Thursday, January 13, 2011

Great Valentine's Day Finds!

I have been checking out Pocas Cosas blog and LOVE all her fun and creative ideas for Valentine's day and decided to share with you her great finds! :)
Adult Chocolate Milk, you ask , well it's simply looks yummy! What do you all think?

It is 40 proof, so to take off the edge they made these tasty looking Milkshakes! This is what was done: blended 2 parts vanilla ice cream to 1 part Adult Chocolate Milk and were then poured into shot glasses and there you have the perfect mini Chocolate milkshake cocktail!!  

Paper Heart Straws that will not make your drinks taste sweet but will make them look really cute from the Sugar Diva! 
Anyone want a yummy treat to go with the milk and straws?? How about this sweet treat!

Strawberry Sandwiches!! Now how good does this look? 

Well, here are a few sweet treats I'd share from Pocas Cosas! Thank you for these great finds Pocas Cosas and I hope you all enjoy these treats! 

Cute and Sweet Valentine Fondue Idea!

If anyone knows me, they would know that I absolutely LOVE eating at The Melting Pot and LOVE eaating fondue! So, when I came across this fun and sweet fondue treat I just had to share this with you all! I was actually looking for some Valentine's day ideas to do for my daughter and her friends when I somehow wound up on this site by accident Gordon Gossip, but so glad I did!!! On tis site they had just shared these cute CUPCAKE FONDUE TREATS posted by Pocas Cosas who found them through Bake it Pretty! I know, I know it's a little confusing but that's how one finds these great ideas! 

So, here are the pictures of these sweet treats and below I will post the recipe for you to know how to make them for yourselves! 

Recipe on how to make this yummy treat! 
Cupcake Fondue
You will need:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup liquid (orange juice, fruit juice, milk, or water)
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Miniature-size cupcakes in the flavor of your choice, cooled and unfrosted
Assorted sprinkles, chopped nuts, and other toppings

2.  Make the fondue: Whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice, and corn syrup.  Adjust the consistency with a drop of liquid or a dash more powdered sugar until you get have a smooth, thick glaze.  I used orange juice for the liquid portion to give it a citrus flavor and cheese-like yellow fondue color.  You could also use grape juice for a pastel purple, or milk/water and add your own coloring

3.  Pour frosting into the fondue pot.  There’s really no need to heat the mixture, but you can keep a small tea light or very low flame underneath just for looks!  Display sprinkles and toppings in small ramekins or portion cups and arrange around the fondue pot.  Skewer cupcakes in the side and dip the top half into the fondue, then flip the cupcake over and the frosting will drip nicely down the sides.  Sprinkle liberally with your favorite toppings.

Young children can even dip the tops of the cupcakes in with their fingers since the fondue is not hot.  You may need to give the fondue a quick stir every now and then to keep it smooth if you aren’t actively dipping.  This is a sweet, silly, messy project and my son Max (8) and I had a wonderful time making our fondue cupcakes.  This would be a great addition to a party desert table, or for a special treat on a rainy day.  Enjoy!

I think I may have to do this with my daughter! It's too sweet to pass up! I will be back with some great finds! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Blog design!

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted show you the new blog design that Michelle from Shabby Creations created for me! I LOVE  the way the design turned out!  She did an awesome job and I loved working with her! She is very patient, diligent and really listens to what you want! Go check out her site! She's designed some really great sites and some really cute blogs as well! Thank you Michelle for being a pleasure to work with! You were just wonderful and a delight!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow White themed birthday party!

Do you have a little one who loves a Disney Princess? I do too and my daughter LOVES Snow White so for her birthday I decided to do a Snow White themed birthday party!! We decided to do  an Enchanted Forest themed party with Snow White elements! As you can imagine, I watched the Snow White movie over and over to make sure I understood what I wanted to do and how to go about it! I had the best time doing this party but was also a little over ambitious because I had just had my 2nd baby 4 weeks before I did this party!

I  worked with Kate, from Kate Landers, LLC and she was wonderful to work with and is just full of so many wonderful ideas! She guided me through the process and gave so many ideas to choose from! I truly loved working with her and we had so much fun coming up with these Snow White elements for the party! You can see what other amazing parties Kate has created on her very informative and awesome blog! She will really get your creative juices going and will make you want to plan a party even if you don't have one at all, she will make you want to celebrate just because! Thank you Kate for helping me with this fun party and all your wonderful ideas! 

I also worked with Carolyn Mills from Sweet Tea and Linen and she did the most amazing jobs with the table runners for the tables and is the sweetest person you'll meet! She is super talented and is such a joy to work with! Carolyn, you are always so sweet and a pleasure to come up with great ideas for these parties! Thank you for your awesome table runners!

