Party Hacks, topic 1: food

February 6, 2015

We call all use some ideas to simplify entertaining.  I’ll be sharing some of my favorite ideas over the next few weeks.  This post is dedicated to Party Hacks for food.  Enjoy!

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1: Serve mini donuts in cupcake wrappers. HWTM

2. No budget for a fancy cake?  Use gum on a simple frosted cake to write out the message.  This is a super easy hack for a candy party!  SpearmintKitchen

3. Use a lemon for guests to dispose of used toothpicks.  RealSimple

4. Get the messy work done ahead of time!  Scoop ice cream into cupcake liners and put back in the freezer.  Just pull out when the cake is served. This is fast, and much less expensive than buying individually packaged ice cream containers. RealSimple

5.  I’m always a fan of having a healthy food option at a party, but it’s tricky to know how to serve fruit.  Use waffle cones as serving containers for a pretty presentation and a tasty cup! FunCheapOrFree

6. Freeze ice cream in a tray, and then use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes to match the party theme.  Decorada

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

December 22, 2014

My kids and I have been busy baking this weekend, and we are getting ready to hand out cookies to our friends and neighbors.  (Sorry for the spoiler to those of you that read my blog!)  I made some gift tags to put on our cookies, and thought I’d share.  You can download the free […]

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Food Tents

November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!  I thought I’d share the food tents that I will be using on my table setting this week.  They are designed on a chalkboard background, with a hand drawn turkey and a classic chalk font. Simply download the Word Document for the printable files.  Make sure you have the font, Chalk Hand Lettering” installed […]

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DIY Tutorial: How to Make Zombie Bear Cake Toppers

October 20, 2014

Today I have a guest post from the very talented Naera from Cake Dutchess.  She has taken adorable little teddy bears and turned them into zombies for Halloween.  These fondant toppers would look great on a cake in a group, or individually on halloween cupcakes. Materials Sugarpaste Needle/Scriber-tool Ball tool Instructions Roll an oval-shaped ball […]

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3D Black Rat Halloween Art

October 15, 2014

If you know me (or have been in my home in the month of October), you know I go a bit over the top for Halloween decor.  My fireplaces are filled with skeleton bones, I’ve got about 60 bats flying up my second story staircase, and I’ve even swapped out labels in the liquor cabinet […]

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Popsicle Cake Pop Tutorial

August 27, 2014

It’s boiling hot in Nashville this week, which got us in the mood for a popsicle party!  It’s an easy party to throw, whether it’s for a birthday or just an end of summer bash. I asked Ella at Ella Sugar Boutique to help out with an idea for the popsicle party, and she came […]

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Creative Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

August 10, 2014

I have to start packing lunches again tomorrow: 3 lunches, 5 days a week.  Obviously, it’s easy to run out of creative ways to make lunchtime fun.  I needed a bit of inspiration kick-start, so here’s a collection of over 20 of my favorite ideas from around the web! 1. Monster Spinach Wrap I love this […]

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Summer Party Ideas from Swanky Press

June 29, 2014

Summer is one of my favorite party seasons – and it’s the time of year I need to decide on the party for my youngest child.  There are just so many fun summer themes to choose from:  tiki party, flamingos, share party, popsicles…you name it!  Here’s the roundup of the latest summer party designs from Swanky […]

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Mermaid Sign – Free Printable

May 22, 2014

I thew a mermaid party for my youngest daughter, which you can read about in an earlier blog post, and I’ve gotten a ton of questions about the mermaid potion.  (And thousands of repins on Pinterest.)  You can read below how the game worked, how we made the potion, and most importantly, download the sign […]

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