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Mason Jars: 30 Ways in 30 Days

Now that the product launch is over, the celebration can really begin! I’m starting out our summer of fun with an exciting series of posts inspired by a new favorite of ours: Mason Jars! What I love the most about these jars is that they are so versatile and there are so many ways to put these vintage style jars to use.  In fact, Life Hacker recently challenged readers to “Hack Something Using Mason Jars,” and the responses were awesome!  It’s just one example of many how a little bit of creativity can turn these ordinary jars into something extraordinary.

So, my dear Blossomers, for the next thirty days we’re going to be sharing 30 different ways that these versatile jars can be used. Many of them will be great pins we’ve found on Pinterest, but we’ve also got a few ideas of our own.  Let’s start off day one with one of these of our own creations:

Day 1: Cookie Mix in Mason Jar


Who doesn’t love the smell of cookies baking in the oven?  Cookie mixes in a Mason Jar make a great DIY gift for every occasion.  Our friend Kate over at the Sugar Therapy blog came up with a cookie mix recipe that fits perfectly into our new Mini Mason Jars.

1.  Gather your ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour, combined with 1/4 tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 -tbsp oats
  • 3 heaping tbsp mini chocolate chips (or similar sized candy of your choice)


2. Layer the ingredients into the jar in the order listed above (flour goes at the bottom, brown sugar on top of that, etc.)


3.  Seal with a Cookie Mix Mason Jar Recipe Tag.

If you find yourself at the receiving end of one of these delicious favors, here’s how you turn your cookie mix into a yummy treat:

Yield: 4 mini cookies
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Combine 2 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and 1 egg yolk
3.  Stir all ingredients into the dry mix until evenly combined
4.  Form four small balls of dough and place at least 1-2 inches apart on cookie sheet
5.  Bake for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown


Keep your eyes on our Pinterest Boards for more ideas.

29 more days to go!


Happy Birthday, Blog

Hello, Blossomers!  Today, we are celebrating a very momentous occasion.  One year ago, this little blog of ours was created and the first post was published.  I can still remember how excited I was to announce to everyone (I mean, everyone) that the blog was officially launched and that there were published posts ready to be read.  Forty-four posts later and we’re ready to take our little blog to the next level.  Expect some exciting changes in the near future.  In the meantime, we’re going to celebrate!

Remember our friend, Kate from Sugar Therapy who made some delicious cupcakes for our Mod Party Kits??  Well, she and I worked together to surprise the office with some delicious cupcakes styled up with the help of our Cupcake Party Mod Party Kit.

cupcake 1

I would like to thank a moment to thank everyone who has contributed: our wonderful retailers who have participated in our “Quick Q+A’s,” Kate from Sugar Therapy, and of course the entire Event Blossom Family for all their support from getting their pictures taken to helping me brainstorm some good topics.  I would especially like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by our little corner of the internet and read our posts.

It’s been an exciting year, but we’re only getting started.  Here’s to more happy blogging!


Celebrate Your “Joie de Vivre” in Style!

“Joie de Vivre” translates to “Joy of Life,”

and it is definitely worth celebrating.

Having a fun Girl’s Night with your closest girlfriends is a great way to accomplish this.  And sometimes, that involves making a spontaneous trip to Paris!

Unrealistic?  Yes, but I can dream…

A mere four hour drive away, Las Vegas will just have to do — Paris Hotel and Casino is close enough, right?  So, buckle up and let’s get this party started!

Now when I say “girl’s night,” I’m thinking about the ultimate Girl’s Night Out: a Bachelorette Party.  I have to admit, I have always imagined my future Bachelorette Party being celebrated in Las Vegas.  Don’t get me wrong, Paris would be amazing; but like I said, unrealistic.  So instead, I will settle for a replica over the real Eiffel Tower.  And with the help of one of these kits, I’ll be able to imagine the real thing no matter where I choose to throw a party:

Paris Party Mod Party Kit
Can't go to Paris? Bring Paris to you!

I love the look of this Parisian theme.  It’s classy and feminine: everything a girl could want for her bachelorette party, birthday party, or just another girl’s night.  Decorate your hotel room (or wherever you are), put on your party dress, and what classy affair would be complete without cupcakes?  Are you surprised that on of my party necessities would be cupcakes?  No?  You know me so well!  And as you also know, our Mod Party Kits come with cupcake wrappers and toppers so that even your sweet treats can get dressed up for a fun night too.

Another great thing these party kits can help you dress up?  Water bottles!  I know what you’re thinking, water bottle labels for water bottles…very creative, Kimi, very creative.  Don’t worry, I haven’t run out of new ideas to share.  As a matter of fact, I went into my little workshop and managed to dress up even the dullest of party supplies: plain white, plastic cups!  See for yourself:


paris party mod party kits
add a little excitement to any drink!

A couple of notes to keep in mind when putting the labels on cups:

  • The shape of the label is not meant to accommodate the shape of a cup.  You have to apply the labels at a slight angle for them to stick flat.  I found that the best technique for this was to take an unpeeled label, stick the center flat onto the middle of the cup (sticking down the icon part of the label worked perfectly), and then guide the label down on each side individually, following the natural curve of the cup.
  • These labels will only cover a certain circumference, therefore I used small cups — they were about 4 inches tall.
  • Another result of the label shape is that there will be a little triangle shaped gap in the back, but I just put one of our satin bows to cover it up a little bit
paris party mod party kits
black and pink satin bows make everything prettier!

Fill these cups with your favorite drinks and enjoy with these scrumptious Fruit Tart Cupcakes straight from the Sugar Therapy kitchen:

paris party mod party kits
these moist cupcakes will melt in your mouth!!

Now please excuse me while I enjoy the start of a great weekend with yet another cupcake.  Follow my lead: grab a party kit, whip up some refreshments, and tell the girls to come spend an evening with you in Paris!

How do you celebrate your “Joie de Vivre,” Event Blossomers?  Inquiring minds (aka, yours truly) want to know!



Let US Eat Cake!

There has been A LOT of new and exciting things in the works over here — a couple  of the newest and most exciting things being the launch of our Mod Party Kits and the launch of our blog.   Soon after the arrival of our Mod Party Kits, we decided that we wanted to do a special blog series about each of these great new products.  As we were checking out all the goodies each kit held (and being the cupcake lover that I am), I got especially excited about the adorable cupcake wrappers and toppers.  Then, a brilliant idea came to me.

But first, a mini history lesson:

The phrase “Let them eat cake,” is the English translation of the French quote: “Qui’ils mangent de la brioche.”  This was a quote supposedly uttered by Queen Marie Antoinette when she was made aware that the peasants did not have any bread.  Although there is no actual record of her speaking these words, it was meant to capture the queen’s obliviousness to the current struggles of the very people she ruled over.   Nowadays, it’s just a fun phrase to say when it’s time for dessert.  Or maybe that’s just me.  Now I really want a cupcake…What were we talking about?

Oh, right, blog series:

I’m so happy to announce that for this fun project, we have collaborated with fellow blog Sugar Therapy in order to bring you wonderful Blossomers a very delicious treat!  Our delightful friend over at Sugar Therapy is one baking genius and we’re so thrilled to be working with her.  Just take a look at one of her creations:

Doesn't this look AMAZING?!

While we give you some fun ideas about how to use each kit, this brilliant baker gal is whipping up special recipes to go with each Party Kit Theme.  It’s going to be one creative, tasty adventure and we want you along for the ride!

Stay Tuned, Event Blossomers!

– Kim