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Mimosa Bar, Candy Buffet

Notice my new LOOK! I enjoy designing, so I created another look for my blog.

 I wanted to create different stations for our Valentine's party.  I thought a Mimosa bar would be special so people could create their own cocktails.  Adding different fruits and juices lets everyone create their perfect cocktail.  Always start with champagne, fill your glass half full, then add your choice of juices and fruit....Yummy.  Peach Belini's, strawberry is a keeper.


Swing bottles I found at Home Goods.... I made the labels. Here's the template for them:
They are free and  there are lots of choices....

Now, on to the candy buffet

Chocolate candy lips made from a Wilton  mold.

Here's some ladies having fun with the candy lips...

My husband took this picture, before the party started.

Another station.  Chocolate fountain with desserts.
Look at the fingers on the left....perfect for Halloween!
We added pretzel sticks, marshmellows, Rice Krispie treats,
strawberries.  Cheesecake, mini cupcakes and a 3 berry trifle.

I am in the kitchen making coconut shrimp.

Meatballs, mac and cheese, pulled pork sliders, cole slaw, coconut shrimp, crab cakes and Caprese salad on a stick.
We all had a great time!  Needless to say, I had way too much food again. Enjoy your weekend.  I am going to relax.....

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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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  1. Oh My Goodness...what a fantastic party. Love all the different stations and those chocolate Lips. :)

    You new Blog dress is wonderful - Love what you did with it...AGAIN!


  2. Everything looks so festive. And, the menu perfect!!! The chocolate lips crack me up.

  3. Everything looks just beyond wonderful, Linda. I love the new look to your blog AND the way you set up for a party. I always have an abundance of food, too. BUT- I would rather have too much than run short! You are a great hostess and I would LOVE to be at one of your parties-- those lucky peeps! xo Diana

  4. Wish I had been there! :) Did you make all the food? Everything looks and sounds divine!

    Your new design is lovely too....you are so talented.


  5. Wow, Linda, what fun at your house! This is my idea of a Valentine's party! xo

  6. Linda...WOW!!! How do I get to be your friend to come to all your fabulous parties!! Love your buffet station and table.

  7. Good morning Linda! YOU are the queen of your home. I have tears in my eyes to see the love flowing from you and your husband. He has created a castle for you and you know how to share the love. I can only imagine that the fellowship of friends together brings laughter and great memories to follow. YOUR FRENCH DOORS make me swoon!

    Happy love forever and ever, Linda. Anita

  8. Wow, what a party, Linda! You went all our with all the stations and the fabulous menu. I know everyone enjoyed your special Valentine treat.
    Your new header is adorable!! xo

  9. Wow that was quite a party! The mimosa bar and candy station are quite fabulous. Your set up for the food in the formal dining room is awesome. Your home is perfect for entertaining like this. Time for a 2nd party today to get the rest of the food eaten!!

  10. Oh I forgot to say- your new blog design is fabulous too! You have the knack for this!!

  11. i Linda! Finally sitting down to catch up on blog posts. Your party looks like it was a hit and I love all the different stations! I have a seasonal candy station that is very popular;) As we proceed with an extensive renovation I'll be thinking about stations, and the flow while entertaining. The chocolate fountain is a must!! love that;)

  12. Hi Linda! I love the new look. In fact, I love your setup so much I have to ask....Do you have a tutorial (or would you be willing to share) how you set up your blog to have a "box" for each post, with the picture at the left, and the beginning of the post text on the right? I'd love to do this with my blog but I've never been able to figure out how. I know you can insert a jump break, but it's just not the same. :/ Truly, I absolutely love how your blog appears from the home page. Just a teaser of each blog post. Genius!


  13. What a fabulous idea, Linda! I love it all, decorated so beautifully, and everyone can serve themselves and you can enjoy your party, too! WAAAAY cool!

  14. Thank you SO much, for coming by again. I can easily see that cascade of roses in your HOME! Imagine? How about a spring tea party and you do that on your patio! I'll be there! XOXOXO

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    There is no doubt in my mind that you are an artist. This Bar and Candy Buffet is absolutely gorgeous in every respect. Oh your new blog look's Beautiful also.

  16. How I wish I could be a guest at one of your FABULOUS parties! You are the party QUEEN! Love the mimosa bar and the candy station! Your home is perfect for entertaining. Your new blog design is beautiful too!!!!!

  17. It looks like an amazing party! And that kitchen had me drooling over my keyboard!

  18. Well, I noticed your new layout, right away and your gorgeous, new profile pic....looking good!!!
    It looks like you had some great party...sure wish I lived closer!

  19. You have a beautiful home! Love your kitchen.

  20. Hiya Wonder Woman,
    Love the new look of your blog! Fresh and spring - like - bring it on!
    Everything looks so festive and fun. I wouldn't know where to begin first - although a good bet would be the bar! lol. I love those swing bottles. (Now I know what you were referring to when we talked - didn't know that's what these were called,lol)
    The menus sounds perfect and I love the way you attend to every single detail, Linda. That would have been so much fun to be there!

  21. Wow! What an awesome party! I love the mimosa bar - so fun to make them just like one likes them. It looks like you all had a grand time, and your home is beautiful.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  22. What a wonderful Valentine's Day party you had. Love the decorations and all the candy and beverages. What a great time you must have had. Thanks for the nice comments you left on my Valentine post, Linda!

  23. I just adore all of your Valentine's Day pretties. I'm sure you all had a marvelous time!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  24. Oh Linda, what a fabulous looking party, your design and attention to detail is perfect. I would love to drink a mimosa at the party. Bet it was a blast.

  25. OMGod Linda, you always have the most fun and amazing posts, like this one for Valentine's! Wish I had been at your 'mimosa bar' and of course, the yummy and sweet buiffet with choc. fountain and all! I'm drooling! Thanks for your sweet visit pretty lady.
    Have a happy week.

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  27. Looks like a fun time, with lots of yummy food You sure know how to throw a good party!

  28. Such a cute idea! Love all of the wonderful details.

  29. Linda, everything looks so pretty and festive, not to mention good! I've said it before, but you are so clever and you must have so much fun!!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  30. Wow, everything is gorgeous. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  31. OK, I feel stupid! I know what Mimosas are, but for some reason I was expecting a recipe for some type of bars that you cut up and eat! lol

    Looks like a really fun party! You always do such a beautiful job decorating.

  32. Hmmmm....is there really any such thing as having "too much food"? That's never a problem here! I just eat it all!!!! :-)

    You really did it up for the ladies! There's no way anyone could have left there not feeling thoroughly treasured and entertained!...and FULL!!!

  33. AWESOME!!!!! You really know how to throw a party!!!

  34. What an awesome party! I love how you have all of the different stations. I'm sure everyone had a fabulous time.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  35. What a fabulous party! Love all the special touches and details, I know everyone had an amazing time!


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