Adorable Easter Chick Dessert Table

Deliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellow Happy Monday!!! Bringing you just a little bit of sunshine today {since it is gloomy in Atlanta} with an Adorable Easter Chick Dessert table. Since we will be celebrating Easter at Epcot this year we celebrated Easter early. Truth be told, we celebrated Easter on St. Patty’s Day. 

Inspiration: Ever since I saw the Movie hop, I kept thinking about the having a little chick Easter party. I walked through Sur la Table and saw the cutest Yellow Chick cake stand, had to get it – justified it by saying it’s the centerpiece to my chick party but honestly, I couldn’t resist the cuteness! There is something bright and refreshing about a yellow color pallet. So I went through my party supply stash and pulled out a few pieces to pull together this sweet little dessert table. Sweet & Simple.

Huge thank you to Kathi from My Sweet Things for creating the adorable yellow ribbon cake & chick cookies. Seriously, the cookies are too cute and just delicious. Deliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellowDeliciously Darling | Easter Chick Dessert Table #easter #yellow

Vendors: Styling, Chick Paperie items, Hobnail Vases & mini compote: Deliciously Darling || Ribbon Cake & Cookies: My Sweet Things || French Macarons: Alon’s Bakery || Cupcake wrappers: Petite Party Studio || Chick Cake Stand: Sur la Table ||  || White Cake Stands: Shop Sweet Lulu || Chevron Fabric: Hobby Lobby || White Rabbits: Target

Hope this inspires you to put together your own little sweet Easter dessert table. If you have a second, pin the picture below! xoxo – Dina

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Step Right Up to Valentines Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready? Here is some last minute inspiration for all you dessert enthusiast. With simple desserts & store bought treats you can pull off a lovely dessert table. Details below.

Sometimes we don’t have time to put together a big production. Buying store bought treats is more than okay! The adorable little pudding cups above are simply chocolate jello instant pudding with store bought frosting & finished with caramel popcorn. Looks adorable huh?

The larger cupcakes were semi-homemade using cake mix & store bought frosting. Secret: The baking cups are from Marshalls of all places!

The printable elements are the key to polishing off your last minute party. Huge thank you to Lisa Marie Invitations for sharing these to you all as a free download.

Finally – did you notice that adorable sparkling heart wand on the cupcake? You can find them from my pal Waiting on Martha. So cute and such a fun way to add a little sparkle to your desserts.

xoxo – Dina

Vendor Credits:

Dessert table & paper garland: Deliciously Darling || Printables: Lisa Marie Invitations ||  Fondant Hearts: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes || Heart sparkler wand: Waiting on Martha || Push up Pop Containers: Petite Party Studio || Little Pink Spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu || Table Runner, Mugs, Mini Cupcakes, Milk Shake Straws: Target ||

All You Need is Love Pink Dessert Table

So very excited to share my “All you need is love” dessert table with you all today! Created for Occasions Magazine’s Winter Issue, I’ve been waiting so patiently to share this with everyone. Remember the rest of the beautiful photo-shoot? Well this is my favorite part of the shoot, the desserts! I am so honored to have it recently featured on Half Baked, The Cake Blog.

All you need is Love” – Famous words, a beautiful song, and cherished motto. I wanted to put together a romantic dessert table that would capture love. With shades of pink, gold and silver with vintage & glam touches that came together so beautifully. Desserts in pinks, creams and chocolates came together in a delicious way. This stunning dessert table included three perfectly pipped cakes (each with their own icing technique), Pink cake pops with gold and silver details, mini sugar donuts, cupcakes with custom edible fondant toppers, whoopie pies and individual napa valley chocolate cheesecakes, chocolate covered oreos with lace detail, custom heart sugar cookies and of course perfect pink french macarons. These desserts are stunningly displayed on JCT Kitchen’s rustic table accented with a pink runner from I Do Linens and a fun and beautiful tassel garland from The Flair Exchange. Not to mention the gorgeous cake stands from Waiting on Martha & The TomKat Studio Shop.

