My journey guiding people on what items to purchase for their DIY party at home. My mission is to help one person at a time to celebrate the important events in their life by creating beautiful memories.
I get asked this question a lot. What about a backdrop?
Trust me you don’t need a backdrop unless you have to have one, confused? Me too…lol. But it’s true before you start buying items that are not necessary for your dessert station, make sure to analyze everything.
It’s very important for you to have the view to choose the right location for your dessert station. Look around the room and find a wall that can fit on the decor or can at least don’t compromised the set up. You may be able to find a spot where the wall is clean and don’t have a lot to it, or a picture frame can be easily removed and you can replace it with something less expensive.
But certainly, if you want a backdrop for your dessert table, of course, you can have it. Hey, I am all about add glamour and more to the desserts, but as a dessert stylist my job is also to make the best out of the budget, but I am not complaining if you want to add more.
There are many ways to create a backdrop behind the dessert station, you need to make sure the backdrop will fit with the dessert table itself, not trays flowers or props will be covering or interfering with the design behind. Everything needs to flow together in harmony, always.
How do I know my style? How to choose a party style or theme?
In my opinion, it really depends, of a lot of factors for example: who is the party for? what kind of occasion?
It’s super normal for someone to like and “elegant” party for a wedding, and have a rustic baby shower! Just because you prefer to have an elegant wedding doesn’t mean that every single party you do have to be that way?
For some people is how they are…They like everything elegant or like only gothic things even Disney! It’s your choice, don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. I tell my clients all the time, you are paying, not them.
One way that I found useful with all the past clients, to help them understand their style was to guide them to look around. Research things that calls your attention. Go to Google image search and type “party styles’, or your favorite platform. I personally like Pinterest, I think it’s a very useful visual platform.
Understanding your style can help you to find the right items for you to purchase and order. Seems logical right? But no for everyone, believe me. I have been doing dessert stations for 8 years and I get surprised and I always learning new objections.
So run to Pinterest and find out your style, create boards and start pinning things that you find interesting. After that, you are ready to show your event planner or decorator and find prices according to what you really want.
Yes, I created the courage to go live on Instagram, believe me. I don’t know who is this new person and she kind of scares me a little, if you know me well, you know I used to be the person behind the scenes.
The blog was just the first step and now live on Instagram, but I know my message is important. We need to continue celebrating, this movement is significant to me, and hopefully, I can make a difference for some people.
the movement consists of helping people to celebrate, I give them tips and ideas on how to DIY their party but the reason inside teaching and guiding is to help them understand the importance to celebrate.
Party is just a tool to gather people together and to build memories with friends and family. Let me tell you how it works.
THE BEFORE THE PARTY is the process of understanding the history behind the story that carries the major reason why that event is going on, why we decided to create that party. There are so much involved in this period, so many emotions. It’s during this period the majority of the decisions are made. It’s where we choose all the details involved in every little item, the theme, the color, the place, the food, the music etc.
DURING THE PARTY is where the show begins and we welcome our guests with an open heart to share with them that special day. It’s where every single minute was specifically planned to give the guest a unique sensation of appreciation, from the menu choice to the drinks that will be served. It’s where stories will be made, laughter, good energies hugs, and warm wishes of happiness.
And THE AFTER PARTY where the memories we collected from that awesome event will become stories and good memories that we will cherish and will tell others, we will always remember, cause once we are gone the only thing left are those memories., of the people we laugh with, laugh at it, enjoyed, lived with and loved.
So we need to celebrate now and enjoy every moment and milestone while we can. I am here to help you and guide you to make easy choices when it comes down to decorating, to make it memorable, to make it wiser your decision, cause it doesn’t matter if it’s just a party of two or one cupcake. Let’s celebrate!
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One of the biggest mistakes I see people doing when creating a dessert station is to have everything level.
Creating different highs on the dessert table can help with the composition and design. When you place everything flat one level, you kind of lose the balance on creating different focus points. It’s not inviting, its harder to appreciate the details when everything is mixed together
The best advice I can tell you from years of experience is to create different levels and make sure to place the taller items in the back and smaller ones in the front. This can also help with creating depth, making the desserts station even more attractive to the eyes.