April 24, 2017

DIY Pretzel Bar

We love pretzels of every shape and size, with every type of type, eaten on any day of the year. What better day to eat all out favorite pretzels than on National Pretzel Day?! We set up our own pretzel bar just for the occasion, and it’s super easy for you to do too.

Step 1: Set up your bar with the following ingredients:
-Your favorite type of pretzels. We chose soft baked, rods, and mini sticks.
-Hummus, cheese dip (we used this recipe), chocolate chips
-Add-ons, like veggies for the hummus, or sprinkles for the chocolate

Step 2: Start dipping! We dipped our chocolate pretzel rods first, so the chocolate had time to harden.

Step 3: Try every kind of pretzel. Because they’re all wonderful!

Happy National Pretzel Day!

xx, Maggie
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April 19, 2017

DIY Kentucky Derby Balloons

One of our favorite sporting events of the year is approaching. That’s right- The Kentucky Derby is this weekend and it’s our favorite sporting event simply because of the parties, the fashion, and the mint juleps. We saw the cutest balloon DIY collaboration between Studio DIY and Balloon Time and decided to adapt the steps to make it our own.

All you need is a metallic gold marker, helium-filled balloons, tape and a stencil of a horseshoe (we printed this one and cut it out ourselves).

Step 1: Carefully tape your stencil in the center of a balloon and trace around it using the metallic marker.

Step 2: Draw in a few “holes” so you remember to leave those spots unfilled.

Step 3: Fill in the outline of the horseshoe with controlled strokes so it doesn’t look messy, being sure to avoid the holes.

Step 4: Repeat on the whole batch, and get ready to party!

Enjoy your Derby Day with these balloons and our favorite Derby Cocktail by Abby!

xx, Maggie
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April 17, 2017

DIY Cotton Candy Cones

The second the sun comes out, we’re ready for bright colors & ice cream cones. And what’s a more perfect treat for a spring party than sprinkle cones and cotton candy?! It’s easy to do it yourself, and your guests are going to love these adorable desserts.

You will need white chocolate chips, ice cream cones (we used pretzel, but waffle cones work too!), sprinkles, tin foil, a rubber spatula and cotton candy.

Step 1: Melt your white chocolate and set up your table.

Step 2: Roll your cone in the white chocolate and use the spatula to smooth it out.

Step 3: Spread out the sprinkles on the tin foil and roll the cone evenly in the pile, being sure to cover all the chocolate.

Step 4: Place the cones on the tin foil and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Then take a small bundle of cotton candy and place in the cone!

Cutest. Dessert. Ever.

Enjoy!

 

xx, Maggie
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April 13, 2017

How to Host a Dinner Party

I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I tell you that I host a lot of dinner parties. I truly love nothing more than having friends and/or family over for a meal, wine and good company.

Since we host so much around here we thought we should start a “How to Host” series that we could share with you all. We filmed our first series here to show you How to Host a dinner party and we’re pretty jazzed about how it turned out. We will put together a series of these videos to show you how to host the simplest of parties to holiday dinners, birthdays and more. We want to know what you think so please share your feedback with us and if there is anything in particular that you’d like to see…please let us know.

For the How to Host a dinner party series, we went through the process of planning, setting and styling the party.

With a trip to our local farmer’s market we came were inspired by all the greenery and decided on an “Earth Day” theme for this dinner party. We found air plants on Amazon which created an unexpected element to our decor and fresh herbs that we planted into pots for everyone’s place card.

You can find the DIY for our plant place cards included a recipe PDF for each on our blog here. They were so simple to makes for a beautiful little gift for your guests to take home at the end of the night.

Without further ado, we present the first of our “How to Host” series. We hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to the gals behind the lens on this one…
Video footage and Photos by Abby Copleston
Video editing by Maggie Antalek

xx, Seri
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April 10, 2017

Crafty Easter Eggs

Easter is approaching quickly, so we decided we would do this week’s DIY project with the upcoming Holiday in mind.  Seri’s boys and their friend, Eryn, came over after school and we got to crafting!

We’re always trying to find a way to repurpose supplies that we already have in the studio, so we decided to use these leftover tissue tassels to decorate Easter Eggs! You can also use regular tissue paper. Besides that, all you need are some hard boiled eggs, Mod Podge, and paint brushes.

First, we cut our tissue paper down into small pieces that would easily glue onto the eggs.

Next, we set the kids up with their own cup of Mod Podge and a paintbrush.

We were careful about showing them how to add small amounts Mod Podge to the egg before placing their pieces of tissue paper on top.

Once they had the hang of it, we let their creativity run free!

Even Seri joined in the fun to make an Easter Egg!

Luke took a quick snack break….

While Eryn worked hard to make the prettiest egg of the bunch.

It was safe to say the girls ruled this craft, but in the end, all the eggs made for the most perfect Easter decoration.

xx, Maggie
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