Apr 27, 2009

Let them eat Cake!

This little porcelain doll below was the inspiration for my party scape for Baby & Tween Celebration LA this past weekend. When I found her, I immediately thought of Coppola's -Marie Antoinette film. I recalled how fantastic the set design and costumes were and started dreaming up this opulent little shindig.

as presented at the exhibit:
Let Them Eat Cake!

Inspired by Marie Antoinette and
today’s cupcake revolution,
Little Shindigs brings to you a
Gala filled with French Victorian flair
A delectable mix of sweet treats, extravagant decor
and indulgent party grandeur!
We will roll out the carpet for you and your honored guests to another…
yet Fabulous time!

Because treating your guests to anything other than the finest cupcakes would be a travesty

and this is the part where you think I am crazy. I spray painted an iron candle holder (hot pink). Put a crown on the bird ( yes, also hot pink). Constructed a candle out of a pink chalk, hot glue and glitter. Yes, it had to sparkle and with out a flame! Just for kicks, I lined the carriage the princess sat in with sparkly fabric. Oh yeah and although you cant really tell. She has a window in her carriage...and there is the tiniest little PINK bird seating on the window sill. No, I am not crazy. Then again, I did also build her a chandelier inside the carriage. Okay, maybe just a little crazy.Perhaps I should just show you some more pictures.

This was the table I put my info on. A description of the Party/Inspiration (as you read above)
Some porcelain flowers and Victorian figures (can't see them here but they were there) and my business cards were on a pink glass dish on top of some fake Pink bling and it illuminated from below. The picture does not do it justice but it looked really nice. I even ran out of business cards. I think that's a good sign:)

I have more pictures and I will share them soon..maybe on the Little Shindigs Facebook page. Stay tuned. But for now, please tell me what you think. Is it too much? Did I go overboard?Maybe too extravagant...I really hope you think so:)

As for the competition. This is what we are up against:

High School Musical Cheer Party!" by Cheer Mania
Designer: Michelle Boehle

Safari Jungle Party!" by One Fine Party
Designer: Cheryl Victor

Enchanted Garden"by Party Divine
Designer: Heeli Jeng

"Mary Poppins Tea Party" by Party Wishes
Designer:Donna Collins

I was totally excited about Party Wishes being there. Yes folks that is the brilliant and fellow blogger Donna . I only new her through her blog and it was great meeting her.

Donna, It was great meeting you. I am a big fan of your work and you are so sweet!

Donna was going around handing cookies to her booth neighbors on the day of set up:) Her partyscape was amazing. The carousal horses were darling.

My kids scored that night as we inherited two of them after the show.

Thanks again Donna!

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Apr 24, 2009

LA Baby!

Woohoo it's finally here! I am totally excited and I think it should be fun. First time exhibiting at this event. Honestly, I am lucky they even let me participate and I am hoping it's too late for them to change their mind! I am one of five designers in the Party scapes exhibit. Lots of great talent out there...maybe some of it will rub off on me. Wish me luck!

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Apr 23, 2009

Respect the Badge

Crazy week. Again.
Still no balance but I had to sneak a quick post to thank Shannon over at Creative Parties and Showers for featuring our Dr.Seuss Party. If you are not familiar with her blog please go check it out!
I wonder if it would be okay to submit another party ( I like badges). Do you think Shannon has a limit? I am thinking it might be eight?

Thanks again Shanon:)

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Apr 16, 2009

Belated Birthday

Hattie the Chicken turns 2
Originally uploaded by
Dusti's Cupcakes

An old friend turned 2 a few days ago. HOW COULD I FORGET! My apologies Hattie and I hope you had a great one.

Not familiar with Hattie? Than go see this . While you are at it, look at this princess party and other cute creations by Dusti.

Apr 15, 2009


Hope every one is having Fabulous week and sorry for the recent scattered posts. My kids "social" itinerary has been quite a handful lately. I am sure many of you can relate. The balance between the family , the business and all the other things have definitely taken a toll lately. But that's okay.I will find my groove, eventually.
Hope you will stick around to see me through it.
But you know what? It really isn't that bad on this Blog ......you should see my other blog " Mommy likes to party" I haven't posted in over a MONTH!
Bad Blogger, BAD, BAD, Blogger!!!

Anyways, come back tomorrow and I will have a BRAND NEW & fantastic post for you...I think.

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Apr 9, 2009

Tablescape du jour

Ooh la la I SO do not speak French. But you see, I have been tres crazy busy but feel terrible for missing last weeks ,Tablescape Thursday.

So I called on my pink and furry friend. She is Fabulous, you know. I suppose you have to be, with a name like Frenchie.

What is on the menu you ask.. Something French?!
Okay, Toast or fries?

Maybe we should order out.

What do you think? Please tell me.. thres magnifique or not so much?

Either way, we do thank you for stopping by and visiting our Tablescape du jour.

au revoir ...

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Apr 7, 2009

Wacky idea?

Just hear me out. I know that much of attention has been given to the cupcake. From amazing recipes to brilliant designs, it is an all around cupcake revolution and I am a big, BIG fan. However as many of you already know and as my family can attest to: I am a lousy baker! So what is this shindigs girl to do?

Go with presentation! I gather a few things like large cans, cake circles, ribbon, crape paper and my trusty old scanner. Add one Fantastic theme and Voila!

Now the hard part. Decide where to order the cupcakes?!

Any suggestions on a bakery anyone?

P.S Happy Wacky Wednesday!

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Apr 5, 2009

I am my only Fan

I am jumping on the bandwagon: Little Shindigs has a Facebook page. Wohoo! Exciting right, well NOT REALLY because I am my ONLY fan!

Please won't you be my next Fan...I will be so grateful.PLEASE.

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