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Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway!

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Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate Landers; Ice Milk Apron; Pom Pom at Home White Mug Set; Pom Pom at Home Serving Plate Set; Rosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Kate Landers here again! I can’t wait to provide you with inspiration for your holiday gatherings. This month, I had the tremendous pleasure of styling some of the gorgeous products from Layla Grayce. The linen tablecloth, oval platters and mugs from Pom Pom at Home totally stunned me with their timeless beauty, and the “Frosty Tin Marshmallow” full apron from Ice Milk Aprons is beyond fabulous (The packaging alone is striking!). I have been a fan of the cake pedestals from Rosanna for years, and these absolutely darling petite pedestals with mini glass domes are no exception. Using these favorites from Layla Grayce, I’ve shared some ideas for hosting a Cocoa and Cookies gathering with your neighbors, family and friends below.

P.S. Scroll down below to learn how you can win all of the Layla Grayce products featured in this post!

1) Creating A Rustic and Sophisticated Style: I wanted to create a simple, nature-influenced dessert table inspired for the winter season. Products such as the natural linen tablecloth and classically elegant white crown platters and mugs were a fantastic way to create this look. A rustic wood planked backdrop, burlap ribbon attached to a dreamy green wreath and custom printables with a hand-painted feel added a variety of texture and style. Even desserts were created in warm earthy tones. Clean, pure, and sweet!

2) “Snow-covered” Desserts: Mounds of mini marshmallows look like snow on dark chocolate hot cocoa, and classic gingerbread cookies adorned with sugar crystals and white icing also showcase a snow-kissed look (snowflake shaped cookies only help provide a beautiful visual for this theme). To complement with extra sweetness, mini baked gingerbread donuts are blanketed in a white “snowy” frosting—how festive! Re-create the creamy white chocolate coating on the divinity puffs using icing, marshmallows and white chocolate drizzled over your desserts to add to the entire theme.

3) Dessert Presentation: I kept the desserts for this table very simple. Offering three desserts is the perfect amount to provide choices and a lovely look to your guests without overwhelming them. I opted for easy-to-grab desserts such as the mini baked donuts and divinity puffs stacked on pedestals and platters. One of my favorite details of this table (and perhaps the easiest to create!) are the mini dessert pedestals covered in clear glass domes, creating a “dessert snow globe.” To get this look, simply place your favorite sweet on a pedestal, coat with powdered sugar if you wish, and cover with the dome!

4) Hot Beverage Station:  Creating a hot cocoa toppings bar allows your guests to sweeten their cocoa with mint, caramel, whipped cream or marshmallows (among other sweet or salty treats!). I recommend also serving hot apple cider, coffee and tea to give your guests a variety of warm beverages to select from in addition to the cocoa.

5) Recipe Card Exchange: I absolutely love finding new recipes for the holidays, and cookie recipes are always a favorite! When mailing your invitation, include 3-5 recipe cards for the guest to bring filled out with their favorite cookie recipe. Then everyone at the party can go home with at least one new recipe to try at home. Share the yummy love!

6) Hostess Gift: I am completely smitten with the Ice Milk apron featuring that gorgeous large crisp bow front and center (though you could tie it a variety of ways). Packaged in an oversized Mason jar, it has such a beautiful presentation, and offers the perfect gift for the hostess. Another favorite detail: the apron colors are so neutral it can be used year-round!

Vendor Credits:

Design, Styling & Photography: Kate Landers
Printables & Backdrop Designs: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Backdrop Printing: Print My Picture Online
Cookies: Flourish Sweet Shop
Baked Mini Donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked
Divinity Puffs: Sees Candies

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring delicious holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s essentials for a Cocoa and Cookies gathering, including Ice Milk’s Full Apron in Frosty Tin Marshmallow, a set of four Crown white mugs and Crown white oval serving plates by Pom Pom at Home, and pedestals and mini domes by Rosanna!

