Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Parisian Sunflower Baby Shower

Happy New Year!

It's been a while since I've been over here on my blog.  I'm trying to stay on top of social media while being a new mom of  TWO now. So as time permits, I will stop in to give you all some updates. So...now that we are onto new year, lets get started with some new little ones that are scheduled to make their appearance  in 2015! I just love a Parisian theme, don't you?! When I was asked to create a dessert display with a Parisian theme, I jumped at the chance. Not just any Parisian theme, but there was a little spin on this theme. The baby's name will be Soliel (which btw.. I LOVE) meaning Sun in French! So Parisian Sunshine it is! I used a color palette of sunflower yellow, black and white polka dots, and stripes. I filled the table with "French themed" desserts, Eiffel Tower decor, and of course fresh Sunflowers. Take a look...

Don't mind the hole..someone taste tested these gorgeous cookies by Fourish Sweet Shop as the shot was being taken..smh

French Macaron's with Chocolate Ganache pops! And those are black bling sticks..YES Please! 




Our Little Sunshine! I love the way the stationery came out! Juanita of Willow and East worked them out! Thanks Juanita!
These cake pops were to die for! I mean Perfection! Thanks to Lina of Zoe & Pea!
Photos below were taken by yours truly..


I just couldn't take the cuteness of these chocolate covered oreos! Lina is the best!

 This French Madeleine tower was a labor of love by yours truly! But so worth it!

Lets not forget these French Cruller donuts with fresh sunflowers in lieu of a cake! I absolutely loved working with this theme and can't wait for another Parisian theme opportunity to present itself!
Special thanks to all of the vendors who helped to bring my vision to fruition!
Flourish Sweet Shop-Cookies
Willow & East- Stationery
Zoe & Pea- Cake Pops & Oreos
Kendra of Closet Confections- Photograghy

Monday, June 9, 2014

Custom Party Decor

I love to incorporate unique touches to my events and parties.  In addition to custom linens, I created my own little masterpiece with just a few items from around my home to add  Flair and customize the party. 
 For the artwork about the fireplace, I used a picture frame, fabric, wire, wooden #2, and ribbon to customize my daughter's tea party.I added ribbon to a white picture frame and used fabric that I used throughout my design as a background.  I twisted the wire to form a teacup and covered it with ribbon, then centered it in the frame. The painted #2 (my baby girls' age) was added to the middle of the "teacup" and wha-la! a unique custom piece of art that complimented the decor.
Another custom piece which I loved was the pearl chandelier.  I spray painted a chandelier with pearl colored paint and attached  pearls to it in a looping design. 
  I worked perfectly with my design and really was the Flair Factor at the center of the scene!
Add unique pieces and use a little imagination to create a customized space for your event! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Kids Spring Tea Party

Paisley, Polka dot and Pearls, three looks I love! I thought it would be perfect together for a little girl's Spring Tea Party. So I ran with it for my daughter's 2nd birthday. To keep the party fresh and fun, I paired them with a vibrant palette of orange, yellow and teal. I used the perfect paisley fabric with hues of the three colors throughout my design to bring my vision to fruition. I mixed polka dots and pearl accents to complete my look. Starting with the invitation, the little guests got a peak into what they would experience.


The first impression,

The experience starts at the door with a simple fringe wreath using the paisley fabric, and wooden arrow sign.


Paisley table runners and a table cap for the desert table were made to anchor of the design. The table setting included teabag cookies and a cookie spoon to snack on. Mango peach juice was served in bottles outfitted with pearls for girls and bow ties for boys.  Napkin were wrapped with pearl napkin rings. I used boxwood ball topiary's topped mini urns as the centerpieces, mini milk pitchers also held smaller boxwood balls, and birdcages for a springtime feel.  I hung a pearl chandelier above the table for an ultra feminine touch!





Aren't these the cutest petite chivari chairs for our little ones from Petite Seats? Chairs for girls were also decked out with pearls and bows! Olive Branch Papery did a fab job designing all of the my baby girls' stationery.
A pearl chandelier is a must! Isn't it?
Every tea party should have one of these....And the piece de resistance... a vintage tea cart! I love it!

