GIVEAWAY NEWS!

 

 

We are very excited to team up with Sandi from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor to offer a great giveaway!

Visit the Oh Baby! …the Blog to enter the giveaway and one luck winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our online shop! Very cool!

 

GOOD LUCK!
The winner will chosen by random.org after Tuesday September 6th at midnight …so hurry up and enter today!

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 


I am very excited to share our blog feature by Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor! 

I worked with Sandi, from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor, to customize edible cookie toppers to match the decor and theme of the upcoming baby shower she hosted for her friend this past weekend.  They did a Japanese cherry blossom theme in pink and grey… and it turned out amazing!  Here are a few photos that were taken at her event!

 

 

It all looks so perfect! …from the cherry blossom invitations to dessert table to the coordinating centerpieces!

 

To view more from Oh Baby!’s Japanese cherry blossom baby shower, click here!

 

Sweet Sponsor: Sweet’n Treats

Sandi was also nice enough to feature Sweet’n Treats as her “Sweet Sponsor”. She demonstrated how to use our edible cookie and cupcake toppers this week! You can see the full post here: http://ohbabyshowerdecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/sweet-sponsor-sweetn-treats.html

Instad of using the edible toppers for cupcakes, Sandi and her friend made sugar cookies and frosted them with buttercream icing to use as shower favors!

 

 

 

 

To view all of Sweet’n Treats edible cake and cupcake toppers, please visit our website!

 

A big thanks to Sandi from Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor! Visit her shop filled with cute custom baby shower decoration kits.

 

 

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 

 


Happy Tuesday!  We are finally having a beautiful summer day today with no humidity.  All of the windows are open and excited to take my daughter to the park this afternoon.

 

My inspiration for today’s blog is jungle safari. I finished up a baby jungle safari cupcake topper order this morning and wanted to find cute ideas to go with this theme.

 

 

 

Monkey Cupcakes

Love the monkey cupcakes and they look so easy to make!  Start with your traditional cupcake, frost with chocolate icing and then add vanilla cookies to make the mouth area Split the mini nutter butter cookies in half for the ears.  Use black decorating gel to add the nose and eyes. Finally, use red decorating gel to create a smile!  The kids are going to love these!

 

Safari Themed Cupcake Toppers

Don’t have time to make these decorated cupcakes? Then try Sweet’n Treats Edible Cookie & Cupcake Toppers. We have a few different pre-design collections for jungle and safari themed birthday parties and baby showers!  Very easy to use and sold by the dozen.  Order 2 dozen and it is the perfect amount to apply to any frosted home-made or store bought cupcakes.

 

Baby Safari Topper Collection

 

Classic Jungle Topper Collection

 

Tatoos for Tots

I found this great site, TatoosForTots.com, with a fun collection of temporary tattoos perfect for favor bag treats for all ages.  These tattoos use colorful designs combined with printed words.  There so many different tattoos to choose from and the best part is the tattoos engages children to make connections between letters and sounds.


Each collection contains 2 sheets of temporary tattoos for $3.99 and they even have one for the jungle safari theme!

 

 

Jungle Pals Balloons

A party is only complete if you have balloons and lots of them.  How about these mylar gallons from BalloonPlanet.com. There are 4 gallons in this balloon bouquet and features an elephant, monkey (my favorite), lion, and jungle birthday balloons. Also included is a balloon anchor weight.  Combine these with some animal print (leopard or zebra) balloons from your local party store and your party will come together very quickly!

 

 

I love finding different party themes and ideas through out the week and wish I had more parties to throw to use all of these great ideas!

Have you thrown a jungle safari party? I would love to see photos from your special day! Send photos with details about your party to sales@sweetntreats.com and I may feature them on one of my next blog posts!

 

Until tomorrow, have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ahoy there! Let’s have a pirates party!

 

There are so many creative and fun decorations and activities to make for a pirates themed party.  All coordinating balloons, plates, napkins, cups and utensils can be found at www.birthdayexpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

To get the pirate theme started, find some great clipart graphics to make your own invitations to send to your child’s special guests.

 

 

Treasure Maps & Treasure Chest Favors

Instead of using favor bags for the kids, use treasure chest filled with candy, gold coins and even add an eye patch.  But the best part is to create treasure maps for the kids (and adults) to find the treats!  You can create your own map on construction paper.  Draw the layout of the party with markers and make a few different “X” marks the spot areas so everyone can find their own treasure chest. Give each party guest a map and let them find the treats! I’ve done this so many times for friends and family to find their birthday presents.

