Author Archives: veronicayem

Bridal Shower

A HIGH TEA BRIDAL SHOWER

With my soon-to-be sister in-law’s bridal shower being just two weeks away, I am in a frenzy trying to figure out what I’m going to do for decorations.  I’ve decided on the colors – white, pale pink, hot pink and gold.  Now I need to decide what I’ll be putting up.  I’ve got a lot […]

Big Top Birthday Party

When my cousin Monica told me that the theme for her son Oliver’s 1st birthday party was a Big Top Circus, I was very excited. I love the circus theme, even used it for my older son’s first birthday a few years back.  It’s an easy theme to work with and you can do a […]

I Heart Valentine’s Day

I love holidays.  Really, I love anything that gives me an excuse to decorate or throw a party even.  But  really, I love Valentine’s Day.  I try to do it all – send out cards, bake special treats, give Valentine gifts.  So with Valentine’s Day being less than two weeks away, I am pretty behind […]

party ideas

Cool Finds: Kitchen Papers

I am constantly on the look out for cool new products that I can use and incorporate in my parties. A few months back, during a visit to West Elm, I discovered Kitchen Papers – “Paper for dining and Serving.” Simple enough, but I can’t say it’s something I’ve really seen much before. Established in […]

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Chocolate-Glazed Alfajores

You’ve probably had an Alfajor before, but just didn’t know what it was called.  An Alfajor is a Spanish/Latin American confection of two small round cookies with Dulce de Leche sandwiched in between.  The cookies are usually soft and crumbly, almost biscuit like.  There are plenty of variations, but the one I like best is […]

Halloween banners

Trick or Treat

I’ve been missing in action the last couple of weeks, busy with projects, parties and custom orders (oh my!).    I even managed to take a trip with my husband to Chicago.  But now I’m back at home, working away again.  Until I can get a real post up, I though I’d at least share […]

Halloween ideas

Counting Down to Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the costumes, the scary decorations, and of course, the candy!  When I was young, since October 31st st is also my dad’s birthday, my parents would always host the Halloween family get together.  Now that I have kids of my own, I’ve taken over the hosting […]

healthy ice cream

Ice Cream: A Quick and Healthy Snack

I love finding recipes for healthier alternatives to some of my favorite foods. In our house we always have a couple quarts of ice cream stocked away in the freezer. And my two boys go crazy for it just at the mention of the word “ice cream.” So of course, when I saw this posted […]

superhero theme

Banners for days

Just finished adding a bunch of new stuff to my Etsy shop – prettythingspaper.etsy.com.  (Photos by Paolo Sagullo) Superhero/Comic book themed banner and cupcake toppers – I love the whole Superhero theme.  I will definitely be doing a birthday party for one of my boys using this theme in the future. I’m always looking for […]

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 […]