BellaGrey Designs

October 6, 2015

Homemade Orange Julius

My first job as a teenager was at the mall and on my lunch break, my friends and  I would walk to the food court to people watch {look at cute boys} and grab an Orange Julius, since the cutest boy worked there! I loved the flavor and tried to duplicate it one time at home - very unsuccessfully! 

Fast forward a few years, ok, like 20 and here I am now trying to duplicate the infamous Orange Julius again. Although, this time it turned out MUCH better! 

Here's what you will need: 

  • 2 Medium Oranges {peeled and devined}
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups of ice
  • 3 Drops Young Living Orange Essential Oi


In a blender, add the oranges, milk, vanilla ice cream, orange juice, ice, vanilla and essential oil. 
Mix on high for about 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Pour into your favorite glass add a orange wedge and a cute paper straw and you are ready to start sipping! 

The kids will love this creamy cold orange drink as much as you do, so why not share it with them as an afternoon treat? We added a vinyl BOO to our kids cup to make it more festive for the Halloween season!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! 

5 Fall DIY Ideas with Essential Oils!

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Poo Brew Halloween Toilet Spray

Fall Spice Sweet & Spooky Room Freshener

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Homemade Orange Julius

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Recipe

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October 5, 2015

Halloween goes Chic with Black and White


When you think of Halloween, you typically think of orange and black, right?  This time around I decided to go more classic and mature with black and white. I'm thrilled to share my Halloween goes Chic with Black and White table with you! I love black and white and for Halloween it can go either way ~ Spooky, Creepy or Chic! I chose chic! Although I am not a fan of spiders, infact they freak me out, but these cuties on the fork are only paper and pom poms! I can handle that! EEK! Do I see one crawling on the floor as I take this photo?

Although beautiful, these photos do not do this table justice. I wish you had been here in person to see all its beauty. Below is a glimpse of the table. 

Styling this table is was simple, you can easily recreate it. 

  • Starting out with your table, keep it simple and staying with your theme use only black and white decor
  • Cover your table with a black tablecloth and include an added dimension with a spider web overlay
  • Black dishes and stemware are also good choices
  • Collect a bag or two of those plastic spiders from your local craft store and place all over your table. 
  • Get fancy with the plastic spiders and glitter them up for a little extra pizzazz 
  • Adding paper elements to your party is a simple way to customize it {BellaGrey Designs offers both custom and printable options}
  • Sending out an invitation sets the theme for the party
  • Place cards add the finishing touch to your table and lets your friends know where to sit
  • Our fun candy cones are a great way to send treats from the party home with your guests
  • You can find many of the table elements we used at Oriental Trading Company
  • Mini treat boxes are perfect party favors especially when they are filled with chocolate spiders and topped with a cute spider pom by Fizzy Party

I hope I have inspired you to gather your girlfriends and host your own Chic Halloween Black and White soiree! 
You can find all the paper elements in our shop now! 

September 25, 2015

Welcome Fall and Apple Pie Cupcakes

Every year when Fall rolls around I start to crave apple pie and cinnamon. A sweet juicy, crisp apple dipped in sweet cinnamon or a fresh baked apple pie just out of the oven.  I can taste it now, can you? If you have ever made a homemade pie you know it isn't easy, so to save on time and frustration, I whipped up some Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting for an afternoon snack {or breakfast treat ~ I won't tell anyone} *wink! Plus we have included a FREE printable at the end of the post.

Ingredients for the Cupcakes: 

1 Box {yep, box cake} White Cake Mix
Ingredients required on the box
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Can {22oz} Apple Pie Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Line cupcake pan with liners
  3. Coarsely chop Apple Pie Filling
  4. Mix all ingredients until well blended
  5. Fill cupcake liners almost full
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes

Ingredients for the Frosting: 

1 Can Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Mix together until light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes, we used a piping tip to frost ours. Enjoy with your favorite hot or cold beverage. 

Free Happy Fall Y'All Straw Flag Printable

August 28, 2015

Dress to the 9s Fashion Birthday Party

I'm excited to share the swanky soiree I designed and styled this year for my daughter's 9th birthday! Glitz and Glam were all a part of this fabulous Dress to the 9s Fashion Fete! Everywhere you looked there was glitter, gold, stripes, hot pink, polka dots and black. Perfectly fit for a girl who loves fashion and everything glitter. 

