SO, back to the lovely wedding dessert table styled by Sugar Coated Mama- I am in love with this gorgeous pink vintage dessert display! It has so many beautiful, delicate elements that would be perfect for so many events from a baby shower to a bridal shower to a girls’ night out!
Some highlights to look for are:
The tea cups and saucers stacked to create a dessert stand
The chocolate bar wedding favors wrapped in paper doilies and ribbon
Sarah said this about the party- “Styling this beautiful girlie vintage wedding table for my client Melanie and her husband Shaun was such a great opportunity to indulge in all the decadent prettiness that gals love – pink, floral, lace, tulle, roses, pearls and most importantly, loads of yummy treats…
STYLE / DÉCORATIONS:
Melanie wanted a vintage table with a modern touch, so we combined pretty florals with the pink and white stripe. The stunning Merewether Beach in Newcastle (Merewether Surfhouse) was the backdrop, so I wanted something very whimsical floating above the table which added style, but didn’t detract from the view. The soft pink and ivory tulle pom poms were the chosen decoration and they worked a treat. Flowers were another important element of this buffet, you can’t have a vintage wedding table without old style roses, and thanks to Jade McIntosh Flowers, the pink roses, white licianthers and green hydrangeas lifted the whole table. Other decorations included vintage tea cups, footed compotes in soft pink, pretty cake stands, pearls, lace doilies and lace ribbon.
It is important for dessert table to look amazing, but it is more important for the food to taste amazing. The table consisted of scrumptious vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with Italian buttercream, lemon meringue pies, strawberry mousse shots with cream and raspberries, peanut butter balls (my favourite), coconut slice, vintage cookies, vanilla and raspberry macarons with white chocolate ganache filling, dusty rose handmade chocolate lovehearts, oreo cookie buttercake cake pops, white chocolate coated Raspberries (amazing!!), fluffy pink and white marshmellows, musk sticks, pastel meringues, strawberry nougat and pink bubblegum flavoured jelly belly’s.”
Joelle said this about planning the party- “I had an amazing time designing and styling a baby shower fit for a little baby princess for a wonderful friend!
I created this pink and gray vintage baby shower for my co-teacher, Jenny. She and I taught first grade together for a few years. Throughout the years, she has been my confidante, friend, and supporter at school. My friend Jenny is a sweet, caring, thoughtful, and amazing teacher. Next year, she will stay home with her darling baby girl, Whitney, as she begins this new journey in her life. Although I will miss her terribly next school year, I am glad she will get a chance to be home with her little one.
For this party, almost everything was handmade: from the deliciously pretty sweet treats and their containers, to the delicate decorations and treat box favors, and the lovely invites for this event!
I really wanted to incorporate pink, girly tutus into my design. To create the treat table, I custom ordered a gray damask vinyl backdrop to set the mood for a vintage, feminine, and elegant treat table. I think it worked well with the pink and gray vintage theme. I spray painted an Ikea picture frame with a light, cotton candy pink color and cut the baby girl silhouette with my cutting machine. I tied yards and yard of strips of light sparkly pink tulle to create a fluffy tutu table skirt, which matched my tutu-inspired treat table treats!
I used upside-down boxes, that I tied with silver satin ribbon, for the treat risers. I had a net that draped over the treat table from Ikea, and I think it added a little bit of a dreamy and princess-feel to our table.
Food/ Drinks: We had Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken, meatballs, and chicken salad croissants for our lunch. For our treat table, we had vanilla cupcakes with handmade cupcake toppers, tutu onesies sugar cookies, pink and silver and white tutu vanilla cake, tutu cake pops. I absolutely LOVE the pink tutu sugar cookies! We also had caramel popcorn in pink and white popcorn boxes, and strawberry cheesecake cups with silver spoons in them.
Drinks were lemonade and looked adorable in the mason jars with the daisy lids and matching pink paper straws. I cut a silver baby bottle vinyl design to put on the drink jar. I created a vintage-inspired pink and gray invitation that I displayed on the drink table.
We had a fantastic time spending together as women and celebrating our dear friend Jenny! We are excited to meet the new addition to the Wood Family. We love her!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Striped Paper Straws Ice Cream Cups Daisy Cut Lids
This charming ELEPHANT THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Juliana Han of Elefante Colorido in Brazil.
This elephant birthday party could easily be customized to suit either a boy or a girl. There are also so many fun ideas that could be used for an elephant baby shower! Some of my favorite elements in this party are:
The elephant silhouette party picks
The assortment of green topiaries displayed in various sizes and styles of white milk glass vases
Here’s what Juliana said about the party- “For the 1st birthday of our kids’ party hall, we gave ourselves the challenge to develop a table that would be easily customizeable (so we can re-create it in different colors, for boys and girls, following our guests´ requests). We wanted it to be tasteful and delicate, and not use any specialty, expensive sweets, desserts or cakes. With this, we want to keep the cost affordable for our clients to be able to have a beautiful, customized table, without having to spend a lot of money.
There are many different and beautiful tables out there, that are based on expensive and artfully created sweets, desserts and candies. We wanted our table to be based on common brazilian party treats, such as brigadeiro, pink brigadeiro, coconut sweets and so on.
I think we met all our goals beautifully, since everybody who came visiting us on that day complimented us and liked our table very much!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Candles Elephant Printables Balloons Circle and Scalloped Paper Punches
Alex said this about the party- “My third little girl celebrated her first birthday in April and being around Easter we thought what better than to have a gorgeous pastel themed Easter party! It was a garden party with lots of prettiness and lots of fun!
A special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself was a highlight for the kids, as was the real white fluffy bunny which spent the afternoon hoping around.
A beautiful 2 tier Cake was the show stopper of the dessert table. Made by the talented Sweet Tiers it featured a beautiful Bunny figurine topper. All of the guests were amazed it was fondant and many thought it was a real porcelain figurine. Other treats included buttercream ruffled cupcakes in pastel shades of lemon, pink, mint and blue. And the most amazing and detailed Cookies by the super amazing cookie artist Kookie Krumbs by Kirstie. They were like tiny portraits, delicately detailed and definitely too good beautiful to eat!
The children’s setting featured rattan chairs which suited the garden feel to a tea.
Each guest received a keepsake hankie designed by Ham&Pea Paperie which featured the Winnie the Pooh quote ‘You are braver then you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think’.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Ribbon Cupcake Liners Balloons Apothecary Jars