Today was one of the most exciting days of my business—my party was featured on Amy Atlas. I screamed a little bit when I found out. OK, screamed more than a little bit. You see, from day one I said I want to be on Amy Atlas‘ blog. Her work is amazing, and every party she features is dreamy. Definitely my idol. But never in a million years did I think I would be featured on her blog. Or any blog for that matter.
This was my very first party where I really made an effort to set up an amazing tablescape. I spent hours pouring over Sweet Designs and other sites, studying the architecture of each table that was featured. I sketched and sketched and dragged my three kiddos through Home Goods, Target and Hobby Lobby in search of the perfect accessories that fit within my budget (and since my three kids are age 5 and under, you can imagine how much fun that was!). So when I submitted the photos of my very first party and got a response back that day, I was floored. Floored.
I couldn’t have done it without the help of some amazing vendors you’ll see in the photos.
I gained five pounds just putting out some of these amazing sweets!
And it was all because of this little guy. Yep, that’s my little man! Love him like crazy!
Here are the Vendor Credits
Printables | Three Little Monkeys Studio
Cake and cupcakes | Sugar and Spice Bakery
Cookies | Pastry Tart Bakery
Custom stamps | The Skill Collector
Fondant brownie and cake toppers | Edible Details
Mustache crayon favors | Rainbow Star Designs
Cake Pops | Mom’s Killer Cakes
Doughnuts | Dough a Deer
Pomettes | The Flair Exchange
Baker’s twine, plates, napkins, milk bottles and paper straws | Shop Sweet Lulu
My original recipe I came up with to replicate one of our favorite frozen custard treats!
Caramel Pretzel Crunch Cheescake Shooters
(makes 12 shooters)
2-8oz. pkg. of cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Cool Whip, thawed
24 pretzels, roughly broken into small pieces
jar of caramel sauce
Fill shooter glasses with 1/2″ of pretzel bits. Reserve some pieces for granish.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, and then fold in 1/2 a container of thawed Cool Whip.
Fill shooter glasses with cream cheese mixture until they are filled halfway. Drizzle caramel sauce over cream cheese mixture, then repeat with another layer of cream cheese mixture. Top with a dollop of Cool Whip, then drizzle more caramel sauce and garnish with a few pretzel bits.
Check out these yummy Whoopie Pies using Catch My Party’s recipe. They were to die for. Seriously. They are going to be a staple at every event I have now.