IceMilk Full Apron Frosty Tin Marshmallow Personalized: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Mug Set of 4: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Oval Serving Plate Set of 4: Layla Grayce
Rosanna Decor Bon Bon Hue White Small Beaded Pedestal: Layla Grayce
Rosanna Glass Mini Dome: Layla Grayce

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes December 17, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by December 22, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Custom Deliveries! Shop, Win & Save On Personalized Gifts

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Personalized Gifts Giveaway from Layla Grayce

This year, it’s all about making it personal! The gift-giving season has officially arrived, and if you ask us, the most thoughtful gifts are always those that represent a personalized touch. To get your holiday shopping up and running (they’ll be here before you know it!), we curated our favorite custom keepsakes, featuring everything from monogram mugs to initial necklaces. Reminder: put a bustle in your holiday hustle by checking product pages for estimated ship dates. It takes Layla Grayce’s elves a little bit longer to personalize and deliver custom items in time for Christmas!

In the meantime, see below for four fabulous giveaways and deals on personalized gifts from a few of our favorite brands!

Personalized Tabletop Favorites

Through November 19th, 2014, save 15% on toast-worthy select customizable glassware with promo code DRINKWARE! Plus, enter to win a gift set featuring our Chevron paper place mats and table runner!

To enter our placemat/table runner giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this chevron paper placemat image (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgtabletopgiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

Placemat / Table Runner Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Ice Milk Aprons

Through November 19th, 2014, save 20% on flattering and functional IceMilk Aprons with promo code APRONSALE. Plus, enter to win a timelessly stylish Rollings of Cinnamon Personalized Apron!

To enter our apron giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this apron image (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgaprongiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

Ice Milk Apron Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Boatman Geller

Through November 19th 2014, save 20% on patterned and playful, entertainment-essential Boatman Geller personalized Lucite trays with promo code TRAYSALE. Plus, enter to win this smaller, adorably personalized Lucite tray!

To enter our Lucite tray giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this tray (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgtraygiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

Boatman Geller Giveaway from Layla Grayce

PSA Essentials Stamps

Through November 19th, 2014, save 25% on vibrantly personalized PSA Essentials stamps with code STAMPSALE. Plus, enter to win this personalized self-inking stamp or embosser!

To enter our stamp giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this image (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgstampgiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

PSA Essentials Stamp Giveaway from Layla Grayce

*You must have an Instagram account, follow @laylagrayce, and share/tag your posts in order to enter each giveaway. If you are private on Instagram, repost and email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post. Giveaway closes November 19, 2014, at midnight PST. Winners will be selected at random and announced by November 18, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

*Offers valid from November 16, 2014, through November 19, 2014, at midnight PST. Offers do not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Limit one promo code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change.

Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

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Holiday Tablescape Giveaway from Layla Grayce
Photography and styling by Kate Landers

Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin SetPom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth, Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate SetStemless Basic Glass Set of 4, Personalized Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5

Kate Landers here again, excited to share with you a lovely rustic and elegant holiday tablescape. As so many of us are planning gatherings with family and friends this time of year, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to provide you with inspiration for your holiday entertaining! Styling this table with so many gorgeous products from Layla Grayce was an utter delight, and I can’t wait to share. Read on for more details on how to set your table in a sophisticated yet understated way this season.

P.S. Scroll down below to learn how you can win all of the Layla Grayce products featured in this post!

1. Long & Low Centerpiece:

This centerpiece was chosen because it is conducive to conversation. Keeping it long and low allows everyone at the table to have something beautiful to enjoy, without obstructing views, keeping the table open for all to engage.

Here I opted for natural elements, including birch pillars, a mix of muted greenery, and faux antlers coated with clear glitter for a festive look. This blend creates a striking look that is perfect from fall all the way through winter. If you wish to add a bit more sparkle, I suggest mercury glass votives filled with white candles for minimalist glam.

 2. Natural Table Linen:

I have been a big fan of Pom Pom At Home’s beautiful table linens for years. Their Olivier napkins present crisp white linen, a stunning trim and generous size. I think any guest would be delighted to wear one in their lap! The Lily tablecloth is a true work of art. With natural linen and a ruffle trim, this generously sized table covering adds incredible warmth to not only the table but also the entire room. A mix of natural and white linen gives a soft yet stunning contrast. Linen itself is an exquisite fabric that feels comforting and inviting while maintaining luxurious look.

