You are the Milk to my Cookie

Deliciously Darling | Milk and Cookies Party

Last minute Valentine’s Day inspiration for you all! I love Milk and Cookies. Seriously, love! When my oldest son’s teacher requested a Milk and Cookies themed Valentine’s day party I literally jumped. Here’s a peek at what I’m going to be setting up at school tomorrow. Peanut Butter Cup cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and French Macarons = YUM. With treat bags from Waiting on Martha {with labels from Party on Designs } and the Valentine’s that my kiddo will be handing out to his class mates {Printable by Paper & Pigtails found on Pizzazzerie}. Cuteness overload!

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Deliciously Darling | Milk and Cookies Party

Deliciously Darling | Milk and Cookies Party

Step Right Up to Valentines Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready? Here is some last minute inspiration for all you dessert enthusiast. With simple desserts & store bought treats you can pull off a lovely dessert table. Details below.

Sometimes we don’t have time to put together a big production. Buying store bought treats is more than okay! The adorable little pudding cups above are simply chocolate jello instant pudding with store bought frosting & finished with caramel popcorn. Looks adorable huh?

The larger cupcakes were semi-homemade using cake mix & store bought frosting. Secret: The baking cups are from Marshalls of all places!

The printable elements are the key to polishing off your last minute party. Huge thank you to Lisa Marie Invitations for sharing these to you all as a free download.

Finally – did you notice that adorable sparkling heart wand on the cupcake? You can find them from my pal Waiting on Martha. So cute and such a fun way to add a little sparkle to your desserts.

xoxo – Dina

Vendor Credits:

Dessert table & paper garland: Deliciously Darling || Printables: Lisa Marie Invitations ||  Fondant Hearts: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes || Heart sparkler wand: Waiting on Martha || Push up Pop Containers: Petite Party Studio || Little Pink Spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu || Table Runner, Mugs, Mini Cupcakes, Milk Shake Straws: Target ||

Valentine’s Day Treat Bag Ideas

Raise your hands if you love paper treat bags! {My hand is raised} Today I’ve come up with a few ideas to help you jazz up those adorable little bags for your upcoming Valentine’s Day treats. Not just one way to decorate your treat bags but for adorable ways: Chevron & Lace, Polkadot & Rosette, I love Twine, and Washi tape treat bags.

Special thank you to Waiting on Martha for the treat bags, twine & washi tape.

 Chevron & Lace Treat Bags

You will need:

Treat bags:  Waiting on Martha || Lace Doilies: Target’s Dollar Section || Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper, Heart Punch and glue gun: Michael’s Craft Store 

Directions:

You will need 5 doilies. Take one doilie and fold in half. Fold again in half and place a drop of glue on it so that the doilie remains in triangle form. Continue to make 3 more triangle doilies. Glue all for triangle doilies onto the 5th doilie to form the ruffled lace circle above. Then finish with a heart punched from scrapbook paper. I picked glittery paper in latest Martha Stewart Valentine’s Day Scrapbook paper pack.

These treat bags were inspired by the adorable party from Frog Prince Paperie, I just love how she used the doilie rosettes.

Polka dot & Rosette Treat Bags

You will need:

Treat bags:  Waiting on Martha ||  Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper,  Scoring Board & Round and Heart Punch, craft scissors and glue gun: Michael’s Craft Store 

Directions:

Take a blank piece of paper and punch out a 2″ circle and set aside. Pick out your favorite sheet of scrapbook paper and place it on your scoring board. Score a 1.5 inch line down and cut it out with your favorite craft scissors. These are my favorite craft scissors, I love the little design it makes when turned into a rosette. Once you have your 1.5 inch strip of paper, lay it horizontally on the scoring board and begin to score .5 inch lines all the way down the strip. Once you are done fold up the paper into an accordion then open it back up. Here’s the tricky part, glue your two ends together and push the paper down on one side to form the rosette. Glue the rosette down onto the round piece of paper that you punched out and set aside. Finally, punch out your heart and glue it to the rosette and now you are ready to glue the rosette to your bag and fill with treats.

I love Twine Treat Bags

You will need:

Treat bags:  Waiting on Martha || Sewing Kit: Target, craft section || Twine: Waiting on Martha

Directions:

Open your sewing box and pull out the needle, your favorite design and scoring tool. Using a ruler, score a line across the treat bag. Thread the needle included in the box with your baker’s twine. Begin sewing your bag and finish it off with a twine yarn ball &  a glittery paper heart.

Washi Tape Glassine Treat Bags

You will need:

Treat bags & Washi Tape:  Waiting on Martha || Mini Glittered Clothing Pins: Michael’s Craft Store 

Directions:

Grab your favorite tape and use a ruler to make sure you are applying it straight on your glassine bag. Alternate washi tape designs and finish off with an adorable glittered pin.

