Engagement Party Favors Have a “Ring” to Them

At Diva Entertains we love shiny, sparkly things.  And nothing comes close to the shine and sparkle on a diamond ring!  So we have plenty of diamond favors that work perfectly as Engagement Party Favors!

First up are our Engagement Ring Key Chains.  Blingy, Fun and Affordable!

We have this beautiful Diamond Ring Keychain Favor that is beautifully packaged in a ring box adorned with a pretty satin ribbon:

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We also offer this blinged out style that we call Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Key Chain:

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And new to 2016 are these lovely, very charming Something Blue Diamond Ring Frames:

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Because we love our wine, one of our favorites are these themed wine stoppers.  First up is this classic, attractively packaged Diamond Ring Wine Stopper:

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Also new this year is this fun and *darling* themed “He Asked, She Said Yes” Engagement Ring Bottle Stopper dressed up with sparkly tags!

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Perhaps best suited for a ring themed bridal shower, we just had to show you these fabulous Something Blue Ring Manicure SetsPerfect for your guests to keep in their purse, at the office or when they travel!

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We didn’t want to end without talking a bit about decorating and hosting an Engagement Party.  Our (not so) secret weapon we use whenever we host parties is Google Images (www.google.com/images).  For example, if you want to get ideas for a themed cake type in “Engagement Ring Cake” (or “Diamond Ring Cake”) and you’ll have tons of pictures of fabulous cakes at your fingertips.  Other ideas to search would be: Engagement Ring Balloons, Engagement Ring Cake Topper, Engagement Ring Cupcake Picks, Etc.

Enjoy!!

Peacock Wedding Reception Decor

In the last ten years, the popularity of having a peacock themed wedding has skyrocketed.  For some, there is an important cultural and symbolic relationship to the peacock; it is often associated with royalty, spirituality, holiness, fortune, compassion, kindness, and patience.  For others it is the beautiful, rich jewel tone colors of the graceful bird that captures their hearts.  What ever your reason, a peacock themed wedding reception is sure to be incredibly beautiful.

Typically the first thing your guests see when they enter the reception is the table that holds the seating cards.  So let the table feature beautiful, custom Peacock Place Cards that are personalized and printed in vibrant colors.  We gladly make color changes to match your wedding colors at no additional cost.  Here are a few of the choices that Diva Entertains offers:

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If you’d like to creative a more dramatic impression, you can place your cards in these beautiful Feather Place Card Holders.  Guest will be delighted to take them home to display a favorite photo or to hold memos.

peacock feather place card holders

 

At your reception you can have a beautiful Bridal Satin and Silk Peacock Wedding Card Box.  We gladly customize our beautiful design to match your colors.  We also offer matching flower girl baskets, ring pillows and guest books.

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Your tables will look so impressive when set with our Peacock Table Runner – available in many peacock colors such as gold, green, purple and blue.

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And to adorn your cake, our very beautiful, graceful Peacock Pair Cake Topper.

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Diva Entertains also offers a large and beautiful selection of Peacock Favors, Favor Bags and Boxes and so much more!  Please come visit!

 

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

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My friend Danielle over at Hugs&CookiesXOXO has done it again – another fabulous, decadent Oreo-laden recipe!

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The recipe’s a bit involved but you can cut down on the steps by using your favorite chocolate cake mix.  And it doesn’t get much easier than decorating a cake by putting Oreos on it!

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Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

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I have discovered a new, *sweet* dessert recipe blog that I love, GrandBabyCakes.  Jocelyn, the blogger, has generously allowed Diva Entertains to share her recipes and pictures on our blog – THANK YOU JOCELYN!   I encourage you to visit her site! While there, you can sign up to receive her recipes via email like we did.

This cinnamon roll cake is so darn fabulous!  A delicious version of rolls that is much easier to make!

Candy Land Party Theme

So, who doesn’t love candy?  And the Candy Land theme for parties is HUGE!  I actually found an adorable photo on pinterest yesterday that sparked the inspiration for this post.  It was a DIY gumball machine on HGTV.com.  Actually – the post is 30 pictures of great party themes – be sure to check it out!

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We have a great post from one of our customers with photos from a Candy Land baby shower she put together:

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From How Does She, an amazing post full of colors and inspiration, AND plenty of tips for doing it yourself Candy Land Birthday Party style!

