Fourth of July Ideas

Looking for some last minutes ideas for a Fourth of July Celebration? Awesome! Take a look at these fun ideas you can put together in no time!

1) Fruit Pops –  How cute and fun are these? And better! They are super healthy! All you need is some cookie cutters, paper straws and of course watermelon, apples and blueberries. Find step by step here!



Via Bakers Royale


2) Fruity Patriotic Drinks: Nothing like a cold drink for a Summer Celebration! Use drink of your choice (sparkling drinks or juice to make it more kid-friendly) add raspberries and blueberries. Voila! Festive beautiful drink for your guests!


fourth of july drinks, fruity drinks

Via July Recipes


3) Dress up your burgers! Use cute mini flags to make your burgers, hot dogs and appetizers more festive! You can find these cute flags at any local party supply store around this time of the year. Or you can get the kids to draw you some and just use a toothpick to attach them. Cute and yummy!


burgers, fourth of july barbecue, fourth of july ideas

Via Heather Christo


3) Nothing like an easy and healthy dessert! Try this berries and cream parfait. Find recipe here!


parfait,fourth of july desserts, fourth of july parfait, paleo diet

Via Cook Eat Paleo


I hope you enjoyed these quick and easy Fourth of July ideas! Have fun tomorrow celebrating this beautiful nation!



Garden Party – Magazine Shoot

Spring is here and I would like to share with you the mini photo shoot I styled for “Yum Food and Fun for Kids” Magazine Spring Issue 2014. It is a super fun Garden Shoot “Plant a seed and let it grow” theme with a focus on healthy snacks.

Healthy snacks – veggie wraps, veggie chips, veggies + ranch and hummus
Drinks – organic carrot and green juice
Favors – “Plant a seed” kit (Veggie Tag free download provided by Twinkle Twinkle Little Party)

Each kid received a “veggie” cake pop provided by Eat the Dishes.



Here’s a free download – Fun Veggie Tags!


This was a fun shoot and the kids had so much fun trying the healthy snacks!

Happy Spring, everyone!


Styling, Concept, Printables & Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

Veggie Pops: Eat the dishes

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe this is the last weekend of the year of 2013. Where did the time go?

I am here again to share with you my NYE project I did exclusively for Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine. Who doesn’t love a yummy breakfast?


The simple breakfast table consisted of pancakes with marshmallow butter sauce (recipe courtesy of Oh, Bite it!), Rice Krispie Balls by Eat the Dishes, a delicious pound cake, muffins, powdered sugar donuts, waffles and milk.

I set up a small table for a small family just like mine. I also designed NYE inspired hats, tags for gable boxes and noise makers. Each kid could also enjoy a clock marking midnight cake pop designed by Eat the Dishes.

The NYE printables and hat template are all available for free download!

I hope you enjoy the images!


How about you? How are you ringing in the New Year? TTLP would like to wish you a blessed 2014!



Merry Christmas!

Nothing like updating the blog on Christmas Eve, right?

I apologize for the lack of posts. So many things I would like to share with each one of you!

Since it’s Christmas Eve today, I will start by sharing our Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party, which is a project I absolutely love planning and executing. The kids have SO much fun and I get to showcase my lovely vendors’ work. This year, Renee Nicole Photography captured all the details and I am so thankful she was available and willing to participate!

Two great things I would like to share about this Holiday Party:

1) It was featured in Tattle Magazine. How exciting is that? It was nice to see my work in print!


2) It was also featured in one of my favorite blogs – 100 Layer Cake-let, which is such an inspirational blog! I absolutely adore following their updates!


If you would like to see all the beautiful images. Stop by our website to check all the details of this adorable party! Just click on the image below.


I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all my lovely vendors who made this Holiday Party possible!

Dream Cakes – FL, Alfajore.Cake.Craft., Eat the Dishes, The Luscious Loaf Bakery, The Splendid Sweet Shoppe, The way the cookie crumbles, Painted & Sprinkled, Pret a Partay and Renee Nicole Photography for the amazing images!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a blessed Christmas!



Got Naked?

Cake that is!

Hi everyone! This is Jesi from Dolce Designs doing some guest blogging for my friend Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party.

I am a party stylist from Austin, TX and mommy to three adorable children who drive me to drinking (lots of coffee). I love creating parties, from the super simple, to the very elaborate, and I also love to bake! Not cook, just bake. I wish I could feed my family cupcakes and cake pops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Maybe throw in some chocolate covered oreos or a brownie to make it a balanced meal.

One of the things I am very much into lately, is naked cakes. They are rustic, low key, easy to make, and just plain beautiful! No more “I can’t get my icing smooth enough” dilemmas! You just make your box cake, spoon some frosting in between layers, pin a flower or two, and voila, you got yourself a beauty!

There are countless ways to decorate these naked darlings. A simple cake bunting, some fresh flowers, mixed berries, even apricots, are all beautiful ways a naked cake can be decorated. You can even do an ombre effect with the cake batter itself and go from darkest layer to lightest, surely wowing your guests with your amazing baking skills.

Here are some of my favorite naked cakes I have found online this year as I searched for inspiration to create my own:

This is a gorgeous fall inspired cake, with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, and decorated with apples. Notice how the layers don’t have to be perfect! It’s all about being organic, earthy, and free spirited!


Image via Preston Bailey

Here’s an example of a simple, yet elegant cake:



A naked cake that is beautifully adorned with pretty flowers and fruit can have the same “wow” factor as a traditional frosted wedding cake. Here is the perfect cake for a “rustic chic” wedding:


Via Vintage and Cake

Here’s a chocolate beauty for your viewing delight! This is actually my favorite naked cake, and it seems to be everyone’s favorite, because it’s all over the internet and I cannot seem to find the genius who made it.


