Tuesday, 20 December 2011

New Year's Eve Dessert Table: "All that Glitters"

To capture the glittery warmth of a New Year's Eve celebration, I have created this "All that Glitters" Dessert Table & DIY Party Printable Set to welcome 2012.

Featuring a beautiful, gold bokeh design and teamed with warmly-themed food (and chilled champagne, of course!), this glittery feast sets the stage for a fun-filled celebration.

To add to the golden sparkle, I used a glittery wrapping paper for the table cover & cupcake wrappers.

Food & drinks included a warming Butterscotch Schnapps starter, tagged with personalized wine charm tags (you can personalize these yourself in the PDF file!). A mix of savoury & sweet foods followed including individual serves of Apricot & Almond Cream Cheese with Honey, served with crackers; Champagne Cupcakes, Brandy Snaps & a trio of Coffee, Vanilla & Chocolate Macarons.

Co-ordinating candy bar wrappers complete the look along with wine labels, bunting, favor tags and fill-in invitation to set the tone.

This New Year's Eve Printable Set is now available in my Etsy shop here: All that Glitters Printable Set

Enjoy & Happy New Year's & wishing you a fabulous 2012!


Personalize Straw Tags for Butterscotch Schnapps starters

Almond & Apricot Cream Cheese with honey & a trio of Macarons
Champagne Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream.
Glittery wrapping paper was used for the cupcake wrappers & table cover.
Mmm ... Brandy Snaps. Personalize your own Buffet Labels with this editable PDF file.
Candy Bar Wrappers
Favor Tags & 6" Circle Bunting

New Year's Eve DIY Printable Set available on Etsy.com here.
New Year's Eve DIY Printable Set available on Etsy.com here.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

It certainly is looking like Christmas at our house this week . My kids are well into the routine of checking their Advent Calendars (first thing in the morning & before breakfast!) to consume the little chocolates inside and count down the sleeps until Christmas.

The tree is up, almost all the gift shopping is done (but none of the wrapping), and my credit card is looking a little bit worse for wear. Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... except for the cupcakes!

I have had no time at all this year to bake any! So this is last year's collection of cupcake ideas I came up with for various occasions. I really like simple, easy ideas that work.

Thanks so much for following my little blog throughout the year and I wish you and your family's a happy & safe Christmas.