Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thursday Party: Monkey See, Monkey Do 2nd Birthday Party

Beautiful Birthday party with a Monkey theme for twin boys.

Love the multi-color scheme in every detail and that it actually was at the ZOO!!

For more pictures and details about this party visit Kara' s Party Ideas



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuxedo Inspired-Fashions

Today at Martha Stewart Weddings you will find a whole article with pics, links and details for an all about TUXEDO inspired-fashions from centerpieces to favors to the very own cake!!

Who says we don't think about the groom !


NEW!! Halloween and Fall favors

Just added to FunFavors 

Get ready for your Halloween Parties with these fun cookie treats!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pumpkin Pie

Fall is here...let's have Pumpkin Pie!


Makes two 10-inch pies
  • 1 sugar pumpkin (about 4 pounds), halved, or 3 cups solid-pack canned pumpkin (not pumpkin-pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 recipes Pate Brisee, divide dough into 3 disks
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups evaporated milk
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If using fresh pumpkin, roast it, cut sides down, on a rimmed baking sheet until soft, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely. (Roasted pumpkin can be refrigerated, in an airtight container, overnight.) Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  2. Reserve 1 disk of dough for making leaf decorations. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out remaining disks into 14-inch rounds. Fit rounds into two 10-inch pie plates; trim edges, leaving 1/2-inch overhangs. Fold edges under, and press to seal. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Roll out reserved disk to a 1/8-inch thickness. Transfer to a baking sheet, and freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Using a small (about 1 inch) leaf-shape cookie cutter or a paring knife, cut leaves from dough. Freeze until cold, about 15 minutes.
  4. Brush edges of pie shells with a damp pastry brush; arrange leaves around edges, pressing to adhere. Whisk 1 egg and cream in a small bowl. Brush leaves with egg wash. Cut 2 large circles of parchment; fit into pie shells, extending above edges. Fill with pie weights or dried beans.
  5. Bake pie shells 15 minutes. Remove weights and parchment; bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more. Cool completely on wire racks.
  6. If using fresh pumpkin, discard seeds. Scoop out flesh, using a large spoon, into a food processor. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Measure out 3 cups, and transfer pumpkin to a large bowl (reserve any remaining for another use; if using canned pumpkin, add that to the bowl instead). Add brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, remaining 6 eggs, and evaporated milk; whisk until combined.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Place pie shells on rimmed baking sheets. Divide pumpkin mixture evenly between shells. Bake until all but centers are set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let pies cool completely on wire racks. Cut into wedges, and serve with whipped cream.

Helpful Hint

To prepare the pies in stages, make the dough and either freeze or refrigerate, then roll out, fit into pie plates, and chill again. The shells can be covered tightly and refrigerated for a day or two or frozen for longer (thaw in refrigerator before proceeding).

Read more at Pumpkin Pie Recipe -



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday Party: Old Mexican Romance

I'm super excited to share with you my very own Engagement Party!!

It was last Saturday at my future In Laws backyard. 
My fiance and I created all the decor and put it together with the help of his parents.

The theme was "Old Mexican Romance", laces, floral textures, salmon and aqua tones.

As favors we gave each friend a cactus, honoring my hometown Cd. Obregon, Sonora (a city in Northwest Sonora Dessert)

Also had a great time with this Mexican Luchador pinata!!

Hope you like!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rug Giveaway!!!

Look at this awesome can enter to win a beautiful rug and the best part you get to choose it too!

Details for this giveaway at La Dolce Vita

Good Luck!!



This was absolutely my favorite drink by the shore this summer! It's a mix of fruits and your favorite wine...

If you haven't yet, you must try this at home:

Recipe shared by the Goosie Girl blog

Mix the following in a large pitcher
1 bottle red Spanish wine
8oz Brandy (I used 2 shots)
12oz simple syrup (3 shots & a splash more for good measure)
8oz Orange Juice (a shot or two)
2 cans Sprite
Cut up assorted fruit (oranges, limes, lemons, apples) 
Mix all together

{image via The Vineyard}

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Party: One Year Old in a Flash Birthday Party

I can not believe I missed this awesome party! This was posted at the HWTM blog a few weeks ago, but it's def worth it to share this  with you!

The creative mom behind such beautiful and original party is the blogger at Elle Belle blog.

The party was inspired in all fun memories this cute girl collected over  her 1st year!!



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Cupcake Toppers !!

Halloween is coming soon...check the new collection of cupcake toppers I added to my shop!

Circles with Scallop finish with glamorous font and cute designs


Super cute mini banners!!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Wedding: Central Park, NYC Wedding

A lovely wedding in Central Park. 

This California couple opted for the beautiful sights of NYC. All shots look exquisite, from the ceremony at the park to fun moments right outside Grand Central Station.

for more pics and details about this wedding!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Party: Frida Kahlo

Look what I found at Catch My Party...a Frida Kahlo theme party...I'm loving it, it is so original, colorful and playful!

The 6 little guests dressed up in gorgeous  Frida inspired style outfits, enjoy Mexican food, created their self portraits, decorated cupcakes and had a blast.

The Birthday Girl!



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