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Greetings friends and style makers - we are officially over 1 year old and this is our 12th Issue ! of Party Style Magazine! We couldn’t be more excited to have made it to this point. Please take some time to get to know the new layout of our magazine. I hope you will enjoy this unique anniversary edition of Party Style we will be sharing three unique issues with you full of fun party inspiration for all occassions well styled, before we buckle down into our new format with the Holiday Issue. The New format will have six categories of articles, take aways & inspiration Holiday, Recipes, Kids, Wedding, Business, and Style Makers, Within each category, there will be several articles for you to enjoy bursting at the seams with information and Idea’s for your home and business. We have set out to create an on-line and print magazine that would inspire your daily creativity and encourage better business practices offering real take aways you can use in your life and business everyday to live with Style. We are honored to share the work of so many committed and talented people. We have coined the phrase Style Maker and launched our official hashtag #stylemakersunite, with out the vision of so many we would not be the amazing magazine we have become over the last year. Please visit the new contributors page to see the wonderful contributors and read their bios. Also, feel free to leave comments on the articles to share your thoughts or ask the author a question.









Style Makers

Design & Planning: Krista Cook ~ Mosaic Party & Event Design Photography: Alisha Khan ~ Alisha Khan Photography web: Wardrobe: Robyn Flinn ~ Perch Travelling Boutique web: Hair: Laurel-Bach Knapp ~ The Mobile Hair Studio web: Make-Up: Serena Phelan ~ Just U With Color




This eerily beautiful day beck-

ons the warm golden light of Fall and an era when high fashion was introduced to the world of country living. String-woven overlays, damask-printed fabrics, dried moss,


and painted pumpkins layered on a vintage farm table, in front of an old stone wall sets the tone for this display. Lanterns, crows, and natural elements lend to the feeling of rustic living while leather-bound books, top hats, and our gorgeous lady of dark-

ness adds a touch of spookiness and sophistication. One could expect to hear the approaching sound of horse shoes prancing on hard-packed earth behind the call of crows from overhead.



Style Makers

Styling & Concept by Kate [Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate] Graphic Artist/Stationary Design [Carrie Mayhew of Ginger Creative] Photography by [Lisa of Aspect Arts Photography] Model [Jasleen Kular] Makeup artistry by [Tamaira Chapman]


A very elegant “Cleopatra�

inspired dinner party setting, where a small gathering of friends are invited to bask in a beautiful sunset, enjoy the company of friends, and drink wine. The table was a simple low to the ground. We tried to inspire a look of luscious fruits, exotic and glamorous place settings for

each unique guest and tall gold vases for a bold finish. A variety of exotic fruits were placed at the center of the table beneath a gold vintage cake stand. The stand held a beautiful thick chocolate cake, simple but decadent. Each plate had a tiny grape dessert cup and every guest enjoyed a beautiful

white wine. Our gorgeous model Jasleen was dressed in a simple long black dress, and was suited with gold jewelry throughout. Her long dark hair blew in the wind and was perfect for inspiring the look of the classic Cleopatra. Makeup was created by the amazing artist Tamaira Chapman.









Crisp Apple Treats

Peel an apple Cut it up, and cook it in a pot.When you taste it, you will find, it’s applesauce you’ve got! 22

Style Makers

My photographer is MJL Photography and Films: Printables by The Homespun Hostess: Style and Design by Party Pants



Fall is by far my favorite season and my

entire family shares the same feeling! Apple picking at our favorite local farm has been a family tradition for years and This past Fall I decided to fancy things up a bit by inviting all the kids back to our house with their baskets full of apples to enjoy some fall treats and apple cider! The printables by The Homespun Hostess are what inspired me to create this event. I had our invitations blown up to make a sign that I stuck into paper bags filled with muffins, and I sent the original invitations in beautifully lined brown paper


envelopes that reminded me so much of the Fall season. The boys and I stayed up late the night before making caramel apples to wrap as party favors for each child to take home. We also picked up a few gallons of apple cider from the farm that day and served it warm in a giant mason jar dispenser. The kids ages ranged from 2-11 so mason jars with daisy lids allowed them to carry their drinks while playing outside with minimum spillage! Other sweet treats included a fresh pumpkin pie, apple cider donuts, and fresh cut apples served in tin cans with trail mix. As you can see, Jordan took his job of “treat server� very seriously! Too cute! When the kids were done playing in the hay stacks outside, I invited them in to paint their favorite Fall scenes on blank canvases set up with fresh paint and paintbrushes.






