Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vintage Lace Cowgirl Party

cowgirl cover-p001 Yee Haw! This party was designed and styled for my niece Mia’s 4th birthday.  Our inspiration was vintage lace and some good ol’ sweet southern charm.  All things girly and oh course, pink were welcome for this sweet lil cowgirl shindig!

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The pink ombre cake was a new learning experience for my sister and me.  We baked three layers of cake and added more food coloring with each layer.  At first, I thought we could achieve the look the natural way by using pureed strawberries, but we soon realized that we would have to crack open the dye.  The rosette frosting, although not perfect, I think it adds to that sweet ‘handmade by mommy’ look.  Please note, you will be needing lots of frosting if you want to create those pretty rosettes!

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These gorgeous hand iced lace sugar cookies were created by the fabulously talented Evon, of Cookievonster.  She always amazes me with her fabulous talent!

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I have come to love spray paint after styling this party. We purchased the little horse figurines at the dollar store and decided to make them gold along with some buttons so to add a shine to the dessert table. One gold horse was used for the cake topper to our pink ombre cake.

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We wanted this the backdrop to be sweet and whimsical so we opted to create it of ribbon and lace. submission (5)

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So many lovely details worked together to create our rustic, yet modern cowgirl party; lace doilies, natural burlap, velvet, satin and leather ribbons.  But, the sweetest of all was the little cowgirl princess.  Happy Birthday beautiful!

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The full party package is available in my Etsy shop, click here to view.



Trick or Treat 2012

halloween 2012 cover-p001 I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.  We are from Westcoast Canada and well, it was a very wet Halloween, but fun nonetheless.  I wanted to setup a small sweets table (and display my free 2012 Halloween banner) for the kiddos before their trick or treating.  I chose to stay with a black and white color scheme with pops of color here and there.

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I found these really cute spider cupcake holders at HomeSense (HomeGoods).  They were just too cute to pass up!


I also found these sparkly Halloween themed stickers at Michael’s just a few days before the big day and decided to make them the cupcake toppers.


The one treat that I did get around to making were these mummy pretzel sticks.  They were so easy…these mummies were yummy!

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You can download this banner in the freebie section, just right click and save to your computer and you can have a head start to next years decorations.

All the best!