{Sweet Inspiration} Fun, Fresh Easter Ideas

Decorating eggs has always been one of the highlights for families to do together at Easter time. I thought this was a fun option to the traditional dye coloring.

These polka dot glitter eggs are so much fun and, pretty easy to achieve the look.

Strategically placed glue dots and a little glitter will do the trick. Yep,  it’s just that easy!

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Of course, candy is always on the agenda so I thought these confetti sprinkled marshmallows would be perfect.

Everything always looks better with confetti I think, don’t you?

These would be great to wrap up and give as gifts too! Who wouldn’t want to receive these?

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Why not forgo the traditional Easter basket for a fresh new option.

Our beautiful berry baskets are such a fun alternative.

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 Just fill with a little grass or shredded colored paper and add candy eggs and maybe an Easter bunny.

Looking for a fun new way to dress up the mantel or staricase?

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Blow-out your colored eggs and string.  So pretty and fresh!

 

To brighten up your table these cute little napkins will do the trick.

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Love the tails!

I hope these fun ideas have inspired you!

  Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!!!

xoxo Debbie

{Sweet Treat Tuesday} Chocolate Peanut Candy

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s Sweet Treat Tuesday and I thought I’d show you what I made over the weekend for my mother-in-law’s birthday party.

She’s not a big fan of chocolate (yeah, do you believe it), so I made her a wonderful french vanilla cake with vanilla buttercreme frosting which see loves.   I just knew the rest of the family would be looking for something chocolate so I made this delicious chocolate peanut candy for them. It was actually a very nice compliment to the vanilla cake.

You’ll love it because it goes together pretty quickly and only calls for 4 ingredients: Roasted Salted Peanuts; Chocolate Chips; Baker’s Chocolate and Vanilla Almond Bark.

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To begin, empty a 16 oz. jar of Dry Roasted Peanuts in a large bowl.

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You’ll need a double-boiler to melt the chocolate so it doesn’t burn. The chocolate melts pretty quickly.

(I use 2 pans. I fill the bottom one with water deep enough so that the top pan just sits on it.)

I begin by melting the almond bark.

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Next add the chocolates and stir constantly until all mixed together.

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Pour melted chocolate over peanuts.

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Mix chocolate and peanuts together quickly.

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I used cupcake liners to put the chocolate in.

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Depending on how large you want your pieces to be, you can use either the regular cupcake liners or the small candy ones.  I had the regular ones on hand and I like the colors too.

A small ice cream scoop makes the perfect portion.

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Look yummy!

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Makes a nice Easter treat too. Enjoy!

Vera Bradley Baby Launch

Today’s post is for all our little party people,  babies that is!  I was so excited to be invited by Kim from The TomKat Studio and Kelly from The Party Dress to the launch party of  the Vera Bradley Baby line.

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Kim partnered with Vera Bradley to promote Vera Bradley Baby’s new line and asked a few party people to host events simultaneously with the New York store on Thursday evening.

This event was at the Deer Park, Illinois store and the hostess for the evening was Kelly Lyden, (on the left). Kelly styles amazing parties and  was so gracious to invite me, (on right),  to join in the fun.  Kelly is just adorable and it was so nice to meet her in person

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After being greeted by Kelly when we arrived  we received a sweet little gift bag from Vera Bradley with the cutest little stockings from the line. What a way to begin the evening!

  There was a lot of excitement in the store as everyone browsed.

Want to take a look-sie at the beautiful displays that were set- up through out the store?

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These soft little bunnies were sweet in the darling Daisy Tote.  Love the size and the beautiful colors, don’t you?

Not sure what I like better, the bunnies or the tote.  Decisions, decisions!

I’m thinking great Easter basket alternative:)

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 The onesies were just too sweet!  You can’t see it here, but the backside, to put it politely, is all ruffles. Yes, we love the ruffles!

And the little shoes ,with the tiny white bows, are probably one of my favorite items! (sitting on the pink box)

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The teddy bears were just as cuddly as the bunnies.  Oh no, which to choose!

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Bunnies, bunnies everywhere!

I  immediately fell in love with these sweet bath towels. Did I mention they were incredibly soft too?

Blankets, towels, bibs, oh my!

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 After shopping for a while, all the guests were gathered to play some bingo and win a gorgeous tote.

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 No, I wasn’t the lucky winner, but I didn’t walk out empty handed either.

I was having too much fun shopping and the timing was perfect since I’m going to a baby shower this weekend.

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I did pretty good with the onesie, shoes, towel, socks and bunny & bear book.

By the way, each item is packaged in colorful boxes that look like little pieces of furniture.

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 Doesn’t my purchase look adorable all wrapped up in the colorful bunny gift bag?

I think so too! Can’t wait to give it to the mama- to- be!

This was such a fun evening and us party girls (Sue on right) were so happy we could be a part of it!

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Smiles,

Debbie

{Sweet Treat} Rainbow Cookies DIY

I have a wonderful find for you today.  I spotted these wonderfully fun cookies when I was searching for a sweet treat to make for St. Patrick’s Day.

Not only are these cookies pretty but they are fairly simple to make too.

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Lizy B Bakes is the designer behind these cuties and she gives a step by step for you to follow on her blog.

Elizabeth is so talented and I think you’ll enjoy seeing some of her other creations on her blog.

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Don’t want to bake or don’t have time.  No worries, you can buy from her Etsy Shop.

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Adorable right?  I just might have to order these.

{Fab Fun Find} Free Chalkboard Printables

With the chalkboard craze being so trendy right now,  I’m always on the hunt for new ideas.  I was thrilled to find these adorable, printable chalkboard gift tags by Ellinee.  And the best part, they’re free!  Yep, you heard me right.  You can dress up any gift or package with these fun tags that she designed.   Her work is just amazing, right?

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Aren’t they fun? I love the idea of gifting a coffee cup, don’t you?

  Stop by her great blog for the download and for more wonderful inspiration!  Have a happy day!