Creative Food


Yesterday morning I went on one of our local news stations in San Diego to talk about Halloween Party Ideas – and decided to focus on creative food & drink ideas that are actually lower in sugar. (We’ll be sharing photos of everything from the segment soon, but in the meantime you can check out […]

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When it comes to Halloween, it’s pretty easy to figure out how to get your hands on sugary treats. I will admit that the amount of “fun size” candy I’ve personally consumed already is already verging on SCARY… and it’s not even October 31st yet! :0 On the flip side, it IS possible to serve […]

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Party food doesn’t have to be complicated – especially when it comes to the kids! One of my favorite “tricks” for serving up creative food at kids parties is actually in the naming of the dishes – it’s fun to think up clever food names that tie into your party theme somehow. For example, in […]

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Being a party inspiration resource, we feature a lot of sweets and decadent treats here at HWTM… and I mean a LOT! That’s one of the reasons I was excited to be asked to participate in a program with Naked Juice highlighting unique ways to increase your intake of fruits and veggies – you know… the […]

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We LOVE creative Easter ideas over here and today Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake has a festive and fun tutorial for DIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Balls! These are extra special (no pro needed!) cake balls, with an effect that can easily be applied to your standard round cake balls… and made in all colors for a rainbow […]

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As we start prepping for Hanukkah (tomorrow!) why not make the celebration of lights even sweeter with edible dreidels! Nicolle of Libby Lane Press, here sharing my simple tutorial for crafting dreidels out of salty and sweet treats. This Marshmallow Dreidel DIY incorporates marshmallows, Hershey kisses, pretzel sticks, blue sprinkles and white frosting acting as ‘glue’. Not […]

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When Glad® asked me to be their December blogger for Mom Made and come up with a winter recipe utilizing their versatile containers, I thought it would be fun to create some cool Arctic Shark Glaciers! This a quick, fun project to make for a kids party or play date – and easy enough for […]

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I was trying to come up with some unique & different hostess gift ideas for the holidays recently, and remembered a cool Liquor Lollipops recipe from my copy of Sweet Confections (which is a fabulous cookbook, btw). Then it hit me… instead of giving the 2 most popular hostess gifts – flowers or a bottle […]

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The talented Angie of Marigold Mom is here with some AMAZING last minute Halloween inspiration! Her super creative Spooky Forest Halloween Party has just the right amount of spook, a touch of elegance, and loads of creative food, drink & decor ideas that are guaranteed to knock your orange and black striped socks off! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to […]

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Can you believe Halloween is already next week?! EEEEK! ;) And on that note, I’m very excited to share that I’ve partnered with Karo Syrup & Fleischmann’s Yeast to bring you lots of fun tips and tricks for throwing a Halloween bash… like these super cute CREEPY MINI PIZZAS for starters. (These would pair quite […]

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What’s the most important about a Hunger Games themed Party? The FOOD of course! Because regardless of the theme, no party guest should ever actually go hungry. ;) HUNGER GAMES INSPIRED PARTY MENU For my Hunger Games Party, I decided on a realistic-sized menu for a viewing party of the new DVD. It was so […]

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I was recently sent a party pack filled with some fun entertaining goodies and asked to describe how I’d use them to throw a “Classic American Party” featuring the new Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light, which is available in Mojito and Pina Colada flavors. The party pack had a kind of a rustic-American vibe to it, […]

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Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun new recipe for your 4th of July celebrations.  Sometimes when it’s hot outside, you simply don’t feel like cranking the oven up to 350!  So today we’re doing a different kind of cake – an ICE CREAM cake – created […]

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Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun and super easy DIY project {and FREE printables} just in time for Father’s Day! If the dads in your family are anything like the dads in mine… there is absolutely nothing that a little duct tape can’t fix!  If you […]

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Deanna from Mirabelle Creations hosted this Pub Style Grillers & Growlers Party for her Supper Club with the boys in mind. Utilizing decor she already owned + recycled materials (newspaper “bow ties” on paper bag “lanterns”!) meant this design didn’t cost her the pretty penny you might think… which is another factor her husband loved about […]

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MEMORIAL DAY is almost upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time for some grillin’, chillin’ and fun in the sun! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the cake blog for sweet inspiration. I’m thrilled to be back today, sharing a fun update on a classic all-American treat… s’mores! Baked as a […]

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Cutie Putti Paperie won my heart over with these precious Cotton Candy Clouds (and their blue and white striped straw “handles”!). You’ll often see cotton candy in shades of pink and blue, but when the coloring is left out it just like like fluffy clouds – how cute! Click on the album image below to check […]

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Hi, it’s Alejandra Morin from The Marshmallow Studio, where we create custom marshmallow pops and designs. I’m happy to be back at HWTM today, showing you how to make mom feel extra special! This Mother’s Day, surprise mom with more than the typical fresh flower bouquet… treat her with an her an edible marshmallow flower […]

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What a creative way to display delicious treasure! This is pure inspiration for a Pirate Party - a pirate ship carved out of a watermelon, courtesy of HWTM member gtosetti! {Click on the album image below to check out the full party.} What’s your favorite way to see a watermelon creatively carved?

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This time last year, I was getting ready to board a flight to New York for a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Wow… it’s hard to believe that was already a year ago! Since then I have a brand new sweet daughter that’s currently sitting next […]

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