It probably goes without saying, but I was super excited when the PR team from Starbucks contacted us about helping them style a special “Holiday Preview” event in NYC last month! In addition to creating a festive atmosphere for the actual event though, we also wanted to provide some great home entertaining inspiration that both […]

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Even though Thanksgiving was yesterday, I still want to give a shout-out to party frugalista Norene from Party Pinching for these SUPER CREATIVE Thanksgiving Kids Treat Ideas she sent in! A few of them would actually work well for harvest/farm themed parties hosted at any time of year too… for example – the waffle “corn […]

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How’s THIS for a fun twist on the traditional apple pie we serve so often this time of year… a creative version that’s all decked out with cheddar, jalapano, and caramel?! This yummy & creative apple pie recipe comes courtesy of Esther from Batch From Scratch… the baking guru you might also have seen as […]

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Remember the way-too-much-fun “MILKaholic Baby Shower” we featured earlier this year? Well, the creative genius behind that shower – Carrie of Half Baked – is back with another adorable, polka-dot filled baby shower that she recently threw for her sister… this time with an “Elephants on Parade” theme! Carrie’s bold & modern signature style really […]

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Keeping with the cupcake theme from last week’s Fabulous Find, (and in response to the many inquiries about the frosting technique used in the Cuisipro Cupcake Corer post), this week’s Fabulous Find is this gorgeous Giant French Pastry Tip! This, my friends, is the pastry tip you’ll need to achieve this gorgeous and super simple frosting […]

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{ By Jessica Kirkland } Ready to take your cupcakes to a fabulous new level? Then you’ll want to get yourself this easy-to-use Cuisipro Cupcake Corer and add a surprise center filling to your cupcakes for your next celebration! Not only is this a piece of (cup)cake to use…it’s actually a lot of fun too. […]

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Homemade caramel apples drizzled in chocolate are always a popular fall treat, but if you want another way to enjoy the yummy combo of chocolate-caramel-apple flavor, how about baking up a batch of Chocolate Caramel Apple COOKIES?! This is similar to a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with the addition of melted caramel and […]

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We’re loving the use of black & white polka dots that Jenny of Jenny Cookies incorporated into this classic {and super cute!} “TRICK-or-TREAT” Halloween party. And how about the fun, silly glasses and fake teeth she provided for the pint-sized guests to wear as a prop for the photo booth (which also donned a cool […]

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CREATIVE PRESENTATION is always a huge plus when it comes to desserts, but sometimes that “so cute!” presentation can also mean “way too time consuming”, which is never a good thing in my book. Luckily that is NOT the case with these fun little mini parfaits, which were also inspired by the fabulous Bewitched party […]

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This gorgeous HONEYBEE GENDER REVEAL Party by Nicolle of Libby Lane Press is absolutely BUZZING with creativity and fabulous DIY details! Let’s start with the fabulous ripped fabric and lace backdrop, shall we? It adds such a wonderful, shabby-chic vibe to the dessert display and coordinates perfectly with lovely ruffled table cloth, which was made […]

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When I saw “Aliens Love Underpants”  come through in the email subject line for a party submission, I have to admit it immediately stood out… there’s one we hadn’t heard before! ;)  Come to find out it’s the name of a children’s book – and from the looks of this party – a super cute […]

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Here are the first 2 projects from our SPELLBOUND SWEETS Halloween Table: the “Captive Candy” Treat Server starring an orange skeleton hand reaching out from a sugary grave, and “Wicked” Caramel Apples, which are simply homemade caramel apples with knobby twig “handles” for a “witch’s broom” effect. Both projects are easy & inexpensive! Side note […]

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This super easy treat display was also part of our Spells & Potions table, but you could really use this idea on its own as well (especially if you don’t feel like displaying jars of Zombie Brains and Snake Venom along with it!). My goal was to create something cute-but-quick-&-easy that utilized store bought treats […]

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I’m loving the bright pops of color and elegant touches of sparkle & damask in of this pretty Rustic Halloween Dessert Table by Tanya of Save The Date For Cupcakes! With tempting treats like Meringue Bones and Mini Caramel Candied Pears infused with Peach Honey Sticks, it’s definitely heavier on the SWEET than the SPOOK… […]

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So excited to share some HWTM Member love today…AND this ridiculously fantastic Pan Am inspired party! I stumbled on this party by Lynlee Beckett of Lynlee’s Petite Cakes while browsing HWTM Social recently – and suffice to say this is one talented lady! The fondant cupcake toppers and airplane she created are seriously mini works […]

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This bright and colorful tablescape will make the adults green with envy when they realize it’s just for the kids! Azar from Principal Planner styled this fun, rainbow-esque children’s tablescape and dessert bar to create a special place for pint-sized guests hang out at larger events – a place where they’d feel like they were […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. We wish all of you could get a $100 gift certificate to Crate & Barrel, but as always, we had to draw a winner who was randomly selected. And the lucky winner is…Commenter # 29, Courtney, who said, “I adore this shower, I love all the little details […]

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Okay… so I’m definitely not the world’s healthiest eater… by a long shot. The combination of a hectic schedule and a serious sweet tooth has resulted in a diet that’s heavy skewed towards whatever is super fast & convenient, which almost always does NOT = “wholesome”. A drastic overnight change is just not going to […]

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The chocolate skeleton keys from this Vintage-Style Haunted Halloween Party theme by Anders Ruff got such a great reaction, I thought you might like some insight on where to find the candy molds so you can make some yourself… They’re from etsy vendor Mold Shop, which specializes in flexible silicone jewelry & candy molds. These […]

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I made these Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies over the weekend and have probably already eaten half the batch, which I felt guilty about until a sweet Twitter follower reminded me that both blueberries AND oatmeal are good for your heart. Score! Yes… I know that doesn’t exactly make these fall into the “health food” category, but […]

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