504 Main by Holly Lefevre: party
Showing posts with label party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label party. Show all posts


Sugar Cookie Favor Boxes

I have been trapped under, beside, and on top of boxes...
but that aside, this month has been full of celebrations.
Most recently we threw my daughter a small birthday party
before we took off from California to Texas.
In general I like to keep my party favors useful or edible,
so for this soiree I used the Mini Pizza Boxes from Lifestyle Crafts to package
"everyones" favorite butterfly sugar cookies from the local bakery.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

These sweet favors were so simple and made such a great presentation.
Here is how to make them.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


Make it!

  • Cut the paper in half. I used the Chalkboard Paper Pack  because I LOVE the look and style but it is also 2-sided so you get a decorative inside and outside.
  • Place the mini pizza box die on the Genius platform.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

  • Place the paper on top; top with the cutting mat.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

  • Run the pizza box die through the Evolution.
  • When cut, bend at perforated lines.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

  • I used the Sticky Thumb Adhesive to keep the box secure. Just add it to the back and front of the box bottom, and the front of the lid.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

You can be done here...but let's embellish!

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

  • Cut one Rosette on the Evolution out of a coordinating paper. (you should be able to cut 2 rosettes from each piece of 6 x 12 paper)

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

  • Bend the rosette at the perforations; use Sticky Thumb Adhesive to adhere the ends together
  • Glue (with hot glue) the rosette to the top of the pizza box.
  • Add a button or embellishment to the center.


  • I also cut small squares, that fit right in side the boxes, in wax paper to set the cookies on.
  • Fill the sweet boxes with some sweets and you have an adorable and oh so yummy party favors!

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

I LOVE my Evolution (and the dies work with many other manual die cutters).
Use the code 504MAIN to grab a discount on your order!

What is your favorite favor from a party?
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: I am an affiliate of Lifestyle crafts. Supplies and/or compensation were provided for this project.


How to Pretty Up a Package

These days I find myself celebrating a lot of milestone birthdays for friends and family.
For these special birthdays, I like to present a pretty package.
Now, one of my "very serious" faults is that I cannot wrap a package for the life of me.
I try...but my corners are never right, there is tape everywhere - you get the picture, right?
So I have taken to embellishing and creating fun ways to pretty up and personalize packages (to divert attention from my other wrapping faults)! 

Pretty Packaging with Lifestyle Crafts by 504 Main

Using  my Lifestyle Crafts Dies and Evolution Die Cutter, plus some fun chevron washi tape and miniature pom poms...and anything else I can think of, it is easy to create pretty packages for those special people in your life.


Pretty Paper Rosettes: A Centerpiece Accessory

I love to throw a PARTY!
No seriously, I would probably have a party every night, for any reason...if I could! After many years of planing parties and wedding for other people, I delight in entertaining my friends. I love to create intimate environments full of unique touches. I like my every day occasions to be special but not overdone, and this idea for centerpieces is a perfect example of something that is so easy to put together but has great impact. I used if for Christmas (even thought we might have eaten dinner in our jammies!) and will be using it for New Years and through the winter...and well, knowing me even into the Spring!

Pretty Paper Rosette Centerpiece Accessory by 504 Main


Harvest Table and Designing Ideas

When I hear the term "Tabletop", I get all dreamy eyed and my mind starts creating and dreaming up inventive ways to do things, and well, I get a little caught up trying to create something really special - my wedding planner mentality takes over - and I spend days fretting over what to do. Visions of lighting and draping and chandeliers, and custom linens...well, you get the picture.

Fall Tablescape by Holly Lefevre of 504 Main

I truly enjoy creating a beautiful tablescape or event space.
It is one of the things that makes me so happy and really inspires my creativity.
I love creating spaces outdoors, perhaps because I am from coastal California where the weather is pretty much the same year round.
I also love creating tables with texture, interest, unexpected surprise...and most of all tables that look rich and expensive...but are not!

Fall Tablescape by Holly Lefevre of 504 Main

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Wedding Celebrations: Bubbles and Brew Couples Shower {$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway}

disclosure: I love weddings and am happy to be working with Target to show you the possibilities of the Target Wedding Catalog and Registry.

Engagement parties, bridal showers, couples showers, rehearsal dinners,
bridesmaids luncheons, spa days, bachelor/bachelorette parties -
brides, grooms, and their bridal parties have gotten creative
and innovative when it comes to planning pre-wedding celebrations. 

Bubbles and Brew Shower #TargetWedding 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

It has been 16 years since I was married, but I remember every detail of every party and of the wedding. I went on to use my experiences to help other couples plan amazing events. I loved the couples I worked with. All different. All unique. All bright and hopeful for their future and full of ideas about their weddings and life together. All of them wanting, striving to blend their individual interests and ideas and lives together.


