We had a blast planning one little girl’s very special 6th birthday party this past March. It was great to see the party featured on two party blogs. Thank you to Hostess With the Mostess and Kara’s Party Ideas for highlighting our work.
The birthday girl, with a special fondness for Cinderella, requested a magical birthday party and maybe a visit from Cinderella herself. We made sure her wishes came true!
The invitation requested for the girls to come dressed in their favourite princess dresses and arrive on time to greet a surprise guest. The mid-afternoon party started with a special fruit snack individually packaged in ice cream cartons with beautiful labels by Loralee Lewis. Following that, Cinderella arrived for a special story time, sing-along songs, and games with the birthday girl and her friends. The girls could not get enough of Cinderella and had so many questions for her and where she came from. After a one-on-one photo opp with Cinderella, the guests enjoyed delicious cake and other treats from the sweet table, which was the centrepiece of the event.
Following the sweets, the little princesses got an opportunity to “shop” in a Princesses R Us shop. Each girl was provided with her own shopping bag to purchase some princess essentials such as a crown, necklace, earrings, ring, and special lipstick (which was really candy “flipstick.”)
We are so delighted to have participated in a photo shoot for The Refinery Magazine’s Summer 2013 issue. The magazine is incredible and the photo shoot itself was so much fun! Here are a few photographs from the issue:
After weeks and weeks of rain, we finally had a couple of sunny days here in Vancouver. The sun is shining, flowers are popping out everywhere, and the birds are chirping. And that makes us want to entertain! One of the easiest and fun ways to party is over brunch. Here is our idea for a spring brunch…
mug | cake stand | french press | flowers | pie server
Make a few delicious dishes. Remember less is more. Focus on prepping as much as possible in advance, including setting the table the night before.
Asparagus & Gruyere Tart
Lemon Brioche (or Challah) Baked French Toast
Citrus Beet Salad
Invite a bunch of friends. Get your guests involved in assembling the salad, baking the tart and the french toast, squeezing some fresh orange juice, and putting on some coffee and tea. You are ready to partay!
Debbie Laurencia is the lucky winner of our first giveaway. Debbie, we will be sending you a copy of Amy Atlas’ newly released book. Congratulations and enjoy!
Over the weekend, we began our week-long Passover celebrations. I hosted a seder (Passover dinner) for family and friends. While the preparations for this holiday are really intense and far from my favorite, due to the amount of work involved, entertaining and having an occasion to create an interesting tablescape is always fun. This year I went with a blue and green colour scheme using natural elements such as rosemary, delicate muscari flowers, and brussel sprouts. This is what I did.
Did you celebrate Passover or Easter over the weekend? Tell us about your tablescape…
Psst, since we are still awaiting our copies of Amy Atlas’ new book “Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It,” we have decided to extend our giveaway for another couple of weeks. Thus, it is still not too late to enter (here) for a chance to win. Good luck!
As Sweet As It Gets organized a party for a lovely little five-year old. The birthday girl requested a pink ballerina party. At the party, the girls coloured ballerinas, played a special ballerina bingo game, participated in a dance lesson, and enjoyed many treats. It turned out super sweet! Take a peek…
We thank our terrific vendors:
photography: Lando Images
printables: The Green Grass Grows
ballerina cake topper: Addie Lillian
linens: A&B Party and Event Rentals
At As Sweet As It Gets, we love throwing a great party and think that some of the best parties are the intimate ones. So, when Amanda from Kusak’s Closet told us of her plan to do a series of posts on “girls’ night out,” we wanted to share our idea for a special time with friends. Our idea of a girls’ night out is actually a girls’ night IN. We would make it a ladies’ tea! Continue reading here.