3. White Place Settings:

I have always believed that white tableware is a tremendous investment. It is incredibly versatile and works for any event with any color scheme, casual or formal. From appetizers and salads to the main course or dessert, serving on white allows the meal to take center stage. The white crown plates from Pom Pom At Home look more beautiful in person than I could have imagined. The generously sized chargers with scalloped details really give each place setting just what you need for a polished look—you won’t miss the fussy extra details of more complicated fabrics.

4. Classic Stemware:

Another great investment is traditional and classic stemware. Again, these are incredibly versatile for a wide variety of occasions. These thick, substantial glasses used for this table pleasantly surprised me—they are not made of glass! I am in love with them. They have a clean look, weighty feel in your hands, and best of all, are friendly for children and adults alike. As a mother to a toddler, I have started wondering where these glasses have been all my life—family gatherings simply seem more complete with them!

5. Eclectic Flatware:

Who knew that your flatware could bring so much style to a table? Don’t be afraid to mix various sets of silverware or flatware, so long as they are all made of the same material. With these eclectic place settings, you’ll see a mix of a variety of patterns, shapes and designs (even a monogram!) for a look that is sure to strike up conversation among your guests. I envision even a fork will remind someone of their grandmother’s silver or cause them to reminisce on that set they wish they registered for before their wedding. This set gives your table loads of style and a relaxed yet refined finish to a perfect place setting. If you can’t tell, I’m personally in love with these.

It was a sheer delight working with so many natural elements for this tablescape. The muted colors allowed for the variety of textures and patterns to really shine. It keeps the look stunning yet simple—very easy to recreate, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Shop This Tabletop:
Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin Set: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate Set: Layla Grayce
Stemless Basic Glass Set of 4 Personalized: Layla Grayce
Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5: Layla Grayce

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring gorgeous holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s dreamy tablescape, including Olivier napkin set, Lily tablecloth, Crown plate set, personalized stemless glasses, and eclectic place settings. Here’s how to win:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes November 14, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by November 18, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Holiday Giveaway Series Day 3: Gorjana

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We’re bringing a touch of glitz and glam to this week’s Holiday Giveaway Series! Blending classic forms with alluring details, Gorjana adorns fashionistas with eclectic, contemporary style. To add some extra shimmer to your seasonal wardrobe, we’re offering one lucky winner the must-have Chevron tribal cuff, Taner bar gold necklace and Pristine circle stud earrings! Plated in 18K gold, these dazzling accessories are sure to give holiday outfits a one-of-a-kind look. If you adore this trio as much as we do, follow the instructions below to enter!

Gorjana Jewelry Giveaway from Layla GrayceChevron tribal cuffTaner bar gold necklace and Pristine circle stud earrings

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook

2. Sign up for our Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

3. Leave a comment on this blog post (and be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you).

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday , December 18, 2013.Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Gorjana Jewelry Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Love today’s Holiday Series Giveaway? Be sure to check out the entire Gorjana jewelry collection! Offering a fabulous mix of geometric shapes, innovative accents and novelty designs, each piece in this fashion-forward line adds instant energy to your everyday wardrobe. Shop Gorjana here.

Holiday Giveaway Series Day 2: PSA Essentials

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Let the Holiday Giveaway Series continue! Today, we’re offering one lucky winner a PSA Essentials personalized stamp and personalized embosser! We love the fresh, signature touch PSA Essentials delivers to stylish stationery for the office and home. The perfect gift for a friend or coworker, this custom set features optional interchangeable ink cartridges and icons for a variety of unique designs. To win this fabulous duo, simply follow the instructions below for entering. Once we select the winner, we’ll help customize your prize!

PSA Essentials Giveaway from Layla GraycePSA Essentials personalized stamp and personalized embosser

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook

2. Sign up for our Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

3. Leave a comment on this blog post (and be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you).

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday , December 18, 2013.Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

PSA Essentials Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Give invitations, thank you cards, envelopes and scrapbooks a personalized update! Offering custom text and creative designs, each stamp and embosser delights with contemporary style.

PSA Essentials Giveaway from Layla Grayce

PSA Essentials offers amazing design possibilities for your favorite stationery! From beautiful bouquets to classic crowns, these office accessories provide a dazzling assortment of optional icons for an unforgettable look.

