In Marie’s words…”We wanted there to be a separate place for the big “Happy Birthday” moment, and set up a cake station inside the house. A whimsical tulle backdrop and hanging eiffel tower medallions created the perfect backdrop for the vintage dresser. We used custom, hand painted hat boxes to display each mini cake. Each guest took home a paper shoe favor boxes, custom popcorn cone and hat box. When it was time to sing, the birthday girl and her guests gathered around the vintage dresser for a big surprise. Each guest found their special cake and were completely immersed in the festivities.
We worked with the talented Vanilla Bake Shop on these cakes. From the initial sketch, to the final product, I am always impressed with the intricate detailing that goes into each. The girls were thrilled!”
And here is the main table that was set up in the back yard…
“We wanted to share the details of the main table. Any piece of furniture can be transformed to coordinate with your event with the right piece of fabric. By draping this dining room table with long, black lace and a tulle runner, a beautiful tablescape was created! Check your local fabric stores for inspiration and take your table outside on a nice day for a beautiful, natural backdrop.
Each place setting was marked with a doily place setting, damask plate and cloth napkin. The chairs were backed with poms made from coffee filters and a cute eiffel tower adorned the ribbon. Creature Comforts has a fabulous diy tutorial on the coffee filter poms here. We also made tutu chair skirts to line the seat of each chair which we hope to bring a tutorial to you soon.
The black cake stands were made by hand painting vintage candlesticks found at a thrift store a topped with a wooden crafting plate. I LOVE making cake stands because they can be painted and lacquered to match any color palette! Simply use wood glue to attach the plate to the candlestick and paint!
The guests enjoyed french macarons, chocolate eclairs, mini cupcakes, buttercream cookies, raspberry tarts and more. Each girl took home a decorated beverage bottle filled with raspberry sparkling water as well. They had a lot of fun tasting treats and passing desserts around.
In Rebekah’s words…“Here is a party I did for a client for her daughter turning 2. Amelia is darling and loves dressing up and playing with dolls, shoes, etc. We thought it fitting to do a Paris themed party for her. I wanted the party to be bold and graphic so we went with a traditional damask but in a hot pink then popped in a pewter and white stripe on the printable decorations with touches of black. We used this great baroque mirror from Ikea and I designed coordinating artwork which I had printed to personalize her sweets table and then to later be used in her room. Scalloped bunting punched from glitter paper and then strung using pearl strands adorned the front of the table. The center of the table was had the most extraordinary cake made to resemble the Eiffel tower and had a banner with “Happy Birthday Amelia” in french. The back side had a banner as well with it in English. The Eiffel tower itself was made from a rice crispy treat. Meringues and macaroons as well as yummy cupcakes baked by her mom were used to create a French bakery feel. Coordinating cupcake wraps and cupcake toppers helped to tie everything together and personalize the table. Even sweet Amelia herself matched her decor in a darling tulle tiered dress byBaby Gap and a gorgeous headband by Gracylu Originals.”