Tuesday, June 15, 2010

 Sweets For A Sweetie

For Scooters birthday this year we didn't have a party with friends.  J and I decided that when the kiddo's turn eight their party will be with family following their baptism.  So we fired up the grill and enjoyed the afternoon with la familia.  Here are some photo's from the day.
Us before her baptism.
Happy Birthday Sweetie!
Drinks and such.
OK.. so I wanted to attempt a dessert table.  I'm no Amy Atlas (I'm slightly obsessed with her talent) but I gave it a whirl.  I think it turned out pretty swell for a very budget conscience arrangement. Here's photos…
I went a little tissue paper pom pom crazy.  
Then I used left over paper chains from the midnight tea party.
I filled the table with inexpensive sweet treats.  Cupcakes, mint chocolate dipped oreo's, marshmallow pops (check out these magnificent marshmallow pops at restless risa), cream puffs, cupcake bites (thank you bakerella), and other goodies.  The kids at the party felt like they were in a sweet shoppe.  
Mmmm… sugar…..
I made this tiered tray from plates and cups from good will.
The idea came from flamingo toes.
It cost me 7 bucks.
It was such a splendid day!
p.s. Did you notice I posted two days in a row...unprecedented!

54 comments:

  1. Can I just say "WOW"!! What a beautiful party. I'm seriously impressed with your party throwing skills. :) And thanks so much for the link - I love your tower! Really adorable. Would you mind if I added it to the "You've Made It" page with a link of course?
    I think I need you to throw me a party - what are you doing next April?? ;)

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  2. What a beautiful and gorgeous display!! Congrats on your daughter's Baptism...what a special day and a wonderful convenant she has made with her Heavenly Father :)

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  3. I am loving this party...everything is so adorable!!
    Daisy~

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  4. Super cute party! I love your table set up. The dimension and height are great. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

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  5. Wow!! DEFINITELY Amy Atlas!! I wouldn't have guessed a difference! :) Great job; what an awesome party!

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  6. WOW! What a pretty display. LOVE that pink lemonade sign. It is seriously splendid!

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  7. SOOOO cute! I love your parties! So inspirational! And so fun to have just a great family day. What did you use for your backdrop? That's the problem I always have.

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  8. Thanks all! I love doing this kind of stuff. I get all bizarrely giddy as I start planning.
    I thought I'd answer Ashlee's question in the comments incase someone else was wondering as well. The backdrop is just fabric. I got it from home fabrics... for those of you in the Salt Lake valley it is off of 7200 South and just west of state street. It comes on the big round bolts and so it is 60" wide. It also was on sale for 5 dollars a yard. I think wrapping paper would work just as well. You may have to run it side by side... but it would work! Hobby Lobby has really cute patterns for great prices. Plus I don't go in unless I have one of their 40% off coupons! I also got all the white plates from Tai Pan. Each plate was about 2 bucks. I had a few already. So I spent less than 10 dollars to get what I needed there. I know I could use them for a million different things too. Hope that helps!

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  9. Another beautiful party by Anj!! Great job! The tea cup display is to die for. When you say goodwill, do you mean di? I have looked for a goodwill in utah without any luck. I would love to know where one is. And...I am almost done with my own birthday chair (a shameless copy of yours). I can't wait to show you when I'm finished!

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  10. Wow. Oh my word fabulous. That is beyond wonderful and fabulous. Love it ALL. Seriously. What a marvelous day. I am glad it was so good. That is just how it should be :)

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  11. It was grand Anj! Beautiful family, beautiful
    sweets and dear people.
    Love you,
    Mom

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  12. Sad we missed it! Where did you set all that up at? It looks fabulous, as always!

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  13. SO, SO, CUTE. I hope you don't mind if I copy the entire thing for my daughter's 8th birthday party. Which, by the way, isn't for about five and a half more years. ;o) I love it!!

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  14. WOW! That is so beautiful and inspiring!!! I am so envious that you have such creativity! That cake looks SO good too. Did you make all the treats as well? I hope our daughter enjoyed her special day. :-)

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  15. Seriously everyone.... thank you so much!
    A few answers...
    I did get the plates and cups at the DI;)
    Rach, we set it up in front of the wall that I wrote the proclamation on.
    Rafahi fam... I made most of the treats... I didn't make the cake. I ran out of time, so a local grocery store with a fantastic bakery saved me there. And the cream puffs, candy and swizzle sticks are store bought. But I handled the rest.

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  16. I LOVE everything!!! I am sitting here just amazed!!! Thank you for the inspiration! I love ALL the food, and the darling chair!!! Did you hang fabric as the backdrop? I just LOVE it all. You are so very talented! Thank you for sharing it!

    <3

    Risa

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  17. Anj, how I wished we could of been there!!! I'm so sad that we missed it, and didn't get to experience your creation in real life.

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  18. How did you do the labels??? They are so cute!!!

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  19. I made the labels in photoshop with these digital stamps...

    http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11954**

    The fonts I used are
    Zebrawood
    (You can get a free one called circus from dafont.com that is similar).
    and
    Sedona Script I'm not sure where I got it from. It's a free font, so you may just have to google it and find a site you are comfortable downloading it from.

    I hope that helps!

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  20. i am sitting here in heaven anj....grinning from ear to ear....i bet gorgeous scooter was too!
    theres your lovely bday chair again....and those pom poms just make me want to add ...& add...& add to ours- i love them!
    i'm sure she had a wonderful day and looks just as heavenly in her white dress...what a happy time for you all...
    melissa x

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  21. I absolutely ADORE your DECOR... You did a FANTASTIC job!

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  22. Anj: the shop hop is really fun. I have never participated 100%, but my mom and sister in law have. All the wasatch front quilting stores join in and they all have shop hop discounts and activities and often have refreshments in their store, ect and they have give-aways and stuff. When I went to Material Girls, the store was packed! You'll have to look at my tooth fairy II. I made another one, and it is much cuter!

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  23. Oh my goodness....words can barely describe! Seriously! These look EXACTLY like they were done by Amy Atlas. Are you kidding me? My son turns 8 in August. He wants a Scooby Doo party. Boo! How am I going to make that un-tacky? Impossible.

    Maybe I'll do something classier for his baptism day. (you look awesome in that black & white dress....PS)

    This is still blowing my mind. I'll stop now.

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  24. wow you say you're no amy atlas but you had me fooled, the table looks awesome. Would love to know how you made the backdrop !

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  25. Um..... I think you should start up party planning as a business!!! You are uber talented girlfriend!!!

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  26. Your dessert table is fabulous!! What a beautiful family you have and such a special day!

    I wanted to share my birthday chair with you! Thanks for the inspiration! I posted some photos today.

    http://thefreckledbug.blogspot.com/2010/07/birthday-chair.html

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  27. Oh My Gosh!!! Absolutely gorgeous. There are no words. I am totally inspired!

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  28. I love your teacup dessert tray! SO fun! I had a fun and colorful fancy party for my daughter in June as well. Find it mid june on my blog.

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  29. I can't believe that wasn't out of a magazine! You are amazing! Lucky daughter! I'm in awe!

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  30. Wow this completely amazing!!! I am blown away! I found you through Simplicity Photography. Did you happen to make the bib necklace from my pattern for your photo shoot? It was sooo divine and amazing! I would love to chat with you!
    xoxo
    Joy Stallard
    www.snazziedrawers.com

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  31. ps my email
    Joyestallard@gmail.com

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  32. This is beautiful and I am in love with the mass of poms and paper chain you used!

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  33. This is GORGEOUS! Love all the poms in all the different patterns and colors!

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  34. adorable, love all the pink! I am new to your blog from Simply Creative Insanity. Congrats on the feature :)

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  35. Your blog is SO inspiring! And your children are beautiful. Love your party scenes.

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  36. Beautiful! What are the little white and pink balls in the white rectangle dish?

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  37. Hopped on over through Maddycakes. This party is absolutely adorable! It's easy to go tissue-pom nuts, and you pulled it together so well. Love it!

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  38. wow!!! You are so talented! Everything looks so girly, cute, beautiful! Shows your love!!

    I found you through "Celebrations at Home" and I have posted a link to your blog in my blog: http://launoe.blogspot.com/

    (New follower from today!)

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  39. Hi Anj - this is beautiful! Hope you don't mind, but I used one of your photo's on our facebook page - would love it if you came checked it out! Cheers, renee @the inspired occasion (www.theinspiredoccasion.blogspot.com)

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  40. I loved this party you threw, especially the tiered cake stand. It inspired me to make some for my daughter's birthday tea party, I wrote about them here http://anjistarking.blogspot.com/2010/09/tiered-cake-stands-from-vintage-china.html and credited you for my inspiration.

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  41. You did a fantastic job! I somehow managed to find that you awarded me the trendy blogger award a few months ago... I'd be remiss if I didn't say thank you! Even if I had no clue until now. Lol. I'll be back to visit more often!!!

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  42. I am so in love with your blog! You are so talented and cute with your writing. Your crafty ideas are already inspiring me for my photography studio sessions!

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  43. I wanted you to see the "mad as a hatter" party I did for my daughter's sweet 16! I used some of your ideas from several different parties you showcased. You are SO creative and full of great ideas!http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=300194&id=150975307287

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  44. I am so happy to have found your blog! You have blown me away with your DIY-craftiness!

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  45. I know this post is 6 months old, but I can't let it get lost in blog-land! So pretty! I'll be linking.

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  46. This is gorgeous! I placed your photo and link to your buffet table on my blog, I loved it so much!

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  47. (it's under beautiful Dessert Buffets post) - the most popular post!

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  48. Gorgeous party!!!

    Can you tell me what the pink and white balls are? are they cake balls? if so, is that sugar on them? or are they donuts?

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  49. When you finish raising your beautiful Children and need something to do, you could seriously go into the party planning business. Beautiful!

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  50. Wow, the table and food look incredibly beautiful and so cute.
    I'm having my 21st in a week and this has definitely inspired me to do something special with the decorations.
    I LOVE the pom poms and paperchains hanging from the roof! How did you make the pom poms?

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  51. I'm browsing your blog.....OMG you are super duper talented! I love your party theme and your photos are fabulous! I just gave you a shout out from my blog about your fabric flowers. Any who, I am your newest fan!
    Blessings and Happy Friday!
    Leslie

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  52. on the beautiful background Pink and white, is that paper or material?

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  53. You are a Mormon! I am too) So nice to meet somebody like you in such a huge internet world)

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    1. Wonderful to meet you too! :)

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