Taste the Rainbow: St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

So I was tweeting away last night about making these rainbow cupcakes ….well I wanted to share the finished pictures with you all. We are going to deliver these to our neighbors today wishing them a luck St. Patrick’s Day. If you are looking for a last minute treat– these are simple. I even had everything to make these rainbow cupcakes right in my pantry!

See how bright these are? I used plain white cupcake liners. And made these flags using my computer and a toothpick.

I couldn’t resist a close up!

They look so cheerful all in a row, don’t they?

What about on a tray? I got this great green tray at target for only $2.50, score! Here is a better look:

See, great tray… right?

Need I say more? Make someone lucky today and make these bright cupcakes.

*note: I did not have a box of white cake mix so I used this scratch recipe….really, really easy and taste so much better. I will never go back to the box.

Want a cheerful breakfast too? Check out these rainbow pancakes!

Rainbow Pancakes make for a Cheerful Breakfast

I got so much interest when I posted these on our Facebook wall, that I decided to share them here as well.

Want to make your family smile on a Sunday morning? Serve them up a cheerful breakfast surprise, rainbow pancakes! They are simple to make. Prepare your favorite pancake batter as usual- then divide it amongst separate bowls and add food coloring to each bowl (I used 5 colors here but you could use 6 colors in the rainbow). Then, cook like normal!

Enjoy!

You might also like this green pancake recipe (only one color)!

Inspiration from i am a mommy

Decorating with Paper Flowers

I love all things paper… but flowers? Yes, decorating with paper flowers is my new obsession. Just in time for spring and really whimsical looking. Here are a few paper flowers I discovered on Etsy and just love.

Fuschia paper flower bouquet with stems

These fluffy paper flowers remind me of paper pom poms {which I also LOVE}.

Love these colorful paper flowers. Check out the detail on the edging of the petals.

Stunning! This vase full of paper flowers looks, soft, romantic, and real!

FUN colors and adorable paper flower designs here… just imaging these used to decorate a …..

CUPCAKE! I know, cute right?! Love the idea of using paper flowers for cupcake toppers!

Have you ever used {or made} paper flowers for party decor?

Spring Place Setting Ideas: DIY Paper Placemats

Here we plan on sharing simple ways that you can make your party, event, or wedding fabulous– but in a do-it-yourself – DIY fashion. Let’s kick it off with these DIY paper placemats!

We started with 6 different Spring patterned sheets of scrapbook paper. They were 12×12 in size and cost between $0.59-$1.59 each.

And using clear glass plates, we created 6 different spring place setting ideas.

DIY paper placemats

For the napkin rings, simply cut a 1-2″ strip of coordinating paper…secure with tape or glue and that’s it! Simple DIY paper placemats. Here are a few more images:

A “Scooper” Cool Birthday

Recently, one of my favorite event designers, Kate Landers, sent me over this great Ice Cream Party she threw for her own boys’ birthdays. I immediately fell in love with the classic feel- like stepping inside of an old fashioned ice cream shoppe. If you need some great DIY ice cream party ideas– check these out. And if you want it to look this fabulous, just call Kate!

The party hats fit the theme perfectly! They are the same party hats I used for my girls’ candy themed party, remember?

The ice cream was set out in plastic buckets with shovels as the scoops. Love it! A buffet of toppings included “super hero strawberries” and “crushed Oreo dirt” perfect for a party of boys. All the buckets were labeled with the flavor of their content, with one bucket being a “family favorite” flavor, so fun!

For games, they played this handmade “Pin The Cherry On The Ice Cream Sundae” game and even made sculptures out of ice cream cones. Sounds like fun right? You can see pics over on Kate’s blog. For favors, adults were sent home with ice cream scoops adorned with thank you tags. The kids got to fill up bags of their favorite toppings to take home.

I just love this party! For all the party details and many more pictures, head on over to Kate’s blog.

If you liked this party, you might also like these Ice Cream Party Ideas or this Sweet Shoppe Party.

Oscar Party Ideas

Why not invite the ladies over for an Oscar viewing party? What is better than a little glitz and glam, fancy cocktails, and a dash of celebrity? Here are a few simple Oscar party ideas to get you started.

Twig & Thistle has created these glamorous DIY Oscar invitations. The perfect way to set the tone for your regal affair. Head on over to see all the fab DIY Oscar party ideas and download these templates for free. I love the popcorn bags…perfect touch!

Give each guest an official Oscar ballot and a pen. Let them choose their picks while you all watch the red carpet entrances. You can also go to the official Oscar website and download Oscar Bingo and Oscar Crossword Puzzles.

You can serve guests dinner or appetizers…but at minimum yo must provide cocktails and desserts. Try sipping this red Oscar cocktail or a simple Chambourd Champagne cocktail. For dessert, head on over to Bakerella’s website and learn how to make these Oscar treats.

Other ideas:

-Roll out the red carpet for guests (use runner, red butcher paper, red felt fabric).

-Create centerpieces with red roses. Add fake crystals for some “bling.”

-Ask your guests to dress up, it is a formal affair after all!

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