I have been waiting a long time to finally create a Barbie birthday party theme for my daughter. My inspiration was the Barbie silhouette logo and the colors were pink and black. Here are some pictures of the party below.
The main colors were pink and black. I came up with the idea to design a feature wall with fashion images of Barbie.
The table was designed with sweets and fashionable girly elements like makeup bags, compacts and lipstick pens.
The sweets included cupcakes, Oreos and a birthday cake made by my big sis.
Here is the birthday girl enjoying her table.
We also had a fashion show which was our version of project runway. Each guest sketched a design and showed it off on the runway.
I created two types of gift bags, one for sweets and
one for the framed fashion sketch they created from the fashion show.
Here is the birthday girl about to blow out her candles and enjoy her yummy cake.
Time to pose for a picture with her guests. Everyone had a blast and it made me smile to hear her say, "Mommy this was the best party EVER!!!!"
Hope you guys enjoyed my pics of this event. Until next post.
Baby Showers are so much fun! I love creating custom themes to celebrate such a special occasion. This month I was asked to design a diaper cake for a twin baby shower. First stop Hobby Lobby to get get some inspiration.
The ribbon section had so much inspiration I finally decided on this combination. I then searched for embellishments and came up with a bird theme.
Here is the before assembly of the diapers....the boring part.
Once the diapers were assembled, the fun began.... it was decorating time!
I decided to have 3 birds with mama bird on top and her babies by her side. The embellishments included feathers,ribbon, flowers and colored paper to resemble a nest.
With Christmas right around the corner if you are hosting a christmas dinner it could seem quite overwhelming. It can be, but if you stick to a plan and stay organized it can be done. The first thing you need to consider is your guest count. Are you considering a semi formal dinner for adults only
or a buffett for a big crowd? Will there be kids ?
For decor consider this basic formula that is a no fail for any dinner occasion.
1. A set of basic white dinner plates (these can be used for any style dinner party). They can be purchased from a big box store like Target,Walmart or Cost Plus World Market. The ones below are from pottery barn.
2. A set of basic white or decorative smaller salad plates. This is a way to inject the personality and theme of the dinner. You can choose a coordinating solid color or a fun print.This particular one is from Crate and Barrel.
3. Dinner napkins. These can also be a solid coordinated color or a fun print. The ones below are also from pottery barn but you can also get some beautiful styles if you are on a budget from TJMAXX or Marshalls.
4. Chargers to dress up your plate.
5. A table runner
6. Centerpiece elements. You can use different heights of candles, floral arrangements. ornaments. You are only limited by your imagination. Below is one example of how using these basic elements can dress up a table.
Once you've decided on those basics its time to figure out the menu. You can create a menu for each place setting to really dress it up using cardstock coordinated to your color scheme and ribbon. You can create and format a menu on microsoft word.
Try to stick to the formula of two or three meats for variety. An example could be chicken, pork, red meat with sides to compliment each meat and make sure to include your vegetables. One example of a red meat I have had recently that is delicious I actually discovered at Publix. It is part of their aprons simple meals. Its a rib roast with a chitpotle bleu cheese sauce and mushroom brie cups.
Here's the recipe....
8 celery ribs
1 standing rib roast (4–5 lb)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
5 oz Deli soft-ripened blue cheese, cubed
3 1/2 tablespoons herb garlic butter (1/2 stick), cubed
1 cup yogurt blue cheese dressing
2 teaspoons chipotle pepper sauce
Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat medium-size roasting pan
with spray. Cut celery into 7-inch ribs; lay across center of pan. Place
roast on top of celery (wash hands); sprinkle salt and pepper over roast.
Bake 20 minutes or until roast has browned.
Reduce oven to 350°F; cook 2 more hours or until roast
is 145°F (medium-rare) up to 170°F (well-done). Use a meat thermometer to
accurately ensure doneness. Transfer roast to cutting board; let stand
10–15 minutes before slicing.
Cut cheese and butter into small cubes. Place both in
medium saucepan on medium heat; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until melted.
Stir in dressing and pepper sauce; remove from heat when sauce is bubbly.
Serve roast with sauce. (Makes 8 servings.)
Mushroom Brie Cups
6 frozen puff pastry cups
6 oz fresh whole portabellas, coarsely chopped
8 oz fresh whole white mushrooms, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
8 oz Deli brie cheese, divided, cubed
3 1/2 tablespoons herb garlic butter (1/2 stick), cubed
3/4 cup beefy mushroom condensed soup
1 teaspoon garlic powder with parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake puff pastry cups following
Chop mushrooms, shallots, and chives; cut brie and
butter. Combine all remaining ingredients (except pastry and one-half of
the brie); transfer to 2-qt baking dish.
Bake 15–20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Use fork to
remove "top" of shells and soft pastry underneath. Place
remaining half of brie in center of cups; add mushroom mixture over brie.
I hope that this posts help eases some of the stress if you are hosting for the holidays.
Welcome to my blog! My name is Patricia Foster. I am a stylista and budding mompreneur balancing juggling two toddlers while still trying to stay fabulous. Join me as I try to grow my company Belle Creations LLC. My love is creating beautiful rooms and designing beautiful parties for kids and adults. I believe everyone deserves to live and celebrate in a sophisticated, creative and unique space.I created this blog to share my creativity through my inspiration boards and inspire others with easy and fun ways to incorporate beauty into their lives.Get inspired with my look of the day,event of the day or room of the day. If you like what you see I offer my design services locally in the Charlotte area and regionally through E-decorating.If you would like to learn more about my services visit me at bellecreationsllc.com.