Cowgirl Birthday Party

This Cowgirl Roundup Birthday Party was so well planned and simply darling. From the moment you step up on the porch, the party got started. Cowgirl helpers were there to help little Cowgirl party guest with hats and bandanas that were strung up across the front of the pouch. So adorable…!! Katie-BD-8Katie-Bd-6 Katie-BD-5

Cute party sign hung on front door inviting guest on into the house….

Cake and sweet treats on the party table….

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Cute boot displaying Marshmallow Pops….love the paper picks and striped paper straws for embellishments…..



Party drinks were served in glass jars topped with daisy cut jar lids and pink striped paper straws. And I love the adorable cowgirl paper plates. So cute..!!  Wooden spoons and forks were hand stamped with cute words and phrases and tucked inside striped silverware bag.Katie-BD18


Loved the party table filled with  themed Cowgirl Party décor and props.


And WAIT till you SEE the party games and activities. SO much fun,….These cute little Cowgirls had a BLAST….!!!!  Each guest got to make Paper Dolls. Everything was all cut out and ready for them to start creating….So cute…!!!
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Because it rained, the outdoor games were moved to the porch, however it did not put a damper on the party fun. The girls had a blast milking the cow…..SO CUTE….!!



Then it was on to Panning For Gold……and did these Cowgirls “dig in”.
Each guest was given a Loot Pouch to fill with found gold treasures. This mom even had their name on the bag for a sweet personal touch.

Then onto the Ring Toss…..So much fun….!

Love the sweet little buckets filled with “take home” favor treats. Cute chalkboard labels with guest names made another sweet personal touch. 
Then it was time for line dancing. With the big girls calling the moves, these rowdy Cowgirls got into the swing and rocked the house…!!!

I was actually at this party. Yes, Katie is my granddaughter. These girls had a “real blast”… the party was filled with FUN and my daughter did and excellent job in planning the perfect Cowgirl Party….

You can find her creative party goodies on her blog, and
Hope you enjoyed the Cowgirl Round Up Birthday Party.

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Rustic Luxe Bridal Shower

This elegant, country inspired dessert table created for a bridal shower is loaded with beautiful cakes, sweet treats and a dream beverage table and wine bar.
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Burlap party banners and beautiful table coverings make the perfect background for showcasing these gorgeous cakes and desserts.

I love the custom stamped wooden cutlery. What a great personalized touch.

The beverage bar with mason jars lined up and embellished with sweet little tags and striped paper straws. So pretty…!!!

Love these pretty cakes. I’m sure they were as yummy as they look…!!


And this elaborate wine bar. Creative display and set up.

Sweet creative touches throughout the event, love this pretty sign.

For more of this Elegant Rustic Inspired Bridal Shower, please visit Long Island Style blog . Custom stamped wooden cutlery by

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Little Chef Baking Party

Oh my my, what a lovely little party this is…!!! From the moment my eyes fell upon this precious party setting, my heart begin to SMILE…
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Cupcake Paper Garlands dip down over the Little Chef’s creation table all lined up with perfect rows of Making & Baking supplies…!!

Attention to every charming detail made this Birthday Baking Party over the moon gorgeous…!!!

Adorable aprons sweetly folded and draped over each party guest chair…individual kid sized wooden rolling pins, and rows of Sprinkles, Chocolates, Candies and other yummy fun decorations.
And personalized shirts for a sweet personal touch. What a great party favor to take home.

These little chef’s are all decked out in the cutest Chef Hats, are busy making their yummy treats…!!!

And everywhere you look these days, you’ll find my designer Paper Straws…. from The Sugar DivaLook how sweet these are poked inside the vintage milk bottles…..

Love….love…love this, a Birthday Cookie Cake
and oh, did I say I loved it…!!

This mom went all out to create an unforgettable Milk & Cookies Birthday Party for her luck little gal……Yes, that’s what mom’s are for, they make life special. To see more of this precious party, visit this mom on her blog at this link.

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Mixing It up

We love our new Paper Straws Assortments. And we’re making it easy for you to find just the right theme or color collection for your party or gathering. Here’s a few of our new assorted packs. Around here, Fall brings out the Carnivals and State Fairs….so we’ve put together this fun colorful party set for your home or school carnivals.

E-Straw-Carnival-LGAnd then it’s off to the Pumpkin Patch to find just the right one for carving on Halloween..!! This festive set is great for fall evenings at home with family and friends.

And for sitting around the fire pit, snuggling up on the porch or serving Thanksgiving Dinner,we have the perfect mix….
Watch for your favorite Football Team Color Assortments too. Coming here real soon…!!  I’ll end with one of my favorites, Birthday Cake Mix, just love the soft sweet colors of stripes and dots.