Nobody will be complaining about sitting at the

We wanted our styling to result in an interactive experience for our children, both at the dinner takid’s table this Thanksgiving! As mothers of a comble and away from it. (After all, how long do your bined 8 children we are constantly on the hunt for kids actually stay seated at the dinner table?) In festive ideas for involving our kids in the holiday addition to designing a fun kid-centered tablescape preparations and making accompanying traditions (discussed later in this post), together, we came up all about them. We were thrilled to discover that with the idea of an Indian Trading Post (in lieu of Anders Ruff ’s Happy Gobble Day Collection was the traditional dessert table) where pilgrims and purposely created with kids in mind! indians could trade ‘Gobble Day’ gold for edible after-dinner treasures. We had so much fun collaborating again on this shoot. With 4 children a piece, we were anxious to Creating the trading post was so much fun! We brainstorm kid-friendly ideas that even our own hung a neutral colored, herringbone fabric to create children would enjoy and be excited about! We are a backdrop so appreciative of Andrea Pasion Photography for and added different levels of artificial plants and capturing all of the fun! trees to create the illusion of being outdoors. The ‘Happy Gobble Day’ banner from AR’s collection


was attached to dark brown burlap and fastened between two trees with natural clothes pins and twine. The focal point of our trading post was a life-sized teepee designed, sewed and constructed by Vivian. She spray painted PVC pipe brown to look like wooden sticks. We used the pipe to hoist up the teepee exterior which was made by sewing together canvas paint drop cloths according to a specified pattern.

gold was created by adhering the colorful Gobble Day Thanksgiving party circles to plastic gold coins. Each child was given a few at their place setting and could also earn more by finishing their meal. Our hope was that the trading post would look rustic and authentic. We collected old chests, a wooden canoe top, crates, baskets, a fruit-filled cornucopia and wooden boxes, over-filling them with pumpkins, gourds and indian corn. A few pieces of modern Thanksgiving decor were added for festiveness.

From Anders Ruff ’s coordinating printable papers, we created a triangle bunting which we hung around the top of the teepee for color and interest. We used the varying baskets and crates to serve as The teepee was a popular play place and also served our display for our trading post treats. as the designated spot for trading. “Gobble Day”



Pumpkin Parfaits:

Delicious layers of pumpkin mousse, whipping cream and crushed Gingersnaps filled small canning jars. Keeping with the rustic look, canning jar lids were tied with raffia and adorned with brown cardstock and scalloped punched Gobble Day party circles. Crème filled Pirouette cookies accessorized with ‘Happy Gobble Day’ party flags topped off each pumpkin parfait.

Maize Favors:

Faux indian corn favors were fashioned from dried corn husks (purchased in the Hispanic food aisle of most grocery stores) tied around small bags of Reeses Pieces candy with tiny pieces of raffia. Each ear of corn was decorated on the top with a party flag and layered in a harvest basket.

Gobble Goodies:

One of Vivian’s family traditions involves making ‘Gobble Goodies’ with her children. Our trading post would not have been complete without a half-dozen of these adorable turkeys displayed on a hand-painted canoe top, lined with green houndstooth printable paper. They are simple enough, kids can make these with very little assistance. Rice Krispy treats are rolled into small balls and attached to one half of an Oreo for the body, using frosting. Candy corn is ‘feathered’ around the base 30

of another Oreo half and attached. Add edible candy eyes and a candy corn beak and voilà--Gobble Goodies galore!

Pumpkin Muffins:

My children are obsessed with pumpkin bread. Instead of making it in loafs, we made it in muffin form and clothed them in colorful striped cupcake liners. How cute are those little turkey toppers from the Gobble Day collection? We simply cut them out, attached them to toothpicks and made a cute muffin topper out of them.

Teepee Cupcakes:

We couldn’t resist making these adorable teepee treats. Did you know you can bake a cupcake right inside a sugar cone? Neither did we (until we saw the idea on Pinterest)! After baking, simply cut off a small portion off the top of the sugar cone to allow for inserting 2-3 broken pretzel rods to look like sticks. Adhere them in your teepee with a little dab of chocolate frosting. Dip the bottom of your teepee in chocolate and roll in colorful sprinkles or candies. Insert a little coordinating party flag and you’ve got terribly cute teepee treats! Turkey and Cornucopia Cake Pops: Johanna Dellino of Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops graciously donated her original turkey and cornucopia cake pops for our shoot. Aren’t they so

cute?! And trust me when I say, these little bites of goodness were gobbled up...and fast! Notice how perfectly they coordinate with the colors in AR’s printables? She customized them for us!

Mini Apple Pies:

Aren’t things in miniature even cuter? I love these delicious (yes, I sampled a few of them!) mini apple pies that Vivian made using premade pie dough. She cut rounds out of the dough, placed them in her muffin tins to bake, filled them with apple pie filling and topped them with an adorable little pumpkin shaped top crust and party flag. Coordinating pattern paper was used to make sweet little individual pie boxes with peeka-boo acetate windows. Each box was dressed up with raffia and a circle tag.

Blessing Mix:

It is always nice to tie in a little bit of teaching into each holiday. We put together these easy Thanksgiving “Blessing Mix” favor bags to help teach our children about some of the symbolism of the holiday. Cellophane bags were filled with a mix of bugles, peanuts, candy corn, pretzels and candy orange slices. A fold over topper was affixed to the top of each bag and an ingredients list and poem was added to the front.

