Sweets & Treats


Winner Update 12/15/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we truly wish each and every one of you who entered could win, we just had to pick 3 winners, at random of course. And the lucky 3 are… Denby who said, “I would use them for my daughter’s goodie bags in pre-school (and maybe keep […]

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This chic & modern dessert table by Alexandra of Enchanted Events & Design is downright gorgeous! The pretty silver and mocha palette is so shimmery and inviting – not to mention versatile for all sorts of occasions… speaking of which (since it’s that time of year) – wouldn’t this be a great look for New Year’s […]

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This super festive and oh-so-CLEVER holiday dessert table was inspired by the popular kids Christmas carol “Here Comes Santa Claus“ and dreamed up by Jennifer from Parents Playground NWA, who wanted party guests to be able to “SING their way down the dessert table“. How FUN is that?! And from adorable “Children Singing” cake pops to […]

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I was flattered when Jenn asked me to share the Rustic Popcorn Bar I created for a Family Reunion party over the summer.  If you are looking for something super simple to throw together for your next event…look no further.  Order yourself some popcorn seasonings from Kernel Season’s and pre-order fresh, already-popped bags of popcorn […]

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There’s so much to LOVE about this rustic-meets-modern CARDINAL RED & BIRCH BARK holiday dessert table by talented duo Jason and Heather of Hello My Sweet! From the obvious elements like strategically-placed vibrant red cardinals and scrumptious-looking holiday treats – including a perfectly wintry, white Snowflake Cake and homemade “Hot Chocolate Sticks” – to more […]

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Although the holiday season is supposed to be a time of peace, we often find ourselves far from it with a multitude of things to cross off our shopping and to-do lists. I {Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design} set out to create a “peaceful” dessert table that would be reflective of my […]

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As much as I truly love the process of designing party printables, it’s sooooo much more gratifying to know they’re actually getting used & enjoyed!  That’s why I was super excited to see this Holiday Hot Chocolate & Cocoa Bar that’s embellished with some of our {free!} Merry, Mod & Bright printables! HWTM.com member Rebecca […]

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Here’s a super easy idea for creatively displaying mini desserts! This example is from the Peppermint Twist holiday theme we created for Starbucks and features their Petite Whoopie Pies (in Red Velvet and Chocolate Créme) – but you can really customize this idea to any miniature dessert, color palette, & occasion!

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Looking for a creative way to dress up cupcakes and mini treats for the holidays? These Sparkly Faux Berry Toppers are super easy & inexpensive… and you can always switch up the colors and finish of the berries to anything you like! All I did was pull individual berries off of those wired “holiday picks” […]

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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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