|Great Gatsby| Vintage Elegance Wedding Dessert Table

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

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Vintage Great Gatsby Wedding Dessert Table | #cupcakes #cakepops cake feathers black gold red | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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

 

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|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.

|Greek Key Feature| Rainbow Art Themed Birthday

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #cookies #cake #backdrop | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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…

SOME UNIQUE DETAILS:    

Art-themed cake with elaborate details

Greek key cookies showcased on mini art easels

Personalized smock t-shirts

Body/Tattoo Art

Themed Quotes/Signage

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #cookies #cake #dessert | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #invitation #tissuepaper #backdrop | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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.

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #ruffledtablecloth #cake #backdrop | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #cookies #cake #backdrop | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #ruffledtablecloth #cake #cupcakes | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #cookies #cake #desserttable | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #ruffledtablecloth #cake #cupcakes | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Greek Key Rianbow Birthday

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #cookies #cake #backdrop | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #balloonbackdrop #cake #cupcakes | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #smocks #favors #ideas | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Painting Party | #party #games #ideas| www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Painting Party | #party #games #ideas| www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Party Dessert Table | #cookies #cake #backdrop | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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…

Rainbow Art  Greek Key Meandros Birthday Painting Party | #party #games #ideas| www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com | www.candybuffetsnj.com

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

Venue Spring Lake Golf Club

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…

What a “Tweet” Dessert Table!

An elegant dessert table inspired by a “baby birdie” theme…

A chic venue with lounge furniture…

An expecting mother with the cutest little baby bump…

Vendor Credits:

Dessert Table Styling and Party Printables: CW distinctive DESIGNS

Cake and cupcakes: Cakes-By-Me

Cannolis and Cream Puffs: Elisa’s Pastry Shop

“All You Need is Love”…and a little bit of CANDY!

Fall-themed weddings include warm tones, gold embellishments, autumn leaves, and chocolate.¬† Throw in “The Beatles” and you have¬†just described a¬†recent wedding candy table that we created.

With so many themed elements to include, we made sure all “Beatles” details were subtle.

The S’More pops were a must for this fall wedding, so we added tiny¬† tags.

Visit our facebook page for even more details from this candy favor table.

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, ‚ÄúModern!‚ÄĚ 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.

|Bridal Shower| Heavenly Dessert Table

When Lindsay, from Cakes-By-Me, contacted me to setup a candy table for her dear friend’s bridal shower, I knew it was going to be alongside her delectable dessert spread.  Yet, I never knew this event would turn into a sweet treat haven. Another fun sweet treat dessert table collaboration between CW distinctive DESIGNS and Cakes-By-Me.

I quickly got started on the paper goods (labels, menus, cupcake toppers, signs, etc) because it needed to be cohesive and capture the  shimmery, clean essence she envisioned with white, silver and muted pink.  Check back in on our ETSY SHOP for these party printables; they should be ready for purchase soon. Quatrefoil is everywhere on the wedding scene, and I am obsessed!  Inevitably, this was going to be the basis to all of my printables created.

White Chinese take-out containers were used to store all of the guests‚Äô goodies, and additional bags were readily available for the ‚Äúoverflow‚ÄĚ of edible treats.

Desserts included mik shake shooters, cupcakes, chocolate dipped Rice Krispie Treats, ombre cakes, banana split bites,¬† cake pops, champagne popsicles, chocolate covered Oreos, a wide variety of candy favorites, and even more…¬† Check out our facebook page for even more highlights from the candy table that day.

Although the desserts caught much of the crowds’ attention, the home-cooked food did not go unnoticed.  The guests had a large array of dip options to choose from, sweet and sour kielbasa (close to this Polish girl’s heart), pulled pork sliders,  cheese and antipasto kabobs, etc.

Lindsay and her friends created place settings with silver chargers, and wine glasses in order to create some elegance.  Moreover, beautiful greenery and large flower pots were brought in to encircle the tented area.

|European-Inspired| Sweet Treat Dessert Table

Last year, my family vacationed in Portugal and Spain to visit extended family and take pleasure in the culture.¬† Thus this European-Inspired¬†Sweet Treat¬†Dessert Table¬†was motivated by our enjoyment of the delectable desserts we savored and the simple, yet stylish atmosphere we experienced.¬†¬†The¬†special event¬†was a dual baptism for my son and neice, for whom I am honored to be a Godmother for.¬† The neutral color scheme consisted of gold, champagne and white hues; it coordinated well with the venue‚Äôs warm yellow tones. And we love the venue: La Fontana’s Restaurantūüôā

I come from a family of ‚Äúfoodies,‚ÄĚ thus the focal point of the room became the dessert table. Some European-inspired desserts included¬†our family’s favorites:¬†Pasteis de Nata, a Portuguese cr√®me pastry that melts in your mouth, and Mille Figlio, what the Americans know as ‚ÄúThe Italian Napoleon.‚Ä̬† ¬†¬†Also included were French Macarons, Meringue cookies, and Ferrero Roche chocolates.¬† Kid and adult favorites, such as Snickers, chocolate covered Oreos, grapefruit/pineapple gummies, chocolate caramel and pretzels rounded out the display.

Each guest was given a gold tote to take some home as an additional favor.

The beverage table included Grandma’s homemade Sangria, which always proves to be a success, as well as red and white wines imported from France.  We love Hand Picked Selections, Inc!

A scroll pattern and a chic cursive font were used for the labels.  The flower centerpiece stayed true to the European tablescape simplicity, as they were Pellegrino and wine bottles spray painted gold and champagne showcasing white hydrangeas with baby’s breath.  Champagne pintuck runners were used atop the tables.

Check out our facebook page for more detailed photos of this dessert table, as well as our extensive portfolio:)

VENDOR CREDITS:

-Event Design/Dessert Table Styling: CW distinctive DESIGNS

-Photography: Adam Lindstrom Photography

-Cake: Cakes-By-Me

-French Macarons: Sweet Sarah Artisan Confections

-Pasteis de Nata: Tiexeira’s, Newark, NJ

-Venue: La Fontana’s Restaurant