Posted by rene.bross on 9. March 2012 08:57
We are so excited to share these photos of our Pink Giraffe Baby Shower! Taking inspiration from our Pink Giraffe Invitation, the dessert table is darling in soft pinks, white and a touch of golden yellow. Sweet treats abound with white and pink Jelly Bellies, salt water taffy, strawberry whoppers, delicious vanilla cupcakes, pink rock candy, pink popcorn, pink lemonade with sugared mason jars and the cutest baby giraffe cookies complete with pink spots. To be kind on the wallet, the beautiful glass apothacary jars were assembled with glass items found at the local Good Will store with these DIY instructions. The tissue pom poms were so fun to make with these easy instructions. We also want to share our delicious vanilla buttercream frosting recipe which was originally found here, but we adapted it a bit to have enough to frost cupcakes with a very generous swirl of frosting and so it's not too sticky sweet. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!
Photos by Rene' Bross
Pink Giraffe Party Invitation is also available as a DIY Printable Invitation on our sister site Party Monkey
Party Printables pictured above will be available soon on our sister site: Party Monkey
Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe
yields a generous amount of frosting for 20-24 cupcakes (depending on how generous you are)
1 cup butter - room temperature or softened in microwave for 10 sec at 90% power, then 7 sec on 90% power
1 cup Crisco (regular or butter flavored for extra buttery flavored frosting)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
5-6 cups confectioners’ sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Add salt, vanilla, confectioners’ sugar. Beat well.
This will make a thick frosting perfect for piping those beautiful swirls shown above. If you need a little thinner frosting, add a little mile to make desired consistency.
Posted by rene.bross on 4. June 2011 16:16
Summer fun party planning is underway with Family Reunions, BBQ's, Fourth of July, Swim Parties and more. Through the month of June get 15% off any order over $49 with promo code: SUMMER15 at MyGoodGreetings. Start your Summer Party off right with a festive invitation printed eco-friendly on 100% recycled, FSC Certified paper and 100% recycled envelopes. Check out a sampling of our Summer Fun party invitations...
Posted by rene.bross on 7. May 2011 15:50
The Circus Birthday Party theme is one of the funnest of all the birthday themes. The possibilities for fun are endless with or without a juggling clown. A bucket of red foam clown noses, carnival games, a photo booth, balloon animals and lots of popcorn and cotton candy are just the beginning of a long list of fun ideas. Make sure the decorations are fun in red, white and blue. Let these amazing photos inspire your Circus event.
Photo Credits clockwise from upper left: Circus Party Invitation: My Good Greetings, Decorated Mantle: The Tomkat Studio, Bucket of Clown Noses: Party Like a Kid, Popcorn Cupcakes: Oh So Beautiful Paper, Dessert Table: Pen and Paper Flowers, Ticket Booth: SierraSmart
Posted by rene.bross on 6. April 2011 11:50
If you have a little one hooo's having a birthday soon, have a super cute Little Owl Birthday Party theme! Brightly colored pendants, big tissue flowers, wood branches gathered from outdoors, handmade felt owls and owl cookies make for an easy to put together theme. Think of using outdoor elements such as moss, branches and even short sawed off tree trunks as table decorations. The creative possibilities are endless with this theme! Use our Little Owl Party collage for inspiration as you plan your event.
photo credits clockwise from top left: Owl Cake Topper: Across The Branch, NightOwl Tablescape: Creative Hostess, Owl Candy Favor bags: Party Like a Kid, Lemonade Bottles: The Party Dress, Owl Cake Pops: Sweet Design, Cute Little Owls Birthday Invitations: My Good Greetings