February 8, 2016

Gourmet Chocolate

Valentine's Day is coming and chocolates are high on the list for gifts. Do you splurge and buy gourmet chocolates? Are they worth it?

If they're Maggie Louise Confections they are. I had seen these chocolates in magazines and on her Instagram . Her chocolates are beautiful.  Now I'm a sugar girl myself. Not really into chocolate. But these chocolates are so pretty.  So when she had a sale I jumped on it. 

Gourmet chocolates deserve great packaging and these did not disappoint. The box was nestled and insulated inside the shipping box and wrapped in cheetah print tissue.  I love the cheetah print tissue paper but I use bright pink to match my logo. 
Maggies Confections packaging

The chocolate box is tied with a bow and includes the story of Maggie Louise Chocolates on one side
Maggies Confections chocolates

And a great saying with pictures of the pretty chocolates on the other side.  I loved the insert so much I'm going to have Small Moments create something for me to include with my products.  Great packaging makes people happy. 
Gourmet Maggies Confections chocolates

How beautiful are these chocolates. Dark chocolate jewels with vanilla bean ganache, white chocolate letter tiles and white chocolate hearts with malted milk ganache. 
Maggies Confections box of Love chocolates

I'm not a dark chocolate fan. I know it's good for you but I just don't like the taste. My friends however do like dark chocolate so I served them at my Galentine's Brunch. There was not a piece of jeweled dark chocolate left. 
Maggies Confections Love chocolates

Maggies Confections gourmet love chocolates
This post was in no way sponsored by Maggie Louise Confections.   I just always wanted to try these chocolates so I finally bought some.

Would you or have you splurged on Maggie Louise Confections?
Tell me about it. I loved to hear your thoughts. 

February 6, 2016

Galentine's Day Photo Op Fun

I'm shaking my parties up this year. Adding some backdrops for photo ops, food carts, lessons and some entertainment planned for up coming parties. You're so going to want to be checking in to snag yourself some inspiration and see all the fun. 

For the Galentine's brunch  I got gold foil balloons  (loving them!) from Celebration Lane  and spelled out No Boys Allowed. This was a Galentine's party after all. I'm seriously loving these gold lettered foil balloons. Why didn't I start using them sooner? Good question. 

Don't my friends do the emoji face sooo well. I know right. They've nailed it.  Actually, I didn't think they'd want to be seen all over the net but I really wanted to share the fun we had with you all. And to get you wanting to create backdrops for your parties. I know, I'm so pushy right. Always wanting to inspire you to throw a party. 

As you can see, I haven't nailed the emoji face. That, and you've already seen me. I'm only all over my About page. Which if you haven't been to it you seriously should.

My friend took these pics with her cell and sent them to me so they're not super crisp but who cares. You can still see how much fun we had and how you seriously need a backdrop at your parties this year. 

Think you don't have space for a backdrop. Think again. My house is not large, I don't have a second living room, dining room or family room.  I set up the backdrop behind the couch and when we were all done eating I moved the couch out of the way for some picture fun. 

Add some props like tissue poms, glasses, disco balls, anything that matches your theme. 

Thanks for hanging out and having fun with us! 

Galentine's Day Brunch Desserts

Welcome back. Ready for dessert? 
Be sure to go back and see the entrance and brunch

Creating Awesomenessity created these great cookies for the Galentine's brunch desserts. The wood grain effect looks so real you almost think they're not cookies. 
Galentine's Day brunch cookies

Galentine's Day brunch cookies by Creating Awesomenessity

I had plans to make my own doughnuts but I had made a quiche and strawberry scones so I zipped down to Kripsy Kreme and bought these fun doughnuts. No reason to stress yourself out or stay up late making something for your party. Parties are suppose to be fun for those attending and for those hosting.  Not stressful. 
Galentine's Day brunch doughnuts

I am not a fan of chocolate but Lindt truffles are so good that my taste buds make an exception. These white chocolate strawberry  cream filled ones were perfect for the party. 
Galentine's Day brunch chocolates

I treated my friends to Maggie Louise Confections dark chocolates filled with vanilla bean ganache. There was not a piece left. 
Galentine's Day brunch chocolates by Maggie Confections

My guests don't leave my parties without a favor and this Galentine's party was no exception. 
Galentine's Day brunch party favors

Galentine's Day sugar scrub party favors

Olive oil, brown sugar sugar scrub scented with tangerine essential oil went home with each guest. I love homemade sugar scrubs because they smell good and make your skin so soft. 
Galentine's Day sugar scrub party favor close up

After brunch and dessert my guests and I had a fun time taking pics against the balloon photo backdrop I created.  Bonus post on Saturday with more fun pics of my guests and I having fun, fun FUN! 
Galentine's Brunch fun photo ops
Don't my friends look happy! 
Now go out and throw your own Galentine's party and be sure to send me a pic or tag me on Instagram so I can see it. 

Cookies: Contact Creating Awesomenessity for cookies created to match your party theme.
Party Picks: Fancy and Fold can create any party pick to match your party theme.
Paper hearts on party favor jars: Painting Paris Pink 

If Krisy Kreme, Lindt Truffles or Maggie Loiuse Confections happens to see this post, I'm available to create a party styled around your products.