Thursday, March 10, 2011

Free Starbucks Samples

This week Starbucks is celebrating their 40th Anniversary. If you visit on March 10-12 between 2 and 5 p.m. you will get a free Starbucks Petites when you order any handcrafted beverage (while supplies last). Petites are their new line of mini desserts (cake pops, mini cupcakes, whoopie pies, etc.) that are each under 200 calories. I look forward to sampling a petite soon. Let me know if you get to try one and what you think. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Free Printables

Having a St. Patty's Day party? Check out these free printables to help add that extra pizazz to your party.

This set of party printables includes: cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle labels, and tags. Get these printables HERE.

Here are some cute tags that can be used for cupcake toppers, or decorating gifts:
For these tags, you will need a 2 inch scallop circle punch
Download this set of printables HERE.

Here are some more cute cupcake toppers to choose from:

Check out the "lucky" cupcake toppers HERE and the rainbow toppers HERE.

Here's the last set:
Love the tag on the rock candy, cute idea! Download these printables HERE.

Happy Partying!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Going Green for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is soon approaching (March 17th). This past weekend already saw a number of festivals and parades for those early celebrants. After this long winter, we all need something to celebrate... and who doesn't feel a little Irish on St. Patty's Day? How do you plan to express your Irish side? These green desserts will surely help you show off your love of the holiday.

Sources & Recipes:
1. Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes
2. Kiwi Lime Pie
3. Clover Cookies
4. Green Pinwheels
5. Coconut Pistachio Pie
6. St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

If you decide to make cupcakes, take a look at these decorating ideas for some inspiration:
Sources & How-To:
1. Leprechaun Hat Cupcake Wrappers
2. Shamrock Cupcake