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Flavored Water as Beautiful as it is Healthy

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Flavored Water as Beautiful as it is Healthy

I know it’s fall, but this flavored water is a healthy way to treat yourself to a taste of summer anytime of year.

  • One each: apple, lemon, orange, pear
  • 4 large strawberries
  • Handful of raspberries
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 1 half-gallon of water

Cut fruit to your preference of large or thin slices or wedges of each fruit; place them in a large glass pitcher and add cold water. Refrigerate 2 hours and serve over ice in tall glasses. Enjoy!

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Tropical Fish Party Invitations are a Hit

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Tropical Fish Cupcakes and Cake

Colorful sea life frolic together on The Sea Life Party Invitations. What a fun theme for kid’s birthday invitations, beach party invitations and more. At your under the sea themed party, how fun would it be to serve these cute and colorful fish cupcakes and cake by Mommy Make a Cake?

Sea Life Party Invitations

Or maybe mermaid party invitations?

 Two Frolicking Mermaids Kids Party Invitations

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Fall is an Invitation to Fabulous Tastes

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Fall is here and Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Cupcakes would be a yummy treat to serve at your fall party or Thanksgiving get together. Recipe can be found at Frosted Bakery. Guests will love receiving our Autumn Maple Party Invitations to your party.

Autumn Maple Fall Party Invitations

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Holiday Decorating with Wooden Trunks & Greenery

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Wooden trunks filled with Pine Cones and Greenery

Wooden trunks filled with Pine Cones and Greenery can take you from Thanksgiving through Christmas – just add a few poinsettias in your favorite color.  Photo from

Pool Party Invitations and Fun Water Games to Entertain

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Kids in the Pool Party InvitationsA summer pool party is a blast for a birthday party or any special occasion.  Keeping kids entertained is easier when you can guide them in some fun pool games. 

Choose a person to be “it”. They stand in the middle of the pool. Players line up on one side of the pool and try and swim to the other side without being tagged. The players who are tagged hold hands with “it” and for the next round all the players holding hands try and tag the swimmers as they try and make it to the other end of the pool. Keep going until all players have been tagged – then choose another “it” and start again. Lots of fun!

Noodle Joust
Select two players to sit on a blow up raft in the middle of the pool. Give each one a pool noodle and have them joust with the noodles and try and get each other off the raft. The winner takes on the next player.


Feng Shui Wedding Gift Ideas

Monday, June 20th, 2011

If you’re tired of giving the same old wedding and bridal shower gifts, why not consider these wedding gift ideas inspired by Feng Shui?

  1. Anything in pairs — Giving two of something, from lamps to vases filled with flowers or candles in beautiful candle holders, helps create a sense of balance. The newlyweds can place the items on their respective nightstands for good Feng Shui, or place both items in the romance corner of their home or the master bedroom.
  2. Anything in red – Red, pink, rose and similar colors promote passion in a relationship, so anything red makes a good bridal shower gift, from red lingerie to red pillows.
  3. Anything made of ceramic or porcelain – Earth is the element associated with the romance trigram of the ba gua, so items representing this element will bring good luck to the couple. A pair of red ceramic objects — hearts, cranes or a symbol with significance to the bride and groom — would be the perfect Feng Shui wedding or bridal shower gift.

Article by Ken Lauher. For more on Feng Shui, check out his blog A Natural Approach to Balancing Your Life

No Mess Cupcake Wrapper Assembly

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

One of the questions we’re commonly asked, “How do you not mess up the frosting on your cupcakes when you put them in the cupcake wrappers?”  Most companies tell you to frost after you’ve put the cupcakes in the wrappers, which is a great idea we recommend too, but what if you bought frosted cupcakes at the bakery?

Here’s a very simple way to keep your fingers out of the frosting when adding cupcake wrappers to your beautiful creations. Be sure to check out the beautiful cupcake wrappers for sale at 

Black Chinese Takeout Box Party Favors Idea

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Turn a party favor or snack into a fabulous treat when you use our Black High Gloss Chinese Takeout Boxes. We created this idea for a Bacheorette Party limo ride. Put your favorite munchies into the takeout box, accent with a ribbon, add a folded cocktail napkin on top and pair with mini bottles of wine, margaritas or martinis.

Black Chinese Takeout Boxes Dress up your Party Favors or Treats

Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres for New Years Eve Party

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

New Years Eve CelebrationFabulous appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and champagne are a hit for a New Year’s Eve party. By starting your party around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., after the dinner hour, you can skip a full meal and let guests enjoy a buffet of appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, mini sandwiches and a mini dessert bar at midnight with champagne.

What’s the difference between appetizers and hors d’oeuvres? Hors d’oeuvres are associated with finger foods and do not require utensils to eat such as a pate or caviar on a cracker. If your New Year’s Eve party invitations say “heavy hors d’oeuvres”, it usually means there is no meal to follow, the hors d’oeuvres “are” the meal. Appetizers can require utensils and are usually served during a meal as a first course.

When deciding on what to serve, if you are not having a dinner and because of the duration of a New Year’s Eve party and the alcohol consumption, you should allow 12-15 hors d’oeuvres/appetizers per person.

If you are providing tables and chairs for guests, including appetizers that require a fork can be appropriate. If seating is limited, it is more appropriate to only include hors d’oeuvres that can be easily eaten with the hands. If your New Year’s Eve party invitations requested quests to dress in “holiday festive” or “holiday chic”, your elegantly dressed guests might not enjoy elaborate dipping sauces or messy hors d’oeuvres. Sticking to items which are easy to eat and do not result in a great deal of mess will be greatly appreciated by all of the guests.

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How do you add a Personal Touch to Your Party?

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Black Filigree Gift Party InvitationHow do you make it personal? Party planners and hosts want the same thing when making plans for one-of-a-kind parties such as a bridal shower, baby shower or a milestone birthday party. Adding a personal touch may be easier than you had imagined.

Party invitations set the tone for your event. What are you celebrating? Is it a casual or formal event? The perfect invitation lets guests know what to expect and entices them to attend your party. Make sure you choose an invitation that builds excitement for your party and guests can’t say “no” to.

If your invitation has a theme or favorite color, continue it through the decorations. For a bridal shower, use the bride’s chosen wedding colors. For a baby shower, pink and blue with touches of brown or green are popular.

Make your centerpiece a stand out. Centerpieces can consist of anything that fits into the theme of the event. Flowers in your chosen colors are always beautiful. Clear jars or bottles filled with candies or chocolates are a visual and mouthwatering delight. Seasonal or delicious fruits such as whole cranberries, grapes, sliced lemons, oranges or limes with floating votives in water add splashes of color.

Party favors in the same theme or colors as the rest of the party-such as candles for a party that relies on them for decoration, bags or small decorative glasses filled with candy and individually tied with ribbons and a “thank you” tag. For any party, how about passing out lottery tickets?

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