DIY :: HOT COCOA MIX PARTY FAVORS

hot cocoa recipe - favor jars

I love sending bridal or baby shower guests home with something they can use up and feel good about. That’s why edible treats are on the top of my list for party favors. It can be as simple as a designer cookie wrapped in cellophane or a homemade mix placed in reusable jars, like this […]

DIY :: HOW TO MAKE A PAINT PALETTE CAKE

make a paint palette cake

I have a fun tutorial for you today, as I continue to work with Betty Crocker, sharing kids birthday party ideas. When we chatted about 5 basics for planning your child’s birthday party, I mentioned that cake is at the top of the list. And since the list is pretty short, you can take the […]

4 WAYS TO TOP YOUR JARS FOR DRINKS

jar toppers

Even though it’s August I’d say there’s still a good 2 months of outdoor entertaining left to do before it gets cold again. One of the main concerns here in the South is bugs and keeping them at bay, especially from our drinks! You know I love to use the 8 oz canning jars for […]

DIY :: HOW TO TIE DYE T-SHIRTS WITH THE KIDS

tie dye t-shirts

We are only 2 days in to summer vacation and the kids are already getting bored. What in the world will we do to keep them busy for the next couple of months between vacation trips?! If you’re asking your self the same question I have an idea you may want to try – let […]

DIY :: DRESSED UP LAMP SHADE FRAMES

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I hope you all had a good weekend. This week, behind the scenes, I’m working on another graduation shoot for Pear Tree Greetings and I’m excited to see it come together. It will be a completely different look from the modern-classic graduation party I did, so stay tuned! Today I want to give you a […]

DIY :: HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE NESTS

hanging cages diy

I have a long over due tutorial to share with you today, and it’s something I’ve used in a couple of different parties I’ve styled – chocolate candy nests.  These chocolate nests are so cute and appropriate for Spring and Easter entertaining, as well as Nesting showers, or Woodland birthday parties. I’m not the genius […]

DIY :: MODERN TRIANGLE CUPCAKE TOPPERS

diy modern triangle cupcake toppers

As cute as the graduation cap bottle toppers were, I think I got most ‘love’ for these modern triangle cupcake toppers from the graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings.  I was inspired by the triangle graphic design of the invitation {seen in the frame above} and knew I wanted to repeat that somewhere in the design. […]