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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 🙂
Until the next table, stay sweet 🙂
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
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!
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 🙂
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.
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!
Photography, styling and sweets by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events
Printable from Hostess with the Mostess
Backdrop was made for personal use only.
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:
I 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 🙂
Next week, I’m giving away a really cool prize for International fans, so check back soon!