The Partiologist

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cute Little Rice Krispie Hula Girls!

Did you know May is National Luau Month?  I'm not sure how it was decided, I just know I'm going to celebrate...right into June.  Are you with me?

A day on the beach with these little cuties will have you thinking you're actually in Hawaii.  Even though I've never had the chance to take hula lessons, my Hula Girl Rice Krispie Treats probably have.  I mean, what rice krispie treat would get dressed in a grass skirt and not dance?  None.
Rice Krispie Hula Girls


Thursday, May 21, 2015


I know I'm always kidding about growing up as a Flintstone, although in some ways, it's kind of true.  I did grow up in a rock covered house, one like I've never ever seen again.  While I'm no gardener, my mom can do it all.  I remember the beautiful flowers growing next to the rock covered house year after year, at the time, I didn't really know how much work it was to make the yard so beautiful. 

Anyway, back to the rock house.  I remember it well, it was gray (stucco or cement) covered in tiny little rocks and I do mean covered.  So when I came across these little bags of rocks, I wanted to recreate my house, in a smaller, sweet version.

Poppy Brownie

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanging Chandelier Cookies!

After seeing chandelier cakes for the first time, I thought… “Maybe I could make hanging chandelier cookies”? Once I bought the supplies, it was months before I made it happen. I finally made it happen.  Let me tell you, if there were chandelier cakes back in the day, it would have been the cake I wanted for my wedding. 
Hanging Chandelier Cookies

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bright Colored Birthday!

It was a rainy, dreary day outside, bright and cheery INSIDE!
Starting with the table.
Bright Birthday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Not Just a Brownie!

Sometimes a brownie is a brownie and sometimes a brownie is a party.  Today it's a party and brownie all in one because it's shaped like a party package.  And covered in chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Brownies

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chocolate Covered Caramel in a Party Mold!

Finally, I had a reason to use the chocolate party mold I've had for such a long time and also a reason to make the best homemade caramel in the history of caramel.  It's my secret weapon for special favors from my daughter.  It's so good, you can bribe anyone for anything, they will do it.  No one had to bribe me to make these...
Chocolate Covered Caramel Gifts

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This Gift Takes the Cake!

Would you believe it's party time?  I love to celebrate in spring, in fact I wish my birthday was in the spring.  Now that I think about it, I could start celebrating my half birthday - it would be perfect.  FYI, from now on my birthday is April 15th. 
The next party I hosted was for the birthday of a friend who actually has a birthday in May.  Why not start the celebration with the cake?  A bright colored package, tied up with bows!
Birthday Gift Cake

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Love Mom to Pieces!

While out shopping for who knows what, the saying in a window "I Love You to Pieces" caught my eye.  Immediately I thought of puzzle piece cookies for mom along with the quote on a tag.  My kind of puzzle.

Puzzle Piece Cookies

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dancing the Maypole!

Every year May Day comes and goes without celebration.  Back in the day and I do mean the day, I not only ran door to door passing out May Baskets, I actually "danced" around the May Pole.  It was a huge celebration at my school, so huge, we had a May Day Program.  We practiced for days, weaving in and out, getting tangled, untangled, practiced and practiced. 
One of the years, we all dressed up from different countries, I was dressed from Sweden, with the cutest little dress and wooden shoes.  I don't remember exactly, but I do think it was hard to dance around the May Pole in wooden shoes.  Imagine.
For years I've wanted to have a May Day Party and dance around the May Pole for old times sake.  Because it won't happen any time soon, I decided to let my cupcakes do the dancing.
May Day Cupcakes

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Edible Pearls for Mom!

I don't know about you, but I've started reminding my family mother's day is coming.  No one has ever forgotten my birthday, anniversary, or mother's day.  I really don't think they would, even if I didn't start reminding them weeks in advance.
Edible Pearls 
Edible Pearls 

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