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Friday, August 31, 2012

Lady Bug Printable Invitation "Little Lady"

Invite all your "Little Lady's" to a little lady birthday party.  This theme is dedicated to my grand daughter.  You can print off the whole packet, just click on the link below.    
Download, print and party!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lady Bug Bottle Labels "Little Lady"

This "Little Lady" party theme is dedicated to my precious grand daughter who turned two.  
The downloadable packet includes instructions, pictures and bottle labels.  
Download, print and party! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lady Bug Party Favor "Little Lady" Goodie Bag


It's not a party if you don't have goodie bags filled with treats.  Send them home with the guests or let the guests have fun exploring what is inside the bags during the party. You can download the whole packet by clinking on the clink below.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Printable Lady Bug Cupcake Liners "Little Lady"

We celebrated my little two year old grand daughters birthday with these "Little Ladies".
 You can download this printable cupcake liner  packet by clinking on the link below. The packet includes instructions and printable "Little Lady" cupcake liners and picks.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lady Bug Party Favors "Little Lady" Cookie Pockets

I wanted to put a twist on cookie hand-outs and came up with this cookie pocket. You can download this printable cupcake liner packet by clicking on the link below.This downloadable packet includes instructions, pictures, cookie pockets and cookie recipe and is 
dedicated to my sweet little grand daughter.
Download, print and party! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Printable Napkin Rings "Here Comes The Bride"

Add a little pizzazz to your utensils with a printable napkin ring.  This packet includes printable "Here Comes The Bride" napkin rings, instructions and pictures.  Download, print and party.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Printable Napkin Pockets "Utensils

A unique pocket to hold utensils and 
napkins at your party.  
Keeps everything nice and neat and 
together.  This downloadable packet includes instructions, pictures and 
10 different printable pocket papers.  
Download, print and party!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Homemade Party Favor "Bridal Shower Flower bouquet"

These flower brownie pops are almost too cute to eat.  If your guests do bite into one they are in for a treat.  
My family loves these brownie pops. 
They are a fun addition to your bridal shower refreshment table.  
This downloadable packet includes printable flower, instructions and pictures.  
Download, print and party.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Homemade Party Favor "Here Comes The Bride" Candy Tubes

"Here Comes The Bride" Candy Tubes are a great party favor for your next bridal shower.  
The packet includes printable candy tubes, instructions and pictures.  
Download, print and party.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

2 cups flour
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups sugar
4 tsp. grated lemon peel (optional)
4 tbsps. lemon juice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Thoroughly mix flour, butter and powdered sugar.  Press with hands in bottom of an ungreased 13" x 9" cake pan.  (If dough is sticky, flour fingers.)  Bake for 20 minutes.

Beat remaining ingredients until light and fluffy.  Pour over hot crust.

Bake for 25 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center.  Lightly sprinkle powdered sugar over the top.  Let stand until cool.  Cut into squares.

This recipe is a family favorite!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Game Idea "Bridal Shower Questionnaire"

Get ready to be entertained.  This is a fun activity that we recently did at a bridal shower.  The groom is videotaped and asked questions.  The bride must match his answers.  You can be as creative as you want with these questions.  This packet includes questions to ask the groom-to-be, and instructions on how the activity works..  Download, print and laugh!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bridal Shower Sugar Cookies

We made these sugar cookies at our bridal shower.  They were a fun addition to our food table.  

Sugar Cookies:

3 1/2 - 4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

In a small bowl, whisk together: flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add it a little at a time and don't let the dough get too dry and stiff. The dough will be soft.  If the dough is too soft place in refrigerator for a couple of hours before rolling out.  Very gently roll your dough out to 1/2" thickness and cut into heart shapes.  I like to use a pastry cloth when rolling out my dough.   Place cut-out cookies  on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake. (I always prefer to under bake my cookies and then let them makes them so soft and yummy.  Immediately when the cookies come out of the oven stick a skewer stick up though the center of the cookie up to the top of the cookie.  Let the cookies completely cool.  Frost and decorate.

Butter Cream Frosting:

3 sticks of butter softened
2/3 cup shortening
5-7 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar
1-3 tbs corn syrup

Mix shortening and butter together on medium until smooth.  Scrape down sides.  Turn mixer to low and add cream and vanilla.  Scrape down sides.  With mixer on low, slowly pour sugar into the mixture (you might need to increase the speed as you go.)  Once the sugar is mixed, scrape again and mix in corn syrup.

You may need more or less cream.  The corn syrup adds elasticity and shine to the frosting and is optional.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Creamy Asparagus Pasta Salad


You can do the three steps below the day before you serve the salad.

Cook 1lb Farfalle noodles ten minutes. Drain.

Heat for a few minutes:

1/3 C. Olive oil, with
6 sliced green onions (whites and stems) (or 1/2 bunch or 2.5 oz)
4 TBSP Minced Garlic (from a jar)
Mix with noodles. Store in Ziplock Bag in fridge.

Blanch 1 bunch thin Asparagus (cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces) 3 min (or till just tender...don't overcook). Rinse in cold water. Store in Bag in fridge.

Day of prep:

1 pint cream, with
2 tsp. salt
1/4- 1/2 tsp. pepper

Place noodles in a bowl. Add Asparagus, plus

1/4 C. finely chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
2 (ish) C. chopped rotisserie chicken (more or less is fine)

Pour warm cream mixture over noodles.

Add 2 TBSP Lemon Juice mix gently

Serve topped with:

Toasted Pine Nuts and
Parmesan Cheese shavings

Makes 11-12 Cups (1 C is a good serving)

A friend gave me this delicious pasta recipe.  My daughter made it for a bridal shower and it got rave reviews.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Printable Banner "Wiggin' Out"

Someone's having a birthday and they are "Wiggin' Out".  
Grab your wigs and come to the party.  
This printable party banner is a perfect way to display pictures of the "Wiggin' Out" guest.  
This downloadable packet includes printable banner, banner images, 
instructions and pictures. 
 Of course you will have to provide your own fun guest pictures.  
Download, print and Wig Out!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Printable Cupcake Liners "Wiggin' Out"

Festive  "Wiggin' Out" cupcake liners to add a little sparkle to  your party. This downloadable packet includes printable cupcake liners, cupcake picks, instructions and pictures.  
Download, print and party all night!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Printable Invitation "Wiggin' Out"


A Wiggin' Out Party is where someone is having a birthday and they are "Wiggin' Out"!.  Invite all the girl friends, have them bring a wig and party all night!  This downloadable packet includes printable invitation and envelope, instructions and pictures.  
Download, print and get this party started.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Homemade Party Favor "Wiggin' Out" Gift Box

Until recently I had not heard of a "Wiggin' Out" party.  A friend shared this fabulous party idea with me and so I came up with a few ideas to help get your Wiggin' Out party started.  First of all you need to have someone that is "Wiggin' Out" about something.  It's usually a birthday, but this is a great bachlorette party too.  Get the girls together, of course wigs are a must and Party!  I created this party favor gift box that can be filled with anything from accessories to sweets or any kind of item that fits your "Wiggin' Out party theme.  You can download this party favor idea HERE.
 Download, print and "Wig Out".

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Printable Gift Tags And Labels "Princess"

This party is dedicated to my sweet, sweet "Princess" Aubrey.  
Downloadable "Princess" 
gift tags and labels 
to complete your "Princess" themed party. 
 Princess gift tags are great for your little charming's presents and the labels can
 be used for the sweet treats.  Download, print and party!