DIY :: Frog Party Favors


I was looking for a vessel for frog gummies for a Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails theme baby shower.  Cello bags are generally my standard and I always have them on hand, but I had a lot of empty condiment jars that I had just cleaned out so I decided to use those instead.  Here's how I made the favors: Throughly wash "upcycled" jars with … [Read more...]

DIY :: Printable Party Favor Labels {Avery} + GIVEAWAY (closed)


I so enjoy making DIY party favors.  What I don't enjoy is fighting with my printer to format the labels, which I have done too many time just minutes before my guests are about to arrive.  It makes for some last-minute stress, which I am always looking for ways to eliminate.  So I was excited to try Avery's new line of customizable labels with … [Read more...]

Kids Parties :: Jungle Theme Lion Pita Pizzas

Lion Pita Pizzas - healthy and cute dinner or snack for the kids from |

When I was growing up, I considered mangos, along with papayas, star fruit and kiwis, to be "exotic" fruits. We seldom found them at grocery stores in western NY and when we did, we always bought several. I can't recall ever using mango in any recipes; we just enjoyed the fruit on its own and fought over who got to eat the last bits of flesh off … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Hamburger Cupcakes


There's still ample time and good weather for grilling, and I have a fun BBQ theme dessert idea, courtesy of one of my hip baker friends - hamburger cupcakes! Hamburger Cupcakes 1 batch vanilla cupcakes (made from mix or homemade) 1 batch chocolate cupcakes (made from mix or homemade) 1 container vanilla icing or homemade butter cream frosting 1 … [Read more...]

Bumble Bee “Bee-Day” Birthday Party

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I chose a bumble bee theme for my little one's 2nd "bee-day" party.  It was a huge hit with both the little ones and the adults.  A bee theme would also make for a great baby shower theme ("mom-to-bee").  Below are some  pictures from the party with the details. … [Read more...]

Monkey Mix Party Favors


Here's a super simple party favor idea for a monkey theme party.  Buy or make a great trail mix (mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's make this mix special), fill glass jars with the mix (I repurposed glass bottles from Nirvana coconut water; Starbucks frappuchino drinks have a similar shape) , then add a label and some ribbon or yarn (or a … [Read more...]