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An American Girl in Paris Patisserie Baking Party

On New Year’s Eve of 2014, my daugh­ter, Anabelle and I were glued to the tele­vi­sion screen, as the new Amer­i­can Girl of the Year was being announced! Anabelle’s Gigi was the first to intro­duce her to the Amer­i­can Girl brand, bring­ing down her Aunt Carolyn’s child­hood doll from the attic every time we came… Read More »

Latest Fondant Cupcakes & Tutorials

Kiss Me I'm Irish cupcake cupcake tutorial

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Fondant Cupcake Tutorial

Do you and your family celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We don't usually do anything too big, but we definitely wear the obligatory green to avoid getting pinched and observe the fun holiday with some sweet treats! We, of course, must start out the day with some Lucky Charms cereal, whose marshmallow symbols always makes me think of the various superstitions that are associated with bringing upon fortune. On St. Paddy's Day, those who are unable to physically kiss the iconic Blarney Stone can … [Read More...]

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...]

Latest Parties & Celebrations

An American Girl in Paris Patisserie Baking Party

On New Year's Eve of 2014, my daughter, Anabelle and I were glued to the television screen, as the new American Girl of the Year was being announced! Anabelle's Gigi was the first to introduce her to the American Girl brand, bringing down her Aunt Carolyn's childhood doll from the attic every time we came to visit. Then a couple of years later, she received her very own doll for Christmas and with practically every trip to LA, we carve out some time to visit the American Girl store. So, you can … [Read More...]

Graduation Cap Bubble Machines

Break Out the Bubbly Preschool Graduation Party for Evite

I was beyond excited when I received an e-mail from Evite.com inviting me to participate in the Top Party Pro contest and immediately accepted the invitation! I, along with three other contestants {and industry friends of mine!}, were given the task to style a preschool graduation party/table in only FIVE days! The themes available were based on Evite's adorable electronic invitation designs and I chose the Break Out the Bubbly theme {available in blue and pink} because I thought it would be so … [Read More...]

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...]

Latest Crafts & Recipes

Cook for the Cure pink push pop cakes and cupcakes

Think Pink with Cook for the Cure Cakes!

As you can probably tell, pink is a favorite color 'round these parts! So, it comes as no surprise that when I had the opportunity to pick out a KitchenAid stand mixer for our Apple Cider & Bake … [Read More...]

Frozen-Easter-Basket-Ideas-for-Kids

Do You Want to Build a Frozen Easter Basket?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias Today is the first day of Spring, which means Easter is … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]