Monday, July 14, 2014

Ice Cream Social

This is an Ice Cream Social with the theme of "With a Cherry on Top." I was asked to build this around my charming canopied, Tabletop Ice Cream Shop.  All serving pieces were included as well as all of my paper piecing art.

Special requests:
Theme-With a Cherry on Top
Colors-Neutrals, shades of blue, red and gray
Dessert Table-chalkboard, table serve-ware, crates, pedestals, stands, trays, bunting, menu cards, and food picks

This was really a fun party to create.  The neutral colors really popped.  Three sample tables were built, this was the winning table for 50 guests.



Jungle Theme Baby Naming Party

This was an adorable Jungle Themed Party, complete with Zebra Stripes & Palm Trees. I was asked to dress the table with my paper piecings, including centerpiece, tabletop props, food picks, name signage and menu cards.  The colors given were hot pink and, black and white zebra stripes.  Special requests were, lots of zebras, monkeys hanging in the trees, and a menu cards that blend into the dessert table theme.  This was such a fun party to build and I LOVE the way it all came together.   
Catering by: Desiree Chocolates

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's a Girl

Hi friends, I just have a really short post for today. I have been fighting the flu for over a week now. I just can't seem to shake it, so needless to say I haven't done too much at all this week. This is actually a party I did a few months back.  Nothing huge, but I was able to use one basic pinafore pattern from My Scrap Chick for the bunting, favor boxes and pinafore centerpiece pokes. 

I had decided on pastel polka dot papers, which I didn't have, so I just did it digitally and print & cut the pinafore patterns from my Silhouette Cameo Collection Papers. The Pinafore was actually a shaped card, folded over at the shoulder.  I wanted the look of puffy sleeves so I glued the front of the pinafore to the back, leaving the sleeves unglued. This way, I could thread the ribbon right through each puffed sleeve, in one-side and out the other. Just add some mini clothes pins to the line and you have a darling bunting! It would have been cute to tie some fabric strips to the clothesline between the pinafores...a very vintage looking piece.  Very Simple, but really cute too.  
I also made some Pretty Poke Pinafores for the table centerpieces. These will stand up alone or you can drop them into a vessel by making the rosette the same size as the bottom of the vessel.  I used the Easy Rosette  file from My Scrap Chick to create a base for each stem. Then, I glued the straw to the center hole. (add a stick to that straw for stability) 

I made sure the Rosettes were rigid, so it would allow the straw to stand straight up.  I like to add either a metal washer or a quarter to the bottom of the rosette, just to weigh it down a little bit. I love the way this came out and really only took a couple hours to get it put together.  More adorable files from My Scrap Chick!! It's nice to be able to build an entire party using only a few files.   
So thanks friends for stopping by.  I have a couple new parties I will be working on in the next coming weeks.  See you soon!  Happy Crafting!