xoxo – Dina

Vendor Credits: Event Planning & Dessert Styling: Deliciously Darling ||  Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Venue: JCT Kitchen & Bar   || Linens: I do Linens ||  Rosanna cake stands & votive holders: Waiting on Martha  || Milk Glass Cake stands & paper straws: The TomKat Studio Shop || Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange ||  Trio of Cakes:  My Sweet Things || Cupcakes:  Cakes by Darcy || Fondant decor:  Lynlee Petite Cakes || Napa valley chocolate cheesecakes & whoopie pies:  Yoss Baking || Sugar Cookies:  Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals || Chocolate covered oreos:  Sweet Temptations || French Macarons:  Alons Bakery || Cake pops:  Cake pops by Jen

All You Need Is Love Dessert Table

So very excited to share my “All you need is love” dessert table with you all today! Created for Occasions Magazine’s Winter Issue, I’ve been waiting so patiently to share this with everyone. Remember the rest of the beautiful photo-shoot? Well this is my favorite part of the shoot, the desserts! I am so honored to have it recently featured on Half Baked, The Cake Blog.

All you need is Love” – Famous words, a beautiful song, and cherished motto. I wanted to put together a romantic dessert table that would capture love. With shades of pink, gold and silver with vintage & glam touches that came together so beautifully. Desserts in pinks, creams and chocolates came together in a delicious way. This stunning dessert table included three perfectly pipped cakes (each with their own icing technique), Pink cake pops with gold and silver details, mini sugar donuts, cupcakes with custom edible fondant toppers, whoopie pies and individual napa valley chocolate cheesecakes, chocolate covered oreos with lace detail, custom heart sugar cookies and of course perfect pink french macarons. These desserts are stunningly displayed on JCT Kitchen’s rustic table accented with a pink runner from I Do Linens and a fun and beautiful tassel garland from The Flair Exchange. Not to mention the gorgeous cake stands from Waiting on Martha & The TomKat Studio Shop.

xoxo – Dina

Vendor Credits: Event Planning & Dessert Styling: Deliciously Darling ||  Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Venue: JCT Kitchen & Bar   || Linens: I do Linens ||  Rosanna cake stands & votive holders: Waiting on Martha  || Milk Glass Cake stands & paper straws: The TomKat Studio Shop || Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange ||  Trio of Cakes:  My Sweet Things || Cupcakes:  Cakes by Darcy || Fondant decor:  Lynlee Petite Cakes || Napa valley chocolate cheesecakes & whoopie pies:  Yoss Baking || Sugar Cookies:  Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals || Chocolate covered oreos:  Sweet Temptations || French Macarons:  Alons Bakery || Cake pops:  Cake pops by Jen

 

“All You Need is Love” Engagement Party Inspiration

A few months ago, I got a call from Occasions Magazine requesting a Valentine’s day themed shoot. My first in print full feature! I jumped, squealed and did a little dance. Brainstorming ideas, I decided to go with an Engagement party on Valentine’s Day. What better way to capture love?!  The shoot included tablescape, dessert table {sharing those pics very soon}, a Champagne bar, photo booth, candy favor table & a Love notes for the Bride table.  Here’s my inspiration for the shoot:

“All you need is Love” – Famous words, a beautiful song, and cherished motto. I wanted to put together a engagement party that would capture love. With shades of pink, gold and silver with vintage & glam touches that came together so beautifully.

I’ve been dying to share this with you all. It’s been months and months and I’m so excited to finally share it! This shoot wouldn’t have turned out so beautifully without the help of Mandy Rye from Waiting on Martha. Not only does she have amazing taste and helped with the venue, the serving pieces and set up but she was one of my models. Big huge thank you to my sweet friend Lauren from Lauren Nicole Studios. She is such a talented photographer and I just adore working with her.

