter below to win, there are a few options so get ready! Giveaway ends midnight on 4/3/14 PST. Winner announced Monday morning on this post. Good luck!

I received a copy of Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars (Page Street Publishing; April 2014) to review. Printed with permission. All opinions are my own and I only share what I truly love. Honest. xo

Font Friday Font Hunt: J. Crew

It's been a while since I did this, but what is this fabulous script I see before me? I keep seeing this gorgeous font on various catalogs which all started back in 2012, when I actually tore out the page to save. It's feminine and retro but oh so clean. So for this Font Friday, let's go on a font hunt. It's like a fox hunt, but with fonts. Much more fun, yes? So tell me, any clues as to what this font is?

I have searched high and low and just checked What the Font over on My Fonts. They say this amazing J.Crew script could be Bickham Script Pro. It is super close, but I don't think it is a match. See how slanted it is? But I think I'm on the right path. Did they straighten it out somehow, is that even possible? Any thoughts?

And just in case you have been searching for a font, What the Font is a great forum and usually has the answers. If they don't already, just post a picture of the font you are looking to hunt down and they will help you. How awesome is that?

I'll admit, I go on crazy goose chases just so I can "know" what a font is. Heck, that's why I write about fonts every Friday, what did you expect? Check out my equally crazy friends and their font adventures too!

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Amazing New Party Decor at Meri Meri

My heart just exploded. I browse Meri Meri from time to time because they are known for their amazing paper products like cupcake liners, napkins and packaging. When I was cruising the site last week, I fell out of my chair. Wonderful craziness like gold foil, stripes and geometric 3D garlands popped out of my screen and just blew solid colored paper ware out of the water. Why use a solid when you can go a little crazy awesome on your next party? 3D garlands? I just said 3D people! A dala horse cookie cutter?  An electric guitar? It's like Meri Meri said, 'Hmmmm what's missing from parties that is cool and amazing and let's make it." So they did. I couldn't fit anymore products on this round up without sounding a little crazy. Hexagon paper platters? For real, check out the new line up, don't leave any link unturned because this time Meri Meri and their party products have hit it out of the park . The new collections of party wares and decor are perfect for the really cool kids party or an amazing adult birthday fete.

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How to Make a Brass Leaf Napkin Ring

I found a new craft material, brass sheets. You can cut these with kitchen shears and create virtually anything you like. I have been experimenting with brass leaves and this is the first iteration, brass leaf napkin rings. There is a template for the leaf shape and in a few short minutes you too can create a modern leaf napkin ring. Alternately, how cool would these leaves be as a boutineer or as an addition to a floral bouquet? I have a whole roll of this brass sheeting and I intend to use it. So stay tuned in the coming weeks for more ways to use this insanely awesome brass. Check out the full tutorial over on Minted's blog Julep.

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Beautiful Bottles by Color for Your Bar Cart

Bottles of booze and beverages of choice, I've been seeing some gorgeous bottles on the shelf lately and now that the sun is out, let's get this party started. Yes, I will be the first to admit, I shop by theme and color as much as taste. A good looking bottle will make me buy one bottle of booze over another. I can't help it; I like to entertain all of my senses, not just my taste buds. Styling your bar cart or beverage station is as easy as Roy G. Biv and I wanted to start the sunny season off right. Here is a starter, a collection of bottles arranged by color to match your event that I did a few years back. Distilleries have exploded and I'm starting this series over again. Do you have any new favorites I HAVE to try? A gorgeous bottle of something that you don't know how to use it? Have a distinct color palette for a party and need some bottled inspiration? I'm up for anything in the name of research!

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