Monthly Archives: August 2012

cupcake recipe

Coffee Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Anyone can cook from a recipe, but it’s when you make it your own that makes it memorable.  When I saw my friend post this picture on Instagram, I knew it was a recipe (and story) worth sharing.  Just looking at the picture makes my mouth water.  I will definitely be trying out this recipe […]

Think Outside of the [Party] Box

When I throw a party, I always try to think of something new to do — call it a new “party trick,” if you will. Whether it’s a themed dessert table, or a DIY station, I normally try and choose something that’s interactive. It just makes for a better party. It’s fun, and interesting, and […]


Haven’t posted in a few days, so I figured I’d share a few things that I’ve recently done, and a couple things that I’m working on now. If read my previous post, you’ll notice these are some of the things I made for my son’s Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday party.  Clockwise from the top left: […]

dessert table

Presentation, Presentation, Presentation

When my oldest son turned 1, I made the mistake of spending way too much money on his birthday party. I wouldn’t say at the time, but I’ll say it now: I spent over $300 on the cake alone, paying $10.00/letter just to have his name on it. Crazy, right? As a parent, when these […]

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Welcome to the Waffle Bar!

When my plans for my celebrating my birthday fell through at the last minute, I decided to just have a small, intimate gathering at home.  Even still, I knew I wanted to do something unique and original.  I had just done a dessert bar at my son’s 1st birthday party last month, so I wanted […]

baby shower

It’s the Little Things

For my best friend’s baby shower, I didn’t get to throw it for her (her sister did), but I got to help!  As controlling and opinionated as I am, especially when it comes to putting together a party, it was a little hard for me to not be in the driver’s seat.  But her sister […]

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Mapping Out a Plan

All parties require some planning and preparation.  A really good party, in my opinion, requires a lot of it.  For my brother and his fiance’s engagement party, I really wanted to do my first “dessert bar” table.  I looked and searched on online to get ideas.  Then, once I got a general idea of what […]