Friday, May 26, 2017

Chalkboard Wedding Invitation Ideas

Incorporating chalkboard into your wedding is still such a popular trend. I sort of thought it would fizzle out by now, but it seems to be hanging around.

Are you planning on adding chalkboard to your wedding? It's a fun wedding photo booth backdrop and a fun way to display your menus. You can label your glasses too. There's just a lot you can do with it ... even in your wedding invitations. I put together a fun list of chalkboard wedding invitation ideas to inspire you.

Chalkboard Wedding Invitation Ideas


Chalkboard Wedding Invitation Ideas

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BRIDAL BABBLE: Where would you incorporate chalkboards into your wedding?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mini Bundt Cakes (Perfect for bridal showers)

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Do you have your bridal shower menu planned yet? If you don't, you need to add our mini bundt cakes. They're super easy to make, taste great, and you probably have everything you need for them in your home.

And, they're diet friendly. I know, I know, you don't want to think about a diet at your bridal shower. But really, a shower means your wedding is coming up. And if your wedding is on the way, you need to fit into your dress.

Now, I'm not exactly sure how many calories these are or anything like that, but when I make them in a mini muffin pan without frosting, they're one Weight Watchers point each. These are about half that size, but have a little chocolate drizzle. So, still diet-friendly, I just don't know how friendly.

Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Mini Bundt Cakes


Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Mix together the cake mix, yogurt, and water in a large bowl.

I used a butter yellow cake mix and vanilla yogurt this time. You can really mix and match any way you want. I usually stick with vanilla yogurt and I've matched it with chocolate box mix, carrot cake mix (which was our favorite), on and on. You could try something like lemon cake mix and lemon yogurt. Go crazy.

Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Spray a mini bundt pan with cooking spray. Fill the cavities about halfway. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 12 minutes.

Rest the mini bundt cakes on a cooling rack until, well, until they're cool.

If you go with a dense cake recipe, like a pound cake, you'll really see the details in the bundt cakes and you can probably stop here and do one of your other million wedding tasks. But, if you use a light and airy cake mix like the recipe above (which I highly recommend), the details aren't as great. So you need to add a little something to make them pop. That's where my drizzle came in.

Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Now, if I'm being honest, I actually used chocolate icing for my drizzle because our home is chocolate-free right now since I gave it up for Lent. All we actually had was leftover icing from a cake I made my mom for her birthday. I wouldn't recommend icing for these, though, because it always stays just a little bit sticky. Instead, go with baking chips. Melt them in a microwave-safe bowl and spoon it into a piping bag. If you're like me and don't own a piping bag, you can just spoon the melted chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag, then cut off the tip. 

Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the mini bundt cakes and wait for it to cool.

Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

While you're waiting, you can make a super cute sign that says: Mini Bundt Cakes. If you're making more than one variety, you can make a tag for each so that your guests know just what they're about to enjoy.

Looking for a great bridal shower dessert? My pick would be mini bundt cakes (with a chocolate drizzle, of course). Get the recipe and instructions on how to make them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make these mini bundt cakes for your bridal shower?

Monday, May 22, 2017

DIY Golf Green Escort Cards

I was on Pinterest and found a photo of super cute golf green escort cards. But there was no tutorial. I hunted online, found people asking for a tutorial, but there was none to be found. So I made them (well, my version of them) and put together a little tutorial.

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

DIY Golf Green Escort Cards


Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Use scissors or your paper trimmer to cut your dark green card stock in half. Then cut each half into four pieces (each will be 4.25x2.75).

Fold each one in half (to create 2.75x2.125 rectangles).

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Use scissors or your paper trimmer to cut your light green card stock in half. Then cut each half into four pieces (so again each will be 4.25x2.75).

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Now you have three options. You can fold it into quarters, draw part of your golf green, and cut it out. That's option one. Option two is to freehand each one. And option three, because I like you, is to print out the image I made below. I actually traced the exact one I used for this onto a sheet of paper and scanned it for you. Print that on to a sheet of light green card stock and print it. Then, just cut those out.

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Write the names of your guests onto the light green "greens," then glue it onto the dark green. Set it aside to dry.

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Now it's time to create your golf flags. Cut the coffee stirrer in half. Cut a half-inch strip of the white card stock. Cut it into 1-inch pieces. Write each table number on one side.

Glue the back of the flag and fold it onto the coffee stirrer. Let it dry.

Punch a hole in the light green card stock, where a golf flag would go on a typical hole. Stick the flag in the hole and tape it to the front of the card.

I absolutely love how these came out. They're perfect if you love to golf or if you are having a wedding at a golf course.


Now, if you want to use the printable I was talking about, it's below. Just right click and save it to your computer. You can then print it out onto a sheet of light green card stock. Cut out the "green" and write on the backside (so none of the outline shows through). I actually traced the one I used onto the paper 20 times, then scanned it. Which reminds me: There are 20 greens per sheet. Keep that in mind so you print all the ones you need.

Planning a golf-themed wedding? Or maybe just one at a golf course? Make these SUPER cute DIY golf green escort cards. There's even a free printable for them at www.abrideonabudget.com.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make these DIY golf green escort cards?

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