February 12, 2018


Valentine's Breakfast

Valentine's Breakfast
Cinnamon Roll Hearts 

I'm sure you've seen the cinnamon roll hearts on Pinterest.  While at the grocery store I saw a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls on sale so I decided to give it a try.  

Cinnamon Roll Hearts for Valentine's breakfast

Now I've read that you need to get the flaky cinnamon rolls or the hearts don't turn out as well. The ones I picked up were not the flaky ones but I wanted to give it a try anyway. I mean, at a $1.29 I couldn't not try it.  They would look fun on the Galentine's brunch table. 

I can see why you'd want to pick up the flaky cinnamon rolls.  The regular ones don't roll out like the flaky ones do. As you can see I couldn't get some of them to roll out.  And the ones I did get to roll out I could only sort of make into heart shapes. 

Making cinnamon rolls hearts for Valentine's Day

Cinnamon roll hearts ready for the oven. 

Cinnamon roll hearts ready to bake for Valentine's breakfast

Aaaand, here's the finished cinnamon roll hearts.  Food blogger I am not. No flawless food pic's here.  Just real authentic food pics. The heart's didn't turn out too bad.  You know I had to add Valentine's sprinkles.  The sprinkles make them pretty. 

Cinnamon Roll hearts for Valentine's breakfast with sprinkles

The one in front doesn't quite look like a heart and I bet if I used the flaky kind I could have achieved more of a heart shape. 

Heart shaped cinnamon rolls for Valentine's breakfast

Perfect heart shape? no. But I'm still going to enjoy it for Valentine's breakfast.  I'm guessing your girlfriends would still eat them too if you served them up at your Galentine's party. 

Cinnamon roll heart close up for Valentine's breakfast

Have you tried to make cinnamon roll hearts? 

February 9, 2018


Mardi Gras Round Up

Mardi Gras Round Up 

Mardi Gras is fun to celebrate no matter where you live.   I've never experienced Mardi Gras in New Orleans but it's on the bucket list. 

Let's explore  a variety of ideas to inspire your Mardi Gras party. 

I love a well set table.  Even though I never set our table because we rarely eat at it.  Celebrations at Home definitely knows how to set a beautiful table. I could take some tips from her. Get inspired with table setting ideas and menu.  

Looking for a bright fun Mardi Gras party?  Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams has you covered.  From dinner to dessert and photo booth fun. 

Party Pinching never ceases to amaze me with her creativity when it comes to candy creations.  These cuties and more Mardi Gras treats are waiting for you to discover on her site. 

Is it really a party without cookies? I don't think so.  The Partiologist  shows us an easy fun way to make cookies. These would be a great party favor. 

I had to share one of my Mardi Gras parties with you for inspiration.  This was the first party that I ever got featured in a magazine.  This one appeared in Carousel Magazine and on Kara's Party Ideas.   I love how this party turned out. It's so elegant. 

Did you find some inspiration? Leave a comment and let me know. 

January 31, 2018


Valentine's Round Up

Valentine's Party Round Up 

Valentine's Day is a great time to spend some time with your girlfriends and I'm bringing you a round up of fun ideas to help you treat your friends with a party. 

BellaGrey Designs has some adorable tags perfect to attach to party favors.  Pick up some baby aloe plants and attach the tag "You had me at aloe"  or get creative with the "Lets stick together" tags and attach them to some nail polish and a nail file. 

Valentines Day Cactus themed Valentine's

How stinkin cute would these lady bug marshmallow cookies be on your dessert table or put them in a cute little box and send them home as party favors.  Get the easy tutorial over at Party Pinching

Lady Bug treats for your Valentine's party

I HAD to include these chocolate covered marshmallow caramel hearts from The Partiologist because hello, caramel and marshmallows!  As a guest I wouldn't be able to pass these up. 

I like Joy in the Commonplace easy Valentine's tea idea. This party shows you that a party doesn't have to be stressful for the host. You can make your own cookies, scones or cinnamon rolls or you can pick some up at the local bakery.  Tea and treats is cozy and makes for easy conversation flow. 

Valentine's Day tea party. Tray with tea and breakfast treats .

A crafturnoon with friends is my kind of Valentine's party and   Revel and Glitter  shows us just how much fun it is.  From creating cards to a temporary tattoo station you'll be laughing, having a fun afternoon and making deep connections with your friends. 

Galentine's crafternoon dessert table with succulent backdrop

Show your girlfriends how much they mean to you by throwing them a brunch.  Jordan's Easy Entertaining  threw her friends a beautiful brunch and you can use some of these ideas to throw one of your own.  The story she tells of using her grandma's cake plate really touched me. Oh, and she has free printables for you too ;) 

Galentine's drink station with greenry garland and Love mylar balloon

Oh you know I have some ideas for you too.  A cookie decorating party brings out the creativity in your friends.   Don't forget the bubbles.  My friends had too much fun with them. 

Galentine's cookie decorating party

A Galentine's Day brunch can be a really easy party to throw.  Pick up all the food from the store or have your friends bring some to contribute to the party.  

Galentine's day brunch and dessert table

Will you be throwing a Valentine's party for your friends?