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Ultimate Nachos

11/20/2014 | Party Ideas |

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

11/20/2014 | Party Ideas |

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

11/20/2014 | Party Ideas |

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

11/19/2014 | Party Ideas |

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 […]


Peppermint Bark

11/19/2014 | Uncategorized Ideas |

Supplies Needed: • 1 cup of candy cane pieces or peppermint candies • 2 pounds white chocolate • Serving tray 1.Break your chocolate into small pieces and place in the top pan of a double boiler over hot, not boiling water. You may also use a glass or metal mixing bowl on top of a […]


Hanging Mason Jar Decor

11/19/2014 | Wedding Ideas |

Supplies Needed: • Mason jar • Flowers of your choice • Twine/Ribbon • Paint/paintbrush (optional) • Chalkboard cake picks/chalk (optional) Start by cleaning the Mason jar.  If desired, paint the entire jar or a design that matches your project or event.  Once dry, start wrapping the twine or ribbon around the rim of the jar multiple times, tying in a […]


Martha Stewart’s Lemonade

11/19/2014 | Party Ideas |

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

11/19/2014 | Baby Ideas |

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

11/19/2014 | Baby Ideas |

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

11/19/2014 | Party Ideas |

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

08/28/2014 | Black and White Ideas |

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

01/30/2013 | Party Ideas |

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 […]

Winter Cupcake Trees

Winter Cupcake Trees

11/01/2012 | Cake Decorating Ideas | Duff Baking

These wintry cupcake trees are a fun project for the whole family to make together with Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios baking and decorating products.