Teachers are so important! I have many friends and family that are teachers and I adore my children’s teachers. With the end of the school year quickly approaching I came up with a fun little craft that you can create with your child to help them say, thank you!
Tulip printable – Download your copy here
A small container or flower pot
Little Debbie Tulip Snack Cakes – Pink or Yellow
Green tissue paper
Paper straws (The ones used are from Shop Sweet Lulu)
Scissors (Regular and Martha Steward fringe scissors)
Well it’s been a busy week around here and the same goes for the party blogesphere. Here are some of my favorites from this week.
Looking for some nautical party ideas? Check out this post on the top 12.
Lilly Pulitzer will always be a favorite for many and she will be missed. This adorable party celebrates that and a first birthday. Click here for Lily Pulitzer party ideas you can do yourself.
My daughter is very into all things space and I know she’d have a blast making this Retro Space Helmet candy dishes for a space party.
I adore this star party for a preteen! The twinkle lights are amazing!!!
And for a new twist on an old favorite, check out this Rock Star party!
Need an easy and effective decor for your parties, ruffled paper streamers are a must! You can learn to make your own fancy ruffled lovelies!
Another way to spruce up your party is by watching this video tassel tutorial perfect for an upcoming Earth Day party!
For the DIYers and chefs
I love this DIY sunscreen station. With pool time quickly approaching I know I can use this!
I love this Asian Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe, enough said!
Fresh fruit is the healthiest party treat for kids so check out these sweet fruit party treats.
With the sadness from the events in Boston and West on everyone’s minds it’s hard not to mention it. Hold your family close, count your blessings, be humble, thankful and most importantly keep those that are suffering in your prayers. I hope you all have safe and happy weekends and I look forward to sharing more fun with you next week. I plan to spend the weekend getting a mani/pedi with Audrey and taking Jackson to a local favorite toy store. I also plan to paint some fun new products and LOAD the shop with all new designs. I feel a giveaway coming on…..until next week!
Easter has passed, the weather has warmed up (for some of us) and it’s time to start sporting our stripes. Seersucker is everywhere, I’ve even heard it referred to as the new chevron! My husband and I hosted a party last year we named Seersucker and Sazeracs. For those of you that don’t know the Sazerac is the official state cocktail of Louisiana, yes we have an official drink, are you surprised? You can find the traditional Sazerac recipe here. We invited a few friends over for some afternoon cocktails and some light hors d’ourves and we had a great time! Our afternoon party stretched into the night and is now becoming an annual event. Pictured below is last year’s invitation.
I created die cut invitations with real seersucker tie embellishments. The invitation stated that guests must wear seersucker and everyone happily agreed. I created a special logo inspired by the Sazerac logo. I wanted to create my own “bar sign” so I took a plain piece of glass and hand cut vinyl to use as a stencil, it took forever! I used the frosted glass spray paint to mask it out and the result was awesome! I placed the glass in my planter stand sign and added some hydrangeas from my yard and placed on our bar. It looked awesome at night with the tent lights behind it!
I hope y’all had a great week, it’s been a busy one around here. We’re packing up to head to Baton Rouge for my brother’s birthday and the Blues Festival. It’s going to be a lot of fun and my super awesome sister in law is going to have a booth selling her wonderful jewelry. I hope to pick up a new piece or two.
I’ve also been behind the scenes working on a TON of new designs and products to add to the shop. I’m shooting for a late May release so stay tuned, you’ll going to love the new look – promise!
There’s been some fun food too including a new cookbook all about macarons. I’d love to bake these treats and with this macaron cookbook I just might be able too! This recipe for curry chicken salad would be perfect for any springtime event and so easy to make!
Looking for a fun DIY for the weekend, this cupcake yarn pom pom garland is precious and looks like so much fun! Here are some fun party games for kids, a must for any party! If you’re a scrapbooker check out this post of making scrapbook pages with digital printables.
Everyone can understand this, you’re racing around on Saturday mornings prepping for a full day of whatever and you think you’ve got everything you need…but you don’t. This was the case for me the other morning. I was hosting a baby shower that day and getting the kids packed for a day full of birthday parties. My husband is a great dad but sometimes with both kids at a wild birthday party he gets a little, flustered, so I try to have a whole emergency bag packed for him with the presents ready and everything.
As I was rushing around I realized I was out of Audrey’s gift tags. I own a stationery company! How can I be out of her tags and not know it until it’s too late. Well creativity and washi tape to the rescue! I simply attached a piece of washi tape to the gift and wrote her name on that. It looked so cute and the birthday girl’s mom could easily pull it off and attach it to the gift so she’ll know who it was from later. Cute right?
It’s weekly wrap up time! I hope everyone had a great week. Ours was very busy getting the house ready for Jackson’s 2nd birthday and preparing all the fun party pretties I’ll have to show you next week. You can view his party invitation here. The theme is Go, Jack! Go! and that we will!
Speaking of boy parties, if you’re looking for dinosaur party ideas Spaceships and Laser Beams has it covered for you with 30 IDEAS!
To help you plan that dinosaur party be sure and turn to Soriee Event Design. She’s got 6 steps to planning an event that will surely help you out and well as a giveaway you don’t want to miss!
D&P Celebrations also has a really cute Little Friends, Squinkies Inspired Party. Audrey received some of these for her birthday and this party totally does them justice!
This next party is one after my own heart since I’m about to embark on this journey – a Potty Training Party! This is a precious event and definitely something worth celebrating as I’m sure all parents will agree!
There has been a lot of yummy recipes floating around this week including my Sweet Potato Recipe and a S’Mores Cupcakes Recipe from Three Little Monkeys Studio that is to die for! To finish off those yummy cupcakes torn to Hello My Sweet because they have made cupcake decorating easy with a free wrapper template. And while it’s not exactly food, Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams has a post on Soaps that look like desserts that will keep you guessing.
Hello! In an effort to expand my blog a little bit I’m creating a new series called Louisiana Love. Here in Louisiana we love a festival, a parade, a reason to throw beads, eat moon pies and celebrate with good food and plenty of drinks. With this series I will highlight a celebration or festival going on in our great state and provide a fun recipe, free printable or a DIY tutorial. I’ve already created the schedule for the year and let’s just say…it’s going to be fun!
So to start off I’m celebrating the Sweet Potato. The North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival is this weekend in Oak Grove, Louisiana. This festival features a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, food and much more. We won’t be attending because my family will be celebrating Jackson’s 2nd birthday, more on that in another post. I created a fun little recipe to share with you.
Sweet Potato Pockets
Pockets and filling:
2 Packages of refrigerated crescent rolls
3 – 4 Sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 Bag of mini marshmallows (you won’t use the whole bag)
2 Tbs. cream cheese (softened)
2 Cups of powdered sugar
2 Tbs. of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. butter (softened)
2 Tbs. water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Unroll your crescent rolls and lay flat on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place a little bit of the mashed sweet potatoes in the thickest part of the triangle. Place 1 – 2 mini marshmallows on top of the filling.
*Note – some people are anti-marshmellow so you can omit this step. It just adds a touch of extra sweetness.
Place another crescent triangle on top of the base triangle and pinch the edges together, sealing the mixture inside. After all the pockets have been assembled place in the oven and bake for 12 to 17 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
While your pockets are baking prepare your icing. Combine all your icing ingredients together and vigorously whisk. Once mixed you can pour the icing in a squeeze bottle to make it easier to dispense or you can use a spoon to drizzle it over the pockets.
Once you remove your pockets from the oven take them off the cookie sheet and allow to cool slightly. Drizzle the glaze over the pocket. Sprinkle the tops with chopped pecans (again, optional). Serve warm.