Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Deserts for the 4th

Gearing up for this weekend!
Sparklin' Marshmallow Crispy Treats

Fire Cracker Bites

Berry Bliss Cake

Head over to Kraft Foods for recipes!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pretty Popcorn


I'm always on the hunt for fun, flavorful sweets for parties and candy tables. So how about taking an all time favorite snack and making it pretty?! Popcorn would be perfect! You can find in an array of colors and flavors, homeade or gourmet! It will make a cute addition to a candy display, don't you think? Want to's a recipe for colored popcorn..
3 to 4 qt. unsalted popped corn
3 c. sugar
1 c. water
Food coloring
Cook sugar and water to the hard crack stage. Add your food coloring and pour over popped corn and stir immediately and fast until it turns sugary. I use red at Christmas time. Make a batch of red and green and mix them together. Recipe from

These popcorn balls look fun and flavorful. You can wrap them individually with colored cellophane to make an impact!

Country Living

Pink Peony Popcorn Balls

Martha Stewart

Plain Popcorn Balls


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Mikasa handblown glass pieces

Looking for a unique bridal shower, housewarming,hostess gift, or just new items to add some flair to your home? Check out the hand-blown art glass pieces of the Rockswirl Art Glass Collection. It's a gorgeous collaboration between Mikasa and Abby Modell. Check out this video for an inside look behind the scenes of their NY showroom. Get tips and ideas that will give your home a fresh chic new look with these affordable but luxurious pieces! This collection truly has an opulent touch. Don't you think?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer!

It's the first day of summer, and it's Hot! I'm feelin' it! It's time to do some outdoor entertaining! I'm ready for a Summertime Barbecue like this one! Courtesy of PotteryBarn of course.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tie it with Twine

Twine can be used in many ways, for centerpices, favor packaging, invitations, home decor, you name it. Natural, Organic, Rustic, Earthy, is the perfect way to describe it. But I would also add Chic to the description. Here's a few reasons why....
Tie your bouquet....


Tie your napkins...


Tie a mason jar... (Love this)

Thrifty Fun

Tie your favors packages...

Snippet & Ink

And a shameless plug.. my own.. Tie your lantern or votives

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Modern Baby Boy Shower

I'm in the begining phase of planning a shower for a baby boy and scouring the net for inspiration. I came across the cutest baby boy shower over at waitingonafullhouse blog and had to share. I absolutely adore the modern colorway and graphic patterns she used to bring the shower together. The games and details are super cute and creative.

I'm loving the luminaries!

Check out more photos and details on this baby game on Jessica's blog.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Candy & Cocktails!

Candy.. YUM, Cocktails..MMMM..What's even sweeter? A combination of both! Add a candy stirrer to your cocktails for a sweet grown up treat. It will also add that extra Flair to your drink.
Appletini Cocktail Candy Stirrer..

Strawberry Cocktail Candy Stirrer

Cocktail Candy Sticks

Hammonds Candies

Friday, June 4, 2010

Branches can be beautiful

Dogwood, Cherry Blossom, Manzanita, Curly Willow, you name it and I love it! I'm a sucker for a centerpiece that incorporates branches. You can maintain a nature inspired feel by adding birds, or add a touch of elegance with hanging votives, flowers, or what ever you feel fit. I used dendrobium orchids, branches & crystals as my wedding centerpiece, and couldn't get enough of branches since!

I'm loving this simple elegant birds and branches tablescape. Perfect for a bridal or baby shower.

spotted photo on casasugar



Spray paint them.. I've done it in gold!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Featured Fête: Bollywood Bling Party

Looking for Indian inspired party decor? Check out this vibrant desert table sent over to me from Bird Crafts!

Aren't these favor boxes just perfect for the theme?

This theme would be perfect for a girls night in, or a bridal shower. Head over to Bird Crafts for more yummy Bollywood treats, and cute colorful inspiration!