Trading Post Treats


Children LOVE dressing up {Hello... Halloween?} Using Anders Ruff ’s printable feather indian headbands and pilgrim hats to jumpstart the costume idea, we added indian costumes we purchased at after-Halloween sales for $2 each, and Vivian

used her love of sewing to create peter pan-collared dresses in coordinating fabrics and feminine bonnets for the girls. The children had so much fun being in character and playing with rustic fans, flutes and toys.



Thanksgiving Tablescape:

Our Thanksgiving table was also designed for kid-friendly fun. While we are frantically trying to put last minute touches on the meal, the last thing we need is a bunch of turkeys running wild. AR created the most adorable coloring/activity placemats and “I am Thankful” cards in their Gobble Day Collection which are perfect to use as mini activities to keep the kids entertained. With these activities in mind, we created a place setting for each child which included a turkey feathered vessel containing a crayon bundle tied with raffia, a few mini chocolate bars decorated with trimmed down party flags (to keep them from putting their hands in the food you are preparing), and a couple of pieces of ‘Gobble Gold” for the trading post. Adorable beverage labels dressed up clear glass mugs. We crafted mini Mayflower ships from felt and attached party circles to the sails to tie our Gobble Day theme together. An enlarged Mayflower was also hand sewn and provided a focal point for our table, with pilgrims and indians standing close by. We tied the colors from the printable package into our table decor with washable hand-sewn napkins, a handmade table runner and colorful plates and chargers.

Style Makers Styling, decor & Desserts: Jennifer Carver (Banner Events) and Vivian Kerr. Graphic Designs: Anders Ruff Custom Designs (Happy Gobble Day Package available for $12.50 in their Shop. Cake Pops: Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops Photography: Andrea Pasion Photography Thank you, Jen Carver (Banner Events) Vivian Kerr (Kerr Kreations)













Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the changing colors, warming spices and how the season brings family and friends together as we head towards Thanksgiving. Here is a fall party to show gratitude. The idea for the party started when I was gifted my favorite double chocolate mouse cake from a friend as a thank you. I didn’t feel justified just digging into the cake all by myself, so I created a dessert table around the colors, flavors and favorites of the season. When I think of fall, I imme40

diately think of fresh baked peach pies, crisp apple chips, warm gingersnap cookies and homemade Chex party mix. I’ve been making the same gingersnaps for 30 years. These cookies always remind me of walking in the door after school on cool fall afternoon and helping my mom roll the balls of gingersnap dough in sugar before popping the cookies into the oven. My kids really love the same ginger and clove spice, and probably the rolled-insugar part the most.

You can find the recipe here: http:// www.worthpinning. com/2013/11/gingersnaps.html The pretzel chip owl and turkey heads were a cutesy addition to make the dessert spread a little more fun and whimsical. You don’t need to turn on the oven to create this treat with melted white chocolate, chocolate chips and candy corn. You can find the instructions here: http:// www.worthpinning. com/2013/11/pretzelchip-turkey-headsedible-craft.html

For a little chocolate to go with the double mouse chocolate cake, we dipped some dried apricots in melted chocolate with almond bits. We also took graham sticks and dipped them in Nutella with fall colored sprinkles. When creating a dessert table, I like to add a few treats that are easy to prepare. I feel like party guests pick up more inspiration when they can eye one or two things that they think they could make themselves for their next party or gathering. I have fun

with the wow factor when creating parties, but I much prefer to inspire others to create their own layered displays.

You can find the tutorial and the rest of the party details: http:// www.worthpinning. com/2013/11/fallparty-treats.html

The peach mini pies are such an easy way to serve pie. No cutting or plating required! It is also easy to make a variety of filling options because they are individual pies. Recipe and tutorial: http:// www.worthpinning. com/2013/10/peachhand-pies.html

The double mouse chocolate cake was made by Mountain Flour Cakes. All other party treats and styling is by Worth Pinning.

The fall polka-dot bunting was made from a drop cloth. PARTY STYLE Magazine






Gobble, gobble, wobble and

wobble! It’s Turkey Day! We celebrated in a fun way with a table filled with sweets and treats! All our guests were greeted at the door with a wreath I made out of burlap and felt rosette flowers. The kids even helped me make it one day by helping tie on the strips of the burlap! The centerpiece for our table is a basket that has been in my family for years. Not your traditional cornucopia, yet we filled with it with pumpkins and gourds we purchased at our local farm. The kids loved picking them out! We placed two vintage milk glass candlesticks on either side (a thrift shop find!) to give it a more elegant feel. Amber of Party On! Designs created the cutest party pintables for our party! Inspired by a chalkboard, the kids

loved the turkeys on the banner and cupcake toppers! We made together pumpkin muffins we placed in mini baskets from Party On! Designs, served vanilla cupcakes and treated our guests to Hershey Kisses with the cutest surprise from Party On! Designs ~ mini stickers on the bottom! It is a sweet treat for all ages. The kids were treated to candy corn filled push up pops we placed in a turkey tin designed by I Have A Favor as a take home treat and adults took home mini mason jars filled with candy corn as well. We finished the day off taking pictures outside with an adorable banner designed by Party On! Designs. It was a great way to remember the day and the kids loved playing in the fall leaves! It certainly was a Happy Thanksgiving and a fun day for all ages!



