Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Happenings

The holidays are here! And pretty soon it will be time to set resolutions and goals for the New Year! Over the weekend I hosted a time management event to  help everyone get their New Year off to a good start. Since its customary for The Flair Factor to end events of a sweet note, I decided to incorporated a simple treats table with holiday accents in keeping with a festive atmosphere. Take a look.

These are tricked out store bought oreos! I just love these tasting mini frying pans.. too cute.
 Chocolate dipped strawberries displayed on silver tasting spoons. I lined the trays with coconut to represent snow. 
 Rice Crispy Treats 
 These are cake truffles. I put them in tiny gift boxes and added jingle bells.  
 I love bling for the holidays (or any day).. check out the trees and reindeer!
Enjoy your holidays!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

A few weekends ago, I was invited to create a sweets table for a local business owner who was hosting a spa party for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Floral designer Zakiya of Zakiya's Way wanted to do something special to honor her family and friends who survived breast cancer.  Guests were treated to comfy plush slippers, spa products and massages.  I was thrilled to be in the company of such beauty and strength. Thanks Zakiya for having us!!

Custom Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Garland
 Sweet Treats included Red Velvet & Vanilla Cake Pops, Chocolate Covered Oreos, Dipped Pretzels Rods, Coconut Raspberry Marshmallows, Cherry Tootsie Rolls & Hershey Kisses. 
Chocolate dipped Rice Krispies Treats  
Treats in vintage milkglass (I LOVE)!
Chocolate Pink Ribbons & Dipped Pretzels
 Chocolate covered Oreo Cookies 
Cake Pops and Oreos by Sweet Temptations.. YUM!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cheesecake Pops

 I'm thinking about making these simple DIY cheesecake pops! I made these pops from store bought cheesecake for a dinner I hosted about two years ago.  There were pumpking cheesecake (perfect for this time of year) and plain cheesecake pops covered in graham crackers and Oreo cookie... YUM! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Before we say goodbye to summer....

I have so many things to catch you guys up on.  The past few months has been consumed with family activities. From the birth of my daughter to
the passing of my beloved father, I have been surrounded with loved ones for support. The addition of our little lady attracted the family youngsters to constantly want to spend time at my house. So with summer coming to an unofficial end, and the kids back to school, I will have some time to update my blog. 

During the summer I was asked to collaborate with Onida Cruz of Onida Cruz Weddings & Events
 (Opulent Creations Events) to create simple party ideas. I knew it would be a blast to partner with Onida especially being new moms of precious little girls, with tons of ideas to share. We started with a pink and green (one of my all time favor color combos) Asian inspired design.  The "Oh" (pun intended) so talented Olesha of Oh! Boudoir Photography took the photos for us.

Kids tables just their size were set with wooden chopsticks, takeout boxes to store their treats, and
fortune cookies acted as placecards. I simple cut out strips of paper and stuck it partially into the fortune cookie to be reveal the names.  A bamboo plant set on top of a bamboo block placemat, moss balls, and cute kimono boxes anchored the table perfectly as the centerpiece.

Non pro-pics (Taken by yours truly...me)

No care in the world about the design and styling... all they want are those balloons!
And of course they loved the goodies on the sweets display!
I loved the ever description Onida gave me over on her blog.. "sweet treat architect"! I'll definitely have to use that one! (Thanks Nida!) .  The kids were on a sugar high after packing their take out boxes with  cake pops, pink polky biscuit sticks, chocolate covered fortune cookies, and Rice Krispie pops and washing all the sweets down with strawberry milk!
Chocolate covered fortune cookies atop a bed of chow mein noodles for that extra Flair!
I couldn't resist these fan plates, they were a great find and looked great were perfect for our theme.  How cute does the Cake pops look on the plate?? 
Rice Krispy pops
I embellished the strawberry milk with parasols... cute, fun and worked well with the theme 
I had a great time creating these tablescapes with Onida this summer! We put our heads, talents, tons of props together to bring you festive party ideas! Stay tuned for more!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I have a new name... Mom!!!

Please pardon my disappearing act, it was all for a good reason.  This past April we were overjoyed to welcome our first child.  Introducing our precious baby girl....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fêtes & Fashion: The Ombre Effect

I'm loving the Ombre trend! There are so many ways to incorporate it into fashion and fêtes!


