BellaGrey Designs

July 22, 2016

Brownie Ice Creamtini Dessert

Warm Double Chocolate Brownie crumbles served in a Hershey Chocolate Syrup puddled martini glass topped with vanilla ice cream and embellished with fresh mint. Heaven right there friends! 

This can be served for an elegant dinner with friends or as a fabulous treat for a simple Girls Night In. Either way, your friends will want to know how to re-create it. 

Are you ready to make your own? I knew you would be! 


1 cup Brownie Crumbled {your choice store bought or homemade}
4 tablespoons Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
4 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Fresh Mint Leaves


1) Swirl Hershey's Chocolate Syrup around the bottom of the martini glass, place in freezer to help syrup firm up. **Make sure to use freezer-safe glasses**

2) Scoop one ball of ice cream and place in bottom of glass, add the additional three scoops on top.

3) Sprinkle with brownie crumbs, until you achieve the look you want. {I did this hap-hazardly}.

4) Garnish with a fresh mint leaf. Serve. Enjoy! 

Photo Stylist: Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs

July 6, 2016

Turn your Party into a Luau!

Summer is for fun in the sun celebrating with family and friends! These fun summer products are Tiki-Tastic! I recently styled and designed a Pineapple Pool Party for my daughter and her besties. I was so excited when I found all these fabulous party products at Oriental Trading! 

How adorable are these Pineapple cups? I just added the guests names and a fun gold striped straw! And can I tell you, the pineapple sunnies were a HUGE hit! 

If you ever wanted a super cute party favor to give out at your Luau or Pineapple Party, you have to check out these Pineapple favor containers. They were perfect for our fun colored Sixlets. The guests loved them! 

Our sweet model, AKA my daughter, looked adorable standing in the pool with her Pineapple swimsuit holding her Pineapple favor container! 

Serving punch never looked so fun, then when it is served in a Sea Shell Punch Bowl

As you can tell, I use Oriental Trading for my summer in the sun, go to shop!

This is a sponsored post written by me. BellaGrey Designs has received trade, products and/or payment from Oriental Trading in exchange for promotion. All opinions and text are my own and I only promote products I love. 

July 5, 2016

Pineapple in Paradise Pool Party

Last weekend, we celebrated my sweet daughter's 10th birthday! Which naturally, I hi-jacked! I just can't help myself! Afterall, I am a Party Stylist! 

In January, she voiced she would like a birthday party with pineapples! I suggested we have a Pineapple Party and she suggested a Pool Party! And the Pineapple in Paradise Pool Party was born. 

As you know, pineapple parties have been pretty popular for a few years now. You have seen the black and white striped party, the hot pink party, but no parties with the fun summery colors of Gold, Turquoise, Hot Pink and Rose Gold!

The invitation is the perfect place to begin the party planning process. Knowing the colors we wanted to incorporate, BellaGrey Designs got to work. I'd say the invites came out perfect! Exactly what I wanted, I mean, what my daughter wanted. Her favorite element, besides the colors, is the sweet girl pineapple on the back of the invite, too cute right? 

Once we knew the theme would be pineapples, I started searching for pineapple everything! From bowls to cups to decor and everything in between. If it wasn't the right colors, I spray painted it! Yep! Everything became the colors of the party, even a few of the honeycomb pineapples. What? You didn't know you could spray paint honeycomb tissue? It comes out great! 

Here's a little sample ~ I sprayed one hot pink and gold and one turquoise. The middle one it the original color. Aren't they pretty? Dried quickly and are so perfect! 

The backdrop was very important to me, I didn't want a boring backdrop, it had to pop with all this color! 

For the main table I used several tropical palm leaves, small honeycomb pineapples, gold paper medallions, decorative tissue balls, beautiful large turquoise paper flowers and two fabulous giant tissue pineapples to anchor the ends of the table. We are smitten with how this came out. 

Our uber talented friend Roni of  Roni Sugar Creations designed the beautiful cookies, I can tell you they were as good as they look! Not one was left over!

Sugarfina came out with these beauties just in time for the party ~ Parisian Pineapples from Paris! They are so delicious, I may or may not have kept a cube for myself! *wink* 

Don't you just love rock candy sticks? They are fabulous for a pool party and oh the colors we found matched our theme perfectly!

I contacted Sweets from Heaven to create CandyBobs to match the invitation, they nailed it! 

The second table we styled for all the take-aways for the girls to keep. I am so crushing on the large balloon "10" in the center of the backdrop, with Isabella peeking through the zero! We embellished the "10" with turquoise pineapple cutouts, to keep with the theme. 

 We had sunnies, pineapple drinking sippers and pineapple favors to be had by all!

The cute mini favor boxes were filled with some fun DIY goodies inside, made by the birthday girl herself.

For food, we had Chick-fil-A cater the party. All the food items were displayed on my beautiful turquoise party cart in trays to match and the guests ate off the plates we designed with Create UR Plate and the fun M8s! 

And how adorable are the wooden utensils with mini pineapples on the ends? 

You can't have a pool party without cute pool floats! I styled and designed this party name float with my daughter's name on it with embellished styrofoam letters. The girls loved it as much as my daughter did! What a fun photo! 

It was such a fun party and the girls had a blast! I can't believe my sweet baby girl is almost 10!!

May 24, 2016

4th of July Ice Cream Party

Are you as ready for summer as I am? With 4th of July, ice cream and BBQs upon us, what better way to celebrate, than to throw an Ice Cream Party?

