Home Confetti: March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Popcorn Cake

Remember the fab "fruit cake" I posted here? Well, here is another fun cake idea for you–a popcorn cake! Perfect for a movie night party, or just something different.

Y'know, when we were in Disneyland over Spring Break, and my girls would start whining that they were hungry... I popped out the bag of popcorn, and they got so happy! Kids and adults love it.

Find the full tutorial here at Brown Paper Packages.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY Supersized Crepe Flowers

BAM! Feels like Summer just hit you over the head when you saw these, right?? Vibrant, big, puffy color--gotta love it! They don't seem too hard to make. Making these is kind of like making half of a tissue pom.

What a great background these would make. Or hang a few on a tree, along the trunk and branches. The colors of these make them perfect for a fiesta. So many possibilities! Find a full picture tutorial at Honestly WTF.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This Week's Tip-off: Glowing Balloons

Now that we're experiencing some lovely weather, I can't help but look forward to eating and entertaining outside. What do you usually use to give your outdoor patio or backyard some extra light for those evening outdoor parties? Lanterns, candles, light garlands? How about glowing balloons? Just stick glow sticks into the balloons! Find this smart idea, among other tips, at Passionate Penny Pincher.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Pin Flowers

Find some bright colored ball head pins to make these flowers from ReMadeSimple. Perfect for any sewing themed party or "Tying the Knot" themed shower. Just make sure you keep them away from young children! Find the full tutorial here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

DIY Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

Unfortunately I don't have a "Merry Monday" party for you today. My only excuse is that it was my birthday this past weekend, weather was beautiful and I was a little selfish enjoying both of those things! But I hope this cool tutorial from Our Best Bites makes up for it. She found a genius way of using silk ties to decorate eggs. An easy way to add a much more sophisticated look to your eggs at Easter time. Ideal for centerpieces and sprucing up place settings. Find the full tutorial here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Interactive Fizz Bar

Don't you wanna' grab one of those NOW??! Fizz drinks are so simple to make. The basic recipe is sparkling water, juice, ice, herbs (optional) and sweetener (optional). But when you let guests crush their own fruit and herbs, and choose their favorite juice to make it, the whole idea takes on a whole new form of entertainment!

Visit Nest of Posies for her Fizz drink ideas and recipes. And why wait for a party? With this great weather we're all having--invite neighbors over this weekend for one! Have a happy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY Ombre Sunburst Mirror

I think this would certainly help lift my spirits in the morning, looking in this mirror, with this very pretty frame! I love it! And it also works really well as a table backdrop, as done here for Ruffled. Find the full directions here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Today's Takeaway: Fruit "Cake"

Jessica of Pen and Paper Flowers was faced with the challenge of serving fruit salad as her daughter's main birthday treat. She came up with the great idea of making this beautiful "fruit cake"! Yummy and healthy, and perfect for the upcoming warm weather when all this fruit will soon be in season! Visit the original post here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Drip Paint Vases

Wanna add a jolt of color to your Spring decor? Try this super easy painted glass project from How To Nest For Less. And it only cost her $7 for all three vases! Find the complete directions here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Merry Monday: Monkey Themed 1st Birthday

I went bananas when I saw this submission in my inbox when I got back from vacation! So much charm in this party: the perfectly decorated goodies, the banner, signage and more. Accompanied with neat little touches like the twine bows on the popcorn boxes, party planner, Alejandra of The Marshmallow Studio, designed a party that delights both kids and adults. Enjoy these photos taken by Iliana Morton Photography. (And make sure to check out sources after the photos.)

Favors and Gifts: The Marshmallow Studio, Candy.com
Etsy Designer: PrintCandee

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Taking a (Spring) Break

Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying the mild weather everyone seems to be having. Even here in Colorado the forecast is showing 71 degrees on Monday! The kids here are off from school next week, so I'm going to unplug from work and blogging to take the week off as well to do some fun stuff with the family. I'll be back the week of the 19th. Party on!

Don't forget to change your clocks tonight!

Friday, March 9, 2012

DIY Framed Bottled Flowers

Perfect for an entry way or even as a backdrop for a rustic themed party. I love the simplicity of these framed flowers. Find the full tutorial at Crafty Kate.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tutu Cute Cake

What is it about a tutu that makes a little girl's eye widen?!

If you're not the baker type to decorate a cake with fondant and swirly rosettes--but you are a crafty DIYer--try adding a tutu to the bottom of your cake for a little girl's party. I can pretty much guarantee she'll gasp when you come out with it singing Happy Birthday!

Find the complete tutorial at Snickety Things.

DIY Egg Topiary

Are you thinking about starting your crafts for Easter yet? If so, why not start with a real easy project like this egg topiary? If blue's not your color, paint the eggs any color you'd like. Find the full tutorial at Crafting Rebellion.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This Week's Tip-off: Balloon Ice

Here's a colorful way to keep drinks cold during a party. Just freeze balloons filled with water.  (Actual water balloons are not recommended, as they are not as strong) Keep some in the freezer, so when the ones in your cooler start to melt, you can quickly replace them. No worry about having enough ice on hand. And it certainly helps to make even your bucket of drinks look festive!

Found via a friend's Pinterest board here. Sourced as princessbubble.com--but I could not find the image anywhere on the site!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Merry Monday: Preppy St. Pat's Table with FREE Printables

If you don't normally celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you might be inclined to this year since it falls on a Saturday. And these pretty styling tips and free printables from The Party Press will make it really easy to get it all together. I love her sophisticated take on the traditional holiday decor. To download the printables and view the full showcase, visit here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Free St. Patrick's Day Candy Gram Printable

There have been so many generous free printables popping up for St. Patrick's Day. I thought this one from Every Creative Endeavor was particularly fun and different. Leave it for your hubby, co-worker or kids. Just attach a candy that describes that person best!

Get the free printable here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Congrats in a Box

Wanna send a special person across the miles something more than just a plain card to say Congrats or Happy Birthday? Try this fun surprise box idea from Studio DIY. You'll have to check out the original post to see the fun animation they have of a person opening the box.
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