|Peter Rabbit| Baby Shower Dessert Table

We had a blast recreating Peter Rabbit’s garden for a baby shower celebration.  Using Beatrix Potter’s books for inspiration, we provided the guests with a varied selection of  rabbit themed desserts and candy assortments. Have fun perusing!

SOME UNIQUE DETAILS created by CW distinctive DESIGNS:

Peter Rabbit 3-tier cake with elaborate details

Rabbit Cake Pops

Faux Greenery and Burlap Embellishments

Peter Rabbit Backdrop

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Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Dessert Table with themed sweets | #desserttables #backdrop #cakepops | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Dessert Table with themed sweets | #desserttables #backdrop #cakepops | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com

peter rabbit candy table

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garden baby shower desserts

 

Vendor Credits:

Dessert Table Styling : CW distinctive DESIGNS

Photography: Sara Waterman Photography

Peter Rabbit Cake: Cupcakes by Jenn

Edible Image Cookies: Pick-a-Cookie

Gourmet Lemon Cupcakes: One Girl Swirl Cupcakery

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| Disney Princess | Happily Ever After – Bridal Shower Dessert Table

Enjoy looking through this fairy tale dessert and candy table (inspired by Disney’s Princesses) that any girl would feel magical standing next to created by CW distinctive DESIGNS. I am sure it was pretty tasty. too!

PRETTY PRINCESS DETAILS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

Princess Tulle Cupcake Display

Disney Princess Themed Desserts

Royal Banner

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Princess Birthday Party

Pink Tulle Bridal Shower Cupcakes

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Happily Every After Bridal Shower

Happily Ever After princess Candy and Dessert Table| #disney #cinderella #desserttables wwwcwdistinctivedesigns.com

Happily Ever After princess Candy and Dessert Table| #ariel #littlemermaid #desserttables wwwcwdistinctivedesigns.com

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Disney Princess Candy and Dessert Table Belle Roses| #belle #beautyandthebeast #desserttables wwwcwdistinctivedesigns.com

Disney Princess Candy Table

Happily Ever After princess Candy and Dessert Table Snow White Poisonous Apples| #apple #cakepops #desserttables wwwcwdistinctivedesigns.com

princess birthday candy buffet

Happily Ever After Candy Table

Snow White's Apple Dessert Table

Pink and Gold Candy Buffet

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Happily Ever After princess Candy and Dessert Table Little Mermaid Ariel Seashells| #disney #littlemermaid #desserttables wwwcwdistinctivedesigns.com

Vendor Credits:

Dessert Table Styling, Graphics, Banner, & Cupcake Toppers by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Gourmet Cupcakes by Little Sweet Cakes

Venue The Mill at Spring Lake

|Nautical + Navy| Whale Baby Shower Dessert Table

 

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7 Unique Teacher Appreciation or Holiday Gift Ideas |FREEBIE PRINTABLES|

Unique Holiday Teacher Gifts

As you all know, I am a party printable designer, dessert baker, and sweets stylist, but some may not have known that I am also a teacher. In other words, I may be clandestinely writing a “wish list” for myself right now (shhhhh….don’t let the secret out).

I very much look forward to creating tasty treats with clever messages for my boys’ teachers. Recognizing the effort and time that they devote to my children with a sweet gesture is the least I could do. Afterall, they are molding the minds of our future care providers:)

TEACHER GIFT IDEAS:

1. Box of Donuts {Freebie Printable}

Unique Donut Tacher Gift Teacher Holiday Gift Tag

(DONUT label – Left-click on the label above.  Right-click on original size label to “SAVE AS” to your computer)

2. Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card 
Message Ideas: “Thanks a latte for all you do!”
“[Teacher’s Name] Runs on Dunkin'”

3. Fruit Juice/Smoothie Gift Card
Message Ideas: “You know how to keep our creative juices flowing.”
“May your creative juices continue to inspire your students.”

4. Cookies – Chocolate covered OREO sandwich cookies {NOW AVAILABLE from CW distinctive DESIGNS}

Message: With you as my TEACHER, I’ll be one SMART COOKIE!

unique gifts for teacher5. Cupcake for a Teacher {Freebie Printable}

Cupcake Teacher Holiday Present Ideas

(CUPCAKE label – Left-click on the label above.  Right-click on original size label to “SAVE AS” to your computer)

6. Movie Gift Card
Message Ideas: “Thank you for a picture perfect year [or half year]!”

7. Starbucks Gift Card {FREEBIE PRINTABLE}

Thank you to Alphamom.com for this awesome printable!

Additional TIPS:

**** Do not hesitate to give a gift earlier than the actual holiday, perhaps the week before, particularly if it is food. Many students give edible items, but a belly can only squeeze in so many treats at once, especially the day before a big holiday feast!

**** If there are multiple teachers or support staff in the room or on the “teaching team,” try giving one large gift, such as a box of cookies. It usually is more cost-effective and allows the team to share, indulge, and enjoy! Again, perhaps a week early, would be a nice surprise:)

|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.

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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!

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Greek Key Rianbow Birthday

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

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

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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…

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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

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, “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.

|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’ goodies, and additional bags were readily available for the “overflow” 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.