Archives for May 2012

Graduation Printables

We talked about graduation parties just a couple of days ago, so I thought it would be appropriate to share Graduation Printables with you this week for Fab Friday FREE Printables.

I made three different graduation tag (or topper) designs, in two different color schemes.  These are simple to print, cut, and use.  

UPDATED for 2015!!

BlackRedGraduatePrintables2015

 

BlueGoldGraduatePrintables2015

 

These free printable tags are 2.5 inches round, and come 12 to a sheet.  The download is in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are low cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it)

You can punch a hole and add tags to your party favors with string or ribbon… or use the design as a cupcake topper.  If you decide to print them on STICKER paper, these will make great seals for favor bags or boxes!

DOWNLOAD THE BLUE AND GOLD SET HERE

DOWNLOAD THE BLACK AND RED SET HERE

Happy Friday!

Wedding BLING!

It’s been a little while since we talked about Weddings and Bling… it is so time for another post!

Check out these super-fun super-bling wedding shoes, found on Style Me Pretty:

 

And this stunning wedding cake bling!  From a gallery on onewed.com

You just can’t get MORE FAB than crystal encrusted bottles at your wedding… can you?  Check out the inspiration photo from Nancy Swiezy’s Events Weddings and Flowers  (with a great little tip on how to make these affordably!)


And of course we have BLING in the Diva Entertains shop.  Have you seen our crystal cake toppers?

Will YOU be adding bling to YOUR wedding?  If so, how?  We’d love to hear about it!

 

Graduation Party Fun

It’s that time of year!  End of school year… Graduation… PARTIES!   No matter whether you are planning a Kindergarten or College graduation celebration, I have a few great ideas for you today!

First, from Skip to My Lou, an absolutely adorable (AND YUMMY) Candy Graduation Cap Pop.  The post has easy, step-by-step instructions for making these cake pops.  The graduation caps would be perfect as cupcake toppers as well!


For a DIFFERENT, but just as FAB cake “pop” idea… check out these cake push pops from Frog Prince PaperieYou can see the original post (with simply stunning ideas for a grad party), AND you can also check out the tutorial post for making the Graduation Hats on these cake push pops.

The incredible Push Pops can be found HERE at CupKate’s Event Design:

For a slightly fancier addition to your graduation party, check out this napkin folding video from BHG.com.  You really can fold a napkin into a Graduation Cap!

We have some great favor ideas for you in the Diva Entertains shop too.  Check out the Graduation Cookie Pops…. our BRAND NEW Graduation Favor Boxes… and our popular Graduation Oreo Cookies:

Unique and Fun Wedding Ideas!

Summer weddings… it’s almost time!  If you are still in the last stages of planning, I have a few fun ideas for you today.

First up, check out this FAB DIY Activity Book (and free printable!) from Lovely Indeed created especially to keep the little one’s attending the wedding busy


I saw this Art Nouveau wedding post from Ruffled, and just KNEW I needed to share it with you.  It’s so fresh and fun and unique!  Be sure to click over and check out all the fun inspiration for this wedding theme!

Nothing says “Summer” more than burgers on the grill, and I a “build your own burger bar” would be a fun idea for a small backyard barbeque wedding.  Check it out on Homemade Simple.com:

And the last one for today… another post from Ruffled.  This time, an eco-friendly, natural wedding decor and inspiration post.  I just love the clean look of these photos, and I can imagine all kinds of different parties using this kind of theme.

Naan Pizza

After making these naan pizzas I may never again order “delivery” pizza.  Because not only did these taste far better than delivery (heck – they tasted better than most pizzas I’ve had in a restaurant), they were embarrassingly easy to make. (Don’t let your guests know – they’ll think you slaved over the dough!)

Naan is a delicious Indian bread that resembles a flatbread.  It is now readily available in most supermarkets.  If you don’t know where to find it in your store (it is in the deli in one of the stores I shop in, in the bread section in another, and in the international aisle in yet another), just ask a salesperson for help finding it.

Below isn’t so much of a naan bread pizza recipe as much as a ‘how to’ guide.  I’m giving general ‘amounts’ of toppings per pizza.  However it is up to you as to how much sauce or cheese or toppings you like on yours (I’m an ‘extra cheese’ kinda gal).  When ready to serve, simply use a pizza cutter to cut into quarters.  These make great appetizers or can be served as the entree.

 

Diva Entertains offers fun and stylish party favors.  You have to see her Zebra and Leopard Favors and Peacock Favors!

Fab FREE Friday Teacher Appreciations Printables

It’s getting closer and closer to the end of the school year, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your children’s favorite teacher(s)!  I have simple printables for you that can be used as a teacher gift tag or a teacher appreciation cupcake topper for those special folks!

