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A Stylish Bar Cart for New year’s Eve

A Stylish Bar Cart for New year’s Eve

Another year has passed and as I reflect upon 2017, I’m going to sound like all the other blog posts out there – “I feel blessed and am truly thankful for what the year has brought!”. It really has been an amazing year. Finding my rhythm, my squad and creating lasting friendships and mentorships with fellow mom bosses and ladypreneurs! One way I’m celebrating this year is by setting up a stylish bar cart to toast me and my family into the new year. I’ve added all of our favorite drinks so that no one feels left out 🙂

Wine Essentials

My favorite drink would be wine. A really good red does the job. But a white can be just as tasty! For my birthday I received this beautiful rose gold bottle of Bottega.

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So this right here will be just fine to toast in the new year!

I bought these really cute flute glasses from HomeSense that are super cute and go so well with my bottle. Fizzy & Fabulous, yes I am lol.

Mini Sweet Table

I didn’t go all out on the desserts seeing that our dinner parties are usually huge. I did a mini version, really easy and really simple. Just the right touch for this pink and gold New Year’s Eve special.

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Pink and Gold Bar Cart

This year pink and gold were a huge part of my clients sweet tables. So it was fitting that I ended the year with these colors. Pink and gold, as you may know, are my brands color palette. It has been my favorite colors for as long as I can remember. And seeing that this year was a smashing success, I wanted to incorporate my last post of the year with these colors!

Cheers to 2018!

As I let you go and celebrate with your loved ones, I just have a bit of advice for you heading into 2018. Cherish the moments that 2017 allowed you to grow and become a better version of yourself, and let go all that no longer serves you. It will not serve you in 2018. Know that your growing pains brought you one step closer to you 🙂

Love and light to you all in the new year!

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Until the next table, stay sweet!

 

 

 

Credits:

Styling and Desserts by Chocolata

Bottega Rose Gold Wine

Slim Champagne Flutes and Ice Bucket from HomeSense 

Outfit from Winners

Pink Hair by Lisa Smith

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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P.S. I currently have a special going on for a Christmas inspired Party in a box that you can purchase for your christmas Party. Contact me today to book yours!

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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P.S. Ask us about our Party in a Box special. It’ll make your DIY that much more simpler and time saving!

Nautical Theme Sweet Table

Nautical Theme Sweet Table

This past January I finally got the chance to create a Nautical themed sweet table. You have no idea how excited I was! I don’t create many boy themed parties. Most of my requests are for girl themed/ color sweet tables.

What comes next when you have a new table set up to do? Shopping, of course! I found some really cool table decor at Michael’s (who wouldn’t). I got to spend some time roaming the aisles of my favorite craft store 🙂 .

I also found another store that carries themed home decor at a mall near my house. They had so many Nautical themed items, I was so happy! My bank account… not so much.

I purchased some DIY items, like the light house I painted. I added some shells and sand in glass bottles. This was by far an easy table to set up. I added cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and sugar cookies all in the theme colors.

 

The cake was made by a friend of the family. I think she did an amazing job! She captured all the little details of the theme 🙂

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Until the next table, stay sweet 🙂

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Styling and desserts by Chocolata – Sweets | Styling | Events

Photography by Grace de Castro Photography

Cake by Shazia Khan

Framed backdrop by Dima Designz

Banner by Ian and Lola Designs

Galentines Day Celebration

Galentines Day Celebration

This year, if you’re not celebrating Valentines Day with a significant other, don’t worry we’ve got something special for you! Why not grab the girls and head out on the town celebrating your besties on Galentines Day!

That’s exactly what we did. Remember, no men allowed on this night out 🙂

We invited the girls to meet at one of the trendy restaurants in the Old Port of Montreal. The old Port is bursting with amazing culinary greatness! So many of the chefs are local celebrities, having been featured or even stared in their very own food network show.

The restaurant had a beautiful wall that was bursting with the most amazing red florals! It went perfectly with the night we wanted to have.

We had such an great time toasting and laughing together. An all out girls night!

We moved the party to the next room where we were treated to the most amazing sweet table! Can’t have a Galentines Day celebration without chocolate and sweets 🙂

The love you have for your girls is different compared to that of your significant other, but strong none the less. They are there for you through the bad times and good, through the crying times and the laughable moments and through whatever life throws at you. You can always count on them.

