Monday, November 16, 2015

{Golden Safari Baby Shower}

This darling baby shower was a surprise party for my friend's sister-in-law. When deciding on a theme she only said she loved white and I immediately suggested a gold and white color scheme.  I was inspired by a gold and white birthday I found online, but since she's having a boy, we wanted something a little more boyish and less glittery.  The result was a stunning, delicate and elegant event, with the right amount of sparkle.

The dessert table was simple yet elegant, with lovely desserts in golden undertones and white.  The cake was simple and so beautiful, a definite centerpiece by The Cake Factory.

A lot of thought was put into this display, serving sweets that were appropriate for adult guests.  Sugar Bliss created desserts that included lemon cheesecakes as well as pumpkin cheesecake, "turron" {which is a traditional Spanish hard candy made out of caramel and almonds -- delish!), hazelnut chocolates, chocolate truffles and various cookies, including those fantastic coconut royal icing cookies by Cookies by Suehery.

We completed the setup with a garland backdrop, in different shapes and textures.

For centerpieces we created floral arrangements in hand painted vases, our golden animals as toppers and gold figurines.

Design, styling and paper products: Partylicious
Cake: The Cake Factory
Cookies: Cookies by Suehery
Desserts: Sugar Bliss

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

{Tractor Party}

This party is very close to my heart since it was created and styled for my littlest nephew's 5th birthday.  He is into all things construction and trucks.  So we suggested a tractor party to make it somewhat different from last year's construction party.  He owns his own toy John Deere tractor so it was an easy way to decide on a green and yellow tractor party featuring his very own tractor.

The most adorable cake by Jovanna Valentín adorned our table along with lovely and clever desserts by Sugar Bliss (the birthday boy's mom) and candy favorites of our birthday boy.  Check out the rice krispy hay bales atop their own cargo platform.  And what about the cookies! Lovely! Other treats included brownies, popcorn, caramels, watermelon gumballs, cheesecakes, and peanut butter candy bars.  

Some of the decor included tissue pom poms, a custom banner, pinwheels, dessert tags and signs and lovely centerpieces.  Burlap tablecloths and real hay bales gave this setting a very farm-like look.

Kids received their own personalized gable box full of candy and party favors along with baseball caps.  They enjoyed a bouncy house and played soccer all afternoon.

An adorable and perfect party for a beautiful little boy!