Welcome Baby Party

This beautiful upscale Welcome Baby party is so elegant and stylish. Soft sweet colors and and luscious table decorations. Simply beautiful….♥
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Love the table backdrop with baby’s name. And the beautiful tall glass dessert stands.
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And beautiful details throughout…♥

To read MORE on this beautiful party and to see more beautiful cakes and treats, please go here, Cocoa and Fig, and if you’re lucky enough to live close to their fabulous shop, stop in and pick up a few treats of your own or have them plan a stunning event for YOU…♥

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Dianne / aka The Sugar Diva

Carnival Party

This over the top Carnival Party is so colorful and full of creative ideas..!!  Love this table and backdrop. So beautiful..!!
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Just look at these pretty party props…I love these…♥

So many wonderful creative ideas here for the Perfect Carnival Party. This is the best carnival party I think I’ve ever seen…!!!

LOVE this…!!!! What a great way to serve your Carnival Party Treats…

This great Carnival Party was created by Melissa over at Buckets Of Grace. To see more of this amazing party, visit her blog. There are many, many more pictures of this wonderful party….Great job Melissa.

Thanks for visiting Creative Party Place
Dianne / aka The Sugar Diva

Just Peachy, Yummy Dumplings

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On our way HOME from the beach last Sunday, we made our usual stop at the Farmer’s Market in Raleigh, NC. to pick up some HOME GROWN produce and fruit. And oh YUM were we in for a TREAT…!!! We stuffed all we could into every nook and cranny that was left between, around and on top of suitcases and bags..:) And we have been munching on all that HOME GROW GOODNESS for a week now.!!! TODAY…I tried using up the rest of the half bushel of PEACHES we bought and decided to make a BIG PAN of PEACH DUMPLINGS…!!! Some of you have ask me HOW I make mine. There is NO RECIPE….Just a method I came up with that is SO EASY and DELICIOUS….!!!! SO…hold  on to your tummies cause I’m about to SHOW YOU step by step MY WAY of making dumplings. Of course you can use ANY FRUIT you wish….TO begin, get ALL your ingredients, bowls, pans, etc. OK…Let’s get started…
Wash and peel your PEACHES and Slice them in quarters or smaller. I usually have a smaller bowl handy and slice them up smaller as I go.

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The MOST IMPORTANT ingredient I use is the PIE DOUGH….NOT Canned Biscuits…!!! I use the “Ready To Use” pie crust dough that comes in this little red box….It’s SO EASY….
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It  comes rolled up in two per box….. ONE BOX MAKES 8 DUMPLINGS…. Open up one at a time and keep the other one in the fridge to keep it cold. Otherwise, it likes to get sticky and hard to work with. So open one pie dough roll and unroll it on a cutting board or clean baking surface…
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Then, using a knife, cut the round pie crust into four sections. Place three sections to the side and with your rolling pin, gently roll out the triangle just enough to make it somewhat larger and thinner.
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Using a small round bowl that isn’t too deep, place this rolled out piece over the bowl and make a little “cupped out” area to fill with your fruit.
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Place your fruit inside in the center. Use enough fruit to make a nice size dumpling. Then sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of sugar over the fruit and add a pat of butter

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Then start to….TUCK AND FOLD your outer edges up and over the fruit
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Be sure to cover it all up making a nice snug pouch. Pick up the bowl and flip it over into your hand with tucked side down and place it into your baking dish…

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And repeat this for the all the rest until you have a full pan.
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Once your pan is filled…..Sprinkle quite a bit of SUGAR…. I use a lot , they don’t call me the Sugar Diva for nothing…LOL ) on top of dumplings and add a pat of butter on top of each one…..
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Then pour enough water in the pan around the dumplings so that it fills up the pan to about half full. It should come on up at least half way or more on the dumplings. This is what makes them JUICY…!!!
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Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 35-45 minutes or until as golden brown as you like them. We like ours Light Brown”…..
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And Oh My Goodness….They are Delish….!!!! Can you SEE them STILL BUBBLING…!!!! There was only ONE THING LEFT TO DO…:):):)

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Yep….you guessed it…..:) DISH them out and ENJOY…!!!!
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It didn’t take long for them to disappear….and after making a special delivery to a few special family members, we STILL have some left for TODAY…:) YUM…!!!! OK, no more excuses for YOU not to make your own Dumpling Dish…and I’ll be waiting to hear all about it….
Good Luck…:)
Happy Happy Fourth……Celebrate America…..!!!
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Dianne /aka  The Sugar Diva

Feather Your Nest Baby Shower

I LOVE Baby Chicks and I LOVE REAL BABIES MORE…..and I’m in LOVE with this precious Baby Shower…..and the CAKE, oh my, SO pretty..!!


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So sweet and creative….just stole my heart..!!