Vendor Credits:
Event Planning, Decor, Event & Dessert Styling: Deliciously Darling ||  Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Venue: JCT Kitchen & Bar  || Florals & Balloons: Flowers by Holland || Linens, photo booth backdrop and custom mirror decal: I do Linens || Invitations & Paperie: Natalie Chang ||  Rosanna cake stands, votive holders, bracelets, macaron trinket boxes: Waiting on Martha  || Milk Glass Cake stands, paper straws, favor bags, gumballs, favor jars: The TomKat Studio Shop || Custom Lollipops: Vintage Confections || Glitter Spoons: The Flair Exchange ||Models: Mandy Rye & Star Bradley

“You’re a Mean One” Christmas Holiday Brunch

I love the Holidays – seriously love them! It’s our second year of hosting a Suggs Family Brunch. We invite over our friends & family to eat, decorate sugar cookies and kick off the Holiday Season! Last year was all about Buddy the Elf. This year I wanted to do something a little more classic so we picked “The Grinch that Stole Christmas”. My kids LOVE the book and it totally brings me back to my childhood.  Scroll down to the bottom for details.

Darling Details

I turned to the incredible Loralee Lewis for my invitation design & paperie items. I wanted the party to have a more vintage feel rather than whimsical. Loralee took the request of “vintagey but not whimsical” and turned that into the most beautiful invitations, paper straws, labels & tags!

When throwing a brunch at my home, I tend to stick to serving yummy but simple foods. My guests munched on mini quiches, pinwheel sandwiches, muffins, donuts, greek yogurt, fruit, assorted cereals & chicken mini sandwiches. My favorite part of the brunch table is the glitter tree with sweet ornament sugar cookies from Yummy Delicious Cookies. The tree & ornaments reminds me so much of the invitation, I just love it.  That Whoville sign is beyond incredible, Loralee did such an amazing job!

I have such a sweet tooth so a dessert table is a must! Since I was serving lots of sweets as part of the brunch, I really wanted to keep the dessert table small and offer treats that people can take home. Beautiful sugar cookies by Hayley cakes & cookies, amazing chocolate covered oreos & cupcake toppers by Love & Sugar Kisses and cake & cupcakes by My Sweet Things. The wooden peg Grinch doll, created by Craft that Party, made the perfect cake topper. Guests enjoyed assorted juices, milk, coffee & hot coco courtesy of the Whoville Coffee & Dairy company! Brewing since 1967!

Big shout out to the Sucre Shop! I just love love love their stamped cutlery. Brooke was sweet enough to send over so many different designs for the brunch. From icecream spoons (used in the yogurt cups) to coffee spoons & forks for guests – her wooden cutlery is just so cute!!!

Another big shout out to my friends at the Petite Party Studio! These two ladies are not only talented designers, crafters & stylists but have their own party good shop. Hop down to the vendor credits to check out a link to their shop & pick up some of the cute milk bottles pictured above.

And another shout out to The Flair Exchange. Carmen creates the most amazing tissue garlands. I just love this holiday one she created for me. I’m totally going to use this as part of my regular Christmas decor.

Last but certainly not least, I was so thrilled to have a custom Apron to wear from Aimee Broussard Handmade! Isn’t it beautiful. I’m planning on using this every holiday season until I’m old and grey.

Vendors:

Event Design & Styling: Deliciously Darling Events
Photography: Adamo Photography
Invitations & Paper design: Loralee Lewis
Cake & Cupcakes:  My Sweet Things
Sugar Cookies: Hayley Cakes & Cookies
Fondant toppers & chocolate covered oreos: Love & Sugar Kisses
SugarCookies on Tree:  Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals
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Wooden Grinch Doll: Craft that Party
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Party supplies (milk bottles, plates, straws, cups): Petite Party Studio
Wooden Stamped cutlery: Sucre Shop
Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange

 

Holiday Hot Coco Fun

Happy Holidays!!! The Holiday season is in full swing at Deliciously Darling Events. Okay to be real, it was in full swing a few months ago when I got asked to create a hot coco themed shoot for my sweet friend Alejandra of The Marshmallow Studio. Alejandra was kind enough to send lots of wonderful Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows! I created two looks for The Marshmallow Studio – a kids hot coco table and a vintage 12 Days of Christmas hot coco table. Enjoy!!! {Psssst, FREE printable download linky below}

Happy Holidays Kids Hot Coco Table

When I think of the Holidays, the colors of red and green pop into my mind. This table was actually inspired by the beautiful printable
collection by Paper and Pigtails. I spotted Kori’s little deer graphic and knew it would be the perfect concept for a children’s hot coco
table. Isn’t the little reindeer Kori designed just adorable?!

