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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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.

{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