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Retro Movie Concession Stand Ideas ~ Lynlee's

Let’s All Go to the Lobby: Retro Movie Oscar Party Ideas

This post is spon­sored by Cost Plus World Mar­ket, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! When I first arrived to my first semes­ter of col­lege at UC Berke­ley, I had every inten­tion of major­ing in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness. As I brain­stormed some ideas for a fun, elec­tive course, I came across a list­ing for… Read More »

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BASH Conference ~

What happens at Bash… is All Recapped Here!

Last Spring, when the Sweet Book Tour was in full swing and I was trav­el­ing quite a bit, I attended a con­fer­ence where I had the chance to finally meet so many party girls that I had befriended on-line in per­son! One of those atten­dees was Michelle Burt from Mad­dy­cakes Muse, who is not only amaz­ingly… Read More »

Latest Fondant Cupcakes & Tutorials

Princess topper tutorial

Once Upon a Time Princess Fondant Cupcake Tutorial

Princess parties have to be one of THE most popular themes amongst little {and big} girls. I must admit I am surprised we have yet to have a royal bash in our home, but that might end soon, especially with the release of the new Disney Cinderella movie this month! Cinderella is actually my mom's favorite princess and when my daughter was about two, my mom secretly took me into her closet to show me the doll she just purchased to gift her granddaughter. It was beautiful, but I had to point out to … [Read More...]

Nothin' But Net basketball cupcake tutorial ~ Lynlee's

Nothin’ But Net Basketball Cupcake Tutorial

When my family and I were living in Northern California many years ago, we were huge fans of the local NBA basketball team, the Sacramento Kings, watching every game without fail. My mom was an especially avid fan, which seemed a bit unlikely, as she grew up in China and Brazil and up to that point, had been more of a soccer and car racing fan. But there she was ~ all five feet of her ~ yelling at the television and passionately cheering on our team! At the time, there was a fast food chain that … [Read More...]

Fondant Snowman Couple Tutorial ~ Lynlee's

Do You Want to Build a Snowman… or Two?!

It has been an incredibly harsh Winter for many around the country, though you wouldn't know living here in Vegas, where it has actually been unseasonably warm! We have been under the impression that the Groundhog was incorrect in his recent prediction! Just this past weekend, my family and I stayed at a local hotel where we spent the afternoon enjoying the 70° sun at the pool! Well, the following day, the temperature dropped about 30° and we were immediately transported back to the … [Read More...]

Latest Parties & Celebrations

Retro Movie Concession Stand Ideas ~ Lynlee's

Let’s All Go to the Lobby: Retro Movie Oscar Party Ideas

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but as always, all ideas and opinions are my own! When I first arrived to my first semester of college at UC Berkeley, I had every intention of majoring in International Business. As I brainstormed some ideas for a fun, elective course, I came across a listing for auditions to an introductory acting class in the Drama department. After a quick stop to the bookstore, I memorized a monologue, which I then performed at my audition, then … [Read More...]

Mug hot cocoa cupcakes ~ Lynlee's

Retro Christmas Baking Dessert Table Sneak Peek!

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but as always, all ideas and opinions are my own! Can you believe there's just a little over a week left until Christmas?! I'm not even close to being done with my shopping, but I am happy to report I am all set with my holiday baking! As you probably know by now, I'm a big proponent of combining homemade baked goods with boxed mixes with ready-made items in all my dessert tables. It helps immensely to save both time and money... oh, and … [Read More...]

Christmas at Downton Abbey garden tea party ~ Lynlee's

Christmas at Downton Garden Tea Party

This post is spon­sored by Cost Plus World Mar­ket, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! Just prior to Thanksgiving, I posted about my excitement in partnering with Cost Plus World Market to throw a Downton Abbey themed par-TEA, while simultaneously binge-watching all four seasons of the show, consequently generating both good and bad news. The bad news is I have now watched every single episode that has aired here in the USA and am experiencing slight withdrawals, but the good … [Read More...]

Latest Crafts & Recipes

Chocolate-dipped fortune cookie idea ~ Lynlee's

Fortunate Valentine’s Cookies

Several years ago, I wanted to come up with a Valentine's Day craft with which my then almost four year old could help to hand out to her preschool friends and teachers. I thought the idea of dipping … [Read More...]

Out of this World Classroom Valentines

Two more days until Valentine's Day! My daughter's class is celebrating today with what they refer to as a Friendship Party, so we spent yesterday afternoon prepping and finishing the Valentines for … [Read More...]

Football Concession Stand ideas

Football Party Ideas for the Big Game!

This post is spon­sored by Evite and Coca-Cola, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! FOOTBALL is big in our home. Ever since my daughter, Anabelle, was little, my husband tried to … [Read More...]

Latest Family Fun

Vintage Minnie Halloween costume ~ Lynlee's

Vintage Minnie Mouse at Disneyland

We spent last weekend celebrating Halloween at the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland! We didn't attend Mickey's Halloween Party {an event for which you have to purchase separate tickets}, but one of … [Read More...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween ideas ~ Lynlee's

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

I can't believe Halloween is a mere TWO days away!!! We just returned from a trip to Disneyland to partake in all the Halloween fun they offer at the park, which included the perfect photo shoot … [Read More...]

School fondant toppers

Head Back to School as the Teacher’s Pet!

Have your kiddos headed back to school yet? My daughter starts school on Monday and we just attended her school function where she found out who her new teacher will be and who's in her class! It's … [Read More...]