On The Blogroll: Save the Date for Cupcakes

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Blogging from: Long Island

If you dread party planning, fear no more! Tanya Martinez, a mother of five, of Save the Date for Cupcakes comes to your rescue with a blog wholly dedicated to all the “sweet and gorgeous” details of your child's next big birthday bash or a small and intimate gathering of close friends and family.

Inspired by her award for "Readers' Best Kids' Party" by Long Island Parent magazine, Tanya started Save the Date for Cupcakes, and has continued to work as a party planner/event stylist, which has been featured on People.com and MarthaStewart.com. A Long Islander, Tanya also volunteers her party-planning to help the Long Island community's military families through Operation Shower.

This blog highlights party designs, holiday planning, and weddings. While the theme and content may seem a more feminine, Tanya offers ideas like spider cupcakes and hanging mobile how-to's that all can enjoy.

Save the Date for Cupcakes features original content from Tanya as well as neat recipes and event ideas that she’s found while scouring the web. Everything on this site is very much hands-on and requires you to pay attention to details, but friends and family are sure to be impressed by all your hard work. Try out the numerous dessert table decoration ideas and you can easily become the go-to party-planner among your circle of friends! Plus, the colorful pictures around the site are sure to glue anyone's eyes to the screen! — Jin Lee