Monday, December 13, 2010

Sugar Plum Fairy Baking Party

Oh how sweet it is to have a Sugar Plum Fairy themed baking party!

I was in the mood to throw my daughter Lauren a festive holiday party and why not do it in The Sugar Plum Fairy theme and to make even sweeter I decided to add a twist to the party!  A baking party it would be and having visions of little sugar plums BAKING! I have always loved the Nutcracker but what I've always liked was the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, a sweet delight that makes you excited for the savory season to come! As the Sugar Plum Fairy celebrates with all kinds of sweets, I myself decided to do the same!

I had the pleasure of working with Jessica from Pen N’ Paper Flowers to create this sweet and whimsical invitation! She did an amazing job and captured exactly what I wanted the invitation to look like! She did a great job creating a "Clara" silhouette mimicking the Sugar Plum fairy dancing with a sweet little apron on and of course how could she not have her little nutcracker?! Thank you Jessica for designing and creating this beautiful invite!! 

 This is what inspired me for the party and the colors:


 I decided to go with pinks, plums, silver, and white for the color scheme for this party! And, this is how it turned out!

I decorated the table in a pink winter wonderland of snowflakes, sparkly trees, nutcrackers and of course celebrating the land of sweet treats! I decided to have the "dessert" table in the kids size so it would be easy for the little girls to get to the yummy delights!

  When the little girls arrived, not only were they given a gift of a chefs little hat and sweet little apron but they also found waiting for them on their table, tutus, fairy wands, and fairy dust of course! The tutus with their precious polka dot ribbon, came from Polka Dot Market, and Sally did a sweet job choosing the perfect ribbon to match the color scheme!   I also had a gingerbread house as the centerpiece and decided to have a sugar plum colored tutu around it to make it stand out!                        
I went and bought this adorable pink Christmas tree and decorated it in the Nutcracker theme! How cute did this tree look?! Sugar Plum and festive!
I was lucky to have found this silver nutcracker to go with our theme and loved that he had a lot of sparkle on him! Found him at Michael's!
How amazing do these cookies look?! I had the pleasure of working with Lisa and Ira from the cookie jar and they created these amazing Sugar Plum themed cookies and not only did they look adorable but they are simply delicious! They were a hit of the party! Many thanks to the cookie jar for making not only these beautiful cookies but for being so sweet and wonderful to work with! 
I loved how these cupcakes turned out and with the our color scheme and with a little touch of sparkle with a snowflake topper! These cupcakes came from a local place called Cupcake Couture, here in San Antonio. 

Aren't these sparkly swirled lollipop just adorable?! I worked with the wonderful Brittany from Edible Details to create these shimmering lollipops. They were a big hit with the little chefs or course! Brittany was so helpful and great to work with! If you ever need a sweet treat that sparkles then Edible Details is your place for that! Thank you so much Britanny!
I decided to add a little Whimsy to this table scape by adding the pink and purple branches, the smaller pink tree, and of course chef nutcracker! 
This sweet cupcake stand I found and purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu, and it was just adorable and made the cupcakes stand out even more on our dessert table! Chocolate was abound where the Sugar Plum fairy lived! 
Here is another set of beautiful cookies that the cookie jar made to decorate our dessert table! They did a beautiful job on those Snow Flakes!! 
I used Sparkly candle holders and instead of placing candles I decided to fill it with sparkly pink ornaments to add that winter wonderland feel! 
I found this sweet little Sugar Plum Fairy ornament and pink sparkly snowflakes and thought that they would add a great touch of whimsy and a little pizzaz to our theme!
Is this table linen not the cutest thing you ever saw?! Carolyn from Sweet Tea and Linen helped me create the sweetest and fabulous table runners for our Sugar Plum Fairy theme! Since this was a baking party, I decided that the table runner needed to look and mimic an apron with a little pocket to the little chef's would feel right at home eating at their table! Carolyn did an outstanding job and is always a pleasure to work with!! I just loved how this table runner turned out!! It is so precious! If you ever need a one of a kind table linens or table runners, Carolyn will help you create whatever you need and will do a beautiful job! She is just amazing and a true joy!
Here is another view of the table runner so you can see how cute it really was!
Not only did the sugar plum chef's have tutus, wands, aprons but they also had to had decorative bottles with fairy dust with a magical wand to wish them well and to create magical goodies as they baked throughout the afternoon! 

