Beach Scene Compact Mirrors for Tropical Themed Parties!

We just added these Beach Themed Compact Mirror Favors to our offerings and we are absolutely in love with them.  Aside from their charm, they are colorful, practical and very affordable!

tropical themed parties

Details include:

  • Size is 2.5″ round
  • Beach design silver metal compact mirror with epoxy top
  • Case is made from silver metal with an epoxy cover
  • Vibrant colored beach scene with beach chair, beach ball and umbrella under a palm tree
  • Case is hinged and has a clasp for easy and secure opening and closing
  • Two glass mirrors one with 1 x magnification the other with 2x magnification
  • Packaged in a clear display box with silver metallic ribbon wrap and bow
  • Attached to the ribbon is a rectangular shaped ‘For You’ tag with a matching beach scene
  • Perfect for Tropical Themed Birthdays and Showers

Please visit Diva Entertains to see all of our Beauty Favors!

Starry Night Theme Party, Prom or Wedding! Constellation Luggage Tag Favors

Starry Night is a popular theme for parties, proms and wedding (so is Under The Stars) and we think this new Constellation Luggage Tag is the perfect favor for such an event. Charming and practical!

starry night prom favors

Features include:

  • Elegantly designed circular luggage tag featuring a beautiful constellation design against a navy blue background with gold accents.
  • Contact information card appears through clear window on back
  • Luggage tag is made of faux-leather and metal
  • Measures 0.78″ d x 5.23″ in diameter with strap
  • Presented gift-ready with a decorative “Under the Stars” hang tags adorned with gold foil print

Please come see all of the favors at Diva Entertains!

Theme Thursday – Red and White Weddings & Parties

We started a new series last week, called Theme Thursday, with a tribute to yellow and gray.  THIS week we are celebrating Red and White together.  Birthday parties, bridal showers, and even weddings – red and white as a theme is hot, hot HOT!

To get us started off with a bang, check out this post from the Ruffled blog – a vintage red and white and black wedding:

And Pacific Weddings shares an INCREDIBLE red and white butterfly theme wedding… scroll through the photos and read their description of how this was styled.  The red bridal bouquet is gorgeous and the little touches of black and red throughout the celebration are knock-out!

I know we haven’t even gotten through Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas and winter holidays.  From the Hostess blog, a lovely and joyful red and white holiday tablescape for inspiration:

I went back to Living Locurto once again, because she has fabulous printables for $15.95 that are so gorgeous, I had to share!

And finally, from Kara’s Party Ideas, a lovely red and white bridal shower.  Lots of great ideas for pulling reds and whites together… love it!

For more fab pictures and inspiration for red and white parties, go to Google.com/Images and type in, for example:

  • red and white wedding cakes (or ‘red and white cakes’)
  • red and white decorations
  • red and white bouquet

What other ways could you use reds and whites together?  We’d love to hear your ideas!

Another Diva-licious Giveaway!

We are having so much fun doing online giveaways that we’ve decided to make it a more regular feature!  And today… we are excited to be offering this *FAB* Entertaining at Home book……

You can read about it HERE

You know you want to win this book!  How do you do that?  SIMPLE!

1. Sign up for our once-a-week blog recap email list HERE and then leave us a comment ON THIS POST letting us know.

2. Write a facebook post about our giveaway, and then leave us a comment ON THIS POST letting us know.

3. Post on twitter about our giveaway, and then leave us a comment ON THIS POST letting us know.

4. And finally… post about it on YOUR blog, and then leave a comment ON THIS POSTletting us know.

SO, to recap… you can enter our blog giveaway up to FOUR times.  Do any or all of the above four things, and leave a comment EACH TIME on THIS POST. 

We will announce a winner in two weeks!

 

Summer Cake and Summer Dessert Recipes & Ideas

I am SO excited about today’s post.  I had a LOT of fun (and a few helpers) when I went looking for summertime desserts and summertime cake ideas.  My kids all voted for the following links and tutorials as their favorites!

First, from Make and Takes, a delish Watermelon “Pie” recipe.  Simple to make but oh-so-much fun!:

And sticking with a watermelon theme for just a minute, check out these adorable (and yummy looking) watermelon cupcakes, from Bakingdom: She used black sugar pearls as the seeds but they aren’t readily available so I would use mini chocolate chips!

From Family Fun, you HAVE to see this Towering Sandcastle Cake recipe!  I think this one was voted TOP recipe by all THREE of my kids. (Probably because we live in the desert, and playing with sand is something they just imagine and dream about).  And yes – you can make it!  Read through the instructions and you’ll see how EASY it is to make!

For you fondant lovers, I have a sweet, sweet cake recipe from Sweetapolita.  Click to read all about the Rainbow Doodle Birthday cake!  She takes you through step-by-step instructions on how to make a rainbow cake but I’m sharing these tips to make it *way* easier if you aren’t a master baker (the cake is easy – the buttercream is delicious but a bit of work!). 1) If you don’t want to make a fancy buttercream frosting than use any frosting you are comfortable making or purchase canned frosting; I won’t tell if you won’t. (but…if you’ve never made a real buttercream you may want to try her recipe.  It’s fabulous!) 2) You can purchase fondant at most craft stores as well as many bakeres (including supermarket bakeries) are happy to sell you some.  Just ask! 3). Edible ink pens are available in the baking section of craft stores.

And finally, from The Two Savvy Sisters, an adorable recipe for a Caterpillar Cupcake… cake.  Very simple to put together… but would have a HUGE wow factor with kiddos at a party!


What are YOUR ideas for summertime party desserts and cakes?

 

End of School Year and Summer Pool Party Ideas

It’s so close to summer break that my kids can almost taste it!  And you can bet they are already planning their ENTIRE summer, complete with pool parties and water parks and running through the sprinklers.  (Hey, it gets to 118 degrees here in Vegas… most of our summer plans include WATER!)

Since it’s a big topic of conversation in our house, the kids and I looked last night for some fun pool party /end of school year party ideas, and I have some fun inspiration to share with you today!

First up, from Kara’s Party Ideas blog, a FUN summer party rainbow theme. Click through for an amazing rainbow themed party!  I’m especially loving the fruit kabobs.  And I think rainbows work perfectly with water-themed parties, don’t you??

And if ice cream is important to your summer party (OF COURSE, it is), check out this fun “Last Day of School Ice Cream Party” idea from Mirabelle Creations. It would be wonderful at a pool party too.  The secret to this party’s success is the beautiful display of delicious and fun toppings!

This next hot dog party theme could be used for some MANY different summer parties… birthdays, end of school year, 4th of July.  Lots and lots of inspiration in the photos from this one, from the Hostess blog:

And just LOOK at these adorable beach party cupcakes!  From celebrate-it.com:

And finally, from the CAKE events blog, some great inspiration and tips for a “fishy” pool party theme.  My kids LOVE this one…

How will YOU be celebrating the end of the school year?  Do you have special plans for your summer parties?  We’d love to hear about your ideas!