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Welcoming baby party – A blue and white sweet table

Welcoming baby party – A blue and white sweet table

A welcoming baby party is another type of baby shower. This blue and white sweet table was created for baby Alexander to be able to introduce him to family members that did not get the chance to meet him after his birth.

I love anything that has to do with celebrating kids. Since starting my business, I’ve held some of the greatest parties for my kids. They work so hard all year. Why not give them something to look forward to.

This sweet table set up was all envisioned by my client. She sent me exactly what she wanted and, well, I executed it. I was able to incorporate some of her desserts into the set up. Traditional arabic desserts for when baby is born like: meghli, a traditional spice pudding prepared for the family when baby is born. Here’s a recipe for you to try! Please let me know if you do make it. I’d love to hear how you liked it!

Also, the new trend coming out of Australia for the last couple of years is the use of balloon garlands. You probably saw in my last post the one that I had made for my birthday. It gives the table so much depth and grandeur. I highly recommend having them. They are super fun and creative. You can have them as big as this one (they actually can get bigger) or just a small one like the one I created for my nieces 1st birthday last year.

Although baby was a bit tired, the family had a wonderful time celebrating his new life. A welcoming baby party is another excuse to have all your family members in one place at the same time. Sometimes it’s just easier for both mom and baby to get as much as the rest they need.

How did you celebrate your baby coming home? Please let me know in the comments below 🙂

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baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

baby shower montreal, sweet table montreal, desserts montreal

 

 

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Vendor Credits:

Photography, Styling, Desserts by Chocolata

Balloon garland by Balloon Lounge

Rentals: tables and plinths from Event Boutique Mtl

Meghli and baklava provided by client

7 years of good luck

7 years of good luck

This month marks 7 years that I’ve been in business. 7 years of good luck is what I’m calling it. Where do I begin to tell you the knowledge and capabilities that I have acquired over these past 7 years.

As a lot of you may know, I began my journey while I was on maternity leave with my youngest, Mayson. My sister in law sent me a blog post about cake pops while I was pregnant and I found that this was the time to perfect them!

I soon found out that I wanted more out of my business. So here I am today, 7 years of good luck later, with a thriving company creating sweet moments!

It’s more than luck, really. I feel blessed and grateful for the opportunities that were presented to me, the people that I have met along the way and the growth that I attained personally.

It’s not easy running a business and raising kids. You’ve got to be on your game. Sometimes, you have your ego telling you one thing but your gut saying something different. What I’ve learned is to listen to my gut. Always!

My kids have been my biggest cheerleaders. Now they’re more involved with what I do. I’ve taught them to bake, how to plan and even how to set up a sweet table. I keep telling them that they’ve already got an extensive resume when they go out looking for a job lol.

But most importantly, what I’ve learned, is community over competition. The amount of friends I’ve made in the baking community is huge! It’s a group of friends that when we need something, we are there for each other. Dont’ get me wrong, competition is good for your business. But it has to be a healthy, goal oriented type of competition. Not the jealousy and resentment type. Believe me, I’ve been there and I can tell you it gets you no where real fast. As this blogger, Davey Jones from Rising Tide  puts it:

“One of the best ways to live out community over competition is to practice gratitude. When we’re thankful, we’re not fearful. And when we’re not fearful, we’re not insecure. When we’re thankful, we’re full, and we share that spirit of abundance with others (David Steindl-Rast says this more eloquently.)”

In conclusion, have no fear. Do the thing you’ve always wanted to do. Go for the goal. You’ll be happier that you did!

Here are some of my past and present sweet tables that I’ve done. Oh my, have I grown as a stylist and as a baker ☺️

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One of my very first sweet tables!

 

My sister’s baby shower so many moons ago 2013

 

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Then came my very first styled shoot: styled by me, cake by Roxy’s Design, Florals by Fleurs et Sense, Photography by Laurel Grace Photography

 

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And now they’re more like these! Styling and desserts by me, Cake by Petit Lapin, Florals by Alain Simon, Photography by Sarah Myriam

 

copper black sweet table
Photography by Grace De Castro

 

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Photography by Ramy Raphael

 

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Styling by me, Rentals from Les Causseuses, Cake topper by Creations by Jazzmine Rose, Photography by Lana Nimmons

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my earlier work. Comment below and let me know any of your favorite sweet tables that I’ve done in the past!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

 

Baby Blue Rustic Baby Shower

Baby Blue Rustic Baby Shower

When I first met Zeina, we hit it off right away. She’s sweet, calm, quiet and such a pleasure to work with. She commissioned me to plan the details for her first baby shower from start to finish. The parents to be had seen one of my instagram pictures, a styled shoot that I did a few months prior. She wanted a baby blue rustic baby shower. With elements of brown, Kraft and greenery.