Another beautiful Jane Doe:


This one is brought to you by Mother Martha (Stewart of course). This is actually a naked cake that has been cut up to look this way. I highly recommend if you like to show off the inside of the layers, make sure you freeze your cake first, it makes cutting a lot easier.

ImageVia Martha Stewart

This adorable little one is another example of cutting the edges to reveal the pretty colors inside.



And finally, here is a sweet vanilla cake I made…it was actually a big cake I had made for a photo shoot, and because I had these gorgeous flowers left over, I decided to cut up my frosted cake to reveal the “soul” of my little precious and lavish it with these amazing flowers. The filling was the exact same color as the cake, so it’s hard to see, but it’s there. It was a delicious vanilla custard. I hope you like it!


Image courtesy of

I hope you enjoyed my trip down Naked Lane, and maybe even been inspired to Go Naked for your next event, heck, maybe even your wedding! It will be a memorable one for sure!

Jesi Celeita of Dolce Designs

Monthly Blog Contributor

Super Cool First Day of School – Top 10 Back to School Ideas

Are you ready for the first day of school? Are you already on day 6? Either way, you are probably still picking up last minute goodies for the kiddos. With everyone wearing the same uniforms with the same school supplies, it’s hard for each child to show any individuality.Here are 10 ways to help your kids look cool and stand out from the crowd!


First, Mommy needs a place to write down all of these cute ideas. If mom’s not organized, no one in the family is either. Look fabulous with this beautiful Vera Bradley agenda by Swoozies to hold all your kids’ special dates.


Serve up breakfast on these DIY Apple Plates from Spaceships and Laserbeams and set their morning in a cheery mood! Homemade pancakes or just a granola bar, anything would look extra special on this adorable plate.



These easy to print signs by Paper Coterie are perfect for the first day of school! Even if it has already started, grab a pic with one now. Years from now you won’t care what day you took it. You will just be thankful you got them to slow down long enough to take the picture! With big smiles and backpacks these pictures are great in a scrapbook or a frame.


Print out these school day tags from Anders-Ruff and add your child’s name. They are a whole lot cooler than their name written on a piece of masking tape! (Shhh…we’ve all done it.)


Let the kids know that you are thinking of them on any school day. These free printable school lunch notes from Chickabug are just the right size for the lunch box. Toss in a couple stickers and put a grin on their face for the rest of the day! Middle School and High School kids would probably prefer $20 bills instead of stickers.

FREE printable school lunch notes from Chickabug


Have something healthy to eat waiting for them when they get off the bus. Some are going to be asleep and the others jumping around. Either way these Pineapple Orange Banana Popsicles are tasty and fresh.



These pencils look like great little treats for friends. The best part is that they are made from a tube of Rolos, a Hersheys’ Kiss and some craft paper. Add a little tag and you have the perfect gift for friends and teachers at school. These are also perfect for Valentine’s Day and Halloween. Images of these pencils are all over the internet, especially Pinterest! I was able to find the source. Go get your glue dots!



Print out these clever tags and wrappers to make your new teacher a first day of school survival kit that they will actually use! Throw in some tea bags, instant coffee packets, quarters for the vending machine and a Rolo Pencil from #3 and they will be so grateful.

printable teacher gift


Homemade or store bought cupcakes are a great way to make new friends in the classroom. Either way you can dress up your treats in these school themed cupcake wrappers by Cupcake with Character!



What kid wouldn’t want a cake pop after dinner? These apple pops take a little more time to put together, but the big smile on your child’s face will make it worth it!

apple pops

Source: Creative Cakes N Cookies

Thanks for reading and have a great First Day!

Stacie from Fancy & Fold

(monthly contributor)

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Super Hero Birthday Party

Last week I had the honor to style a Super Hero Birthday Party for one of my clients. Her son turned 5 and he requested a mix of super heroes. How fun is that?

It was a very intimate party for 15 kids filled with yummy goodies and super hero fun!

Take a look at the fun images and all the super hero inspired treats my vendors designed for this super party!


Little Birthday boy chose his own cake and the family’s favorite bakery designed it. Isn’t it fun?


Super Hero Inspired Chocolate Covered Oreos by Eat the dishes!


We used the center counter of my client’s kitchen for all the goodies!


A mix of Super Hero Inspired Cake Pops also by Eat the dishes!


A little candy station was set up with colorful candies – M&M’s, Sixlets and of course the fun gumballs!


Awesome cupcakes with super hero fondant toppers by Alfajores. Cake. Crafts!


Love the super colorful oreos!


Super cookies also by Alfajores. Cakes. Crafts!


Sweet & Salty treats were places in coordinating striped popcorn boxes. Fun!


Table for girls, table for boys! Super heroes ONLY!


Kryptonites cupcakes by Alfajores.Cake.Crafts with our Super Hero inspired printable cupcake toppers!


How fun are these lollipops? Super hero capes and masks by Eccentric Design Studio


Super water with our printable water labels!


This party was so much fun to plan! I hope you enjoyed the images. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Styling & Photography – Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

Super Hero Inspired Printables – Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

Kryptonite and Super Hero cupcakes & Cookies – Alfajores.Cake. Crafts

Cupcakes & Cake pops – Eat the Dishes

Super Hero Lollipop Capes and Masks – Eccentric Designs on Etsy

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