Friday, January 29, 2010

Cocktail Cupcakes..YUM!

I have been looking for a recipe
for a cupcake that is liquor infused.
I think I found my winner!
Can't wait to try them...
And love the Red and Turquoise color combo!
Get this and more at Grin and Bake it! Blog

Pina Colada Cupcakes With Coconut Rum

1 box white cake mix ...(Love this part!)
1 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup coconut rum
eggs (according to package)
vegetable oil (according to package)
8 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, drained well (optional)
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut (optional)

Add mix, eggs, and oil according to the package.
Substitute water for 1 cup pineapple juice and 1/3 cup coconut rum.
Blend well with electric mixer.
Add pineapple (optional).
Make sure it was well-drained and mix until just blended.
Fold in coconut (optional).
Bake according to the package instructions.

Standard Buttercream Recipe
1/3 cup white Crisco shortening, softened
1/3 cup stick butter or margarine, softened
4-6 tablespoons cream, unwhipped (you can use half and half or milk)
Pinch of salt
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
4 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted

Ina a large bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together shortening and butter.
Add whipping cream, salt and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth (about 2 -3 minutes).
Add in sifted flour, gradually, beat well until smooth and fluffly.
To reach the consistency you need, you may need to add more confectioner’s sugar or cream.
Add food coloring and blend well.
Remember, gel or paste coloring will darken over time.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"THE Hostess" is a Guest would you like to plan a party for the Hostess Herself?
That's right!
Jenn from Hostess With The Mostess is pregers!
She was the guest for once!
Check out all of the details here at

Love the colors of Pink, Brown and Green!

Signature Mocktails: Raspberry Apple Mojito!

See all of the deatils here!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cosmo Pops

I am ready for summer can you tell?
I can't wait to try these frozen treasures soon!
My daughter saw these and wants these
for her Under the Sea Birthday Party.
Now, the recipe below is for a Cosmo.
Obviously I would make these with fruit juice
for her birthday!
Make them any way you want....
What Do You Need?
6 or 8 Sliced Limes
2 1/2 cups Cranberry Juice
5 Tbls. Triple Sec
1 cup Fresh Lime Juice
5 Tbls Cointreau
1/4 cup Vodka
1 1/2 cups Crushed Ice
What Do You Do?
Combine all the ingredients except for the lime slices
Pour into the pop molds
Insert cocktail stir stick
Freeze for at least 12 hours
Remove from the freezer
Remove from the mold
Place a lime slice on each stick
How do you make your own mold?
Use any paper funnel to achieve
the Martini Glass look!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Show Me The Way

Looking for some unique escort cards
for your wedding or event?
Check out these cards!
Find them all here at The Knot.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Put your heart here

This will be the easiest place card you have ever made!
What do you need?
81/2 x 11 paper to match your color theme
What do I do?
1. Print your name on the paper
about 12 per sheet
2. Cut into 1/2 strips
3. Fold in half
4. Curl the ends with a pencil

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Picnik..yes with a "K"

This is not your normal picnic post....
Not a picnic at's a Picni"k"
No fancy schmancy tablescapes...
I found a great program that I thought
I would share.
It is a photo editing tool I found online.
Great for blog posts too!
So, I had to share some pictures of my girls
that I took for Valentines gifts.
So many awesome and free tools
to edit your photos.
They do have some premium selections
that you can sign up for.
And for only $24 a year....I might just sign up.
Otherwise, you can use the other tools for free!
Like I did here.

One of my favorties tools on picnik!

Turning pictures to Black and White leaving some color!

Soften the picture and apply a vignette.
So, try out Picnik for yourself!
It is so much fun!
Oh, and did I tell you that you
can make yourself
Remove Wrinkles
LOSE 10 POUNDS! can do all that at Picnik!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Modern Purple Bride

Love this modern Bridal Shower!


Monogram flower and Purple Martini with Purple Ice!

They didn't miss a chance for purple anywhere!

Two Tone Purple Tulle Menu Card
Purple Soup!
Brides chair the pin tucked look!
Check out all of the details here at the Party Spot.

Monday, January 18, 2010

DIY Treat Bags

I started working on my daughters valentines treats this weekend
and thought I would share this simple favor or treat bag with you!
I made these for Valentines Day but,
you could make these with any
coordinating paper for any occasion!

What do I need?
8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
small cellophane bags
hole punch

What do I do?

1. Cut cardstock to 9 1/2 x 2 3/4

2. Fold as shown in diagram below

3. Fill cellophane bag with candy
and fold over twice

4. Place candy bag in the treat bag,
positioning the folded top of
candy bag inside top of treat bag.

5. Punch two holes through all layers.

6. Tie up with a ribbon

Friday, January 15, 2010

Raspberries and Chocolate

That got your attention right?
It is Friday and Cocktail time!
I love the way the raspberry looks kinda like a heart.
I am going to enjoy this one!
What will you have?

Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Martini
2 parts EFFEN Raspberry Vodka
1/2 part chocolate liqueur
1/2 part Irish cream

Serve in a cocoa-rimmed martini glass with a raspberry garnish.
(Created by and served at Les Deux restaurant in Hollywood, CA)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Walk this way

I have spring and weddings on the brain!
So, when I came across these floral wedding aisles,

I knew I had to share....enjoy!

Find these amazing weddings here!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Purple Passion

Lovely find at My Sweet and Saucy!

One of my new "must see each day" blogs!

Check out this wedding! Beautiful and stylish use of pom poms!

Love the pom pom garland......

I am in love with these chair pom poms!

What a great use of your budget with all of the impact!

Love the backdrop....

Very cool and simple table....

Besides the color combination of Black and Purple,
I love the use of Pom Poms!
I think the chair pom poms are my favorite!
What is your favorite?

Find the link to this fabulous party here!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Be Mine...

Well, Valentines Day will be here before we know it and I thought I would
start designing some gift tags for both of my daughters classes.
Did I say "Designing"......I must have had to many "Hot Chocolates" Wink Wink!
Look at what I found over at Bunny Cakes Blog!
These tags are seriously cute!
I will not be coming up with my own...why would I?
Find all of the downloads below.

Love is all you need tags here

Sweetheart Classroom cards here

Zebra download here

Friday, January 8, 2010

Smitten Sticks

I have been looking for some fun ideas to add to a photo booth for a

40th birthday party.

The party will be relaxed and lots of fun!
After all it is for my hubby and I plan to go all out! are not reading this are you?
I feel in love with these Smitten Sticks!
Find them here!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

10 Seconds and 10 Cents....

That is right....10 seconds and 10 cents!

That is all it took to make this place card holder.
All you need is a few tea lights and place cards!
Cut a slit from the top to the bottom on each
side of the tealight.
Bend in half and insert your picture or placecard!
You could even paint these a different color
to match your party!

What do you think?
Trash or Treasure?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

DIY Heart Sugar Cubes

Serving tea or coffee at you next
party, shower or reception?
Make these cute little sugar cubes!
These would also make a cute addtion to a gift
bag for Valentines Day!
Tutorial found here via Primadonna Bride

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Little Favor

Looking for some new favor ideas,
I came across these little treasures.
Who doesn't like smores?

Find them Here with the Instructions too!

And check out these very sweet mini Picnic Baskets!
Imagine all of the cute little things you could fill these with!

Find these cute little Picnic Baskets Here!

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