The invitation helps set the stage for a fabulous party. This one, was no exception. We love how the silhouette came out on the back with one of my daughter's favorite quotes. 

Dressed up throw pillows were a perfectly glamorous fit for this party. 

One of my favorite details of the party ~ the catwalk, which "modeled" the beautiful cookies by our sweet friend Bethany of Auntie Bea's Bakery. But wait, the catwalk was lit at night to show off those beautiful creations. The girls squealed with delight when they saw the catwalk with the most delicious cookies!
Can I just tell you, I was so excited when this vision became a reality and oh, those cute chairs! What a fabulous addition.  I knew I wanted hot pink chairs but was having a tough time finding just the "perfect" ones to line the catwalk, so I designed them! Yep, I created those super cute minis. They will be available in our shop soon. 

Was I right? Isn't the wonderful? The catwalk was lit up just like the real ones in NYC and it made the biggest impact for the dessert table. 

Everything flowed perfectly from the decor to the desserts to the girls party outfits. 

Our sweet friend, Andrea of Paper+Pop made my vision come true with this double layer name cake topper ~ LOVE the mini velvet bow! 

Every girl deserves a designer clutch complete with a rhinestone, don't you agree?

The table is topped with black leather, which set the tone for the party theme. Large painted mason jars with fluffy hot pink peonies serve as the centerpiece. Each plate is topped with a mini frame with the girls name in it. Each place setting had a hot pink flower plate charger as a base topped with a black dinner plate and a striped salad plate. One of my favorite parts of this design are the glittered mini sparkling cider bottles {tutorial coming soon}, in the colors of the party paired with a champagne glass. Each glass rimmed with edible glitter and topped with a black striped straw and a mini gold bow. 

Each guest had a glitter bodice embellished glassine bag with designer utensils inside, along their place setting, keeping with the theme.

The chandelier was adorned with multiple colors of paper lanterns to raise the eye and create the party atmosphere. 

The chairs were covered in black and dressed up with black and white striped or hot pink ribbon. 

The stage was set for the girls to make their appearance on the catwalk. They created their own outfits using scraps of fabric and ribbon held together with hot glue or decorative duck tape. 

There were hair and make-up stations and now they are almost ready for their modeling debut. 

Can't have a style show without boas and beautiful jewelry. 

All the models had so much fun creating their very own designs for the style show and were more than happy to show them off to the audience.  

The models had built up an appetite and quickly returned in their party dresses. 

The birthday girl was having a great time and what a true fashionista she is! 

All of her friends "Dressed to the 9s" to help her celebrate.

I'm not sure which the girls loved more, the ice cream or that it was served in champagne glasses with sprinkles the colors of the party! 

As party favors, I purchased notebooks and created five different vinyl decals to embellish each book with along with a great pom pom pen. The girls could not wait to start writing in them about the party. 

Aren't these pens the cutest? 

A HUGE thank you to all of our vendor friends who helped make this Fashion Party, glamourous! 

Styling/Design |  Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey♥Designs
Printable Paper Designs | BellaGrey♥Designs
Model Images | Kori Clark Design
Gold Glitter Vinyl |  Creative Designs by Toni
Gold Cake Pops | Sparkling Sweets Boutique
Cake Topper & Mini Gold Bows | Paper + Pop
Tassel Garland, Mini Favor Boxes, Candles | Fancy That
Paper Lanterns, Rock Candy, Boas | Oriental Trading
Painted Glitter Mason Jars | Always the Occasion
Glitter Pom Pom Toppers | Fizzy Party
Glitter Shimmer Sticks | Made by a Princess
GLAM Candy Dishes | Hoopla Events
White and Black Honeycomb Balls | Celebration Lane
Black and White Paper Lanterns | Shop Sweet Lulu
Candy Wands and Pinata | Handcrafted Parties
Custom Confetti | The Confetti Bar
SPARKLE Letters | Hobby Lobby

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