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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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The Desserts!

There was a variety of desserts to please even the not so sweet tooth. I typically add 3 types of desserts per person on my sweet tables so that each person can taste at least one dessert and that there are enough for everyone. Some might think it’s too much, but in the end my clients always tell me that there was just enough.

For this baby bash we did 5 types with different flavours. I made glitter and gold cake pops, chocolate pretzel sticks, mini cupcakes, oreo gems and dessert shots: tiramisu and cheesecake mousse. YUMMY!

The Cake:

Sequins Gold Tier… Need I say more!

The Final Details:

The rest, as they say, is in the details 🙂 Straws with bow ties, baby topper and water bottle wraps to match the invitation, to match the invitation, and lots of candy to much on when the desserts were all eaten lol. I love how detailed the parents and grandparents were. They made sure that the guests were there to have a good time and left with a full stomach.

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I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you for your next event. Remember that you don’t always have to go with what the crowd is telling you to do. Go with your vibe and your likes. That’s the only way to stand out from the crowd!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata

Cake topper by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Bottle wrap and invitation by client

Trendy Gold and White Sweet Table

Trendy Gold and White Sweet Table

I finally get to show off that trendy gold and white sweet table I worked on in collaboration with Marie from MA Signature Events this past May. She brought together some of the best in the industry to create a seamless and sophisticated styled shoot. It was such an experience, being able to set up in an art studio, the Le Livart. You literally have a blank canvas, all white walls you can play with! It was so much fun being able to see my creation come to life amidst this white backdrop.

I was given carte Blanche (pun intended) to do as I pleased so long as I created something within the elements of the styled shoot: mercury gold, paper flowers, white, trendy and stunning 🙂 I think I was able to capture the essence she wanted!

I asked Marie to share with us a brief description behind her concept and this is what she had to say:

“I wanted to manipulate white in different elements to bring more of the immaculate whiteness of the venue. But I didn’t want it to be uni-dimensional, so we played with various textures and styles to create an interesting visual. By combining modern, vintage, metal, paper , gold and white, we were able to create an eclectic but stunning decor!”

With that being said, here are the pictures of the shoot taken by the very talented Mo from Maurice Keiffer Wedding Photography

A Splash of Gold

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The desserts were all white with some speckles of gold to give that mercury gold effect!

Mo was able to use the art studio to his advantage taking different shots from different angles, giving the table a new few each time.

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Eat Cake for Breakfast

As the famous saying goes, who wouldn’t want cake for breakfast! I especially (don’t judge me) love a piece of cake the day after the party…for breakfast…with my first cup of coffee…Delicious! The best part of these cakes are the paper flowers I used to decorate them with. Marie did a phenomenal job making so many for the shoot.

 

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Dinner is served!

As for the dinner table setting, it couldn’t get more elegant than this. All crisp white paper flowers with gold touches to bring out that romantic feel, yet this can be set up for a cozy winter wedding or a summer soiree. Gold and white has always been and will always be a dream color theme to work with. It’s royalty, elegance (sorry for the repeat) and sophistication all rolled up in a beautiful ball!

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Marie and her lovely assistants made the floral backdrop. It took them some time but they managed to get it done. How pretty are these sitting on the mantle!

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And you guys! You’re going to freak out when you see how Mademoiselle D created the menu cards!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the eye candy as much I enjoyed this collaboration! This trendy gold and white is here to stay and I’m happy to say that I’ve done multiple tables within this very theme 🙂

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits
Concept and design : M.A. Signature Events www.masignature.ca
Photographer: Maurice Kieffer www.mauricekieffer.com
Sweet table and design: May Houri www.chocolata.ca
Venue: Le Livart www.lelivart.com
Rentals: Location Gervais www.locationgervais.com
Tables and chairs; Happening.ca
Custom menu card: Mademoiselle D www.mademoiselled.com
Happy Birthday Canada!

Happy Birthday Canada!

Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1st will mark 150 years for Canada. Happy Birthday Canada! We are so very lucky to be able to call this land home. My parents immigrated in the 70’s so they’ve seen a lot happen since then. They’ve also come to cherish and know that Canada to them will always be their home. With all that is happening in the world, we are truly lucky to be here.

