December 17th, 2010 |

Holiday Table Challenge: Fresh Chick Design Studio

Today’s Holiday Table Challenge entry comes from the darling Rebecca Propes of Fresh Chick Design Studio.  Known for her cute, perky designs and love of interior design, Rebecca keeps busy with her blog, etsy shop and as a contributor for Project Nursery.  She recently thru a FABULOUS first birthday party for her son, Blake, and we are lucky enough to have her share it today as her holiday table challenge entry!  Get excited for some sweet details, as told by Rebecca:

The party was put together for my younger son Blake who turned one on December 9th.      My planning process started with a color palette of red and aqua and as it evolved I added a few accent colors so that the theme could be unisex as well.  The theme was a “Winter Candyland”.   I created this cute penguin graphic to add some wintery detail and incorporated lots of candy to bring in the whimsy factor…I wanted it to be festive without being over the top holiday.  I designed all of the printables for the party along with much of the decor.

My first project was to create “birthday posters” as the building block for the desert table…I printed up 13×19 posters that were mounted on foam board and hung from candy cane stripe ribbon.  The posters were layered on top of an aqua and lime damask fabric.  Above the posters hung a flag banner that I made from digital papers I created.  The dessert table was flanked with paper trees made from the same digital papers. (I was inspired  to make these paper trees by my sweet feathered friend of Bird Crafts)  I also made lollipop bouquets to add height and interest.

The center focus of the table was the cake.  I ordered a cake from Target…I made some special requests to accommodate a few ideas I had.  They offer a typical 8” round double layer cake…I asked for them to add a third layer, add fudge between the layers, ice with smooth buttercream, add polkadots in red with a red beaded border.  I would take care of embellishing the rest.    The cake decorating was totally last minute with a few items I had for the party…some large swirly lollipops and some super cute decorated cookies to match the theme sent by The Cookie Jar.

I kept the everything else fairly simple with the treats on this table since there were lots of colors and patterns.  The only other items were decadent red velvet cupcakes from Modern Cupcakes with toppers from Two Sugar Babies, and some adorable custom sugar cookies.  Since I was limited with space on the dessert table I added a candy bar loaded up with all sorts of sweets.  To carry the theme over, more custom signs adorned the table, along with treat bags, fondant topped cupcakes, colorful fabric, and a cute DIY stocking garland.

For entertainment all of the kids had a blast taking turns hitting the penguin pinata.  All of the pint-sized guest were sent home with candy bags, penguin drink cups, and a fun ornament to hang on their tree! This was the perfect theme for a December birthday…the possibilities to carry out this theme were endless!!

Photography: Jackie Lindfors Photography and Apple Velvet Photography

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