I’ll cheers to that!

Have a wonderful party and until the next table, stay sweet!

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Vendors:

Photoshoot concept and Sweet Table styling and desserts by Chocolata – Sweets | Styling | Events
Photography by S.M. Fleurima Photographie
Floral Design and table top styling by Alain Simon Fleurs
Cake Design by Patisserie Petit Lapin
Make Up by Leah Cerro Make Up Artist
Sequin Table Linen from Bravo Location Rentals
Red Tulle Pom from Fizzy Party

 

Christmas Sweet Table

Christmas Sweet Table

It’s been a while since my last blog post, and I’m so sorry about that. It’s been a hectic few months and am now catching my breath. I have to say it’s been a beautiful hectic and I wouldn’t change it for anything else. This is probably a year in review post on top of my latest christmas sweet table post.

This year has been a mix of amazing, not so great and blessed moments. What I know is that the not so great moments have led to the amazing ones and will continue to carry me on my path. I am starting to learn that to get to where you need to be, you must first endure the bad moments that will allow the great ones to shine through. Just be patient and kind, it will come. I have been blessed to have met so many amazing women entrepreneurs that believe in helping each other and holding each other up. I definitely believe that 2016 will be a beautiful year, filled with amazing opportunities, growth and friendships. Both for me personally as well as professionally. Chocolata will see amazing things happen to her 🙂

So now on to my Christmas sweet table blog post 🙂

Every year, my siblings and I gather the kids together and have them pose for their annual picture. This is probably one of the only times we can get them together looking nice and spiffy. God and Moms know this struggle all to well. Bonus: no fighting and struggling, just all around smiles. This probably has to do with the fact that they were rewarded with cake pops after all was said and done.

I got to work with Melissa from Bella Photography for the first time, and she was amazing. She came highly recommended from my sister that used her in the past for most of her family portraits. She’s non traditional and has a way with the kids. She was able to have both toddlers participating and smiling.  Absolute plus in my books 🙂 Oh, and all this took place in less than an hour. Phew!

Here are some of my favourite shots:

And here’s the pretty shots of my Christmas Sweet Table:

Have a wonderful holiday break! I wish you health, happiness and blessings.

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Vendors:

Sweets, Styling and Design Concept by Chocolata

Photography by Bella Photography

Glitter confetti and cake topper from Simply Sweet Party Decor

Power Rangers Styled Sweet Table

Power Rangers Styled Sweet Table

Summer has come and gone, and we’ve had a successful first week of school.

This summer my youngest turned 4. He’s been planning his birthday party and sweet table all year, changing his mind several times about what he wanted for a theme. He started off with the usual super hero theme, then wanted a lego theme, after that it was something to do with cars. He finally settled on the Power Rangers! Not only was he happy with his final choice, but so were his sister, uncle, aunts and cousins. I can tell you that we are all huge Power Ranger fans, spanning the 20 years they have been on the scene.

My youngest brother is especially the biggest fan out of all of us, as he has so much paraphernalia ranging from the dolls, morpher, cards, you name it. It was also exciting cause I got to use them as props on the table! Now how cool is that!

I set up the table outside, just like where the action would take place in the show. I also added the different Rangers from the previous and current shows: Original Power Rangers, Mega Force, Samurai, Dino Charge.

I made the cakes with the Samurai symbols on the front:

And here are how the rest of the props looked on the table. I’m lucky to have a brother that is obsessed with them, as it saved me tons of money in the purchase department 🙂

And here are the boys in all their glory. It’s Morphin Time!

Until the next table, stay sweet!

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Styling, set up and sweet table by Chocolata

Photography by Chocolata

Location – Ottawa, ON

Paraphernalia purchased through eBay, Japan, Toys’ r Us

 

 

Welcome to Chocolata.ca

Welcome to Chocolata.ca

I’m so happy to share with you all my revamped brand and website! This is a really exciting time, as this process took a few months to complete. You’ll notice the same logo but with a fresh look. You’ll also notice the colour changes and the added glitter. Of course we had to add glitter! I’d like to think that I leave a little sparkle every where I go 🙂

The process started with me looking for a designer. I didn’t realize the expense that would go into this, so I turned to etsy to see if they had any shop owners that worked with branding and websites. I found tons! And at a very reasonable price too. Etsy has been my go to website since for any graphics and designs that I’ve needed. Here is my revamped logo:

NEW-Updated-LogoI also found my website designer on Etsy. She worked so hard to get it just the way I wanted it. She took all my likes and made me this gorgeous site! I encourage you to take a look around and tell me what you think. I’d love your feedback!

