| Baby Shower | Pink Winter Wonderland Dessert and Candy Table |


Some dessert table HIGHLIGHTS from CW distinctive DESIGNS:

“Hot Chocolate” Mousse Cups
Winter  Wonderland Backdrop
Red Velvet Diamond Truffles
Tissue Paper Garland Banner




Vendor Credits:

Candy and Dessert Table Concept and Styling by CW distinctive DESIGNS

Tissue Tassel Garland The Flair Exchange

|Alstede Farms| Cowboy/ Rodeo Sweet Treat Candy Table

Chocolate cowboy boots

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!

|Bridal Shower | Lovely Lavendar and White Candy Buffet and Dessert Table

We absolutley loved setting up this candy buffet and dessert table for the bride-to-be.  Sayan Gardens, the venue, is a quaint location tucked away on a beautiful property located in Central NJ.  It provided a beautiful backdrop for our display.

Wedding Cookies

Morango Brigadeiros

Purple Dessert Table

Elegant Shower Sweet Dessert Candy Table

Dessert Truffles

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Lavendar Bridal Wedding Shower Candy Buffets and Chocolate Dessert Tables | NJ NYC PA | #desserttables #cookies #love | www.cwdistinctivedesigns.com

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

|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

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…

“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.

|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’s warm yellow tones. And we love the venue: La Fontana’s Restaurant🙂

I come from a family of “foodies,” 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 crème pastry that melts in your mouth, and Mille Figlio, what the Americans know as “The Italian Napoleon.”    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:)


-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

Tiffany Blue + Zebra Print Candy Buffet |Baby Shower|

This was one rockin’ celebration!  Three cakes, huge flower centerpieces, crystal embellishments, large candy spread, and dancing music…now that’s how you celebrate the upcoming arrival of a new child!  AND the mother-to-be danced all night….what a trooper:) Visit our facebook page for more photos:)