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Sunday
Oct062013

Camille's Clubhouse~ Part I ~ The Confectionery

For my daughter's 10th birthday party this year, we had a little bit of this and a little bit of that!  I have to say, turning 10 marks a special time- the excitement of a decade and double-digits for the birthday girl and a lot of nostalgia for the parents!  I can't tell you how many times one of us has said, "I cannot believe our little girl is 10!" TEN!  So, we invited a few friends over to celebrate in "Camille's Clubhouse"- and in her Clubhouse we incorporated her wishes for her birthday party...here is the first part of her party photos.  Camille's Confectionery!   Enjoy!

I divided the party into three different sections in our home.  There was the sweet shoppe that we called "Camille's Confectionery".  In the Confectionery, there were lots of the birthday girl's favorite sweets~

These little beauties were made by MimiCafe Union NY~ they were fondant toppers made for our miniature pudding parfaits...

I found the tiny, green, depression-glass dessert serving pieces at a local antique shop.  They were just the right size for a small serving and looked beautiful with the toppers!


We had loads of beautiful sugar cookies that were decorated by My Little Bakery, Sweet Goosie Girl, and Better Bit of Butter...

And... beautiful and really fun cakes by Kathi at My Sweet Things!

We had a chocolate cake with pastel cookie "dots" and a pastel ruffled cake with fabulous ice cream sundaes made of fondant.  The fondant toppers are from Brenda at Sugar High, Inc. and they were amazing!!

The chocolate cake was topped off with a cake banner from Loralee Lewis~

I love the stacked cookies by Better Bit of Butter- they are always a favorite!

These number 10 cookies were gorgeous- My Little Bakery decorated a 1 and a 0 and I tied them together with sheer ribbon...

And fabulous birthday cake cookies!  

Sweet swirled candy cookies were also a big hit!  The sparkling sugar crystals made these cookies lots of fun!

And, more fabulous, glittery cookies by Sweet Goosie Girl were truly a perfect 10!

Some of my daughter's favorite candies...

My daughter loves kitties and so I wanted to have a cute kitten as part of her Confectionery~ MimiCafe Union NY delivered!  Originally, Camille asked if we could have cake pops at her party but then also asked for doughnut holes.  And, so we went with doughnut holes decorated with these adorable little kittens!

These were some of my favorite little additions to the sweets!  I loved it that Camille could "make" these by inserting the straw and then adding the kitties with a little dot of frosting...

The guests were able to go through Camille's Confectionery, pick out their favorite choices, and put them in their baskets to take home and enjoy...

For the baskets, I ordered wooden baskets from Save On Crafts and then the kids and I painted them to match the party colors~

This photo makes me laugh a little, because the table looks a little off-kilter and bumped around- but it gives you a general idea of how the table was set-up~

Check back soon for the next round of photos from the party~ The Soda Shoppe...!

 

I love showing the talents of these fabulous ladies and their amazing ways with sweets!  Thank you to all of you who helped make Camille's Confectionery a culinary treat for all of us!  We LOVE it and are grateful for you!

VENDORS AND CREDITS~

FONDANT TOPPERS ON GREEN GLASSES (Birthday Cakes)- MimiCafe Union NY  and here 

FONDANT KITTY CATS- MimiCafe Union

DECORATED COOKIES (10 tied with ribbon, cake stand cookies, ice cream soda, candy-shaped cookies)- MY LITTLE BAKERY AND here

GLITTERED 10 COOKIES- SWEET GOOSIE GIRL

STACKED COOKIES- BETTER BIT OF BUTTER

CAKES- MY SWEET THINGS

 FONDANT ICE CREAM SODAS/SUNDAES - Sugar High, Inc.

SIGNAGE, FAVOR TAGS, AND ALL PAPER PRODUCTS- LORALEE LEWIS

PHOTOGRAPHY by ZOOMWORKS

PARTY BY LYDIA AT THE PARTY WAGON 

 

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Reader Comments (12)

This party is truly inspiring! Gorgeous work and we LOVE mimiunion as well! She's the best :)
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Sharon
Lydia, I love it! You always have parties that make me swoon. I love so many of the beautiful details, the desserts are dainty and delightful to look at! I loved those sweet kittens you put on the donuthole "cake pops" as well. I hope your daughter's first double-digit birthday was as sweet as can be. Thank you for always providing us with the best inspiration! xoxox
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate Landers
Wow, Lydia, this party is truly amazing!
wow, simply amazing! i love the colors you chose!
October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterParty Box Design
I gazed upon this beauty and fainted. Woke up, looked some more and fainted yet again. I cannot believe all the time and talent. My knees went to jelly when I saw the tiny kittens on the donut holes....Amazing. Beyond.
October 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpug
So I am very not crafty, but I am doing a picnic birthday party for my daughter's 4th and love the idea of painting the baskets---could you fill me on what kind of paint supplies I need?
July 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
Hi Maria! I love it that you would like to try the baskets! It should be pretty easy- I used acrylic paint, but I was very sure not to have food and paint in contact with each other. I lined the inside of the basket with fabric and then put a plastic liner in also. I hope that helps! And, I hope your daughter's party is lots of fun!!
August 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Thank you so much, @Princess Sharon! I couldn't agree more- I just love Mimi Cafe! She is such a sweetheart. Thanks, again!
August 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Kate, you are so sweet and I appreciate your message so much! Thank you! I am also "smitten with the kittens". :) Those are the sweetest and so wonderfully made by Sachiko! Thank you, again! xoxo
August 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Thank you so much, Christine!! xo
August 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Thank you so much, Party Box Design!! :))
August 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Ha! Kristy at Purple Pug, you are the best!! I love your message and it makes me laugh out loud! I am with ya on the kittens- so sweet!! Thank you for all of your compliments!! You're awesome!
August 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies

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