Wreck-it Ralph Party – Sugar Rush Dessert Table {Part 2}

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Whooho for Part 2! Sharing the rest of our super awesome Wreck-it Ralph party today. The Sugar Rush dessert table. Side note, here’s part 1 of the Wreck-it Ralph party.

For those of you who haven’t watched Wreck-it Ralph, Sugar Rush Speedway is a racing game but based in a land where everything and pretty much everyone is made of sweets. That’s my kind of game! I tried to recreate the feel of the race. From the paper lollipops and candy in the grandstands to the awesome little race cars. In the Sugar Rush clouds are actually cotton candy clouds, donuts are police men and oreos are solders that guard King Candy.

I hope you enjoy my take on a Sugar Rush dessert table. Details & Vendor info below.

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Dessert Table Details

I am so fortunate to work with an amazing group of vendors – seriously amazing. Their work literally floors me. So let’s start with the cake! I found a gorgeous picture of a rainbow petal cake on pinterest & sent it to my sweet & uber talented butter-cream friend Kathi from My Sweet Things. Not only are Kathi’s cakes a work of art, they are incredibly delicious and the only cake my kids request for their birthdays. Kathi whipped up this beautiful rainbow petal cake.

My son, Jad, also requested a Ralph sitting on top of his cake. Maria from Love & Sugar Kisses created the most amazing fondant Ralph! He looks absolutely perfect sitting on top of that rainbow cake holding a little pie. Maria is so talented. I just love her. She also created those yummy gold chocolate covered oreos with Wreck-it Ralph characters on top. Ins’t Fix-it Felix so cute? On a side note, I have to set aside one chocolate covered oreo for mama to enjoy the day after the party with my coffee. Yum.

Don’t you just love the Ralph inspired Fondant toppers by Lynlee’s Petite Cake? I am so grateful that Lynlee took time out of her super busy schedule {if you didn’t know she’s working on her first book, can’t wait to get my hands on it!} to create these cupcake toppers which featured: Sonic, Ralph, Vanellope, Cherries, Sour Bill, Qubert and lots of other Ralph-tastic movie icons. Brittany, from Edible Details created the most amazing fondant hero medals, hammers & humongous pies! I just love how real her toppers look. The detail on the medals is incredible!

Let’s take a minute to talk about the Sugar Racers Sugar Cookies by Sandy of Firefly Confections. Seriously Amazeballs! The detail on her cookies is astounding. So intricate and such a work of art, I literally have a hard time eating her cookies. Not because they aren’t super delicious it’s because they are so incredible, too pretty to eat.

The darling “You’re My Hero” Sugar cookies were created by Deb from Yummy Delicious Cookies. Deb is so so so sweet and her cookies are beyond delicious. My kids {and I} just love them.

My sweet friend Stacy from She’s Kinda Crafty added some awesome to the Sugar Rush Dessert table. She created the “Start / Finish” Line. I just LOVE the glitter card stock and was honored she said she added the glitter just for me. Giggle, she knows me well. Glitter makes everything better. The race cars look so good on the yellow felt racetrack next to the starting line!

In addition to all the above the dessert table also included: rainbow jello, oreo cheesecakes and cotton candy cupcakes. So what’s my favorite part of this dessert table? I have to say it’s the paper oreo’s protecting the chocolate covered oreos. I swear, sometimes I only do things to make myself laugh and I found this hysterical.

As always, thank you thank you thank you to my incredible photographer & friend Lauren. She captures everything so perfectly and makes me look good. Thank you Lauren!

Vendor Credit || Dessert Styling & Paperie: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Rainbow Petal Cake: My Sweet Things || Fondant Ralph & Chocolate Covered Oreos: Love & Sugar Kisses || Sugar Rush Racers & Ralph/Felix Sugar Cookies: Firefly Confections || Fondant Cupcake toppers: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes || Fondant Pie, Metals & Hammers: Edible Details || Heart Sugar Cookies: Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals || Start / Finish Line: She’s Kinda Crafty || Confetti Forks: Sucre Shop || Chocolate Covered Oreo Pedestals: The Pastry Pedestal || Gold Doilies: Knot & Bow || Race cars: Disney Store || Brick Paper: Michaels ||

Wreck It Ralph Birthday Party {Part 1}

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I’m Gonna Wreck-It! So excited to share part 1 of my son’s Wreck-it Ralph Birthday party with you all today. My son Jad, whom we joke is “Jad the Distroyer” loves to wreck stuff. Lego buildings don’t stand a chance when Jad’s around. So when we went to see “Wreck-it Ralph” in the movie theaters I instantly knew Jad would want a “Gonna Wreck-It” birthday party. Sure enough, a few months later he asked mama for both a Ralph & Sugar Rush birthday party.

What I love about the Wreck-it Ralph movie is there is so much inspiration to pull from: The Fix-it Felix Jr Game, Game Central Station, Sugar Rush and Bad Anon where just a few of the elements I brought to life. I hope you enjoy the pictures and details below.