Happy Crafting.

xoxo – Dina

 

Favorite 5 Valentines Day Party Items

Right about now, you will notice stores filled with pink and red, candy, teacher’s gifts and hearts galore. It’s that time again, time to celebrate Valentines Day. For all of you out there planning Valentine’s Day parties, here’s my favorite 5 party items that are currently on my must-purchase list.

Where to Buy || 1. Heart Push Up Pop Container: Petite Party Studio || 2. Mini Treat Pedestal  Waiting on Martha  3. Paper Straws: Petite Party Studio || 4. Pink & Red Divine Twine: Waiting on Martha || 5. French Macaron Trays: Koyal Wholesale ||

All You Need is Love Pink Dessert Table

So very excited to share my “All you need is love” dessert table with you all today! Created for Occasions Magazine’s Winter Issue, I’ve been waiting so patiently to share this with everyone. Remember the rest of the beautiful photo-shoot? Well this is my favorite part of the shoot, the desserts! I am so honored to have it recently featured on Half Baked, The Cake Blog.

All you need is Love” – Famous words, a beautiful song, and cherished motto. I wanted to put together a romantic dessert table that would capture love. With shades of pink, gold and silver with vintage & glam touches that came together so beautifully. Desserts in pinks, creams and chocolates came together in a delicious way. This stunning dessert table included three perfectly pipped cakes (each with their own icing technique), Pink cake pops with gold and silver details, mini sugar donuts, cupcakes with custom edible fondant toppers, whoopie pies and individual napa valley chocolate cheesecakes, chocolate covered oreos with lace detail, custom heart sugar cookies and of course perfect pink french macarons. These desserts are stunningly displayed on JCT Kitchen’s rustic table accented with a pink runner from I Do Linens and a fun and beautiful tassel garland from The Flair Exchange. Not to mention the gorgeous cake stands from Waiting on Martha & The TomKat Studio Shop.

xoxo – Dina

Vendor Credits: Event Planning & Dessert Styling: Deliciously Darling ||  Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Venue: JCT Kitchen & Bar   || Linens: I do Linens ||  Rosanna cake stands & votive holders: Waiting on Martha  || Milk Glass Cake stands & paper straws: The TomKat Studio Shop || Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange ||  Trio of Cakes:  My Sweet Things || Cupcakes:  Cakes by Darcy || Fondant decor:  Lynlee Petite Cakes || Napa valley chocolate cheesecakes & whoopie pies:  Yoss Baking || Sugar Cookies:  Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals || Chocolate covered oreos:  Sweet Temptations || French Macarons:  Alons Bakery || Cake pops:  Cake pops by Jen

All You Need Is Love Dessert Table

So very excited to share my “All you need is love” dessert table with you all today! Created for Occasions Magazine’s Winter Issue, I’ve been waiting so patiently to share this with everyone. Remember the rest of the beautiful photo-shoot? Well this is my favorite part of the shoot, the desserts! I am so honored to have it recently featured on Half Baked, The Cake Blog.

All you need is Love” – Famous words, a beautiful song, and cherished motto. I wanted to put together a romantic dessert table that would capture love. With shades of pink, gold and silver with vintage & glam touches that came together so beautifully. Desserts in pinks, creams and chocolates came together in a delicious way. This stunning dessert table included three perfectly pipped cakes (each with their own icing technique), Pink cake pops with gold and silver details, mini sugar donuts, cupcakes with custom edible fondant toppers, whoopie pies and individual napa valley chocolate cheesecakes, chocolate covered oreos with lace detail, custom heart sugar cookies and of course perfect pink french macarons. These desserts are stunningly displayed on JCT Kitchen’s rustic table accented with a pink runner from I Do Linens and a fun and beautiful tassel garland from The Flair Exchange. Not to mention the gorgeous cake stands from Waiting on Martha & The TomKat Studio Shop.

xoxo – Dina

Vendor Credits: Event Planning & Dessert Styling: Deliciously Darling ||  Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Venue: JCT Kitchen & Bar   || Linens: I do Linens ||  Rosanna cake stands & votive holders: Waiting on Martha  || Milk Glass Cake stands & paper straws: The TomKat Studio Shop || Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange ||  Trio of Cakes:  My Sweet Things || Cupcakes:  Cakes by Darcy || Fondant decor:  Lynlee Petite Cakes || Napa valley chocolate cheesecakes & whoopie pies:  Yoss Baking || Sugar Cookies:  Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals || Chocolate covered oreos:  Sweet Temptations || French Macarons:  Alons Bakery || Cake pops:  Cake pops by Jen