Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we… Continue Reading
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay… Continue Reading
A little fun, a little kitsch, a great way to welcome in a new year of life for a kid or adult. Wouldn't these golden animals be so much fun marching across the face of a stark white cake?
And they couldn't be easier to make. I picked up a set of plastic animals in the dollar bins at Target, now I only need a few more materials and I'll be all set to make my own. Pop over to The Sweetest Occasion to see what… Continue Reading
With the April showers (hopefully) slowing down in the next few weeks, it's time to head outside for May flowers, and May sunshine, and May gardening, and May bike rides, and, if you're like me, May picnics!
Curbly reader Sibylle wrote in to share this amazing old suitcase transformation she just completed, by turning it into a reusable picnic kit, or a Birthday in a… Continue Reading
Today is MWT's birthday, so I'm in the cake mood. Thought it was about time to do a roundup of sweets that would appeal to my #1 handyman.
This first one is chocolate cake with raspberry filling. Mmm. The tools are made of fondant and the tape measure is a rice crispy treat!… Continue Reading
Forget the buttercream, this cake writes the message itself. Made of food grade silicone, the mold is heat proof up to 300 degrees. You might balk at the $32 price tag, but it'll save you in icing and time. (Not to mention the aggravation when your pastry bag decides to blow a hole right in the middle of the ‘P's’ and your cake is suddenly drenched in purple icing because your niece insisted on ‘the writing part’ be in… Continue Reading
Although these lip balm pockets would be the perfect favors for that upcoming wedding shower, they could also be great little additions to birthday parties too. Simple, elegant, inexpensive and practical, it doesn't get much better than… Continue Reading
Let us all praise baked goods with Jellio’s Birthday Table ($750). The 24" diameter cupcake wrapper is made out of polyurethane and is capped with a 1/4" clear or frosted glass top. Available in 9 colors, the 16" high cupcake can be used as an end table or coffee table. Tasty!