A Prepster’s Christening |Candy Table|

CW distinctive DESIGNS specializes in dessert tables and candy buffets, but it is a great pleasure when we get to cross over to overall event designer.  I marvel over some details that  event planners/designers pull off, and definitely have an overwhelming appreciation for every detail that they think of and carry through on.  I realize some people won’t ever notice the coordinating patterns on the paper items, or the placement of the favor box, or even the complimentary fabric used throughout a venue, but I do…AND I LOVE it!!

Photo Credit: (top left) KasalNY.com, (top right) Nuts.com, (bottom right) HWTM.com

I always create an inspiration board for my events for various reasons.  1. It helps the client to step into my mind and understand my vision.  2. It helps to keep all vendors that I use or bring in to be on the same page.  3.  (Most importantly) It helps me coordinate all of the fabric, ribbons, embellishments, treats, paper, etc that I am using.

My vision for this Christening was classy country club, so it was perfect that we were set up in the sunroom of the venue.  The whites were crisper and the colors were more vibrant.  I love patterns; for that reason, I used polka dots because it was a baby event, the chevron because it shouts, “Modern!” and focused on argyle to highlight my “prepster” vision.

Visit our facebook page for even more photos from this event!  Party Printables will be available soon in our ETSY shop.

Candy + Sweet Treat Dessert Table {Mitzvah Madness}

I love what I do, and do what I love and this was one event that encompassed it all!  This Candyland Bat Mitzvah pulled out ALL the bells and whistles; I was honored to be part of it.  This is what over 20 feet of candy + desserts look like…

Photos by Danny Weiss Photo

Birthday Candy and Dessert Buffet Table

Candyland Birthday Pink Candy Buffet Station The eye CANDY of the evening came as the guests exited the nightclub and entered the bar that was closed down and solely devoted to the table of goodies.  They were greeted by a heavenly table of sweets, designed and executed by CW distinctive DESIGNS.  The Candy and Sweet Treat Dessert Table, logo, and displayed artwork coordinated together.

I was so honored to be able to design the labels and graphics for the table myself, as well as provide the ideas for the artwork pieces that were showcased, featuring the guest-of honor.

Every single element of the table was precisely thought through, coordinating with the theme and cohesively bringing the event together.

Candyland themed Cnady and Dessert table Station

Katy Perry Candyland Dessert Buffet table

Some candy included: colorful Skittles, Sour Patch favorites, Pink M&Ms, assorted Whirly Pops, various gummy choices, Red Hots, jelly beans, multi-colored Twizzlers, candy necklaces & buttons, giant gummy bears on sticks, and marshmallow ice cream cones.

Chocolate treats incuded: custom-made molded chocolates with the guest-of-honor’s logo, chocolate covered pretzels, Rice Krispie treats, and Oreos.

Some EXTRA fun features included: pink popcorn, an enormous five-tiered display of pastel-colored cupcakes, cotton candy, a tabletop gumball machine, uniquely-designed sugar cookies, and delectable pastries.

I love that everything was captured in photo by Danny Weiss.  (Psssst….check out his wedding and kid photography…UnReAL!!)

This is the inspiration board that I made to help design the table…

 Let CW distinctive DESIGNS  create the Candyland table of your dreams!

Vendor Credits:

Candy + Dessert Table Design by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Photography by Danny Weiss Photography

Chocolate covered Oreos by Sweeties by Kim

Pastries, Ice Cream Cone/Candy Sugar Cookies, & Cupcakes by Elisa’s Bakery

Colored Glazed Popcorn and Cotton Candy by Sakida

{Jungle Theme Inspiration} Baby Shower

With  jungle-themed bedding, plush monkeys, safari blankets, and baby elephants filling the aisles of Babies-R-Us, it was inevitable that there would be a huge request for  animal-decorated baby showers.  In one month, I designed safari-themed candy buffets and sweet treat dessert tables for THREE baby showers.  Here is a little inspiration for the next baby shower you have to plan:)

Animal prints are a must-have!  They add some spunk and, contrary to some belief, are not confining.  Blending animal prints is great and coordinates well with so many color schemes.  Whether it is for a baby boy, highlighted with blue hues,…

for a baby girl, featuring varied pink hues…

or, perhaps, it is a SURPRISE baby, showcasing neutral colors.

You can never go wrong with themed embellishments, such as customized water bottle labels, favor stickers, and table signs.

Contact CW distinctive DESIGNS to create your jungle or safari themed baby shower.

Vendor Credit

Labels, Stickers, Candy and Dessert Table by CW distinctive DESIGNS
Customized Fondant Cake by Cakes by Kate

{Carnival-Style} Candy Buffets

Recently CW distinctive DESIGNS was asked to create a carnival-themed candy buffet for a beautiful little girl’s Communion.   

Although the party’s colors included purples, pinks, and greens, the mother had an excellent idea to go in a different direction for the boldly-colored candy buffet table.  For a person who loves to coordinate everything, I had some reservations; but, it worked perfectly!  It brought some flair to an elegant event.  I felt this table was “blog-worthy” because of the fun factor, and wished to share some party ideas for others.  What a unique theme for an outdoor party,  rustic location or, even, a simple backyard barbecue?

Some simple carnival elements were used in “distinctive” ways.  What is a carnival without cotton candy and popcorn?  Freshly-spun cotton candy was served in a package adorned with a personalized label.  Brightly-colored red popcorn was served in large carnival-styled bins that featured the carnival stripes that were used to tie everything together.

Candy Kabobs made with gummy sour belts topped with marshmallow hot dogs intrigued many people.  Peanuts were used in displaying the flowers.

Gianna’s sign highlighted the striped awning to mimic a “Big Top” tent.  

Additional embellishments included raffle tickets, candy button sticks, whirly and unicorn pops, a gumball machine, and LEDs that highlighted the table as the venue’s lights were dimmed.

Need a carnival-themed candy buffet at your next function?  Or, perhaps, this inspired another theme that you need help with.  Contact CW distinctive DESIGNS for your Candy Buffet or Sweet Treat Dessert Table.
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{Trains, Planes, and Automobiles} Birthday Party

 

 I am very excited to share my son’s first birthday party with you today!  The most difficult task was wrapping my head around the idea that it was for my son who was turning ONE already…where does the time go???  We decided to go with the transportation theme of “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.”  The colors featured were bright and bold (royal blue, red, yellow, aqua, green, and yellow). 

 It all started with the invitation, a little DIY project that I promise to share when the next few crazy months calm down!  They were plane tickets that featured each young guest’s name.  

DÉCOR:
I had several embellishments that coordinated with the theme.

Location 1 Featured the gablebox “goodie bags” for the kids and a huge tabletop gumball machine.  Each goodie bag was customized for the kids’ ages, including items such as car-themed bubbles, railroad-crossing bubblegum tape, books, rubber ducks atop trains, planes, and autos, and car stickers.

Location 2 It included “Baby Bites” that were served in themed cardstock in a cone display.  Treats for the babies included yogurt bites, organic fruit purees, cheerios, and peanut, butter, and jelly. 

Location 3 Sweet Treat Dessert Table. Featuring themed desserts and some other goodies, such as strawberry mascarpone shortcake, Oreo cheesecake cupcakes, traffic light brownies, and much more.  Candies included: color-coordinating jelly beans, gummies, and race car candy kabobs.

 

MORE DETAILS:
– Water bottle wrappers coordinating with the theme and colors

– Small train, plane, and automobile toys placed on tables as accents

– Balloon bouquets with the dessert, food, and favor table

– A mini blow-up swimming pool filled with play balls (turned out to be the hit of the day with the little ones)