Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Celebrate!, a magazine review

Celebrate  by Hoffman Publications, a publication I've talked about before, is always a welcome find in my mailbox!  It is chockful of eye-candy for the person who loves to look at table-settings, recipes and all the accoutrements for celebrations!!!
I just opened my mailbox today and found my Celebrate Spring issue.....and what fun I had looking through it as it threatened to SNOW here in Texas.......we didn't get snow here where I live, but many places north of us did.  What a refreshment to look at these gorgeous spring pictures of various ideas for celebrating Spring!

I'll just share a sampler of what is included inside.  There are seasonal recipes and I thought this one looked perfect for a spring luncheon or tea....Strawberry chutney over Peppered Goat Cheese Spread....YUM.  Want me to share the recipe???  Then are strawberry muffins and strawberry pie.
These are some of the  holiday options they give for celebrating.....April Fool's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother's Day.  They missed my birthday, but I won't hold them to it....I'll just email them ! :D
There is an idea for putting Chocolate Mousse in dyed Easter egg halves.  They also suggest some special occasions for celebrations, such as a Princess Party, a Domino Party, a Graduation celebration, a wedding on St. Simon's Island  and a baby shower.....CUTE ideas!
Toward the back of the book they give you helpful information to plan for your party......Centerpiece ideas, Table settings,graphics for invitations and a shower game, and even a color pallette to coordinate your party ideas. There is also a helpful party planner in the back of the magazine.
If you've not seen this publication, you can go to Hoffman Media and check out all their publications...they've got some fabulous ones!  It's a fun day to get a mailbox full of eye-candy!!!  Check it out!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Suzanne, I too love this magazine. I found it last summer while on vacation at the beach and I have enjoyed it ever since. Great recipes! Love & blessings from NC!

Paula said...

Mine came yesterday and I can't wait to pour over the pictures.

Designs on 47th Street said...

I first heard of this magazine through you and I do love it. Maybe I should consider subscribing. I'll be looking for it at the store this morning. A dose of Spring is just what I need with our 6' drifts still piled up!


susan said...

I am not familiar with this magazine. And although, I don't need to get hooked on another one, I am going to look for it! Sounds great--thanks for the tip!

jenjen said...

That looks like a really fun magazine. I love magazines - I get so happy when one arrives in my mailbox!

Have a super day Suzanne!


Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Suzanne, I will be checking out this magazine! It sounds wonderful! All those yummy recipes...and yes so ready for Spring...hopefully soon. :) I thought I already was a follower of your great blog...anyways, I added myself to your followers. Good luck on your entry! Have a wonderful week!


Happy@Home said...

I have seen this magazine at the store and thought it was very pretty and inspiring. It would be a nice surprise to find it in the mailbox.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love the magazine...I always depend on the Halloween/fall issue for a lot of great ideas. Have not seen the spring issue yet, so going to have to look for it this weekend.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wonderful!! I usually pick that mag up at Cosco b/c it is super cheap there, but our membership ran out. :s Guess I need to renew. ;)

Just a little something from Judy said...

My mother brought me a Winter Celebration and I thought it was one of the nicest magazines that I had ever seen. I did not see this Spring copy, so thank you for doing a great job in sharing it with us. I think the strawberry muffins sound delicious. Let me know if you try them. What a nice advertisement you did for this Celebration magazine.

MannMom3 said...

Hey found you through Friday Follow..I know, I know..it's Wednesday..:-)

I'm in Texas too!!

The Woodlands.

Happy Wednesday!



Bella Michelle said...

I love Celebrate!!!! I pick mine up at Sams for a song. I really love all Hoffman's publications.