Kids are all about the Marshmallows! Thanks to Jet Puffed Marshmallows, children actually have many different flavors and shapes when it comes to marshmallows. French Vanilla Snowman Mallows, Gingerbread Mallows, Peppermint Mallows (large & minis), and good old white minis are just some of the different types of Marshmallows featured. The serving pieces from Waiting on Martha complement the theme perfectly.

12 Days of Christmas Hot Coco Table

I really wanted to put together two different but stylish hot coco table. The 12 days of Christmas hot coco concept was inspired by the beautiful Rosanna plates and cups from Waiting on Martha. I just love the idea of introducing blues and pinks into a Holiday party. Kori, from Paper and Pigtails, designed the perfect printable collection. The tags, signage & straw flags really captured the style of the plates and mugs. I wanted to give a little more grown up feel to this hot coco table so caramels, peppermint and marshmallows are a must.

 

Thank Yous

Because Kori from Paper & Pigtails is the sweetest, she is offering the whole printable collection as a free download. Make sure you get yours today and show her a little love.

Huge thank you to The Marshmallow Studio & Kraft Foods / Jet Puffed Marshmallows for sending wonderful marshmallows pictured. {Note: I received these products from KRAFT Jet-Puffed marshmallows at no cost to me}

Thank you to Waiting on Martha for sending over wonderful holiday items. From adorable snowmen spoons, to paper straws, plates & mugs. Thank you!

Thank you to my sweet amazing photographer, Lauren from Lauren Nicole Studios. I know I literally say this with every post but she is incredibly talented and a joy to work with. Thank you for capturing the Deliciously Darling magic. 😉

I hope you guys enjoyed it. Pop over to The Marshmallow Studio to check out more details & pictures.

 

Kids Hot Coco Table Vendors:

Styling: Deliciously Darling Events
Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios
Marshmallows: Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows | The Marshmallow Studio
Printables: Paper and Pigtails
Holiday Spoons, Paper Straws, Peppermint cupcake holders : Waiting on Martha
Polka-dot Paper Suit cases: Shop Sweet Lulu’s

12 Days of Christmas Hot Coco Table Vendors:

Styling: Deliciously Darling Events
Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios
Marshmallows: Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows | The Marshmallow Studio
Printables: Paper and Pigtails
12 days of Christmas mugs & plates, paper straws: Waiting on Martha

 

 

True Blood Desserts

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“I’m wearing a Walmart sweatsuit for ya’ll. If that’s not a demonstration of team spirit I don’t know what is.” – Pam {My favorite True Blood quote so far}.

Yesterday, I shared the recap of my True Blood Party and today it’s on to the Fangtastic True Blood Desserts!!! I’m honored & excited that Amy Atlas Events shared this party on her blog last week. I love that my party kicked off her official Countdown to Halloweekend.

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So let’s start off by talking about these fondant toppers by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes!!! Incredible. I love it when I can explain my vision and someone just comes in and nails it (or in this case “stakes” it). Lynlee also created the beautiful Vampire Authority pendant that went on my center ruby red ribbon cake. She based it off of a picture of my Lilith necklace {Yes, I actually went to the HBO shop and bought a Lilith necklace and yes, it is awesome}.

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Let’s talk about these cakes!!!! I joke that Kathi from My Sweet Things is a Buttercream Goddess but she really is. Look at how incredible these ruffle, petal & ribbon cakes look! I feel super lucky that she lives in Atlanta and creates such amazing pieces of edible art for me! Not only are the cakes gorgeous they are delicious.

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I always craft for my parties. I actually love crafting. It de-stresses me and allows me to channel my creative energy. For this party, I created the blood wicked backdrop & the cake stand riser. I made the backdrop using two pieces of black foam board (from Hobby Lobby). Ducktape the two pieces of foam board together and begin dripping “blood” (aka red paint). I used Martha Stewart’s glittery red enamel from Home Depot. While the paint is still wet, give it light dusting of glitter. Scrapbook paper was used to create the paper fans and finished off with a 6″ True Blood Inspired printable from Frog Prince Paperie. The cake stand riser was actually an awesome craft and I will create a step by step tutorial very soon!