Ombre ruffle skirt

Cute little ombre dress

Ombre Hair- I've indulged in this trend! No pics of me though...

A must try Ombre Nails

Ombre Cakes-LOVE +ruffles? Love even more!!
for more Umbre eyecandy check out Polkadot Bride

Ombre Fringe backdrop

Pic source  luxefinds

An entire Ombre sweets table!
These ombre cakepops has to be the cutest I've ever seen!
Pic source thepartywagan

How Pretty! Ombre bouquet
I am totally convinced....the ombre trend is in total effect!! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giveaway Winners!!

Thank you to everyone that participated and spread the word about the Fete Fanatic giveaways!  We have a winner!
The winner for the eFavormart giveaway is Kara M!! 

The winner for CelebraTORI is Melissa C!!!
Congrats to the winners!!
Please contact me at theflairfactor@gmail.com with your contact info to claim your prize.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Giveaway: Tori Spelling's CelebraTORI!!

Tori Spelling's new party planning book CelebraTORI anyone???  Tori Spelling’s new book, celebraTORI is being released tomorrow (Gallery Books hardcover) April 3, 2012 for  $25.99!  But you can win a free copy here!! Who would like to win this???

  A free copy will be giving to one lucky Fete Fanatic!! 
Talk about eyecandy!! Tori is sharing all her secrets and lots of amazing images on throwing a sensational, but affordable, event. From planning a stylish family game night, to the perfect home spa arty with homemade body scrub!, You can expect tips on decorating, creating flower arrangements, making refreshments, and of course "building the corner-stone of any great party: the dessert table!"
Here's how to win...
1. If you are not yet following Fete Fanatic follow the blog, and leave a comment on this blog post when you do.
2. Leave a comment on what type of event you love to host, or style.
3. Become a fan of The Flair Factor on Facebook
4.Follow us on  Twitter
5. Share this giveaway on your own Blog, Facebook Page and/or Tweet about it & comment here with the links! (3 more opportunities to win)

To increase your chances, leave a separate comment each time you complete one of these actions!

Only US residents are eligible for this Giveaway.

The Winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, April 8th at 11:00pm (EST).

Any entries received after this time will not be considered.

Good Luck!!



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fêtes & Fashion: Totally into Tulle

Fêtes & Fashion goes hand in hand.  I love seeing fashion trends used for events.  Of course the girly girl in me love tulle accents! Feast your eyes on these beauties...

Tulle Shirt
Too cute Headband
I'm in LOVE with these pom poms!
Love love love this wreath!
Check out all of the tulle details on this sweets table..super cute!

Tulle Table Tutu...Sweet!

And the list goes on and on!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Giveaway: Wedding,Party Favors & More!

 It's always a lovely gesture when you host an event to give a little token of appreciation to you guest at the end. And who doesn't like to receive a cute party favor at the end of an event?  I DO! 

Personalized favor boxes
Cute Cupcake Favor Boxes
Are you looking for supplies to style or decorate a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or party? Look no further! eFavorMart has it all! Table runners, personalized napkins, placecard holders, acrylic crystals and garlands, paper lanterns.. you name it!

Damask Table Runners

You'll be like a kid in a candy store.. so many  things to choose from!!  Here's your chance to get what you need for your next event. eFavorMart is giving all Fete Fanatics a $25 credit towards your purchase,(shipping and taxes are not included).  It's really simple to enter, and multiple ways to win!

Here how to increase your chances....

1. Visit the efavorMart's site and leave a comment on this blog post with an item you'd like to get your $25 credit.
2.  Like the eFavorMart Facebook page and leave a comment on this blog post that you've done so.
3. Follow eFavorMart on Twitter @eFavorMart
4. If you are not yet following Fete Fanatic follow the blog, Facebook, or Twitter as well! 
5. Share this giveaway on your own Blog, Facebook Page and/or Tweet about it & comment here with the links! (3 more opportunities to win)

The Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, April 6th at 11:00pm (EST).

Any entries received after this time will not be considered.
Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

Happy Spring Everyone! 
Here's a blast from my past styled tablescapes, Spring related of course...
"Spring is in Full Swing 2011"  Check out the details here and here!
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!