I can't begin to tell you how much fun seeing these party proposals have been for me to look at. Today is yet another absolutely amazing inspiration board with TONS of ideas, right down to all the recipes I would need if I created this party. Bronwyn from Beyond The Decorations has out done herself explaining every little last little detail.
Here to tell you all about it is Bronwyn:
OK what I would do for Pam's party if she was to hire me. I hope it provides some inspiration to her and others and of course if she uses an idea or 2 that would be awesome.
Ok here are the must haves…
1. Candles: Why these candles. She love music and so these candles are a must. Sold at Pottery Barn.
2. Damask. I chose black so her colors green and yellow will pop off of it.
3. I chose these bowls versus plates so stray cupcake toppings would not fall to the floor. They can be found at Sur la Table
4. Party favor idea…green damask. Find these at Favor Studio
5. It is s cupcake party so snazzy cupcake wrappers are a must. Daisy Days has many wrappers to choose from along with other fun things for any event.
6. This is another favor idea. Cupcake recipes neatly packaged in a box. Why not take home your favorite flavor? The idea cam from P is for Party
7. This is another Pottery Barn item. I would have this near the entry way, hanging above a small table with cute, damask, green, yellow and grey note cards and a pen so the guests can write birthday wishes to Pam and then hang them up. This can be reused for any event and made to fit any decor all year round. A great find and piece to have, so versatile.
On to other party details.
The damask fabric would be the back drop of the cupcake bar. The table would be covered in a lovely grey, tablecloth. I would place grey napkins that were rolled, tied with a yellow ribbon. The napkins would be placed in a silver boat-shaped tray.
If Pam was near me I would allow her to use any of my vintage green dishes. These are just a few, one of each style I have.
Martini glasses, champagne flutes and margarita glasses would be turned upside down so cupcakes can be placed on the foot of the glass. Varying heights of the glasses would make for a nice display. The candles could be placed on the glasses as well.
Other silver dishes, platters and cake stands would be used as well.
Another favor idea is to place a cupcake that was not part of the party in a martini or margarita glass, wrap in cello and tie with green and yellow satin ribbons. If this was my party I would personalize each glass for my guest with a lil painting.
Now for the good stuff. What on earth is she going to serve? Outside of some basic, standard cupcake flavors that you may want to have on hand (plain chocolate, vanilla, red velvet) here are some fun flavors to add. Click on the flavor to get the recipe!
Dark Chocolate (this is because she loves chocolate)
Lemon with Raspberry filling (this is the yellow flavor)
Pumpkin (this flavor because she has a fall birthday)
Key Lime Pie (this is the green flavor)
Cream Cheese Add some bourbon for a twist to the flavor!
Raspberry Frosting This will work great with both the lemon and chocolate cupcakes.
Lemon Cream Cheese
Dark Chocolate Ganache
Cinnamon, lime candy wedges, sprinkles (because they are so fun), chocolate flakes, mini peanut butter chips, fresh raspberries, limes, lemons, hazelnuts, and dried cranberries (this is my choice for the pumpkin cupcakes).
Now we need some cocktails for this shindig…
To go along with the party colors here are several yellow cocktails.
I love fall and this is a nice warm drink that has fall written all over it… and since Pam has a fall birthday this is a great option to have as well.
Crock Pot Wassail
2 quarts apple cider
1 cup pineapple juice
½ cup honey
3 sticks cinnamon
2 whole cloves
1 whole orange cut into rings
Wash orange, cut off each end and slice.
Place all ingredients into crock pot, except brandy. Place in orange slices and let them float on top.
Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours. You want the juice to be completely hot and the flavor of cloves and cinnamon to have permeated. Ladle into mugs. If you choose to have brandy, add a shot of brandy into the mug before ladling in the cider. Keep on low when serving, warm will not keep it hot enough.
Of course there has to be champagne and sparkling wine. It is a celebration and all celebrations need a toast or two!
A mojito will be a nice refreshing drink and the mint adds a nice splash of green to it.
I would use colored sugars to coat the rims of my glasses to make it fun and different. Green and Yellow sugar of course.
Thank you Bronwyn, this was amazing!!
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