Next, I added a new line to my services. It’s called Party in a Box. These are DIY sweet tables for busy moms, hostesses, party planners or any one that would love a sweet table at their next event but don’t have time or the budget to create one.

Party in a Box come already “baked” with desserts and cake, as well as essential party decor and accessories. There are 4 sizes to choose from, depending on the number of people attending. I’ve created 5 themes that would go great with any party!

* All photos courtesy of Photographie MK Photography 

So in order to launch my new site, I’m doing 2 giveaways.

This week, I’m giving away a “Mini Party in a Box” to a local fan (Montreal, QC and surrounding area). They would be entitled to choose one of our 5 themes for an upcoming party they may have. I hope you’ll enter and share with your friends and family 🙂

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Next week, I’m giving away a really cool prize for International fans, so check back soon!

Good Luck!

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Kate Spade Inspired 30th Birthday

Kate Spade Inspired 30th Birthday

For those that know me, know that I’m in love with Kate Spade and her use of bold colours and patterns. She’s my hero and “inspiration” when I style a lot of my tables. So I asked my sister in law, Erin if I can use her and her friends for my Kate Spade Inspired party styled shoot. It was perfect, as she was turning 30 and her friends just opened up their own boutique salon in the heart of Ottawa. These girls have been friends forever, so it was truly fitting to style a shoot that embodies class, style and women entrepreneurship. As new owners, they are passionate about the culture and brand that Rinaldo, their salon, holds. They truly hope to inspire people which will allow them to inspire others.

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

The salon is beautiful! With its crisp white walls and great lighting, I didn’t have to do much to bring out the uniqueness of the salon. I kept the colour pallet bold: Fuchsia, Black, White and Gold with the stripes and polka dot patterns. I set up a dinner table for 4, using their colour station. The DJ was perfectly placed just down the table, spinning music creating a welcoming atmosphere. And the sweet table was placed on their mantel, that hung beautiful and inspiring sayings for their customers.

My most excited moment is when I rounded up my team along with the girls of Rinaldo. I was looking for fresh, newcomers, women entrepreneurs, that had the same spirit and drive that I do. It was a great collaboration between Montreal and Ottawa, gaining experience and creating new friendships. All these women inspiring each other was just the icing on the cake! Speaking of cake, Cynthia from Joli Gateau did a beautiful job combining the bold colours and patterns that I love. The cupcakes from Kiki’s Creations went perfectly together, with their fuchsia icing. I created the rest of the desserts, adding patterns to the sugar cookies but keeping the cake pops on the lighter side.

The table setting was my “piece de resistance”: the flowers, the striped table cloth and the boxed macarons as the favors, the black candles, polka dot plates and bow tie napkins. Can you say Classy and Chic!

Grace from Grace De Castro Photography captured everything so perfectly! I’m so happy with the way this shoot turned out and I hope that my sister in law and her friends are as well. Cheers to new adventures and new beginnings!

Until the next sweet table! May xox Vendors Sweet, Styling and Set Up by Chocolata Photography by Grace De Castro Photography Cake by Joli Gateau Cupcakes by Kiki’s Creations Venue at Rinaldo Hair Designers & Spa Landsdowne Hair by Saly Mak-Sayaphet

Valentine’s Day Sweet Table – Love Story

This styled Valentine’s Day sweet table was beyond my expectations. The background to this table was set up at the very up and coming restaurant called Clover Food Drink. It’s the newest restaurant to open in the Ottawa area, serving locally sourced and organic food. It’s been receiving rave reviews with it’s attentive service, honest food and simple and humble surrounding. I had the honour of meeting West, chef and owner, and I was touched by her advice and support for a fellow entrepreneur.

Love was truly in the air when I asked my sister in law Erin, and her boyfriend Jansen to take part in this shoot. No acting here. They showed their true love for each other. We set up a table for 2 in an alcove, right at the front of the restaurant, giving it that much needed privacy. Love how we were able to capture the restaurant’s logo in the background!

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