Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

My Aunt celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend and my cousins put together this more than adorable Alice in Wonderland themed tea party Birthday celebration. It was so much fun. The food was delicious and everything was so cute and colorful. I decorated my gift sack to match the theme of the party and made it into the Cheshire Cat. ha.
Everything had tags on them that said "eat me" and "drink me".

At everyone's seat there was a saucer and a mismatched tea cup.


Colorful paper lanterns made the atmosphere really fun.



Oh look, I spotted the white rabbit.

It truly was a wonderland!





Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fondant Button Tutorial

First you need some fondant, powdered sugar, a rolling pin and a small and medium size icing tips.
use food coloring and mix into your fondant... add powdered sugar so it doesn't get sticky.

roll out your fondant about 1/8" thick and cut a circle with the larger icing tip.


lightly press the small icing tip into the center of your cut circle.



using the tip of a small circle icing tip, cut out 4 holes in the center.


Let the buttons dry for a bit until they become sturdy.




Decorate your cupcakes and enjoy!





Monday, April 12, 2010

Button, Button, Cute as a Button Baby Shower

My friend is having a baby girl and even though it is her second baby, I think every baby should be celebrated so I planned a fun "button" themed shower for her.
I had a delightful time making and hanging banners and decorations all over the house.

I made mini cupcakes with fondant buttons in each one.




It was a fabulous party and we had fun chatting and seeing ALL the darling gifts for her sweet little one. Congrats Sharie, can't wait to meet that little girl and thanks to everyone who came and helped with food.




Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It was a Cupcake kind of day!

Today is my Mom's birthday! I love my Mom so much... she has always been a great friend and example to me. We headed over to her house tonight to celebrate with cupcakes.
Chocolate is her favorite so I cooked up some chocolate cupcakes with a homemade Chocolate Butter Cream frosting. MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm! Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Table Setting

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter dinner with family. I hope you all did as well!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Tree Centerpiece


I needed an inexpensive centerpiece for our Easter dinner so this morning I ran into Dollar Tree and picked up this little Easter Tree and went to work using items I already had at home to make it pretty.

Before:After:

First I painted the pot with an Aqua paint and tied a cute polka dot organdy ribbon around the base. I hot glued Spanish moss to fill the pot. I then used pre-cut paper flowers and layered them and topped them off with a bead in the center. I hand cut green leaves and hot-glued them to the ends of some of the branches. I love how it turned out and can't wait to set the table. I hope I remember to take pictures of the whole table setting.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

more mini baskets



Here are what my mini basket favors ended up looking like. I love how bright and cheerful they are, don't you?