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Anniversary Chocolate Bar Favors

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There's no better way to celebrate a 16 year anniversary than with chocolate! My husband and I celebrated our 16th anniversary and these were the decadent favors for our guests. The chocolate I used was none other than a slab of Scharffen Berger wrapped in paper and then adorned with a label that resembles the softness of wedding decor. A soft peach hue and white lace makes the finishing touch on these bars, so perfect and personal. The ribbon of hearts on the sides of the chocolate … [Read more...]

Homemade Box of Chocolates

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand perfectly, so this year I’ve decided to make several homemade boxes of chocolates to give to my friends and family. Whether you fill them with one type of chocolate, or a wide assortment of homemade and/or store bought varieties, your DIY gift will make your loved ones feel extra special. For my boxes of chocolates, I decided to fill them with homemade chocolate-coffee truffles using one of my favorite recipes. Homemade fudge or … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Sauce

A Valentine's Day Recipe

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For a healthy and delicious Valentine’s Day treat, whip up a batch of this chocolate fudge sauce made with just three ingredients: dates, almond milk, and chocolate. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and can be served over ice cream, oatmeal, or as a dipping sauce for chopped fruit. It can also be stored in jars and gifted to friends and family for, and because it’s dairy and sugar-free, it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for folks who are on special … [Read more...]

Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Date Nut Bars

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After last year’s holiday sugar craze, I’m trying to limit my intake of sweets this year so it won’t be so hard to get back on track once the holiday season is over. Thankfully, I’ve come across a recipe that will allow me to indulge my craving for chocolate without making me feel terrible afterwards. Inspired by Lara Bars, these Chocolate Nut Date Bars offer the richness of dessert without the sugar crash. And because I know my family is trying to eat healthier this year, I thought it … [Read more...]

Winter Sleepover Party Favors

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Ok. So aren't some of your best memories as a child, the fun sleepovers you had? Those late nights, the chatter, the friendships that blossomed and yes… the bags under the eyes! It was all part of the fun, so why not create a winter sleepover party for the kids. Here I have planned a very cozy winter sleepover with hot cocoa and marshmallows, personalized with 'denim' looking labels and gift tags. These packages are kid friendly and will really hit the spot for that cup of warmth in the … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Coin Favor Boxes

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This may very well be my favorite type of party favor. Yes, inherently I do have a passion for chocolate but besides that, I do have a passion for little cute boxes tied with ribbon, decorated with labels and tags! Where I agree that it's 'inside that counts', I must admit, I do think the packaging of delightful gifts is equally important. The Chanukah chocolate coins which have the perfect little label set right on top of each one, says it all. These can be used not only as favors but as … [Read more...]

DIY Packaged Candy Favors

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I love coming up with new ideas for packaging gifts and party favors. For Halloween this year I plan to hand out these fun packages of Reeses candy (my favorite). What makes this favor special is the custom labels added to both the candies and the package. And once you've gathered all your supplies, they are super easy to put together. DIY Packaged Candy Favors • Black card stock or construction paper • Paper cutter (or a ruler and x-acto knife) • Rectangle labels in Spook … [Read more...]

Vegan Ding Dongs

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I am crazy about this recipe, and I guarantee that there is no way you can tell its vegan. But it is and its fabulous. I found the recipe over at The Diva-Dish.com. I’m throwing my good friends Elizabeth and Lucus an evening terrace party, to celebrate their third anniversary. We invited a big group of friends, lit up the terrace with white lights, and made it a big surprise! Vegan Ding Dongs What You’ll Need: • A hand mixer • A cake pan • Two large mixing bowls • … [Read more...]

Cup ‘n Saucer Treats

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(Used in this project: Fancy Diamond Labels and Small Rectangle Labels in Urban style with Medium Cellophane Bags.) Everybody that’s ever eaten all the way to the bottom of an ice cream cone, knows it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to savor every bite and have nothing to discard afterward. I’ve seen many different combinations of these Cup n Saucer treats on several blogs. I took a bit from each to come up with the look I desired. Cup 'n Saucer Treats • 6 ounces chocolate … [Read more...]

4th of July Cupcakes

With Printable Pinwheel Toppers

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(Used in this project: Oval Labels in Fest style with Free Printable Cupcake Wrappers and Pinwheel Toppers.) No 4th of July party is complete without some festive, fruity treats. Cupcakes are so easy to make and perfect for entertaining. When planning a party menu, I always try to manage my time by choosing a few simple recipes that can be made ahead of time and don't take very much effort. That way I can spend more time with my favorite part of hosting a party - the decorations! For this … [Read more...]