{Featured Party} Summer Popsicle Party Ideas

Summer is here!  What better way to celebrate than have a popsicle party!?  Lots of people tend to go for ice cream party themes- but this party stylist was thinking out of the box and wanted to go for something that is rarely done and very creative!  Sam of Dunne with Style put together a really sweet popsicle party for her daughter because of her love of Icypoles.  I absolutely love the soft and … [Read more...]

Girly Pink Cupcake Decorating Party!

summer is quickly coming to a close and we wanted to have aubrey's friends over for a fun girly & pink cupcake decorating party! it is hard to believe that we are so close to the start of school - this summer went way too fast! in our town the last few summer days have been over 100 degrees so we opted for an indoor cupcake playdate to get out of the heat and enjoy some sweets! the girls used … [Read more...]

Rio 2 Party Ideas & Family Movie Night!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   spending time as a family has never been more memorable and important for us than this weekend. as most of you know, my hubby is currently working out of town with the military (like a … [Read more...]

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

lemon. one of my favortie flavors of allllll time. i have a whole pinterest board dedicated to lemons and the amount of lemon recipes i make is quite ridiculous! this is one of my favorites because it is super versitile and is a great addition to any frosting, cupcake, cake, or dessert. its the perfect balance of tart and sweet: lemon curd. i often mix this lemon curd recipe with buttercream as a … [Read more...]

{party} Wizard of Oz Party

Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road!  Serena of Mammarella's Sweets & Treats designed the incredibly magical dessert table for two little girls, Mia and Ava.  The table was filled with gorgeous sweets that depicted the characters and scenery, from the yellow brick road to the shimmering Emerald City, to the beautiful rainbow in the sky!  I absolutely love the different … [Read more...]

4th of July Macarons – American Flag French Macarons

4th of july macarons - american flag recipe | tutorial | template these are one of my FAVORITE macarons from my book Gourmet French Macarons - i love them SO much i am sharing them with you today along with the recipe & tutorial from the book. i have edited it down a bit - the book has WAY more tips and tricks than shown here - but this should be enough to give you success with this recipe … [Read more...]

Sweet Book Tour Recap!

this past april i had the most amazing opportunity to join with lynlee of lynlee's petite cakes (author of Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers), glory of glorious treats (author of Glorious Layered Desserts), and kris of goods by kcreative (author of Pop Art) on a book tour through California! i am so thankful for these talented women who i was able to travel with and all of the lovely people who … [Read more...]

{party} Sweet Shoppe Party Birthday

it is hard not to feel happy when surrounded by candy right?!  a colorful sweet shoppe party is the perfect party for a little sweetie. what child wouldn’t want a party full of lollipops, bubblegum, and birthday cake? Shauna from Cupcake With Character wanted to throw the sweetest and colorful party for her little girl and she did not leave out anything!  she has an amazing list of vendors who … [Read more...]

{party} Ahoy! It’s a Boy – Nautical Baby Shower

  i am excited to share this precious ahoy! it's a boy nautical baby shower styled by Pat at ZPerfect Party!  Itsy Belle designed the cute printables using a color palette of teal, yellow, white, and navy blue.  i love how the whale and the heart cutouts from Creativities Galore pop on the cupcakes.  the addition of the anchors just make the party- along with the yummy looking sweets (and of … [Read more...]

Three Ingredient Ice Cream without a Machine!

you may be asking yourself  'did i read that right? only 3 ingredients? and no machine needed?' yes my friend. you DID read that right. easy as 1-2-3. when my mom first told me about this - i didn't believe her. so i started digging around and finding this idea on a few different recipes. i decided to give it a try! and honestly - it was really easy and yummy! all you need for your three … [Read more...]

Disney Princess Party with Belle – Part 2

This post is sponsored by Target. More Princesses, More Sparkle: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Disney princesses at Target.  this is the second post! see the first half of the princess party here  PRINCESS PARTYWARE i started at Target since they have such a great array of Disney princess products - i was so happy to find pretty much everything i needed in one … [Read more...]

Disney Princess Party with Belle – Part One

This post is sponsored by Target. More Princesses, More Sparkle: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Disney princesses at Target.       this year my daughter has had the pleasure of making some of the sweetest new friends. as the school year is coming to a close, i wanted to take an opportunity to have them all over for a special party and let them (and their amazing moms) … [Read more...]