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Trick or Treat with Healthy Eats

When planning a Halloween party for young children, remember not to get too spooky with your decorations! Incorporating decorative elements like mini pumpkins with googly eyes, scattering mice and colored balloons will give the haunting holiday a kid-friendly touch….Here are some healthy Halloween treats and festive entertaining inspiration from TSG’s premier children’s party planner Shana Rosenheck of POMP:

A Children’s Spooktacular Halloween Celebration

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What better way to mix up a children’s Halloween bash than with creative healthy snack alternatives? Shana shares a few simple and quick ideas to add some healthy options to your upcoming Halloween celebration.


Clementine Pumpkins


You Only Need Two Simple Ingredients: Clementines and Celery

Directions: Simply peel the clementine and pull out the center rind. Cut your celery into skinny strips. Poke the celery into the top of the clementine to create the pumpkin stem. These clementine pumpkins are a sweet and delicious alternative to sugary snacks.


Witches Brooms


You’ll Need: Mini-Pretzel Sticks, Cheese Sticks, Chives and Scissors

Directions: First cut each cheese stick in half. Next, carefully push the pretzel stick so it is a ½ inch deep in the uncut side of the cheese stick. To create the bristles cut thin slices that are about 1 inch long. Carefully tie the chive around the top part of the string cheese and snip off the ends. Tada, you have brewed up a healthy alternative for your Halloween party!


Apple Monster Mouth


You’ll Need: Mini-Marshmallows, Red Apples, Caramel and Toothpicks (optional)

Directions: First, wash the apple and cut it into eight sections. Remove the core and lay flat. Next, place the caramel in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 20 to 30 seconds.  You just want the caramel to soften. (You can also use peanut butter if none of your guests have nut allergies!) Using a knife, smear the caramel or peanut butter over one side of each apple slice. Press the mini marshmallows into the caramel slice. You may want to place one mini marshmallow behind the row of “teeth” to help stabilize the top lip. You may also want to use a toothpick to keep the top lip from sliding off of the marshmallows until the caramel hardens and sets.

These neat tips and tricks are sure to make your next Halloween party a howling hit. Happy planning!

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck


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Scouted: Color Block Clutches

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Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 11.16.10 PM With fall right around the corner, there is no better time than now to add that perfect conversation piece to your wardrobe.  Merry Vose, owner of fashion boutique, Canary, has collaborated with statement purse designer Michelle Lockhart of Charlotte Max to bring you an exclusive line of chic lucite clutches. The stylish color block purses were designed by Vose to complement Canary’s new fall collection. Each bag beautifully combines complimentary color combinations to bring you a statement piece that is sure to be noticed. As an extra bonus each creation is handmade in the USA and cruelty free.

Visit Canary at 4609 West Lovers Lane  and Tell Them SCOUT Sent You!


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TSG Dallas Celebrates Volume 3

The Scout Guide Dallas recently celebrated the release of  TSG Volume 3 with a fabulous Scout is Out Soiree at Laura Lee Clark Interior Design in the Dallas Design District. The evening was a fantastic way for us to celebrate our beautiful new book with Scouted members and guests. Those who attended the invitation only event, spent the night mingling throughout the stunning showroom while dining on amazing food by Experimental Table. In addition, Dean’s Wine List selected the wines that paired perfectly with the spectacular menu. Dean’s Wine List also entertained our guests with a tasting from their vast collection of specialty wines.   A special thank you to Nardos Imam for dressing us for the evening in two designs from her new Cocktail Collection.

Here is a look back on a great night. See all the photos on The Scout Guide Dallas Facebook page.  Scout is Out Sign (744x1024)

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TSG Dallas Co-Editors Brittany Gaskill and Martha Griffin, Laura Lee Clark Falconer and John Falconer of Laura Lee Clark

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Missing Q Press designed the  letterpress coasters given as  favors and Scout is Out Soiree invitation.

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Blake Hortenstine of Hortenstine Ranch Co., Josh Madans of Todd Events, Brittany Gaskill and Cash McWhorter of Hortenstine Ranch Co

Dean's Wine List Dean’s Wine List selected the party wine and entertained guests with a wine tasting.

