Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This was my favor. I made chocolate sea shells and put them in brown sugar/granulated sugar sand. I made a tag that was my wish list for Isle Esme; 1-Edward Cullen 2-Isle Esme and 3-unlimited pillows and headboards. GREETINGS FROM ISLE ESME!
Marivel brought these cool pens. She had decorated a cup and had them all in the cup and then had curly ribbon around each pen in "Eclipse" colors. They were all Edward pens! THE BEST!
Taryn brought these Sweethearts. They were Jacob and Edward and the cool thing is, they are "fire" and "ice!"
Emily brought Eclipse buttons and we each got to pick one. This one is mine..."will you marry me?"
Lacey got these exclusive Twilight lanyards from her sister in Vegas. They were supposed to have a release party for the latest book and never did so Lacey struck gold with these!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
These signs cost me all of .46 cents each to make. I got the "signs" themselves HERE and then bought the stakes at Home Depot. I printed them out on regular 8 1/2x11 paper then glued it to card stock then cut them out, nailed them to the stakes and then hubby pounded them into the ground this morning.
Edward greeting my guests at the door. I found this poster at Blockbuster Video. It is reversible, has Edward on one side, Jacob on the other....!
Here is a picture of the "Wolf Pack Snacks" (Cocoa Puffs) and the Vampire blood type treats (Boston baked beans) These were so easy and inexpensive to make. I found a three pound bag of Boston baked beans at Sam's Club for $3.99. I found the image online for the vampire treats (when I remember where I will post a link) and then I just purchased the papers and cellophane bags at my local scrapbook store and cake/candy supply store.
"Fork'd" brownie balls! I literally decided to do these at the very last minute. I purchased a .99 cent box of brownie mix and paid $2.99 for the chocolate at Michael's Crafts. I baked the brownies per the directions on the box then when they were cool enough to handle, I cut them into equal sized squares then rolled them into balls by hand. I put the forks in then put them in the freezer. Once they were hard enough (to not fall off the forks) I dipped them in the chocolate and allowed them to "set" on wax paper on the counter. I then drizzled them with milk chocolate. (These were a big hit!)
I printed out these quotes from THIS SITE and then used frames I already had and purchased the few 5x7 ones that I needed. (I also go the labels for the drinks at the same site)
This is a combination of two ideas. Vanessa posted the idea of the transparency on her blog HERE and I saw another idea HERE and decided I would combined the two and make it my own.
Here are my vampire bitten cupcakes. I saw several versions online and decided I really liked them so I figured I would try. I made red velvet cupcakes and then found a cream cheese frosting recipe online that is AWESOME! HERE is the recipe. This frosting is the creamiest, smoothest frosting ever!
I purchased the dog dishes at Target and filled them with Chex Mix after writing a few "wolf" names on them...
Hubby drilled the holes in these apples and I put them on the candle holders. I had extra quotes so I taped them to the under part of the table.
I placed my books (in order) by the fireplace and my countdown blocks are ON the fireplace. Simple and to the point...
Printed the labels from the above mentioned site and just glued them to the bottles. I found black cherry soda at Albertson's.
Strawberry lemonade. I cut up a few lemons for color.
Another "quote" and the water bottles I printed labels for.
Here is a picture of the girls enjoying the yummy food and Twilight! Edward must be on the screen!!!
Friday, June 25, 2010
I baked red velvet cupcakes and made my own cream cheese frosting. This frosting is sooo yum! It is very simple too. 2-8oz boxes of cream cheese 1/2 C of butter, 1 tsp of vanilla and 2 C sifted powdered sugar. You cream the butter and cream cheese together then add the vanilla then gradually add the powdered sugar! Its so smooth and creamy!!!
I dusted the cupcakes with "disco dust" that I found at my local cake/candy supply store. My cupcakes sparkle just like Edward!
**this is NOT how they will be presented at my party
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
These were for Hayden's first birthday...
These were for my Niece's first birthday...
These were for the Iavarone's wedding reception...
Saturday, June 19, 2010
When a "theme" was being discussed, I threw out the idea of family photos on the tables. This is what my Sister In Law came up with and my Step Daughter did the money tree. They both did a great job in making the idea much better then I could or would have done. Thanks Amber and Jackie!!!
Here are the invitations I made: