We may not live in New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Fat Tuesday!! Last year I invited a few ladies over for a New Orleans kinda celebration complete with beads, masks, crowns, and a baby in a cupcake!
My local Dollar Tree carried a Mardi Gras paper product line. So I simply took my famous gold chargers to add a bit of flair to the table! A friend of mine celebrated her Husband’s 30th New Orleans style, so she had plenty of masks and beads to pass along!
I added masks to the vases on the desert table for that Mardi Gras flare! Beads were strung everywhere. And of course jambalaya, red beans and rice, montecristo sandwiches, and beignets were all on the menu for that French Quarter ambiance!
I am very excited to start the New Year off with the introduction of a new vendor: Love Bites! My dear friend and Sinful Bite business partner, Denisse, is the creator behind these delish cake pops. I thought it would only be fitting to introduce this line with Valentine’s Day right around the corner! Place your order today!
I am happy to introduce Sinful Bite: deliciously decadent apples. Each apple is dipped in caramel followed by white or milk chocolate and finally coated with the toppings and flavor of your choice! Our biggest seller is the Apple Pie drizzled with white chocolate. This month’s special is the Christmas Medley: craisins, almonds, and coconut drizzled with white and milk chocolate.
Every apple is bagged and tied off with a ribbon ready to hand out! Sinful Bite apples make the perfect stocking stuffer, teacher and co-worker gift, or a delicious snack before bed!
Place your order today!
It is time, once again, to change the table!
I had the honor of hosting a New Member’s Tea for my MOMS Club to welcome in the new Moms. It was a perfect chance for me to play around with my Fall tablescape.
The napkins (purchased from Party City were clearanced at $1 per pack!) acted as my inspiration. The napkins had fabulous colors which matched my Fiestaware perfectly! I decided to incorporate Turquoise, Tangerine, and Paprika. It added a great deal of color than just plain brown! I decided to add white plates with Fiestaware mugs and white mugs with Fiestaware plates. I purchased a pack of fake brown leaves from the Dollar Tree as a special touch for each place setting.
I draped my favorite bronze tablocloth (from Bed Bath and Beyond) along the middle of the table to act as an over-sized table runner. The centerpiece was a pumpkin wreath purchase for 75% off at Target’s Halloween clearance. A great budget saver is to find pieces that are simple and can be used for two holidays. The wreath was clearanced out simply because it had pumpkins on it, but I found it to work much better for Thanksgiving. The wreath is large enough to hold a candle in the or tall vase in the middle.
This past weekend, I had the privilege of decorating a workplace to surprise the Staff and help get them in the Halloween spirit!
Staff was welcomed with a bloody “HELP US” sign hanging on the door.
A cemetery was constructed in the entryway, including a corpse that rises from the grave! A creepy cloth adorned the ceiling along with two hanging heads. A small cemetery was built on top of the filing cabinet and cobwebs lined the tops of the cubicles. A framed photo of Regan MacNeil hangs on the wall along with large skeleton posters. Cobwebs covered the plant and became home a black crow, leg bone, and bloody hand!
Zombies, fright tape, bloody hands, and blood spats covered the doors and windows. The hallway ceiling was lined with hanging bats and sound activated Mummy wrapped in cobwebs. A life-size ghost from Scream was placed perfectly to face the entrance. I pity the worker who had to open up the office in the morning!
Since a lot of business is conducted in the Conference Room, the space was limited. However, another cemetery filled with bones and a life-size Zombie was put together atop a green rope cloth in the corner. A shackled skeleton “hanging” from the ceiling was a perfect finishing touch. Another graveyard was placed on a small shelf near the window atop black cobwebs. The black cobwebs really popped on the white shelf! Two large glittery skull candelabras with streamers hung above the conference table.
Along the back hallway I hung various black cobwebs filled with spiders, lizards, and dragonflies. On the opposite wall hung a rope spider web, home of the extra-large spider hanging from the ceiling.
Plastic bugs, cobwebs, and fright tape was placed throughout the work area.
I would have to say this office is definitely ready for Halloween!
This Baby Shower was for a Mother-to-Be who is known for her exceptional cakes. That being said, a Cupcake theme was the perfect fit! The baby’s Nusery was black and white with hot pink accents, which set the color palette for the Shower. I hand crafted the invites and gave the cherry a bit of bling as a special touch! I used a damask print to incorporate the black and white. I took simple glass vases of various sizes and added damask scrapbook paper along with cupcake stickers to tie the vases into the theme. A friend made cupcake cake bites which were a perfect addition to the dessert bar. I baked and frosted the extra large cupcake for the center of the dessert table. The banner adorning the dessert bar reads: Babycakes. The raffle prizes were wrapped in pink cupcake paper. Favors were simple and inexpensive: cupcakes in a jar. I layered strawberry cake mix, coconut, and chocolate chips in a mason jar with a “babycakes” tag along with a cupcake scented hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works. Other fun details included cupcake inspired centerpieces. The guest of honor’s daughter and friend glued black tissue paper onto clear plastic cups. I then cut hot pink daisies to form the cupcake top. The signature drink of the shower was none other than Cupcake wine! It was such an honor to co-host this shower for such a fabulous Mama!
Welcome to my long awaited blog! This blog will document the parties that I have planned, or am in the process of planning as well as my hand crafted invites!