Easter Grass Cupcakes

Hoppy Easter Cupcakes

Easter celebrations are coming up and these adorable and easy Easter Grass Cupcakes would make a great addition to an Easter Egg Hunt Party or Easter Brunch. The other day I ran into Wal-Mart to grab something quick for dinner and even though I was in a hurry I got sucked into the Easter aisle that was upfront on my way to checkout.  These grass sprinkles with tiny eggs caught my eye and landed in my basket.  I love browsing the seasonal aisles at the stores for inspiration and ideas and … [Read more...]

Cookies and Cream Brownies

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My sweet friend Courtney's  from Pizzazzerie has a new book, Frostings, and ever since I got my copy I've been dying to try some of the recipes.  The other night I decided to make a special dessert for my family and used the cookies and cream frosting recipe to make a decadent Cookies and Cream Brownies in mini dessert cups. I rarely experiment with frosting.  I usually stick to your standard butter cream or chocolate frosting, but Oh. My. Goodness. this cookies and cream frosting was … [Read more...]

Splatter Paint Cookies

Splatter Paint Cookies

When your a kid there is something so fun about spattering paint and getting messy, and it's even sweeter when it's splatter paint cookies!  These splatter paint cookies were a big hit at our Art Gallery Party and one of the kids favorite activities. A  few splatter paint cookies were displayed on mini wooden easels on the dessert table, but the real fun was the "blank canvas" cookies the kids decorated at one of the activity stations.  These cookies are perfect for any art themed party and … [Read more...]

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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These mini pineapple upside down cakes are the perfect dessert for any celebration.  A boxed cake mix makes this classic dessert simple to whip up and you're guaranteed to wow your guest with these heavenly treats.  And let's face it, who can resist individual mini sized desserts! I decided to make these mini desserts for my husband's birthday, pineapple upside-down cake is his favorite.  I used my fancy dessert ring molds to layer and bake these individual cakes, but you could also use … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Service: {Day 5} Five Golden Donut Rings


"On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Five Golden Rings"...but, wowzers the price of gold is through the roof!  So instead we opted for a gift with a golden, delicious, rich taste and brought five golden glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme instead.These delicious donuts are sure to bring a smile to our special family.  We boxed them up and tied them with a pretty golden bow.Day 5It's day number five and the gift that we bringIs a box of delectably sweet golden rings.Please plan to … [Read more...]

Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats


Zippy our elf brought these giant peppermint marshmallows to our North Pole breakfast and they were so yummy!The following day the kids drew the card "make a holiday treat" from our activity advent calendar.  I hadn't prepared anything in advance so rather running to the store I decided to whip something up with what we already had, so we made a batch of Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats using the leftover giant peppermint marshmallows.Simply follow the regular recipe for rice krispie treats and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Kids Table


The kids table at Thanksgiving is the place to be, especially with these darling printables from Whimsically Detailed. I wanted to create Thanksgiving Kids Table to keep the kids entertained and happy throughout the day.  I started by setting up a "kids zone" in the backyard since our weather is typically perfect for being outside on Thanksgiving.  I used hay bales as seating and also set up a small treat table on one.  At each place setting there is a brown craft gable box filled with fun … [Read more...]

8 Simple Halloween Treats


Halloween is finally here and the little ghosts, goblins and witches will soon be trick-or-treating door to door.  If you are preparing for fall festivals, Halloween class parties or just looking for a fun treat to surprise your little monsters consider these 8 Simple Halloween Treats.  These cute and spooky treats are easy to prepare at the last minute and ALL are a delicious treat!LINKS TO RECIPES!  Clockwise (Top to Bottom, Left to Right)Sticky Spider WebsCaramel Corn Snack MixMummy … [Read more...]

Hansel and Gretel Birthday Party


Follow the trail of lollipops and gum drops to a sweet birthday celebration!  Venture into the woods for this fairy tale Hansel and Gretel inspired 4th birthday party...or as my twin's called it their "Handsome and Gretel" party! When I asked my twin's what kind of party they wanted for their birthday they both screamed "CANDY!"  As an event planner and stylist I am always looking for ways to put a different spin on party themes and incorporate unique ideas where I can add my … [Read more...]

Spooktacular Halloween Spider Party

Halloween Spider Party

Spiders, spiders everywhere, it's a Spooktacular Halloween party!  This classic black and orange Halloween party features creepy crawly (but super cute) printables from Swish Designs. For this party I focused on the darling spider in the printable package  and the traditional orange and black color scheme. A lace spider web table cloth layered over a white table cloth created the spooky backdrop and everything else stood out against the black table cloth on the dessert table.  Using simple store … [Read more...]