March 5, 2010

Chi-O Cookies Part 2, the Decorations

Is it too late to declare a major in Party Planning, with a minor in Centerpiece Crafting?  Because that is exactly what I want to do.  I'm super passionate about good design and making everything look aesthetically pleasing.  Color-coordinated papers, ribbons, flowers, buttons--you name it, I love it, and I'll create something with it.

My living room was an explosion of pink for the past month as I created placecards, cake stands, candy holders, and banners for Chi-O Cookies (see Part 1).  With a little bit of mod podge and a hot glue gun, the room was transformed into a colorful candyland of desserts. A big thank you to all my sorority sisters--you girls were such a tremendous help!  Shout-out to my mom, The TomKat Studio, Hostess with the Mostess, and Cupcakes Take The Cake for their wonderful inspiration!
 The hot pink, robin's egg, and chocolate brown color scheme just happens to be my favorite colors, what a coincidence :)
Pinwheel idea courtesy of the Paper Source blog
I was thrilled when I found this 3-tiered cupcake stand at the thrift store downtown for $4!  Not that I needed another one, but it was so pretty and vintage and I just couldn't leave without buying it.
Inspiration for the Chi-O Cookies banner from Design*Sponge


After reading a post about making your own cake stands (also from Design*Sponge) I knew I had to try it!
LOVE the idea of painting and mod podging terra cotta pots and saucers! (idea from Once Wed)


  1. LOOK at all of this stuff! How awesome. I want to go there and eat. :D

  2. You are SO baking when you are home next week! :)-

  3. Kim, thank you! thanks for stopping by :)

    Mom: as long as someone will eat the cupcakes when i'm done!!

  4. YUM YUM from beautiful purse to yummy cupcakes a girl of all talents. Can't wait to taste one of these type of yummies when you are home next week.
    this is actually from Linda

  5. Beautiful cupcakes... I also love the pinwheels! Throwing a pinwheel party next week-aren't they so much fun?!?