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Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day "french fries" went to school with my daughters last year to surprise all 40 of their classmates! We are working on this year's "trick" right now.

Today, we made "ice cream cones"! But shhhh they are really chocolate cupcakes and frosting!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dealing with the Queen of Hearts

Borrowing the "Queen of Hearts" from the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland, I planned a birthday party for my daughter with no other than the Queen herself making a surprise appearance! I chose bright colors embellished with the scattered theme of hearts everywhere to be found!

I found a large heart ice or gelatin mold at Big Lots discount store and thought I would try my hand at a simple ice sculpture! This was a fun and easy centerpiece!
Below I used a tort pan to make a frozen a shrimp platter, there is a hidden plate under the greenery to house the water drippings.

Face painting and balloon fun with some story telling brought the real joy of a children's party out of the kids!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day

Just for fun here today on St. Patty's Day, I picked up a few festive items for dinner and breakfast for the kids. This little Leprechaun cake is surrounded by gold coin chocolates!

Lucky four leaf clover cookies get packaged and sent to school for lunches and friends. Oh Breakfast just wouldn't be right without some green eggs to help mark the occasion! Sometimes it's all aboout just having some fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Bridal Shower

Love is in the air! Spring always brings on excitement when we start to see flowers sneaking up and their colors coming alive, so when a dear friend was getting married, I thought the bridal shower would be warm and fun with flowers and their bright colors bringing the theme together. Inspired by some floral plates I found and like colored napkins, I ran with the flower theme!

Above, I used a bedroom canape' sheer with discount store faux flowers glue gunned to the rim to accent the cake table.
I added more florals with my fondant cake and little flower candies I made from tiny cookie cutters. I was so excited to find these matching cake napkins in similar colors at a discount store!

Party Favors were sugar cookies with my cream cheese frosting toppers.

I cut bread and cucumbers with flower cookie cutters to make cute little tea sandwiches that added just another simple detail to the party.

Tables were set with colorful runners and fresh flowers!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mardi Gras

Celebrate A First Baby New Orleans Style

Good friends of mine, recently relocated to our area from New Orleans were about to have their first baby girl. What better way to throw a baby shower than with a fun Mardi Gras twist? I wanted the party to show the lovely couple's flair for sophistication, so I chose the traditional colors but used elegant place settings of gold plated china, golden chargers and glass wear accented with festive beads of color! The party was a wonderful hit and the shrimp gumbo to die for! I made the 3 tiered lemon cake to mimic a king cake that hides the baby inside, except here, our little girl takes center stage on the cake, as she sure did upon her arrival! Enjoy my pre-party pics! As always, I hope I can inspire your creativity!