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.”
This sparkly DISCO GLAM TWELFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Justine Clarke of Sensationally Sweet Events.
What a bright and fun party theme for any girl. From sparkles to glow sticks there are just so many great ideas. Some of my favorite elements are:
The apothecary jars filled with candy
The gumball machine
The pink cupcake stands
The awesome labels on everything
Justine said this about planning the party- “The brief was black, white and hot pink disco theme to which I added gold, glitz and glam elements. The dessert table was filled with cupcakes and lollies in hot pink, gold, yellow and white. I painted some homemade cake stands in metallic gold and hot pink paint, then glued some sequined trim. Old pasta jars were sprayed gold and glammed up with mod podge and pink glitter plus a band of sequined trim to fill with fresh flowers and a plastic Ikea ‘Grab a Glowstick’ frame got the mod podge and gold glitter treatment. My friend Jenny from Concept Designs created the gold glitter ball backdrop and matching printable accessories for the table. I filled my hand-painted metallic gold gumball machine with hot pink sixlets and personalised milk chocolate bars sat on a vintage serving tray covered with diamante bling. A quickly made glitter cardstock ‘bling’ garland brightened up the front of the table.”
This sweet VINTAGE PARISIAN BRIDAL SHOWER was submitted by Jessica Boskoff of Twenty Three Layers.
This vintage Parisian theme not only makes a lovely bridal shower but would be perfect for a birthday party or baby shower too! A few of the ideas and elements I like best are:
The fleur di lis shaped cookies
The tulle pom poms
The ornate shaped “i do” cupcake toppers
The lace cupcake wrappers
Designed/Styled By: Jessica Boskoff/Twenty Three Layers
Venue: Fig & Olive 5th Avenue New York
Photographer: Vanessa Tierney
Desserts: Ashleigh Blackman from Bake-tique 212
Macarons: by Woops
Custom Cloths: Dreamzzzz from Etsy
Tulle Pom Poms: Shanz Partaaay Decor
Real Lace Cupcake Liners: timberlacedesigns
Parisian Suitcase boxes: Michaels
Handmade Place Card Holders: Iren Designs
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Striped Paper Straws Apothecary Jars Glass Drink Bottles
Here’s what Jessica said about the party- “The theme of this Bridal Shower was Parisian- filled with tulle, lace and pearls. The colors focus on pinks and lavenders. The Dessert table was beautiful, and included different types of delicious desserts all in line with the Parisian Theme. Cake pops, macarons, Fleur Di Lis cookies, cupcakes and pink ombre mini cakes. There was an old vintage jewelry box with a strand of pearls hanging from the outside and a special surprise for the bride inside-a pair of beautiful diamond earrings! In front of the jewelry box were cupcakes in a jar that came with individual spoons so that guests could take it home with them. On the opposite side there was fresh pink lemonade on a stand with glass bottles that included pink paperer straws and custom labels for Emily’s Shower. The bottles were lined up on a white tra y. Hanging above the dessert table were different size tulle pom poms in light shades of pink and lavender.
The Tablescape settings were very feminine and had touches of a tea party. Each setting consisted of a tea cup and saucer, custom love note tags tied to the handle with lace and adorned with a pearl, a custom tea bag with the bride/groom monogram, as well as a pink journal with guests initials engraved on the bottom (teacup sat on top of the journal). Place card holders were quite unique- handmade clay macaroons with a slit for the name card to tuck into. The tables were covered in either a beautiful striped cloth to match the outer banquet cushions or lavender cloths for the center tables to match the beautiful parisian dessert table cloth which was adjacent. There were white milk glass bud vases lining the center of the tables filled with roses. In between the vases there were 2 small white cake stands on each table that had pink swirl cupcakes with edible pearls and handmade real lace cupcake wrappers. For takeaways, in addition to the journals and desserts, there were min i bottles of pink moscato with custom labels, detailed with a bow. Decor around the room included apothecary jars filled with solar rose heads, vintage books and old parisian suitcase boxes which housed the mini bottles of wine.”
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
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you all have a fabulous day! This lovely SHABBY CHIC & LACE BIRTHDAY PARTY reminded me of Mother’s day so I thought it was a perfect feature. The celebration was submitted by Aliza Cohen of Wonderland Parties.
There are so many charming elements and fabulous ideas in this shabby chic party that would be perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, birthday party and so many other events. A few of the highlights to look for are:
The ribbon garland backdrop
The stunning multi tiered ruffle table cloth made from fabrics of various colors and materials
Here’s what Aliza said about the party- “This was actually a photoshoot for a new magazine coming out next month called JCREATE. This magazine was started to promote crafts and creativity for young children. It had been abundantly clear that the children of the generation are part of a technological world where creativity has almost no place except when choosing your next profile name for your newest video game. This magazine was started as a way to revive creativity in the classroom and at home. Its pages are filled with ideas and tips to help get your child off of the couch and into a craft room!
Everything you see in these pictures was handcrafted by our team members. From the ribbon, lace and burlap backdrop to the tablecloth and layered ruffle table skirt, paper wheels and paper fans to the favor bags and cupcake liner pom pom balls. The doily paper cones and the burlap and lace wrapped mason jar vases. We even made the dum dum lollipop flower ball. We also loved the idea of wrapping mason jar pint size glasses with twine and embellishing them with a handcrafted paper flower. All the flowers that you see were handcrafted! From the satin ribbon rosettes to the organza ribbon petal flower. All of the paper flowers were purchased and put together using a hot glue gun and then decorated with lovely little ivory pearls.
We even baked all of the desserts! Which was a first for us because we are definitely not bakers! :) We made cupcakes, cake pops, the two tiered frosted centerpiece cake, chocolate dipped marshmallow sticks and chocolate dipped old fashion candy sticks, garnished with edible pearls.
We sincerely hope that the message you take away from this is that you can create a stunning party on a low budget by making all the decorations by yourself and with your kids!!
And remember cut yourself some slack. Some projects may not come out exactly as you had hoped but we’re all human. Move on to the next project,+ no one will know about the ones that never came together.”