Thursday, September 3, 2015

Backyard Flamingle

Oh flamingos.
Why can't we get enough of you!?
I think everyone wanted to hop on the flamingo themes wagon this summer.  
Including me!
Anything pink, I'm game!

I had already decided I was throwing a grown up party.  No kids this time.  The flamingo theme had to happen.  So it did!
Check it out.

Since my husband and myself love cheesecake, I made a key lime cheesecake for our cake.  So good!

White chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream.  My favorite!

Watermelon fudge.  Because.

Pretty little flamingo sugar cookies.

Fruit slice candy is my fave.  So when I saw these mini lime slices I had to get them.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
First, dinner.  

Our menu consisted of an Apple Blue Cheese Pecan Salad, Rosemary Chicken, and Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf.
With pink lemonade sangria, of course.  

We even had a flamingo piƱata.  Isn't he gorgeous!?

Hope you all had a fantastic summer!

90th Birthday Party

This summer, my grandmother turned 90.  Pretty amazing!  
So my family decided to have a bit of a celebration for her.
I was honored to be asked to help plan and style this party for her.  And I had so much fun doing it!

I was trying to keep it a little vintage, with some hints of the era she was born, in the 1920s.
She also loves pinks, purples, mauves, and gold.  
What a pretty color palette it was.

The beautiful cake was done by a local cake artist, Creative Cake Design By Darcie.  The request was for an all buttercream coated cake with flowers.  

The dessert table consisted of some favourites for the birthday girl.  Pink popcorn, chocolate, squares and gummy candy.

And, of course, flowers were a must.

My mother whipped up these sweet treats.  Chocolate covered cherries that she adorned with gold foil and wrapped like roses.  Such a pretty touch to the table.

We created a bit of a tablescape with some jewelry and perfume bottles.  Including a few old pieces that were her own at one time.

We also created a trip down memory lane with old photographs of her growing up and of her family.

Happy birthday to the special lady!

Thanks for dropping in.