Parties & Entertaining

Tangelo Margaritas

May 3, 2013
Tangelo Margarita

It’s probably no surprise to any of you, but when I see a new fruit come in season – or priced low enough that I can’t resist hoarding – the first thing that comes to my mind is: I have tequila at home, right? Because, really now – what fruit doesn’t make a good margarita? [...]

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Dinosaur Train Fondant Cupcake Toppers

April 22, 2013
Dinosaur Train Fondant Cupcake Toppers

Those are the fondant cupcake toppers from Landry’s Dinosaur Train birthday party. And the photo on the left was the inspiration for those cupcakes: Seriously, I was this close to making the “Tiny” cupcake, too (the topper on the bottom left). And the fact that I am still alive today tells you that someone in [...]

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All Aboard! It’s A Dinosaur Train Birthday Party

April 4, 2013
Dinosaur Sugar Cookies

“Mooooo-mmyyyyyy! Have you seen my glass slippers?” “No, have you seen mine?!” [sigh] The door hasn’t completely closed on the dinosaurs and bugs and lizards and legos phase… but it has definitely taken a backseat to Pink Princess Pandemonium. It started with Cinderella. And it now includes Merida (who, by the way, is the coolest [...]

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Crafty Fridays: How to Make Custom Water Bottle Labels

February 24, 2012
How to Make Custom Water Bottle Labels

Those are the water bottles for our daughter’s 2nd birthday party. Cute, huh? And we made them ourselves. Oh, how I do love Pinterest! We designed the labels in Inkscape, a free open source vector graphics program that’s similar to Illustrator, and printed them on 80lb white cardstock. Then I used a paper cutter to [...]

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes

February 2, 2012
Dr Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes

I have been in love with the idea of Thing 1/Thing 2 cupcakes since they popped up online a couple of years ago. They really are absolutely perfect for a Dr. Seuss-inspired party or shower. We baked our very favorite red velvet cupcake recipe in “greaseproof” (ahem, allegedly greaseproof) red and white-striped cupcake liners (although [...]

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Tropical Punch & Blue Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

January 31, 2012
Tropical Punch & Blue Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

When I was planning our daughter’s Cat in the Hat birthday party, I wanted to do a dessert table in red and blue. As you already know, there aren’t many naturally-colored foods that come in blue. There are blueberries. And then there are… no, that’s pretty much it. Blueberries. I also wanted to make macarons [...]

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

January 29, 2012
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

So, as of Tuesday, I’ll have a 2 year old. I’m not really sure how that happened. I mean I kind of do. I was there after all. But still. A 2 year old. That goes to preschool. And gymnastics. And can roll her eyes. Right now, she’s obsessed with most things Dr. Seuss and [...]

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