Archive | August, 2010

>Sneak Peek – Minis Farm Animals

26 Aug

>What a cute Minis order for a customer from Annandale, Virginia, she ordered them to celebrate her daughter’s 1st Birthday Party… these are adorable Farm animals just minis…. in this order I made mini horses, cows, pigs, chicks and roosters, you may also notice a little extra detail….some animals have red hair bows! how cute is that?

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>Mermaid Party

24 Aug

>I am so excited to share this  Beautiful Mermaid Party by Party Pops. Sherry ordered me the mermaids and fishes to match her Party decor! I love all the colors! It looks like everyone had lots of fun!!
All the banners, cupcake toppers, hats, napkin wrappers, tags, and all the  and mermaid/fish theme party collection by Party Pops, Please check out Party Pops Blog , and Etsy Shop for more great Party collections!
What a great Party!!

Beautiful coordinating colors! you can see our StixNpops on the table in matching colors as decorations too!

Colorful  Mermaids and fishes StixNpops!

StixNpops in the background on the main table as part of the Party’s decor!

Fun Fishing Game!

Bean Bag toss Board, and Photo Prop! love the dual use! I think I’ll have to steal this idea!  just clever!

Lovely!!!
The Beautiful Birthday Girl!

>Sneak Peek of Farm Animals

24 Aug

>Here is the Sneak Peek of a Farm Animals Order for a customer from Houston Texas.
The Farm Animals are the number one selling StixNpops!
These turned out really cute!!! As personalization she wanted her daughter’s Initials V.N
I would love to see party pics!!!

>Mermaids StixNpops

16 Aug

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I do not know I did not think about mermaids before…probably because my 3 year old hasn’t seen the movie the Little mermaid yet… 

I am very excited about these new StixNpops… they were a bit harder to make than  I thought… but I think they turned out looking really good!
Sherry from Party Pops asked me If I could make mermaids StixNpops to match her daughter’s Party theme… and this is what I came up with! She also ordered me some fishes to go along with the mermaids…. if you want to see details from the Party using this Mermaid Collection party please click HERE




DESCRIPTION:
for each mermaid you can choose the outfit (body) color, and dress color,  and flower hair color. 
Each one is covered in Sugar crystals to make extra special and sparkly…what girls does not like sparkles?
Personalization is included. You can add a number, an initial, monogram or short name up to 5 letters.

COLORS:
You can customize your mermaids to match your party. 
  • Choose skin color
  • choose hair color
  • choose body/tail color (you can choose up to 2 colors) 
PRICE:
$33 (Pack of 6)

SIZE:
-Paper stick: 12” long
-Whole StixNpops (Including bottom marshmallows with personalization): 7″ tall
-Actual figure: 4″ tall x 3″ wide

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:


Minimum order of 6
For more information and to place your order please visit my etsy store 



All the mermaids match the mermaid graphics Sherry is using in the perty… love the colors!

>Sneak Peek Backyardigans StixNpops and Arrangements

14 Aug

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This has been a very busy week… I have been working on different orders, and trying to make mommy time for my two precious girls!
Well here is a sneak peek of a Backyardigans order for a friend of mine, she is celebrating her son Lucas’ first Birthday Party.  These turned out really cute!! She asked me to add each child’s name to each StixNpop… I also did 2 beautiful arrangements for the party… Please enjoy…next week I’ll post pics from the party!!! Yeah!!!

 Getting all the elements together for the Backyardigans SNP Arrangements!

I love all the colors… I just can’t wait to see how they’ll look with the rest of the party’s decorations!!

>Fun Recipes to Party-Frozen Fruit Ice Cubes

12 Aug

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If you been following this blog, you already know that I like all pretty things, specially I love to entertain in style… one of the thing I have had trouble in the past is how to dress up your drinks…I usually focus on my attention in the food, cake an decorations, and have left the beverages plain in the table…not anymore! I keep finding really creative ways on how to turn your old plain soda in a party by itself!
Check out these yummy,  and colorful Frozen Fruit Ice cubes, I found them in  Babble The Family Kitchen 
They are simple to make, make your drinks appealing and beautiful, and the fruit cubes flavors compliment your drink! how clever…I wish I would have thought about this before.