Style Makers Party Styling: Michele Brown, Sweet Threads Clothing Co Coordinating Pintables & Party Supplies: Party On! Designs, Turkey Tin: I Have A Favor, Turkey Shirts & Skirt: Sweet Threads Clothing Co, Headband: B’s Bows, Necklace: Dress It Up Shop,







Rather than spending tons of money on a corny Halloween costume that you’ll only wear for one night, why not let your creative side show and make your face the main attraction to your costume using some clever Halloween makeup? If you think you’re not artistically talented enough to pull off one of these cool looks, there are ways to get it done (ahem, step-by-step YouTube tutorials, scrolling


through Pinterest, or stalking creative people on Instagram). We guarantee it’ll be a more interesting way to dress up than buying another sexy nurse costume. Read more: http:// halloween-makeup-ideas/#ixzz3FMvkLbGp Makeup isn’t just for cosmetics – in the right hands, it can be just as valid an artistic medium as paint or ink. When Spanish

makeup artist and photographer Eva Senín Pernas gets her hands on a makeup brush, she can create spooky and elegant lip makeup art perfect for almost any Halloween costume idea. Given the season, we’ve focused on Pernas’ Halloween- or costume-related art, which will definitely inspire you to start thinking about creepy or creative Halloween costumes. But the multi-talented artist, who studied architecture before moving

into photography and makeup art, creates beautiful lip makeup art all year long, so be sure to check out her website if you want to see more!

Quick Ideas Take a leaf out of Atlanta De Cadenet’s book and team a strapless gown with some awesome skull make-up across your face, neck and shoulders. Extra dressing up points for the skeleton earrings, too. You needn’t go all-outghoul for Halloween. Why not keep things pretty and opt for a statement metallic eye spooky spider queen look requires an arsenal of glitter and eyeliner - not to mention a steady hand.

Mixing the red eyeshadow trend with the bleachedbrow trend will ensure you a trick or treat beauty hit. Forget pretty or slutty Halloween costumes this year and go all-out for fright night. We love skull-inspired make-up look, made glam with super-shiny straight brunette tresses. shown on first page of makeup idea’s Wine-stained lips are the fastest way to Halloween-ify* your look this scary season.

Wet-look, slicked-back locks? Definitely scary. Smudgy kohl-lined eyes and slicked-down locks make a simple fright night combination.

ing: “Is she tired? Or perhaps the living dead?” Dark and glamorous: we love a catwalk up-do and hot red lip combination.

Some people take Halloween as an opportunity to look really, really scary. And some people like to just have fun with make up fake eye lashes and and bit of paint. A bold felt-tip liquid liner is great for creating bold eye make-up. A little pink around the eyes should get people wonder-



Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no - Lad

To me, beauty and makeup and color is - Marc

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makeup, I’m always the same person inside. dy Gaga

like the finishing touch on everything. c Jacobs

ats your make-up brand? Crayola maybe? PARTY STYLE Magazine





The Shirley Temple is one of the most popular drinks and one that everyone should know. It is easy to make at home and you can order it for yourself or the kids at almost any restaurant you go to. Of course, the drink that is named for the best known, most innocent looking child star in history contains no alcohol. Instead, this mocktail has just three simple ingredients: two light sodas and grenadine for the fruity flavor. The combination is fantastic and refreshing, and it is one of the best soda fountain drinks you will have. INGREDIENTS 3 ounces lemon-lime soda 3 ounces ginger ale Dash grenadine Maraschino cherry for garnish Black food coloring and sugar for rim Directions Pour the lemon-lime soda and ginger ale into a collins glass with ice cubes. add a few drops of coloring. Add a dash of grenadine. Stir. Garnish with a cherry.


Spiced Pumpkin Fudge INSTRUCTIONS LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil. COMBINE sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter and spice in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 10 to 12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234° to 240º F (soft-ball stage). QUICKLY STIR in morsels, marshmallow crème, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigoriously for 1 minute or until morsels are melted. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Let stand on wire rack for 2 hours or until completely cooled. Refrigerate tightly covered. To cut, lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Makes about 3 pounds. FOR BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE: SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels for Premier White Morsels. INGREDIENTS 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 1/2 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème 1 cup chopped pecans 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract



Blood Dripping Drinks Adding a little blood to your beverage isn’t hard. In fact, all you need is cranberry concentrate. This is a drink you’ll want to make as you serve them, not before hand. Start with a brightly colored punch and pour it into a clear glass (with or without ice). Then add a tablespoon of cranberry concentrate around the inner rim of the glass. You will see the “blood” slowly start trickling down into the glass. Perfect for all those little vampires at the party says Ingredients Original recipe makes 20 servingsChange Servings 2 (3 ounce) packages lime flavored Jell-O® mix 1 quart hot water 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 cups white sugar 4 1/2 cups cold water Directions In a large saucepan dissolve the gelatin in 1 quart of hot water. Allow to cool. When gelatin is cool, pour into a large punch bowl, Stir in pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate, sugar and 4 1/2 cups cold water. Pour in ginger ale just before serving.


