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July 18, 2013

Feliz Cinco de Mayo Birthday Party

Birthday parties and parties in general are always a fun topic for us. Themes like Quinn’s Ice Cream Social party, Gordon’s Football Birthday, and Clare’s Unicorn Birthday get the wheels turning for coming up with new and creative ideas. On Scarlet’s third birthday Jaime hosted her adorable Third Birthday Fiesta, so we were so excited when we spotted this sweet, early Feliz Cinco de Mayo birthday on bows and arrows.

Seriously, going through these photos will make you want to call up a mariachi band and have an afternoon of fun. There were masks, an incredible cake, and the most beautiful flower crowns. If you’re thinking about throwing a fiesta of your own, you might want to add in musical DIY cascarones, a Watermelon Keg, and Agua Fresca to the mix.

For more party inspiration, head on over to bows and arrows to see the Camping photo shoot, Poppy gold party color scheme, and texture & color party inspiration.

Click here to see all the gorgeous photos and to hear more about the Feliz Cinco de Mayo Birthday after the jump…


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July 17, 2013

Ice Cream Sunday!: The Perfect Ice Cream Social Party

Ice Cream Party

I’m so excited to finally show off the “Ice Cream Sunday” 4th Birthday party that we recently threw for Quinn. We will have lots of fun DIY goodness to share for this ideal Summer soiree in the coming weeks but first here are the party details and sources. We started out by picking out some gorgeous supplies courtesy of Cake Girls. like this affordable (and beautiful!) foam-core cupcake stand featuring chevron on one side and solid on the other. It comes in a variety of gorgeous colors and disassembles to store flat. $12.95. Also featured here is their Super Mini Strip Loaf Mold in Pink and Green ($3.95 for 10.)
Ice Cream Cupcakes

Adorable mini scalloped cupcake liners ($6.95 got 50) in pink and green and polka-dot washi tape ($8.95 for 2)

Ice Cream Brownies

Watch for posts on how to make an Oversized Quilted Monogram, striped scallop tablecloth and Ice Cream Cone Balloons.
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DIY ice cream cone balloons

See our detailed tutorials on preparing and using royal icing to decorate cookies. Number 4 and ice cream cone cookie cutters ($2.95 each)

Ice Cream Party cookies

Read on for more of the scoop (ha) on our Ice Cream Party! (more…)

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July 16, 2013

Blackberry Basil Jam: A Simple, Delicious Recipe

I have become obsessed with jam and jelly making as of late. While I’ve been experimenting with creating so many different recipes combining herbs and fruits and meats and more, this one is my very favorite so far. Something about the combination of earthy basil
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and sweet blackberry
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creates a refreshing burst of garden-y goodness on toast, with cheese, or just in your spoon. Making jam and so much easier than you think. Let me break it down for you in pictures. Get the Blackberry Basil Jam recipe after the jump.

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