Barn Bash: A styled shoot for Carousel Magazine March 2014 Spring Issue

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Good morning sweet friends!! Today I am so excited to share with you the Barn Bash Birthday Party that I styled for Carousel Magazine’s Spring Issue!! I had so much fun working on this shoot!! Of course pink is my favorite color so I HAD to make it one of the most prominent colors on the table!!

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The wonderful Carli of Dimpleprints created this adorable printable set to match my party theme!! You seriously have to check out her shop!! There are so many options available in each printable package these is no way you could use them all!!! Seriously check her out!!

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Shannon of The Sweet Shop Cookie Company created these adorable cow sugar cookies!! Simply some of the best sugar cookies out there and Shannon has been able to make any cookie that I have asked her to make.

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I bought a John Deetr tractor on sale for $5 bucks and thought that it would be the perfect accent to my table!! What belongs on the back of a tractor?? Bales of hay of course….rice cripsy treats bales of hay!! :)

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Roxane of Fancy Cakes created my favorite element of this table!! The precious barn yard animals that you see displayed on my less than perfect cake!! The pink silo truly warms my heart!! I couldn’t even pick a favorite animal as each one was so cute and perfect!! Contact Roxane today with your fondant needs…I promise you won’t be disappointed!!

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I contacted Wendy of Wendy’s Printable Party and asked her to change her traditional red barn boxes to pink for me..she did it in a flash..these barn favor boxes were on of my favorite elements on the table!!

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Christina of 4 Kids Cakes created the adorable horse fondant Oreo cookie toppers!! These little horses are sure to bring a smile to anyones face!! I purchased strawberry macarons for Pistacia Vera and added little fondant touches to them….a farm can’t be without pigs!! The pigs were displayed on a bed of chocolate!!

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Shauna of Cupcake with Character created the beautiful pink and cow print ruffled table runner and rag garland to match the printables!! Please check out her shop for all your linen needs!!

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I used a vintage crate to create a home for my little chick cake pops!! I truly think these chicks are just precious coming out of there little eggs!! Who could resist hatching chicks?? Chick cake pops and corn chocolate lollipops by me!! Please contact me for all your cake pop and chocolate needs!!

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Katie of The Pretty Party Shoppe sent me the adorable matching pink chevron straws!! Please visit Katies shop for all your party paper needs..she will surely have what you are looking for!!

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my Barn Bash!! Stay tuned for more fun shoots and parties coming soon!! A special thanks to all my wonderful vedors!!

 

Vendor List:

Vendor List

Styling and Photography: Autumn Gadbois

Printables: Dimpleprints

Fondant Farm Animal & Silo: Fancy Cakes

Cow Sugar Cookies: The Sweet Shop Cookie Company

Table Runner & Rag Garland: Cupcake with Character

Horse Fondant Oreo Toppers: 4 Kids Cakes

Chick cake pops, rice crispy treats, corn lollipops, and Oreos: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins

Strawberry French Macarons: Pistacia Vera

Pink Chevron Straws: The Pretty Party Shoppe

Pink Barn Favor Boxes: Wendy’s Printable Party

Lucky in Love Free Printables!!

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Please follow the links below for the Lucky in Love Free Printables!!

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St. Patrick’s Day means more to me than just shamrocks and leprechauns lucky for me it marks my first date and anniversary with my husband. This sweets table was designed to display yummy treats that my hubby and I both love!!

Carli of Dimpleprints created a tailored printable set using preppy green and pink stripes, gold glitter hearts and of course lucky four leaf clovers! Pink being my favorite color it was the perfect addition to the traditional green associated with St. Patrick’s Day! Gold glitter was used to signify my hubby and I finding love at the end of the rainbow! Be sure to stop by my blog for a link to download your free Lucky in Love printables!!

I used my favorite Mosser Glass cake stand and two domed pasty stands to keep the preppy feel throughout the table! The cake stand held a classic chocolate cake while the two domed pastry stands encased stunning shamrock cookie towers. Shimmery gold heart cake pops, mini cheesecakes, mint Oreo trifles and shamrock milk shake shooters were all served in quantities of four because our home now holds not only my hubby and I but two fun loving boys as well!! Macarons and pink roses also embrace a significant place in my heart as both were gifts from my hubby when we started dated!

From the bottom of my chocolate covered heart to yours..I hope you fall Lucky in Love this St. Patrick’s Day!!

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Lucky in Love!!!

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Mint Oreo Layered Trifles!! Get your wooden spoons and twine  here!!

Don’t forget your tulle poms!!!

