April 24, 2016


             ...CABBAGE ROSES...
          *Pretty* Fun* Versatile*
             *Easy Showstopper*

                Cabbage Roses are
         soooo easy and fun to make!
Food displays:
They are the perfect garnish for
any setting, whether it's a
   Buffet of Crudites,
 Party Sandwich Trays
   or Meats & Cheeses.
food displays | Eagle Scout luncheon | Food Displays:
    They are especially nice
      to use when you are
   dressing up Party Trays
from the big box stores!
CABBAGE ROSES for Salads, Sandwich Trays, etc. @ Mint Juleps, Magnolias & Pearls Blog:
Good, affordable wedding shower menu from Costco. Pinwheel wraps, shrimp cocktail, petite quiches, fruit bowl, mango salsa and tri-colored chips, and sparkling juice.:
Simply remove the items
from store boxes, and
place onto pretty
serving platters,
add frilly toothpicks, condiments
and the Cabbage Roses!
Couldn’t be simpler…  Slice open the croissants with a bread knife and scoop on the chicken salad. Display on a tray, and done!:
     ...Now it's DIY time for CABBAGE ROSES...
*Step 1  
           Choose the size, amount & color 
           cabbages you will  
           need for your table settings

*Step 2
            Cut the cabbages in half...ALMOST.
            Do Not Cut all the way through.
            Then cut each half side into
            3 separate sections.
            Again, not all the way through.
            Submerge each cabbage head
            into a large container
            of  cold water.
 I use Ice Coolers, which are deep and easier to handle.
*Step 3
            Leave Cabbage Roses in cold water.
            It will take approximately 6-8 Hrs.
            for the cut Cabbages to open.
Tip: You may put cut cabbages
         into a bath tub filled
         with cold water and
         let sit overnight to open,
         if you are using 6
         or more Cabbages.
     It's large and easy to drain.
*Step 4
            Turn upside down onto a large
            bath towel and let water drain out.
Cabbage Rose Salad:
        I cut this large Cabbage Rose in half, and used
        each side as focal garnish points for this large
        salad bowl used at a Holiday Event.
Cabbage Rose Salad:
CABBAGE ROSES @ Mint Juleps, Magnolias & Pearls Blog:


April 15, 2016

PEARLS of WISDOM...Creative Ice Cubes for Drinks


Tips & Helpful Hints

     for Entertaining
**Creative Ice Cubes
          for Drinks**
Freeze your grapes to keep wine chilled:
DIY Edible Floral Ice Cubes...
Edible Flower Ice Cubes:
beautifully made ice cubes:
How pretty is this? Champagne with flowers in ice! Would even make a cute centerpiece. http://www.sansonefloral.com/:
Floral ice cubes.:
Dr. Oz's DIY
Belly de-bloating
Ice Cubes
Dr Oz's de-bloating ice cubes: 2 & 1/2 cups of lemon juice, 15 mint leaves. Freeze in ice trays then add 3 cubes to a glass of water approx. 3 times a day.:

Layer colored ice in a glass
for Rainbow effects in a
plain glass of water...
Freeze colored ice, add to glass in layers. Fill glass with Sierra Mist.:
Colorful Party Ice Cubes Using Food Coloring!: http://www.welivedhappilyeverafter.com/2012/08/colorful-party-ice-cubes-using-food.html
Looks like colored cubelets of ice, my two favorite things!!!!:
Lulu's Lemons: 1 oz. (30ml) Raspberry Vodka 1 oz. (30ml) Viniq 1/4 oz. (7ml) Fresh Lemon Juice Frozen Blueberries Blueberry infused ice cubes & finely crushed ice . fill with sparkling lemonade:
Ice cubes floral edible flowers from bridal bar blog / Creative Wedding Cocktail Ideas with Ice!:
Creative Ice Cube Recipes! Simple and easy ways to serve your favorite drinks or party punch.: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2015/04/ice-cube-recipes/
Summer Ice Cubes - DIY with fruits:
Frozen Melon Balls...
Melon "Ice Cubes" for summer!:
Refreshing Melon Ball Punch! This stuff is what summertime is made of! Fizzy, lightly sweetened and full of melon flavor!:

Melon Ball Punch

Vegan, Gluten free


  • 1 Cantaloupe, small ripe
  • 2 cups Clear lemon lime flavored soda
  • 1 Honeydew melon, small ripe
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Mint, fresh leaves
  • 1 Watermelon, small ripe
  • Drinks
    • 1 cup Lemonade
    • 25 1/3 oz Sparkling white grape juice

Drunken Melon Balls Watermelon Cantaloupe Honeydew melon Vodka Pineapple Juice Peach Schnapps Tequila (opt) Use a melon ball scoop to fill your bowl with melon balls. Pour your liquor and juice over the balls and refrigerate. Great ideas for the summer!!:
  • 1 cup Pineapple juice

Beer, Wine & Liquor

  • 1 cup Raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 cup Triple sec
  • Assorted Melon Balls
  •  Sip & Enjoy!