This post has been sitting in my drafts for awhile and I’m so sorry I’ve forgotten who made this and do not have a link to share. However, still wanted to share….♥

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Dianne /aka The Sugar Diva

Pink Piggy Birthday Party

This pretty Pink Piggy Party stole my heart the moment I saw this cake. Oh my, so so adorable and pretty. The sweet and sassy ballerina pig makes the perfect topper. And I love the name banner standing proudly using our Pink Striped Paper Straws. So very sweet…!!!

Pink Strawberry Milk served in sweet milk bottles with the cutest little pink piggy paper straws embellishments. Each guest was served in pink paper cups wrapped in paper ruffles and paper straws with pink tulle bows. Adorable…..!!

The cutest Pink Piggy Party Table……♥

Pink Piggy Kisses served in sweet paper candy cups…….to see more of the sweet Pink Piggy Party, please visit Maria at her blog…..LOVE & SUGAR KISSES….

Celebrate Happy……♥

with ideas and inspiration from

Creative Party Place……
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Dianne / The Sugar Diva

Fairy Tea Party

TuTu Cute and oh so adorable. Pretty Fairy Tea Party for these lucky little girls.

These sweet little girls got to choose a frilly set of Fairy Wings and Tutu…Love the soft pastel colors…..
The party bar all set up with Eye Candy Treats….and just look at that wonderful Tea Cake….

Oh my goodness, just look at the Fairy in the Tea Cup….

And Mushroom Cake Pops, so sweet.

And this is MY FAVORITE….A Tea Cup carved from a watermelon, filled with fresh fruit and crowned with the most magical FAIRY….How Adorable….

For more inspiration visit Violet Skies Studio and tell her you saw her beautiful Fairy Tea Party over at Creative Party Place.


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Dianne / The Sugar Diva

Shabby Chic Pajama Party

Oh my, how sweet and charming and oh so girly is this soft vintage style, shabby chic Pajama Party. Starting with these simply adorable Sleeping Mask Invitations… darling.

Pretty floral pennatnts tied up with satin bows…

Yummy pink and aqua party treats and my favorite is the beautiful Ruffled Cake with the darling pennant banner on top. Love it…♥

Pink lemonade was poured into champagne glasses and shabby chic flags were added to the stems.

Beautiful Party Table, of so Shabby & Chic, love the backdrop with sweet pennants and bows……

And these pretty medallions that dress up the front. To see more of this pretty Shabby Chic Pajama Party, visit Allison Jane and tell her you spotted her on Creative Party Place.

Party Poppers ♥♥♥ Make Your Own Party Favors

When I first created these charming Party Poppers a few years ago, I had no idea just how popular they would become.


Everyone instantly fell in love with them. They were created as part of our gourmet food items and we’ve sold them to many, many stores and shops nation wide.
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They were also featured in Paula Deens Magazine and were used in place settings on her holiday table as favors for her guest. Now you can Make Your Own Poppers using our clear plastic tubes. Just fill with your favorite candies or gum….add charming crepe paper and tie up with ribbon.
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It’s easy however takes a bit of time but oh so worth it…
You can find these fun containers on our web site. They come with complete instructions. Another Party Original from The Sugar Diva
If you try these, be sure to send me pictures to show here at Creative Party Place….

Dianne / The Sugar Diva

Caterpillar Birthday Party

Here’s a fun colorful party to get your spring off to a great start..!!

Love the bottle labels, banner and the fun Fruity Ideas…!!

Thanks for stopping by Creative Party Place… To see more of this fun party, go here..!!

Cheers from your Creative Party gal,
Party On…!!!

Sailboat / Nautical Party or Celebration

With Spring Break just around the corner, some of you are making plans and packing your bags for a warm weather get-a-way…!! Here are some fun party ideas you can take with you to use around the pool, on your cruise ship or in your beach cottage….

Love the pretty Sailboat Dinner Party table….

Love these cute Navy Striped Ribbon Napkin Rings…..
And my very favorite is this darling Sailboat…..Love it…♥♥♥

Pack up some party snacks and SAIL-A-Way…..♥♥♥

This charming collection can be found at Party Frostings 
Pay her a little visit for more fun and inspiration….. 

I have some exciting news to share very SOON…!!!
Bon Voyage for now…♥

Baby’s First Birthday Party

Little Guy In A Tie……Baby’s First Birthday, so cute….!!! Love the invitation.

And the decorations are fabulous….!!!!

Just LOVE this beautiful backdrop, SO pretty….!!!!

So many special touches made this party POP….!!!

The guest tables done in Yellow and Grey, all set and ready to enjoy…!!!

How Adorable….!!!

To see MORE great pictures of this sweet Little Guy Birthday, visit HERE at Whimsy & Wise….


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