Friday, July 31, 2015

1st Birthday Party!

Here is the most adorable 1st birthday party that was styled & hosted by Melanie Blodgett from You Are My Fav.   A lot of the pretty party supplies she used are from The Sugar Confetti Shop.  Check out more of this fun party and some great DIY party ideas on her blog http://www.youaremyfave.com







Party concept & styling: Melanie Blodgett from You Are My fav
confetti balloonsstriped spoonstriangle cupstriangle party hatice cream cups are from The Sugar Confetti Shop, ice cream bubbles are from Hobby Lobby.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nautical 4th of July Party

Did someone say Celebration?  Check out this fun and festive Nautical 4th of July Party celebrating our country's birthday by Play. Party. Pin, and yes, products from The Sugar Confetti Shop were used!  You still have time to plan your 4th of July celebration!

Use these nautical party ideas to throw the best 4th of July party ever! Tons of great 4th of July party ideas that go right along with the nautical theme. 
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!Recently I’ve had two things on the brain – anything nautical and candy. With my nautical themed young women’s camp for church in two weeks and candy all over my house for the pillow treats, it kind of makes sense. I decided to combine my two current obsessions to put together a nautical themed 4th of July party this weekend. Everything about this party is simple enough that you could read this post, print out the printables from World Wide Party, go shopping for your supplies, and put it all together for a party this coming weekend.
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
If you’ve ever seen one of my parties before, you’ll probably notice that I love using candy in a ton of different ways in my parties. It’s definitely not just something for people to eat, and in this post, I’m going to share some of my expert tips for sneaky ways to use candy to add more flair to your party. So watch out for those little red and blue tidbits of advice as you’re looking through all the photos. For this party in particular, I picked up a ton of different Twizzlers candy at Walmart right from their summer fun display. You can get all sorts of different types of Twizzlers Twists and Twizzlers Pull N Peel on sale right now to help you with all of your summer parties, not just 4th of July. For my party, I used the strawberry Twizzlers Twists, Strawberry Twizzlers Pull N Peel, rainbow Twizzlers Twists, and cherry Twizzlers Bites. 
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
Expert TipBuy candy in bulk when it’s on sale like I did with the Twizzlers candy! You’ll see from this post that there a ton of ways to use it in your parties including ways you probably didn’t think about. And if you need ideas, check out the Twizzlers site for fun ways to use up your candy! 
Throwing a nautical party for the 4th of July is easy because the typical nautical colors are already red, white, and blue. To welcome guests, I just hung up some red, white, and blue garland and tissue fans in front of my house and on the deck. 
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
For the actual table, I used a couple of fabrics that I found at Walmart to create a backdrop (fabric stapled to a white canvas), tablecloth, and table runner to give the table the red, white, and blue foundation. To add height to the table, I added in some major pieces like the awesome boat shelf I posted about on Instagram filled with USA cupcakes and a lighthouse that I filled with Twizzlers Bites. Don’t think that cupcakes and treats always have to go on regular plates and cake stands. It’s actually the creative displays that make parties more fun and and unique. 
Expert Tip: Don’t limit yourself when it comes to candy. It doesn’t always have to be used just for eating purposes. Use it to add color underneath other food items like the Twizzlers Twists under the cupcake cups or to tie a more decorative element like my lighthouse to a dessert table. 
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
Those USA cupcakes are seriously so easy to make using rainbow Twizzlers Twists and Twizzlers Pull N Peel. To make the American flag cupcakes:
  1. Bake your favorite cupcakes and frost (flat, not all swirly) with white frosting. 
  2. Cut four 1 1/2 inch pieces of the red Twizzlers Twists and one 1 inch piece. 
  3. Cut each of those pieces in half lengthwise (like a hotdog). 
  4. Cut one 1/2 inch piece of the blue Twizzlers Twists. Do not cut in half. 
  5. Lay the red pieces on the cupcake, spaced evenly so that there is a white gap between each one. Line the 1 inch piece up with the right side of the other three pieces.
  6. Place the blue piece on the left side of the 1 inch red piece and line up with left side of the 1 1/2 inch pieces. 
Easy red, white, and blue cupcakes that are perfect for 4th of July or Memorial Day parties!
See, easy right? For the USA ones, just use one strand of Twizzlers Pull N Peel to spell USA and then add red, white, and blue sprinkles. One strand is the perfect amount to create one set of all three letters. 
Expert Tip: Twizzlers Pull N Peel are perfect for decorating cupcakes or cookies because you can cut, bend, and shape them in pretty much any form you want whether it’s a letter, number, anchor, or pretty much anything else. 
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Easy red, white, and blue cupcakes that are perfect for 4th of July or Memorial Day parties!
Next, I added in some more large pieces that were a little shorter to add some height contrast to the table. I added a gorgeous fabric garland from The Party Teacher to my large metal drink tub to turn something that otherwise wouldn’t have fit the party color scheme into something that fit perfectly. I filled the tub up with ice and red, white, and blue drinks to keep my guests cool. 
In the middle of the table, I added in some red, white, and blue anchor mason jars from Always the Occasion filled with colorful flowers to add a pop of brightness. If you have something you want seen like my mason jars, make sure to put something flat in front of it like I did with the white plate of red Twizzlers Pull N Peels. I also served small mason jar jugs with punch and striped straws, well because you know I have anobsession with striped straws
Expert Tip: Candy is a great way to fill in an empty space on a table. Grab a plate, a mason jar, an apothecary jar, or a bowl and fill it in with candy like the Twizzlers Pull N Peel that matches your colors. It’s way cheaper and easier than trying to figure out something else to make. 
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
On one side of the mason jars I put out my favorite star spangled spinach salad (spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries, and goat cheese) in a trifle bowl to add height and paralleled the bowl on the other side with a plate of red, white, and blue cookies on top of a tall red cupcake stand. Aren’t the little anchor place card holders from Kate Aspen just perfect? And the Twizzlers Bites were the perfect way to keep the anchor anchored, ha. 
Expert Tip: Candy, like these Twizzler Bites, isn’t just great for filling empty space on a table. It’s also great for filling empty space on a plate and looks much better than if you’d tried to shove an extra cookie or cupcake in the middle of a cookie ring. 
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Red, white, and blue salad that's one of my favorite 4th of July party ideas!
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
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To round out the food, I served red, white, and blue banana boats, which were really just a fun way to serve a red, white, and blue fruit salad. You can make the boats by slicing down the front of the banana, pulling out the banana, and filling it in with banana slices, strawberries, and blueberries. Way more festive than just putting fruit salad in a bowl. On the other side, I served “fish and ships,” aka fish crackers with Twizzlers Bites. And to make them cuter, I cut the striped bags from Pink Poppy Party Shoppe with a wave like design on the top. It’s the little things that count. 
Expert Tip: Small candy like Twizzlers Bites is a great way to add a pop of your theme color into any snack or dessert item. And most people love a sweet and salty combination (or sweet and sweet), so it’s a win-win! 
Red, white, and blue fruit banana boats and tons of other nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
Fish and ships and tons of other nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas
 Fish and Twizzlers ships and tons of other nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas

NAUTICAL PARTY GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

You didn’t think I could have a party without games did you? I actually went pretty low key on the activities for the party since the majority of the time I have an outdoor party people just want to enjoy the outdoors and run around anyway. Or at least that’s what my kid does. So instead of planning crazy games for everyone to play together, I just put together two small play when you want games. First, guess the number of Twizzlers Bites in the nautical glass blocks that my friend Kelli from A Special Touch Events made me. The winner won the glass block and treats inside.
And on the other side of the table, I set out these amazing message in a bottle favors that I picked up from Kate Aspen. The majority of the messages inside were patriotic quotes but two of them actually had the word “liberty” on them instead of a quote. Guests could pick one message in a bottle (kind of like the duck in a swimming pool game) and if they picked the one with liberty, they won one the prizes that I’d wrapped up all cute with nautical tape, 4th of July tags, and red, white, and blue baking twine from Sugar Confetti. 
Expert Tip: Candy makes a great prize! Give them a pack of Twizzlers Twists or do what I did and fill up a jar and have them guess to win the candy inside. 
Nautical party games and 4th of July party ideas, tons of party ideas on this site!
Love these nautical party game ideas, this guess the message in the bottle one sounds so cute!
Love these nautical party game ideas, this guess the message in the bottle one sounds so cute!
Love these nautical party game ideas, this guess the message in the bottle one sounds so cute!
Nautical party games and 4th of July party ideas, tons of party ideas on this site!
Nautical party games and 4th of July party ideas, tons of party ideas on this site!
This was such a fun party to put together and made me even more excited to share all of my nautical themedyoung women’s camp ideas with you soon! And don’t worry, there will be plenty more ideas for using Twizzlers Twists and other candy! 
How are you putting a twist on your 4th of July celebration this summer? 
A nautical party is perfect for 4th of July! Use these nautical party ideas and 4th of July party ideas to throw the best red, white, and blue party ever!
Nautical 4th of July Party Supplies – Plan Your Own Party 
Twizzlers candy, fabric, and food – Walmart
Party styling + Photography – Play. Party. Pin. 
Custom Party Printables – World Wide Party
Custom Fabric Garland – The Party Teacher
Straws, cupcake cups, and striped bags – Pink Poppy Party Shoppe
Tissue Fans, Garland, and Baking Twine – Sugar Confetti 
Anchor Mason Jars – Always an Occasion 
Custom Glass Blocks – Special Touch Events 
Message in a Bottle Favors + Anchor Place Cards – Kate Aspen 
Boat Shelf and Trifle Dish – World Market
Lighthouse, Cake Stand, and Welcome Anchor – HomeGoods 


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Candyland Bat Mitzvah by Details Details!

