Good morning, party people! In case you missed it, earlier this week we wrote about our Pineapple Party! Today we’re sharing the details on how to make the felt pineapple garland we used for decoration… Supplies: yellow and green felt, card stock, scissors, a pencil, hot glue, and string. Directions: 1. Trace pineapple shapes onto card stock. You will want two templates, so trace one shape of the base of the pineapple and one of the crown. Make sure the crown template comes to a point at the bottom. This will be glued to the back of the base. Cut out shapes. 2. Use the base template to trace onto the yellow felt. Use the crown template to trace onto the green felt. Cut out shapes
If you follow Vicky Barone on Instagram, you might have already noticed that we have a serious thing for pineapples. It’s no wonder that we decided to throw a party dedicated to our favorite tropical fruit! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing tutorials and recipes for the details you see below, so stay tuned! But first, check out how Places for Faces added some personality to our party! We used Places for Faces to create appetizer toppers! Just upload a photo, crop the face, add a sticker and choose a template. You are always just a few minutes away from personalized cupcake toppers, thank you notes, signs, and so much more. The yellow crown sticker and the pink tiara sticker matched the party perfectly.
Happy First Day of Summer! We are so excited that Summer is officially here, so we’re celebrating with a DIY paper banner! Supplies: colorful scrapbook paper, white cardstock, a printer, scissors, glue, a single hole punch, and twine. Directions: 1. Cut scrapbook paper into rectangles using scissors or a paper cutter. Ours were about 4×5″ 2. Cut triangles out of the bottom of each rectangle. You can freehand this or create a template to trace to make each triangle the same. 3. To create the white letters, you can use a program like Illustrator or Photoshop to type the words you’d like to say and then increase the size so that each letter fits into your rectangles. Our letters were about 3×4″ 4. Change the
Happy Monday, friends! Today we’re sharing a super easy DIY centerpiece for a grad party! Our New Year’s Eve centerpiece was such a hit that we decided to turn it into graduation decor. Here’s how to make your own: Supplies: wine bottles, metallic spray paint, coffee straws, wooden skewers, glitter scrapbook paper, scissors, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Thoroughly clean the glass bottles. To remove the labels, soak in hot soapy water for ten minutes and peel away labels. Remove any remaining glue with Goo Gone or nail polish remover. After using Goo Gone, clean the bottles again with warm soapy water. Let dry completely. 2. In a well-ventilated area (we always suggest doing this outside!), spray the bottles with the spray paint according to
A heart-shaped cake made without a heart-shaped mold? That’s right! This last-minute dessert is super impressive and perfect for Valentine’s Day! All you need to make this cake is just 1 box of cake mix, 1 square cake pan, and one circular cake pan! This may come as a surprise to you all, but this idea actually came from the homemaker queen herself, Martha Stewart. AND to top it all off, she posted a video about it today on her Instagram! Great minds think alike right? Divide the cake batter between the two cake pans and bake according to directions. When the cakes have cool, cut the circular cake right down the middle and line up the edges against two of the square sides. Frost
Happy Monday, friends! Still stumped as to what to make for Valentine’s Day? Today we’re sharing three sweet cupcake ideas that are perfect for the 14th. Heart-Shaped Cupcakes First up: heart-shaped cupcakes! Well, kinda-heart-shaped cupcakes. We have seen the Pinterest hack to make heart-shaped cupcakes by adding glass marbles to a cupcake tin and thought we’d try it out! Instead of marbles, we rolled up tiny pieces of aluminum foil and placed them between the cupcake tin and the liners. They looked so promising! But, alas, it was too good to be true. They don’t have a pointy base, but they can still pass as hearts, right? Candy Melt Conversation Cupcakes Next up are these Candy Melt Conversation Cupcakes! All you need to create these
Looking for something a little more sophisticated to serve your Super Bowl party guests this weekend? These mini caprese salad bites are delicious, impressive, and secretly SO easy to put together! Here’s how… Ingredients: cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and toothpicks. Directions: Grab a toothpick or a plastic appetizer skewer and start stacking your ingredients in whatever order you like. We found it was best when the basil leaf was between the tomato and the mozzarella. Once all of your caprese bites are assembled, drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top (or leave it on the side for dipping!). There you have it! Easy and impressive appetizers your guests will love. Want to go a more traditional route? Try these!
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve! Hooray! Today we’re sharing a delicious cake idea your kids will LOVE! Count down to midnight with a Countdown Cake! First, bake a cake and frost it with white icing. Next, melt chocolate candy melts and spoon them into a Ziploc bag. Cut the corner of the Ziploc bag and pipe out the numbers on the cake to create a clock! Create a circle in the center of the cake with chocolate and place two pretzel sticks (one thin and one thick) to create the hour hand and minute hand. Cover with more chocolate to hold in place OR spin the pretzels throughout the night to reflect the time! Enjoy your cake while you count down to the New Year!