Easy Birds Nest Mini Egg Recipe


If you’re anything like me (aka Last Minute Queen), you’re currently frantically scouring Pinterest for the perfect last-minute Easter treat to smush together for the 30 to 60 (maybe 90?) little ones in your kids’ classes.

Am I right?!

Looks like you’re in luck because I’m sharing that perfect treat for you right here!  While it’s not completely original (it’s a Pinterest find for sure), I always resort to these easy, no-bake, under-an-hour birds nest treats when I’m running behind or when it feels like the week has just creeped up to me and I have nothing.


Bird’s Nest Easter Treats (No-Bake)


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups dried chow mein noodles
  • mini eggs (3 to 4 per nest)


Melt butter and marshmallows together in a large saucepan on low heat.

Stir vanilla extract into the butter/marshmallow mixture and add chow mein noddles, stirring quickly to coat the noodles evenly.

Remove from heat.  You’ll want to work quickly for the next step (think Rice Krispie squares!). For each nest, form a ball and push down with your thumb in the middle of the ball to create the “nest”.  I used a mini cupcake pan, which made it easier to shape the nests.  Repeat.

Add 3 to 4 mini eggs to each nest and voila!


This recipe should make about at least 30 nests (good for one class!) depending on the size of each nest.  Enjoy!


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A Winters Dream Holiday Tablescape

It’s already December (how?!) and all I can do is reminisce about a holiday styled shoot I created a few years back with my lovely and very talented friend, Amy from Confetti and Co.!

When I started The Swank Social, it was all about celebrations, confetti and creative collaborations.  It was a fun time and I made so many connections through the work that I did, but it wasn’t fulfilling enough for me.  Plus, I had a personal reason why I decided to go back to work full-time (best decision ever!) and slowly concentrate on growing The Swank Social as a blog during my spare time lifestyle blog.  It only took a year to finally grasp and understand how to balance my time.

Actually, scratch that.

I still don’t know how to balance my time.  I’m almost certain that I’ll never figure that out, but here we are!

Okay, back to the holidays and Christmas.  And back to the days where a crisp, white studio space was extremely hard to come by.  We booked (the now defunct) Sugar Studios for our collaborative shoot and started working our magic:

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While I do miss the days where I got to plan and execute events that were dear to my clients’ hearts, I’m so fortunate to have this social platform that allows me to keep creating, collaborating and styling!  Currently, I’m just trying to let it settle in that it’s almost Christmas!!

xx Kristina



Styling:  The Swank Social and Confetti & Co. | Photography:  Studio 86 Creative Design | Floral Arrangements:  Celsia Floral | Placecard Cookies:  Whisk | Wooden Name Placecards and Balloons:  Confetti & Co. | Custom Menu and Print:  Kardz Kouture | Plates and Table Decor:  The Cross Design | Chairs:  Eclat Decor


Flatware:  West Elm | Glassware, Wooden Chargers and Napkins:  Indigo

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Rooftop High Tea Engagement Surprise

I know you’re thinking that I maybe, possibly planned a surprise engagement but, no, this is even better!  We partnered with Secret Garden Tea Company, Kim Crawford and K’pure Naturals to plan a top secret high tea to celebrate a friend’s recent engagement.

The venue?  A rooftop overlooking the downtown skyline, of course!  While it was just our luck that the air was still filled with smog from the forest fires raging north of our city, we couldn’t have asked for a better setting for our high tea.

First things first – connecting with the amazing Secret Garden Tea Company, who provided a decadent spread of their famous savoury and sweet petite fours from their seasonal high tea menu – complete with their gorgeous tea cups, saucers and tiered trays (and they’re also available for rent!).  The lovely Jam PR team was also on site to assist in the set up of Secret Garden’s high tea to go and to ensure everything went smoothly.

And it’s not a proper high tea without a glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc together with a splash of frozen berries for a special twist on a classic favourite:

Although the air was hazy (it looked like something out of a movie!), the surprise was a complete success!  The guest of honour was treated to a gift bag filled with goodies from local natural body care line, K’Pure Naturals, and of course a bottle of Kim Crawford wine.

Our table set up was completed with a small bouquet from Blossom and Vine Floral Co., Smooch lip balms from K’pure Naturals, macarons and a rose gold ‘love’ balloon from North Star Balloons.


[Sponsors] High Tea:  The Secret Garden Tea Company | Wine:  Kim Crawford | Swag:  K’pure Naturals

Florals:  Blossom and Vine Floral Co. | Balloon:  North Star Balloons | Photography:  Janelle Saccucci |  Venue:  Rooftop

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