Of the desserts at our Witch’s Tea Party, I think the girls were most excited about the Witch’s Stockings. I make variations on this dessert all the time because it’s so quick and easy and goooood. (It honestly deserves the extra o’s.) If you’ve ever made Martha Stewart’s Icebox Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, you know […]
This week is all about getting ready for our bake sale to benefit The Confetti Foundation. (Here’s why I support them.) And since this is a one-woman-and-twins effort, we have spent a fair amount of time on Pinterest, looking for recipes that are (1) bake sale favorites and (2) really easy. (Want to follow along? […]
All week, I’ve been sharing my Easy, Last-Minute Christmas Ideas. (See How to Make a Greenery & Ornament Swag, How to Style Your Dining Room, and How to Make a Christmas Ornament Garland if you’ve missed the other posts.) But today, I’m sharing my Mock Martha Christmas Cookie Trifle.
Bear with me now: this one is theoretically gross but actually yummy. And it makes me giggle. I do girl parties all the time, and sometimes, it’s just fun to dive into something boy-ish and grody. And so I give you … shark chum Jell-O!
Did you miss my first Shark Week party tip? Click here to get the easy how-tos for making Shark Fin Soda Bottles. Today is part two of my own little Shark Week: Shark Tooth Rice Krispies Treats! Of course, these are a snap to mix up, but my version was even easier to shape into […]
Here in Georgia, back to school time is almost here. We’ve ordered backpacks, bought our unbelievably long list of school supplies (are 48 pencils really necessary? that’s more than one per week of school…), and Grandma has taken the girls shopping for their traditional first day of school outfits. So I decided to experiment with […]
As usual, I am getting ready for the holiday just in the nick of time. I keep telling myself to skip ahead to the next holiday so I have time to do something really wiz bang, but I can’t seem to let a celebration pass me by. So here we are, getting ready for Independence […]
Here’s how to make easy Earth Day cookies.
One of the best parts of running a children’s party planning biz is that I can do so much of this work with my children. They brainstorm and vet party ideas. They put on first coats of paint. They look over my shoulder and say, “Pin that, mommy!” But there are times when I don’t […]
These Lucky Charms Treats from Jenny of Bloom Designs are looking magically delicious to me! A variation on Rice Crispy Treats, these would be fun to make with your kids or as St. Patrick’s Day classroom snacks.
If you’ve been following along with me on Twitter or Instagram or Google+ or Facebook (she snorts at the restricted reach of FB posts…), then you know I’m a little nervous because I’m tackling the birthday cake for the girls’ party this year. Other than making it four-tier and trying a new icing technique, I’m […]
Don’t stop reading: these bran muffins are reeeeeally good. So this morning I was eating breakfast and it occurred to me that I might not have shared my Aunt Alice’s bran muffin recipe with you. I had to search my own blog twice, just to be sure. (It’s crazy that now, in my third year […]
A gift of hot cocoa mix is always welcome, whether it’s a holiday token for the neighbors or a party favor. The girls and I made a big batch of hot chocolate mix as favors for our Pink Pig Party. It was an easy and quick project, from making the mix to dressing up your […]
Need a dessert for Thanksgiving? Here’s what I made for my children’s table Thanksgiving shoot. I did all the baking, so you know it was easy! Apple Cake Pumpkin Pie Tartlets Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Bars Pecan Pie
Every Christmas, my sister-in-law makes Pretzel Hugs, which if you haven’t had them are the best. most addictive sweet and salty snack ever. Think I’m overstating things? Then you haven’t tried Pretzel Hugs. So I had a Halloween inspiration: substitute candy corn for M&Ms and make Halloween Pretzel Hugs. (They’re great for Thanksgiving, too!)
Picky eaters, anyone? I have one child who loves fruits and veggies and another who acts like carrot sticks are a fate worse than death. Which is why I tried to get her to start snacking on Activia yogurt — probiotics had to help balance out what her diet wouldn’t. (If you know what I […]
Are you making and taking this 4th of July? I am, so I turned our traditional American Flag Fruit Pizza into a fruit tartlet. It was easy to travel with, and the bite size format was great for standing around noshing on desserts.
I think my Night Owl Sleepover girls are going to need some midnight snacks. Pretty much nothing makes me happier than peanut butter and chocolate, so I’m hoping a few of these Nutter Butter owls are left over! Here’s how to make Owl Nutter Butters.
The closer our Night Owl Slumber Party gets, the more ideas I’m having for food. (Be a little afraid — I’m no food stylist, but I always like to try new things.) Here’s how to make owl cupcakes. If I can do this, anyone can.
Once upon a time, there was a birthday party blogger with a new idea for making s’mores. Her first attempt was yummy, but it was too messy. Her second try required an ingredient that doesn’t actually exist. But on the third try, Google came to the rescue and the recipe was just right. Here’s how […]