When I mentioned earlier that each guest as they arrived received a gift bag and inside they found a Chef hat with their name on it and s pink little apron to get ready to bake! The chefs hats and aprons came from Growing Cooks and the sparkly letters and flowers came from Michael's.

The Sugar Plum Chefs were happy and busy baking and decorating their tasty treats!
Each chef and guest were provided with these sweet favor bags from Polka Dot Market to fill with lots of goodies and treats to take home with them! Sally also made these labels to tie onto the bags!

The baking party was a big hit and will be a yearly holiday tradition for us now! We loved doing it in the Sugar Plum Fairy theme that we will change it up every year to create something new and memorable! Thank you again for everyone who helped me with this sweet baking party! It was  so much fun to do and what made it so sweet was seeing how happy and how much fun the little chefs enjoyed themselves! It was a party to remember that's for sure! Happy holidays everyone!

Until then,
suzanne olvey

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In the Christmas spirit!

Christmas season is here and how fun to be in the spirit of it!! I have been behind writing and letting you in on some great finds and christmas ideas but this past week was just a hectic week with so many things going on., who braved and went out on Black Friday?!?! I think online shopping is much easier and just more convenient when kids are concerned and when you don't want to be out in the cold and battling all the people! So, who is in the holiday spirit to throw a great party after starting their holiday shopping?! If you need some cute holiday printables then look no further than to Paper & Pigtails, they have some sweet and perfect holiday labels for your next holiday party! Need some inspiration on where to find some great finds? Well the sweet and talented Kate Landers, will show you some of her favorite Etsy Hostess gifts found on Chickabug's Blog! Hop on over and get a head start on your party planning! I will be back with some great finds that may be good stocking stuffers as a gift!

Until then,

suzanne olvey

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So sorry for not writing!

Sorry I haven't updated the blog but my poor sweet family has been sick and so have I!! We are doing much better now but boy does being sick take a lot out of you!!

So, I have lots of great things to show you and share and maybe give you the want to throw a great party for this holiday season!

I will post back soon with those great ideas!!

Until then,

suzanne olvey

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A joy to work with!

As mentioned, I am going to tell you who I had the honor of working with and how truly inspirational they were to me as I planned my daughter's 3rd birthday party! I will show our collaboration a little later! But I will give you a sneak peek of what was done!

 I can't thank Kate Landers, of Kate Landers Events, LLC enough for her help and contribution! She was lovely and just an amazing person to work with! She is so talented and comes up with ideas and creations one wouldn't think it would be possible! She is truly magical in every sense of the word! She has created so many children's parties and makes them so unique and one of a kind! She is just awe inspiring and made my daughter's party so much fun to plan and come with sweet creative ideas! I look forward working with her on many more future celebrations!

I also got to work with the wonderful and sweet Kori from Paper & Pigtails and she created one a kind invites and printables for me! She does beautiful stationery designs and have her own shop on Etsy! Go to her shop and she what sweet creations she makes and she can also make you what you want or need for your special occasion! I loved working with her and look forward working with her on many future occasions!

I will also let you know who else I got to work with for my party but that will come very soon!
It is simply amazing how many talented people there are out there that can help you really come up with an amazing celebration! I have had the pleasure of finding out people, things, decor, and websites that will help you bring your party to life!

So get ready to plan your next event because once you find out about these goodies, you will really want to celebrate about something!

Until then,

suzanne olvey


Hi and welcome to fanciful events!

I am so excited to start this blog! I just recently planned and did my daughter's 3rd birthday party and along the way I met some wonderful and amazing people who helped me come up with incredible ideas and helped me bring some things to life for this party! Since working with these amazing people I decided to start this blog to inspire and make you want to create some magical events of your own! 

I will introduce you to the most incredible people who make party planning so much fun and will inspire you to get creative for your next occasion! If not, for no other reason,  it will make you want to celebrate something because of all the amazing things and people that are out there creating one of a kind parties and occasions to remember! 

So stay tuned and I will start sharing the outstanding talent, ideas, products, and resources that are out there just waiting for you to start your own party planning! 

Until then,

suzanne olvey