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May 27, 2015

DIY Geometric Gender Reveal Truffles

I'm in a gender reveal state of mind. My friend (and Confetti Pop assistant) recently had a GR party, and I was the only attendee that knew the sex of the baby pre-party. So. Much. Pressure! The other guests kept trying to sneakily get me to spill the beans. Now that her party is behind us, I'm still in a boy or girl mystery mood. I designed these DIY Geometric Gender Reveal Truffles exclusively for Momtastic. Click on over there to get the how-to.
DIY Geometric Gender Reveal Truffles | Shauna Younge
DIY Geometric Gender Reveal Truffles | Shauna Younge

March 10, 2015

Dessert Meets Design: Ruffles with a Side of Star Wars Dessert Table

It's been forever since I touched based on this ole blog. Hopefully, you've been following along on Pinterest and Instagram, because I'm loving both those platforms right now. But, it's been a while, so it's good to get back to my blogging roots. I love working with Kirsten of Fab Event Design, and this time was no different.

What better way to say, "Hey, girl heeeey!" and get back in the swing of blogging than with a pretty dessert table I designed for Katharine & Tim's wedding? It was photographed by Melissa Oholendt and dressed up with Munster Rose blooms all set in beautiful Aria Minneapolis.
Ivory, champagne, and blush dessert table with Star Wars cake topper and fab florals. | Shauna Younge (pics: Melissa Oholendt)
My clients, Katharine and Tim, wanted the table's vibe to match the femininity of the bride's blush pink dress (It was ah-mazing!) and the elegance of the invite's soft silver, ivory, and champagne palette. As pretty as the table was, it was also really important to the bride and groom that we incorporate a little Star Wars into the design. Gateaux added a tiny Princess Leia and a lil' Chewbacca for the topper on their ruffle cake. I was so obsessed with the cake frosting, that I had to try to recreate it at home weeks later. The kids were all over that. Here's another close-up of these two when they came out from behind the bow.
Ivory, champagne, and blush dessert table with Star Wars cake topper. | Shauna Younge Dessert Tables (pics: Melissa Oholendt, cake: Gateaux)
This sophisticated design wouldn't be complete without some macarons, custom monogrammed petit fours, and shooters. I designed custom favor boxes for the kids and custom bags for the chocolate potato chips and bacon brownies. Because let's face it, it wouldn't do to just have them sitting in a bowl on the table.
Romantic Dessert Table with Star Wars Details | Shauna Younge (pics: Melissa Oholendt) | Sweet Tooth
Romantic Dessert Table with Star Wars Details | Shauna Younge (pics: Melissa Oholendt) | Sweet Tooth
Romantic Dessert Table with Star Wars Details | Shauna Younge (pics: Melissa Oholendt) | Sweet Tooth
The sweet display wouldn't have been complete without the R2D2 groom's cake. Not only was he made following a very specific blueprint, he also made the robot's trademark sounds and lit up! Want to hear for yourself? Check out this video I posted from the wedding. 
Romantic Dessert Table with Star Wars Details | Shauna Younge (pics: Melissa Oholendt) | Sweet Tooth
Check out the noises this R2-D2 grooms cake made. Amazing, right?!?


Loved this couple, loved the vendors, loved it all!

photographer: Melissa Oholendt
dessert table, custom favors, custom labels: Shauna Younge
florals: Munster Rose
cakes, petit fours, shooters: Gateaux
macarons: Cocoa and Fig
chocolate potato chips: Sweet Chocolat

February 16, 2015

Easy-to-Make King Cake Pops for Mardi Gras

This weekend, I decided to put a twist on the traditional King Cake for Mardi Gras. Instead of hiding a tiny toy baby inside a cinnamon-y, sprinkle-covered cake, I made these little cake pops. The entire process only took about 10 minutes! So, get your cake pop maker out and check out my post on Momtastic to learn how to make these sweet New Orleans treats.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with King Cake Pops | Shauna Younge
Celebrate Mardi Gras with King Cake Pops | Shauna Younge

Admit, you're totally ready to get into the Mardi Gras spirit! Now, swing by Momtastic to check out my King Cake Pops tutorial.

