I took my daughter out from school today to see cherry blossoms in DC. I wanted lots of photos of her smiling around pretty flowers. But, she was not happy at all.
I even packed Tinker Bell costume for her to wear for our photo shoot.
But, she only wanted to wear her bunny ears
Well, we will try again next year. Hopefully she will enjoy it more then.
Here are a few details of how I set up the Hollywood Style Dessert Table.
I used wine glasses as flameless candle and votive candle holders. I loved how everything looked different. =)
Gold metallic spray paint to cover the styrofoam balls.
Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates’ gold foil wrap was perfect for this dessert table’s color theme. I put them around the flameless candle on the wide candle holder.
Gold sheer fabric and hot glue gun to cover the flameless candles.
Leftover gold fabric and red metallic shred for vase filler and table cover.
Feathers and silk flowers to make the table look more fabulous. =)
Cut the corners of white cardstock paper and put it on a folded glittery gold cardstock paper for the menu name card.
Here is a touch of movie related item.
The idea to fill the vase with bags of popcorn came to my head the day before the event. I was going to fill this vase with gold spray covered foam balls. But, the vase was too big and not enough gold balls. I was trying to come up with alternative fillers that were cheap. Thought about filling it with candies since I’ve seen dessert tables with candies in pretty vases. But, it would have been too expensive. Then, popcorn came to my mind. Brilliant! Teeheehee.
Gold and red Decorative Garland for the votive vase filler.
Small and easy decoration, but these little guys definitely added some drama to the table.
I am so glad the lady in red dress (The one who made all the delicious desserts) got the plastic spoons for the chocolate tuxedo cups.
I made the tiny gold ribbons and added black dot sticker (a muse studio) on the spoons as a bow and buttons. A muse studio’s black dots sticker are on thin strips of adhesive. It was very easy to cut 5 or 6 buttons at a time and attach them on the spoons.
I got the Pussy Willow from Trader Joe’s.
Painted pussy willow with gold Stickles Glitter Glue for some sparkle.
It always takes some time to come up with ideas and put things together. But, this is what love to do. I am very thankful that I was asked to create this Hollywood Style dessert table. I can’t wait to decorate some more in the future.
If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you might remember New York style dessert table that I created for my kids’ preschool gala and auction 3 years ago.
It was at Bobby Van’s Grill, Washington, D.C., and I got to create the dessert table again this month.
I only did the decoration. The lady in red dress made ALL the yummy desserts. Our kids are in the same preschool class. I’m sorry to tell you. She bakes for fun, so you can’t buy her baked yummies.
The theme for this year’s gala was Hollywood, A Night on the Red Carpet. I thought about using movie props to decorate. But, could not come up with an elegant way to do it. So, I decided to build the concept around the color theme: red, gold, and black. I wanted my dessert table to be fabulous, glamorous, and sparkly without spending too much money.
A mock-up I created at home. I wanted clear glass plates, but they were so expensive. So, I ended up using the same white plates from the last gala and bought 2 round white plates, 3 vases, and 3 candle holders.
I borrowed the gold table cover from a mom from the school. I panicked at first because it didn’t cover the entire table. But, I like how it turned out.
I didn’t feel like I had enough stuff to fill up the table as I did last auction, but everything looked very balanced after I arranged the decorations and plates.
Why didn’t I cover the table sides to hide the clutter!
Oh well. Still looked pretty.
And, it looked magnificient after we put the desserts on the plates!
I wish I took more photos. It got dark fast and lots of people came to see the table after the lady in red dress and I finished setting up.
It was so pretty, if I do say so myself.
I will blog how I made the decorations soon.
My daughter drew on the truck. She said it needed some decoration. I agree.
For the truck wheels, I added half pearls on buttons using Crystal Effects (clear dimensional glue) and Stickles for some sparkle.
Wouldn’t this be perfect for packaging Valentine’s Day goodies? =)