Welcome: Storkie Express

Welcome Storkie Express

Half Baked is thrilled to welcome another great vendor to our growing list of sponsors.  Storkie Express has been providing hostesses with stylish invitations and paper products for 20 years.  From wedding invitations to parties, baby showers, birth announcements and holiday cards, you'll find ... Continue Reading

Sweet Treat: Poptart Pops

Poptart Pops

The adorable pie pops in yesterday's Snow Sprinkle post reminded me of something I've been dying to feature.  Inspired by Bakerella and created by Brooke McLay of The Family Kitchen, these Poptart Pops are just too cute!  Children of all ages love Poptarts and these darling 'mini pops' take them to ... Continue Reading

Real Party: Snow Sprinkle

Snow Sprinkle Baby Shower | by Alchemy Fine Events

For a woman who constantly talks about hating cold weather and snow, I sure do seem to like snow themed parties!  So when Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events mentioned that she recently created a Snow Sprinkle Baby Shower, I couldn't wait to see it!  We featured Vanessa's Winter Wonderland Party a few ... Continue Reading

Real Party: Birthday Fiesta

Sunny & Bright Birthday Fiesta

Well, the holidays are officially over.  Visitors have returned home, decorations are coming down and everyone is back to work.  My husband will attest that I tend to get a little mopey this time of year.  I love the holiday season and just get a little blue when it's all over.  So today I thought I ... Continue Reading

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Real Party: Glam New Years Eve


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas - I know we certainly did!  As I dig out from the mounds of wrapping paper and leftover Christmas cookies, I realize the holidays are not over yet.  In a few days we'll be celebrating once again as we usher out 2010 and ring in the new year.  So to get us in ... Continue Reading

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Cake with Santa and Reindeer

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I will be signing off for a few days to spend time with my family. But don't worry, I will be back after Christmas with a few party ideas to get you ready for New Years Eve.  May your holiday season be full of love, joy and laughter... and many, many sweet ... Continue Reading

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Real Party: Winter Wonderland

White Winter Wonderland Dessert Table

When I was a kid, I LOVED the snow!  Especially at Christmas!  Maybe it was getting to stay home from school or playing outside until I felt like my fingers would fall off.  Or maybe it was coming back in to a warm mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Whatever the reason, children just seem to ... Continue Reading

Fab Find: Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree

It's the last week before Christmas and it's go time!  Everyone is busy with last minute shopping, decorating, baking and wrapping.  And I'm right there with you!  I am almost - almost finished with our Christmas cards so hopefully they will make it to the mailbox today.  It still counts as long as ... Continue Reading

Tasty Holiday Cocktails

Spiced Pear Martini  |  TheCakeBlog.com

I realize cocktail posts are normally better suited for Fridays but the holiday season is in full swing and it has to be 5:00 somewhere!  And besides, if you spent any time at the mall this past weekend fighting the crazy holiday crowds, then you deserve a cocktail!  I normally don't wait so long to ... Continue Reading

Cookie Cocktails

Cookie Cocktail Recipes

Every year millions of children set out milk and cookies for dear old Santa on Christmas Eve.  Do you ever wonder if Santa gets tired of milk and cookies?  Santa is a grown man (or woman!) and maybe he wants something stronger after a long night of delivering presents.  This will be the first year ... Continue Reading