Chocolate Blitzen Ingredients 2 ounces semisweet chocolate 1/3 cup chocolate-flavored sprinkles 1 cup chocolate ice cream 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Irish cream liqueur 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) dark cream de cacao 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka Chocolate curls or grated chocolate Directions In a heavy small saucepan, heat chocolate over low heat until melted. Dip the rims of eight 1-ounce mini martini glasses or shot glasses in the melted chocolate and then dip in the sprinkles. Chill until serving time. In a blender, combine ice cream, Irish cream liqueur, cream de cacao, and vodka. Cover and blend until mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with chocolate curls. Serve immediately. Makes 8 (1-ounce) servings. Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Blitzen) Per serving: 154 kcal cal., 7 g fat (3 g sat. fat, 10 mg chol., 51 mg sodium, 20 g carb., 1 g fiber, 2 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



Homemade Fresh Cranberry Juice Ingredients 8 cups fresh cranberries 8 cups water 1/2 - 1 cup agave nectar 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice Instructions Directions Add the cranberries and water to a large stock pot. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Pass the cranberry mixture through a food mill with the smallest plate. Add agave nectar to your taste. Add the 2 juices to the bowl and stir to combine. Set a fine meshed sieve over a large bowl, pass the cranberry mixture through the sieve, trying to not press the solids too much (this will result in a thicker juice). Remove solids to a bowl and repeat with remaining cranberry mixture. Save solids for another use (fruit leather perhaps). Refrigerate juice and serve.


Cinnamon Mocha Coffee Recipe Directions In a coffeemaker basket, combine the coffee and ground cinnamon. Prepare 4 cups brewed coffee according to manufacturer’s directions. Meanwhile, combine the milk, sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes or until small bubbles appear on the sides of the pan, stirring occasionally (do not boil). Pour hot milk mixture into four coffee cups, then add cinnamon-flavored coffee. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and whipped cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings. Ingredients 1/3 cup ground coffee (not instant coffee granules) 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup 2% milk 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cinnamon sticks, optional Whipped cream, optional Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 cup) equals 77 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein



Dry Ice drinks


Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects. Simply drop a chunk into a liquid, then it begins to “boil” and emit a dense, creepy fog. Not only that, it’s cheap, simple to use, and way easier to find than you probably thought. It also happens to be fantastic—and fantastically ghoulish—in a lot of cocktails. There are a few tips and tricks you need to know before you just dive right in, but we’ve got your back. Think of this as your just-intime-for-Halloween all-inclusive primer. What Is Dry Ice? Simply put, dry ice is the solid state of carbon dioxide (CO2). When carbon dioxide gets really cold (colder than -109.3 degrees F, to be exact) it passes directly from a gaseous state into a solid state, forming a hard, white chunk that looks like a block of snow. As dry ice heats up, though, it doesn’t melt, it sublimates, meaning it changes from solid to gas without a liquid phase in the middle (like you’d get with water). Hence, dry ice.When you put a little dry ice into a liquid (such as a mixed drink), it begins to rapidly sublimate from the outside in (and it cools the drink nicely). How To Work With It Okay, now the fun stuff. And it really is super fun to play work with. You want to do this within an hour of your party starting, or less than, if possible. Ideally, you’ll do it right before serving the drinks, and your guests will probably enjoy watching the process anyway.

Assuming you have a block of dry ice, this is what you need to do to make it drink-ready. If you got the pellet version, then you can pretty much skip all of this and just scoop a little into each cup. What you’ll need: Cutting board Tongs Chisel (or a flathead screwdriver) Hammer Gloves Eye protection A cooler or some kind of insulating container. A bowl filled with towels could work in a pinch. So, wearing your gloves, you place the block of dry ice onto your cutting board, put your safety glasses on (I may have used sunglasses), annnnnd... Safety Dry ice is generally pretty safe, but it’s far from idiot-proof. Don’t let it touch bare skin. Use thick gloves if you need to handle it, or better yet, use tongs. It’s cold that they could get internal frost bite in their mouth, throat, or even stomach. Don’t store dry ice in a sealed container. As it off-gasses it will expand until the contain breaks in a spectacularly dangerous fashion. It can create an insane amount of pressure and send plastic/glass/ metal/etc shrapnel flying with enough velocity to do very serious damage to people, places, and things. Let it breathe, baby.

