Showing posts with label From Playdates to Parties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label From Playdates to Parties. Show all posts

Thursday, December 28, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party : Farewell 2017


Hard to believe that we are at the end of 2017, but here we are. Thank you all, old friends and new, who have made coming to my little party a part of your weekly activities. I truly enjoy seeing all of your inspiration and creativity and appreciate you taking the time to share it here. 

Wishing all of you, my wonderful "Chocaholic" followers, health, happiness, and continued creativity in 2018! 

Whether you're going out or staying in, here are some ideas from last week's party that are perfect for New Year's Eve! 


Let's start with this festive Creamy Apply Mocktail (non-alcoholic) from Play Dates and Parties! Whether the adults don't drink or you want something kid-friendly, it's perfect. 


If you are looking for an adult beverage , Leslie's also got you covered with this Peppermint Mochatini cocktail and this


that Craft Beering shared on Leslie's blog. 


Of course you can't have cocktails ( or mocktails) without appetizers. These oney Sriracha Kabobs from Looney For Food look delicious. 


Ask Dr. Ho shared a recipe for a tasty Mushroom Herbed Cheese Bruschetta

And Baked Brie is always a great appetizer. This one from All That's Jas topped with nuts and cranberries looks spectacular.  

Whatever you're doing this NYE, stay safe and have fun! Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week. 


   
   


Thursday, October 26, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Not going to lie. Will be glad to say goodbye to October. Between being sick, having to start physical therapy and my mom having taken a fall, October can be gone! But on the upside,October has been filled with great Halloweeen and Fall projects shared by the awesome attendees who come to my little party and this has been THE bright spot in an otherwise icky month! 

Let's see some great ideas from last week! 


Pumpkins in decor carry us through November. I adore these Glitter Glass pumpkins shared by Mary Jo from  Masterpieces of My Life. She got a PB look w/ out a PB price! 


Another fun and inexpensive pumpkin idea is from Chas's Crazy Creations . She used a Dollar Tree pumpkin and lights and I can see all kinds of possibilities that would be perfect for November projects! 


I have a love-hate relationship with pies. I love making them. I hate cutting them. I can rarely get a piece of pie out of the dish without destroying it. So these Mini Pumpkin Pies from From Play Dates to Parties are a perfect solution. Plus they make for easy transportation of leftovers!

Before we leave Halloween though, here are a couple of  chocolatey treats you still have time to make!


Love these adorable Witches Brew Bites from Manic Mama of 3

And if you're the kind of person who manages to have leftover Halloween candy ( much respect!) or you pick up a few bags on sale after Halloween, Pin these :


from Sugar Spice and Family Life. I'm always looking for ways to bring chocolate to Thanksgiving. The colors of these are perfect! 

Now, let's see what you've been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve once again. Sadly once again it's a week where we're watching awful devastation from nature. To those in the path of Irma, Jose, still recovering from Harvey, dealing with fires in the West, be safe and smart! No material things ( not even craft supplies) are worth it! 

Let's take a break and see what everyone's been up to as we gear up for Fall. 



What better way to prepare for Fall than with a new wreath? Leslie from Playdates to Parties has got you covered with a roundup of ideas. 


If you're still enjoying some outdoor weather but transitioning to Fall, check out this idea from My Thrift Store Addiction. Coffee and cupcakes? Yes please! 


Fall is the start of candle season to me. Sure they are year round but those cooler and darker earlier months are perfect for a cozy glow from candlelight. Chas' Crazy Creations has a wonderful way to display a Fall Candle. The secret's in the corn! 


And for this week's chocolate feature, what's better than a frosted chocolate cupcake? A frosted chocolate cupcake with a BROWNIE inside! From Sugar, Spice, and Family Life

Now on to this week's party! Thanks for being here. 

   
   

Thursday, June 29, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


"Fri-nally" is my newest favorite word. Or almost "Fri-nally" since it's Friday Eve. Who's looking forward to a long weekend since I'm guessing many of us are calling Monday a holiday in addition to Tuesday? 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday? 


This is just one idea included in a roundup of 4th ideas that was shared by Jenny Louise Marie. You really want to check out the others! 



From Playdates to Parties also shared a great roundup of ideas!


When I first saw these fab earrings from Mich in LA I thought they were red white and blue but they would still be lots of fun to wear to a 4th of July BBQ yes? 


How's this for a festive desssert? A Patriotic Brownie With a Pretzel Crust from Marilyn's Treats. YUM! 

Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th. Now on to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, June 8, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a great first week of June. I'm sure the past and next couple of weeks are big "last day of school" weeks for everyone, even for us grad school parents. 

Here are some great ideas from last week's party. 

Stephanie from Somewhat Simple has a great roundup of Father's Day gifts. If you can't find an idea there, I'm not sure it exists!


Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle has a wonderful image transfer tutorial for a custom ordered Farmhouse Sign. Farmhouse decor is so popular right now and being able to customize what you want in your sign is perfect. 


Tassels are another thing I'm seeing everywhere. Decor, jewelry, clothes. Leslie from From Playdates to Parties has an easy tutorial to make your own for far less than you'd spend at the store. 



Finally, one of my never ending bucket list of things to master is to make pretty cakes like this awesome Unicorn Cake from Bird's Party


Now, on to this week's party! Thanks for coming :)