SHABBY CHIC BAPTISM DESSERT SOCIAL DETAILS:
Jen had this to say about planning the party-
“My sweet daughter turned 8 in March. Eight is an important age in our church as it is the age children can choose to be baptized. Of course, as parents we wanted to support our daughter in this decision & celebrate her day. I hope you will enjoy the photographs, beautifully captured by Karina Rigtrup of A Fresh Take Photography.
We had been preparing her for this day for a long time. She picked out a special white dress to wear. Professional photographs were taken. We talked about the religious ceremony and responsibilities. A guest list of family and close friends was created.
What I wasn’t expecting was the lack of religious themed invitations & coordinating printable packages available online and in stores. I was so grateful and thrilled when Maureen of Anders Ruff Custom Designs agreed to take on the challenge of creating fresh designs for for me from scratch. I gave her very little direction, but asked that it be elegant, incorporate beautiful shades of gold, mint, pink & blush with a trellis pattern, stripes and some gorgeous frames & scroll work. I absolutely adore what she designed and think you will too!
What is fabulous about Anders Ruff’s designs is that they are so versatile. The invitation and coordinating packagecan easily be adapted for any religious event or celebration and even for other events & socials. (You can see the boy baptism invitation here in shades of blue, gray & pale yellow.)
As with many important life events, I knew the baptism day would be hectic getting a house full of people ready in ‘Sunday best’ and to the church on time. In my planning, I was hoping to minimize the chaos of the day by working ahead on my setup, allowing for a peaceful morning & a memorable day for my daughter and guests. With the help of Anders Ruff’s stunning design work and by enlisting some of the most brilliant dessert artists, I was able to put together a beautiful dessert table & dining table for our social with just a few days of prep work.
This gorgeous chocolate mint cake was created by the talented Christina Goff of 4 Kids Cakes. Christina’s cakes are beautiful and delicious. Double threat! I tell all of my guests to save their diet ‘cheat days’ for Christina’s cakes! I love the delicate flowers (all edible!) and the gold shimmer detailing!
We loved the breathtaking cookies designed by Jen of Sugary Sweet Cupcakes & Treats . The delicate floral details, monogram & trellis patterns coordinated beautifully with the printable elements and color palette.
Lovely and delicately embellished cake pops (Maskipops by Adri) and delicious rose macarons (Felt & Flour) were paired with stunning chocolate fondant Oreos from Earth & Sugar making a beautiful display.
Chocolate covered pretzels are always a popular dessert table choice, and their shelflife is long, allowing them to stay fresh for weeks after an event. We love the edible pearl accents and gold sparkles Berry Delish added for an extra glamorous look.
I adore the intricate tiered bird cage stands from Via Blossom, as well as the pretty gold, white & pink polka dotted dessert cups that made reloading the dessert stand so easy. Don’t those gold dusted meringues from The Sweet Tooth Bar look amazing?
And while it was so hard to eat something so beautiful, Maria’s (Love & Sugar Kisess) chocolate fondant covered Oreos were a hit!
I wanted to keep the place settings delicate to match the simple beauty of a sacred day. We used SmashCake Studio ‘s beautiful paper plates layered on paper doilies and gold chargers and accented each with a pretty gold tipped cookie fromThe Sweet Tooth Bar.”
Items and supplies used in this Shabby Chic Baptism Dessert Social available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
- Striped Paper Straws
- White Paper Doilies
- Paper Shred
- Candy Sticks
- Plastic Milk Bottles
- Apothecary Jars
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