{Nautical + Navy} Whale Baby Shower Dessert Table


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{Alstede Farms} Cowboy/ Rodeo Sweet Treat Candy Table

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The 2013 P&G Brandsaver’s featured Special Olympic NJ Young Athlete, Dylan, lit up when he saw his cowboy themed candy table. Goodies, such as rodeo rope, popcorn, cow themed Oreos, gummy worms and wild berries, and cow tales, lined the table. Guests filled their own mason jar up and enjoyed their treats as a take-home favor.

Burlap Cowboy Dessert Table

Rodeo Candy Dessert Table Signage

Rodeo Cowboy Candy Buffet

Cowboy Barnyard Oreos

Rodeo Dessert Table

Rodeo Dessert Table

Cowboy Rodeo Toppers

Mason Jar Favors

Cowboy Candy Table

 Yee – Haw!

{Dessert Table} Lavendar and White Bridal Shower

Wedding Cookies

Morango Brigadeiros

Purple Dessert Table

Elegant Shower Sweet Dessert Candy Table

Dessert Truffles

Bridal Shower Dessert Cupcakes

Bridal Shower Cake Pops

White and Purple Wedding Candy Table

Vendor Credits:

Dessert Table Planning and Styling by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Love Cookies by Flourish Sweet Shop

Gourmet Cupcakes by Little Sweet Cakes

{Great Gatsby} Wedding Dessert Table

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Hope you feel inspired by this stunning Great Gatsby themed dessert table we designed and executed here at CW distinctive DESIGNS :) Thank you to Joyese Photography for capturing these images, Kasal NY for your beautifully-designed event and our fabulous wedding couple!

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Vendor Credits:

Dessert Table Styling by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Photography by Joyeuse Photography

Event Planning by Kasal NY

Flower Centerpiece by Ivie Joy Flowers

Gatsby Themed Printables by The Paper Paramour

Gourment Cupcakes by Little Sweet Cakes

Macarons & Cake by DCC Cakes, Cupcakes, and More


{COCKTAILS & CUPCAKES} “It was all Yellow” Bridal Shower

Cocktails & Cupcakes Bridal Shower
I have the honor to be part of a close friend’s wedding this fall, one who has been right with me supporting, enjoying, and witnessing every milestone in my own life. Now it is my turn to be her loyal supporter as she embarks on a lifetime of happiness with the man of her dreams.

Inevitably, planning a unique and unforgettable bridal shower was the intentions of all those involved (close friends and bridesmaids). It made it very simple when you have a handful of crafty people, organizers, a dessert table business owner, a bartender, and a graphic designer. We wanted to incorporate all of our talents; thus, we brainstormed the Cocktails & Cupcakes Bridal Shower, with the color palette of yellow. How can you look at yellow and not smile? Because the future groom sings and plays guitar in a band, we loved the idea of tying in lyrics from Coldplay’s “Yellow” to really celebrate the love that the future bride and groom have for one another. Multiple yellow patterns and fabrics were used for dimension and a few hues of blue were added to complement the bright yellows.

bridal shower candy table

Coldplay Themed Shower

Cake Pops for Bridal Shower

Yellow Bridal Shower Desserts

Yellow Candy Buffets

Yellow Ballon Backdrop for Dessert Table

Dessert Table for Bridal Shower

Cocktails & Cupcakes Dessert Tables

Yellow Desserts

Peach Bellini Cocktail Cupcakes

Sunflower Themed Shower

Fifty guests were greeted with a wall-to-wall layout of cocktails, cupcakes, desserts, and food. Drinks, such as the signature cocktail “Yellow Bird,” red/white sangria, and wine were served in mason jars with straws and wine glasses. Guests were able to label their drink with yellow washi tape and chevron stock labels.

Cheap Centerpiece Ideas

The desserts and favor table were setup by CW distinctive DESIGNS, which included strawberry mascarpone shortcake, mousse shooters, cannoli dip, and gourmet stuffed cupcakes made by Little Sweet Cakes. The favor table included treats, such as gummy candy, gumballs, individually boxed cake pops, and brigadeiros all in yellow hues.

Bridal Shower Centerpieces

Cocktails and Cupcakes Shower Theme

Decorations were coordinated and executed by the entire bridal party, including the balloon backdrop and gift wrap backdrop with tissue pom-poms. OOOH, thank heavens for good friends! They executed the tedious job of placing one balloon down at a time.

NYC Candy Tables

The white linen tables were adorned with yellow-patterned table mats, and wine and beer bottles spray painted yellow used for vases, along with light blue mason jars, filled with lemons.

{Chevron Pattern} Glitter, Wings, and Fairy Things

Fairy Dessert Table

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” ~ Peter Pan

Happy birthday to my beautiful niece and goddaughter!

Birthday Girl


Glitter Butterfly Favor Treats

Flower Oreo Pops

Fairy and Butterfly Cookies

Pink Chevron Candy Table

Fairy Birthday Party Invitation

Pink Fairy Dessert Table

Glitter Birthday Party

Fairy Brigadeiros

Garden Fairy Birthday Ideas

Little Sweet Cakes

Butterfly Cake Pops


Dessert Table, Invitation, Labels, and Styling by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Fairy and Butterfly Cookies by The Cookie Jar

Gourmet Stuffed Cupcakes with Mini Fondant Toppers by Little Sweet Cakes

{Greek Key Feature} Rainbow Art Themed Birthday

Rainbow Dessert Table

Planning my kids’ parties and significant events are always the highlights of my year.  Yet, seeing time fly by is so bittersweet:)  I was so happy to be able to capture some of the best parts of this fabulous, sunny day celebrating the birthdays of my two boys (ages 1 and 3 but ONLY a day apart…people can’t even plan that if they tried).  They are blessed with so many friends/family memebers and I wanted to be sure that we accomodated all the different ages of the guests.  Something for everyone!  Hope you enjoy viewing some of the details of this special day…


Art-themed cake with elaborate details

Greek key cookies showcased on mini art easels

Personalized smock t-shirts

Body/Tattoo Art

Themed Quotes/Signage

Art Themed Birthday Cake

Art Birthday Party

We designed and created the invitation, posters, banners, and coordinating labels and favor stickers.  The rainbow tissue garland, mini balloon backdrop, and personalized t-shirts were new do-it-yourself projects, as well.

