Monday, December 19, 2011

Let's ice skate and sled and eat some snowflakes...

Gymboree is a favorite location to throw our parties, but this time we would be working on a party together.  Brandi Morris (owner) always throws seasonal parties for her clients.  It’s always a great time but this time she wanted a little more done and so she asked that Inspiring Giggles help. There were actually two parties. The first were kids 0-16 months old and the second party had kids from 16 months to 3.5 years old. For the first party I included foods that the little ones could eat also, such as puffs and toasted oats as snowflakes and for the older kids I switched to mini marshmallows as snowballs.  Some other treats included mini cupcakes in both vanilla and chocolate flavors as the frozen lake skating rink, large vanilla cupcakes also as frozen lake, vanilla snowman cake pops, macaroons with a fresh raspberry center as fallen snowflakes, and powdered donuts as mountains slopes (Mount Gymbo).  The idea for this party set up came after I worked with Mary Had a Little Party for my son’s biplane party (featured on Amy Atlas).  I loved the die cuts and thought the idea of having a true winter wonderland where kids were ice skating and sledding would be great because I have the fondest memories of skating and sledding when I was young.  I could just see Kristen’s (Maryhadalittleparty) work on my table.  I pitched her my idea and she was in! : ) I didn’t want any details in the skaters, only a silhouette with a little glitter accenting the details of what they were wearing.  I love the way they came out.  For the background I knew what I had in mind and so I looked on Istock photo and when I came across the image it felt magical. I purchased the file and contacted them to be sure I could use the image in the way I wanted, they gave me the green light and I asked my prop’s manager (also my dad) to create a painting based on the picture.  I’m so fortunate to have such a talented dad.  We get to spend some time together being creative. The parent’s and children oohed and ahhed when they saw the decorated room and sweets table.  We all had a great time.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  Happy Holidays! 

Find Vendor Credits Below...

A Gymboree Winter Wonderland

Sledding down the powdered donut slopes of Mount Gymbo

Ice skating on icing & cake pop snowmen

Vendor Credits
Concept and Table Styling by: Inspiring Giggles 
Location: Gymboree Play & Music Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sponsors: Gymboree Play & Music, Inspiring Giggles, Sweet Stacy's and Lace & Lollipops
Backdrop: Painting based on © File# 17886904 
Ice Skaters & Sledders: MaryhadalittleParty via Etsy
Food Labels, Round Cupcake Toppers, Cake Stand Banner: Lace & Lollipops –
Snowflake Toppers: DDCupcakeAccessories via Etsy
Tree Paper for Toppers: Simplymadescrapbooks via Etsy
Mini Cupcakes & Sugar Cookies:
Snowmen Cake pops: Kimmy's Cake Pop's – (inspired by LC Cakes fondant toppers via Etsy)
Macaroons: The Sugar Monkey –
Large Cupcakes: Publix Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Powdered Donuts: Dunkin’ Donuts


  1. Oh My Gosh!! Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the subtle colors and the ice skaters silohettes!!!

  2. Thanks Shauna! I truly appreciate that!

  3. What a magical wonderland with a beautiful backdrop...your Dad did an AMAZING job!

  4. Thanks so much Leonie!!! He's so talented and he loves doing this with me! Makes for a great time! : )

  5. I love this idea and the background is great.
    Nicely done!
    Debbie--Party Patisserie

  6. Thanks a million Debbie & A to Zebra!!! Truly appreciate it! : )