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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

May

 

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

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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Fun for the little ones – Christmas Dessert Table

Fun for the little ones – Christmas Dessert Table

There are only 30 days until Christmas! Are you ready for family? For Santa? This year, I decided to take my sweet table act on the road and collaborate with my family and friends. I went to Ottawa, Ontario and got some pretty cool and talented people together for this fun and really cute Christmas Styled Dessert Table.

This year’s theme was all about the kids. I got the little cousins together for a fun shoot to be able to surprise my parents with a beautiful photo of their grandkids. I set up a dessert table and a kids dinner table. I adorned the table with some flowers from Stoneblossom Floral  Gallery. Lynette was so great and helpful. She did an amazing job putting together an arrangement to go with my theme.

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Fur Real Friends Pom Pom Baby Panda

Fur Real Friends Pom Pom Baby Panda

*I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Hasbro and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.*

I was so excited to be reviewing the Pom Pom Baby Panda, that I decided to surprise my kids with the toy. What better way to reveal it to them than with a cute sweet table designed and styled around it. I went with the colours of the panda and added some fans as the backdrop. It turned out adorable!

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Paper Bag Princess 1st Birthday

Paper Bag Princess 1st Birthday

This past July, my niece turn the big 1! My sister and I had started planning her first birthday for months, trying to come up with a theme. We kept going back and forth, trying to choose between colours and character themes. She finally decided to do it on her favourite bedtime story The Paper Bag Princes by Robert Munch. The story reverses the princess and dragon stereotype, choosing to show that girls can fight their own battles and make their own decisions. It’s a great book, one that should be in everyones library.

The colour pallet for this table was bright and simple: yellow, orange and brown. We had the cover of the book blown up as the tables backdrop  It worked beautifully!

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(backdrop was intended for personal use).

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