Here are the winners (from last week’s giveaway) of the adorable custom crayons from Lil Boo & Co. Thank you to those of you who left comments, and I have more giveaways on the horizon, so stay tunned!
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#2 ~ The Mitchell’s ~ said…
I love the cupcakes! And the princess too!
#20 ~lylebala@ yahoo.com~ said…
i love the boys race crayon for my son…..the princess for my daughters & the cupcake for ME!
I’ll be contacting you with the information you need to collect your prize.
A good friend of mine (Sharon
) asked me to make some pretty cupcake for her to serve on Mother’s Day. Sharon hosted a beautiful Mother’s day dinner, and set out my cupcakes as dessert. I just love the photos she took, so I wanted to share them with you. She used the cupcakes to decorate the beautiful, formal table setting, along with pretty pink gift bags for each woman. What a pretty way to honor some of the special women in her life!
I’ve posted the recipe I use for chocolate cupcakes HERE
, and my recipe for delicious cream cheese frosting HERE
. Such a delicious combo! I decorated these cupcakes with some hand made fondant flowers. I’ll be sharing some how-to’s on making fondant decorations next week.
Yesterday I posted an inspiration board
I put together for a “Rainbows and Race Cars
“ birthday I’m planning. When I first began gathering ideas for the party, I went right to an Etsy store (I had bookmarked a while back) that sells the most amazing, custom shaped crayons. I was hoping to find something perfect for both boys and girls, and this little shop, Lil Boo & Co.
has lots of cute choices. I was happy to find some perfect race car crayons, and also several choices that would fit with a rainbow theme.
Of course, I had a hard time staying focused on the theme I was shopping for when I kept seeing other adorable shapes like these…
They’re cupcakes!! And they’re crayons… the only problem is I want these ones for ME, I don’t think I could share them with my kids! =)
Have you ever seen such beautiful crayons?
How about I send you some?
The owner of Lil Boo & Co.
, has generously offered to send two of my readers a fun set of crayons.
You can earn up to three entries for this giveaway.
For one entry
- Hop on over to Lil Boo & Co
, and take a look at all the fun crayons (and some cute cupcake toppers too!). Leave a comment here telling me your favorite product from the shop
For a second entry- Sign up as a follower of Glorious Treats and leave a comment that you did, or a comment that you already are.
For a third entry
- Blog about this fun giveaway, or add Glorious Treats
to the blog links on your blog. Don’t have a blog? Tweet about Glorious Treats or tell your friends about Glorious Treats via Facebook.
Then leave a comment here that you did.
Leave a seperate comment for each entry (up to three per person), and don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
The winner with be chosen using Random.org.
The deadline to enter is this Sunday, May 23th at 7pm Pacific.
The winner will be posted Monday, May 24th
But wait, there’s more…
For those of you who can’t wait for the contest, or you see some adorable crayons that you MUST have for a upcoming party or gift, go for it! Place an order this week (now through Monday, May 24th) and Lil Boo & Co
. will give you 15% off your purchase. Just mention that you saw the crayons on Glorious Treats
and you’ll get a 15% refund on your order via Pay Pal (as soon as your order is processed). I’d look forward to hearing about the fun crayons you order.
A good friend of mine has two sweet little children who both have June birthdays. Instead of the time, money and stress of two parties, we realized that this year it would be just as fun to have one joint party. Since the oldest, (a little boy) is just turning three, and the youngest is a little girl turning one, neither is old enough feel like they’re missing out on having their “own” party.
I spent a day thinking about what party themes could be appropriate for both a boy and a girl and had lots of fun brainstorming…
Ladybugs and Lizards,
Pirates and Princesses,
Trucks and Tiaras,
in the end, the winner was…
I thought this theme could work well together by using primary colors for both the rainbows and race cars. I designed a two simple graphics (using PhotoShop), and then got to work on invitations, cupcake toppers and water bottle labels. Next, I began my search for fun favor, food and decorations ideas. Here are a few of the ideas I’ve gathered.
1. Heart crayons (from Lil Boo & Co.
along with every other cute shape you can think of!)
3. Rainbow swirl pops, purchased from Party City (photo Glory Albin)
4. Water bottle label (Glory Albin)
5. Hot wheels cars, favors for the boys (photo- Glory Albin)
8. Water bottle label (Glory Albin)
10. Race car box, purchased from Target (photo- Glory Albin)
12. Rainbow hair bows (made by me, I’ve posted the how-to’s HERE
All photos by Glory Albin, or used with permission.
I’ll look forward to sharing the party photos with you in June.
Since my daughter’s candy party (back in March) I’ve had lots of questions about the giant lollipops I made as decorations for the front walkway. The idea is not my own, I found many similar lollipops on several different sites as I was gathering ideas for my daughter’s party. This was one of the many crafts I prepared weeks in advance. They are not hard to make, and can be used to add color and whimsy indoors or out.
Here are the supplies you need-
(I found them at Michael’s and Wal-Mart) The one surprising thing about this craft is that the styrofoam is actually quite expensive! The larger circles were close to $5.00 each.
(available at most craft stores and Wal-Mart for about $0.50 each)
White spray paint
Colored tissue paper
(I used iridescent cellophane- from Michael’s)
~ Directions ~
Step 1- Spray paint the wooden dowels white. Allow them to dry, then cut the dowels to desired lengths.
Step 2- Wrap styrofoam circles with colored tissue paper. Wrap them the best you can, but they don’t have to be perfect, because the cellophane will cover the imperfections pretty well.
Step 3- Push a dowel into the wrapped styrofoam. If you want, you can put a little glue on the dowel before you push it in (I didn’t glue mine).
Step 4- Cut a piece of cellophane and wrap it over the styrofoam, gathering the ends around the dowel.
Step 5- Tie a piece of ribbon around the gathered cellophane, then make a bow.
That’s it! Adorable, calorie-free lollipops!
A fun way to welcome guests to a sweet party!