Operation Shower Bollywood

Operation shower welcome

 Last September I was asked by Operation Shower to be a part of an awareness and fundraising campaign. They choose 10 party designers from across the nation to help spread the word of Operation Shower as well as raise money. Being a retired Marine, I am so honored and blessed to be a part of [...]

Brazilian Carnival New Year’s Eve Kid’s Party

brazilian dessert table

I hope you all have had the merriest of holidays!! I have taken a hiatus from blogging to spend quality time with my family. However, I have been posting on Facebook so if you haven’t liked Maddycakes Muse on Facebook please do! I updated Facebook daily with muses! All day yesterday on Facebook I showed [...]

Proud to have served!

As many of you know I was a Marine for 21 years. The Marine Corps birthday is tomorrow and I am really missing my fellow Marines. I pray for the many Marines who are still in harms way and for the many families who have suffered great loss. Please take out time to thank a [...]

Swamp Dessert table~with Store Bought Items

swamp dessert table

Here is the swamp dessert table that I made for Madison’s classroom Halloween party. Like many of you, Madison’s school requires that the desserts are store bought. That doesn’t mean that your dessert tables have to look boring! It just means you have to be a little more creative! I did a swamp theme because [...]

Children’s Party Events: Video Series for eHow.com


If you follow my Facebook page (and you really should ~ I update it daily with tons of stuff) then you already know that I did a video series for eHow. I was contacted by a talent agent and I thought it was a gimmick but luckily I answered the email and it was legit! [...]

Peace Love Kindergarten ~ Back to School Party


 Madison’s Welcome to Kindergarten play date was on Friday. If you read my Facebook then you know I totally changed the theme and everything the day before. Here is the school wreath I made. In case you missed the post tutorial here.  Initially I was going with a vintage back to school theme but realized [...]

My Little Pony Birthday Party


We had a wonderful time at Madison’s My Little Pony birthday party. Even though her birthday is in June and we live in Arizona~ I still have an outside party every year at our home. So each year we have guests bring swimsuits. I had a rainbow balloon arch over our pool. It really added [...]

Sneak Peak of the Knot Networking Event


   As you all are all aware by now my company Maddycakes designed and styled The Bump lounge for The Knot/The Bump Networking event last week. I was on a very short time frame and had to get everything together in 6 days. I love to challenge myself and boy was I challenged! However, I [...]