This year I wanted to celebrate by having the kids color their own flags for the big celebration coming up. I printed some flags and set them up on the dining room table. This was also a great opportunity for me to add a little sweet and drink table for them. I didn’t add a cake this time. I did something better. I found the national anthem laid out in beautiful font as a free printable.

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The national anthem

Thanks to Sarah from Sweet Green Studios for this beautiful printable. I will definitely have this up in our living room!

2nd Generation Canadians

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Sweet Treats

For this simple table, all I did was add some macarons and cupcakes. My kids faves for sure! There was also some fruit punch to go with he color theme 🙂

Thank God for Homesense and the amazing products they have on hand. I found the drink container, glass bottles and red glitter tray all there. Have I told you how much I love that store!! They have everything you need for throwing an impromptu party or gathering.

Another great investment (in mind) are the pretty red glitter pom pops from Fizzy Party. I have used them on several tables, like valentines day, christmas and others. There are so many uses for them. This is just one way. Check out her etsy shop for more options in color and uses (cupcake toppers, etc)

I wish you a beautiful long weekend spent with family and friends. I hope that you were able to take some inspiration for your event.

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata 

Printable from Sweet Green Studios

Drink container, glass bottles, red glitter tray from Homesense 

Red Glitter Pops from Fizzy Party 

 

Sophisti’CAT’ed Glam Birthday Sweet Table

Sophisti’CAT’ed Glam Birthday Sweet Table

An upscale Cat Glam Sweet Table

A few weeks ago, we had my daughter’s 8th birthday party. Let me tell you that this little girl has been planning this party for a better part of a year but really focusing on the details in the last 6 months. She loves cats! So I convinced her to have a glam cat party. I didn’t want her to go the baby route (this party is as much for me 🙂 as it is for her), so we came up with a “Sphisti’CAT”ed Glam Birthday”.

The color palette, you guessed it :), was gold, black and white. There was some glitter and sequins to make things pop!

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The Details

My good friend Sorayda from Creations by Jazzmine Rose made all the cute cat details: wall banner, favour bags, juice bottle picks. The kids loved them!

The Desserts!

The cake you see is a fake one (oh my!). Fake! My Madalayne hates cake. I know shocking right. Her mom is a baker and she doesn’t like cake… That is why she opted for cupcakes. We had to negotiate lol. So I made cupcakes and a fake cake. My sweet tables always act as favours as well. I try to make things that the kids would love to bring home. I’m sure parents are sneaking some of the goodies when they’re not looking 🙂

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The Birthday Girl

Another reason I use their parties are for pictures. When I scroll through the pictures of sweet tables I’ve done for them over the years, I see the changes. They’re growing up so fast! They are the best part of me and I love them so much! These styled sweet tables are a reminder for me that I do what I do for them and for me.

I hope that Ive been able to give you some tips on creating your own glam sweet table.

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Sweet table styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events

Banner, backdrop, favour bags by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Sister Squad T-Shirts from The Children’s Place

 

Easter Celebration Sweet Table

Easter Celebration Sweet Table

It’s that time of year again, where the snow starts to melt! If you’re living anywhere in this part of the world, it seemed like it was never going to end. We would get 50 cm (20 inches) here, 20 cm there and another amount the next week. It seemed like it was never ending! UGH! But alas, the rain is coming down and it will be warming up. YAY! So with that, we welcome Easter preparations. Everyone, I feel, is excited to bring out the pastel colors, the flowers and just be able to have a beautiful Sunday brunch with their family and friends. Of course, don’t forget the egg hunt 🙂

So what better way to decorate the sweet table with a beautiful floral backdrop! Sorayda from Creations by Jazzmine Rose absolutely outdid herself with this. It’s stunning! Beautiful pastel colors with some bright butterflies to make the whole thing pop!

Donut Tower

My table this year was a very subtle. I wanted to highlight the backdrop as well as create a simple table that anyone can do for their guests. The donut tower is probably the hardest to make, only because it requires patience and diligence, lol. You don’t want to build and eat as you’ll see that you may be missing a few and would have to bake a whole new batch. I used a very simple recipe from Jessica Segarra that wrote the book on these miniature desserts! Trust me you’re going to want to get the book and try them all!

