BOO! It's Halloween!

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and fabulous Halloween this year! It is a great time to spend time with friends and family, enjoy spooky sweet delights, and dress up of course! Here are some photos from the Halloween festivities. The super cute Black Swan is my daughter Julia. Have a frightfully spooky Halloween!

We Have A Sweet Sponsor!!!

We are absolutely delighted to announce our sponsor for the Sweet Table Contest 
A Little Treasure E-store will reward our Canadian finalist with a gift certificate for $200. I had an opportunity to work with Kristy recently and I was very impressed with her creativity and professionalism. Do you remember my Love and Lavender Dessert Table?  A Little Treasure designed the tent cards, the favour cards and the banner. We are so excited to have on board someone with such talent and passion for art and design.  A Little Treasure is an exciting shopping destination for stylish birth announcements, special occasion stationery and keepsake art. Weather you need a stylish baby  shower invitation or a Holiday card, A Little Treasure is the place to go.

If you join her Facebook page, you can get a discount from your next purchase. Sweet Deal!

If you are interested in participating in the Sweet Table Contest, go here to read the rules.

Contest closes on December 9, so make sure you submit your sweet entries on time.

Love and Lavender Baby Shower - Sweet Teaser

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of creating a sweet table for a dear friend, who is expecting her baby in November. I wanted to create a memorable experience for her and her family. Because we didn't know the baby's gender, we decided to go with colours that complement her feminine and romantic side, so we chose different shades of grey and purple. I am so eager to share this wonderful event with you, so here is a snapshot of the dessert table. Big kudos go to  Joyful Emotion Photography who took these incredible photos. More photos to come in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Vendors Credits:
Photography: Joyful Emotion Photography
Event Planner/Stylist: Vania Asenova
Cake/Sweets: Bluebird Cakes
Printables: A Little Treasure (Etsy)

International Sweet Table Contest: Call for your fabulous entries, Canada!

I am very pleased to announce that I will be representing Canada in the 2011 International Edition of the Sweet Table Contest. The contest launched in 2010 when Laure, the founder from Paris, France, came up with the idea of creating a place on the internet where non professional party designers and creative moms across Europe can share their pretty and gorgeous dessert tables. The contest generated a lot of buzz in the community and it was such a success that she decided to launch the 2011 Edition but this time it will reward the most beautiful tables in the WORLD!
Dessert table by Belle Amour (last year's contest winner from UK)
The fantastic team at Sweet Table Contest approached me and asked me to oversee the submission process for Canada. I am absolutely privileged and super excited to take part of this amazing event. 
So, it is up to you, Canada.  Let's show the world your creativity, originality and talents. ( I do know you have plenty of them!)
This contest is open to everyone who creates sweet tables as a hobby and is free to enterThe Process is very simple and include the following steps:

How to Enter?
1. Submit ONE high res colour photo of your dessert table
If you live in Canada and you are not in the dessert tables design business and you are interested in entering the contest, simply take ONE high res photo of your dessert table and email it to by Friday, December 9 at 2pm Mountain TimeSee some examples herePlease indicate your email subject as a: STC Submission. 
2. Include your contact info in the email
Include the following information in your email: 
  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • City, Province
  • Event Theme 
  • Quick overview of the concept behind the design
3. Include a link to the rest of the images from your desert table ( this could be your blog, your picasa web album, flickr, facebook page, etc.) Please do not email more than ONE picture of your dessert table.

What happens after you enter?
1. Processing Submissions
 I collect all of the submissions and submit them to the Sweet Table Contest Team. A very impressive International Jury Board from 16 countries around the world has been gathered to assess each of the entries based on the following criteria: 
  • Creativity
  • Colours harmony
  • Presentation
  • Accordance with the chosen theme
  • Overall Look and Feel
2. Reveal of contestants
Once contest submissions are closed, the National Contestants will be revealed on the STC Website:
3. Local Round
Each National Judge will vote for their 3 favourite Sweets Tables, in all countries except their ownThe National Sweet Table winner will be the table with the most points. 
4. The Finals
National Judges will vote for their 3 favorite National Sweet Table winners. The President of the Jury’s vote will count double. The 2011 Sweet Table Edition winner will be the table with the most points. 
What's in it for me?
This contest is a great way of showcasing your talents and sharing your beautiful creations with the world. Your work will be displayed on my blog and the Sweet Table Contest website. 
We are working on getting a Canadian sponsor on board who will provide the prize for our Canadian finalist. If you are interested in sponsoring and you would like to learn about the sponsorships benefits, please email me at The prize for the contest finalist will be provided by the Sweet Table Contest team from France.
Do you have any tips?
Last year's winner of the contest, Debs from Belle Amour wrote a fantastic blog post on how to put together a "winning entry". There are some great ideas and tips that can help you with the planning and the design of your dessert table. Check it out here.
More Information?
For more information about the contest or to view last year's finalists from Europe, please go to the Sweet Tables Website:, become a fan on Facebook or follow the contest on Twitter.

Looking forward to your SWEET submissions, Canada! The countdown begins...