Archive | July, 2011

Celebrate Harry Potter Style

11 Jul

Okay, I am not afraid to admit it; I am a huge Harry Potter fan! I am so excited about the last movie coming out… I already have my tickets. I am also a little sad too; so I decided the best way to enjoy the last movie would be to celebrate Harry himself, with some of my Harry Potter fan friends. To complete the celebration I will make some homemade butterbeer! I searched online and there are lots of recipes out there. This one seems to be one of the simplest and came courtesy of I am also going to try to make my own pumpkin juice (also tons of recipes out there) but instead of doing it with pineapple juice, as so many recipes call for, I am adding in apricot juice! I am going to make some fish and chips, and we will probably play a game of Harry Potter Scene-It!
I guess my whole point in this is that a party doesn’t have to be some huge drawn out affair. Make it special for the people you are inviting and everyone will have a good time. Don’t be afraid to not party like a rock star!

Recipe from The Food Network:
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butterscotch topping
2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda
Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.

Courtesy of The Food Network









Another tasty looking recipe I am going to try out! (Adult only version)
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 package Spiced Alpine Instant Apple Cider
8 oz Water
8 oz Cream Soda
Buttershots Schnapps
Dissolve 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar into 8oz hot water. Add one half of 0.74oz Apple Cider package to mixture. Let cool.
Put 1/4 cup of Cider mixture in glass. Add 8oz Cream Soda. Add Buttershots Schnapps to taste.
May reduce 8oz water and Soda to fit into 8oz glass.

Looking for more ideas for your Harry Potter Party? Or any party? Email me

My husband and I enjoying butterbeer at Universal Orlando!

Nothing better than a butterbeer mustache!

Personal Touch on a Baby Shower

6 Jul

I recently  threw a baby shower for a friend of mine and while I was searching for decoration ideas and inspiration my eye kept getting caught by these cute banners I saw with the expectant baby name on it. I thought what a cute idea to really personalize the event, and it is even something that could hang in the baby’s room once they arrived. I thought I could make one of those… So I got some nice card stock and some small black ribbon and “wallah”! I was able to recreate those cute banners at a fraction of the cost!

A cute way to really personalize an event!