Tag Archives: Whimsical

On a Whimsy

One of my favorite ways to make a part unforgettable is to take one whimsical motif and repeat it over and over through every element of the party. Like the festive flag bunting spotted in Artemis & Nao’s totally unique, totally DIY wedding masterpiece…… read more

Monochromatic Monday :: Candy Apple

Step right up, ladies & gents! Today’s board is inspired by that most-anticipated symbol of summer: a day at the state fair. Nostalgic details & a profusion of vivid color recall memories of cotton candy towers and magical carousel rides. Infuse a carnivalesque party with surprises at every turn: a cake with rainbow layers, candy-striped… read more

The Mad Hatter

Maybe it’s because I’m currently in London, where ‘tea time’ is still the norm (or maybe it’s just because I’m a girl who adores a hot cup of tea), but I couldn’t resist featuring this magical Mad Hatter Tea Party hosted by the imaginative team at A Fanciful Twist.  This storybook party infused so many… read more

Bright Young Things

Though usually relegated to kids’ parties or cutesy showers, I’m loving the current trend of using streamers in surprisingly chic ways to add bright, whimsical appeal to event decor.  This bar setup from Martha Stewart, adorned with shimmering cutout circles, would be perfect for a stylish New Years Eve bash.  And how sophisticated is this… read more

Baby Cakes

Since today is my birthday, I’m loving all things lovely, yummy, and sweet.  Just so happens that all three adjectives perfectly describe one of my favorite things: Cupcakes!  Here are my all-time favorite cupcake recipes, designs, sources, & serving ideas.… read more

Floral Fantasy Party

The best kids parties are colorful, whimsical, and overflowing with fun, which is why I couldn’t resist this “floral fantasty” party designed by fabulous event planning company Toast, in Santa Barbara.  The pictures (found via party perfect) say it all… oversized flowers, huge butterflies, and cupcakes “growing” right out of the grass create a magical… read more

Inspiration: Candy Shop, Pt. IV

We’re wrapping up our series on creating a Dylan’s Candy Bar-inspired party, and today’s post is on PRESENTATION, with chic ideas for making it stylish and whimsical.   Remember, even Krispy Kremes & Whataburgers can look festive if presented creatively.… read more

Inspiration: Candy Shop, Pt. III

Party inspiration comes from everywhere when you look for it: art, fashion, food, and in this case, interior design. Our current series translates the whimsical interiors of Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC into a chic party theme that works as well for an adult cocktail party as a children’s shindig.… read more

Inspiration: Candy Shop, Pt. II

For those just joining us, our “Inspiration: Candy Shop” series is brimming with creative party ideas based on the Willy Wonka-esque interiors of Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City. The key: making it sweet, while keeping it CHIC. Today we’re providing a shopper’s guide to finding the essentials needed to pull it off.  … read more

Inspiration: Candy Shop

Our current “Style Notes” series is on THEMES… not the corny images that pop into your mind with the words “theme party.”  We’re talking about creating a stylish thread that runs throughout every detail of a party, from save-the-dates to swag bags, making an occasion unforgettable.  Today’s theme is inspired by the fabulous interiors of… read more