There’s an interesting discussion on Facebook tonight over at The Purple Pug’s fan page. (By the way, The Purple Pug makes gorgeous party goods, so be sure to check out her site and await her re-opening.) The discussion was focused on whether stylized photoshoots of parties and dessert tables, those that are not “real” parties and are purely inspirational, informational and for self-promotion purposes should be identified as such. So far, the parties I’ve posted are “real” and are not always picture perfect. (Case in point, the little flap on the side of the Cookie Dough Pops stand above came apart just before the party!) However, I may do some photoshoots in the future to showcase what I’m capable of, ideas I have and also to inspire others. I think there is room in the party industry for both types of work and I’m in favor of full disclosure.
This slumber party was created for a sweet teenager whose childhood nickname, “Sunshine,” inspired the theme of peace, love and flowers. I chose some of her favorite colors and united them with the theme with the help of the wonderful gals over at Anders Ruff. After an exciting day that included a B.F.F. Photo Shoot for ten, delicious Italian food and a movie, the girls came home to this…
The Cookie Dough Pops in the first photo were devoured instantly. The birthday girl had requested a fondant cake so I made sure her theme was incorporated into this 4 Layer Dark Chocolate Fondant Cake.
Always in favor of small portions of great tasting desserts, I added these custom color mini doughnuts to the table from Dough a Deer. They are baked, not fried and are so adorable at only about an inch and a half big.
Milk Chocolate Covered Oreos drizzled in party colors make for a yummy treat.
Iced Sugar Cookies as well as assorted candy rounded out the table.
This was definitely a sweet ending to a wonderful night! But the fun actually continued the next morning with a piñata that matched the theme and colors perfectly!
Each guest carried home her piñata stash in a pretty keepsake box.
I’d love to hear your comments or questions!
Printables: Anders Ruff
Doughnuts: Dough a Deer
Cake, Pops, Oreos and Sugar Cookies: Just a Bite Desserts