pics by yours truly

February 12, 2015

The Biggest Little House Favor Printables

Last week, we were treated to an advance performance of The Children's Theatre's The Biggest Little House. The story is based on the book by Djemma Bider, and it's full of sweetness and laughs. We've seen several plays in the large theater at CTC, but none in the intimate Cargill Stage theater. We like to really get into plays, which you already know because of this and this. We read the book, watch the movie, then watch the play if all of those options are available. Then, we discuss which format we liked better and why. I really think plays bring books and movies to life in a way that uniquely interests kids.
Printable DIY Woodland Favor Bags | Shauna Younge | Sweet Tooth
During The Biggest Little House, which is perfect for kids between two and five years old, kids sit on low benches right at the edge of the stage. They're free to laugh, pop bubbles, and enjoy the various characters who live together in a tiny house that is bursting with love. Our girls liked it so much, that I cooked up this little DIY project just in time for Valentine's Day. Just like the holiday, this little play is full of love, love, love.  
Printable DIY Woodland Favor Bags | Shauna Younge | Sweet Tooth

Since the play focuses on a variety of woodland animals living in harmony together, I thought it'd be nice for several different candies to reside peacefully in this favor bag (right before taking residency in my mouth!).

Check out the quick and easy tutorial below. If you haven't already made plans to see The Children's Theater's The Biggest Little House  definitely add it to your to-do list. It's running now through March 15th, and it's perfectly tailored to tykes. Even the adults giggled a time or two. Seriously, what better way to get the kids excited about their upcoming theater date, than by reading the book and crafting up a cute little favor bag or two?

Supplies
this favor template
2.5" x 4" white envelopes
8.5" x 11" paper
washi tape
scissors
candy, candy, candy

Instructions
Download and print this favor bag template in black and white onto a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. Tape each envelope into position using washi tape. Unlike transparent tape, washi is less sticky and won't rip your envelopes when you remove them from the paper.

Print the template, this time in color, to transfer the images onto each favor bag. Gently remove each envelope from the paper.

Cut the tops of the envelopes into roof shapes, if you wish, and fill with a variety of small candies.

January 19, 2015

Kiddo's Retro Modern Birthday and Dessert Table

Whew! Kiddo's 6th birthday has come and gone. Now that I'm rested up from all that designing, planning, and crafting, it's the perfect time to share some pics and projects. You know me, I had to DIY some cute stuff and design a dessert table to customize her bash, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. So, I created an inexpensive photo booth backdrop, a retro modern dessert table backdrop, some milk bottles, and a colorful dance floor for breakdancing.
Retro Modern Dessert Table for a 6th Birthday Party | Shauna Younge (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
The fab Sydnee Bickett captured all of the lovely details, and I'm sharing tutorials for the projects on Momtastic. I also give my 5 Tips to Makeover a Bland Birthday Venue, which helped us save some money. Check that out, and be sure to swing by to learn to make your own:

DIY Retro Diamond Paper Plate Backdrop
DIY Number Outline Birthday Photo Backdrop
DIY Retro Diamond Color Block Bottles
DIY Retro Diamond Paper Plate Dessert Table Backdrop for a 6th Birthday Party | Shauna Younge (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
These little diamond color block milk bottles were another easy, inexpensive DIY. I wrote up the tutorial for Momtastic. Swing by for the how-to.
DIY Retro Modern Color Block Milk Bottles for a 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Young (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
Retro Modern 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Young (pic: Sydnee Bickett) 
Retro Modern 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Young (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
Last year, I made a little cake for her. This year, we had a million (read: 14) kids in attendance, so cupcakes seemed like a more manageable option.
Retro Modern 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Young (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
Retro Modern 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Young (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
Retro Modern 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Young (pic: Sydnee Bickett)
This giant number 6 photo booth backdrop was easy and really inexpensive to make. You've got to check out my tutorial.
 DIY Birthday Number Outline Photo Booth Backdrop | Shauna Younge (pics: Sydnee Bickett)
DIY Birthday Number Outline Photo Booth Backdrop | Shauna Younge (pics: Sydnee Bickett)
DIY Birthday Number Outline Photo Booth Backdrop | Shauna Younge (pics: Sydnee Bickett)
I danced as much as the kids, and this pic of my two girls dancing together makes me so happy!
Retro Modern 6th Birthday Party and Dessert Table | Shauna Younge (pics: Sydnee Bickett)
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