FUN Blue & White Stripe Flip Flop Luggage Tags!

It’s never too soon to think about spring and summer!  That being the case, a perfect warm-weather themed favor is this fun and fabulous Blue & White Stripe Flip Flop Luggage Tag Favor!

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Details include:

  • Size 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Beach themed flip flop luggage tags with a blue and white striped design
  • Made from sturdy rubber
  • Fun blue and white striped design on sole
  • Matching blue strap with glorious yellow sunflower at the center
  • Back of flip flop has a clear plastic window-covered slot for the easy insertion of the blank luggage tag
  • Blank tag has fields to be completed for Name, Address and Telephone Number
  • Blank tag included
  • Packaged in a clear box sitting on an insert with a beach and ocean themed design and a ‘For You’ message
  • Box is wrapped with a white organza ribbon and bow

Please visit Diva Entertains to see all of our favors and decor!

Fudge Frosted Brownies

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Oh my!  Talk about indulgence!  I came across my friend Lizzy’s fudge frosted brownies on her blog, ThatSkinnyChickCanBake and I knew that I had to try that fudge frosting recipe.  It is *divine*!

I used boxed brownie mixes (2 of them) for the base.  I use brownie mixes whenever I’m going to add a topping to brownies; if I’m serving them ‘au naturale’ then I make brownies from scratch.

A couple of notes:

  • The best way to ensure fudgy brownies is to not overbake.  My rule of them is to start checking for doneness 7-10 minutes before the instructions on the box says they will take to bake.  When a toothpick comes out either clear or with a few crumbs sticking to it take them out of the oven.
  • Because I wanted thick brownies, I used 2 fudge brownie mixes.
  • And I added a 12 oz. packaged of dark chocolate chips to the batter.  I just had to……….

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Brownies In A Cone – Fun Dessert For Kids & Adults

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Just in time for summer – a fun brownie recipe that is sure to delight ‘kids’ of all ages!  And if baking in ice cream cones sounds like fun – you can also make cupcakes in a cone!  This recipe and pic from Taste of Home magazine.

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Bridal Shower Games

Do you like to play games at baby or bridal showers?  I have to admit that my least favorite part of a shower is usually the “game” portion of the event.  Not sure why……  Nevertheless, I have been on the look-out for some EASY, FAB, and did I mention FUN games for showers.  Found a few.. and here they are!

From Jane’s Girl Designs, printable bridal shower games.

You can get the answers to all the games here

 

 

 

Candy Match

From Craftaholics Anonymous, “Staches and Tiaras” a question-and-answer game, with more FREE download/printables to make it easy to prepare.  She provides some great bridal shower game questions and I’m sure it will prompt more of your own!  And the mustache and tiara printables are SO CUTE!

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A similar version of the question/answer game comes from Dear Lizzy:

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Abby over at Normal Activities has some FAB game ideas, including this ice-breaker door prize game, “Who Has the Groom”

In case you miss it in the post, here’s the free printable for the tux cut-out.  Many games in Abby’s post!

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And from Sweet and Sour Showers, a cute “memory” game idea: Well – actually there are several games in this post – all fun!

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Have you planned a wedding or baby shower with games?  We’d love to hear YOUR ideas… send an email or leave a comment and share!

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Thanks to Gloria for her creative use of our shoe place card holders at the recent party she hosted.

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Spring Break Activities for Kids

I know a lot of folks (kids) are already enjoying spring break, and many (kids) are looking forward to next week, so they can relax and enjoy a bit of time off.  As a parent of three such kiddos, I have been doing some searching for fun spring break activities, that won’t break the bank… and that won’t cause TOO big of a mess! (Because really, I don’t want to be cleaning up messes on our week OFF).  Sharing what I’ve found so far…

From SheKnows.com, a great post with four craft project ideas… but I especially like this yarn butterfly DIY project.  They are all easy and fun spring break activities!

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From The 36th Avenue, a tutorial on how to make paper bead bracelets – my daughter is going to be making a TON of these, I’m sure!  I love that it doesn’t require a lot of supplies, and I can even recycle some old magazines!

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From Parents.com, a very simple craft that can then be turned into a game that can be played (and played and played some more)… magnetic fishing game craft!

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From BHG, check out these adorable lightbulb sheep – so stinkin’ cute, and you aren’t really limited to just sheep… birds, dogs, cats… the only limit is your child’s imagination! There are actually 20 Easter crafts to make – check them out by scrolling through the pictures.

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And from Martha Stewart, a project that includes some learning AND long-term fun!  Eggshell flowerpots – a perfect after-Easter activity!

