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Ultimate Nachos

November 20th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • Tortilla chips • 1 avocado, diced • 1 green onion, diced • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded • 1 (15 oz) can of chili • 1/2 cup sliced black olives • 1/2 cup sliced, pickled jalapeños • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes • 3/4 cup sour cream • Salsa • Baking dish […]


DIY Glitter Champagne Bottle & Straw Tags

November 20th, 2014

Supplies Needed: •  Champagne bottle of your choice • Spray glue • Gloss finishing spray • Glitter • Straws • Glitter cardstock • Scissors • Champagne glasses Champagne Bottle: Spray the bottle with glue and let it sit for five minutes. Sprinkle or roll bottle in the glitter until you have covered the desired area. […]


DIY Wine & Cheese/Dessert Pairing

November 20th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • 3+ bottles of different wine (red, white, blush) • 3+ types of cheese or dessert • Place cards • Chocolate syrup (optional) • Wine glasses •  Serving dish(es) Choose three or more of your favorite wines and research the best pairing cheese or dessert for each. Here is a great resource: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/tip/pairing-wine-with-cheese-and-desserts.html. Plate your desserts on their […]


Gingerbread Cookies

November 19th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup shortening • 1 1/2 cups sugar • 1 egg • 1 tablespoon vanilla • 3 tablespoons molasses • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves • 1/2 teaspoon […]


Martha Stewart’s Lemonade

November 19th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • 1 cup granulated sugar • 2 ½ cups fresh lemon juice • 1 ½ cups superfine sugar • 2 cups cranberry juice • Serving glasses • Gartner cheers flag straws 1. Bring granulated sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium pan over high heat.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Refrigerate until chilled, about […]


Cake Pops

November 19th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • Cake mix of your choice • Frosting of your choice • Chocolate for melting • Food coloring (optional for chocolate) • Lollipop sticks • Sprinkles (optional) • Serving dish 1. Bake your cake according to package directions.  Allow the cake to cool completely. 2. Place the cooled cake into a large bowl and break apart with hands or mixer.  […]


Duff Goldman’s Tie-Dye Cake

November 19th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • Duff tie-dye cake mix • Duff chocolate frosting or chocolate icing pouch • Duff primary color sprinkles • Serving dish After the cake has cooled, add frosting and sprinkles. WATCH STEP BY STEP HOW-TO VIDEO HERE>


Flamingo Handprint Craft

November 19th, 2014

Supplies Needed: • Sheet of white paper • Pink washable paint • Goggly eye • Glue • Black & orange marker • Paintbrush Use the paintbrush to paint your child’s hand with pink paint and place it on the sheet of white paper. Use a paintbrush to paint the flamingo’s head. After the paint has […]


SHOP THE LOOK Black & White

August 28th, 2014

Black-and-white complements any color scheme, and these products work equally well for an evening affair or a stylish luncheon. 1. WHITE MINI LANTERN click here -  This pretty white lantern-style votive holder makes an excellent table favor, both indoors and out. Features glass panels, carrying handle, and sliding lid. Insert battery powered votive and decorate your reception […]


Fabric Covered Favor Jars

January 30th, 2013

Personalize your candy buffet or tabletop with our adorable favor jars filled with colorful sweets. These just-right sized jars feature a neutral fabric cover, tied with bakers twine. Personalize it with a printable label or tag to thank guests for sharing in your special day. Colorful candy inside adds a sweet pop of color to […]


Bird Nest Chocolate Cake

January 27th, 2012

Looking for a great cake options for a spring party or for a wedding or baby shower? Try baking this adorable bird’s nest chocolate cake. Instructions: Bake two or three layers of your favorite cake according to package directions (chocolate cake from Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios is recommended, of course). Cool layers after baking. […]


Paper Fortune Cookies

January 27th, 2012

Delight your guests with unique paper fortune cookie favors from Gartner Studios. So how can you make these yourself? It’s easy with Gartner Studios Personalized Chinese Fortunes.

Escort Card Tree

Escort Card Tree

January 9th, 2012

Showing guests to their table has become a really fun way to set the tone for your reception. One idea is to create an Escort Card Tree. Fill a large vase with flowers and some tree branches you’ve gathered poking out the top of the arrangement. Hanging from the tree are your escort cards that you’ve printed at home.