Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Coconut Ice Cream Snowman by Martha

I love this coconut ice cream snowman I came across on Martha Stewart. It would be perfect for the kids as a treat on Christmas Eve or Christmas. Yummy and cute!

Makes 4

2 1/2 pints best-quality vanilla ice cream
Two 7-ounce packages coconut
Orange food coloring
1 tablespoon marzipan (1/4 ounce)
40 Sen Sen licorice candies
4 marshmallows
4 chocolate wafers
Sifted confectioners' sugar
1.Line a baking pan that fits in your freezer with parchment paper. Scoop the vanilla ice cream, rounding scoops as much as possible, until you have 4 of each size, and place on the prepared baking pan. Place the pan in the freezer to harden for 15 minutes.
2.Remove the ice cream from the freezer, and roll in coconut. Return to pan, then return the pan to the freezer. Add orange food coloring to marzipan until carrot color is attained. Shape marzipan into small carrot shapes, using a paring knife to make ridges. Remove 1 small scoop of ice cream at a time from the freezer, and make faces using Sen Sen for eyes and mouth and marzipan carrots for the nose. Return to freezer until ready to serve.
3.Remove middle-size scoops from the freezer one at a time; place Sen Sen in a row down the front to create buttons. Remove remaining scoops from freezer, and stack to create snowmen, pressing slightly to adhere. Return snowmen to freezer.
4.Make the top hats by roasting marshmallows on skewers over a gas burner. Alternatively, place marshmallows on a baking sheet under the broiler, and cook until browned, rotating every few seconds. Place the toasted marshmallow on the chocolate wafer, and dust with sifted confectioners' sugar. Place the hat on the snowmen just before serving.

Read more at Coconut Snowmen - Martha Stewart Recipes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Handprint Snowmen Ornaments

Have you heard about the 3 crafty sisters from Eighteen25? They have the best DIY projects and this handprint snowmen ornament is no exception. I love keepsake crafts that involve handprints, footprints or fingerprints. They are dear to the heart and for me those are the best ones! Check out the girls DIY instructions here.
I think these little cuties would also be adorable tied to presents for grandparents!

Monday, December 20, 2010

{ Featured Party } Candy Coated Christmas from Celebrations at Home

Of all the events there are to plan children's parties are my favorite. I couldn't pass up sharing this adorable kid's Candy Coated Christmas Party by the uber talented Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home. From the candy Topiaries to the personalized aprons ( love them!! ) this pint sized party is full of inspiration. Be sure to stop by Chris's site to check out the entire party.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pink and Brown Nursery

I thought I knew just the room I would design should I ever have the chance to decorate a little girls room, but then I came across this simply BEAUTIFUL nursery by Mad City Interiors on Design Dazzle. I blogged about my love for this argyle and damask nursery , which I still adore, but I am in love with the rich chocolate walls and pale pink damask window treatment in this nursery.

Monday, December 13, 2010

{ Baby Shower Monday } Vintage Baby Shower

Isn't this Vintage baby shower oozing with charm?! It was styled and photographed by Bethany of Eden Photography. The old fashioned drink cart and screen door frame are my favorites!! I just love events put together by photographers, they details are always amazing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

{ Baby Shower Monday } Coral Baby Shower

I am in love with this Coral Baby Shower from Beth Beattie of Beth Beattie Branding, PR, and Events. A custom invite, specialty mimosa's, and monogrammed cookies...PERFECT!! And, how cute are the star shaped pineapple drink garnishes?! You can check out all the details on Beth's blog here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

{ Featured Party } Kids Fall Table

I am twitterpated with this kids only Fall table from Lindsey of Bella Grace Party Designs.
Lindsey never fails to disappoint when it comes to kids parties, she designed the cutest Little Firecracker Soiree for the 4th of July that you can see here.
Everything about this party is darling! The hay bale seats and scarecrow overalls are my favorite!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do and be sure to stop by Bella Grace Party Designs for more great party inspiration.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Ideas for Children

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I love the idea of making it special for the kids too. I want my children to have great memories of sitting around the table laughing and playing with their cousins. I come from a large family with tons of cousins and getting together at Holidays was something I always looked forward to! Plus, I love making kids spaces special for them.

Here are a couple of inspiring ideas I've come across.
The Frog Prince Paperie has an adorable DIY kids Thanksgiving printable package available for purchase here. The girls over at One Charming Party dished out a helping of serious crafty cuteness with their brown bag turkey. You can view the DIY tutorial here.

Images { One Charming Party }

Give Thanks table { Ohdeedoh } Turkey place card { Family Fun }

Turkey plates { Pottery Barn Kids } Brown paper wrapped table { Country Living }

Kids table setting { Frog Prince Paperie } Pilgrim hat place cards { BHG }

Turkey cupcakes { Family Fun } Pilgrim hat cookies { BHG }

Monday, November 15, 2010

{ Baby Shower Monday } Apple Baby Shower by Katie Grace Designs

I have such a great shower to share with you today! It is from the super creative Katie of Katie Grace Designs. Katie did such a fabulous job coordinating the patterns used throughout the party and I LOVE the color palette. I think you will find great inspiration in this party from the apple garland to the spray painted sparkling water bottles ( seriously great idea! ).
Head on over to Katie's
website to see more pics and you can check out her her DIY tutorial for the apple garland here.

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