Monday, January 24, 2011

{Real Parties} Monkey Love, Part I: The Dessert Table

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The Monkey Love party I styled for my client and friend, Shannon, and the collaboration with Kelly from The Party Dress and WH Hostess was one of my most favorite party experiences yet to date! I have so many fabulous pictures to share with you which I am going to split up between several posts so I don't overwhelm you with pictures and details.

Here are the details on the dessert table!

** Ellen Johnson of Ellen Zilla Photography did a phenomenal job capturing every detail! **

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When I first met with Shannon for a walk through of the party space, we needed to determine the best spot for the dessert table. We found the perfect area with a large blank wall that just so happened to fit a 6 ft. table exactly. Initially, we were going to create a fabric backdrop, but instead, I thought it would be fun and different to anchor the space with a bright pink monogram decal in the birthday girl's initials! Shannon wanted to use poms from the beginning, so we hung three on each side of the monogram.

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The table was full of scrumptious sweets! The guests were able to choose from macarons in the party colors, cupcakes, white chocolate covered Oreos, rock candy, yellow and pink salt water taffy and gumballs.

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The Oreos were precious! We placed the Oreos in mini tulip cups and topped each one with a small fondant banana.

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To make the banana stick, a little icing was dabbed on the fondant piece.

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Kelly designed so many cute paper goods for this party! On the dessert table, her candy jar tags, cupcake toppers and tent cards were found by each selection along with an adorable flower sticker that adorned the take-home white gable boxes.

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To give the table an additional pop of yellow, we filled the rock candy jars with lemon drops first which also served as a candy anchor.

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Shannon bought several apothecary jars from Pottery Barn which she can reuse at home and at future parties!

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She also fell in love with the pedestals by Rosanna, Inc. and purchased two to be used as cupcake stands. They were gorgeous!

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Guests were given white gable boxes, adorned with a sticker by WH Hostess, to fill up with as many treats as they wanted to indulge in!

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The next picture makes me laugh! It's always so funny to see the parent's gasp when their child is the first to run up to a dessert table and attempt to start grazing! I was there to let this cute little boy know he could go ahead and dig in. The look on his face is priceless!

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Please stay tuned for Part II of the Monkey Love party which will showcase many gorgeous pictures of the party decor! In the meantime, you can visit the party post on Hostess with the Mostess!

Dessert Table Sources:
Monogram Decal - Open Heart Creations
Poms - Party Poms

Mini tulip cups - Hey Yo Yo
White chocolate covered Oreos - The Chocolate Bar
Macarons - Maison Burdisso
Cupcakes - Central Market
Rock Candy - Oh Nuts
Taffy and Gumballs - Bulk Foods

Ribbon - Michael's
Apothecary jars - Pottery Barn
Sqaure cake stands - Rosanna, Inc.
Circle cake stands - Sur la Table
Gable boxes - Palmer Packaging



12 comments:

HiLLjO said...

LoL, Christi! You featured your own party after we all are loving it from being so lovingly shared on the interwebs! Great job to all of you, it's really adorable.

Lili said...

i love the monogram decal and the banana fondant detail :))

Sandi said...

amazing!! Its fun to see you do a girly party!
I love Rosanna's stuff.

Susan said...

Love your blog Christi and so glad Lili from swanky-chic-fete referred me to your site.Your detail and color palette is really soft and pretty

Linda~Blu Embellish said...

Love the theme ! Great Job !

Kelly Lyden said...

Yum....I've looked at these pictures a million times now, and the dessert table just gets yummier and yummier looking!

Party Box Design said...

super cute! love it all!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

The dessert table is alwaysss my favorite part;) Oh~ so cute too!

jackie fo said...

Beautiful photos, and love the pom/monogram decal backdrop. Very creative!!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

And to think this is only the sweets table segment of your post-series on this fabulous party! Wonderful details and execution as always. Can't wait to see the other segments!

Sandra Downie said...

Christ, this is an absolutely perfectly coordinated party! Just beautiful!

Sisterly Love Bake Shop said...

Hi! I love love love this party!! Where can I find the monkey stuffed animals?

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