Monday, August 30, 2010

Beyond the Office Party

Let's face it the office party is usually nothing
to write about!
Well, move over office party planners..
meet the ladies at English Paper Company!
To celebrate a recent distribution of a large
amount of product, these ladies
celebrated with a coffee themed breakfast!
I love this idea for an office breakfast!
Check out all of the coffee/office themed details!
Lovely setting with fresh herbs in oversized coffee mugs
accents a simple and lovely place setting.
A coffee filter functions as the napkin and
drink pennant holder!
Love the use of the paper accents to hold
breakfast sweets and muffins!
The Table....
And of course, Coffee Drinks!
I love these great tags on the drinks with
quotes from what else? The very funny comedy
"The Office"!
Cupcake liners used for Muffins!
"Team Work Makes Dream Work"!
Love it!
Back to your desk Favor Table!
Who needs lunch right?
Check out all of the fun details at Whitney English Blog.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cupcake Display Design

I love to see creative ways to display foods.
Especially when it comes to desserts.
Dessert table are so much the rave right now!

I wish I would have come up with these designs!
Very Chic and all so different!

(via Alta Moda Bridal)

(via Hostess with the Mostess)

What is your favorite?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sweet and Spicy

Well, I am having one of those weeks!
School has started and my engine
was running at full spead on Monday but
it is now slowly leaking oil!
I am spent!
I think today calls for a cocktail!
That right, I said it out loud...
I am starting the weekend early!

Check out this "Hot Lips" Chocotini
Created by Kara Newman,
author of "Spice & Ice - 60 Tongue Tingling Cocktails"
1/2 red chile pepper, sliced
1 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate vodka
1 ounce Kahlua
1/2 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
Fresh cream

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the sliced chile pepper.
Add the Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, Kahlua, and Luxardo.
Shake together with ice and strain into a small martini glass.
Next, gently pour cream over the back of a spoon
to create a "float" on the top of the drink.
Use a hand grater for a generous amount of
chocolate shavings on the top of the drink.

Optional garnish:
1 whole red chile pepper
1 oz. chocolate, melted

Dip 3/4 of the chile pepper into melted chocolate.
Set on wax paper and put in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.
Cut a slit in the upper portion of the chile pepper
so it will sit neatly on the rim of the glass.

This is going to set me free!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DIY: Edible Stampling

I can't wait to try out this fun idea
Edible plate stamping!
There is really no end to what you
can make for any occasion!
I think this might be fun for my
upcoming Sip and See.

Check out all of the DIY details here!
All you need is food coloring, powdered sugar and water!
This would be such an unexpected surprise
for your guests!
Now I will be finding myself stock piling stamps!
Hobby Lobby here I come!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Picture Perfect Birthday

I love to see new party ideas!
This next party was submitted by
a SCI reader on Friday and
I couldn't wait to share!

Stacey at Elle Belle put together
a photography themed first birthday party
titled "One Year Old in a Flash"!
AWWWW....I am in Love!
You will have a major crush too!
Check it out!

The Invitations were designed with the color scheme
and pictures of the birthday girl!
Check out that envelope..picture frame for the
photo stamps!

Several inserts were included in the invite.
The first insert guests were informed they would be making
a time capsule for Liv to open on her 18th birthday.
The second insert let everyone know there would be a photographer
at the party to take pictures of them and their family.

The Desserts....
Love the cupcake toppers!

Stacey had two favors one for the children
and one for the adults!

The kids took home a moustache or mouth
on a stick with a favor tag that said
“Thanks for a picture perfect first birthday – Liv”.
For the parents, the tag was a mini “Polaroid”
with the details for ordering a 5x7 print
from their photo session.
Check out those decorative binder clips she made!
More Love...

And of course more details on
the birthday girls chair!

There are so many details to this fabulous party!
You must head on over to Elle Bella Blog to
see it all!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Blended Cherry Mojitos

This has to be delicious!
Can't wait to try it!
Saw it yeaterday while watching
one of my favorite shows,
Giada at Home on Food Network.

1 pound bag frozen pitted cherries
2 cups crushed ice, plus extra to serve
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
1 cup citrus flavored rum
1 2/3 cups Lime Simple Syrup, recipe follows
Lime wedges and fresh cherries, for garnish
Place the frozen cherries, crushed ice, mint leaves,
lime juice, rum, and simple syrup in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into chilled glasses and top with crushed ice.
Garnish with lime wedges and cherries.

