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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 

 

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.

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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!

Turning your sweet table into a favour table

Turning your sweet table into a favour table

This past summer I had the privilege of working with Micheline and Sami on creating a glamorous sweet table with the colours pink, silver and blush. There was one catch though. Because they were holding their reception at the Ritz-Carleton Montreal, the desserts had to be individually packaged and set out so that the guests were able to take it to their table without much work from the staff. So we had to turn this sweet table into a favour table that all the guests would be able to take home desserts!

They decided to have cupcakes packed in clear boxes, cake pops individually packaged, small mason jars filled with candy almonds tagged with their name and wedding date, dessert shots, macaron tower and a Ferro Rocher tower. You can customize your own table with your favorite desserts. The possibilities are endless!

I also used sequins linens to add glamour and have this table stand out.

Take a peek at the beautiful pictures taken by AliKay Photography 🙂

We were also featured on the Elegant Wedding Blog recently. You can have a look at the rest of the beautiful wedding here!

Photography by AliKay Photography
Venue Ritz-Carleton Montreal
Sequins linen Glam Location

 

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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

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

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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Monster High Sweet Table

Monster High Sweet Table

Ooff! It’s been a little while since I last posted. It’s been pretty busy around here, with planning my daughter’s 6th birthday party and trying to figure out this year’s theme.

This year, she (as in me) decided to have a Monster High party and create a Monster High sweet table. Their latest movie Haunted High, is packed full of new characters, a to die for story line and some pretty cool graphics. When the halls of monster high exhibit a strange phenomena, the ghouls get transformed into ghosts to investigate the mystery in the supernatural realm. Enter the ghost powders and detention chains. It totally gave me a really cool idea using Porter Geist’s graffiti from the movie as the backdrop for the sweet table.

I asked a couple of my friends to help me out with the backdrop. I had one friend write out my daughter’s name in graffiti lettering and another create the backdrop infusing a scene from the movie with the name in graffiti. Not only was this a backdrop, but is now hanging on her bedroom as a souvenir and wall decor.

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Backdrop was made for personal use only. Not for resale.

 

I used the colours from the movie: purple, turquoise and pink. I absolutely love that color combo! They just mesh so nicely together. With that colour palet in mind, I created a tulle table skirt. Just a tip: a lot of your halloween decor might work great with a monster high party. I used my halloween black glitter tree as a pice on the table. Another tip that I learned from watching one of my party mentor’s style her tables, is use the dolls that you have as part of the decor on the table. Tonya from Soiree Event Design never shies away from adding the dolls to her sweet tables. It totally saved me from buying all kinds of things that I probably wouldn’t have used after this party.

Here are some of the yummy desserts and cake I made for the party!

And here’s the party girl as a beautiful 6 year old!

I hope I was able to give you some ideas for your next birthday party!

Until the next sweet table!

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Credits:

Photography, styling and sweets by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events

Printable from Hostess with the Mostess

Backdrop was made for personal use only.

 

Easter Egg Decorating Party

Easter Egg Decorating Party

We can’t wait for Spring! We’ve been cooped up in the house most of the time because of the dreadful cold.  My family and I are really excited for Spring because Easter is one of our favourite holidays. I love having the family together for our Easter brunch and annual egg hunt.
To get a head start on our eggs for the hunt, I decided to get the kids together for an Easter egg decorating party! They were especially excited because they got to dip their eggs in dyed water . It was really cute to watch their faces, as the eggs were changing colours.
I set up a sweet table for them as well, because what’s a party without the desserts! I chose to go with a lavender and mint colour pallet with accents of yellow, pink and blue. There was a few DIY on the table like the painted mason jars to match, printed bunny ears on the
milk bottles and the cute bunny in a nest in the cake platter with a glass dome.
The desserts I added were the popular ones that kids always ask for: cake pops, cupcakes, macarons and of course candy!
My favourite part of this table were the egg shaped sugar cookies that I put in egg cups. I mixed food colouring with some lemon extract to be able to create a water colour effect on the cookies. Just adorable!

I hope you’ll be able to use some of these ideas on your table for Easter brunch with your family.

Until the next table, stay sweet. xox

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Styling, set up and Desserts by Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats
Photography by Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats

Family Rules – Magazine Style Photo Shoot

Family Rules – Magazine Style Photo Shoot

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to your 2015!

I wanted to open up the year with something a little different than a sweet table 🙂

Some of you may know that I come from a big family. Like three sisters and two brothers, big family. We are a very tight knit bunch.  It’s crazy how tight knit: we have our own conversation on an instant messaging group, and we call our mother every day, without fail. All six of us! All thanks to my parents that always taught us to be a united family. I wanted to style a photoshoot with them, but I didn’t want the typical family portrait. I wanted something glamorous, Hollywood and something worthy of a magazine cover.

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