 

Party Snacks

In the photo collage above, a great party food are the “eye ball” deviled eggs! Prepare your deviled eggs as usual. The trick to make these look like eye balls is adding a sliced olive to make the eye and also roasted red pepper to make the eye look bloodshot. Display on a platter on top of some black beans!

 

Desserts: Pirate Cupcakes

 

How cute are these cupcakes! A nice way to incorporate the pirates theme with dessert.

 

Pirates Edible Cookie & Cupcake Toppers

Don’t have time to make these very decorative cupcakes? Try Sweet’n Treats edible cupcake toppers! We have a matching pirates theme that are very easy to use. Just remove the protective backing and apply the edible topper to the top of any frosted cupcake or cookie. It’s that easy!

The edible toppers are available at: http://www.sweetntreats.com/products/cctoppers/kids.html. You can purchase them for $9/dozen.

Printable Pirates Cupcake Toppers

Or maybe you’re crafty and want to make cupcake toppers!

Try Sweet’n Treats Printables! The same matching pirates theme for DIY cupcake toppers.  You’ll receive a template with 12 2-inch graphics ready to be used for so many party projects.  They are great not just for cupcake toppers but invitations, stickers, favor labels, banners, napkin rings, and even scrapbooking!

Not sure what supplies you might need or even how to make the cupcake toppers? Don’t worry, here’s some instructions: http://www.sweetntreats.com/products/freebies/index.html

DIY Pirates Eye Patch

Follow these easy instructions from ChicaandJo.com to make pirate eye patches for all of the party guests!

They also have instructions and templates to make flags, goody bags and more!

Until tomorrow, have a sweet day!

 

 


 

What a weekend! We celebrated our daughter’s first birthday on Sunday and I have finally had the chance to upload some of the photos from her special day!

 

The party theme and decor colors were pink and lime green polka dots with a mod monkey design. Everything came together just as I imagined 😉

 

Welcome Signs

My biggest worry for the day was the chance of rain since we were planning on having it outside. Luckily, it didn’t rain but we ended up with a hot and humid afternoon.

Table Centerpieces

Outside Table Centerpieces

Box of Ribbons Centerpiece

Dessert Table Decorations

Pom Pom Flowers Centerpiece

Pom Pom Flowers Centerpiece

Happy Birthday Pennant

A Happy Birthday pennant in matching decor colors hung in the dining room with all of the food and desserts.

First Year Photo Banner

Each month with a baby picture

I wanted to display Grace each month and see how she has changed over one year. I first thought about putting her monthly photo in small frames and putting them on a side table but came up with this idea that saved a lot of space.  Each photo was cut into a circle and the month numbers used the same design from the welcome sign. I connected each one with matching brown ribbon and hung it from one of our mantle shelves in the living room. I received so many compliments on it that day!

The Mod Monkey Edible Cupcake Toppers are NOW available on our website to purchase!  Choose from PINK, GREEN or BLUE.  The edible toppers are sold by the dozen and are $9/dozen.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR EDIBLE TOPPERS

Cupcakes on Stand with Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

Giant Cupcake on the Cupcake Stand

For the main centerpiece on the table I made a 3 tier cupcake stand with Grace’s giant cupcake smash cake on top and standard cupcakes for the guests on the lower tiers. This cupcake stand was created with soup cans, cake rounds, wrapping paper, and ribbon! Saved a lot of money and barely took anytime to put together. I can use the stand again or I can change the color of the each tier by wrapping it in different paper! The cupcakes featured an array of toppers: edible cupcake toppers, printables and fondant decorations.

Edible Cupcake Toppers

3 Tier Cupcake Stand

Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

As for the giant cupcake smash cake, Grace LOVED it! I used the giant cupcake pan that bakes the cake in 2 separate pieces and then you put them together with frosting. I originally was going to cover the bottom with fondant but to be honest…ran out of time so I had to think of something quick and easier to make the base of the cupcake look clean. So I took some white chocolate chips, melted them in the microwave and added green candy dye. I took the cake pan to use as a mold and coated the cupcake bottom section with 2 layers of chocolate …let it harden in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and popped it out. I had to shave down the actual cake bottom to fit into the chocolate mold. Then I added the pink frosting with some chocolate sprinkles!

…and the finished giant cupcake smash cake!

Birthday Girl with Her Cake!

Grace was not shy at all to dig into her cake 😉

Favorite Photo!

High Chair Decorations!

What a great weekend! A lot of work but definitely worth it.

Until tomorrow, have a sweet night!