So NUTS about you Elephant!!

I’m so EXHAUSTED after today’s Valentine’s Day party for the little Munchkins in my family, BUT I just had to post this! Remember the tags from Dolce Drive on the So Nuts about you post? Well, Andrea so kindly designed and printed some beautiful paper goods for the party! One of my favorite details of the party were the foam Elephants that I used as inspiration for color which I paired up with Nutter Butter cookies and couldn’t have been happier! Originally, I was going to bake and decorated Peanut shaped cookies but with all the party details I had to take care of, I ran out of time!! I ran into this last box of cookies at the store and I grabbed it right away! I knew it would work…but I didn’t know it would be so PERFECT!!! I just loved how they turned out!

How cute is this?!!! Each child had their elephant and cookies and their place setting… Defintely something adorable to make for treats for any Valentine!

Best part….Dolce Drive provided a FREE printable of the tags!!! Enjoy!

So NUTS over You

Lilly ❤


Lollipop Kisses!

I picked up a book last week at Target about Valentine’s Day crafts. It had all kinds of cute crafts and I wanted to make them all. One of the crafts was these adorable Lollipops inserted into foam lips and mustaches. I like to call them Lollipop Kisses!! 🙂 Very simple…You’ll need: Red and Brown Craft foam, toothpick or wooden skewer, scissors/xacto knife, lollipops

  1.  draw out a mustache and some lips
  2. cut them out with either scissors or xacto knife
  3. poke a hole through the middle with a skewer or toothpick
  4. insert your lollipop through it…DONE!

You could also add some printed flags to make it more pesonal..So cute and simple!!! This craft would make great for photoprops.. 🙂

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Shot to the heart!!!!

On Friday I posted a picture of some supplies and asked who could guess what I was going to make? I didn’t receive any replies!!!!!!! I figured it was Friday, and everyone was ready for the weekend. I reposted the question over on our fanpage on Facebook and finally got some good guesses. Some people were very close and a couple were right on the mark! The supplies consisted of A pixy stix, 2 heart shaped chocolates, and a small craft foam heart…The result…. Cupid’s Arrow!!!

There are several ways you can use this arrow for Valentine’s Day. You can simply make the arrow and incorporate it into:

  • Treat Bags/Boxes
  • Treat stations
  • Attach to a Card
  • Attach personalized tag to the arrow

I decided to make a little Heart shaped card for my arrow…If you choose to do something like this, make sure you take a glimpse at the next few pictures because otherwise you will get stuck making your arrow all over again (Trust me, from personal experience!)

I first drew out a heart on pink cardstock paper about 4″x4″ and cut it out. Then I used an EXACTO Knife to cut two slits through the heart on opposite diagonal sides to fit my arrow through. With a Silver Sharpie marker, I wrote Happy Valentine’s Day. I took the pixy stix and slid it through the heart until it was postioned evenly. Using a Low Temp gluegun, I glued a tiny drop on the bottom of the piy stix and attached the foam heart. Then using 2 small glue dabs on the foil part on the back of the chocolate heart, I attached it to the pixy stix…And Voila! Isn’t it so cute!?

Sorry the Picture is bad!

You could always write on the back of the card or just make this as part of card or even write just the person’s name on the heart. If you want to use this craft at a party…It would be perfect as a placecard! 🙂

Lilly ❤

Be Mine!

I love sweetheart conversation hearts, the look that is! I hate the way they taste!!! But there is something about the pastel colors, and the adorable messages that makes me want to buy them every year for Valentine’s day. Every year I go through the same dilemma of trying to figure out what to do with them. So this year, I finally did something with them that I have always wanted to do..Cookies!

I made these small cookies with a 1.5″ heart cutter, pastel colored fondant, and hot pink royal icing. If you’re not comfortable with Royal Icing, you could always buy edible Markers at Michaels and write the messages directly on the cookie. Check these cookies out! This was the first of ideas with these hearts, then I thought, “Well what else can I do with them??”…Use them as decor!

After having made the cookies, I was trying to think of cute ways to package them besides a cellophane bag with a ribbon (Still just as cute, but I wanted to find something different). I found these adorable mini take out boxes in the $1 Section at Target and loved their fun look so I pick up a few designs. They had squirrels with hearts, robots, little heart patterned boxes and some other cute designs as well.

First I filled the take out box about 3/4 of the way up with candy conversation hearts that I also bought at Target. Then, I slightly tucked in 2 cookies so that they were still fairly exposed. To finish it off, I added a turquoise ribbon and used a tag Andrea from Dolce Drive provided me with from her collection on her etsy shop…and Voila! A perfect sweet dessert for the kiddos on Valentines day!

So nuts about you!!

A few weeks back, my friend Andrea from Dolce Drive posted a GREAT idea for a valentine’s day treat! Check it out! Then my brain started running a million miles a minute about a whole bunch of ideas for Valentine’s Day!! I came up with a little twist on Andrea’s FAB idea and came up with a Donut Cookie in a box! A simple round sugar cookies with the center cut out and iced like a donut. Then I bought classic Sweetheart candies and lined the bottom of a clear box and tied it with a red satin ribbon. The final touch…the cute little tag Andrea designed! This would be a cute gift for a teacher, and if you don’t have time to make cookies shaped into donuts, buy an actual donut! Just as yummy!! Enjoy and stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day ideas these next two weeks!!