As you may have noticed we didn’t post on Tuesday and Thursday like we normally do. We’ve decided to shake things up a little and just post once a week. So look for new posts full of great tutorials, recipes, and party planning essentials on Fridays!
Last week we posted recipes and gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. But not everyone thinks Valentines Day is that great… especially if they are not seeing somebody. But remember it’s a day to show the people you love how much you love them. So forget having a boyfriend or girlfriend and celebrate with friends or family instead. Here are some great ideas from around the web for celebrating and gifting on Valentines Day, even if you don’t have a boo!
Single Ladies Valentine’s Day Brunch – this tutorial from Design Love Fest is amazing. Heart-shaped waffles with prosciutto? Yum! She even gives tips on how to set the table and a “single ladies” playlist to play while you and your friends nosh away on a delicious brunch. This recipe and idea would honestly be great for a girls birthday party! Check out the tutorial and the blog.
More Ideas for Single Ladies – Jenesequa has even more ideas for girls that want to celebrate without a guy. Some require you to be 21, but the ideas could easily be adapted for younger girls too. Maybe your daughter and her friends could get together and host a sparkling drink tasting party instead of a wine party, or have a little co-ed get together? Either way, younger or older, these ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special girls night out (like birthdays! 🙂 ).
Image from Jenesequa.
Are you doing anything special for Valentine’s Day?
With a little over a month left until the winter holidays it’s time to start crafting some handmade gifts! Today we have three tutorials to share for amazingly beautiful and recycled gifts! These gifts will show just how much you care about the person receiving, and the planet… all without breaking the bank. So onwards to the tutorials!
Recycled Woven Rag Rug– We love this rug tutorial from craft passion! It is so adorable and really only costs you some time (if you have 3 old sheets). This would make a great birthday, christmas, or housewarming gift 🙂
Recycled Woven Rug from Craft Passion
Tin Can Planters For Succulents – These succulents would make great gifts for the holidays, or again for a housewarming party. This fantastic tutorial comes from ElizaKPrints!
Tin Can Planters for Succulents by ElizaKPrints
DIY Teacup Candles– This tutorial comes from Martha Stewart. What a sweet homemade gift—it would be the perfect relaxation gift paired with some homemade bath salts or body scrubs 🙂
DIY Teacup Candles by Martha Stewart
Are you having a handmade holiday this year? If you are looking gifts for someone in particular and would like some help let us know! We can help find some ideas to help you out!
Rat Eyeballs, Spider Legs, & Ghost Poop Treat Bags from Glorious Treats
Vampire Bites– These adorable snacks come from OOMPY! Such a simple recipe with beautiful results!
Vampire Bites from OOMPY
Halloween Peeps In A Jar– Yummy marshmallows, graham crackers, M&M’s make a delicious Halloween S’more Bar! This cute and simple tutorial comes from Southern Vogue! These would make great party favors!
This week we have been craving cupcakes, and with a mission of bringing birthday cheer to the children of San Jose, it’s no surprise! So today we wanted to share a few of our favorite things—some inspirational pictures from around the web of beautiful and delicious cupcakes! We hope you enjoy and get inspired to create some fantastic cupcakes for your next event!
Hippo Bubble Bath Cupcake from The Cupcake Blog
Tiramisu Cupcake from Cupcake Project
The Muppets Cupcakes from Allison Mae
Mustache Cupcakes from Coco Cakes Cupcakes
Oreo Cupcakes from Bakerella
Owl Cupcakes from Flickr
Owl Cupcakes from Buzzfeed
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from Une-duex Senses
Skull Cupcakes for Halloween by My Recipes
Chocolate Mint Cupcakes from Cake & Allie
Have you made an amazing cupcake, or do you have a recipe or image to share? We’d love to see them!