About Kim

Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

Talking Creative and Themed Easter Baskets with JoAnn & Fox28

I did a TV segment on Good Day Columbus yesterday with Marshall and Shawn from Fox 28 sharing tips and ideas for creative and budget-friendly Easter baskets from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. Check it out and watch for the flying candy Easter eggs! {grin}

Kim Byers talking Easter baskets with JoAnn and Fox 28 Columbus

I created four themed Easter baskets (all items, even the baskets were from JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores): science basket, baker’s basket, crafter’s basket and a gardener’s basket. I think the gardener’s basket was my favorite.

I hope you’ll watch for all the details (no giggling please) and tune back in tomorrow for better pictures of the gardener’s basket I created for my mom!

As always I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Easter Bunny Bottoms – A Cinnamon Roll Treat

My favorite fun food ideas are those that are spontaneous when I’m just trying to make my kiddos happy. {grin} My Easter Bunny Bottom Cinnamon Roll Treat couldn’t get any easier!

Easy Easter Bunny Bottom - A Cinnamon Roll Treat | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Yep. You got it from the pictorial. The only difference in these and normal cinnamon rolls is cutting a mini marshmallow in half and adding it the center. Oh yeah… and the giggles you get when you ask your kids if they’d like another “Bunny Bottom.”

By the way, if you have a kiddo with dairy food allergies like I do, the Kroger brand is yummy and has no dairy!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Vintage Baby Shower From Eat More Dessert {Book By Jenny Keller}

So excited to share that my talented friend Jenny of Jenny Cookies has released her first book: Eat More Dessert: More than 100 Simple-to-Make & Fun-to-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars and it’s perfection!

Eat More Dessert | from Jenny Keller of JennyCookies.com

With beautiful photography and sweets that will have you planning a party, Jenny’s book is a must have for every hostess. Just take a look at a few sneak peek photos of her Vintage Baby Shower! These bib cookies with the little ribbons are just too sweet!

Baby Bib Cookies | Eat More Dessert with Jenny Keller

Cookie Pops from Jenny Keller's Eat More Desserts

Rattle Baby Shower Cookies from Jenny Keller's Book Eat More Dessert

More about Eat More Dessert:

Jenny Keller, creator of JennyCookies.com and baker to the stars, is best known for her amazing dessert tables she makes for celebrity parties. The secret is she makes it simple with batch recipes and by doctoring boxed cake mix to easily bake a whole table full of treats.

You’ll also learn how to design the perfect dessert table, from choosing a theme to styling your sweets. Each theme has multiple desserts to fill the table, ranging from simple, crowd-pleasing sugar cookies to show-stopping, over-the-top cakes—and everything in between.

Praise for Jenny Keller's Book Eat More Dessert

You can purchase Jenny’s book in beautiful hardcover on Amazon right now! (It’s even available on Prime for free shipping. Love free shipping!)

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Blackberry Lemonade Recipe & Feature in Bird’s Party Magazine

Spring is here and I’m trading in my cup of hot cocoa for lemonade. For the most recent issue of Bird’s Party Magazine, I whipped up a Blackberry Lemonade and I’m sharing the recipe!

Blackberry Lemonade Recipe | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You can browse the issue online or order a printed copy. It’s full of inspiring party ideas and talented party planners. You’ll love every page and I’ll appreciate you supporting my talented friends. {smile}

Kim Byers | Blackberry Lemonade Recipe in Birds Party Magazine

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Butterfly Cupcakes

With spring here and Easter just around the corner, this weekend I whipped up some pretty and super easy butterfly cupcakes for the family.

Easy Butterfly Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Every year I plant lantanas in my front flower beds. When I was a child in Alabama my grandmother had a variety of lantanas all around her yard and lining her drive. They were beautiful AND they attracted butterflies! Little yellow and white butterflies… so dainty and fragile. I can’t wait for them to arrive this summer.

Easy Butterfly Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

So in honor of spring I decided to make some simple butterfly cupcakes in five easy decorating steps: 

  1. Ice – coat cupcakes with white icing.
  2. Dip – dip and roll cupcake tops in yellow sugar, coating the cupcake all over.
  3. Wing it – add two yogurt or chocolate covered pretzels for the wings. These are lemon yogurt. YUM!
  4. Body – using pearl yellow sixlets, create a segmented body with four candies.
  5. Antennae- add two small chocolate sprinkles for the antennae. I prefer using tweezers so I don’t destroy the icing.