How adorable is this Candyland themed Bat Mitzvah designed by Details Details, a full service event planner located in California. We love the tissue fans used on the ceiling to replicated strands of candy necklaces and the balloon gum balls really brought the whole theme together. 


This sweet invitation set was done by Rachel Jane Couture

Tissue Fans were used to look like candy necklaces and giant balloons to look like gum balls. 

Lots of different stations and activities were planned to keep the kids busy!
So many fun details that went into this pretty party!  For more pictures and details check out Details Details here!  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cookie Message

Create a special message for Mom using Alphabet cookies, melted chocolate and fun sprinkles. 


Here is what you need:

Melted chocolate
Sprinkles
Alphabet Cookies. We got ours from Trader Joe's.



Spread some melted chocolate on the cookie and dip into the sprinkles.  Put your letters into the refrigerator to set for 15 minutes.  Use them as a cake topper or spell out names for a place setting for dinner. Yummy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Berry Easter Basket

Here's another fun way to use our Berry Baskets for Easter gifts.  Give one to your teacher, use as a party favor or add a name and use as a place setting for your Easter Dinner.


Berry Baskets and Twine are from The Sugar Confetti Shop
http://www.sugarconfetti.com/Berry-Baskets_c_17.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Confetti Money Balloon


Need a cleaver way to give the gift of money?  Grab a Confetti Balloon from The Sugar Confetti Shop, add some bills and helium, and you have a fun gift everyone will love! 




Supplies:
Confetti Balloon
Cash
Helium


Step 1: 
Roll each bill tightly. 



Step 2:
Put rolled bills into the Confetti Balloon.



Step 3:
Inflate with helium.



Hand your Confetti Money Balloon to the recipient, and stand back as they pop it….confetti and money everywhere! 

Confetti Balloon is from The Sugar Confetti Shop


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mini Heart Cookies


The kids wanted to make some cookies for their friends for Valentine's Day instead of giving out candy.  We loved these Mini Leaf Cookies Chelsea made so we decided to branch off her recipe, and make these adorable Mini Heart Cookies.  These Honey Sugar Cookies are so yummy and the mini size lets you eat handfuls without the guilt.  The kids did all the decorating, and had lots of fun.  Invite some kids over, and decorate away!





Recipe:

For the Cookies:
1/3 cup Crisco
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup room temperature butter
1 tbsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
For the Icing:
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg white
1 tbsp lemon juice or maple syrup
food coloring
Directions:
1.Mix shortening, butter, egg, honey, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly.  Blend flour, soda, and salt, and stir into shortening mixture.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes.  Roll onto a floured surface to about 1/4″ thick and use your mini heart cookie cutters to cut out the shape.  We got our mini heart cookie cutter from here.  We used some of the dough to spell out words and names using our ABC Mini Cookie Cutter set from here.  


2. Put shapes on a piece of parchment paper and place on a baking sheet. Bake approximately 4 minutes at 350 degrees. They puff up, but they don't spread so you can fit them close together on the cookie sheet.

3. Allow the cookies to cool on a rack while you mix up the icing.  Combine all ingredients, and mix until smooth. You may need to add more powdered sugar if you find that your icing is too runny or more syrup if it is to thick.  Separate the icing into small bowls and mix food coloring in each to make your colors.  Once the cookies were cooled spoon a little icing on each cookie and use a toothpick to spread the icing. 


4. Let the icing set, and package them up for your friends.  This recipe makes so many that you can eat a bunch, and still have so many left! 






Package them up in milk bottles decorated with twine and washi tape, berry baskets and candy cups from the Shop!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Giant Tissue Heart

Looking for a quick and easy decoration for Valentine's Day?  This giant tissue heart is perfect, and if you have some foam board, tissue paper and double stick tape, you can get started right now!


For each heart, you will need:
-2 white foam boards or cardboard
- tissue paper
- roll of double stick tape
- scissors
- empty water bottle
- packing tape


Step 1-Draw half of a heart onto one piece of the foam board or cardboard and cut out.  Trace the first half heart onto the your second foam board so both halves are the same size. 

Step 2- Cut out second half of heart.

Step 3-Line up both sides, and tape together in the center using packing tape.  Make your heart as big or small as you want.  We used a 16 x 24 size foam board that we purchased from the dollar store.  You can get bigger boards from a craft store.  

Step 4-Cut out squares of tissue paper.  We cut ours 2 x 2.  They don't have to be perfect. Separate all of them to make the process of taping go faster. 


Step 5-Make a row of double stick tape across the heart.  

Step 6- Take one square at a time, center it over the top of the water bottle, and press down to form around the top of the water bottle. 

Step 7- Hold the paper in place on the water bottle, flip, and press into the tape.  Repeat this down the entire line of tape. 



Step 8-Add another row of double sided tape 1 1/2 inches over, and use the same technique until your heart is covered.


Make a few in different colors to decorate for Valentine's Day.  These would be cute for a shower or wedding decoration too!