Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Get Out The Vote/Election Watch Party Inspiration

Check out this "Get Out the Vote" dessert table that I created for a recent Civic Engagement Day event for Leadership San Antonio! The message of the day was that we all have a duty to show up, get engaged and vote!

So why not engage YOUR passion for desserts and throw your own "Get Out the Vote" party to get out this critical message?!

This dessert table could also be a great addition to an Election Watch Party as you make plans to watch this critical mid-term election on November 6 with family and friends. 

#engageyourpassion #civicengagement #lsa300 #bestdayever #midtermelections #getoutthevote #electionwatchparty

Here are some of the highlights, with links to my FABULOUS vendors! Do check out their Etsy shops!

Democratic "donkey" (on the left of the table) and Republican "elephant" cookies (on the right of the table) from Christina's Confections & Creations. Check out her Etsy shop for these and many other sugar cookie creations!

Attendees also loved these cake pops from Carla Cake Pops, which I arranged as an American flag in the center of the table. They tasted as good as they look.

But the "show stopper" and my ABSOLUTE favorite element of this dessert table, were the towers of customized, personalized fortune cookies from FortunatelyYours. Guests were blown away to open the fortune cookies, set out in individual gift bags, to find a personalized call to action for each person! Dawn's Etsy shop contains literally hundred of fortune cookie designs that could work for any event! I wish I'd found her shop when I planned this ninja party

Even the drinks got in on the fun, with an election run off between our favorite drinks. Check out the washi tape drink stirrers, using washi tape from Mary Likes Postcards.

So engage your passion...and get out the vote!!  Election day is November 6, 2018!!

We'll be thanking our attendees and reminding them to vote using these awesome postcards also from Mary Like Postcards. Order yours today.

Vendor links

Christina's Confections & Creations:

Friday, March 2, 2018

Wonderland "Unbirthday" Mad Tea Party

...Well, when it takes this long to post it, then it really is an "unbirthday" party, isn't it?

There are so many details to share about this Alice in Wonderland -themed party that I don't know where to begin! Alice in Wonderland would wisely advise me to "start at the beginning and when you come to the end, stop", so that's what I'll do.

Entry and Arrival: 

Upon arrival, guests followed either (i) the path to the real front door, or (ii) the white rabbit's paw prints to a mini version of the front door! Playing card guards flanked the entryway and there was plenty of signage to both guide and confuse the guests.

If the wreath didn't sufficiently warn the guests to run while they still had the chance, they entered to be greeted by a whole topsy-turvy wonderland inside, complete with a mad tea party! 

The entry table contained playing card activity cards listing all the activities to be enjoyed at the party, rabbit headbands for the little guests to wear, and signs quoting some words of wisdom (and other such nonsense) from the book. 

The Dessert Table:

The backdrop featured giant paper flowers that I made from cardstock and giant playing cards. In addition to a topsy-turvy cake that I decorated with fondant toppers (from Ana Montoya etsy shop), the dessert table contained cupcakes with "teacup-shaped" wrappers and topped with fondant toppers (from Ana Montoya etsy shop), queen of heart home-made jam tarts, curious oyster filled cookies, vials of candies labeled "eat me", mini sugar cookies labeled "eat me" (from CousinsCookies etsy shop), more sugar cookies featuring the cheshire cat and other motifs from the book (from CousinsCookies etsy shop) and character cake pops  (from Faye's Cake Pops etsy shop) served in tea pots.

But this party was so much more than just a pretty dessert table....decor, food & drinks (including tea!), lots of activities...

Decor and Mad Tea Party Table Setting: 

Food & Drinks:

Activities and Games

Mad Hat Making with the Mad Hatter:

 Pin the Smile on the Cheshire Cat, manned by the cat himself:

Painting the Roses Red...I mean, Painting the Tea Cups whatever color you want!

Playing Card Cornhole:

Oh yes, we did! My daughter loved the tea cup ride at Disney World and wished for one for her birthday, so we made one out of a tire and an old chair! 

And my favorite, flamingo croquet!

We also had a mad photo booth....complete with a tiny rabbit house for the kids to sit in and feel "big"...

And you probably noticed the costumes...we had all the characters in attendance! 

What an amazing day! Happy unbirthday to my sweet daughter! 


Party styling by The Party Wall             

Party Printables                                      

Photography by Kathie Tam                   

Cake Topper letters, Cupcake toppers by 
My Artisan Bakery, Ana Montoya          

Cake pops by Fayes Cake Pops              

Sugar Cookies by CousinsCookies          
Tableware, hard candy, jelly beans, 
gumballs, lollipops                                    

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