Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lavishly Luxe

Hello Kitty cake pops are all the rage, nothing new there. We were happy to provide them for a client who wanted them for her birthday celebration at the fabulous New Parish in Oakland. But how do we reinvent the wheel? We've done Hello Kitty before, to rave reviews no less. How do we make this Hello Kitty theme feel special, unique, fresh? When all else fails, go glam, and go glam hard. Our client loves pink and gold, and surprisingly it's a great color combination. The quiet, feminine undertones of pink mixed with the bold, opulence, and glitter of gold gave us a new creation that was more than just a sum of it's parts.


The tissue balls gave the table some nice height and visual interest. They're easy to make, once you get the hang of it. Chocolate covered strawberries were requested by the client, and fit nicely with the rest of the table.


The Hello Kitty cake pops were front and center in our tasting cups. The chocolate covered pringles are always a crowd favorite. There's something about the crunch mixed with the salty/sweet tastes that are irresistible. Several other treats in pink and gold added to the luxe appeal.


This overhead view shows the great gold leaf patterned paper along with the custom made table runner.


This table, more so than others, displayed the intricate details and layering of custom printables. There's nothing like a lot of elbow grease to make a small table feel like a million bucks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The House of Minnie Mouse


One of our biggest challenges to date. Transform a backyard into a Disney paradise. Our client wanted a very large assortment of goodies for her daughter's 3rd birthday party. We needed three full size tables just to accommodate all the desserts.


The head table featured our zebra cupcakes, rice krispie pops, enormous Mickey and Minnie cookies, chocolate dipped Mickey oreos, chocolate drizzled popcorn and fudge dipped caramel pretzels. Let the sugar coma commence!



Look at those cookies! Jennifer painstakingly created these sugar cookies. That frosting is flawless. Also, check out the pop out ears on the food labels, adorable.


The second table featured our candy confections. More of the incredibly popular and delicious popcorn and fudge covered, caramel pretzels. Our cake pops are always a show stopper. I'm not sure what you would call these, but incredible works of art, is a start. Jennifer raised the bar with the Mickey and Minnie versions.


Our client also wanted other cereals turned into marshmallow pops, like cocoa puffs and Lucky charms.


All the children loved our candy buffet. More licorice, gummi bears, and jelly beans than they could handle.



The third table polished off the wonderful decadance. What better way to finish off a party than with milk and cookies. Each child got their own bottle of milk with decorated straw. 


We added balloons in the theme colors of black, white, and red and theme patterns, polka dot and zebra print to fence posts as well as create these custom table centerpieces.



Monday, September 12, 2011

A Dog Gone Good Time


A good friend of ours was throwing a birthday party for her daughter. She wanted it to feature their beloved yellow lab, Pedro. We weren't able to be there in person, but sent along a printables collection designed especially for them.


Cupcake toppers and wrappers. Jeff drew a picture of Pedro and used it as one of the party logos.


Favor tags with every guests name.


Tents, labels, and patterned papers. Collection available on Etsy.


The real Pedro and his digital likeness.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pretty in Hot Pink

Our client was turning the big 3-0. She loves Hello Kitty and cheetah print, and didn't want the party to be too serious or "adult". We thought a harajuku theme would fit the bill. It's young, playful, and modern. It's as if Nicki Minaj and Gwen Stefani had a love child and that love child had a sweet tooth.



We got to bring out our candy sushi again. Such a huge hit. Modern kokeshi doll labels include all the cute little creatures.


The table became our little candy store. We fused fashion with sweets: ring pops, candy necklaces, and even candy watches!


Hello Kitty cake pops, cheetah print, candy dot wrapped vases, lots of hot pink bows, and glow necklaces.


A closer look at those cute candy watches, plus look out for the Hello Kitty in glasses.






Yes, the table was glowing pink!

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