Red White and Blue Popsicles

red white and blue popsicles

This delicious Fourth of July treat recipe is courtesy of Design Happens, part of the HGTV series.  Cool and refreshing, not too mention, FUN Red, White and Blue popsicles.

St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun

It’s almost March, and this year St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are really close to one another… and I also have three kid’s birthday to plan in between, so I’m gathering ideas as quickly as I can.  I found some great green and gold and rainbow DIY projects and recipes!

From The Decorated Cookie, check out the St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow pops.  These are so easy to make!

 

 

A lovely “Lucky” Milk glass, for St. Patrick’s Day decor, from you stir me, the first of several St. Patrick’s Day crafts.

From Just Mommies, a super cute Four Leaf Cootie Catcher (yes, these are still popular with kids).  They would be great for a St. Patrick’s Day party favor.  Use the “Next” button on the post to see step-by-step instructions.

 

From Tom Kat studio, cute and quick free St. Patrick’s Day cupcake toppers:

 

And a Scrappy DIY St. Patrick’s Day Wreath, from a Little Tipsy:

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Fun

Valentine’s Day is less than 10 days away (eek!), and I’ve got some last minute ideas for you, for both kids and adults…

From LHJ, a sweet recipe for Rice Krispie Treat Valentine’s Day Hearts:

From Pizzazzerie, several FREE DIY Valentine Printables that you can turn into cute gifts… love the Burt’s Bees!

From LuLu’s Blog, an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Tea Bag craft:

And from the Idea Room.. an amazing Valentines Heart Wreath tutorial…LOVE THIS!

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Another customer photo today… big thanks to Sherri M. for letting Diva Entertains be a part of her event!

Valentine’s Day Sweet Party Bites and Treats

You can read our recent Valentine’s Day posts with DIY ideas, HERE and HERE… but today’s post is dedicated to Valentine’s Day Party Bites… aka yummy Valentine’s Day party food!

From Amanda’s Parties To Go… a fabulous Valentine’s Day Sweet Shoppe Party post… lots of GREAT ideas for valentines party food and presentation.  I love the simplicity of taking store-bought items and jazzing them up:

From Bubbly Nature Creations – a Smarties Parfait recipe… such a great idea for Valentine’s Day!  Made of yogurt! Such a healthy Valentines sweet treat recipe!

From She Wears Many Hats, a Valentine’s Day Popcorn recipe and tutorial:  Way easier than you’d ever think!

From Sprinkle Some Sunshine, some adorable sweet heart pops:  If you have (or can find) candy canes these are so simple to make and the wow factor is so great!

And for those that are a bit more ambitious, from Sweet Sugar Belle, some adorable Valentine Owl Cookies… complete with step-by-step instructions for making them!

What sweet treats will YOU be making for Valentine’s Day?  We’d love to hear about them… leave us a comment, or send an email to char@divaentertains.com, and we might feature you in an upcoming post!

Wednesday Whimsy – Halloween edition

Probably because I have small children, I am often attracted to the whimsical in life.  (Maybe it’s because I have very WHIMSICAL small children). (Are all small children whimsical, or just mine?) (I probably should stop writing this post in parentheses).

Where was I?  Oh yes… over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been surfing around Pinterest looking at Halloween costumes, fun Halloween crafts and decorations, Halloween sweet treats and Halloween cookies, Halloween printables… well, all things Halloween.  I found myself pinning the whimsical and sweet, versus the scary and gory. (Again, the small children affect this decision, I’m sure).  I think there is room in a Diva’s life for whimsy, so here are a few fun things I found.

CUTE:

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MORE cute:

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LOVE these: (click HERE for quick tutorial on how to make them)

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I will be making some of these FOR SURE:

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My nine year old was a mummy last year, and plans to be one again this year. I don’t THINK he is too old to appreciate these mummy cupcakes:

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Sugary AND Salty Broomsticks.. not sure about eating them, but I LOVE the look. You can read the tutorial HERE.

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And I couldn’t end a post without SOME form of pumpkins! These aren’t pink, but I think it’s a VERY clever idea… you can click HERE to read the tutorial on making your own photo pumpkins:

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Happy Wednesday, folks!