Back to the desserts! The table featured the Trio of cakes, red velvet cupcakes, peanut butter cupcakes, beautiful chocolate covered oreos {by Janet from Sweet Temptations},  Bloody Panna Cotta, Compton’s Cheesecake {with salted caramel & raspberry sauce}, Deader than Dirt cups, and homemade french macarons.

Here are a few more pictures of my bloody sweets below! Hop down to the bottom for the full vendor list.

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will share the recipe for “Deader than Dirt” cups.

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True Blood Vampire Party - Deliciously Darling Events

True Blood Vampire Party - Deliciously Darling Events

True Blood Vampire Party - Deliciously Darling Events

Please give credit – All content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License unless otherwise noted.

Vendors:

Event Planning & Styling: Deliciously Darling Event

Photography: Adamo Photography

Printables: Frog Prince Paperie

Fondant: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes

Trio of Cakes: My Sweet Things

Chocolate covered oreos: Sweet Temptations

Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery

Blood Lollipops: Vintage Confections

Chevron wooden cutlery: Sucre Shop

Black Chevron Favor bags, Straws, Black Rosanna cake stands: Waiting on Martha 

DJ Jazzy Jad & The Fresh Prince Party

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So excited to finally share my sweet little munchkin’s 3rd birthday with you all!!! I’m very happy to say the party was featured yesterday on Hostess with the Mostess! {Disclaimer: When you see exclamation marks, please know I’m smiling huge and literally jumping for joy with each one I type!!!}

It feels like forever ago that I was busy crafting up an 80’s DJ storm. Very pumped to be able to share the details with you all :). The theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has been stuck in my head and every time I see a picture of the party I start “rapping” it. For those of you who know me, you will know that I just could help myself, here’s the music video of the party! Pictures were taken by the amazingly talented Lauren of Lauren Nicole Studios. Cue the music…

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Now on to the funky fresh details! My children are my sweetest little clients. So when it came time to plan my little munchkin’s 3rd birthday instantly I knew it had to be a DJ or music related. My little one LOVES to break dance and is quite the little hip hop enthusiast so “DJ Jazzy Jad and the Fresh Prince” it was! I mixed bright neon colors with some awesome 80’s hip hop elements and of course added a few dashes of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in there! Complete with DJ, dance floor, graffiti wall, tag-your-cupcake station and a pimp your chain {necklace making} station – the kids (and parents) really had a blast.

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Tablescape & Decor

Our colors were lime green, orange, blue & yellow. The decor centered around classic 80’s DJ elements like microphones, boom boxes, turn tables and who could forget cassette tapes? Piggy Bank Parties created the PERFECT custom printables package to match the theme! The DJ Jazzy Jad custom logo was incredible and served as the foundation for the whole party. I loved the design so I had it put on everything, even the cake, lol! Piggy Bank Parties even designed a microphone favor box! Let me just say that they looked amazing and the kids were really excited to see what was in them!

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I created colorful boom box garlands to hang over the bright and colorful kids tables. Each place setting had DJ-esque sunglasses, a dollar sign necklace and neon hat. The adorable cutlery created by The Sucre Shop had to be my favorite part of the whole table. It’s the little details that make me giddy! Of course my kids tables aren’t complete without a little floral centerpiece and paper boom box element.
The Dessert Table

Cue the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song or click on the video above ;)! The dessert table’s focal point was the amazing DJ Jazzy Jad graffiti logo by Piggy Bank Parties. Enlarged and printed on poster board, it was the perfect backdrop! My friend Sandra came over and sewed the super cute circle garland as I haven’t learned how to thread my sewing machine (I wish I were kidding but it’s true, lol).

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The gorgious cake was created by Cakes by Darcy and matched Piggy Bank Parties design perfectly! Special Thank you to the amazing and ultra talented Brittany from Edible Details! She created these amazing fondant cake toppers! The microphone, boom box and spray paint can matched so perfectly. She also created the adorable cupcake toppers.

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The table also included other sweet items like: Dough babies from Dough-a-deer (so yummy), mini cookies n’ cream, cupcakes, gluten free cupcakes and gluten free whoopie pies (displayed on Pastry Pedestals), and incredibly artistic sugar cookies by Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals. My friend Neveen and I made the peanut butter & oreo push up pops, brownie push up pops and lemon cake pops with homemade fondant microphones! I added a few adorable DJ toys like mini record players and a mini boom box from Hey Yo Yo (I love that shop!). No dessert table can be complete without a little glittery awesomeness from The Purple Pug! She created the adorable DJ Jazzy Jad banners.

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Quick shout out to my food table 😉 I packed little lunches for the kiddos filled with good ol’ PBJ sandwhiches, goldfish crackers and apples. The kids drank juice, koolaide (that’s the mystery drink in the blue bottle) or as my son calls it “Blue Drink” – good point son and water. Adults had some Lemonade and Tab. You can’t have an 80’s party without Tab!

Candy & Favor Tables


I have a slight fear of breakable glass jars, little kids and pavement so I opted to create a candy table that was more like a concession stand. Trays were sprayed with chalk board spray paint and I even made the two tiered tray in the center with a cake plate and some tacky putty. I filled the concession stand with all the candy I remembered as a child.

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It was so fun seeing the kids discover pop rocks. With the blessing of the Marshmallow Studio, I created marshmallow microphone pops for the kiddos. It is a really fun activity to do. No table is complete without custom lollipops from Vintage Confections. The music note lollipops and number 3 lollipops were just beautiful. The Purple pug created the awesome DJ Jazzy Jad banner and the beautiful “West Philadelphia Born and Raised” print was from Two Paper Dolls Shop. It fit the party so perfectly! If you notice a little chevron table runner action, that is the beautiful work of A to Zebra Celebrations!

The kids enjoyed visiting the favor display! Jumbo icecream cups (from Shop Sweet Lulus) were filled with little goodies – including 80’s themed rubber duckies, slap bracelets and blow up microphones. Treat bags with tooth brushes were also handed out.

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Activities
It was a beautiful day for an outdoor party! A water slide and little pools kept the little ones cool while DJ Willy Wow heated things up! The kids (and parents) LOVED dancing to 80’s jams. He was incredible.

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Other activities included a “Tag your cupcake” station, “Pimp your necklace” station and a graffiti wall! The kids loved decorating cupcakes and making necklaces but they flipped over the graffiti wall.

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The Graffiti Wall was so easy to put together. All you need is an old sheet or curtain, some plastic squirt bottles and washable non-toxic kids paint. Fill your squirt bottles about 3/4 of the way with the washable non-toxic paint and fill up the rest of the bottle with water – give your squirt bottles a shake (after the caps are on) and you are ready to graffiti a wall. The end result, a really cool piece of art that I have hung up in the kids room.

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Attire


My little man’s t-shirt was custom designed by the Rainbow Connection. I love it when clothes are an actual work of art and this Fresh Prince t-shirt really was! I have to point out the cutest little cassette tape necklace from Hey Yo Yo. So awesome. Mom & Dad sported a T-shirt from Two Paper Dolls that matched the “West Philadelphia Born and Raised” Print on the candy table.

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Invitations

I can’t believe I almost forgot one of my favorite things about the party! The Cassette Tape & Walkman invitations I created! So long story short, them minute the theme was picked, I knew I wanted something 80’s in the invitation and finally decided on creating a cassette tape invite. It looked so lonly by itself so my cousin, Reema (the baker of the awesome Muppet Cake as seen on People.com) suggested a walkman. How did I not think of that?! Of course a walkman & headphones are the perfect little decor elements to go along with the cassette tape invite.

