July 21st, 2009 |
We celebrated my sister’s boyfriend’s birthday Saturday night by cruising around Chicago on a boat. Since the party had a boating theme, the sailboat cupcake seemed to be the perfect dessert! They turned out so cute, I just had to share them with you!
These would be perfect for the Sail Away children’s birthday party [...]
July 16th, 2009 |
“Rubber Ducky, you’re the one….you make our baby shower lots of fun!”
I had a reader write to me asking for ideas for a gender-neutral baby shower. The first thing I thought of was the color yellow, and quickly came up with the idea for a rubber ducky theme party. Playful, and easy to do – this [...]
July 15th, 2009 |
When it comes to planning a little girl’s birthday party, you can’t go wrong with pink and flowers. Explode this idea into a festive party full sassy cheer!
Invite your guests with this darling invitation from Tiny Prints. It’s colorful, full of flowers and exclaims the most important part….Party time! Create a fun and girly table setting [...]
July 6th, 2009 |
S’mores is a summertime favorite – what could be better than a combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers?! Although the classic version is one of my ultimate treats…I thought I would find a few new ways to update the classic!
Try a s’mores sundae by combining ice cream with the classic ingredients, [...]
July 2nd, 2009 |
These bright and cheery topiaries are perfect for a rainy day brunch or a summer bridal shower! All you need are two styrofoam topiary forms (overall height 18 inches with 6-inch-diameter globes) and a box of paper umbrellas.
A couple of tips:
Insert the umbrellas in a partially open position to make the finished piece look [...]
July 1st, 2009 |
Keeping with the red, white & blue theme this week in celebration of the 4th of July, here is an adorable party idea for your favorite little sailor. Create a nautical theme birthday party full of stripes and sailboats!
I found this adorable party invitation and party favor bags from a company called Imprintables – preppy, but [...]
June 28th, 2009 |
We baked mini flower cupcakes for dessert for the party….they turned out so cute, I just had to share them [...]
June 20th, 2009 |
Make dessert your easiest course with this simple idea from Rachael Ray:
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons sugar
Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 pound fresh cherries, halved, plus 10 whole for garnish
1 pint mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
6 ounces milk or dark chocolate
20 sugar cones
In a small bowl, combine [...]
June 17th, 2009 |
Whether you are the hostess of a child’s birthday party or just trying to out-do yourself for your next play date, I have the perfect idea for you from Parent’s Magazine!
Make your snack table come alive with a few simple steps (and delicious treats)! Cover a table with butcher paper and paint it into the cutest [...]
June 17th, 2009 |
Let your kids cool off during the dog days of summer by hosting a Surfin’ Pool Party!
If you are lucky enough to live by an ocean – plan your party for the beach! For those of us that are a little more land-locked, find a local pool to host your party.
Invite your guests with [...]