Tuesday, August 11, 2015

{Ballerina Carousel Birthday}

This party is just a dream.  From the color scheme to the tablecloths and flowers.  I had this theme requested by a new customer and it was a joy to create and style this gorgeous celebration.

We wanted to incorporate both themes in a subtle way by focusing mainly on the colors and textures.  We used rosette tablecloths, fresh flowers, drapery and balloons to create a setting we haven't used before at Partylicious.

The backdrop was created by my friend Johanna Padín.  Twenty five feet of fabric, two gold balloon columns and a balloon grid with a ballerina frame in the center.

I wanted to feature the cake separately, so I decided on a round table for the cake and two small rectangular tables for the dessert bar, twelve feet of sweetness!

The majestic cake by Mary at The Cake Factory was our centerpiece. Three tiers in pink and blue featuring all of our party icons.  Amazing detail and craftsmanship.  The cupcakes were amazing too with their fondant toppers.

My dessert table featured the usual favorites: candy such as gumballs, jelly beans, almond kisses, strawberry puffs, lollipops and rock candy.  The desserts by Sugar Bliss completed our display with strawberry cheesecake, chocolate covered marshmallows, french macarons, macaroons, brownies and ballerina slipper cookies that were embellished with ribbon.  Deliciousness and cuteness all around.

The centerpieces were my personal favorite.  I created two different styles using hydrangeas, pink titanic roses and carnations, and added details to carry on with our theme.

A beautiful party for baby Valentina.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

{Superhero Party}

I can finally share with you guys my little boy's 7th birthday party.  As always, he had chosen his theme many months ago and I was really excited to create his long awaited Superhero Party.  This has been a very popular theme lately so I wanted to incorporate several of my favorite things while focusing on vintage characters and pop art just to make it our own.  I started planning this party back in December when I found four prints of comic book covers and superheroes.  That's when I decided I wanted the comic book feel.

I have researched for months and months and decided on creating my own comic book invitation, personalized for his party.  I used comic strips, character images  and clipart from Cutesiness to create our incredible invitation.

Our main table turned out incredible!  I designed a black and white skyline backdrop and had it printed in 8' x 8', perfect for our space and our table size.  We also made the speech bubbles and sound effect elements to attach to the backdrop.

The cake was amazing all on its own.  Two tiers of pure comic book action, complete with elements from all of our star superheroes.

Our desserts and candy containers were full of delicious treats for everyone.  Strawberry Cheesecake French macarons, Hulk rice crispy treats, brownies in star candy cups, chocolate covered marshmallows, lemon raspberry tarts, chocolate covered Oreos and the always favorite of my guests, lemon cheesecakes all by Sugar Bliss, and amazing cookies by Cookies by Suehery. Candy favorites were also displayed on our table: kisses, gumballs, sixlets, rock candy, Superhero Pez dispensers, and my favorite,  Rolos bombs!

I also set up a kid's table which was a focal point of the party.  I decided on a white and black polka dot table runner to carry the pop art element of the design.  The centerpieces were black buildings, framed comic book covers and Mauricio's own superhero figure collection. Each guest received a gable box personalized with their name and their favorite superhero.  The boxes were filled with coloring books and crayons, superhero socks, tattoos, erasers, stickers, dog tags, lanyards for the boys.  The girl's boxes included Wonder Woman vintage buttons, rings and bracelets, nail polish, socks and coloring books.  Also every kid would get their own superhero cake and mask!

Outside I set up a photo booth station for the kids to show their superhero poses with their capes.  They also enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at the pool.

We served water, juice and snacks for the kids and passion fruit sangria for adults.  Everyone enjoyed all of my little boy's favorite foods.

We had an amazing time with our closest friends and family and we are so very grateful to be able to celebrate one more year of our amazing little boy.

Planning, design and styling: Partylicious
Cake and cupcakes: Jovanna Valentín
Desserts: Sugar Bliss by Mari
Cookies: Cookies by Suehery
Cupcake towers: Oriental Trading
Favor boxes: PaperMart
Paper bags, straws, balloon, wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu