November 13th, 2009 |

Real Party: Airplanes for Aidan

Okay, ladies….do I have a party to share with you today!  This party was created by a woman named Christine for her son’s 1st birthday.  Christine’s words really give you a feel for the day and her planning process, so without further ado…..

“I wanted to give my Aidan the world for his [...]

October 14th, 2009 |

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

 

I am always on the look-out for gender-neutral baby shower themes, and as you can tell, I love putting a sophisticated spin on them.  I think it’s important to remember that the shower may be celebrating the upcoming arrival of a baby, but it is also in honor of the mom-to-be…..so it’s important to [...]

October 12th, 2009 |

Black & White Halloween Bash

Halloween isn’t just for kids!  It’s a great opportunity to gather all of your adult friends for a festive cocktail party.  To keep the event looking more mature than child-like, set the tone with a black and white theme, add in a little sparkle, a special cocktail….and you have a party that will have [...]

September 29th, 2009 |

Fluttering Cupcakes

LOVE this idea from brightideas.com…..darling for a little girl’s birthday party!

Ingredients

1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
3 cups prepared vanilla frosting
48 pieces thin pretzels twists
¼ cup pink decorating sugar
1 ½ cups M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
¼ cup M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
3 strands licorice laces
Green food coloring
24 paper cupcake liners
Cupcake pans
2 sheet pans
Wax paper
Microwave-safe bowl

Directions

1. Preheat oven [...]

September 16th, 2009 |

Bridesmaid Luncheon

 

When planning your wedding, consider thinking outside of the box when it comes to thanking your bridesmaids for their support during the planning process.  I suggest hosting a Bridesmaid Luncheon the week prior to the wedding – an event that is full of pretty things, kind words of appreciation, and some quality girl-time before the big [...]

August 17th, 2009 |

Baby Shower: Pretty Pink Polka Dots

If you are throwing a baby shower for a woman that is ALL girl – this idea is for you!  Pretty, pink, and full of polka dots and flowers!

I love this invitation from Minted!  It fits in perfectly with our girly pink theme….but would also be adorable for a cupcake [...]

August 13th, 2009 |

Two by Two: A Noah’s Arc Baby Shower

This baby shower was featured yesterday over at the F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Project Nursery….it was my first “contributor” post for them!  So exciting!  But, this baby shower turned out so cute….I had to share it with you too!

When throwing a baby shower for a woman expecting twins, take inspiration from Noah’s Arc! [...]

July 27th, 2009 |

Dessert: Make-Your-Own-Tart Bar

It’s no secret that I absolutely L-O-V-E dessert!  Chocolate, cookies, candy…..and tarts……lots, and lots of tarts!  So I am pretty much obsessed with this idea….I can’t wait to have a party just to try it out!

Instead of making one large tart to serve as dessert to your guests, set up a “make-your-own-tart” dessert bar.

What type of [...]

July 21st, 2009 |

Sailboat Cupcakes

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 6th, 2009 |

S’mores: Updated Recipes for a Summer Favorite

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, [...]

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