Raspberry Pudding Parfaits Ingredients 1-1/2 cups cold milk 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed Whipped topping, optional Directions In a large bowl, combine milk and pudding mix; beat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon half into four parfait glasses. Top with half of the raspberries. Repeat layers. Garnish with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 4 servings. Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 556 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.












Style Makers

Concept & Styling: Christie Skerski of Flaired Affairs Photography: Dyal Photography – Printables: Gemma’s Party Style – *

Cake/Cupcake & Fondant Work: Fancy Cakes Sugar Cookies: Salsa Sweets, LLC


Custom Villain Lollipops: Lollipics – Glam Apples, Chocolate Oreos : Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins –

* Custom Candy Kabobs: Sweets Indeed - * Custom Villain Letters: Tancy’s Creations – *Custom Villain Cupcake Stands: Storybook Stands * Face Painting: Playful Paints - * Adult Costumes: Styles By Mimi – * Adult Headpieces: Scarlot Harlow Designs - * Children’s Tutus: Atutudes – * Children’s Fascinator Hats – Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams –


Maybe things work out when they’re suppose to. Maybe it’s all about timing. - Robin ( Once Upon A Time ) Only you can shape your destiny but if you believe you’re evil then that is what you’ll become. - Glinda ( Once upon A Time ) Pay attention Sis. This is how you take away a happy ending. -Zelena ( Once Upon A Time )









Snow: I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. Charming: And I’ll love you until my last. ( Once Upon A Time )




Our Little Pumpkin turned two! Be-

ing that my husband and I referred to him as our pumpkin since we learned he was coming, it was only appropriate to have his birthday party at a pumpkin patch. We brought Argyle and Houndstooth touches to the pumpkin patch for boys pumpkin painting party! A windy Fall let us know that Winter weather was coming to South Florida and the wind made for quick improvising on décor. The kids all came ready to paint. They kids picked out their pumpkin from the Pumpkin Picking Station and went to town painting their pumpkin with their custom painting pallet. They brought their pumpkins to


the Drying Station and enjoyed lunch served in apple baskets. Tea Sandwiches, Pumpkin Bread and Martinelli Apple Juice filled their bellies and got them ready to run around the patch taking pictures at the different picture stations. After the photo op’s, they enjoyed sweet treats such as Mini Caramel Crab-Apples, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, Chocolate Covered Oreo’s topped with 3D Scarecrows and Pumpkins, Push-Up Pops filled with Pumpkin Spiced Donuts, Chocolate Donuts and Glazed Donuts, Almond Owl Cookies, Cheesecake Cake-Pops, Vanilla Cake-Pops, Vanilla & Chocolate Cupcakes topped with Edible

Sunflowers and Edible Hay Bales, Acorns and Leaves and Jack-o-lantern Parisian Macaron’s with a chocolate filling. Each child used their apple baskets to hold their pumpkin favors, personalized cookie favors, fall drinking cup favors and sweet treats as they went home ready for naptime.

Style Makers

Concept & Styling – The Pear - Photography – Enduring Impressions - Venue – LifeSong Church, Jupiter, FL Printables – Paper Heart Company - Printing – AlphaGraphics Palm Beach – Rentals – Superior Party Rental, Jupiter, FL Macarons – The Sugar Monkey - Scarecrow Oreos, Cupcake Toppers – Love & Sugar Kisses - Cupcakes – DD’s Cupcakes - Cake – Publix - Abacoa Cookie Cake Topper & Caramel Apples– Sweet Stacy’s - Scarecrow & Pumpkin Cake-Pops – Kimmy’s Cake Pops Owl Cookies – A Cookie Jar Sunflower Cupcake Topper – Sugar Robot









No one mourns the Wicked!


Shouldn’t a girl who’s so good inside Have a matching exterior?






“Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning. ” Our Simply Wicked Dinner Party styled shoot is full of classic Oz imagery and colors that represent one of the most iconic storybook and cinematic villains of all time. But of course we added our own special twist to give this party just a bit of sparkle and glam. Our sweets table was adorned with gorgeous, glistening emerald green sequined linen and was filled with decadent desserts including glamorous Wicked Witch silhouette and monogram cookies, black candied


apples with emerald green shimmer sticks, black sugar coated miniature donuts and black and white fondant topped cupcakes. The focal point of the table was a stunning 3 tiered black and white striped cake finished with a white, gold and emerald floral and ribbon detailing.

selections. In lieu of a standard name place card, we chose to highlight a notable characteristic describing the Wicked Witch of the West. A glittering gem topped emerald Oreo was placed on miniature cupcake stands and served as a sweet treat for each attendee. Our crystal ball centerpiece sat upon a floral and feather clad wreath atop a golden pedestal. Our dinner party place settings included black dinner plates set on em- A striking black and white striped erald green chargers, vintage emerald satin linen served as the perfect base goblets, and water color inspired linen for our dining tablescape. Each gold napkins adorned with floral and feath- Chiavari char was accented with a garland made of green, black and gold er napkin rings. Our dinner party menus were laid upon each place setflowers with touches of iridescent ting, highlighting the evening’s dining black feathers.