Milk shots in mini creamer pitchers!

Our Deserts Display included custom sugar cookies, cake pops, french macarons, cheesecake, jello jars, and chocolate covered strawberries. 

My baby taking everything in!

My love!

I love the way the mini fabric garland cake topper turned out!

Cheesecake macarons! Delish!
 

The kids had a great time at the party. After "tea", we changed into comfy clothes and went outdoors for an Easter egg hunt and egg decorating! 

 Tea parties are always a cute idea to have for little girls, but little boys will enjoy it as well! 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Year, New Baby Gender Reveal Part

I can't believe how time has flown by! We are practically a full month into 2014! Well for the new year at hand, I have a gender reveal to share from a "New Year, New Baby" reveal party. Gender reveal decor doesn't always have to be in your typical pink and blue color palette.  For a fresh modern take, I chose a gender neutral colorway of mint green, gold, with accents of silver. Since the reveal was held during the holiday season, props were made from tinsel, ornament balls, and glitter created a festive atmosphere.  But it doesn't have to be the holiday season to use glitter and sparkly accents! I would use it any time of the year to glam up my events and add Flair! The male and female gender symbols were used throughout the decor. Check out some of fun details below. 

Silver garland trimmed chalkboard tally- almost tied!!
Sweets and Treats featuring Male and Female tinsel gender symbols backdrop!

 
DIY prop horns to celebrate the new baby, and the New Year!

Tassel garland in mint green, gold, and silver always looks great!
 Treats! Labels were adorned with male and female gender symbols made from tinsel.

Pistachio Mousse Cakes jars adorned with gold bells
Gender Symbol shortbread cookies

Decor! Bird cage urns fills with gold, silver and green foliage and a mint baby safety pin accent

There are many ways to have fun with your gender reveal theme and color palette. Stay tuned for more details from the party!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer Entertaining

The unofficial start to Summer is here! Are you all set for summer entertaining? No? Well head on over to Pottery Barn and check out the Galvanized Collection. It's a summer must have!

Which of these beauties are your favorite? I'm going with the galvanized party bucket and stand, and the 3 tier serving stand. Wait a minute, the bottle caddy makes the cut as well. Okay.. I love all of the pieces!!
 I am totally a fan of mason jars, and I have a thing for drink dispensers. Put them together and what do you get? The Mason Jar dink dispenser! Place it on top if the galvanized drink dispenser stand to complete the look. I love it!
 Whats summer without ice cream? Bring your event to a sweet end with this cute galvanized star tier stand is perfect to display desert, toppings, cones, or what ever you feel it. It will look great.  
 Check out the galvanized star collection to add patriotic flair to your celebration. It would be a great addition to a Fourth of July celebration! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Baby Shower: Popcorn Buffet

Try something different...opt for a popcorn buffet for a baby shower (or any event)!  I always knew that I wanted to use the "about to pop" idea for my baby shower. And I love popcorn, so creating a popcorn buffet worked out perfectly for my shower.  If you enjoy eating all types of popcorn, this is the buffet for you!  I find the popcorn buffet to be an economical alternative to a candy buffet. You can offer up  a plethora of flavors to please all palettes, sweet, salty, spicy, savory, you name it!  Here's what I offered, and how I added Flair  to the display.  

 Popcorn Garland
 
Popcorn ball "Pops" with baby bottle toppers. (I love to use these toppers)
 Popcorn Ball topiary. At the end of the night, these were no where to be found!!
 Popcorn boxes filled with butter popcorn
Guests  had the option of adding butter, ranch, or nacho cheese flavorings to freshly popped plain popcorn 

  Various flavors of popcorn were offered  including Asiago & Cracked Pepper, Caramel & Chocolate, White Cheddar, Peanut Butter, Chipotle & Lime.



 You dont' have to limit yourself to candy and deserts for a sweet ending. Popcorn can be sweet as well!