Thursday, May 31, 2012
Yesterday my oldest graduated from junior high (sigh) & we had a small open house after the ceremony for family & friends. The graduate asked for cookies instead of the customary cake & requested four of his favorites. It was perfect, guests could help themselves anytime they wanted. It was also great for favors-guests could take home a small bag of their favorites. He is definitely one smart cookie!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Remember those custom cigar labels I posted yesterday? Here is the finished product-chocolate covered pretzel rod cigars! They are the perfect addition to the Havana nights birthday party this weekend! I love how we displayed them in a cigar box-it makes them look so much like real cigars! They were so easy to make: simply dip the pretzel rods in dark chocolate, let them cool & harden & wrap the labels around the rod. (I found it easier to make the labels first and them wrap them around the pretzel.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I am working on a 40th birthday bash for our friend this week & we chose a "Havana Nights" theme for the birthday boy. We've rented gaming tables for the Havana casino, working on a Mojito bar, cigar lounge & serving yummy Cuban food. I am working on a few personal touches & the first is this custom cigar label.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I am working on some cute tshirts for the bridal party for my little sisters wedding. Amanda (my little sis) wants shirts for all the girls the day of the wedding to wear while we are getting ready. What she doesn't want is the rhinestone BRIDESMAID shirts we see everywhere. Since her name is Amanda, I came up with the A Team as our logo (yes, its a nod to the A-Team TV show from the 1980's)& she loves it. Her colors are a light pink, black and white so I wanted to incorporate the color into the design. This is where I need your help. Which design do you like?
Monday, May 21, 2012
My little sister was in from New York this week & we had a weekend of fun activities for the bride to be. On Saturday, they had a wonderful bridal shower luncheon & they asked me if I would do a dessert table.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Are these not the cutest? I LOVE these ice cream truck favor boxes from Linnette of Paper Glitter. I am seriously considering throwing an end of the year ice cream party just so I can order them (I know, I'm seriously crazy?! here.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Did you know today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? In honor of the holiday, I am making a batch of my family's favorite cookie but with a small twist-vanilla pudding. Have you ever tried it? My girlfriend brought over a batch this weekend & they were seriously delicious! How I have I never heard of this? Here is the recipe she gave me from Two Peas & Their Pod
Monday, May 14, 2012
Oops I did it again. I ran out of time & did not get great shots of the party but I managed to shoot a few pics with my iphone. I set up a taco & nacho bar which the girls LOVED! Seriously they raved & it was not hard to do!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
After my wonderful weekend in San Francisco, I am now back in full work & party planning mode. I have four parties this month alone with the first being my Bunco Fiesta this week. I started setting out the bar and got out my mason jar glasses, added chalkboard tags & my fiesta flower straws.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Sorry for the lack of posts this week but we are in my favorite city in the world. We are having a lovely breakfast at our hotel, The Palace, this morning (isn't it gorgeous?) & then we are heading down for a little shopping at the Ferry Building. I adore everything about this city-I seriously think I could live here.