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Fun Easter Craft Ideas

Easter will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start making your decor and DIY plans!  (I have a birthday party to plan this month too, so I may be getting overly anxious – we do still have 20-something days to get our Easter DIY on).

Here are some fun, unique Easter DIY projects I found… some are practical, some are not, but all are Diva-licious!

First up, if you are looking for Easter wreath ideas and your a crafter, you’ll love this wreath tutorial from A Lemon Squeezy Home.  I love her very detailed photos, and this looks easy to make with a lovely WOW factor:

From Polka Dot Easter Eggs, from Style At Home.  These would be lovely in a centerpiece basket, especially with a variety of colors.  When you click through to this post make sure you scroll to see ALL FIVE of these fab Easter egg crafts!

A very Diva idea from Stylizimo… golden Easter eggs!  I love how simple this is – ugly Easter eggs with gold leaf painted on.  Gorgeous!

And from BHG a very shabby chic idea for Easter egg door decor! This is only one of 25 Easter egg decorating ideas in their post – make sure you scroll through all of them!

What kind of DIY Easter projects are YOU making?  We’d to hear about them… leave us a comment or send us an email!

DIY Table Numbers – Fun & Whimsical

There are so many fun and fab ways to number the tables for your wedding reception or event.  I’ve found some fun and whimsical ideas for table numbers that I’d like to share with you today!

First, from Wedding Chicks, a shabby chic DIY tutorial – Door Knob Table Numbers.  Totally unique!

From eat drink chic, another rustic and shabby chic look for your table numbers… this DIY is very detailed, and I love the end result:

A few hints and tips from The Savvy Event for using Mason Jars as your Table Numbers:

From Today’s Handmade, an etching tutorial… you could use a bottles, jars, glasses.. anything glass really, to make these DIY table numbers:

And from Oh Lovely Day, a tutorial for making DIY Embroidered Table Numbers.  Again, so many ways to go about doing these… your choice of colors and linens and threads!  Love it!

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And, I’ve got another customer photo to share today!  Thanks to Eve for sharing this pic from her friends fab 40 party.  Eve did a fabulous job embellishing our shoe cake topper.

Romantic Evening At Home Ideas

Valentine’s Day is TOMORROW, and maybe you are a last-minute idea person (like me)… so here are a few articles and ideas to help you plan a perfect “evening at home” Valentine’s Day… or ANY day.. for your sweetheart and you to enjoy.

A SUPER cute idea (AND free printable) for an evening at home, from eat drink chic.  The printable is at the end of the post – right above the comments.

 

From the Mom Crowd – 30 Ideas for a Date Night at Home

From Six Sister’s Stuff – 50 Fun and Cheap Date Ideas (not all of these are for home, but many are… or could be adapted to work at home!)

 

And from Love Actually, a (hot and steamy) Body Shop Date Night idea… WITH more free printables:

 

 

Last Minute Thanksgiving Fun Food Ideas!

This is a VERY busy week for hostesses all over the United States!  I am personally cooking TWO turkeys this week, along with ALL the traditional fixin’s for Thursday’s big feast day.  I’ve made lists and more lists to keep myself organized, and in between making lists, I’ve browsed for ideas for making our holiday fun and unique! I was thinking mostly about foods my kids would enjoy (or could help with the making), but these ideas are great for “kids” of ALL ages!

From Living Locurto, some SUPER FUN  Thanksgiving veggie tray ideas for the holidays:

 

From 7th House on the Left, she teaches how to make turkey cookies (adorable, no bake!):

 

From Dash Recipes, check out these teepees!!

And from Woman’s Day, super cute pilgrim hat cookies!

Save the Date Ideas

“Save the Date” cards have become wildly popular in the last couple of years, and I’m always running across fun and unique ways to share the exciting date!  Here are a few of my favorites…

From Urban Style blog, a lovely engagement photos post includes (at the VERY end) a really cute idea for “Save the Date” – driftwood with the date painted on!  Shabby chic and perfect!  Create your very own unique and fun “Save the Date” photo, take it to a drugstore (Costco, etc.) and let them turn it into inexpensive postcards or note cards.

From Martha Stewart, a lovely ribbon and cardstock save the date message… I LOVE this one.  And….they actually aren’t hard to make.  A bit time-consuming, but not hard:


From My Yellow Umbrella, a great DIY post about how to make cardboard cut outs… to enhance your photos with a silhouette date!  What a fun and unique idea!

Another unique idea from Martha Stewart.. a compass inspired save-the-date.  The post includes templates and instructions!

I found a GORGEOUS idea on 100layercake.com… a hand embroidered handkerchief!  The credit for these hankies goes to Benign Objects.  Beautiful Victorian wedding inspiration in the post!


And last but not least, a scrabble inspired save-the-date, from cameras and light: