Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Food {Invisible Pops}

If you hurry you still have time to make these for Halloween.
They would certainly be better than any lollipop you buy at the store! :)
Just think of all the cool things you could put in these to make them unique.

Here is the ingredient list

Makes 1 dozen

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • Assorted candies and seeds, such as red and black licorice whips, candy corn, and pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
and here is the link to Martha's site for directions.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday's Etsy or Printables {printable party package}

I found this adorable printable party package on Etsy today. cute!
Everything you need!
I know for myself when I am working on the things I print for parties,
I get a little frustrated trying to find just the right clip art or font, etc. I really like that you can buy these packages with everything designed so well.
This one from paperglitter on Etsy is so very cute.
And she has some other ones too that are just as cute.
There is also a Halloween printable package if you haven't yet finished up all your Halloween party things.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday's Parties {Quack Quack}

I'm in love with this party!
I'm even wondering if I haven't already done a post about it.
Hmmm...I checked, but I don't think so.
Sorry if it's a's so incredibly cute, don't ya think? :)
Typically ducks make me think of baby shower or maybe part of a farm party,
but not this duck party.
It's all girl and all pretty.
Lots of inspiration to gain from this board. Visit Alannah Rose for even more!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday's DIY & Tutorials {Paper Bows}

You do not need to buy another bow....ever!
You can make your very own, very easily, and get this........coordinate it to match your packaging perfectly!
I found this great idea at How About Orange.
For complete directions...head on over there and in no time at all you'll be making ALL of your bows...even for the holidays!! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009


I can't believe I had 39 comments and yes,
Billie Jo, you made it in on time.
This was a fun giveaway to do and I hope that Bryssy enjoys her prize!
So yes, Bryssy is the winner!
She is a new follower to my blog.
So glad she has joined. :)
I will do more giveaways in the future.
I kinda like doing them. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Look what I bought!

Candy for the giveaway! :)
So......I'm picking a winner (using tonight or in the morning.
I have to get this candy out of the house SOON or it will be eaten!

Blogoversary Giveaway!

Last day to enter my giveaway.
I'm off buying the chocolate!! :)

I'll be drawing a winner late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Food {Cheesy Pumpkins}

Ok, so this is something I could see myself making.
Cheese...mmmm and they are so cute! I found this on Gourmet mom on the go blog,
which by the way...has some amazing fun foods.
Her blog is awesome.
I know my sister-in-law is enjoying all her good ideas too.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday's Etsy or Printables {Fonts}

I have come upon a very cool site with some cute cute fonts and doodles and I thought some of you might just enjoy them as much as I am.'s a couple of samples...
Head on over to Fonts for Peas to download any of them for free!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday's DIY/Tutorials {Name labels}

I've seen many labels being offered for free download and they are all just so cute and versatile.
I happened to come across this site that offers labels with a name preprinted on them.
You can customize the label to your liking with different background options, fonts and colors. Really liking these today.
Head over to What a lovely name to make yours today.
Or if you are just looking for a name for your new baby, this would be the site.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday' Favors {Ipods}

I found these really cool Ipod favors on Everythingthatisnice.
This is such a great idea with a low cost and easy to do.
made from these:
With Ipod's being all the rage now, this is a great favor idea.
Yummy and cool at the same time.
I wonder how many kids would even want to eat the crackers.
I'm thinking they might want to just keep it just like that and not take it apart to eat. :)
It's just so cute.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

1st Blogoversary!! A giveaway!

This is it!
I've been blogging about parties for a whole year already!
I have found so many very neat ideas by searching around that it has been such a good thing for me to be blogging.
It is helping my party planning for sure! all of you who I've received the ideas from....
THANK YOU for sharing!
Of course I HAVE to do a giveaway for the very special occasion! :)
I've decided to go ahead and put together a mini party package as my giveaway.

Here's what you'll get IF you win:
1 Happy Birthday Banner {I know, it's my blogoversary, not birthday, but whatever!}

8 Cupcake picks
8 Napkin seals with the paper rings
8 Favor bags and Tags
this fabulous Party Planning Book!

I used the colors that my Party Planning Business uses...
hope that you will have some party in the future that you could use this with., how to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Become a follower...and tell me on this post. {If you already follow, just tell me that}
3. You could blog about my giveaway and then let me know. :)
Ends on October 25th.
So start the comments. :)
Good luck!
Oh....I might throw some CHOCOLATE in too!! :)
What's a prize without chocolate.? :)

And future nephew-in-law who says he faithfully reads my blog.....
You can enter too! :)
Maybe someday you'll be a party planner too!

Yes it is my Blogoversary!!

Today is the big day! :)
Ok, whatever.
But I AM doing a giveaway.
I will be posting that sometime today.
I just need to get a picture taken of it and put it up hang tight, check back later. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Food {Vampire Blood Soup}

I originally saw this on Edible Crafts

and you can find the recipe here.

Now I like Tomato soup and this recipe looks very good,
but I'll be honest here,
IF I did these,
they WOULD be made from Tomato soup from a can. :)
Love the idea though.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday's Etsy {burley girl designs}

Burley girl designs
on Etsy has such cute banners! I love her design style. She also has door signs and cupcake toppers and well, even a party package if you'd like. She is selling things I would love to sell. I need to get on that. :)
Anyway...check out her Esty store for lots of fun party things.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday's Parties {Ladybugs}

Oh this party is just the cutest!
I do love ladybugs. :)
I found this party at heybubbles blog.
What cute blog name too, huh. :)
This was a 1st birthday party.
And seriously, if you want to see some fantastic food displays check out the blog. Oh, and there are lots and lots more cute pictures of the party too.
She made these adorable pencil cases to hold all the favor goodies.
Aren't they just sweet! :)
And little nets to "catch" the chocolate ladybugs, frogs and bees all hidden around the yard.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday's DIY/Tutorials {Chandelier}

Once again I have come across a chandelier {a favorite party item of mine}.
Although I do not get into Halloween I thought this chandelier needed to be shared.
It could easily be changed to fit any party decor.
Bats are not needed to make this chandelier a spectacular piece. :)

Black Cardstock
Bat punch or die-cut
Black Beads
Fishing Line
3 embroidery hoops (we used 14", 10" and 6")
Black Paint
Glue Dots

Cut or punch 40 bats from black cardstock.
Run a 15" piece of fishing line through a black bead and tie in a knot in center of line.
Fold line in half and secure two bats together with line between using a glue dot.
Fold bat wings outward to create dimension.
Tie fishing line with bats to each embroidery hoop.
Tie hoops together with 4 pieces of tulle.
Tie tulle at top for hanging

The tutorial in making this was found on Heartlandpaper.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday's Favors {Bag toppers}

Loving these bag toppers!
They are perfect for a wedding.
Love the "Mexican Wedding cakes...get it" toppper. :)
And then they have ~
"Sweets from the Sweethearts"
"Mint to be"
toppers available for download.
You can download the toppers and so that makes this DIY favor even better. :)
Visit Vale Design.

Just a note: My 1st blogoversary is coming up 6 stay tuned for a giveaway! :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Wedding {Handmade Wedding}

I've missed a few Sunday Wedding posts.
I actually forgot that I had that on the list for my schedule.
I'm busy, not scatterbrained! :)

I found this very pretty Wedding at Green Wedding Shoes Blog and I just love it!
There are many more pictures and ideas on the blog.
But I wanted to share these lanterns.
I have not seen them used with ribbons flowing from them.
So pretty.
And of course I love the pennant garland.
These things are not expensive to do, but look at the impact they make.
I like that.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Food {Edible Chandelier}

So I've expressed by love for chandeliers before.
But this one I would think is quite unexpected!
Check this out.
You can EAT this chandelier!
How very cool is that? :)
AND it's healthy.

Head on over to Gourmet Mom on the Go for very cool directions to this amazing chandelier.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday's Etsy {Party Poms}

Oh I love these! :) They come ready to fluff.
There are so many beautiful color combinations and even special order options.
You can use these as hanging decorations (which I love!),
on sticks in vases,
or even little miniature ones for napkin rings.
I'm wondering how these would be for my niece's outdoor wedding.
Big impact.
Little cost.
I like. :)
Want to buy these?
Visit Party Poms on Etsy.
She's got them all.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday's Parties {A baking party}

Get those ingredients ready and the oven hot, it's a baking party and it looks like fun!!
Can't you just see a bunch of giggly girls hanging around your kitchen being creative with their baking skills?
They would love it.

I think these cookies just are just beautiful!!
And did you notice the container with the marshmallows in there as a filler?
What a great idea.
Man, people are so smart! :)
To see more of this fabulous party,
go over to Fig and Ruby.
There's more to see!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm featured again!! :)

I am very excited to be able to say that my Strawberry Shortcake party I did was featured on Creative Parties and Ideas! :)
How fun!
So...head on over to check it out,
(in-case you missed it on my blog).
And while there check out their many many great parties and ideas!

Tuesday's DIY/Tutorials {Paper Lanterns}

Here is a new take on a paper lantern.
I think it's quite unique.
I found these on Paper Source's DIY How to's.
For the tutorial head on over for instructions.
They don't look too hard to make. :)
I like things that way.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday' Favors {Mary Jane Baby Shoes}

Oh, I am loving these! :)
Sweet pink mary jane baby shoes filled with candy.
These were found on Two Peas In a Bucket.
For download and instructions click here.
Now get busy...don't you want to make some? :)
I'm waiting for Cricut to come out with this template on a cartridge.
They should, right?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Food {Crunchy Frogs}

While I find this treat a bit unusual,
it is interesting enough to make me want to post about and them!! :)

I just want to put one of these into my mouth and see
1. What it tastes like and
2. What it the crunchiness feels like and
. If it will really seem like eating a frog
(but I might not know the difference, since I have never eaten a real frog) :)

The ingredients.....
gummy frogs
pop rocks
chocolate chips

Anyway...this is certainly something to give a try...I think anyway.
Let me know if any of you do try them.
Recipe and more pictures are on

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday's Etsy {Oliva's Paper Shoppe}

Cupcake wraps are becoming a very fun trend.
I really like these because they are home crafted and unique.
There are several prints to choose from and they will also do a custom order.
Visit Olivia's Paper Shoppe

Other items offered are ~ toppers, punches and tags.