Modern Parties~ Fire Truck Birthday, part II

Last week I covered half of my son’s Fire Truck Birthday Party and here is the rest of the story. Food Star sandwiches- meat and cheese on bread, simple. Fruit Salad Chips Big Sandwiches- I bought bakery fresh french bread the morning of and put meat, cheese, and lettuce on the loaves. With the following […]

Firetruck Party Table

Firetruck Party Balloons

Modern Parties~ Fire Truck Birthday, part I

We celebrated my son’s ( Lil’ G) 3rd birthday this past weekend. I hosted at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum and what a great idea that was. It had been raining here for over a week, it was a relief to have a place for the kids to run around and let out some of […]


Sweet and Spicy

In typical female style I couldn’t decide between something spicy or sweet so I will share both with you. Can you decide? Enchilada Meatballs Ingredients 2 cups crumbled cornbread 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck 1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 cup shredded Mexican […]

Enchilada Meatballs

Cake Tips Fondant

Cake Tips

Looking for some cake baking tips? Wiltons website is my new favorite place for advice on baking cakes and decorating. I’m currently in the process of making the “smash” cake for my friends one year olds birthday party this weekend. Pictures to follow, if I’m brave enough to share and the cake turns out. So […]


Zebra Cake

My first cake was a success. I spent my afternoon baking, frosting, rolling fondant, decorating, and praying it would all come together in one piece. Here she is……my mini masterpiece. Now I can sleep in peace. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Zebra First Birthday Cake

Zebra Birthday Cake

Modern Parties ~ Zebra 1st Birthday Party

Kyla’s 1st Birthday turned out fabulously. Her Mom Trisha did such a great job on this party and I had so much fun helping her. Trisha chose the Zebra print and pink to be the theme. It turned out great. The printable package we found on Etsy by, Allison Powell Designs was perfect for the […]


DIY ~ Piñata

I’ve been in a piñata kick these past couple months. My first piñata was the Death Star for TJ’s Star Wars party; Then the most time-consuming was Amelia’s rose piñata for her 1st Birthday; I’m working on ideas for Brayden’s Ninja piñata but thought I would share my step by step tutorial on how to […]

DIY Pinata

Monopoly Costume

Monopoly Party

I survived our first sleepover! The party was great and most importantly TJ had a blast. I love creating new memories for my kids. Here are the party details: I made all the decorations with one classic Monopoly game. I created cupcake toppers using the Monopoly houses, hotels and chocolate coins. My favorite cupcake lady […]


Ninja Party Printables by Modern Hostess

As I had mentioned before, Modern Hostess Boutique is now open over at Etsy. The pieces that I designed for Brayden’s Ninja Party are available for purchase. We have water bottle labels, ninja face tags, and food tags. These are downloadable files that you can print at your convenience from home. Head over to Etsy […]

Ninja Printables

Mango Sherry Wonton Cups

Savory Cups and Cupcakes

Cupcakes are everywhere. While the yummy, sweet ones I now leave to the masters at Clementine Cupcakes and Occasional Cakes, I had to find a new use for my cupcake pans! I came across several tasty, savory ones. Whether you are up for Mexican, Asian or comfort food these cupcake size treats are perfect for […]