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Shamrock Shooter Milk Shakes!! Get you striped straws here!!

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Shamrock Tower Cookies!! Order yours today!!

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Lucky in Love Cake…first cake I ever covered in fondant!!

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Mini Cheesecake Bites!! Two shamrocks..One LOVE!!!

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Golden Heart Cake Pops order yours here!!

Adorable Shimmer Sticks..you need these!!

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Some of mine and my hubbies favorite treats!!

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Wooden spoon a must have on all dessert tables!! 

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Love is the REASON we are all here!!

Vendors:

Story and Styling: Autumn Gadbois

www.autumnlynnssins.com

Photographer: Mindy Holderfield

www.fofstudios.com

Printables: DimplePrints

www.dimpleprints.com

Shamrock Cookies Towers: Creating Awesomenessity

https://www.facebook.com/CreatingAwesomenessity

French Macarons: Pistacia Vera

http://www.pistaciavera.com

Cake, cake pops, milk shakes, mini trifles, and mini cheesecakes: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/AutumnLynnsSins

Shimmer Sticks: Painting Paris Pink

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintingParisPink

Tulle Poms: Fizzy Party

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FizzyParty

Paper Straws and Stamped Wooden Spoons: The Pretty Party Shoppe

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrettyPartyShoppe

Yellow and Purple Monkey Birthday Party

Today I am excited to share with you the monkey sweets table that I put together for my niece!! Miss Madeline turned 4 last May in swinging monkey style!!

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 Miss Madeline decided on a monkey theme using her favorite color purple!! This party was Madeline’s first big birthday party and I wanted to make it super special!! My inspiration for this sweets table was Madeline’s love for all things sweet and monkeys of course!!

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For the backdrop I simply bought some light purple fabric and mounted it to foam board!! I added pendants flags in assorted directions!! My favorite party of the backdrop was the green tree with monkeys!! I purchased this at Hobby Lobby on clearance because one of the limbs had been broken off…I added a few monkeys, painted the pink flowers purple and added a couple of vines and no one noticed the breaks!!

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The sweets table featured a cake, cake pops, chocolate covered pretzels, rock candy, grape tootsie rolls, banana taffy (my nieces favorite candy on the planet), marshmallows, chocolate covered Oreos, banana popcorn and sugar cookies!!

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To tie in the pendants from the background I decorated each jars with pendants and matching ribbon!! I love how it tied the whole party together!!

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The party favors were banana shaped and filled with yummy candy that the kids just loved!!

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Miss Madeline was so excited to show of her outfit!! We couldn’t seem to get a pic where she wasn’t squinting but I still think she looked adorable!! Most important she told everyone that she felt like a princess!!

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The party went off without a hitch!! My sister and I couldn’t have been happier with how Miss Madeline’s party turned out!! Need favors for your next party?? Be sure to stop by my shop Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins!!

Vendor Credits:

Printables and Invitation: Dimpleprints

Favor Boxes: Piggy Bank Parties

Cake: Sugar Rush Stuff

Popcorn and rock candy:  Oh nuts!

Sugar cookies: Sweet Baketique

Chocolate goodies and marshmallows: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins

Tutu: Atutudes

Bubble gum necklace, OOT bow, and lace leggings: Pixie’s Pretties Boutique

Elmo’s Picnic in the Park

Today I am happy to share with you Elmo’s Picnic in the Park!! I did this sweets table early last year in the hot summer heat!! I hope you enjoy all the fun Elmo and ant elements!! Beautiful Lake Erie is the backdrop!!

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Since Elmo is so popular I really wanted to add a few other elements to the party!!! I thought why not add picnic baskets and a few ants here and there!! As always, Dimpleprints had just the party printables that I needed to get the job done!! I opted for no backdrop for this party since I had beautiful Lake Erie in the background!!

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One of the easiest sweets table items to make is sugared marshmallows!! Simply insert a toothpick into the marshmallow dip in water and roll in sugar, let dry for one hour and insert the party straw of your choice!! Super easy and cost effective!!! I am a big believer that each every sweets table needs sugar cookies..how adorable are these picnic basket sugar cookies?? I added little “napkins” to small baskets and filled them with red licorice bites!! Since this was an Elmo themed picnic I had to have at least one edible Elmo element…chocolate lollipops did a perfect job!!

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I made small party cones to hold the cherry flavored popcorn my hubby and I had made a week ahead of time!! This popcorn was super easy and cheap to make and was a huge hit with the party goers!! The cake pops were red velvet and adorned with little ants….of course!! I used super fun Sparkle Sticks to add a little extra bling to the cake pops!! I love how the turquoise and red work so well together!!