Holiday Giveaway Series!

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Ready to add even more excitement to your season? Enter our Holiday Giveaway Series! From December 10 to December 13, we’ll be giving away a new gift daily from these amazing vendors: IceMilk ApronsPSA EssentialsBoatman Geller and Gorjana.

To kick off our series, we’re starting with the IceMilk Mother and Daughter apron set! Combining feminine flair with functionality, IceMilk delivers simple yet sophisticated designs for the kitchen. These customizable linen covers keep mom and her favorite little helper clean and stylish while whipping up delicious treats! If you love these cooking accessories as much as we do, be sure to check out the details for entering below!

Holiday Giveaway Series from Layla GrayceIceMilk Mother and Daughter Full Apron Gift Set

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook

2. Sign up for our Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

3. Leave a comment on this blog post (and be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you).

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday , December 18, 2013.Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

IceMilk Aprons from Layla Grayce

Serene, neutral colorways deliver soft elegance to the IceMilk aprons. A fabulous look for a mother-daughter cooking team, this color-coordinated set delights with gorgeous bow details and spacious pockets for effortless everyday style.

IceMilk Aprons from Layla Grayce 

The perfect heirloom gift, the IceMilk mother and daughter set comes specially packaged in beautiful, vintage-inspired mason jars. Each apron includes heritage tags, apron stories and 25 blank recipe cards ideal for jotting down favorite dishes!

Get The Look: A Tiffany Blue Holiday

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Still searching for the perfect color scheme for the season? Follow Country Living’s lead and indulge in the time-honored shade of Tiffany blue! We absolutely adore the effortless elegance of this gorgeous 19th century New York City brownstone, which perfectly balances Tiffany blues with soft, buttery yellows and neutral creams for a fresh take on a traditional holiday look.

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla GrayceFeatured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Simple touches of Tiffany blue create a stylish contrast against the home’s creamy yellow interior. The classic color makes a delightful pop against the crisp, white hue of the entryway bookshelf, while beautiful blue ornaments and gift-wrapped presents evoke the yuletide spirit. Maintaining a subtle tone, exquisite tapered candles and decorative napkins deliver hints of Tiffany blue to the the living room.

Looking to decorate your home with this romantic holiday look? We’ve put together the perfect collection of our favorite home goods, accessories and decor. Shop the products below!

A Tiffany Blue Holiday From Layla Grayce1. Rosanna Arabesque Appetizer Plate Set of 4 2. Regis English Bronze Large Chandelier 3. Global Views Decor Trophy Ice Bucket 4. Rosanna Glass Medium Dome 5. Pine Cone Hill Linen Chenille Natural Throw Blanket 6. Global Views Decor Ice Pillar Candle Holder  7. Global Views Furniture Charleston Blue Chair 8. Aidan Gray Decor Oval Long Wire Basket

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July @LaylaGrayce

Whether you’re spending the Fourth of July barbecuing in the backyard, playing in the park or watching a fireworks show, we hope you’re enjoying this summer day with your closest friends and family! In honor of this all-American celebration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite patriotic backyard scenes (with a few decor tips along the way!)

Fourth of July Outdoor Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
House Beautiful Patio, BHG Patio

Independence Day is the perfect excuse to spruce up your porch or sunroom with outdoor-safe throw pillows in vibrant summer colors. These patio spaces also maintain a bright, fresh aesthetic with outdoor planters and vases.

Americana Outdoor Living and Decor Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Lonny Table

Hoping to dine alfresco more often this summer? The best way to ensure you’ll bring dinners to the patio or lawn is to choose decor you love. A tabletop decorated with patterned dishes and bright linens makes the perfect setup for grilled meals, refreshing drinks and hours of relaxation.

July 4th Outdoor Party Inspiration
BHG Patio Table, Southern Living Table

To create your ideal backyard sanctuary this summer, shop our Outdoor and Made in the USA collections! Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones!