I am sharing fun ideas and plenty of inspiration to help you start planning for your own 4th of July Ice Cream Party!

When you start to plan your party, once your theme and colors are set, everything else will fall into place. I knew I wanted to use the traditional colors for my 4th of July Ice Cream Party and included food items to match. I started with a plain bright white tablecloth so the red and blue would really pop!

Stock your Ice Cream Party with festive sweets to enjoy this All-American holiday and treat! 

On my main table, I used the Americana Burlap Bunting. It was large enough to almost cover the entire front of the table. The Patriots Pride Ribbons were attached to the corners of the table to complete the look. I love how these two set the stage for the party. I also added mini flags to the decor to bring it all together. 

For the backdrop, I went simple. I created a matching tissue tassel garland using the red, white and blue tassels. The decorative tissue balls add great dimension and color pop to the back of the table. 

Continuing with the color scheme, I placed simple ice cream toppings in waffle cone bowls such as, marshmallows, strawberries, blueberries, star gummy candies as well as red, white and blue mints. I placed the cupcakes on a long rectangular tray and added red and white sixlets to the bottom. I also had red and blue rock candy sticks on hand. I made some festive brownie kabobs to go along with our theme. Who doesn't love brownies and ice cream? 

Of course you can't have an ice cream party without fun bowls, spoons, straws and ice cream cones! Don't you just love these milk glass bottles? They were perfect to hold the spoons, straws and flags! 

I designed these fun cone wrappers, don't they match the theme perfectly?  And they make the 4th of July Ice Cream Party a bit
more festive! 

Kids and adults alike, will have fun creating their own delicious ice cream at this 4th of July Ice Cream Party! But don't take my word for it, create one of your own with our FREE PRINTABLES!

The printable set includes:

Ice cream cone wrapper
Cupcake toppers
Fill-in invitation


May 16, 2016

Strut Your Stuff ~ FREE Flamingo Printable

Happy Monday Friends! Strut your stuff into this great day! 

This sign makes me really happy and so ready for SUMMER!! 

With all the flamingos out there, I thought I would design a cute FREE Printable Sign for you to hang in your office or add to your next FLA-MINGLE Par-Tay! 

Download it here


May 9, 2016

An Angry Bird-Day Party

Hello friends, it's Jennifer Kirlin of BellaGrey Designs here to share An Angry Bird-Day Party Inspired by the Angry Bird video game. A game where players use a slingshot to launch unhappy birds into structures and enemy pigs. 

In March I had the pleasure of designing and styling Celena Vittorio's daughter Annabella's 6th birthday party. Celena Rae is the Anthemist and in-game host for the Dallas Stars Hockey Team. You may recall in 2005, Celena was one of the Top 20 Semi-Finalists on American Idol. And as you can imagine, she is as sweet as can be! 

Celena told me Annabella loves the Angry Birds video game and wanted to make it a fun party for the kids. I loved the theme and the colors! So bright and fun! I carried these colors throughout the party. She had already sent out a generic invitation, so the creative slate was clean and up to BellaGrey Designs to fill it. Feathers were flying at the BellaGrey Designs studio as I prepped for 20 small guests to come "Crash the Party". 

I wanted the kids to know when they arrived, what the theme and colors were. I decorated the mailbox and as soon as they came into the house, they immediately knew the theme. I incorporated several elements from the popular game. You will see birdcages and nests, astro-turf, a slingshot, golden eggs, TNT boxes and wooden structures {reminiscent of what the birds knock over in the game} which held the cupcakes. I used cloud paper as the backdrop for the dessert table and the runner was astro-turf. 

The kids loved the dessert table filled with sweet treats, which included an incredibly delicious double-layered red velvet cake with fondant designs from Margie Lou's Sweets and cupcakes in the party theme colors were topped with cupcake toppers from BellaGrey Designs. 

I carried the elements used on the dessert table into the colorful plates and matching napkins, which were embellished with napkin wraps. 

Celena had requested a fun game for the kids to play while at the party. I enlisted the help of my 
"prop guy"AKA my hubby to build a lifesize slingshot out of pvc pipe. While he was working on the slingshot, I got to work painting the faces on the outdoor playground balls to resemble a few of the characters in the game. I found some great eyebrows and bushy mustaches I added to Red bird and Pig.

At the conclusion of the party, we thanked the guests for "Crashing the Party" with a small gable box filled with goodies. 

To make the slingshot you will need: 

4 - 4' sections of  {1 1/2"} PVC pipe
2 - PVC elbow connectors
1 - PVC "T" connectors
2 - PVC caps
 1 - can PVC cement in clear
2 - screw hooks
1 - exercise bands
1 - can brown spray paint
1 - 1 1/2" dowel rod {3' tall} with one end sharpened to a point 


  • Put all your PVC sections together so they fit like the above photo. All connections should be tight. 
  • Adding the PVC cement each time you add another section or connector. The cement will dry quickly, so you will need to make sure the sections are straight and how you want them. 
  • Spray paint the slingshot
  • Screw in the two screw hooks to the top of the caps {these will hold the exercise band}
  • Tie the exercise band to the screw hooks tightly
  • Hammer the dowel rod into the ground to hold slingshot in place
  • Add the fun character balls and let them fly! 

Such a beautifully sweet family! 

For this party suite, please order via email

Vendor Credits: 

Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs || Event Stylist
BellaGrey Designs || Printable Graphic Designs
Margie Lou's Sweets || Custom Cake

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