FAB Friday Giveaway – 6 in 1 Cake Plate!

It’s time to announce the winner of the Cuisinart Toaster Oven Broiler… and the winner is…. Amanda S.!   Amanda, you will get an email from Diva Entertains this morning!

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For THIS week’s giveaway… we are giving away… a 6 in 1 Cake Plate!

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One lucky (US) winner will win this awesome 6 in 1 Cake Plate on June 14th.

We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible to enter… AND we are giving you multiple chances to win!

1. Sign up for our once-a-week blog recap email list HERE and then leave us a comment below letting us know.  (If you are already a follower, just leave a comment saying, “I already receive your weekly recap email”)

2. Write a Facebook post about our giveaway, and then leave us a comment below letting us know.  You can also SHARE this post on Facebook if you like!

3.  Click “LIKE” on our Diva Entertains Face Book page – HERE, and then leave us a comment below letting us know.  (If you have already liked us on Facebook, just leave a comment saying, “I am already a fan on Facebook”)

4. Post on twitter about our giveaway, and then leave us a comment below letting us know.

5. And finally… post about it on YOUR blog, and then leave a comment below letting us know.

SO, to recap… you can enter our blog giveaway up to FIVE times.  Do any or all of the above five things, and leave a comment EACH TIME on this giveaway post.

We will choose a winner on June 13th at midnight, and announce the winner on June 14th.  Winner must have a US shipping address that is serviced by FedEx or UPS.

Campfire Party – inside and out!

Summer is going to be here in two blinks of an eye, and it’s time to start thinking about campfires and s’mores!  Now, for the “delicate” among us, not all campfire events have to be OUTSIDE in the wild… some can be inside with A/C and s’mores can be made in more ways than one. (Click HERE to read our s’mores post!)  I’ve got a variety of ideas for you to check out today!

From Juli Jacklin’s Cupcakes, a cute photo of campfire cupcakes – perfect for indoors or out:

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From Frosted Events, a visual post with lots of campfire party ideas:

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From Kara’s Party Ideas, a cute camping party:

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From TSJ photography, check out the AMAZING camping party set-up!

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And because I can’t post about campfires and camping parties without mentioning s’mores (again)… check out the recipe/ideas for two different kind of s’mores from Moore Minutes.  The post if full of other dessert buffet goodness too… AND you need to check out her original post about the entire campfire/camping birthday party HERE.

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Teen Birthday Ideas

We talk a lot about adults… and little ones… but rarely do I post about the tweens/teens!  Today… we’ll fix that with some great ideas and inspiration!

First up, from Kara’s Party Ideas… a teen girl birthday party, with a Bunco theme!

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Another fabulous idea for this time of year… a teen pool party!  Check out the gallery of awesome pics from the Hostess blog… with a Hawaiian theme:

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For the fashionista party, how about edibleNail Polish Bites .. from luuux.com:  You will not believe how easy it is to make these – marshmallows, frosting and tootsie rolls!

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From Lollipops and Paper, check out the fab Glow in the Dark Sweet 16 party:  In a bit of self-promotion, Diva Entertains is now offering Glow In The Dark Grippy Socks!

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From Because Love is a Lifestyle, an entire DIY party… with homemade pizza, crafts and cake!  A great party doesn’t have to be a LOT of work…. just lots of fun!

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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

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This wonderful recipe comes from Maria at Eat.At.  And they freeze beautifully!  So make a double batch and put some away for later.[

Frosting Cookies and Cakes

It’s time for a SWEET post, don’t you think?  I’ve got some great DIY and inspiration for cookie making and cake decorating!

From whisk-kid, a great step-by-step cake frosting tutorial!  (I need this post!!)

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A very simple tutorial on decorating with two color frosting cupcakes with store-bought icing, from anna and blue paperie:  And at the end of the post she provides a link for a very easy tutorial to frost a cake with roses!

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One of my favorite fondant artists is Sugar High, Inc.  You have to check out the online fondant art gallery… and prepared to be awestruck!  Well, Sugar High offers a few tutorials (not free) on how to create fondant art.  The price is TOTALLY reasonable for a tutorial of this kind… check out the adorable whales:

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My favorite cookie artist, Sweet Sugarbelle has a great post on making icing colors match:

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And I found this great photo tutorial on facebook, courtesy of SugarNosh Treats, for making leopard print cookies!

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One Bite Strawberry Desserts

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These delicious mascarpone filled strawberries are the perfect ending to a summer meal or as offering on a dessert buffet.  This terrific and *easy* recipe comes to you via my good friend Liz at The Skinny Chick Can Bake blog.  Please check her blog out and sign up for her posts; you’ll be glad you did!

Now back to these wonderful one bite desserts.  Mascarpone is similar to cream cheese but a bit sweeter and richer (oh my – how wonderful is that!).  The only other ingredients is a bit of sugar, cream and vanilla.  And the strawberries of course!

 

Memorial Day Printables

We talked about some Memorial Day DIY projects just a few days ago, and I have a couple more for you… this time, FREE printables!

From Tom Kat Studio, free printables for cupcake toppers or favor tags:

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From the Sweet Peach Paperie, get some adorable free printable Napkin Ring wraps:

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And from Homespun with Love, free Memorial Day printables for your water bottles and more!

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Theme Thursday – Daisies!

We love, love, love daisies… and we know we’re not alone!  Today is a post dedicated to Daisy inspiration for parties and weddings and more.

First, from Take the Cake Events, a gorgeous yellow wedding cake with daisy accents.

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 From Charlotte Geary, a post FULL of photo after photo of incredible, amazing, FAB centerpiece ideas.  Here is one with Gerber Daisies:

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From Martha Stewart, check out the Daisy Toothpicks for appetizers – such a cute, simple touch!

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Also from Martha Stewart, check out the adorable 1st Birthday party… in daisy theme, for a sweet little one named Daisy!

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And from Sweet Sugarbelle, sweet spring and summer cookies…. including.. daisies!  LOVE these!

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A special thanks to Quiana for these pic from the fabulous party she threw!  You can find our 50 and Fabulous cake topper here:

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DIY Summer Wreaths

We haven’t talked about DIY Wreaths lately… and I think it’s time, don’t you?  Summer is almost upon us.. and it’s time for some fresh summery wreaths!

From Christina’s Adventures, a lovely nautical navy and yellow summer wreath:

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From the Crafted Sparrow, a Chevron Summer Wreath:

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From Fox Hollow Cottage, a totally unique, FAB Flip Flop Summer Pool Noodle Wreath (say that three times fast!):  How fun is this!  She walks you through the entire wreath craft!

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And from Craft-o-Maniac, another very unique Summer wreath – love the fabric she used!!

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Memorial Day DIY

Memorial Day is next weekend, and we are planning a simple backyard BBQ with family… but for those of you who have grander plans, I’ve got some fun Red, White, and Blue DIY ideas AND recipes for you!

From BHG, a very simple idea for turning a red, white and blue crepe paper streamer into a table trim.  Love it!

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From Better Recipes, a yummy Red, White and Blue Dessert Pizza. (Yes, this is definitely on our family BBQ menu now!)

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From the Hostess blog, check out the amazing Americana 4th of July Block party post – lots of great ideas for red, white and blue that will work just as easily for Memorial Day!

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From Capital B, a ruffly patriotic wreath tutorial – perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July!

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What will you be doing for Memorial Day?  We’d love to hear about it!