FRESH TO TABLE: SET A LEMON INFUSED TABLESETTING

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With all the talk about spring around the corner, I'm itching to throw a good party. And, with Allie's wedding coming up, we have plenty of parties to plan and reasons to celebrate!

I love a party with a theme. It makes it easier to plan, stay focused details and to pull it all together. And, since lemons are the universal language of spring, a sign of warmer weather, more sunshine and boozy, pink lemonade margaritas, it seemed appropriate to kick off wedding shower, bridesmaid luncheon and Sunday brunch season with a lemon themed tablesetting. Besides, what's not to love about lemons? 

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I like to add an element of surprise. Pink Lemonade Lemon Drop jello shots? Perfect! Not only are they super cute, but they're really REALLY good. Don't worry, we didn't keep you hanging. The recipe is below. 
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My latest obsession: BIG ice cubes.  Crazy, I know, but they keep drinks cooler, longer, they look great and you can add edible flowers or fruits to the cubes. You'll find the trays at Target, Crate & Barrel, or Bed, Bath & Beyond. 

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For the rest of the details, head over to the Inspired Home.

Happy hosting, my friends!

xx, Deborah

RECIPE: Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
Ingredients:
2 packets of unflavored gelatin
1 cup pink lemonade
1/2 cup regular vodka
1/2 cup lemon vodka or Lemon Eddy
5 lemons - Cut lengthwise

Cut lemons in half and use a serrated grapefruit spoon to scoop out the inside of the lemon. Heat the lemonade in a pan over medium heat and slowly stir in the packets of gelatin until it dissolves. Add the lemonade and gelatin mixture to a bowl or large pourable measuring cup and pour in your vodka liquids. Stir until combined. Place your lemon halves into a muffin tin to keep them upright. Pour in the liquid until each is 3/4's full and refrigerate for about 4 hours or until set. Remove the tin once the lemons have set, cut into slices right before serving and Salute!

Makes 10 lemon halves you can cut into 2-3 wedges each.