Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Non alcoholic Guava Mojito Recipe

I had the pleasure a few months back to work with Carrie of A Sweet Spot Home to create a recipe for the Winter Issue of her magazine by the same name. I created a tropical drink for New Year's Eve that was perfect for teenagers, moms to be and everyone else that likes to keep things simple!  
Now we are enjoying warmer days for Spring and soon enough it will be Summer. This is your perfect drink for those family get togethers and parties and I love the fact that is non alcoholic, that it has the added twist of guava flavor to a simple lime mojito and you can have as much as you want. 
Enjoy the recipe!

Non Alcoholic Guava Mojito
Recipe: (Per glass)

2 slices of lime
3 mint leaves
2 tablespoons of turbinado cane sugar
1/2 cup frozen limeade juice mix
1/2 cup guava nectar
1/2 cup club soda
and plenty of ice!

Squeeze the lime really well on the glass with the mint leaves and sugar.

 Add the limeade juice, guava nectar and club soda and mix well. 

Fill it up with ice and enjoy!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Neon Splatter Party

Sharing this awesome Neon Splatter Party for my daughter's birthday a few months ago with most of the ideas coming from her including her cool splatter tablecover.

I worked with some amazing vendors that as usual help me bring all my ideas to live (and my kids ideas too!)

Starting with the invitation design by Tickled Peach Studio who also created a custom print for us in splatter design with my daughter's favorite quote as well as stickers for her favor bags. The 1D cakepops in neon colors from Sweet Whimsy Shop because she is a huge fan and I wanted to include it in the party (as a surprise to her) but using the colors of the party itself.

The cake was made by our friend Wendy Symons from Taste of Art by Wendy Symons and I spray painted a cakestand in yellow neon to match. The M topper was found at Michael's.

We had fun with the desserts. Funfetti cupcakes with hot pink icing, donuts with splatter fondant toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses; Chocolate Covered Oreos in neon colors by Sweet Temptations; Hot pink sweet popcorn from Oh Goodie Designs; Rock candy; Cookies by KJ Cookies and we filled up the lovely paint can boxes from Piggy Bank Parties with gumballs and other candy. The lovely and cheerful tassel garland as backdrop to the table is by The Flair Exchange.

I found the splatter and clear paint cans in plastic used as flower vases at Hobby Lobby. And metal white paint cans serving as dessert stands are from Michael's. We also made cones with neon cardstock for the popcorn. Love how everything came together!

Styling and Concept by In Flight Celebrations
Invitation Design and Print by Tickled Peach Studio 
Cake by Taste of Art by Wendy Symons
Chocolate Covered Oreos by Sweet Temptations
Cookies by KJ Cookies
Sweet Popcorn by Oh Goodie Designs
Mini Fondant Toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses
Paint Can Favor Boxes by Piggy Bank Parties
Tassels Garland by The Flair Exchange
1D Neon Cakepops by Sweet Whimsy Shop

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vintage Scuba

I styled this table this past weekend and I had to share as soon as possible because I loved, loved, loved how it turned out!  Julie at Sugar B's in Knoxville wanted to surprise her husband on his birthday with an office party and she told me he liked the color green, peanut butter and chocolate and he is into scuba and works in computers....I went for the Scuba theme!  I wanted to in turn give the table an older vintage look in order to keep the more masculine colors and this is what I came up with! I also included the name Calypso on the table inspired by Jacques Cousteau's boat.

My vendors are super cool to work on my ideas and I got inspired on weathered scuba flags and compass, on starfish cookies by Cookie Connection and believe it or not on a cake to create the cookies that KJ Cookies was so awesome to make for us!
Scuba color cakepops by Sweet Whimsy Shop just simply styled with brown sugar to simulate sand look beautiful on the table.

Other desserts were whoppie pies, brownies, strawberry cookies and peanut butter/caramel cupcakes.
Julie also baked a great shark cake for her husband and served the drinks in vintage bottles.  You can see the actual party set up at his office below!
Concept and Styling: In Flight Celebrations
Cookies: KJ Cookies
Cake: Sugar B's

Monday, March 3, 2014

Doc McStuffins Boxed Celebration {Party in a Box}

I had the pleasure of packing this little party on a box for my niece a couple of months ago and wanted to share it with you here on the blog too.  I put it all together inspired by a Doc McStuffins book (because my kids aren't little and I don't know much about the show) but I liked the idea of bringing stuff from the book to the table as you can see with the different cutouts.  To give it a handmade look I made a ribbon garland, found sequins fabric for a runner and mixed that in with supplies from Party City.  The Cookies were created by KJ Cookies and I used the mini cookie hearts to top the gummy bears in the candy cups.  Since the birthday was for a 2 year old I added Kix Cereal on the push ups instead of sweets.  Her mom had a cake made just for her matching her theme at home! 

I made it all possible with:
1 shipping box
ribbon garland
table decor
favor bags
buckets and platters for cookies
3 different food items: cookies, push ups and candy
Great idea to surprise anyone with any theme, any time!
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