Lime Simple Syrup

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3 limes, zested
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lime zest over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes,
stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes.
Strain before using.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

DIY Bridal Shower Postcard

I love the ease and idea of using postcards for invites!
Check this out!
I think this is precious....


The idea came from Hillary at Hello!Lucky
who was designing an invite for
a friends bridal shower.
This was featured at Wedding Bee.

This would be very easy to recreate on your own for any occasion.
Say, a baby shower...I love it!

Here are also some details from the shower itself.
I love how they repeated the pointing hand
on the food display table.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baptism and Birthday Celebration

While looking for ideas for a Baptism Celebration,
I came across this unique and beautiful party
Instead of celebrating their children's 8th birthdays
with friends, they have a baptism ceremony
followed by a celebration with only family.

I love to hear new and original family traditions!
So, this was right up my alley!
Here are the beautiful details....
I have never seen so many poms!

Beautiful Dessert Table...
I love the extra tall Marshmallow Sticks!

Mom designed her own labels.....

Check out more of the details of the day here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pretend Sleepover Party!

This next real party feature comes from
This little birthday girl wished to celebrate her 4th birthday
with a pajama party and bounce house!
Since it would be difficult to host a pajama party
for a bunch of 4 year olds, they decided to have
a pretend pajama party!
Kids love to play pretend!
Here are the details....

The Invite...

The Set Up......
Love those cube seats!

The Favors....
Love these very practical favors!

See more details here!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Unique Baby Shower Gift

I am currently working on a Sip and See
for a very good friend of mine.
I hope she is not reading this
because I am definitely wanting to
get her these!
I was thinking of making a diaper cake
and these would make a cute
Initial themed diaper cake!

Customizable disposable diapers from

These would pep up diaper changes

and bring a smile to the face of any mom and dad!

By the way, I have never made a
diaper cake...
Any Suggestions?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Post Game Milkshakes!

Well, ladies fall is not to far away and
with that comes Football!
I am so ready for the boys of fall to
get back on the field!
And because it has been over 100 here
in Dallas for weeks on end!

Here are some sweet adult drinks
to wash down all of the game day food
by Entertain with Mark Addison!

Just the right size for a little sweet drink!
Love the colors and pennants too!

Mark suggested these sweet flavors:
Papaya Milkshake
Key Lime Pie Milkshake
Dulce de Leche Milkshake
Get the recipes here!
Now those are not your ordinary milkshakes!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I attended a Pokeno Party on Monday night
and had so much fun!
I haven't seen to many party ideas for Pokeno
so I put together a little Pokeno inspiration
for all of you !

I love having theme cocktails!
Why not carry the color palette through
the drinks and make 3 cocktails?
Do you have a Pokeno group?
Share your ideas!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stylish Cooking Birthday Party

This is one stylish 5th Birthday Party
for one sweet little girl
designed by the Party Studio
for her very own daughter!

I love the simple and clean design of it all!
The little girl has a love for cooking shows!
Can you say Food Network here she comes?
Decorating cupcakes was the main attraction!

After a quick piping lesson from the host,
they were off to decorate their own cupcake and
boxes to carry their creative cupcakes home!
Check it out!

Desserts table....

Love those cupcakes....

Dessert details....

Mini chef's in the making
Check out the details on the top of that cake!
So cute!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Amazing 5th Anniversary Party

Here is a fabulous 5th Anniversary party
with one of my favorite colors combinations!
Pink, Black and White!
Love it!
that I gave my daughter last year!
Of course mine was not this fancy!
Hope you enjoy this great
anniversary party as seen at
The set up...

The Drinks..

I am dying over these chair covers!

Love the use of the lamps and flowers.....

The cake table....

Favor boxes, menu cards, and floral arrangements...

Fortune Cookie Favors...
The ones of the left were the favors
and the one pink one on the right
was from there actual wedding!

Inside Notes
so sweet!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

DIY Wax luminaires

Ok, so we have all seen the chocolate cups
using a balloon technique.
Well, here is another use for the balloon technique
found at Wedding Cabaret!
Water Balloon Luminaries...I love it!

Find all of the detailed instructions here!
I really can't wait to try this out!

Pin it!