Friday, May 28, 2010

Foodie Friday: Red White & Blue Treats

Add patriotic Flair to your treats this weekend!

Cake Pops


Pretzel Sparklers

Martha Stewart


Jackies Basket

Monday, May 24, 2010

Featured Fête: Sex and The City Bridal Shower

I can't wait for Sex and the City 2 to release this weekend! I'm ready for some cosmo's! Well actually I prefer an apple martini. :-) Are you planning to have the girls over before or after the movie? If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for a little SATC fête, check out this super cute bridal shower sent to me from Megan.
Her bridesmaids were gracious enough to throw her this fabulous shower!

Below are the shower details told by Megan.

The event began with a mystery text instructing the bride to go home and look in her closet. There she found a little black dress, hot pink accessories, and instructions to await her transportation that would arrive at 5:30pm.
At 5:30pm a taxi cab (how New York!) pulled up to take her to the shower destination, where she was met by her father, her future father-in-law, her brother, and her bridesmaids' fathers, who had been serving as valets for the evening.
From there, she was welcomed to the SATC-themed bash by her bridesmaids and their accommodating hubbies, who dressed in tuxedo tees and served food and drink at the party.

No SATC-related detail was left out:
Guests' stiletto'ed invite asked them to don the apparel of their favorite SATC character and a "costume contest" was later held, with the bride acting as judge.

Upon arrival, guests were instructed to select name tags indicating which SATC-character they most identified with: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda
Hot pink and black were the colors of the evening
Flirtinis and cosmopolitans were the signature cocktails of the evening, served in hot pink martini glasses
Table centerpieces were comprised of black feathers, hot pink hydrangeas, and "diamonds"
A pink-and-black New York City skyline cake was baked using the Magnolia Bakery recipe and was adorned with a Manolo Blahnik and pearl necklace

The Sex & the City Movie soundtrack was playing throughout the evening
Guests received copies of the Sex & the City Movie DVD as prizes for the night's various games
The bride received a SATC-themed gift from her bridesmaids, which included a gift bag for each character... each filled with character-appropriate lingerie (think conservative and classy for Charlotte; leopard print for Samantha)

(photo credits: Katlyn Wolfgang)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Featured Fête: Get Buzzed!

No no no... There's no alcohol involved in this buzz. It's a bumble bee party for a 3 year old, sent to me by Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations. This dose of inspiration came to me right on time! I am on the prowl for Bee parties and Nesting party inspiration. Thanks for sharing Nancy, this party was beyond creative! Get buzzed..check out this amazing Bumble Bee party brimming with eye candy!

What are you still doing here.. the party is over at Nancy's blog . Head on over and get your Buzz on!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Just gathering inspiration ...
Love this!

Martha Stewart



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fêtes & Fashion: Animal Prints

I love me some animal prints! Will they ever go out of style? I think not.. You can find almost anything in animal prints from clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, luggage,chairs, sofas, cushions, sheets, frames...phew,I'm out of breath...candles, balloons, napkins, plates, cups, YOU NAME IT! The sky's the limit when putting together a fashionable fête using animal prints. Need I say.. I own a few pieces myself? :-)I'm into the accessories.. leopard print shoes, scarves & headbands. I think I own a zebra print scarf too. I only do touches of it, I'm not there yet,to pull off an entire dress, but I'm sure some of you can rock the hell out of an animal print! Which prints do you have in your closet??


Two of which I own..

Tastefully done


Ok wait.. leopard overload!





image by way of Tip Junkie, creative prehistoric party by Brooke of Jackaroo Love

Modern Safari Party

Chris from Celebrations at Home put a modern spin on the classic zebra print!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sweets & Treats: Exotic Elegance

Last week I posted a preview of a Sweets & Treats Table that I was working on for a celebration.(And yes..I had to taste test the gumballs, just to make sure they tasted as good as they looked.:-)) I designed a festive table that spoke to the couple's Caribbean heritage. I brought it to life with a vibrant color palette of yellow, purple and orange, and incorporated the exotic flower birds of paradise, palm leaves and floating candles for a touch of elegance. To say the least, the couple loved every bit if it, but I think their guests loved it even more!
Take a look...

Check out the background, the centerpieces overflowed with exotic tropical blooms! I know it's dark..Hopefully I can get my hands on some pro pics to share.

Ok check out the adults.. the poor kids were at the back and couldn't even get their little hands in! LOL!

Is there a reason this take out container couldn't close? Too much candy for one person, that's why.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

Wishing all moms a special Mother's Day. Enjoy!

Photo source

Friday, May 7, 2010

Preview: Sweets & Treats!

I'm working on a Sweets & Treats table for a vibrant celebration this weekend, and I was so tempted to taste test the yummy candy yesterday. It smelled sooooo good when I opened the packages! Don't worry, I refrained. :-)
Here's a preview of what's to come!

Oh wait... When I opened these custom M&M's there were a few white M&M's with another couple's name on them. So guess what, I ate them! What was I suppose to do, they didn't belong. Don't tell me you never tasted any of the goodies before the presentation....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby Shower featued on Tip Junkie!

Today Laurie from Tip Junkie included my "Baby Shower all Grown up in her baby shower feature. Thanks Tip Junkie!
Tip Junkie!!

Giveaway Winner!: Sunflower Soiree

Thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway! We have a winner...
Katie's Nesting Spot!! Congratulations!