So beyond honored and mega excited to be joining some extremely talented friends and awesome vendors to bring you a HUGE gift this Christmas: 12 Days of Christmas Party Inspiration + a $1200 Christmas Stocking full of amazing prizes!!!
December 13, 2012
December 12, 2012
I LOVE thinking of new, special ways to make food fun for my children. It makes the food taste better somehow. Yes, honestly! :)
Here are a few really fun, easy to make and super cute Rudolph Inspired Recipes that I came up with for this photo shoot styled HGTV.
December 11, 2012
As promised, this is the second of the Holiday parties I styled for HGTV this year - A Rudolph Inspired Fondue Party . Honestly had a blast styling this party and is now one of my faves because of that! :)
Again, I designed a full printable party collection for this party, which you can download for FREE from the HGTV site here (tutorials and recipes links below). The collection includes printable candy bar invitations, cupcake toppers, favor tags, reindeer antlers, buffet labels, buffet cards, and all the party printable you need to style your own version at home!
December 9, 2012
Chocolate Covered Oreos have been a permanent fixture on desert tables now, and I usually get my designer Oreos from either of my two favorite vendors: Sweeties by Kim or Sweet Temptations. But for this handmade party I styled for HGTV, I forgot to order in advance and had to make my own...
Mine are nooooo way near as fabulous as the ones from the vendors above, but they tasted pretty yummy, and very handy when you're in a pinch! ;)
December 8, 2012
Gifts with a handmade touch to delight the eyes and taste buds are always the best kind, don't you think?! :)
Here are some suggestions of easy, inexpensive and totally deeeee-lish recipes that you can make for your loved ones this Christmas + FREE 'Handmade' printable gift tags to adorn your packaging:
December 7, 2012
The last of our three Kids' Holiday Tables was inspired by cute penguins, so naturally the color scheme was black and white, with splashes of bright yellow to warm things up!
I wanted to create a more sophisticated and modern looking table, whilst keeping the styling fun for the kids - A good balance for those who love to entertain in style, even for little guests! ;)
December 6, 2012
Following on from our first styled table yesterday, this is our Crafty Snowman Kid's Holiday Table. Check out all the crafty and DIY details below + how to get your hands on some FREE party printables! ;)
December 5, 2012
Holiday is a time to get the family around and enjoy the company of our loved ones. At some point during the Holiday season, you're bound to sit down for a meal and find little kids among you.
So, how to keep them entertained and amused during the meal without breaking a sweat? And no, your fabulous carving skills may not do the trick here...
The answer is to create a special table just for them! Check out the first of three Kids' Holiday Table ideas I styled for the winter issue of 'Yum Food and Fun for Kids' magazine - inspired by candy off course! ;)
December 4, 2012
Beyond excited to finally get to share one of the two parties I styled for HGTV this year - A Handmade Holiday Party!
I designed a full printable party collection for this party, which you can download for FREE from the HGTV site here (tutorials and recipes links below). The collection includes printable invitations, menu card, cupcake toppers, favor tags, dessert banners and dessert buffet labels, buffet cards, place cards, cupcake wrappers, drinks flags and all the party printable you need to style your own version at home!
December 3, 2012
I ♥ cookies, but am no cookie-decorating doyenne, so when Mars asked to bake some Tasty Table Lights cookies using M&M'S® Chocolate Candies Holiday Blend, I jumped at the chance!
I mean, how cute to these look?! So yummy too! Not to mention easy to make, so even a child could do it! ;)
November 30, 2012
Following on from the yesterday's White Christmas Tablescape, here are the recipe I created for the White Party Menu: Starter, Main and Desserts - Yes, you gotta have at least two!! It's Christmas after all! :)
These are tried and tested, easy to make, inexpensive and so yummy! Now, I'm itching to do other monochromatic menus like red, orange and green....
November 29, 2012
I styled for and photographed this White Winter Wonderland party last year for Bird's Party Magazine Winter 2011 issue, but never got round to sharing the extra photos, nor the white menu I created!
This was one of my fave parties to style, so serene and magical - Makes a nice change from my usual colorful tablescapes! Hope you enjoy the ideas, and come back tomorrow for the white recipes! :)
November 28, 2012
I love using crepe in my party tables too, it's so versatile and inexpensive! But this tutorial is even simpler than using double-sided tape, and this cute table runner can be made in minutes - only requiring 3 craft materials! The ruffle table runner adds a nice texture and dimension to the table. Here is what you will need to make your own no-sew ruffle table runner...
November 12, 2012
Yes my friends, Issue 7 is out now and packed with loads of holiday, Christmas, birthdays and party ideas to help you style amazing events, whatever the occasion!
HUGE thanks once again to all the fabulous contributors, writers, vendors, suppliers, party professionals and wonderful sponsors who helped us get this issue out!
November 10, 2012
If you're looking for fun Holiday ideas on how to keep your little ones seated and entertained during family meals, then I think you're gonna love this post! :)
Earlier this year, I styled 3 different kids' tables for Yum Food and Fun for Kids magazine - The idea was to create easy-to-style tables, that perhaps the kids coudl also get involved with! These Holiday tablescapes included one original centerpiece, place setting ideas, table fun and party favors.
November 4, 2012
Are you looking forward to Christmas yet? I personally have been in the Holiday mode since May this year!
Yes, no kidding!! :)
Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to get to design two fun Holiday party printable collection exclusively for HGTV (yes, pinch me!) - The photos along with the FREE party printables I designed are now live on their site, and was so excited to tell you guys but promise a full post later, ok? ;)
December 19, 2011
These adorable little mugs of hot cocoa are super easy to make! This one was actually my daughter's idea! She spotted this idea in her American Girl Magazine! We did a twist and dipped the whole marshmallow into chocolate! YUM!!
December 15, 2011
Mince pies are a British Christmas classic, and a real tradition in our home every year. I've also been known to make some extras to give away for family and friends as Christmas Gifts!
My little cheat here is to use ready-rolled, shop-bought puff pastry - Saves a heap of time and tastes just as great!! ;)
December 5, 2011
December 2, 2011
So, have you written to Santa yet? :)
All I want this Christmas is to relax with my dear family, bake some great festive treats, watch lots of telly, veg out in front of the fire and to truly create some fun memories and traditions with my kids - One of these traditions includes writing the obligatory "Dear Santa" letter!
I thought you guys might like one too....for your kids or yourselves?! ;)