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After making 20 of these suckers, I sat and admired my work. My oldest son, Malik (who is 5) walked into my studio, perfect opportunity to show off my invites. The convo went a little something like this: Me: “Malik, check out the invites for Jaddy’s DJ Party”, Malik: “Cool, what is it”, Me (shocked): “A cassette tape”, Malik: Blank look on his face, Me: “It’s a thing that used to play music. When Mommy & Daddy were growing up we didn’t have an iPod or an iPad or even a CD (not that he knows what that is), we had these things”, Malik: “Oh okay mom, I’m going to go downstairs and play”…. Seriously, no joke. Don’t even get me started on how I explained what records were that I used as decorative elements. *sigh*

Deep thoughts by Dina

It was such a fun day! My boys really boogied their hearts out. The best was seeing DJ Jazzy Jad on the dance floor. Thank you to the amazing Lauren of Lauren Nicole Studio for capturing such beautiful moments that I will always cherish!

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Vendor Credits:
Event Planning, Styling, Paper design (invites / boom box bunting & backdrops) & Flowers: Deliciously Darling Events 
Printables & Graphic Design: Piggy Bank Parties
Fondant Cake & Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Mini Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery
Doughnut pops: Dough-a-deer
Gluten free cupcakes & gluten free whoopie pies: Gluten Free CutiePush up pops & cake pops: Deliciously Darling Events
Whoopie pie stand: Pastry Pedestal
Dessert cups & cupcake liners, treat bags, large icecream cups, straws, plastic drink bottles, mini chevron treat bags, blue & white cake stands: Shop Sweet Lulu’s
Gumball Pipettes & Fringe Garland: The Polka-dot Market
Glitter Banner & Mini Billboards & door sign: The Purple Pug
Custom Lollipops: Vintage Confections
Chevron Black & White Runner (on Candy Table): A to Zebra Celebrations
Printed wooden spoons: The Sucre Shop
Custom Wreath at Candy Station: The Knock Knock Factory
Wreath above food table: Deliciously Darling Events 
Custom Fresh Prince T-Shirt: Rainbow Alternative
“West Philadelphia Born & Raised” T-Shirts & Print: Two Paper Dolls
Mini records & boombox (on dessert table) and cassette tape neclace: Hey Yo Yo
Water Slide & SnoCone Machine: Astro Events

 

Muppet Show Birthday

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“Life’s a happy song when you are by my side to sing along”

My son, Malik, just loves the Muppets! He fell in love with them instantly. Just looking at him watch the original Muppets Movie (circa 1979) brought back lots of childhood memories. I remember watching the Muppet Show with my parents. So a Muppets themed birthday it was. The Muppet characters are so colorful & playful and I knew that I wanted to capture that in the design so I went with a rainbow pallet.

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Tables cape & Decorations

This party was a little challenging in the sense that I really wanted it to be “inspired” rather than character-image driven. That’s where the idea came of turning the characters into the letters of my kiddo’s name and having that be the “glue” that ties the party together. I came across a very talented artist, Mike Boon, who actually created a Muppet Letter Alphabet. He created Malik’s Muppety name logo that was used throughout the party  – from the straw flags to the cake toppers.

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The kids tables had wooden plates and buckets that contained beautiful stamped spoons and Izzie sparkling juice, a straw and a napkin. The kids loved the fact they had their very own bucket of “uten-sacles” as my son calls them {utensils + tentacles = uten-sacles}. I created simple but adorable centerpieces using fresh flowers from Trader Joes and a paper embellishment that I made. The white ceramic vases were decorated using washi tape.

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For the dessert table banners, I enlisted the help of the Glitter Whisperer herself, Kristy from The Purple Pug. She created the absolutely beautiful Happy Birthday Malik banner and the “mahna mahna” billboards. I feel so special that she created one of her new designs for Malik’s party! The Animal, Dr. Teeth & St. Pepper vintage posters were created by Nick from Retro Art Prints. The quality of these prints is incredible. I loved the pictures so much I have them hanging in my house. The confetti garland hanging above Dr. Teeth’s candy table was created by Peas and Thankyous. I just love how they look hanging above the candy table.

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Favors & Candy Station

Naturally our favor station had to be themed and my son helped pick the theme. We decided on a Fozzi Bear Joke Shop table filled with silly items that the kids {and} adults can enjoy. I tried to really go with what Fozzi uses in the movies, little rubber chickens, over-sized glasses, mustache & eye glasses and of course whoopee cushions. I think the parents may have enjoyed this item the most. The kids seem to have this befuddled look on their faces and one parent was like “no worries, I’ll show you as soon as we get home”.