Tea Time! Edible Tea Cups

When I plan a party, I like to serve really good food (don't we all)
I don't get overly overcomplicated or fancy-schmancy,
but amazing tastes with great variety is important.
 Where I do veer from this rule is the dessert...
I like to do something quirky, fantastical, or just plain fun!

edible tea cup

For the Princess Tea Party, I whipped up a simple little dessert
and served it in an Edible Tea Cups and it was a hit!
I promise I whipped these up in no time at all
(really I made 15 in less than 20 minutes!) 
And, I will be totally honest with you..this is not my area of expertise...
I am sure someone could make them super fancy or elaborate,
but this worked for the girls, it worked for me...
and this method is really EASY!

edible tea cup

My friend Randi at Dukes and Duchesses shared a photo of some adorable miniature tea cups on Facebook a few months ago and I hunted down the full tutorial from She Knows.

I made a few using that tutorial (the tutorial is really easy to follow),
but I need to change things up. Here is why:
1 - I wanted something bigger
2 - Having Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in my house is dangerous!
(the original tutorial uses them)
3 - I was not getting the results I wanted....as I cut (or tried to cut) those sugar cones, well, lets just say there was a lot of breakage.

So, I thought that has to be am easier way for people like me who are impatient and do not have mad knife wielding skills. So I created my version!

edible tea cup at Princess party

  • 1 sandwich or quart size zipper bag 
  • Wilton Candy Melts. I used white you can use whatever flavor/color you want.
  • Keebler waffle cups/bowls (this was the only brand at my local stores)
  • Biscuit cookies. The BEST deal I found was at World Market...99 cents for a package! You can use an assortment of other cookies found at the local grocery store, you can even use sandwich cookies and scrap the inside cream out. My second choice was Marie Lu Biscuit
  • Large Pretzel Twists
  • Optional: Wilton Pearl Sprinkles 
  • Optional: Chocolate Mousse Recipe
  • Optional: Whipped Cream
edible tea cup ingredients


I PROMISE THIS PROCESS GOES QUICKLY...Really, I have no patience, and I did it! (again I made 15 min about 20 minutes)

Here is a "dry fit" photo for you to see how they go together!

  • Layout the supplies for a few tea cups at a time.
  • When it comes to the pretzels (handles) I gently cut them in half to form the handle...I ALSO just used some of the already broken pieces to make handles  (because I am so resourceful). I kept the extra swirls and such...I thought it was cute and I am all about using what I have.

  • Place about 1/2 cup of candy melts in a microwave safe container and heat slowly on low in the microwave, stirring often, until melted (REFER TO THE PACKAGE DIRECTIONS). I work in small batches when melting the chocolate so that is stays hot and fluid.
  • Place a good amount of the melted chocolate into the zipper bag. Close the zipper side and snip off a very small corner. You are going to be using this like a pastry bag - you don't have to, you can dip or spoon it on...but I found it to be easier to use the bag.
edible tea cup
  • Place a nickel size ball of chocolate onto the cookie/biscuit
  • Set waffle cone atop and put down gently
  • Give these a minute or two to harden up and set.
edible tea cup
  • Run a line of chocolate up one side of the tea cup (you can also do drop/balls at the bottom and top)...attache pretzel/handle to the cup using this chocolate.
  • Let dry/harden.
edible tea cup

OPTIONAL: Now, I am NOT a choclatier type lady, but for fun, I tried to pipe am initial and a heart on the tea cup (I wish I would have thought of this before the Tea party!). It was super easy to do...and then I just added a Wilton pearl sprinkle as an accent. I won't be winning cupcake wars or a Food Network Challenge...but I like it.

edible tea cup

And there they are!
I love these little guys!

edible tea cup
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Here is how yummy it looked with that chocolate mousse!

edible tea cup

Who wants to come over for a tea party????
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

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Tickled Pink No. 121

Welcome to Tickled Pink!
Hi all!
How was your week?
Did you dress up for Halloween?
Eat too much candy?
 I am thinking about joining in NaNoWriMo.
 It officially starts on Nov 1 (today).
Anyone ever done that?

It was a fun but BUSY week!
I still owe lots of bloggy love to people
(yep...broken record!)
We had 8 princesses over for our Disney Princess Halloween Party 

I refashioned a coffee table!

 And, I held my first craft night!
It was so much fun.
It is pretty much my friends attending right now, but it is fun to hang out with them...
and hopefully they are having fun creating too! 

Next week I will share a little about Craft Night and about my DIY Vanilla Extract Workshop and finally...the tutorial for those cute edible tea cups (MONDAY)!

I have NO IDEA how I only choose a FEW...
There are always amazing projects and ideas linked up!!! 
I have always wanted to learn how to make croissants. I think I can do it with Sweet Boutiques recipe!

Painting leather - Yes you can and Redoux shows us how!

Stunning...I mean STUNNING ANTHRO KNOCKOFF NECKLACE from Not Without Heels

I saved my pumpkin seeds last night...did you...
Now I am roasting them thanks to The Gunny Sack!



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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre