Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Mother's Day - Blissfully Sweet Challenge

When I was asked to create a special “Blissfully Sweet” Mother’s Day table to honour Jacki’s mum Suzanne Maree Wadey, who passed away from breast cancer 10 years ago I was very excited if not a bit nervous. The theme was relaxed, casual beachside with the main colours being shades of  teal, rustic/natural sand and white. Since my topic was “Hot Chocolate and S’mores bar” my accent colours was chocolate and burnt orange. My main inspiration came from the gorgeous printables by Style me Gorgeous, I used the colours that Sarah incorporated in my tags and used them in paint colours, ribbon, food and props to create my “bar”. I didn’t want to use a conventional table so instead I opted for a vintage “hutch” that I had in storage. I gave the hutch a lick of paint (matching my printables) and used that as my “anchor” point for the whole design.

Thinking about what to serve on my bar was both easy and difficult! Easy because it’s a bar, so I had to obviously incorporate elements such as self-serve chocolate, marshmallows, crackers etc but at the same time difficult as I didn’t have anything “pretty”to showcase like I normally do. No fancy cakes, no lovely cookies and no gorgeous cupcakes as it didn’t fit with my theme. Instead I opted to have some gorgeous eye catching flowers sprinkled with shells from Velvet Lily Florist to make my bar “pretty” and providing a focal point . I am sure you can see from the photo’s that the stunning bouquets lifted my bar from ordinary to lovely. Some of the food that was served at the bar (other than the expected self-serve ingredients needed to create a hot chocolate drink and s’mores snack) was dunking choc chip cookies, chocolate macarons, S’Mores cupcakes, S’mores Cheesecake and s’mores pops.

Lovely flowers by Velvet Lily

As a favour everyone took home either a S’mores campfire kit or Hot chocolate kit.

In loving memory of Suzanne Maree Wadey, 20.08.1948 – 22.10.2002


  1. Those pictures are making me really hungry right now. (Belated) Happy Mothers day!

    Haley McAdams
    Food Manager Certification

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