I've always wondered what the perfect client would be like. One who hears a quote and asks who to write the check to. One who completely trusts my aesthetic and doesn't attempt to design the party herself. One who respects my time... And gives me ample notice on the party. One who loves to throw a big ol' bash and even places a dress code on the invite (black & white attire- and come in a mask... Now we're talking!) And most importantly... One who likes pink, black and white, duh.
I was pretty excited when my ideal client, Michelle called me about doing a dessert bar for her 40th birthday party last month (January 2015). This is my fourth 40th birthday in the last two years and I've got to say 40th birthdays are some of my faves. Talk about a fun job I have: Designing, Dining and Dancing... All in a nights work!
I had a blast putting this cake & candy bar together for about 100 guests (yes, lots of refills required). It was my first time ordering bulk candy and I learned a ton. (Like you need a ton of candy to fill them jars.) I partnered up with Tania Fischer Design for graphics and she came up with a fab invite, backdrop graphic and dessert cards that helped me pull together exactly the Black/White & Pink Masquerade Ball I was going for.
I love the way the table turned out- my fave part was the extra large sugar rimmed martini glasses filled with candy. The guests had a blast filling up their custom candy bags and cups... I mean, who doesn't love a candy bar... There's a reason The Sweet Factory has been around forever people!
xo Party or Die xo
Party Design & Styling: Miss Party Mom Event Planning
Venue: Santa Maria Country Club
Photographer: Kuya Jep Photography, Central Coast Ca
Graphic Design & Printables: Tania Fischer Design
Candy: Candy Me Up
Macarons: Jennifer Hawkins, Orcutt Ca
Custom 40th Cookies: Creating Awesomenessity
Custom Lollipops: LolliPics
Fondant Ruffle Cake: Kelli Cakes, Orcutt Ca
Bottle Stopper Party Favors: Kate Aspen Favors
"Let Us Eat Cake" Glitter Banner: The Bannerie
Photo Booth Pics: Lots of Funny Photo Booth, Central Coast Ca