Fourth of July Outdoor Living Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Elle Decor Pool

Celebrate With Kate {Spring Celebration Dessert Table}

Kate Landers Easter Table Decor Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Spring Table Design Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Easter Table Decor Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Easter Tablescape Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Spring Mother's Day Luncheon Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

It’s Kate Landers here, excited to share with you a spring themed dessert table I was asked to design exclusively for Layla Grayce! I am completely smitten with the new Rosanna products, as well as a spectacular new line at Layla Grayce, Pip Studio. This theme and color scheme works beautifully for Easter, but also is perfect for baby & bridal showers, a birthday luncheon or Mother’s Day brunch. All the textures (from linen ruffles to ceramic hobnails) keep it fresh and current, while still maintaining a classic look.

DESIGN INSPIRATION: This dessert table was inspired by the stunning Pip Studio table cloth which features bird, butterfly, branch and floral silhouettes, in a fresh white, pale aqua and soft linen color scheme. Note how the gorgeous cookies, cake and cupcakes were all created to mimic these designs and are artfully displayed on Rosanna white cake stands and compotes.

BACKDROP: I’ve always adored the look of Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen Platinum Pillow Shams, so I had Sweet Tea & Linen create a custom backdrop in a similar design to make this table feminine, romantic and oh-so-Layla Grayce. The best part is it will repurpose perfectly as a headboard or wall art to use at home all season long.

LAYLA GRAYCE PRODUCTS: Many times I find mixing products from different artisans creates a spectacular end result. For this dessert table, we used the gorgeous Pip Studio table cloth, as well as the following items from Rosanna to display our sweets: Les Petite Sweets Large Compote, Small Compote, Medium White Pedestal, 2 Small White Pedestals, Bon Bon White Footed Cake Stand, and a personal favorite I used for a vase: Les Cookies Jar (this cookie jar was absolutely perfect to show off our pretty ranunculus and tulips).

The great thing about these white Rosanna products is they mix beautifully with white platters I already have at home. I used mini cupcake stands and oval cookie platters from my personal collection to keep the budget in check, and it worked out beautifully.

DESSERTS: I absolutely love a beautiful cake as a centerpiece, and this one turned out to be simple yet stunning. The edible bird’s nest is beautiful on a clean white fondant covered cake. In addition to the cake, I had white coconut cupcakes topped with fondant robin’s eggs, coconut jellybeans, french macarons, and a personal favorite–custom decorated cookies! Check out the beautiful hand-iced bird silhouette cookies, a lovely match to the table cloth. The edible 3-dimensional white flowers on pale aqua cookies are almost too beautiful to eat! The butterflies, ruched swirls, and dainty floral designs all compliment each other, but varying shapes give them a bit of contrast.

PRINTED DETAILS: Everyone’s favorite striped paper straws were a must, and Loralee Lewis provided the most beautiful cream and white ones with coordinating straw flags. I recommend having them printed with the event date and name of the guest of honor. I also wanted some dessert signs to identify the different flavored cookies. I knew that with the romantic ruffled look and feel of the table, rosettes would be perfect. Loralee created stunning double-layer custom dessert tags that I could easily stand by each dessert, serving a purpose and adding style as well.

I kept everything minimalist for this table, wanting it to be a real source of inspiration for your spring event. Note that keeping all items on the table crisp and uniform in white makes them easy to reuse, such as re-purposing the cookie jar as a vase for fresh spring blooms. Will you be hosting an event this spring? I’d love to hear about it!

RESOURCE LIST

Keep Them Busy: Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holiday Finger Puppets
Holiday Finger Puppets as seen on: Urban Comfort

Gingerbread PlaydoughGingerbread Playdough as seen on: The Sweet Advernture of Sugarbelle

Hanging Paper Trees
Hanging Paper Trees as seen on: The Ki Blog

Sugarplums
Sugarplums as seen on: eighteen 25

Keep active little minds and bodies engaged this winter break with some clever crafts for kids. Simple supplies and scraps of fabric come together to create colorful Finger Puppets (adding a small screw eye to the top turns them into insta-ornaments too!) Keep younger kids busy making pretend cookies and baked goods with Gingerbread Playdough. It smells delicious, looks like the real thing but is purely for play. Is your little one a decorator in the making? Have them create their own Hanging Paper Tree accents from patterned papers and trinkets – they look adorable suspended from curtain rods as holiday decor. To finish off the day, help them whip up a batch of Marshmallow Sugarplums to share with friends!