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

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...]

Spooktacular 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...]

Brown Paper Bags & Party Styling Tips

While planning my Red, White and Pie party I wanted to display fresh fruit and needed a creative and inexpensive way to do it.  I decided to use brown paper bags to keep with the simple and nostalgic vibe I was using throughout the party.First, cut the paper bag to 5 1/2 inchesI used one of my favorite punches from Martha and created a detailed edge around the top.Next, I tore strips of scrapbook paper and using double stick tape wrapped it around the sides.I tied red and white twine around the … [Read more...]

Orange Sherbet Orange Cups

I recently helped my mom with a citrus dinner party for some of her coworkers and friends.  They were having a potluck style dinner and my mom asked me to come up with a few simple desserts.  Since I ended up going with a citrus theme for the party I decided to tie the desserts into the theme with these orange sherbet orange cups. This dessert was simple, but the presentation makes a statement and added a little bit of unexpected whimsy to the party.  All you need are some oranges (I used … [Read more...]

Push-up Pops Giveaway

UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTCongratulations to Devi M. comment #34, you have won a signed copy of the popular book Push-up Pops from Giggles Galore!   Please email your contact information within 48 hours to claim your prize.What's the one thing that every celebration needs?  A yummy dessert, of course!  Wow your guest and learn how to create tasty treats with this giveaway!I recently had the privilege to meet the incredibly talented, super sweet and genuine Courtney from Pizzazzerie at her book … [Read more...]

Sweets for Your Sweetie

With the most romantic holiday approaching soon it's time to start thinking about how to put a smile on your sweetheart's face and show them how much you love them with this decadent dessert. Chocolate is a favored indulgence any time and this dessert makes Valentine's Day that much sweeter.  I'm going to show you how to make some sweets for your sweetie, starting with this stunning dessert I like to call Chocolate Decadence.Here is what you'll need:Brownie MixCool Whip (8 oz container)Cream … [Read more...]