These free printable tags are 2 inches round, and come 20 to a sheet.  The download is in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are low cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it)

You can punch a hole and add tags to your a gift or favors with string or ribbon… or use the design as a cupcake topper.  If you decide to print them on STICKER paper, these will make great seals for favor bags or boxes too!

DOWNLOAD THE TAGS HERE

Happy Friday!

Cinco de Mayo Fun

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, and in case you aren’t completely ready with your fiesta plans, I have a few goodies to share with you today!

First up, fun Cinco De Mayo cupcakes from the HostessBlog – Margarita Cupcakes!!  Along with the recipe she shares 4 easy ways to decorate these yummy cupcakes!

 

Now a Cinco de Mayo craft for kids and adults; one that is super fun and delicious!  Seriously one of the coolest ideas ever… Cinco de Mayo pinata cookies!  Watch a video and read the tutorial on SheKnows.com:


And since we’re talking about pinatas, how about mini pinatas as favors, from One Charming Party: This is a Cinco De Mayo craft perfect for kids!

And finally, I have to share THIS next recipe, because… well, I just have to!  I LOVE Sopapillas… and I love cheesecake.  And I’m so, SO happy to have found a Sopapilla Cheesecake recipe!  Ridiculously EASY, ridiculously *delicious*! Click on over to Chef-in-Training to get the recipe for this easy, DELISH dessert!

Are YOU celebrating Cinco de Mayo?  If you are, please feel free to share your recipes and ideas with us!  We’d love to hear them!

 

Peacock Bridal Shower and Favors AND Customer Photo!

We have mentioned this before, but the Peacock theme is an incredibly popular one right now for weddings and bridal showers.  Today I have inspirations for those of you who are planning a peacock event.  (And if you AREN’T planning one… shouldn’t you be??)

So, to start us off, here is an incredibly simple way to decorate a dessert table by using peacock-colored cupcakes, like these from RoseBakes.com.  You could add simple toppers, and even peacock feathers as toppers (as mentioned in her post).  You can also wrap your cupcakes with our Peacock Cupcake Wrappers.

From Giggles Galore, comes an INCREDIBLE Peacock Party post with lots of inspiration.  The party was actually a Peacock Princess party, but I think the ideas could easily be adapted for a bridal shower.  My favorite?  The peacock cups!  You can check out the TUTORIAL HERE.


I found a Pretty Peacock “real party” post on The Hostess Blog, with tons of incredible inspiration.  I could not get over how gorgeous this next photo was… just had to share!  What a great idea for the drinks and dessert table:

 

Also, we are sharing another customer photo today!  Bonnie sent us a photo of some FAB Bridesmaid gift bags she put together, using our Peacock Favor Bags.

Here is a photo of the Favor Bags from our Diva Entertains shop:

And here is how Bonnie dressed them up… gold tissue paper, a peacock feather.  Did I say FAB??!

 We also have an article that can help you Plan a Peacock Bridal Shower!

We also carry the largest selection of quality Peacock Wedding Favors.

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Are you planning something special for Mother’s Day this year?  It’s just 13 short days away, and I’ve got some great ideas for you today, to help make Mother’s Day Breakfast or Brunch DIVA FAB!!

First up, an insanely easy (this recipe uses sandwich bread) yet wonderful recipe from Martha Stewart, a fun bacon, egg, and toast cup recipe.  Perfect for breakfast in bed for Mama, OR on a buffet for a brunch!


One Hungry Mama has done ALL the Mother’s Day Brunch planning work for you, with a Spinach and Cheese Strata, Salad AND Dessert recipe all ready to go.  The strata is prepared the night before and baked the morning of!  It will fast become a favorite brunch recipe of yours!

Speaking of dessert, I ran across a lovely idea for cupcakes – a cupcake bouquet!  Now, this is doubly perfect for Mother’s Day, because not only is a dessert, but it’s FLOWERS for Mom too!  From Edible Moments, check out the DIY Rose Cupcake bouquet.  Do NOT worry about frosting it the way she does – any way you frost the cupcakes will look great (especially topped with sprinkles or decorator sugar).  And…if you really want to make it EASY – purchase the cupcakes from your supermarket and then just assemble the bouquet (toothpicks and green tissue paper are needed).

And in case you want to make it slightly easier on yourself with JUST cupcakes and toppers, check out these adorable Mother’s Day cupcake toppers, from TomKat studio.  Scroll down to the end of her post for the free printables!

So, what are YOU planning for Mother’s Day?  We’d love to hear about it!