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The table also featured vanilla mini donuts dipped in red and turquoise sugar!! The donuts didn’t love the heat so much but they still tasted super yummy!! The best element of the table was the cake!! The cake was displayed coming out of the top of a picnic basket and featured Elmo with his very own picnic basket!!

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The party favors were little baskets also lined with matching fabric from the party!! I filled them with bubbles, a small beverage, and a package of cookies!! The kids loved playing with the bubbles and had a small snack to take home with them!!! Did you notice the party poms used throughout the table…these poms added the punch of color that I need to the front of the party table, the top of the cake, and the front of the favor display..get your party pomshere!!

 Vendor credits:

Elmo’s Picnic Party Design: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins

Picnic Printables: Dimpleprints

Party Poms: Titi’s Tutus

Cake: Sugar Rush Stuff

Dessert Table Sweets: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins

Sparkle Sticks: Made by a Princess

Sugar Cookies: Sweet Baketique

Splish Splash Rubber Duck Party

I know!! I know!!! How many parties can you post in one week?? Well these week I am challenging myself to post a party for 7 days….not because I am bored but because I honestly need to get them all listed!! Today I am excited to share with you the Rubber Duck arty that I styled a several months ago! This party was a ton of fun to create. I used lots of yellow, pink and blue and a side of glitter to really make the party sparkle in the sun!

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Rubber ducks were the main feature on my table!! I created the centerpiece using a rubber duck spout cover. Too add the extra flair that I thought the ducks needs I added glitter and of course pink bows for the girly touch! The plastic containers used on the table all came for my local Dollar Tree. A cost effective and fun way to add color to my table!!

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As always my adorable printables are from Dimpleprints!! Carli from Dimpleprints offers the largest and most complete printables that I have found on the net!! Be sure to check out her shop for all your party printables!

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The sweets table was composed of several different desserts featuring rubber ducks!! The biggest hit on the table was the cake pops that were shaped like bath tubs with added bubbles and a rubber ducky!! The bath time Jello treat was inspired by a pic on Pinterest!! I made this Jello treat by simple combining Jello and Cool Whip!! Different size marshmallows were used around many of my treats to give the illusion of bubbles!! 3D chocolate ducks floated on a pool of blue sugar!! Adorable and delicious sugar cookies were made by Megan of Sweet Baketique!

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My favorite element of the whole table was the vintage blue Ball Mason Jars! These jars were filled with lemonade and a floating rubber ducky!! Pink and blue polka dot nut cups were filled with mini marshmallows, kettle corn, and Sixlets for the perfect sweet and salty mix!! Thanks Carli for the great idea!! I also made a few mini donuts that were covered in chocolate and dipped in sugar! Bright colored lollipops and matching gumballs added a little height to the table!!

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The party was a huge hit with kids and adults alike! Thanks for checking out my party and be sure to check out my shop Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins for all your dessert table needs!!

Vendor credits:

Styling, handmade crafts, chocolate treats: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins

Rubber duck printables: Dimpleprints

Sugar Cookies: Sweet Baketique

Photography: ENV Photography

Reed’s Monster Bash Birthday Party

Good morning today I am so excited to get Reed’s Monster Bash up on my blog!!  This is the second year that I have had to privilege of doing Reed’s party! Last year he wanted sock monkeys and this year he picked monsters!!! This party was my favorite party to plan so far!!

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My favorite part of planning this party was making the 4ft tall monsters; they were made to match the printables made by Dimpleprints. The party boy fell in love with them!

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I created lots of fuzzy boxes and mason jars to display my monster goodies!! Covering these boxes was super easy and added just the fuzzy touch my table needed!! However getting a hold of the fuzzy material wasn’t so easy…I finally bought and cut up two blankets from Walmart…I am still finding fuzz in the house..lol!!

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The hardest part of planning this party for me was coming up with monster themed treats that wouldn’t be too scary and would be age appropriate!! I decided on Monster Mash Rice Crispy Treats with each monster from the printables on them! Number 2 chocolate lollipops labeled I see you two’s!! Chocolate covered Nutter Butter’s labeled monster feet!!  Monster marshmallow…which were the first items to fly off the table!! I also made Rock Monster from rock candy, Hershey chocolate bars wrapped to match the printables!! Thanks for everyone for taking a look at Reed’s Monster Bash!! I hope you enjoyed all the fuzzy details!! Need sweets for your next party?? Please stop by my shop I love custom requests!!

For DimplePrints Monster Prints visit the shop HERE.