Month: May 2012

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Sand Cake Trifle

It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  With the Memorial Day kick off yesterday, summer has begun.  I’m gladly welcoming the sandy beach days, cool summer treats, and evening picnics under the stars. To kick off the summer season, I made a sand cake dessert for a barbeque yesterday.  Requiring no cooking, this light dessert is perfect for a hot […] Read more…

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Twinkie Graduation Diplomas

Ever since I started following party blogs, I’ve started to look at snacks differently.  What used to be just a roll of black licorice, I now see as a checker piece.  Or a bowl of blue jello suddenly becomes a shark tank. (More on that later.)  It has become almost a game to imagine how to transform these […] Read more…

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Moss Covered Numbers for Spring Party Table

I’ve seen paper mache numbers and letters on many party tables.  Each always has a unique twist, that when it came to my own version of this project, I found it hard to choose a creative direction to go in.  From mod podged paper, wrapped ribbon, glitter, and cupcake liners, none of this project ideas captured […] Read more…

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90th Birthday Party Ideas

Ninety is a big age milestone.  I can’t imagine what it must be like to have experienced ninety wonderful years of life. It’s definitely a cause for celebration.  When we decided a number of months ago to throw my grandmother a 90th surprise birthday party, I was excited to have the honor of styling the dessert table and designing the […] Read more…

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Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroon Nest Cookies

I love coconut macaroon cookies.  Not to be confused with their spelling cousin macarons, coconut macaroons are definitely a dessert that I can tackle in the kitchen.  Their sweet pillowly goodness of coconut, vanilla, and egg whites (lots of egg whites) baked into a mountain melts in your mouth. When I hosted my recent party, […] Read more…