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Check out the inspiration from Catch My Party – those ice cream pinatas/decorations are to die for!  There are 17 fabulous pics to scroll through!

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This isn’t specifically Candy Land, BUT it could totally be used for a candy land themed party, or any colorful theme!  It would be easy to adapt it to your specific color scheme too.  From Hopscotch Studios Design, a DIY for making a cupcake stand:

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We have some fun Candy Land products in the Diva Entertains shop too… click here to see a few!

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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Cherry Blossom Parties

I love, love, LOVE cherry blossoms.  Several years ago, I was able to go to Washington, DC in spring to SEE the gorgeous cherry blossoms of that area… and I’ve been in love ever since. Today, I’m bringing you some lovely cherry blossom PARTY ideas!

From Bump Smitten, an incredible baby shower, with a cherry blossom theme:  The cherry blossom diaper cake is beautiful!

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Click on over to Creations by Kara for a fab DIY Cherry Blossom tutorial!  These beautiful faux cherry branches are oerfect for party decor… or anytime!

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Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Spring Shower Almond Petite Fours, in cherry blossom theme!  She includes the source for the lovely gum-paste cherry blossoms that grace each bite!

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And while this isn’t specifically Cherry Blossom… I think the PINK Popcorn recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic would make a PERFECT snack at a Cherry Blossom themed event:

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And finally, we offer some amazing cherry blossom favors in the Diva Entertains shop:

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FABulous Cake Designs

It’s been awhile since we talked about fab DIVA cakes, and I think it’s time for another round, don’t you?  Check out some of the FAB, FAB cakes I found while looking at cake designers sites…

We really like all things “zebra” around here, and just look at this zebra birthday cake from Fernanda Abarca Cakes. She includes a great description of how she works on ideas to design cakes like this:

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One of my new favorite cake blogs is the Petalsweet Blog.  She has incredible cake designs, AND she offers a lot of DIY tips and techniques!  Check out this post about Single Tier cakes that make a BIG impact:

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If you are looking for tutorials and lessons on how to make incredible cakes, I would definitely check out CakeMasters.com  It costs money to take the lessons, of course, but the end results look amazing.  They do offer a few free lessons, so you might start there!

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And fom Rook No. 17, a wonderful post with a tutorial AND video on how to make a fancy tiered cake, like the one shown below.  Those gorgeous butterflies are made from from paint swatches!

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And if you have a fab cake, you most definitely need a fab topper!  Thanks to Michele for this photo from her party, with one of our cake toppers:

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Theme Thursday: Zebra Print

As a theme, and as an accent, we’ve posted about Zebra Print before, but it’s so, so popular, we just have to share again (and again).

From Jessicakes, check out this Zebra birthday cake

 

From DesignDazzle, a Black, Pink, and White Zebra Party:  Make sure you scroll through all her pictures – such inspiration and ideas!

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From Girly Gatherings, a Girls Night Out Dessert Table, in all-out Zebra theme:

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Want to make your own zebra birthday cake?  This how to make a zebra cake video tutorial is *fantastic*.  And you can easily purchase fondant from a craft store, a bakery or use this marshmallow fondant recipe to make your own!

If you are just interested in making the cake batter in a zebra stripe – view this short zebra stripe cake tutorial.

 

And thanks to Cindy V. for these photo’s from the Fab bridal shower she gave.  Thanks for letting Diva Entertains be a part of it!

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Theme Thursday: Rainbows

I did a post a couple of weeks ago about My Little Pony, and it include a couple of rainbow ideas… but I found so many more great rainbow projects, I just had to devote an entire post to the subject!

First up, from the Purple Pug, an post full of Rainbow goodness.  I love how many different ways they used rainbows – a true theme party!

From Icing Designs, a super sweet tutorial on how to make a Rainbow Birthday Hat complete with ruffles!  I will be making some of these… no doubt!


We’ve linked to rainbow cakes and cupcakes before, I know.. but I love this very easy to follow tutorial from The Blushing Bride – DIY Rainbow Cake:


Looking to add a rainbow touch to your table?  Check out this DIY Rainbow Felt Table Runner from Say Yes to Hoboken:


And finally, I just loved the inspiration from this Rainbow themed wedding, from rock n roll bride: