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FESTIVE ST. PATRICK’S DAY MINI MILKSHAKES FOR KIDS {+ Milkshake Shooters for the Adults}

St. Patrick's Day Mini Milkshakes
St. Patrick's Day Mini Milkshakes
St. Patrick's Day Mini Milkshakes
St. Patrick's Day Mini Milkshakes
St. Patrick's Day Mini Milkshakes

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, I made these festive mini milkshakes. Aren’t they adorable? I just love sweet, irresistible mini desserts – they’re perfect for any type of party.

For this milkshake, I used mint chocolate chip ice cream and topped it with whipped cream and the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms cereal. To serve mini milkshakes for the adults, add a splash of whipped vodka and you have the perfect milkshake shooter!

Cheers and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Photos + Recipe by Rose Angel Lopez

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MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP & COSTUME IDEAS

I’ve been seeing some creative halloween makeup and costume ideas that are amazingly not so hard to achieve, especially with helpful tutorials to follow.  Take a look at my favorite looks below.

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Cat”

via You and Lu | Photo: Annie Shak Photography | Makeup: Taary Moy

I love how pretty and simplistic the “cat” look turned out on Lauren Gores!

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Wednesday Addams”

via Sazan

If you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, how about this easy DIY tutorial of Sazan’s version of Wednesday Addams.

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“DIY Circus Performer”

via Lauren Conrad

If your going out with a group of your girlfriends to a halloween party, try out this fun trio look.

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Romantic Clown”

via The Beautiful Circus

Oh, the cuteness going on with this mother and daughter romantic clown costume and makeup is simply adorable!

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MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

Let the dark shadows and flickering candlelight that cast a glowing greeting inspire a tablescape for your indoor halloween entertaining.

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

It didn’t take much to evoke an enchanting, yet alluring mystery of a dark autumn halloween night. I created a less frightful and spookishly tabletop. I instead, conjured up a marvelously moody, romantic table for all to gather – fit for a halloween fête (costumes optional).

As a backdrop for the spellbound hallows eve, I covered the table in a black flock velvet damask fabric and draped it to the floor. I created a runner by layering a black toiled netting cloth along the center of the table. For the place setting, I kept the chic black theme from the dinnerware and flatware, to my vintage silver rimmed glassware. For a lustrous glow, I added small gold pumpkin candles and gold doilies, placed on each plate, underneath the coupe glass. Black taper candles that features a gold patterned design were inserted in clear glass candelabras. For a bit of halloween decor, I used beaded spider ornaments (similar found here) made out of black acrylic gems and I wrapped each one to a dinner napkin – creating a napkin holder. Red roses are the essence of modern romance, so I created a centerpiece filled with an abundance of long stem roses. I housed the roses in a black lacquered vessel that featured scroll design handles, which mimicked the damask table fabric.

We all know that halloween is about tricks and treats, so don’t forget the sweets!

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

I hope you’ve been inspired to transform your table into a moody, romantic halloweens scene. Below are some links to some of the items I used and others are similar in style.

Clear Glass Candelabra 

Black Flatware

Black Glassware or Black Opaque Cup with Glass Stem 

Black Dinner Napkins

Black Vintage Candy Bowl or Black Amethyst Candy Dish

Black Dinner Plates

Black & Gold Vase or simply spray paint a large vase using a high gloss finish

Beaded Spider Ornament

Gold Glitter Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders or check your nearest Home Goods, TJMaxx, or Marshalls for a set of gold pumpkin candles

-Photos + Tablescape Styling by Rose Angel Lopez

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FOURTH OF JULY INSPIRATION {RED,WHITE, & BLUE}

Inspired by the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, I created this mood board that includes a few last minute 4th of July ideas to celebrate with this holiday – which will make your backyard party even more festive!

Fourth of July Inspiration {Red, White, and Blue}

images sources:

{left}: Stars & Stripes Boyfriend Tee | Colored Pinwheel Decorations 

{right}: Blueberry Strawberry & Jicama Salsa via Two Peas & Their Pod  | Fruity Ice Drinks via Mom.me  | Firecracker Red, White & Blue Popcorn

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FOURTH OF JULY DIY FESTIVE SPARKLER HOLDER + FREE PRINTABLE

Fourth of July backyard gathering

Fourth of July backyard gathering

Fourth of July backyard gathering

Fourth of July backyard gatheirng

Raise the flag, fire up the grill, and host your guests in red, white and blue. I think it’s safe to say that most of us will be outdoors this weekend celebrating the 4th and besides watching the fireworks, another favorite thing to do with family and friends at the end of the night is having everyone light up sparklers.

I created a cute and festive DIY sparkler holder that you can use as part of your table decor or you can simply place a sparkler at each table setting with my printable “Let the sparks fly” tag, as shown in the pictures above. This will allow your guests to take one sparkler at the end of the night to celebrate.

To create my easy tabletop sparkler holder, I used the following items:

  • Silver Pails (found at Target in the $1 section)
  • Decorative White Sand (found at local craft store)
  • Red, White, and Blue Balloons and Ribbon (you can find at any party store)
  • American Flag (also found at Target in the $1 section)
  • Sparklers 
  • Single Flower Stem (optional)
  • “Let the sparks fly tonight!” Printable

To assemble your sparkler tabletop holder, simply fill your bucket(s) with sand, attach a red, white and blue balloon to the handle of the bucket, stick several sparklers in the sand, add a white bloom (because why not, right?), and added my “Let the sparks fly tonight! Happy 4th of July” tags.

You can click the link below, download and print my sparkler tags for your personal use.  Just to note, if you’re downloading the PDF file from a Mac computer, the fonts do change (sucks, I know). When printing, be sure to use a heavier/thicker paper and if you have a paper cutter/trimmer, cut to size.

PRINTABLE: Fourth of July_Let the sparks fly_Design by Occasion

Oh, if you happen to wonder what type of beverage are inside of the mason jars, we muddled fresh strawberries and added frozen limeade, water and ice. It was quite refreshing!

-Photos + Printable via Rose Angel Lopez

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