I just got back from San Diego on a wonderful week long training. I am in love with this place! I had a blast, but I'm happy to be at home with my family and the return to party planning.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Orange and grey pumps: Moschino
Sunday, September 13, 2009
My 33rd Birthday/Women's Group Party turned out fantastic. I have shared all the festive pictures below. The ladies and I had a blast and it was a very relaxed and cheerful time, especially with all of the Wine and Sangria! I can't wait until the next group.
The table sign on a cute blue dress form that I found at Marshall's. I just added a big red bow to tie in the colors.
This is the dessert table. I had cones in the the color of the party, 3 cake stands in black(found at Homegoods), the marshmallow pops which turned out much better after a little ribbon was added. The table cloth was from efavormart.com. I love this place because there is no minimum and the shipping is 4.95. The colors always turn out great too. I also ordered a Turquoise table cloth as pictured later in this post.
All I can say here is Thank You Lisa from Personally You Parties. She posted a design idea from Martha Stewart for paper honeycombs. I would have never ever thought of using these because I thought they were so old school. Once I saw that post I knew I had to have it at my party. It turned out fantastic. Of course I looked everywhere on the Internet to find the combs in all the party colors with no success. Since this wasn't a huge party I didn't want to buy in bulk as Martha Stewart suggested. So I found a site that I was able to order without a minimum. Check here for Honeycombs. Pictured are the 12, 14 and 19 inch combs.
I was in love with my cake. I took inspiration from a cake found on the Real Simple Website. Of course I went to my favorite bakery, Cakes Plus in Laurel and they did a great job replicating the bottom layer of the cake. They added a "M" in fondant icing which gave it that personal touch.
Since it was three other Virgo's at the party. I got each of them a cupcake with a black and white candle and we sang happy birthday to them.
Well I wasn't going to put this picture up. But now the world can see how miserably I failed. Above are the infamous Red Velvet Cake balls. I just could not make it work. It was an all day adventure that turned out horrible. I'm not going into all the details, but it's much harder than I would have thought. If you want to see the correct way they should look and be made check out Bakerella site. Well enough on this back to happy times...
MMMM black and white cookies(of course store bought)...
...and mini brownies, always a crowd pleaser(store bought)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
They say imitation is the best form of flattery. Well I don't think they had this in mind when that phrase was coined. I saw the Marshmallow Treat Pops on the Hostess with the Mostess and immediately thought, finally, something I can actually make(in terms of food). Well mine did not turn out as I expected, hoped and dreamed. I made these for my birthday party/women's group this weekend. They will make an appearance because at least I gave it a try. Maybe one day I will be the cook that I dream about.