Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wrapped Soda Cans

My husband and I have been looking at beach houses to rent for a week sometime this summer. So with my head in the clouds dreaming of beach houses I created this Under the Sea theme party line. I tried something new with this one...wrapped soda cans...and I think I love it! I have been on a glass soda bottle kick because they look so fun on tablescapes, but let's face it, they are expensive, can be hard to find and not really practical for kids to be running around with glass bottles. I had canned soda on hand today when I was designing and gave it a try.

What do you think?

Here is the whole set available in my shop.
I think it would be great in pink, orange and yellow for girls too!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

God Bless the USA {free printables}

I am sure everyone is gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations so I thought I would help with FREE printables! Download your free set here!

This set includes 2 types of party tag designs that you can use as cupcake toppers, labels, hang tags or anything else you think of! Also included are mini flags to make toothpick flags for your desserts or burgers and plain patterned squares so you can punch out shapes....like the stars shown below. And of course no party is complete without a banner...so that is included too! Enjoy!

Think beyond dessert! You can use these little flags on top of your {all american} burgers and dress up paper cups with the tags and fill with french fries! Add a flag to the top of your heaping bowl of potato salad for a festive presentation....get creative!

So what are you waiting for? Get printing and make your party festive!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

i {heart} mason jars

....especially when scrumptious desserts are baked in them! I am planning a family event in July and was looking for a dessert that I could bake in mason jars to make my dessert table a little prettier and these were some favorites that I found.

First up....smores in a jar...gorgeous and they look so tasty too...found here!

And then there is this beautiful no-bake cheesecake in a jar...check out all of the varieties that she made

And there is always the ever popular cupcake in a jar....I thought these patriotic ones posted on Goosie Girl were really fabulous!

And last but not least....adorable little pies in a jar....beautiful and who doesn't like pie? Inspiration for pie in a jar favors found here on Pizzazzerie....one of my favorite spots for inspiration!

I would love to hear YOUR ideas for desserts in jars too!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

{real} Lemonade Stand

Today my subdivision is having a neighborhood wide garage sale so my kids and I decided to kick off summer vacation with a good old lemonade stand!

We found this fabulous stick in the ground sign at Target for just $3 along with matching cups! Naturally I had to make a banner and cupcake toppers to match. You can download them for free HERE!

So here is a look at our little lemonade stand complete with lemon cupcakes, lemonade mini cupcakes, lemon cakepops and of course fresh lemonade! The kids had a blast!

Friday, June 3, 2011

National Donut Day!

Well today is National Donut Day so head on over to your favorite Donut Shop Chain and get your free DONUT today!

So to celebrate I am introducing my retro Donut Shop theme! I love this casual and EASY as can be theme to entertain a group of pals on a sunday morning! You can head over to your favorite donut shop and stock up on a few kinds so that you can make pretty stacks on pretty cake plates and you have a fun food table that is effortless!

This printable party package includes a retro banner, food name tags and toothpick flags....all you need to pull together a great little retro inspired donut shop get together!

Photos by Maggie Russo