Sometimes, when friends deserve to be the center of attention, it helps to give them a little push into the spotlight. Around here when someone needs a good fussing over we call Hallmark Designer Lindsay T. (You’ve met her a few times. She’s a tour guide, an avid card-sender, and a thoughtful gift giver.) Today she lets us in on her favorite way to make someone feel special on a big day: the personalized celebration sash.
Want to make someone feel special? Bake them a cake. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, either. Imagine surprising your work team with a “just because it’s Monday” cake or your kids with a “thanks for not arguing today” cake or yourself with a “BECAUSE REASONS” cake. Hallmark Designer Kelly C. and Union Hill Studio Business Director Bernard S. shared some serious cake decorating knowledge, and threw a workshop with some frosting tricks guaranteed to give you great results with just the teeniest bit of practice.
An important thing to decide when you’re throwing a Unicorn Party: Is it about unicorns or for unicorns or inspired by unicorns? The answer will determine the direction of your Unicorn Party Ideas. It’s this kind of question Hallmark Signature Designers Lisa H. and Piper W. wrestle with, y’all. Because it is their job.
Those colorful, festive cut paper banners you see on Day of the Dead altars and at Mexican celebrations are papel picado. Traditionally, these pieces of Mexican folk art were chiseled by hand (say whaaaat?!) from stacks of tissue paper, using designs that varied based on the occasion. All we had to do was whisper the words “cut tissue paper” to Hallmark Lettering Artist Lynn G., and suddenly we had three designs—and free templates!—for DIY papel picado.
Sometimes a cake needs to be just a little bit more fancy. And those are the moments you need these DIY cake toppers. Whether you’re baking and decorating your own (like this), picking something yummy up from your favorite local bakery, or dressing up a simple grocery store cake, the right topper says, “Today is special. You are special. And we have the cake to prove it.”