Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
What type of Jack-o-lantern do you create? Do you use templates and fancy tools or just create as you go? Well, here is a little inspiration (from Martha, of course) to get you carving. Enjoy!
Mini Witch and Cat Pumpkins
Friday, October 29, 2010
Triple Chocolate Caramel Favors
Triple Chocolate Apple Favors
Stop by and check Mrs. Prindables out!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Vampire Blood Soup (served in test-tube "shooters") and Muenster Cheese Sammies are sure to kick up the CREEPY factor at your Halloween bash. Click here for the recipes.
Claire Robinson's Dark and Spooky is a fun twist on the classic Dark and Stormy.
These Pecan-Caramel Spiders have tasty licorice legs and gooey caramel-pecan bodies.
If you are a pumpkin lover you MUST try these Pumpkin Pie Parfaits. Yum Yum!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Today we celebrated my sweet Wyatt's birthday, Pirate Style! Wyatt picked his party theme and was so excited to celebrate with some of his best buddies. I have been wanting to design a pirate-themed party so I was really excited about his choice. I wanted his party to have some of the traditional "pirate" elements as well as a few unexpected touches. I found some fabulous blue polka dotted fabric and decided that it was the perfect addition to the party, as I wanted to keep the overall look and feel age-appropiate (4 year olds) and light-hearted.
Guests received an invitation that read:
"Shiver me Timber and Yo! Ho! Ho!
We are having a Pirate Party and
hope you can go!
4th Birthday Party
Come if ye dare ready to hunt
for treasure, play games, and
eat some yummy treats!
Please RSVP by October 17th...
or walk the plank!
Guests were directed to Captain Wyatt's backyard with this sign...
..and were asked to "Suit-up" in pirate-wear once they arrived. Each pirate received a pirate hat, eye patch, sword, and sash. Mustaches were also available!
Some of Captain Wyatt's pirates (that is ROOTBEER in Captain Wyatt's hand)
The food/dessert table featured some of Wyatt's favorite treats, Pirates Booty, mini pirate boats with grapes, bananna "boats", pretzels, nuts, and of course....CUPCAKES!
The pirates played on a pirate ship (our playground), searched for gold, pinned a parrot on the pirate, bounced around a bit, and enjoyed snacks.
In addition to their pirate "gear" and gold, each guest was sent home with a YUMMY pirate cookie made by Dina of Buttercream. Aren't they cute! They tasted just as good as they looked!
We had a great time celebrating Wyatt's birthday with his friends. Happy Birthday, Wyatt. We love you!
-Happy Birthday Banner: Celebration Paper Co.
-Pirate Hats, Cupcake Toppers, and Bananna Boat wraps: Homemade Happiness
-Ocean Cupcake Wraps and mini pirate sails: Cottage Industrialist
-Pirate Cookies: Buttercream
-Cookie "Thank you" tags: Love the Day
Everything else...SHEEK SHINDIGS
Friday, October 22, 2010
Michelle of Emma's World recently hosted an Olivia the Pig Birthday Party for her daughter and used Nick Jr. for the straw toppers and treat bags. Aren't they cute!
So, next time you are planning a character specific party, stop by Nick Jr. and check out their printables. You may be surpirsed by what you can find.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
There was a variety of Halloween masks for the kids to choose from when they arrived at the park.
Since the party was after school and before dinner, I didn't want the focus to be CANDY. So, I made Halloween cupcakes (of course!) and then tried to fill the rest of the dessert table with healthy snack options, such as fruit and "make your own" trail mix. I used bouncy balls to add color to the table (they were a HUGE hit with everyone) and filled in with a few swirly lolipops.
Everyone brought a small pumpkin to decorate while we munched on snacks and spent time with our friends. Since the party was at the park, everyone was able to enjoy an age appropiate activity once they were finished with the decorating.
One family brought these ghost favor bags for everyone to take home. Aren't they cute! Thanks, Megin!
We had a great afternoon celebrating the Halloween season and spending time with our friends!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Paper globe lantern (available at party stores)
For the ear tufts, fan-fold an 8-1/2 - by 6-inch piece of paper and insert it under the center bar of the lantern.
Cut facial features and wings from scrapbooking paper, then secure them with glue dots.
Cut talons from paper, and secure them to the lantern with jute twine tied to the center bar.
Hang the lantern from an appropriate light fixture with a low-wattage bulb
Saturday, October 16, 2010
You could use this technique to create so many different "chandeliers". For Christmas, you could use holly leaves and berries instead of leaves to create a festive chandelier. Or, use flowers for a bridal or baby shower. The possibilities are endless!
Friday, October 15, 2010
This Spider Cake Plate will make even the most modest cake look irresistable.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The theme of the shower was "A Star is Born!". Amy of Stem Parties (and the Chief Event Organizer for Operation Shower) did a wonderful job creating a movie premiere feel to the event.
Guests entered the event by walking down a red carpet where they were greeted with a gift bag and clutch.
The concession stand with cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake (they were delicious!).
Some of the event volunteers (me, Lindi of Love the Day, Amy of Stem Parties, Chris of Celebrations at Home, and Ashleigh of Posh Parties, LLC. )
For more information about the services that Operation Shower provides and how you can help this amazing organization, click here. For more details and photos from the event, visit Operation Shower on Facebook!