Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bachelorette Party "Booze Bouquet"

Clearly this is not a kiddo "do-together" craft ;-) I made this for one of my dearest friend's bachelorette party. I had seen the manly nip bottle bouquet's all over pinterest, but wanted something a little more girly, but still a bit naughty!

Here's what you will need:
I think the supplies are fairly self-explanatory, although you can either use green floral tape, green vinyl ribbon, or something else of your choice.
Start by splitting the faux flower apar by the wire stems, and removing the leaves.
After cutting your dowels to the desired stem length, hot glue each flower to a dowel, as pictured below.
To additionally stabilize the flower, add a few drops of hot glue between the plastic green base petals and the flower. 
Using either floral tape or vinyl ribbon (I suggest the tape, since it provides it's own adhesive) , cover the dowel and metal stem.
Hot glue nip bottles to the center of each flower- make sure they are really centered! For extra stability, add drops of hot glue between layers of petals where needed.

Arrange dowels until your are satisfied with your arrangement. I suggest starting with the middle flower first, and arrange around that.

At this point I still felt like it was missing something. But what? Aha! I placed a call to my hubs, who was still at work: "Could you pick up like, 3 penis pops on the way home?" I know, the call every dude wants to get just before heading home after a long day. Kindly, he obliged and made the stop. They were fresh out of penis pops though (popular item?) so I ended up with these babies:
They were perfect for putting on dowels though, so it worked out. I also decorated the bucket with the wedding colors, but that's not really necessary.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Food Fun: Corona Cupcakes

Crappy cell phone pic

These were really easy and delicious! Perfect for any summer party or BBQ.

What you need:
- Yellow cake mix, any brand
- 1 Cup of Corona
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs

- Extra limes for garnishes
- Schmancy umbrellas

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)
- Mix all ingredients with a mixer until all thoroughly combined.
- Pour into making cups (3/4 full)
- Make for 15-20 or until done.
- Let cool, frost and garnish with lime wedges and other goodies

I used pre-packaged cream cheese frosting, which complimented it perfectly, but if you're looking for homemade, here is a good recipe...
- Soften 1 cup of cream cheese and using a mixer, combine  with 1 cup of powdered sugar and the juice of 1 lime

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