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Yummy Desserts

All the other desserts are easy peasy: cupcakes, cake pops, sugar cookies! I also used some decor items from last year 🙂 . I really do love to reuse decorations anyway I can. Don’t get me wrong, I love toshop for what’s the latest at HomeSense (i’m there at least once-twice a week/ I’m their number 1 fan), but I thought simplicity was best for this table.

For those in the Montreal, QC area that feel they have too much to do before Easter, I do have a special treat box on sale right now. Check out my Facebook post for mode details!

Well I hope that you are pleased with this super pretty (ahem backdrop ahem) sweet table and hope that you can use any of my tips at your next event.

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Styling, Desserts and Photography by Chocolata – Sweets|Styling|Events
Backdrop by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Kitty Cat Sweet Table Birthday Party

Kitty Cat Sweet Table Birthday Party

This past weekend I created a beautiful sweet table for a little one turning 2. The mama didn’t go with anything mainstream, but with something cute and cuddly: Kitty cats! Let me tell you that this was a favorite in our house this week. Because it’s a theme I haven’t worked with before, I went on a pinterest/ google mission to find ideas to create a table that the birthday celebrant would love. This was such a sweet theme, a kitty cat sweet table for all ages to enjoy!

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The Decorations

I’m always looking to add fun and unique ideas to my sweet tables. No surprise, when the mama showed me some cute balloons that she wanted to add to the table. Those of course are courtesy of Pinterest. The person that came up with adding cat ears to the balloons was genius! They totally set the tone to the table.

I recruited my friends from Lace and Ribbons Events for the printables and Creations by Jazzmine Rose for the banner, cake and cupcake toppers.  They did such an amazing job for something so last minute!

I also added flowers, yarn balls and honeycomb balls to give it some pop of color!

Desserts

As for the desserts, I worked with the colors pink, light teal, gold and ivory. I made cake pops, dessert shots, cupcakes, pretzel sticks, donuts (yummy!!) and sugar cookies.

I hope you enjoyed a little piece of cat heaven today 🙂

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Sweets, Styling, Photography by Chocolata

Printables by Lace and Ribbons Events

Banner and toppers by Creations by Jazzmine Rose

Popcorn cones from Delia Create

Valentine’s Day – All you need is Love

Valentine’s Day – All you need is Love

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and more than ever we need to spread Love and Joy around us. This year I wanted to create something sweet for my kiddies to show them how much I appreciate them. They are my rock and constant reminder that no matter what they love innocently and unconditionally.

This sweet table was so easy to put together, anyone can do it. I walk you through the whole thing and hopefully you can have a party for your little ones to show them Love!

Let’s start with the backdrop. The hearts are made out of foam and bought from the dollar store. The pinwheels were so easy to make! I found a tutorial on Pinterest. Some coloured card stock and glue gun and you’re all set!

Arrange as you see fit. There’s no right or wrong, just whatever catches your eye.

Desserts!

For my desserts I made mini cupcakes, cake pops, chocolate covered oreo gems and some mini donuts. The donuts are my favorite! I purchased the book Mini Donuts by the Novice Chef and they are perfection! I tweaked the glaze a little to give it a bit of “mommy’s touch”.

Don’t be afraid to get creative! I used heart sprinkles, sanding sugar and heart picks to decorate them.

The best part of my shoot… My son wanted to take part so he was all for posing for the camera!

Take a look how adorable this face is! I’m so lucky to have him in my life. I’m so lucky to have all my kids! They make my heart full and my life beautiful!

I hope you’re ready to shower your loved ones with Love! I wish you a beautiful Valentine’s Day and until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Sweet table styling and photography by Chocolata – Sweets | Styling | Events
Glitter Red Poms from Fizzy Party

 

Sweet Endings: New Years Eve Dessert Table

Sweet Endings: New Years Eve Dessert Table

It’s finally her! The end of 2016. This year has been one amazing journey! So many wonderful things happened this year, I met so many wonderful people and got to see my little company flourish with all the love I was able to give it. For my last post of the year, I created a simple yet elegant New YEar’s Eve dessert table that you can recreate yourself for your loved ones. It’s a champagne-slash-desert bar! Pretty amazing combining two of my favorite things!