Tip: For perfect color on your cupcake wrappers, bake in white wrappers and once cooled set inside pattern or colored wrappers.

Easy Butterfly Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Plus, these pretty little cupcakes are perfect for my bugs, bees and butterflies party supplies that I shared on Friday.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Bugs, Bees & Butterflies Spring Party Supplies

Whether you’re hosting a bugs, bees and butterflies birthday party or a Easter celebration, this party supplies collection will have your guests buzzing!

Bugs & Butterflies Party Supplies | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

My bugs , bees and butterflies party supplies collection includes:

  • cupcake toppers (4 designs, 8 per sheet)
  • cupcake wrappers, (2 designs, 2 per sheet)
  • napkin rings (3 designs, 6 per sheet)
  • straw slips (4 designs, 12 per sheet)
  • favor tags (1 design, 8 per sheet)
  • cello toppers, (1 design, 2 per sheet)
  • placecards (a blank sheet so that you can overprint your own; personalization available in the a la carte section of the Shoppe)
  • pattern sheets (2 designs)
  • invitation and thank you notes sold separately

No bees and butterflies parties planned, but you have a little camper… or artist… or rock star running through your halls?! The shoppe has over 35 birthday party supplies and holiday party supplies kits. Come have a look!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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How To Make Easter Egg Crepe Paper Garland

I love crepe paper crafts. Yep. It’s inexpensive, bright and you can make a million things out of it. (Did you see my crepe paper lollipop flowers?) Plus, Easter is coming and I needed some quick and easy decorations for my mantel. {grin}

Crepe Paper Easter Egg Garland | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

A little crepe paper, scissors and a few quick minutes is all you need to make this simple Easter egg crepe paper garland!

  1. For your template, draw an egg (the height of a piece of crepe paper), and cut it out.
  2. Fold the crepe paper in accordion style the width of your egg.
  3. Cut.

It’s that easy.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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25 Chicken Recipes Perfect For Hosting Sunday Dinner

I think you all know I’m a southern girl. And in my family, Sunday dinners are always hosted by the matriarch of the family.

My grandmother had Sunday dinners down. She hosted for so many years and she knew just what we all liked. My grandmother is now in heaven and my mom now hosts. She makes some of everything. You’re hard pressed to leave her house hungry.

25 Chicken Recipes For Sunday Dinner |curated by TheCelebrationShoppe.com

But for Easter this year, I’m hosting Sunday dinner and I’ve collected 25 flavorful and moist chicken recipes on Foodie.com to build my menu around. I think I’ll make a few test runs before I select the winning dish. I’m sure the family won’t mind. {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Today’s post is brought to you by Foodie.com. Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

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How To Make A Batik Embroidered Sling Purse

My last project with JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores for their Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook is an batik embroidered fabric sling purse. JoAnn has a great selection of embroidered fabrics to choose from and in so many bright colors. And I’m thrilled to share this project will be featured in JoAnn stores starting in July!

Embroidered Sling Purse | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hop over to my post on JoAnn for all the details!

Kim Byers Featured in JoAnn Spring 2014 LookBook

Have you flipped through the pages of the Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook? Well, wait no more! {grin}

How To Pipe Petal Cupcakes | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com for JoAnn

How To Make A Chandelier, An Easy Embroidery Hoop Craft | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

How To Make A Easy Ruffle Scarf | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Glitter Tape | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Did you see my petal piped cupcakes, DIY embroidery hoop chandelierruffle scarf and DIY glitter cake plate embellishment? Don’t miss them. {grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Bunny Birthday Party in Orange, Pink & Black

I’m in love with this sweet Bunny Birthday Party hosted by Shelley of Crazy Wonderful.

Bunny Birthday Party

This party is simple and sweet and full of fun. You can “hop” over to Crazy Wonderful for all the details.

Carrot cupcakes – of course.

Pin the tail on the bunny game – cute.

Bunny sack races – fun!

Antique bunnies – family heirloom – love.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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