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Dr Teeth’s Candy station was my favorite. The phenomenal artwork by Nick from Retro Art Print just “made” this table incredible. I knew the minute I saw this poster that I had to have a Dr. Teeth Candy station to display it on! The candy was beautiful and colorful. Vintage Confections’ created the most adorable filigree letters and numbers. I just love them. For the jar tags, I knew that I wanted to work in the “Life’s a Happy Song” Song. So I created these little tags that looked like old school movie boards and wrote out the lyrics to the song. What’s my favorite tag? Why, “Life’s a fillet of fish” of course!

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Kids Activities

The children enjoyed sitting down at Kermit’s Build-a-Banjo station and creating their very own paper banjo. I prepped the banjos ahead of time to save little fingers the trouble of putting it all together. Assembly is so easy and inexpensive. I used the following tutorial: . Thank you to the Home Depot for giving me a TON of these paint stirrers! It was so cute watching the kids create and play their own little banjos. The girls enjoyed decorating head bands at Miss Piggy’s headband decorating table. The kids also enjoyed watching their very own Puppet show with Kermit and Animal stopping by to say hi. The kids also really enjoyed the bouncy house and “Gozno the Great’s” obstacle course.

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Sweets Table

I have a little bit of a sweet tooth, okay it is a huge sweet tooth. I love all things sweet so when I was sketching out the desserts table I knew I needed a really cool backdrop and a really awesome cake! For the backdrop, I used beautiful fringed garlands from The Polkadot Market and a little Gonzo being carried away by a bunch of balloons. Gonzo and the balloons was a reference to the very first Muppet movie and my son’s favorite part of that movie. The ruffled rainbow cake was made by my sweet cousin Reema Hafez. She and her girls flew down to attend Malik’s party. Reema is an incredible baker. She whipped up the animal cookies and the French Macarons as well. The incredible fondant work was by Brittany of Edible Details. I just have to say she is a total joy to work with and so very sweet! She created the Muppet letter toppers on the cake that left everyone speechless when the cake was brought out. I love all of her other creations for this party especially the clock for the “Time to Meet the Muppets” push up pops.

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The Marshmallow Studio created adorable Animal Marshmallow pops. Malik couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw it. They were not only super cute but delicious as well. Other yummy items on the dessert table included: rainbow jello {made by cousin Amy}, popcorn, red velvet and confetti cupcakes, brownie push-up pops, sugar cookies, muppet cake pops and French macarons. All the cake plates & acrylic stands, paper favor bags and straws came from Shop Sweet Lulus.

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This party was so wonderful and a memory I will always cherish. It was so nice to have family down to celebrate with Malik. He ran up to me and told me that it was the best day ever and thanked me for planning his party. It was the sweetest moment of the whole day. Of course his face was covered in face paint, smudged cotton candy and chocolate but it was still the sweetest moment.  Thank you to the wonderful Lauren from Lauren Nicole Studios for capturing all of these moments!

 

**As seen on People.com: “13 Coolest Cakes that will make  kids squeal”   

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Vendor Credits

Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios
Event Planning, Flowers, Paper Design & Styling: Deliciously Darling Events
“Malik” Muppet Letter design created by Mike Boon
Fondant Cake toppers, Push-up pop toppers, Cupcake toppers: Edible Details
Marshmallow Pops: The Marshmallow Studio

Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery

Vintage Lollipops: Vintage Confections

Stamped Happy Birthday Wooden Spoons: Sucre Shop

Cake Pops: Candy Cake Company

Cake, Animal Sugar Cookies & French Rainbow Macarons: Reema Hafez (my super sweet cousin)

Animal & Dr. Teeth & St Pepper vintage posters: Retro Art Prints 

Happy Birthday Banner & Mahna Mahna signs: The Purple Pug

Confetti bunting hanging over candy table: Peas and Thank yous

Fringe Streamers: The Polka dot Market

Cake plates, acrylic popcorn stand, bags, popcorn bags, chevron wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu

Bouncy Houses: Astro Events

Puppet Show Performers: Funorama Parties