Ring in the New Year!

I love intimate gatherings, having friends over. Especially for a special occasion like NYE. For this set up, I used my buffet table. Since we will be having a dinatoire (a fancy word for cocktail party :)), I wanted a similar idea for my dessert table as we count down to midnight.

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As you can tell, my color palette is my usual got to for any celebration: gold and black. Come on, who doesn’t LOVE this combo!? I kept the dessert selection simple, cake pops and cupcakes. But of course, you can add more types like cookies, macarons, dessert shots, etc. I want everyone to have fun with a drink in their hand.

Let’s talk about this banner! This is a mix of Target, Dollar Store and Home Sense all mixed together. Isn’t it pretty!

NYE banner

 

The last touch to this table would be the champagne and flutes. I bought these pretty flutes from HomeSense. I adore them! They are so different, so unique and so me! More champagne… Yes please!

New Year’s Eve Dessert Table

Thank you so much for reading up on my blog posts, learning all about sweet tables and desserts. I hope that you’ll join me in 2017 for more tables and celebrations. On that note, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! May all of you be blessed with love, happiness, good health and a beautiful beginning to 2017!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:
Sweet Table styling, desserts, photography by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events

Modern Christmas Sweet Table

Modern Christmas Sweet Table

Welcome back to our second inspiration sweet table for your holiday parties! If you read last week, I touched on the traditional colors of red and green to create a simple DIY sweet table for your party. This week we’re going to put away tradition and get on trend with everything metallic! Shades of silver and gold are your best friends this season. I’ll show you how to pair up these colors so that it doesn’t look like a strobe light is going off in your house when your guests walk in.

Jingle all the way!

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Look how pretty it looks all together! Once again I used wrapping paper for the backdrop. I got this pretty one from Walmart. This roll was $5. I covered the wall the length of my table, or just about. My ornaments are from years past and my golden trees and reindeers are new. LOVE mixing old and new together. I feel like it gives the older items a whole new life.

Once you’re done with the sweet table, the tree cones and reindeer can be placed as a centrepiece in your living area or dining table. They are such great decorative pieces, functional for any room.

Lastly you get to add bling to your desserts! Don’t be afraid to you use toppers on your cupcakes and cake. I went with the metallic cupcake cups to give it more of a pop. I purchased mine here. But I’m sure any of your cake supplie stores have them.

A great modern piece to use on your table are these geometric candle holders. Geo is all the rage right now and can be incorporated into a modern and trendy sweet table like this one. I also scattered fake snow and ornaments to finish off the look.

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Don’t be afraid to try something new this holiday season! Leave a comment below and let me know what color combination you’re going with this year. I’d love to hear from you!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

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Easiest Christmas Dessert Table Set Up

Easiest Christmas Dessert Table Set Up

“Tis the season to be joyful and going crazy with shopping, cooking, entertaining and everything in between! I’ve come up with some simple and pretty dessert table set ups for your holiday parties either with family, friends or work. This week I’ll start with the first of the 3 that I created. This one is very traditional, going with green and red for a color palette.

Peace on Earth

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Let’s start with the backdrop. This was such a simple and cost effective idea that anyone can do. I used wrapping paper I found at Michaels in their dollar bin. You really don’t need much. The rest can be used to wrap gifts with 🙂 I also borrowed a vintage looking window from a friend. It gave it that dimension I’m always looking for on a sweet table.

The rest of the decor are items I have from previous years decorations. You can use pine cones, candles, ornaments, lights. There are so many ideas out there if you just google it.

The desserts can either be made or bought. I love baking, so these are all home made. But don’t feel like you have to if you don’t have the time. Why not have your guests bring some of their favorites over and place them on your table. Just give them your colour palette and let them get creative!

I wish you a beautiful Christmas season and hope to see you next week for my second inspiration dessert table!

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