Whether you are hosting a party, looking for a lovely way to add some zest to your plain old party soda, or hoping to sneak a little more fruit into your kiddos diets, you’ll love the simplicity and versatility of making your own frozen fruit ice cubes.

The idea is almost as simple as plopping a bunch of your favorite fruits into a blender, and pressing the puree button.  It’s almost that simple.  There are a few blending and time saving tricks and tips you’ll be glad to know about ahead of time.  So, before you head into your kitchen to get started, be sure you check out these few tips and tricks to make the most of your pretty frozen fruit cubes.

How to…
  • Some fruits are better than others. You can plop frozen banana chunks into your lemonade, but such a mixture isn’t going to be nearly as appetizing as having freckled bits of strawberries or kiwis floating in your glass. When preparing a batch of frozen fruit cubes, try pureeing these fruits for the most complimentary drink flavors and textures: mangoes, strawberries, kiwi, watermelon, maraschino cherries, blackberries, raspberries, papaya, peaches, black cherries, coconut milk.
  • Puree only very ripe fruits. The riper the fruit, the sweeter it is, so you can’t hack into a green peach, plop it into your blender, and expect a sugar-sweet ice cube to magically appear. Instead, choose fruits that are extremely ripe and soft, even those that are nearing the brink of almost inedible (but never puree fruit that has been molded or badly bruised. The flavor will come through in the final product, and so will the bacteria. Ick.)
  • Prepare with natural fruit juices, not water. To prepare ice cubes, simply choose a favorite fruit, peel, pit and plop it in a blender, puree, and your done! If the fruits you are pureeing don’t have enough natural juices to move freely through the blender blades, add just a touch of apple juice to the mixture, just enough to thin it out. Adding water to the fruit will cause the ice cubes to dilute drinks, rather than flavor them.
  • Freeze in a standard ice cube tray.  No special equipment (other than a blender) is needed to make these flavored fruit cubes.  Just puree the fruit, pour it into a standard ice cube tray, freeze, and plop into a drink whenever needed.  There’s no faster, or healthier way to turn a drink from everyday to gourmet!
Mix up a few favorites:
  • Tropical Spritzer (Gingerale + Mango Fruit Cube + Coconut Milk Fruit Cube)
  • Berry Lemonade (Lemonade + Raspberry & Strawberry Fruit Cube)
  • Strawberry Shirley Temple (Sprite + Strawberry-Maraschino Cherry Fruit Cube)
  • Beachside Cooler (Soda Water + Watermelon Fruit Cube)

>Free Party Tutorial- Paper Rose Favor Boxes

11 Aug

>My goodness! I found another incredible Blog Frog Prince Paperie , hop over to see beautiful parties, and great ideas…. and they have a great tutorial for Paper roses, which you can use in a box favor, or in any decoration… I can myself making paper roses as crazy… they are so easy and so beautiful! you can add glitter, to decorate with some paper leaves… so clever!

What you need:

  • Pre-made favor box
  • Colored paper
  • Circle hole puncher
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun 

 1. Cut the circles: the short-cut way to cutting out your circles is to use a puncher. If you don’t have one, it’s fine. Just do it by hand. The bigger the circle, the bigger the rose, so try to keep them consistent at 2 inches.

2. Cutting Spirals: If you need to pencil in a little spiral to follow, go ahead and do that. I just like to free-hand cut spirals into my circles. The thicker the spiral, the less fullness your rose will have when it’s done, but you also don’t want to cut itty bitty thin strips, either! Find a happy medium, even if it takes a couple tries. You’ll also notice a point right by where you started cutting your spiral; trim that off so there are no corners on your rose.

3. Rolling and Rolling: Starting from the outside edge, roll the spiral tightly together until you run out of paper. When you let go, the paper should spring out into a little rosette. You may or may not need to gently untwist a little in order finesse it into a perfect shape.

4. Assembling the favor boxes: Take your pre-made box (this tutorial will work for many sizes and shapes!) and wrap once around with ribbon and tape in place.  Make sure you fill them with something special before you take this step!