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Tablescape

My son equally loves Fix-it Felix Jr & Ralph so I wanted the tables to reflect that. My inspiration came from the Fix-it Felix Jr Game. Lots of reds {for Ralph} and Blues {for Felix}. The building centerpieces were created to look like the Nicelander’s building that Ralph wrecks every game. Each building had 40 little di-cut windows & doors. The centerpieces were finished off with large blue balloons and amazing custom balloon tassels from The Flair Exchange. I love the shades of blue, gold, white & red in the tassels. They really brings the colors together perfectly.

Each plate had a bright blue bottle of Fix-it Pop. The labels & printables were created by Piggy Bank Parties. Not only are they a joy to work with but Team Piggy Bank is incredibly talented. They took my “vision” and perfectly turned it into reality. The Felix bottle labels are my favorite! Let’s talk about the custom cutlery by Sucre Shop! I seriously squealed when the “Gonna Wreck It” forks & spoons arrived. Custom cutlery just makes any event that much better. 

Game Central Station 

In the movie, Game Central Station is the terminal in which game characters can go from game to game. I really wanted to kids to feel like they walked into Game Central Station. We have Tappers, the root beer float game complete with actual root beer floats. I just love the Tappers stickers!

Next we have Bad Anon. In the movie the bad guys go to a Bad Anonymous meeting where they say their pledge & talk about taking it one game at a time. Chairs with Ralph, Saitine {aka Satan}, Zombie & Zangief were set up around the ridiculously awesome Bad Anon poster by Piggy Bank Parties! Seriously, it’s amazing. I actually laughed during the party when I noticed that some of the kids came over and just started hanging out in “Bad Anon”.

All the sweet Sugar Rush characters make an appearance in Game Central Station. For more Sugar Rush cuteness you have to check back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the whole dessert table set up.

Activities

Since Jaddy’s birthday is in the summer we always go with a water party. The kids had the most amazing time playing in the various pools, water tables & huge inflatable slip n’ slide. Mama had to fight the urge not to slide down with the kids. They had such a blast.

The kids also had fun with the homemade Wreck-it Ralph game. I wrapped 8 large boxes with Brick paper then added windows and a door. Using Ralph hands, also from the Disney Store, the kids wrecked the building. They had a blast trying to see if they could knock the building down with one punch. It was a fun activity.

The kids also had a chance to sit down & craft a little. Cardboard hearts with string, that resemble the “You’re my Hero” necklace from the movie, were decorated with stickers, glitter and crayons. It’s a fun and inexpensive craft.

Favors

Each kiddo took home their very own gold bucket that contained a Sugar Rush plush, gumballs, skittles & a lollipop. I actually sprayed the buckets gold and then added a little gold glitter because everything is better with glitter. *wink*. The buckets were finished off with a Sugar Rush inspired label that says “Everyone Loves an Adorable Winner”. As for the stand all the favors are on – it used to be green, fast forward 3 cans of spray paint later – it’s gold & glittery & perfect.

Vendor Credit: || Event Planning, Invitations, Wreath, Styling: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Printables: Piggy Bank Parties || Tassel Garlands: The Flair Exchange || Wreck It Cutlery: Sucre Shop|| Plates & Napkins: Petite Party Studio || Straws: Waiting on Martha || Inflatable Slip n’ Slide Rental: Astro Events || Brick Paper: Michaels Craft Store

Sugar Rush Sneak Peek

I really hope you enjoyed part 1!!!! Part 2 is all about our Sugar Rush inspired dessert table! Until then I’ll leave you a little bitty sneak peek of the cake – just wait till you see the whole thing. {Cake is by My Sweet Things and Ralph topper by Love & Sugar Kisses.}

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Pie Pop Maker Giveaway

 

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Who loves pie? I know all of you are raising your hands, if you aren’t get ’em up. Giving away an ADORABLE Baby Cakes Pie Pop Maker. How do you enter? Just leave a comment with your favorite 4th of July dessert, your “go-to” dessert. That’s it.

Details: A winner will be picked at random between this post and the previous 4th of July post. Open to US Residents only. Contest is valid 6/14/2013 through Wednesday 6/19/2013. Winner will be announced on Thursday and your prize will ship on the week of 6/24/2013.

Can’t wait to see your favorite desserts!

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Monsters University Party

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My kiddos love animated movies. I’m actually not sure who loves these movies more, the kids or mama. We wanted to celebrate the upcoming Monsters University movie with a little MU Play Date. Inspired by The Celebrations Shoppe, Lynlee’s Petite CakesLaura’s Little Party instagram post, I decided to put together a sweet little dessert table for my kiddos play date.

So why do a dessert table on a couch? Answer: Why not? I’ve always wanted to set up a dessert display on a couch. This couch is perfection – white & leather so it’s easy to clean post play date. I wanted a simple, inexpensive & easy dessert set up. I opted for dressing up store bought cupcakes with monster eyes & using store bought sugar cookies. How perfect are the sully & mike cookies from Target? Chocolate covered oreo pops & brownie push up pops, sparkling fruit water were also featured. Wrap a few books in scrapbook paper and washi tape a Mike Wazowski to the couch and you have an instant party.

