Monday, June 8, 2015

Pool Party Fun without Sun

Pool parties are so much fun! Unfortunately we still haven't completely warmed up over here in the Northeast. But that didn't stop us from having fun without sun! Who said you need sun to have pool party fun!? We didn't! Our birthday boy wanted to celebrate his birthday with a splash!. These kids had a much needed break from the frigid temperatures of winter in New York. 
I created a festive atmosphere for the kids with lots of colorful beach balls and a fun sweets station full of pool related treats. The inspiration came from a cake I found on Pinterest. I had some fun stationery with a pool tile print created and everything was pool party ready! The tables were set with a place setting with personalized water bottles, drinking straws embellished with gummy "life preservers". Our little guest of honor had his name perched atop Adirondack chairs shaded by drinking straw umbrellas to create a custom centerpiece. At every kids party these days a sweets station is a must have! Using all of the colors in the beach balls, I created a scrumptious candy display. Some sweet treats included , "pool noodle" pretzels, custom sugar cookies, "life preserver" donuts, life savor gummies, "pool water" jello, life preserver macarons, amazing chocolate covered oreos, and cake pops among lots more! Every child went home with a box pool party themed sweet treats and a beach ball. Don't let the cold weather put a damper on your fun. We sure didn't let it stop us from enjoying a pool party


                           Gummy lifesavers embellished drinking straws and the kids enjoyed them after.
Cake! Our Custom Sweets Station was a hit with the kids! 
Pool Noodle Pretzels
"Pool Water" Jello

Treat Boxes
 Aren't these chocolate covered oreos the cutest!

 I mean really... check out these cake pops! 

 Fun without the sun. Or this party would be perfect for any pool party this summer!

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. 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