Oh, say, can you see ... a patriotic color scheme? If you're hosting the Fourth of July festivities this year, the red, white, and blue palette is already a given. But how will you display these true colors? Brighten your home with colorful fringe, stars, and stripes.
Signal a special occasion by topping the dessert course with checkered "good luck" banners or sunburst "birthday" medallions. Dressed like this trio of cupcakes, your treats will pass any test of festivity with flying colors.
Feather your Easter or spring party table with a mother hen and her brood of chicks. Hyacinths nest within the centerpiece, and candy peeps out from the hatchlings, which serve as favors. Your guests will cluck their approval.
The perfect way to give homemade Christmas candy is in a handcrafted box, bag, jar, or tin. Choose from easy packaging ideas that kids can help with, cute containers that double as Christmas decorations, and printable templates and clip art to help you create the perfect package for your candy.
A chalkboard valentine allows for countless changes of heart. Make the prop out of foam board covered with chalkboard self-adhesive paper. Write a message for one love, take a picture, and then erase it and write another note. Mail or e-mail the photos.