Thursday, February 7, 2013

For this last holiday season, I decided to step away from the traditional color scheme and instead add a little flair to my table for the Star Magazine Holiday Party. I am a huge fan of the red and turquoise color combo and was dying to use it for the holidays! Being a hater of all things unoriginal and gimmicky, I choose to use subtle details to tie the holidays into my table. You can guarantee that you will never see a christmas tree or a santa claus propped on one of my tables as decor!

 I used a styrofoam board covered in custom red glitter wrapping paper from Paper Souce as my back drop for this table. I tied in the same red glitter by adding a ribbon boarder all around the table. Always make sure to incorporate white into your table in order to avoid it looking like a cluster of color. White breaks up the table nicely and keeps it easy on the eyes.

I love any dessert on a stick! These are Rice Krispy Squares dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles. I always add little bows to the sticks in order to make it even more decorative. All labels used on this table were actually ornament frames that I found in the dollar section at Target. I just tore off the back and glued the lable on!

Cake pops are my specialty! It is truly like biting into a piece of heaven! Once the word gets out  about how amazing they taste, I can't replenish fast enough!! They are gone in minutes! I LOVE to use unconventional items, like this white acrylic box, to display my desserts in. I just insert a styrofoam box covered in custon wrapping paper and it is good to go!

Make sure to include to-go boxes on your table. Of course you want your guests to indulge at your party, but why not let them take a little sugar to go! Decorate the boxes with ribbons and labels and disperse them all around your table to fill in the gaps and make your table look fuller.

Create height on your tables using various stands. You dont want all your glassware to be the same level....BORING! I use boxes of all sizes covered in fabric to create height as well!

My glassware at different heights! Take a closer look!

You can also use these long twisted lollipops to create some height as well! Get creative!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It is essential to have some sort of a backdrop for your dessert table in order to create a distinct space for this focal point of your event. White, plain walls are so bare and boring, but if that's all you have to work with then there are solutions. One idea is to hang something from above. Depending on the type of event, this can include anything from tissue paper or tulle balls, paper lanterns, light bulbs, or flowers. Make sure to use fishing rod when hanging your decor in order to create more of an illusion. Another idea is to hang something on the wall behind the table. For example, you can use a large piece of patterned or solid colored fabric or even a painted piece of plywood. You can even use foam board covered in fabric or wrapping paper. If all these options seem a little too ambitious for you to attempt than you can simply use some sort of table props to fit the concept of your event. Maybe a tall vase with branches or a painted picture. Get creative and have fun with it!!

Sometimes just using subtle acccents of color can really make an impact. Color scheme and patterns are really important in the overall look of the table. This table is the perfect example of not going overboard with colors, but rather just making sure that there is some pop of color throughout. Notice that texture and pattern can easily make up for a lack of color. The cake, cupcake holders, and hanging paper balls all add subtle elements of color, texture, and pattern in a simply elegant manner.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I LOVE to label everything on a dessert table! My husband always asks, "don't people already know what the dessert is?" Well of course they do Mr. Practicality, but labelimg definitely adds to your play on color and concept and allows you to create so much more visual appeal. Make sure to choose a font that goes along with the concept of the party and always keep the font style cohesive for all labels. Also, layering the labels with different colored and textured paper looks even more amazing! Check out these plain white dessert boxes that look so much nicer with this patterned label sticker that reads "Sugar & Spice Everything Nice." Loved incorportating this lattice pattern on everything including the custom invitations by Proskalo.

Always thinking of new and original ways to display dessert. Check out these chocolate dipped pretzels I hung on a jewelry rack that I painted to match the color scheme of this event. It is so easy to do and it adds height and uniqueness to the table. Love!!

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