Art Birthday Dessert Table

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Rainbow Brigadeiros

Art Party Cake and Cupcakes

I made sure to order six different flavors of delectable cupcakes from Little Sweet Cakes.  Shown above are caramel french toast.  They should not be allowed to bake and sell something so delicious!  Did I mention that Little Sweet Cakes is our cupcake baker??!!  You might just have to be sure to order cupcakes for the next dessert table we design for you!

Rainbow Art Dessert Table

Rainbow Art Birthday

Greek Key Rianbow Birthday

Creativity Rainbow Party

Rainbow Art Party

Art Party ideas

Each child received a personalized t-shirt smock and a blank white canvas to finger paint with.

Art Themed Birthday Party

Art Party

Rainbow Finger Painting Party

One of the birthday boys is VERY particuliar about his style of painting and paid close attention to the detail of his artwork.  Tongue out and all…

Face Painting Party

Snazzy Jazzy Faces did a remarkable job of customizing body art/tattoos and face paintings according to each child’s wish.  We had sports logos, Disney characters, and pretty glitter images.

Art party Ideas

This artwork  is a keeper;)

Art Party Face Painting

(Above and Below) These are the two boys that have my head spinning day-to-day, my home full of happy mayhem, and my heart filled with joy!  LOVE them too much for words!

Art Party

Vendor Credits:

Event design/planning, dessert table styling, party printables by CW distinctive DESIGNS
Gourmet Cupcakes by Little Sweet Cakes
Art Themed Cake and Fondant toppers by Cristin’s Custom Cakes
Greek Key Cookies by The Cookie Jar
Face Painting/ Body Tattoos/ Glitter Art by Snazzy Jazzy Faces

Rustic Chic Winter Wedding Dessert Table {Scrabble Feature}

White Candy Tables NJ

Lace White Wedding

Wedding Cookie Table

Burlap and White Wedding

White Candy Buffets NJ

White Wedding Candy Table

White Dessert Cake Pop

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White and Tan Dessert Table

Scrabble Dessert Table

AND this shot is a must see by John Fiora Photography of the beautiful couple!

Wedded Couple

Vendor Credits:

Dessert/Candy Table Printables & Design Styling by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Photography by John Defiora Photography

Ruffled Tablecloth by Paula and Erika

Cupcakes by Little Sweet Cakes

Scrabble Letter Cookies by The Cookie Jar

Paper Kraft Ribbon by Owl and Thistle

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{Vintage Parisian} Dessert Table Bridal Shower

After creating a dessert table for her youngest daughter’s college graduation, I was thrilled to work with my client again to celebrate her oldest daughter’s bridal shower.  Here is our Vintage Parisian Sweet Treat Dessert Table…

Pale Pink Bridal Shower Dessert Tables

Vintage Parisian Dessert

Champagne Cupcake Desserts

Paris Themed Dessert Menu

Vintage French Macarons Bridal Shower

French Petite Cakes

Paris Dessert Buffet Table

Eiffel Tower Parisian Cookies

Vendor Credits:

Dessert Table Planning & Styling by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Champagne Cupcakes by Little Sweet Cakes

Eiffel Tower Cookies by The Cookie Jar

Best of 2012 {Candy and Dessert Tables}

Candy Buffets

This past year we have so much to be thankful for:)  The business flourished, we gained many new friends, worked with some fabulous people in the field, and welcomed Baby Gavin into the world!  Looking back through some photos of our displays it was difficult to choose a Top Ten.  Some of our favorite displays didn’t even make the list, but sometimes it is more about the entire experience.  Perhaps it was the appreciative client that desperately needed our help, the creative theme of the event, the team of collaborators that were involved, the first time we introduced a new dessert, or even for the actual guest-of-honor or charity that we were celebrating!  Whatever reason it may be, these were the top ten displays that we created this year:

10.  Rustic Wine Themed meets Intimate Wedding Elegance

Wine Themed Wedding Candy Buffet Favor Table

9.  European-Inspired Dessert Table

Christening Candy and Dessert Buffet Station

8.  Annie Taintor Themed Bridal Shower Candy Table

Red & Aqua Candy Table Station

7.  Little Bird Baby Shower Sweet Treat Dessert Table

Pink Vintage Candy and Dessert Buffet Table

6.  Purple Candyland First Birthday Sweets

Purple Candyland First Birthday candy Table

5.  Mr. Prepster’s Christening Candy Buffet

4.  C+P Explosive Wedding Candy Table

3.  Peacock Inspired Sweet 16 Candy Station

2.  Dining Out New Jersey Toys for Tots Charity Event

1.  “Miss Alana’s” Sugar and Spice Baby Shower Candy Table

Thank you to all of our past and future clients!  You make this ALL WORTH IT!  Looking forward to the Year 2013…


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