The baby shower was held at Kaza Maza, a quaint middle eastern restaurant with a rustic feel. This was the perfect setting for the baby shower. The food is authentic and amazing. The chef studied in Lebanon and was able to bring that feel into his dishes.

I used greenery and baby shower elements to adorn the tables. Cute little soap favours were placed on the plates for each guest to take home. The floral centrepieces were so simple yet elegant, baby’s breath and blue hydrangeas, done up by Lelili Floral

The whole event was pure bliss and the mama-to-be was happy and looked beautiful in her flora dress. Take a peek at the beautiful pictures taken by Audrey Boivin Photography

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Glam Baby Shower Sweet Table

Glam Baby Shower Sweet Table

Baby Bash!

A few weeks ago I got to set up the most glam of baby shower sweet tables. It was a Baby Bash for a lovely couple expecting their first baby. I met with the mommy-to-be and her Mommy to discuss the upcoming celebration. They are such a beautiful family! Easy going and just wanted everyone to have a good time.

They decided on a trendy theme: Black, White and Gold, dînatoire style menu: cocktail service and a sweet table to finish it off! This baby shower is on trend!

This was not your typical blue or pink set up and party. This was sophistication and glam all rolled up with their very own cocktail drink.

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How to style a sweet table – creating a backdrop

How to style a sweet table – creating a backdrop

I hope you enjoyed reading my first instalment on “How to style a sweet table” . I’m constantly thinking of new themes to come up with for upcoming shoots and events. My brain is constantly running :). If it’s all so new to you, start off with a colour palette. Those make a great theme no matter who the party is for.

The next thing you’re going to want to do is decide on the backdrop to your table. I find that a backdrop will add more character and emphasize your theme. There are so many ideas for backdrops, its crazy. If you follow my blog and the tables that i’ve created, you’ll see that I don’t shy away from the bold and unique. And they don’t have to cost a lot either. The most I’ve spent on a backdrop was $20. And that’s having it printed at Costco. (Yes, Costco is a life saver for so many things!)

Here is the Monster High Backdrop that was printed as poster size format:

I found this world map on Instagram while scrolling through my feed. I had to have it for the baby shower theme” Welcome to the World” I was creating for my sister. I spiced it up with some pin wheels. One very simple DIY, but time consuming.

For Valentine’s Day, I created a backdrop with paper rosettes and roses. That actually took a lot of time to make. If you want to go the DIY route, I highly suggest in preplanning. You want to know what you’re going to create and give yourself about a week leeway time. You never know what will come up and if it will end up the way you want it. This way, if you don’t like the outcome, you still have time to create or buy something else.

But my favorite spot to create a sweet table is outside. What better backdrop then the ocean, woods or city scape to add character to your sweet table!

My wedding styled photo shoot was right in my backyard. I loved the fact that I used the woods right outside my door to create a wimsical feel.

There are so many ways to create something unique and sweet for your table. A striking backdrop is the perfect element to incorporate your creativeness (as per my idol Amy Atlas). Why not show it off with a spectacular backdrop to go with your theme!

Until the next table, stay sweet 🙂

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She’s building her empire

2014 is coming to a close and I’m feeling that I need to write up a gratitude post. I’m channeling my inner Oprah (because we all have a little bit of her in us) and am listing the things, people and events that I’m grateful for for this year.

First I am grateful for for my family! The support, chaos and love that I get from them is my greatest accomplishment. From my kids, to my husband, to my mom, dad and my siblings. My life is nothing without them. They make me go that extra mile. Always!

 

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Welcome to the World

Back in March, I had the pleasure of creating my sister’s baby shower sweet table. It was to be a surprise, so my other sister (we’re 4 girls and 2 boys in the fam) we’re going crazy trying to figure out what theme we could do. It was between a Tiffany’s theme or travel theme. We asked mommy to be and she chose travel (of course that was my idea 🙂 ). So this is where the planning process began! We both set out to find unique ideas and accessories to use ,not only add to the theme but ones that she’ll be able to use in the baby’s room.

I found the backdrop on instagram through this really cool shop, that sadly is no longer there.

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