Monday, January 31, 2011

Game Day Goodies!

How cute is this Super Bowl set up!? I sure wouldn't mind being invited to this party.
 Sandra Downie  of Sandra Downie Event Design really worked this table out!  She designed this Super Bowl Party display to work with any team on game day. This would also be great for a  little boys birthday party or even baby shower.  I'm loving the creative ways Sandra set up the game day goodies over at The White Library.

I am definitely one for the individual chips and dip! No double dipping happening here! :-) Love it!
How about this bite size mac & cheese in a cupcake cup! CUTE!!
Just about anything on a skewer will be a hit!

Check out Sandra's blog The White Library for details of the food and design. And more stunning displays!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hugs and Kisses

It's that time of the year again, lots of love to share.  Share it with Hugs & Kisses!

Check out these yummy organic Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Sandwiches from Organic Bouquet
Ok those cookies look delicious! But if you are looking for an economical option, a sugar cookie is a simple alternative. So whip out your stand mixer and DIY!  Follow the recipe from woman's day here

photo & recipe from womans day
Oh, you don't want to make your own?  Purchase ready made sugar cookie dough! Or an even simpler way to "make" hugs and kisses cookies...purchase store bought cookies and cut them out! Eventhough I may try my hands at baking and frosting cookies, I also get my semi-homeade on. :-)
Last Valentine's Day I used store bought cookies and cutters to make these X & O's cookies for our "Love of the Sea (food)" Valentines Day Lunch.

Don't be afraid to take short cuts!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pop Stand Perfection!

Are you looking for the perfect stand to house your cake pops?   Well I have a treat for you! Feast your eyes on this pop stand custom made to perfection!!   Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Robert Calabrese of Robert Edward Woodworking at the Wish Upon a Wedding NJ Launch party. 
Robert Edward Woodworking creates the most amazing handcrafted wedding cake, cupcake, and cake pop displays. If you are in the market for a unique way to display your cake pops, get a load of this custom made stand for your pops! You wouldn't have to worry about spacing them evenly. Robert Edward Woodworking has that covered!

This stand will also be great for cupcakes too!
Check out Robert Calabrese's work on Facebook for more fabulous designs.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Would you like to Honeymoon in Paris ?

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Are you engaged to be married? Planned your honeymoon yet? No? Well if you love Pottery Barn, you'll love them even more if you won their sweepstakes for a 7 night, 8 day honeymoon in Paris! So what are you waiting for? Head over to Pottery Barn for your chance to win a romantic honeymoon for two in Paris! 
For more information on how to enter, check out the rules and regulations here
Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Featured Fête: New Years Eve Party in Blk,Wht & Red

Damask is one of my all time favorite prints! It dresses up just about anything! Andrea from Pocket full of Parties sent over a New Years Eve party she hosted for her family, featuring black & white damask with accents of red. The color palette is quite popular this time of year, as Valentines Day is right around the corner! In fact I used this very color combo (yes, outfitted with damask) for my  2010 Valentines Day dinner set up.  Check out how Andrea decked out her party in Damask, and get inspired for your next damask adorned event!

 How cute is this mini cake bunting! I'm a fan!

Here are the details told by Andrea..

A week before New Year's Eve, I decided to throw a 'Pocket Full of Parties' family-centered event at my house with my friends and their children. After considering many themes and colors schemes, I ultimately went for black and white damask with red accents. This has been my favorite color combination since I was a very little girl :) The great thing about it is that it is also versatile...this scheme, these colors, and the printables I used could be used for many occasions, from birthdays, to weddings, to bridal showers, to dinner parties, etc.
I collaborated with Little Ladybug Designs,, who created all of the DIY printables for me.
Once I chose this theme, the rest was easy! I love party design, and I love shopping for and/or crafting party decor. With the "help" of my two year old (who pretended to craft things while I was doing so), the party was put together with class and style in 5 days! :)

My party guests were so thankful to be invited to a kid-friendly New Year's party and raved about the decor, desserts, and food. Such a proud moment for me and my family!
For additional images and vendor details, head over to Pocket full of parties.
Thank you Andrea for sharing your  Fête!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Party like a Rockstar

Welcome to 2011!  Did you party like a Rockstar last weekend?  You didn't? No biggie...I'm sure you enjoyed however you chose to celebrate!!  I'm looking forward to a wonderful year full of Fetes and Celebrations to share!  In fact, I  have a Rocking Sweets Buffet to share with you.  Last Fall I had the pleasure of designing a Sweets Buffet for the cutest little 6 year old "Rockstar". In our initial meeting, I  found out she loved  animal prints ( a girl after my own heart)!  I wore an animal print scarf  and she expressed how much she loved it! So you know I just had to include a print for her!
I decked out her display with lots of fuchsia, pink, purple, and or course, zebra print!  Here's a look at how it turned out. 

Takeout containers embellished with zebra print labels
Sweets and Treats Menu
Cotton Candy Candy Corn. (One of the little boys in attendance said the candy corn was his favorite part of the party!)

Ok, these little white chocolate covered marshmallow pops were also a huge hit with the kids.
I added extra flair to the pops, using a bit of  bling atop colored straws! Just a fresh twist on the traditional lollipop sticks.
 Little Rockstars must have electric guitars!
Filled with jelly beans of course!
Which little girl doesn't love a fuchsia feather boa?! And a special backdrop for the little Rockstar!
Here's the little Rockstar striking a pose!
Additional images will be up on Facebook later on today. Check back!