Easter deals at Tai Pan Trading!

My love for Tai Pan Trading is probably pretty obvious by now. Our Easter table was full of fun items from their store, including the flower plates and the cute carrot silverware holders.

Easter Table Setting

Today I went to Tai Pan and found that all Easter items are 50% off. This is a great deal, and surprisingly they still had a lot of very cute Easter items. I wouldn’t wait though, Easter things were leaving quickly. Luckily I got two bunnies that I had my eye on!

Quick and easy New Year’s Eve treat cone

Looking for something fun to give your guests on New Year’s Eve, but don’t want to spend too much time or effort? This quick and easy cone is for you!

New year cone

Fill it with favorite candy, some sparklers and poppers, and you are set to ring in the new year at midnight. The size of the paper will determine how much you can fit in, I used a small origami paper, so I couldn’t fit in much, but a larger paper could hold tons of fun!

I simply rolled it to a cone shape, and taped the edge with glitter tape. I also used a metallic pen to write 2015 on the paper. It’s a really easy, but fun, way to surprise your guests! I mean, who wouldn’t love their own cone of candy and fireworks to welcome the new year?!

Cookie Christmas Tree

My mom and I had fun the other day making this Christmas tree out of sugar cookies. We actually made one before, over 20 years ago, with not as lovely results as this time around. It’s really fun and easy to make, we used the Wilton Cookie Tree Cutter Kit, which has a great sugar cookie recipe in it (and some other fun tips too) and all the star cookie cutters needed.

Cookie Christmas Tree

We “glued” the layers together with Royal Icing. We decorated using icing in a can in green, and added cute mini M&Ms to look like ornaments, and some colored sugar to finish it off.

And of course, there was a lot of taste testing and cookie eating in the process. :)

Wait, Christmas is next week?

Baby in her Christmas outfit

Is it just me, or did everyone else also think we still had a whole week between now and Christmas? Luckily I am done with our gift shopping, and am now just having a bit of fun with baking (something cute which I will share soon).

Still, I got my holly jolly feelings a bit early this year (mid October) and they have since left. I’m not feeling particularly Christmas like. We also have had warm weather instead of snow, which I think makes it feel more like fall than December.

What do you do to get in the holiday mood?

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