Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rock Candy Rocks!

 Rock candy has a special charm which adds that extra flair to just about anything it's used for.  I try to incorporate it where I can when designing sweets displays. It gives a touch of colorful sparkle to the table. I am currently working on a little rock candy project for this weekend's Wedding Party Bridal Event. So I decided to share some pretty neat ways you that you can use rock candy for that extra special touch!
How cute is this rock candy cake?

Ok this chandelier is just amazing! DIY instructions on Once Wed
Rock Candy Trees
My own Rock Candy piece...I just heart this. ;-)
Rock candy is so pretty!  I'll be sure to share the results of my rock candy project next week.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cupcake Liner Love

Cupcake liners are not just for baking anymore. Add a little whimsy to your event by using them as decor.   All you'll need is a little imagination, creativity, and cupcake liners! Look at what you can do!
 For this cupcake liner pom poms tutorial, check out Oh how she does
Cupcake liner tree  Domistifluff
So cute
Photo from Martha Stewart
This is absolutely gorgeous!
photo from Friday's Child
So are you going to incorporate cupcake liners into your party decor? I am!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Workshop

Happy Love Day all!!  I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!  Speaking of enjoying... We had a great time at our 1st workshop at the studio!!  Christine of Olive Branch Papery and I created a cute Valentines workshop for the little ones. Parents were invited to bring their children to create a Valentines Day tablescape.  The kids had the a good time making love bug place cards, napkin rings, centerpieces, and valentines in preparation for their family Valentines Day dinner tonight! Check out how involved they were in their crafts! We can't wait to do it again!
Let the Crafting begin!
Bags filled with crafting goodies!
Hard at work!
Beaded love napkin ring
Love Bug placecards were at hit! Thanks Christine for finding this project, the kids loved it!
A pretty centerpiece created by one of our little crafters.
I could use some practice, but my tissue paper pom poms held up. 
Snack time! Everyone had their own snacks in little treat bags.
Doily Cones filled with tortilla chips
Crackers filled with chocolate
Christine created the cutest  labels for the water bottles!
The kids and parents had a good time. So who's coming back next time.....
It seems like they wouldn't mind coming to the next workshop!
Happy Valentines Day!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Doily Decor

Some may think of doilies as "old" and grandma-esqe. But you should know that what some may consider "old" is now new! I've always loved the dainty, delicate, feminine, feel of doilies. They remind me so much of lace, and you know how much I adore lace! This little sheet of intricately cut paper circles, are not only used to decorate the plates you place your deserts and cakes. Create your own party decor using doilies. They are also perfect for Valentines Day decor.

Doily Garland
I am working on a little doily garland for this weekend.  I'll be sure to share it when it's complete. Love this all of these! Martha Stewart of course.

Doily Pom Poms- Instead of tissue paper, use doilies! I have to try this one of these days.
Doily Luminaries

Found the final two photos on Esty. Check out Myhaleygirl etsy shop for more doily decor!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentines Day Sweets

Planning a sweet Valentines Day?  Here's a few simple sweets to add to your love day treats.
Love Bug Cupcakes
These would be the perfect treat for the Love Bug Kiddie Carft Corner that we are hosting at our studio!
Cupid Crispies
I am definitely one for rice krispy treat.  They are so simple to make!
Passion Pops
Made from vanilla wafers,caramel and chocolate, Yum!
Heart Kabobs
 Too much sweet?  Need a healty treat?  How about these heart kabobs?  I have to try this one!
If you would like to try any of these simple sweets, go to Parents for the recipes.