Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday and National Read Across America Day. Let's celebrate with cakes, parties and treats inspired by our favorite story books.

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but this cake was as delicious on the inside as it is beautiful on the outside.


 Decorations are created with piped chocolate - tasty and eye catching!

Follow this link for a Dr. Seuss inspired Baby Shower!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras King's Cakes


What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with delicious, mini King Cakes! Each guest will enjoy their own version of this traditional, festive dessert.


Try this recipe from Emeril Lagasse from Food Network.





These are english muffin rings - find them at Sur la table.




Serve the completed cakes with gold paper crowns, lots of beads and a mask or two! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's DIY: Heart Pocket Warmers


Today's tutorial is for cute Heart Pocket Warmers (or bean bags depending on your audience). As they are filled with rice, you can microwave them for 15 seconds for a toasty pocket warmer or mini hot pad. I used these a decoration on each plate at my recent Penguin Valentine Dinner - but they would also make cute favors like shown above. You could change the shape and fabric to create for almost any occasion. Enjoy! To start you will need the following supplies and your sewing machine.




 

 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's DIY: Hearth Pocket Warmers


More fun tutorials coming this week!

PS. Penguin sewn from pattern by Purl Bee - my tutorial will show you how to make his hat so he's ready to party.

Valentine's DIY: Rossette Barrette



Make these Rossette Barrette as a cute favor for your upcoming Valentine's Party or to wear on the special day. Start by collecting the following supplies and your sewing machine and glue gun.









Enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's black and white and red all over?

A penguin themed Valentine's Day party!

These penguins are ready to party and celebrate the season of love. Check out the fun details of this table scape and check back next week for more party elements and DIY tutorials.

Decorations included black and white penguins on parade, red and white mailboxes ready to recieve valentines and lots of black and white ribbon details.

Each place setting was decorated with a coordinating party hat, penguin cup and heart.

Handsewn heart bean bags serve as decoration for each place setting and a cute take home favor.
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