Geometric Party Ideas

Geometric patterns are all the rage right now and these are just a few of the darling ideas I’m pinning to my Geometric Crafts board.

Geometric Party Ideas

Geometric Cake, Cookies and Garland featured on 100 Layer Cakelet

Neon Centerpiece Star from Fantas-tisch

Diamond Pinata from Prospect Goods

Paper Star Garland from MinieCo

Geometric Gift Tags from Little Helsinki

Invitation from Allison Kthln

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

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Construction Theme Birthday Party

Yesterday I shared the darling Construction Themed Birthday Cake and today I’m sharing all the rest of the party details. So if you have a little digger in the family, make sure you pin this page for lots of party inspiration!

Construction Theme Birthday Party | Ellen Jay Events on TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And for the party games, activities and favors!

Construction Theme Birthday Party Activities | Ellen Jay Events on TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Details straight from the hostess, Lauren of Ellen Jay Events:

This was for my son Sam’s 2nd birthday. I decided to go with a dump truck construction theme because he is crazy about trucks right now. Last year for his first birthday I did a Little Man theme with bow ties and mustaches in pastel colors so this year I wanted to go a little bit bolder with the orange and yellow and lots of chocolate to represent dirt and mud and all the things little boys love and showcase some of his interests! Sam absolutely had a blast dressing up as a construction worker in the photo booth and playing dump trucks with all of his friends in the sandbox. And a month later, he is still talking about,  “my birthday party”, “dump trucks” and “dirt” so I think it was a success!

For the sweets I wanted to focus on lots of chocolate to resemble dirt/mud with pops of orange and yellow. They consisted of chocolate cake and cupcakes with chocolate buttercream, “dirt cups” – layers of brownies, chocolate pudding and crushed oreos, sugar cookies in the shapes of dump trucks, hard hats, construction cones and the #2, homemade caramel corn, chocolate dipped pretzel rods, Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers.

The party activities included a coloring station with crayons and hard hats for all the kids, a photo booth with props, and a “pin the load on the dump truck” game with a prize wall. For party favors all the kids got a sand bucket and shovel with a dump truck, stickers and bubbles.

 

The invitation/printables were ordered on etsy from KM Thomas Designs

All the sweets/decorations/styling/photography was done by ellenJay – Stylish Events + Sweets

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

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Construction Theme Birthday Cake

How much fun is this construction theme birthday cake?!

Construction Theme Birthday Party

Lauren Kapeluck of Ellen Jay Events hosted a construction themed birthday party for her little guy and this cake is just one small detail, but it’s won my heart. So simple to make, but such an awesome display.

All you’ll need are crushed chocolate graham crackers for the dirt, some brand new construction toys (well washed), a few orange cone candles and a chocolate cake. 

You can style this in less than five minutes, but you’ll have your guests talking all day. LOVE IT!

I’ll be sharing more of Lauren’s amazing party tomorrow and you can find her here too: 

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Cherry Pie Fries With Cherry Filling Dipping Sauce

Love pie? Want a fun way to serve pie?! Hand pies are darling of oh so easy. Now think smaller. What about pie fries?! Mmm! These will be perfect for Memorial Day celebrations. {grin}

Cherry Pie Fries

Don’t you just love how cute they are? The talented Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers is sharing the simple recipe with us today!

Ingredients:

  • Pie Crust Dough
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and grease with Pam.
  2. Slice dough into strips about 1/2 an inch wide and 2 inches long.
  3. Arrange fries onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.

Serve with cherry pie filling and in small fruit baskets to complete the look. I’ve seen these baskets at farmer’s markets, the grocery store and World Market.

You can find more of Andrea on her social media channels:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/elegantaffairscaterers

Twitter – https://twitter.com/elegantaffairs1

Twitter – http://instagram.com/elegantaffairs1

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

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Watermelon Lemonade for Cinco De Mayo

With Cinco De Mayo only a few short weeks away I’m already testing drink recipes and planning snacks. This watermelon lemonade drink recipe is perfect for the kiddos (or you could spike it and make it a margarita!).

Watermelon Lemonade for Cinco De Mayo | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Ingredients

  • 8 cups seedless watermelon (will take most of a five pound watermelon), cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • garnish – watermelon cubes or small cookie cutter flowers (like me) plus lemon wheels

Yields 8 Servings

Directions

  1. Blend watermelon and lemon juice in food processor or blender until smooth. Strain the mixture through a wire sieve to remove any seeds, pulp or foam.
  2. Transfer to a glass pitcher.
  3. Bring 3 1/2 cups water and sugar to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Add mixture to pitcher with watermelon and lemon juice.
  5. Refrigerate until cold.

Adapted from AllRecipes.com

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

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Easy Carrot Cake for Easter & Garden Parties

Easter is only a few days away and how better to welcome the bunny than with carrot cake!

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If you’re a great baker, make your mom’s carrot cake recipe and flat ice it with a rich buttercream frosting . . . if you’re not a great baker, no worries. This cake idea is still for you! Just order your flat iced carrot cake from your local grocer or bakery.

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You can keep it simple like the top two carrot cake images, or you can create a cake topper!

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You can even embellish carrot cake cupcakes. The Easter bunny will appreciate all of your carrot cake . . . no matter the size! {grin}

To embellish this easy carrot cake and these carrot cake cupcakes, you’ll need:

  • Orange and green (this one is glitter) cardstock
  • Sharp scissors (dull ones will tear your paper and make your cut choppy)
  • Lollipop sticks (available in the baking section of your local craft store)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Orange and white sixlet candies (available at your local candy store)
  • Tip: Use a cake stand with a small lip so that the candies don’t roll

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To make the carrot decorations for your cake and cupcakes:

  1. Cut out the carrots. For the small cupcake carrots and side of cake carrots, think snowman, three bumps. Once you have one you like, use it as a template so your carrots are all the same size. For the larger carrots for the top of the cake, cut five bumps.
  2. For the carrot leaves, cut out a lopsided heart.
  3. Attach the leaves to the carrots.
  4. Attach the carrots to lollipop sticks. For the side of the cake, cut the lollipop stick in half and hot glue the flat end to the back of the carrot. For the top of the cake and cupcakes, glue the lollipop stick to the back of the carrot.
  5. Insert the lollipop sticks into your cake and cupcakes.

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

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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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