“Scream Like Monster”. I did a little research and loved the “Scream like Monster” tag line on the marketing posters for Monsters University. I fought the urge to insert an “A” into the banner while making it. Just before the play date, my son Malik walks up to me and says “Love the banner mom but you forgot an A. It should be ‘scream like A monster’ not ‘scream like monster'”. LOL. You never argue with a soon-to-be 1st grader when they are correcting you on your English.

I just couldn’t say no to the adorable Monsters U letter Jackets my kiddos are sporting. I know it’s like 100 degrees outside but they are going to be perfect for the fall when they return back to school.

I hope you enjoy & are inspired to put together your own “Scream Like Monster” party.

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Vendors: || Style & Paperie: Deliciously Darling || Push-up Pop Containers, Straws & Juice Bottles: Shop Sweet Lulu || Jackets, Mugs: Disney Store ||Monsters University Cupcakes & Sugar: Target ||

4th of July Dessert Table- Let Freedom Ring

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Let Freedom Ring!!! So very excited to share my 4th of July collaboration with Rebekah from A Blissful Nest with you all today. I had the opportunity to get to know Rebekah at BlissDom this past year. She is such an amazing & talented woman! She created this amazing printables vintage inspired set  – with dark blue, red & tan. I literally jumped up and down once I got the files & decided to add a little gold into the mix. I hope you enjoy this “Let Freedom Ring” 4th of July Inspiration.

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Desserts:

This super patriotic dessert table has lots of red, white & blue {and glitter too}. I started with an amazing bit of fabric – a gold dot burlap – that I found at Joanne’s Fabric. Once I found the gold fabric, I knew I wanted to pair gold details with the dessert table, from the gold glittered frame to the gold glitter star spoons. I went for traditional 4th of July desserts like: Berry Trifle, Patriotic Jello & Berries and mixed in some Salted Caramel Macarons. I can’t resist adding them in. Fresh berries in adorable little tasting cups, yummy sugar cookies, caramel corn & cupcakes rounded out this delicious dessert table.

Just a side note: I really loved making the Berry Trifle. It was incredibly easy & delicious. Lots of fresh berries, cool whip & yummy pound cake. You can make it ahead of time and it’s great for large gatherings.

Hanging above the dessert table are 3 adorable hanging tassels from The Flair Exchange. The shades of blue in the tassels really helped pull together the various blues used in the desserts. I also added 4 star garlands from target. Not only were they affordable but really adorable. I replaced the silver star with a gold star and it fit my table perfectly!

Need an idea on what to give your guests as a favor? Mason jars with marshmallows, chocolate & graham crackers are the perfect “S’mores-to-go” favor. They look so darling with star parchment paper, tied with twine & a tag .

I really hope you  are inspired for your your own 4th of July party.

GIVEAWAY:

Win this adorable Babycakes pie pop maker. To enter: Leave a comment with your favorite dessert that you like to make for the 4th of July. A winner will be picked at random. Open to US residents only. Contest valid – 6/14/2013 through Wednesday 6/19/2013.

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Vendor Credits: || Style & Desserts: Deliciously Darling || Printables: A Blissful Nest || Tassel Garlands: The Flair Exchange || Juice Bottles: Petite Party Studio || Star Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu || Ball mason jars, Star garland, Caramel corn, Cupcakes &  Sugar cookies: Target || 










True Blood Inspired Vampire Vanilla Raspberry Parfait

Deliciously Darling | True Blood Inspired Dessert | Vampire Vanilla Raspberry ParfaitRaise your hand if you are excited about the new season of True Blood? Am I the only one raising my hand? It’s no secret that I’m a huge True Blood Fan, Team Eric {of course since Vampire Bill is now Billith}. This weekend is the Season Premiere, so I’m celebrating with a simple & yummy Vampire Inspired Dessert – Vampire Vanilla Raspberry Parfait.

If you need more True Blood Inspiration, check out last year’s dessert table & party – part 1 and part 2.   

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Vampire Vanilla Raspberry Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant Jello vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 – 16 ounce (or 4 – 8 ounce) containers Cool Whip
  • 1 Pound cake
  • 1 Jar of Raspberry Preserves

Directions

  1. Cut the pound cake into small cubes. I love the Trader Joes brand pound cake so that’s what I used with this recipe. Set aside after cutting.
  2. Pour 1 package of instant vanilla pudding into a large bowl and fold in the two large containers of cool whip. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In your glass, scoop one teaspoon of Raspberry preserves at the bottom, followed by the pound cake cubes then topped with the pudding mixture. You may want to continue layering the raspberry, cake & pudding until you’ve reached the top of your glass. My glasses are shallow so only one layer of each was needed.
  4. Top off with raspberry preserves & grab a tooth pick & swirl the berry & pudding together to form a design.
  5. Enjoy!

Note: I realize this make a lot of pudding! To cut down use only 1 large package of cool whip to about 1/2 package of instant pudding.

Vendor Credits || Vampire Fondant Lips: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes || Black Chevron Spoons: Sucre Shop || Dessert glasses: Pier 1 Imports ||