If you’re planning a party or only a little something for no reason at all then here are some of my ideas that could be a family fun.

While you got lot of things to do in the kitchen it could be a boring time for your kids… Many parents may wonder what to do to keep their kids busy. Keep them busy with making edible decorations. Kids love handcraft, making and creating.

The “Chilli-Lemon-Chick” is my low cost  easy-to-do edible decorating project -and this tip is great for any time of the year.

Here is the “Chilli-Lemon-Chick” :

“Chilli-Lemon-Chick” – by BIA Design

And a good combination :whilst your kids making the “Chilli-Lemon-Chick”,until then you cook the Chilli-Lemon-Chicken ( that is a  simple, quick and easy chicken recipe -see the recipe later)

“Chilli-Lemon-Chick” -by BIA Design

Parties are all about gathering and celebrating.Turn food into decorative elements that add artistry and creativity to the party theme, decorations and table settings but also a family fun over the weekend.

How to make “Chilli-Lemon-Chick”

Tools and Materials

  • Lemon
  • Some dried chilli pepper
  • Nail scissors or a pin or Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Black permanent marker
  • instead of drawing :Cloves or Lentils
  • instead of dried chilli :Red card stock (for crest and beak/kisser)
  • some plume for wings


1.To make the crest , hole  the top of the lemon with a nail scissors or with a pin  then put the chilli to the hole. Or use hot glue to attach the chillis to the top.( i prefer to hole )

2. Draw the eyes of the chick. If you afraid from drawing for the eyes,put in  2 cloves or  use hot glue to place 2 lentils on the lemon; draw pupils with a permanent marker.

3.For kisser, hole the lemon again and put in 2 chilli or glue the chilli pepper

4.Glue plume for wings

You can substitute chilli peppers with red card stock (for crest and beak/kisser) too.Cut triangles from card stock and glue to the lemon.

Dress up a lemon for a chick,isn’t it easy?

You can use this idea for holiday decoration too: for example “Chilli-Lemon-Chick” as easter table decoration

“Chilli-Lemon-Chick” as easter table decoration – by BIA Design

I like using wreaths as table centerpiece because its a realy easy and quick decoration project and as usual  i’m busy and  have no time for nothing…

Finally ,the mentioned recipe:

Chilli Lemon Chicken Recipe

This simple, quick and easy chicken recipe cooked on the grill has tons of flavor.

Prep Time: 15 minutes/ Cook Time: 15 minutes/Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


Combine all ingredients except chicken in heavy-duty zip-lock food storage bag. Add chicken; close bag and zip to close. Place in bowl or baking dish and refrigerate for 2-6 hours.

When ready to cook, prepare and preheat grill. Cook chicken for 12-17 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with marinade, until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Discard remaining marinade.


Decorating with vegetables – Radish wreath

At first I was inspired by radishes at spring time.I made my radish wreath for Easter decoration -is a great way to celebrate spring..

Well,yes i know ,now its summer time – but if you like a not-so-traditional ways to decorate your  summer party, it will be a good idea to decorate your party with radishes…

Radish wreath – by BIA Design

If you don’t have a good place to hang a wreath, use it on the table as a centerpiece: It will dress up any dinner party or outdoor gathering.

Radish wreath by BIA Design

and of course you can eat it…

How to make your own  Radish wreath:


  • Wreath base/frame
  • Paddle wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Radishes Buy 15 to 25 bunches in a variety of colors and shapes (if that sounds like a lot, trust me; you’ll need more than you think).

Step-by-Step directions:

  1. Make a bouquet of two or three radish bunches, then wrap the wire around the bouquet a few times, leaving a long strand of wire (you’ll use it to anchor the radishes to the frame). Position the bouquet on the frame, with the radishes facing up and the leaves toward the back. Secure the bouquet to the frame by twisting its wire around the frame, then clip off the leftover strand of wire.
  2. Continue to repeat step 1, attaching each new bundle close to the radishes that are already wired on, making your way around the wreath.
  3. After you have completed the circle, step back and see if there are any holes or uneven clusters. Attach individual bundles or radishes where needed for a bountiful effect.

Note: Radishes should last up to two days; spritz with water to keep them looking fresh.

Summer Party decorating ideas – table centerpieces (part1)

Summer parties are fun, and the party space–whether indoors or out–is easy to decorate.Whether the party is for an adult or a child, continue the theme throughout with your decorations.Wow your guests with summer party centerpieces,candles and seasonal flowers.

An easy and practical decoration idea: decorating summer parties with summer wreaths. What could be easier than use the wreath as table centerpiece and put a candle in the center.

levander wreath

lavender wreath

lavender wreath

After the party a wreath can be used on the front door of a home or as a focal point on a wall or in a kitchen , or balcony or in your office.
-to be continue

Herb hanging basket

Fresh herbs taste much better than the dried variety.Growing your own herb garden in 1 hanging basket -content 10 kind of herb- so you’ll always have tasty fresh herbs to season your dishes.

Easy to maintain and Ideal for small place, terrace, balcony, garden and grill party…

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Making herb hanging basket is an easy DIY -just choose your favourite herbs,plant to the basket and to water…

I prefer : basil ( green and purple),curry,lemon grass,rosemary, parsley (plain-leaved and curled),thyme,chieves,marjoram,oregano and lavender.

DIY – Seashell wreath “the remembrance of beach vacation”

You have tons of pictures and maybe even video of your summer vacation at the beach and you also managed to bring back a pail full of seashells. Making a wreath out of the seashells is an afternoon project that will make a nice remembrance of that summer trip. Children will love work on a wreath project. Making wreaths is a fun, inexpensive way to use found objects in home.

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Making a seashell wreath is pretty easy. There’s no expensive equipment or supplies to buy. The biggest expense will be in purchasing a high temp glue gun.
The Things you will need:
-hot glue gun and glue

A wreath can be used on the front door of a home or in a bathroom or kitchen or as party decoration table centerpiece.


for more inspiration,and images check: http://pinterest.com/devined/shell-wreaths/