Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I wish I would have come up with these designs!
(via Alta Moda Bridal)
(via Hostess with the Mostess)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Created by Kara Newman,
1 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate vodka
1 ounce Kahlua
1/2 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
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.
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
Monday, August 23, 2010
The Invitations were designed with the color scheme
and pictures of the birthday girl!
Check out that envelope..picture frame for the
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.
Love the cupcake toppers!
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!
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
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,
Pour the mixture into chilled glasses and top with crushed ice.
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.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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
Beautiful Dessert Table...
I love the extra tall Marshmallow Sticks!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Since it would be difficult to host a pajama party
See more details here!
Monday, August 16, 2010
for a very good friend of mine.
I hope she is not reading this
because I am definitely wanting to
get her these!
Customizable disposable diapers from
By the way, I have never made a
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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!
Mark suggested these sweet flavors:
Key Lime Pie Milkshake
Dulce de Leche Milkshake
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Why not carry the color palette through
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I love the simple and clean design of it all!
The little girl has a love for cooking shows!
After a quick piping lesson from the host,
Love those cupcakes....
Mini chef's in the making
Check out the details on the top of that cake!
Monday, August 9, 2010
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!