I LOVED working with Kori from Paper & Pigtails! She did an amazing job on the invites and labels and we tried to capture the essence of Snow White through this silhouette party invitation! Kori really did such a great job and is such a pleasure to work with! She is very diligent and really tried to give you what you have in mind and exceeds all expectations! Thank you so much Kori!!  You can visit Paper & Pigtails at their etsy shop and see what other beautiful things Kori has designed and you may find something that catches your fancy!

So, here is how this Snow White party turned out! 

I painted this sign to welcome all the guests into Lauren's Enchanted Snow White Forest!
 For the tables we decided to do different tables scapes that captured elements from the movie, the food table as you can see is make to look like the Forest with it's rustic charm!

 For the dessert table we decided to mimic the Dwarf's mine and create a table that was filled with sparkly and jewel-like treats for the kids to indulge in! This table was my favorite table to create because the possibilities were endless! Unfortunately, I was not able to put out the jewel toned cupcakes I had made and the cake because it was really hot and sunny that day! But the table still looked pretty sweet anyways!                      
 I purchased these cute and perfect burlap sacks from Kennedy's Crafts on Etsy

 For the Children's table we decided to do the Cottage theme and made it look a little rustic and whimsy at the same time! I found these adorable little brooms at my local grocery store and thought they would be perfect to tie behind each little girl's chair with a red bow of course! They girls later on took off the brooms to play a game of "musical brooms" which entailed they sweep to Snow White music and once the music stopped whoever was still sweeping would be out, just like musical chairs! The girls decided that they wanted to sweep, run and play instead of following the game rules but it was still worth a try?! :)
 How adorable is this cake?!? I wanted to make sure that they red bow was the main focus and Cupcake Couture who made this cake did exactly that! It was too cute to NOT eat! No one let me cut into this cake!! Can you believe that?!?!

 Here are the party favors that were given to each little girl! We gave them little mirrors to decorate and make sure they knew they were the fairest of them all along with a red bow headband like Snow Whites and a matching cape of course! The mirrors where found at Hobby Lobby and were painted an antique gold and the red bow headbands came from Amy from Enchantedly Yours and she did an amazing job on the bows! All the little girls loved wearing during the party! You can find more of Amy's great things on her Etsy shop here!
The capes where done from Jujube Boutique and she did a cute job on these Snow White Capes! You can find Kelly at her Etsy shop here!

And here is a picture of my beautiful daughter Lauren all dressed up as Snow White! She had a blast at her party and that's what matters! Like I said, I had so much fun putting this party together and wished I could have done more but what we did was great and just so much fun!

I would like to thank everyone again who worked with me creating this Snow White party! You all were wonderful to work with and made this party planning so much fun and the results speak for themselves! Thank you again!

Well, I hope this will inspire you to create something magical for the little princess in your life! 

Until then,

Valentine's day thoughts and ideas!

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and so far 2011 has been good to all of you! May this year be a great and prosperous year for everyone!

It's hard to believe that we just got out of the Christmas holiday season and Valentine's day is around the corner! Wow! Time really does fly! Since Valentine's day is not too far away I will start sharing and showing some fun ideas things and cute dress up outfits for your little ones to wear for that sweet day!

I was looking through a Sandra Lee magazine when I stumbled upon these cute silicone cupcake molds!

How cute and fun would these be to make for a Valentine;s day Tea party?!

You can directly find these molds here! 

Want to serve something Jazzy with a little Pop?  Well check out these Jazzy Jewels Pops from Tovolo
   You find these sparkling treats on Amazon and here is the link directly to them here!

Need a little pink with with some pizazz?! Well check these sweet and bubbly champagne glasses! 

These would be perfect for any Valentine's day party! You can find these here! 

These are just a few to start you off and get you thinking about what you would like to do for Valentine's day! I will share other good finds soon! 

If you are thinking of what you can dress your little one in, well let me show you a few ideas that are just too SWEET! to pass up! 
This sweet outfit will make anyone melt when they see your little one dressed up in this!
You can find these cute little number at my good friend Rachel's website Miss Sugar Pops She is very creative and makes the sassiest and sweetest tutus you'll see!! 

I found this other cute outfit that would be super cute for your little one to wear for that sweet day and she will look like a rocking heart star! 
You can find these precious outfit at Everything but the Princess!

NEed something cute for that sweet baby in your life?! Well, how cute is this?!
You can find this precious outfit at Dimples and Dandelions! They have such cute things and decor for your little ones! You will just fall in love with their website and all the many great things they have!

Here is another sweet Valentine's day outfit that you can find there too! How sweet and precious is this?! 

I could go on and on about sharing so many cute outfits to dress up sweet little girls in!! 
I hope these few ideas will get you creative and wanting to celebrate and do something fun for Valentine's day! I will be back to share more ideas and creations for that sweet day!

Until then,