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Martha Griffin and Brittany Gaskill dressed in the Nardos Imam Cocktail Collection. The Old State Travis and Curtis (1024x905)

Travis McElroy and Curtis Stone of The Old State

Experimental Table

The farm to table food by Experimental Table was delicious and one of the main attractions of the evening.

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Ben Coats of Coats Homes, Brittany Gaskill, Michelle Wood of Michelle Wood Real Estate and Peery Wood

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Volume 3 photographer Stephen Karlisch, Nelson Huff and Andy Weil of Pockets Menswear

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Darin Kunz and Kim Burgan of Nine-Eighteen               Christina Gray, Kara Adam of Kara Adam Interiors

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Dean McSherry of Deans Wine List, Alicia Wood, Scott Wood of True North Advisors

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Brittany Gaskill, George Brown of Experimental Table, Martha Griffin

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Mary Beth Riddle of Lambert’s, Terry Griggs, Judson Griggs of Lambert’s, Laura Lee Clark Falconer

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Samantha Smith, Leslie Elliott, Ashleigh Cloud of Swingle Collins, Martha Griffin, Emily Stone of Swingle Collins

The Scout Guide Dallas Volume 3

Cheers to Volume 3!










Kappa Tablescapes 20th Anniversary

Kappa Tablescapes, a two-day event benefitting Dallas community non-profit organizations, celebrates its 20th birthday in October this year. The 2014 beneficiaries are Catch Up and Read, Child Care Group, Contact Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dwell with Dignity , Mosaic Dallas, New Friends New Life,  Promise House, VNA/Meals on Wheels and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

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The unique event begins Monday, October 20 with Tablescapes by Candlelight. Guests are invited to sip and snack while viewing exquisitely decorated tables by local designers. Tickets are still available for this fun and inspiring evening.

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The Tablescapes Luncheon, held on Tuesday, October 21, allows guests the opportunity to view and dine at the superbly styled tables. Guest speaker, Alex Hitz, will share his insight on everything from decorating trends to entertaining and culinary tips. Hitz, founder of The Beverly Hills Kitchen food line, is not only a celebrity chef and cookbook author, he is also a philanthropist.


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As Scout Guide Co-editors and  Kappa alumnae, we encourage you to support Kappa Tablescapes and their mission to give back to our community. Hope to see you there.


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Give Local: North Texas Giving Day

After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate, and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.

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Donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 1,600 certified nonprofits listed on the new website www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes.
So GIVE LOCAL and SUPPORT our LOCAL community  by giving on September 18th.


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Behind The Scenes At TSG Dallas Editor Shoot

Brittany Gaskill and Martha Griffin, Co-Editors of The Scout Guide Dallas, are two lucky girls. What woman would NOT want to be styled by Canary and beautified by Kristin Schutz and Karina Lazso of Salon Pompeo for a photo shoot at Blue Print? Here are some behind the scenes photos of Brittany and Martha preparing for their big day!

Brit and Molly Brittany browses for the perfect outfit at Canary with Molly Bruder.

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An interior shot of Canary, a shopping emporium on West Lovers Lane. The interior, like the luxurious clothing within, is a winning combination of classic design and sophisticated edge.

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Martha poses with a pair of killer neon pointed-toe pumps by Marissa Webb Willa. The stylish heels made the cut as part of Martha’s outfit for the editor shoot.

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Brittany tries on different looks with the hope of finding a winning ensemble. (We hope she wears two shoes to the shoot!)

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Martha shows off her stunning hair and makeup completed by the talented Karina Lazso of Salon Pompeo.

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Brittany poses with her glam squad, Karina Lazso and Kristin Schutz of Salon Pompeo.

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Martha and Brittany look stylish as ever at their editor shoot at Blue Print. Blue Print, a luxury design business, houses exquisite furniture, antiques, art and accessories.


The final shot for our editor page!

Thank you to Canary, Salon Pompeo and Blue Print for making us feel and look beautiful for our Volume 3 editor page.


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