Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day for Two….with wine.

What are the odds, that not only is today both Wine Wednesday AND National Chocolate Cake Day? As if we needed a reason to consume either! This year they both line up perfectly into one glorious day. Maybe it’s because it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day, or maybe I’m a fan of date nights that involve a good red wine and a luscious cake, but I feel like this week’s idea board should be an ever-so-lightly romantic evening for two. And you guessed it: chocolate cake and wine are on the menu. Here’s what I had in mind:

Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day for Two….with wine.

Don’t you think that card is adorable? How cute would it be to write a little love note and ask if your other half will join you for a little wine and chocolate and mail it to them? I would be thrilled to get that in the mail! Here’s where I found all of these great images for this week’s inspiration:

National Chocolate Cake Day Greeting Card – created and sold by NeedAHolidayCalendar on Etsy

Swarovski Crystalline Red Wine Glasses – available on Swarovski

Wine Decanter – featured in a post by Food & Wine

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze – Recipe shared by Bon Appetit

Double Chocolate Cake Truffle Cake Balls – baked and sold by SugarpopBakeshop on Etsy

What would you do if we created a National Wine and Chocolate Cake Day holiday?

I’d insist I had to take the day off.

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Winter Penguin Party Ideas – for Kids

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day? According to a few places, January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. So to celebrate the best way that I know I can, I thought I’d make penguins the theme of this week’s party board!

Since we are having a cold front (if that’s what you want to call mid-fifties in Florida), I thought I’d do a cute, stylized penguin party that is perfect for kids with winter birthdays. This party is also VERY DIY friendly, and I’ve been sure to link to all of the places I found these items and the tutorials below.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Winter Penguin Party Ideas – for Kids

Winter Penguin Party Ideas – for Kids

Be sure to stop by these lovely sites where the images in today’s idea board were found:

Penguin Party Invitation Set – created and sold by bellybeancards on Etsy

DIY Penguin Party Balloons Tutorial and Printable – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

Penguin Cups – shared by Whirligig Bug

Penguin Winter Party Goodie Boxes Set – created and sold by PaperPartyParade on Etsy

Winter Penguin Cake Pops Tutorial – shared by Niner Bakes

Snowy Penguin Cake Tutorial – shared by Kara’s Couture Cakes

Winter Penguin Party Favor Bags – created and sold by CraftyCue on Etsy

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day?

Soft Rose Quartz Pink – Baby Birthday Party Ideas

Cuteness incoming!

Yup, that’s right. Cute, baby smashing birthday party ideas are in this post.

Not to mention….TRENDY ideas. This week’s inspiration was of course, the other color of the year – Rose Quartz. I had to! Last week I shared an over the top Serenity blue wedding. If you missed it, check it out here. I’m going to keep this week’s introduction short and sweet – just like this party inspiration.

Here’s what I had in mind for this soft, rose quartz inspired baby birthday party:

Soft Rose Quartz Pink - Baby Birthday Party Ideas

Be sure to check out where I found each of these images:

Soft Rose Quartz Floral Rose Birthday Number One – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

Amazing Pink Rose Cake – shared via Violeta Glace V on Catch My Party

Soft Pink and White Birthday Cake Smash Set Up – shared on Jeneanne Ericsson

Oversized Paper Roses Backdrop in White and Rose Quartz – shared by Modern Luxury Brides California

Girl’s First Birthday ONE Party Invitation with Watercolor Roses – created and sold by SimplySweetPrintShop on Etsy

Are you a fan of baby cake smashing parties?

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year is actually two colors: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Check them out here if you haven’t seen them already.

I can’t say I normally would have opted to use either of those colors in anything I normally do, but you know I like a good challenge. This week I set forth with the challenge to do an elaborate wedding in the tricky color: Serenity. From what I see, Serenity is a periwinkle blue-purple that is cool and very soft. Loving the softness of the color, I decided to put together an over-the-top wedding inspiration board for you this week, full of soft colors and delicate hydrangeas.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of the images from this week’s idea board were found:

Romona Keveza’s Stunning Fall 2016 Hydrangea Wedding Gown –shared on The Knot

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Blue Watercolor Floral Escort Cards – created and sold by PaperbyCharmCat on Etsy

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Floral Arrangement – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Blue and Purple Hydrangea Wedding Aisle Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Custom Wedding Invitations with Hydrangea Flowers – shared on Mospens Studio

Serenity Periwinkle Rose Petal Flower Basket Petals – available on Advantage Bridal

Lavish Blue and White Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces and Décor – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?