We Lived Happily Ever After: September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Spaghetti Squash Boats~ A Wonderful Fall Recipe

We had a wonderful harvest of Spaghetti Squash this year & it inspired me to come up with some new ways to cook with this delicious canvas! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tips on How to Throw an Awesome Outdoor Movie Night!

As today is our last day of our 5 Amazing Weeks of Party Tutorials, I wanted the finale to be special. So today I am going to share with you all my tips to having an amazing outdoor movie night!

Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY: Paper Roses

I am so excited to share my Paper Roses with you all.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

17 SUPER Creative Party Ideas! {Via Pinterest}

Welcome to Day 33 of our 5 Weeks of Party Tutorials!
Today I want to share with you all some of my favorite birthday ideas.

Friday, September 21, 2012

High Heel Cupcakes! {Tutorial}

Thanks for stopping by today! Only a few more days left in our   

Today I get to share with you my Absolute Favorite Tutorial: 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

10 Creative Party Food Ideas that will Make Any Party AMAZING!! {Via Pinterest}

Welcome to day 30 of our 5 Weeks of Party Tutorials!

Today I am posting some of the amazing and great ideas I stumbled upon, but didn't get a chance to do for my Sister's Surprise Birthday Party.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cute Paint Chip Banner!

Thanks for stopping by today! Only a few more days left in our  5 Weeks of Party Tutorials!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Whimsical Party Banner!

Thanks for stopping by today! We're on Day 24 of our 5 Weeks of Party Tutorials!

Today I wanted to share with you how to make a simple party banner that will bring a lot of class to your party.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tangled Inspired Origami Box Party Lights! {Plus More Party Light Ideas!}

Who here loves Tangled? There is just something super romantic about the scene where they light all the thousands of lanterns.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Popcorn Stand

Thanks for stopping by today! 

For my sister's surprise birthday party, we did a Movie Night Theme. And we had to come up with a Popcorn Booth, because what Movie Night would be complete without a Popcorn Booth? 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Movie Sign {Just a board and Christmas Tree Lights!}

Thanks for stopping by today! I am really excited to be sharing this one with you all!
I fell in LOVE with the concept of an outdoor movie night (more about this on another day.) I thought it would be special to reserve it for my sister's surprise birthday party because she had talked about how she wanted to do one this summer. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Carnations and Peonies out of Crepe Paper

I LOVE making paper flowers!
{Take a look at my DIY Tutorials for more of my creations.}

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cake Pops!

Today I am going to show you the very yummy cake pops my sister made. They are Double Chocolate Cake Pops.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Make Up Game!


Today I am going to show you one of my favorite party games: The Make Up Game!

This is such a fun game to play! You have a poster like the one below & blind fold everyone (but not all at once :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Best Royal Icing Recipe! {3 Ingredients!}

This is such an easy recipe! 
Only 3 ingredients- and they are common household ingredients too!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Mint Frosting !

Is there a more perfect combo than peppermint and chocolate?

I remember going to Olive Garden when I was little and looking forward to the free chocolate Andes Mint type candy they brought with the check.

So I just had to make a cupcake based off of this fond memory.

All you need for these babies are:
 A Chocolate Cake Box (easy) 
Chocolate Chips, 
Andes Mints,
and some frosting (recipe below)

Make your cake according to the box directions. 

Add a cup of chocolate chips into the batter for extra chocolate!

Butter your muffin pan. Bake as directed.

For the Frosting:
1 stick butter, a little colder than room temperature
1/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Add all the ingredients in (adding the powdered sugar gradually) and whip until all the butter is combined (and there are no lumps!) 

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely after baking.

Try to work with the frosting when it is colder rather than warmish and room temprature.

Make a mound of frosting on your cupcake.

So pretty! Now drizzle with melted chocolate and garnish with your Andes Mints.

These are AMAZING when you serve them cold.

Nothing beats peppermint and chocolate when it comes to the perfect food couple.