Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Crafts

I love Valentine's Day, it's a romantic day full of opportunity to show those who you love how much you love them.  So it's not just restricted to romantic couples, you can send Valentine wishes to your mom, dad, BFF, your sister, your hairstylist, your childcare provider..well you get the idea.  Here are some fabulous ideas from Ms. Martha herself that won't break the bank.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I know, I know it's January.  What do you mean Ahola!?  Quite frankly I'm sick of the snow and cold so I'm thinking warm and tropical!  Hawaiian Luau's are my favorite type of party.  It's fun and colorful and you don't always have to stick the "traditional" luau food to pull the theme together.

Case in point, these pineapple mango cupcakes.  Can you say delicious???  I might not have mentioned it before but I am a huge fan of Bakerella.  I mean HUGE!  Talented and creative beyond words, she churns out cute ideas like some women change their hairdo.

For instructions on how to make go to the Bakerella website

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Terrific Thursday!

The very first Terrific Thursday product is.....Bedazzle My Bonbons!  The first thing that caught my attention about this fabulous product was the company's tag line: Bedazzle My Bonbons...Chocolates for the FABULOUS that are both Dessert AND Decor!  Don't you just love getting a two for one? The bonbons come in 24 awesome colors that are guaranteed to compliment any decor theme you can think of for a party.  

Here are some of the ideas that are shown on their website, all of which work for a smaller scale party and celebration:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Now that's a Sweet Party!!

Do you remember the childhood game "Candyland"? A game board covered with bright colors and candy. No wonder it's a favorite game of pre -schoolers. My twin nieces will be turning 16 this year and thought about having a "Candyland" theme party (of course they have changed their mind already) but I searched for the possibilities for desserts anyway! Who knows, they may changes their minds again...back to "Candyland".
Photo & Recipe from Party Ideas Galore
Easy Candy Cake Instructions

  • Mix 2 boxes of cake mix or double your favorite cake recipe.  Funfetti was used for this recipe.
  • Put in two 8 inch and one 6 inch pans.
  • Bake the cakes and cool.
  • Place one 8 inch cake on your cake plate.
  • Ice the top of the cake.
  • Place the other 8 inch cake on top of that. Use skewers to hold the cakes together.
  • Ice the two layers and add the last layer.
  • Cut ice cream cones in half.  Use 8 big one and 8 child sized ones.
  • Place cones on cake and fill in the "ice cream" with butter frosting and a number 32 star tip.
  • Put a skewer in the top layer to hold the small cone on top.
  • Place one on it's side with "ice cream" coming out.
  • Add any candy you desire like gumballs, Twizzlers, gumdrops, and suckers.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

It's 2011 and for the first time in many years I do not have any resolutions.  Everything that I want to do and need to do should become part of who I am not part of a list that will probably be completely forgotten by mid-March.
My main goal for this blog is to share as many fabulous ideas for parties as possible.  Planning and executing a great party is something that I'm passionate about and I hope that I convey that passion to you through my blog posts.