Monday, June 1, 2015

{Guardians & Ghostbusters Smash Birthday}

Once again I was asked to create a dessert table for two little boys who are into totally different things. This time around the boys wanted a Guardians of the Galaxy and Ghostbusters.  It's always a challenge to mix non related themes, but with some research and a little bit of creativity anything is possible.

The backdrop was the main challenge.  I wanted to incorporate both themes in one big scene, and this is what I came with.  We used this background for the invitations as well.

I was lucky to find that the people of Funko have collections of every theme and TV show there is out there.  And sure enough I was able to find the whole GOTG and Ghostubsters collections!  These would be the binding element for our party.

Once we had decided on the backdrop the rest was easier.  We focused on the colors of both themes and chose a palette of red, blue, green and black.

We also identified which elements of both movies we would use to decide on our candy and desserts.  So for example we had Groot and ghost cookies, cupcakes with toppers of each theme, brownies with Starlord toppers and chocolate covered marshmallows with green ("slime") chocolate.  Mari fron Sugar Bliss created the delicious display of sweets.

The cakes are always a focal point on my displays and this time Jovanna Valentín created two pieces with great toppers and designs.  I am in love with the baby Groot topper! The cupcakes, also by Jovanna, were amazing too.

To tie off everything I created a banner, signs, dessert tags and favor bag tags.  Overall I think we accomplished the mail goal and the kids were amazed with their table.

Design, styling and paper products: Partylicious
Cakes & cupcakes: Jovanna Valentín
Desserts: Sugar Bliss by Mari

Monday, May 4, 2015

{Navy & Green Nautical Party}

I am totally in love with this party! I have done several nautical parties before, and all of them have been in the traditional red, white and blue.  So when my friend asked for a Nautical themed party for her two boys, I immediately knew I wanted to do a preppy design in navy blue and emerald green color palette.

I was inspired by several nautical logos I have seen online, so I created one for the boys, with their initials, an anchor and a helm.  The cute logo was used throughout all the decor and design elements from the invitation to the favor boxes and take-out candy bags.

A huge sign with the boy's logo served as a backdrop for the amazing dessert table.  My friend Johanna Padín from GloboArte created the two balloon columns with the kid's ages in silver.

The cake was created by Jovanna Valentín and, let me just say, it captured everything I wanted in a nautical cake.  From the anchor pattern, the stripes to the rope top tier complete with a silver anchor. Simply stunning!

Mari Carmen from Sugar Bliss created all the delicious desserts:  french macarons, sugar cookies, brownies, butter cookies with powdered sugar, individual lemon cheesecakes, chocolate covered marshmallows in striped straws and decadent coconut macaroons.

I created several decorative elements to complement the fabulous candy bar:  anchor toppers for brownies, dessert tags, water bottle labels with stripey straws and washi tape flags, centerpieces and a lovely birthday banner.  I also personalized the blue take-out candy bags with the kid's logo.  Signs in wooden frames thanked their guests for "sailing by".

Favor boxes were decorated in the same fashion, with a tag and ribbon and they filled with all kinds of goodies.

We also had another favor gift station poolside with crates filled with hats, sunglasses, sunblock and inflatable toys for all the kids.

A perfect themed party for a fun day in the sun!

Design, styling and stationary: Partylicious
Cake: Jovanna Valentín - Jovadiel Party Shop
Desserts: Mari Carmen - Sugar Bliss
Balloons: Johanna Padín
Linens: Party Rental
Favors: Oriental Trading