We styled the bar area with an emerald topped vintage decanter, various vintage bottles and pedestals and added a touch of sparkle with some color coordinating flatware and a glitter mason jar complete with a small floral arrangement. The bar was adorned with an emerald and black tassel garland and accented with touches of gold. And what would a bar be without champagne? This chocolate champagne bottle was the perfect touch! A small entrance table served as the perfect setting for our Wicked Witch and broom inspired candybobs and welcome sign.

And of course, what would the Wicked Witch of the West be without her bicycle and broom? We chose to embellish our bicycle and vintage bicycle basket with an abundance of blooms, greenery, feathers and chocolate champagne. The iconic witch’s broom was topped with emerald sequins and finished with a touch of black and gold. This just goes to show, adding just a bit of glitz and glam can take any event from simply wicked to wicked and fabulous!�



Style Makers

Event Styling & Coordination: Sweetly Chic Events & Design ( Photography: Jennifer Soucy Photography ( Printables: Princesses & Tiaras ( Cake: Kima’s Konfections ( Cookies: Katie’s Creative Baking ( Oreos: Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique ( Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Danielle’s Sweet Side ( Candied Apples: How Sweet It Is By Melissa ( Candybobs: Sweets from Heaven, Outlets at Orange ( Mini Donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked ( Sequin Tablecloth: Candy Crush Events ( Black & White Striped Tablecloth: Shop Modern Celebrations ( Tassel Garland: Fancy & Fold ( Glittered Mason Jars: Always the Occasion ( Bling Sticks: Painting Paris Pink ( Feathers: Stuff-n-Feathers ( Wicked Witch Style Broom:The Broomchick at Scheumack Broom Company ( Cotton Candy: The Cotton Candy Confectionery (










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Event Styling: Sweetly Chic Events & Design Photography: Expressions by Nicole Marie Printables, Straws, Popcorn Boxes, Candy Cups: Cupcake Express Oreo Pops, Oreos, Marshmallow Pops, Pretzels: How Sweet It Is by Melissa Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Lisa Sixlets, Gumballs, Pearls, Chocolate Balls: Celebration by SweetWorks Bat Cake: The Perfect Cake by Shirley


Our guests were ready for a ghoulish good time at our Not So Spooky Halloween Party; with succulent sweet treats, a decorate your own cupcake station and pumpkins galore, we started off the Halloween season with a bang instead of a boo!

traditional Halloween decor and a modern pop of fresh patterns and hues, this youthful Halloween bash was a hauntingly good time!

Our pint sized guests enjoyed a treat table decorated with vibrant Halloween inspired hues and layered with lots of spooktacular sweets to die for. After enjoying all of the Halloween treats and fresh apple cider, guests decorated their very own creepy cupcakes topped off with loads of Halloween colored candies. To continue the Halloween spirit, guests took home miniature pumpkins they decorated in their very own spooky way. With






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Dessert Station concept, design and styling: Sweets Indeed

Backdrop design, paper goods and photography: The Pixel Studio Backdrop printing: James Litho Chocolate “pudding” dessert shots, cream puffs and mini cupcakes: Meringue Bake Shop Finger and eyeball cake bites, custom Oreos: Bella’s Bakery and Bowtique Prison inspired cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop Custom cookies: Firefly Confections Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details Dip-A-Body Part, chocolate brains, ears and hearts, gummy frogs and “Penny’s boogers”: Sweets Indeed


How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why? -Rick



Let me start by saying I am a

HUGE Walking Dead fan. I have always had a love for all things zombie and am counting the days until the next season starts. When Miriam Corona contacted me with a referral for a client who wanted a legit Walking Dead dessert station, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I am still saying thank you to Miriam for sending THE raddest client my way. We had a phone consultation and the first thing out of her mouth was, “I have to have The Governor’s head collection somewhere on this table”. Yes, please! This wasn’t going to be a cutesy set up, she wanted details, gore, had some great ideas and totally let me run with it. We’ve had many Walking Dead related conversations since! I had a blast designing the station and am now a big fan of the coolest zombie loving family, EVER! I started by having The Pixel Studio design a dark, wooded, zombie filled backdrop. Can you spot them? A huge shout out to James Litho for the phenomenal print job and excellent customer service. They got the job done fast and made it really easy to display the canvas on pipe and drape. Of course, I had to have Daryl and Rick make an appearance. This is them right before they went to work exterminating the zombies. I found some old oil barrels and plywood for the table and PonchoDave on Etsy sold me some of Daryl’s poncho material to drape over it. I also made a mini poncho for my littlest man and he had a lot of fun wearing it around the house. Considering how the last season ended, I knew we 102

had to include Terminus in there somewhere. The signage and grill with our custom packaged “dipping body parts” served as take home favors for the guests. I’m pretty sure Terminus is full of cannibals and we shall soon find out. The client had originally wanted a whole wall of zombie heads in real aquarium tanks but the venue wouldn’t allow glass or much water so, we improvised. An aquarium full of the Governor’s trophies served as the centerpiece and cake stand for Sweet and Saucy’s recreation of the prison. They even turned Michonne into a replica of the birthday girl. She was a pro at warding off the zombies. For the desserts, there were SO many memorable quotes and moments throughout the seasons that is was hard to not go overboard with every idea that popped into my mind. I decided to focus the majority of this table on the most recent season and chose a few of my favorite quotes as flavor tag and tent style table decor. I still have these tent cards in my office as I just couldn’t part with them. Lets start with Carl’s infamous pudding. I called upon Kristin of Meringue Bake Shop to create some chocolate pudding inspired dessert shots and she knocked it out of the park in both look and taste. These were SO delicious and gave the guests a chance to share the love of pudding.

I loved Merle’s character and the transformation that he went through. One of my favorite lines was “I’ll bake ‘em a cake with pink frosting” so of course, we had to have some mini cupcakes. These served as a “choose your weapon” display with the most detailed fondant toppers by Edible Details. That crossbow? Seriously amazing. I did leave one cupcake sprinkled just for Merle. The other cupcakes (salted caramel flavored) had chocolate brains on them.

amazing cookie designs and was able to take the characters faces and immortalize them in the most delicious sugar cookies. I’m tempted to have a set made just for me so that I can put them in a shadow box on my wall. Yes, I love them that much. Oh Dale and Hershel, how I miss you. I hope this temporarily eases the longing for a the new season to begin. If you’re anything like me, you’re itching for it even more!

You can’t have a zombie table without some guts and let me tell you, those cream puffs with the oozing green goo went right along with the theme. There had to be some zombie grub on the table so as a nod to Glenn finding Maggie’s engagement ring, I had Bella’s Bakery and Bowtique create finger cake pops. Displayed in a baking pan, they looked so real in person that I had to remind people they were, in fact, edible. The edible ring was found on one of the fingers as an extra treat. I can’t stop staring at these fingers and am still in awe of how incredibly gruesome they were! She also created scrumptious eyeball cake bites. I spy with my little eye…. the Governor’s infamous patch! Chocolate coated Oreos gave guests a chance to show their team spirit. Who’s team are you on? Of course, Daryl Dixon can be on my zombie killing team any day. His ear collection can be found strewn across a jar of chocolate gummy ears and is accompanied by a jar of “Penny’s boogers” (TWD fans will know who she was). We’ve lost so many beloved characters so I decided to create an “in memory of ” cookie collection. Firefly Confections creates crazy PARTY STYLE Magazine





There are some things you don’t come back from - Martinez

Everybody loves a hero. - The Governor


m. You either live with them, or you don’t.

A sad soul can killer quicker than a germ. - Hershel






I’m very excited to share my Little

Witches and Wizards photo shoot with you. My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus! It’s become a favorite with my little ones and family too. Although this isn’t a Hocus Pocus themed photo shoot, the movie was still an inspiration. Especially since I have little boys I wanted to incorporate something that wouldn’t be just for girls but for boys as well. My little guys love


wearing capes, they like magical things like wands and abracadabra kind of fun. So I came up with Little Witches and Wizards for the Halloween theme. This was perfect! Back up to last fall and this is when I began planning around this theme of Little Witches and Wizards. We had just moved out of town into our new home. I wanted to throw a Halloween party for the little ones, my Mom was coming out to visit and this would be my Mom’s

first Halloween together with the boys! Exciting! I wasn’t sure if I should throw a party or not considering that we had just moved in a few weeks prior, we had lots of work to do around the house and had been so busy. To top it off, who would we invite? We just moved in our new home. Would our friends from out of town drive in? I decided to throw a party and it didn’t matter if it was just going to be us My Mom and I had fun

discussing what we would wear and I made the boys their wizard costumes. My Mom and I dressed up as witches and she wore a pretty purple witch hat with black lace. Guess what? We had a great turn out at our Halloween party! Most of our neighbors attended and wore costumes including the grownups and most of our friends drove in from out of town. Wow! It was fun to say the least! Lauren Haddox designed the invi-

tation and coordinating printables and they came out darling! I promised her I would have a photo shoot for the following year and voila, here it is! Since the party last year, I improved on my display, props, costumes and desserts with the help of a little more time and great vendors. It was a little crazy trying to get the photo shoot done with heavy rain in the area but we got it done in two days. The little “witch and wizard” did a great job posing for the camera. Their

costumes were beautiful and they looked amazing!! Thank you kiddos very much! Between our wonderful kids, amazing décor and desserts from very talented vendors, my great photographer, very helpful husband and wonderful memories of last year’s planning and Halloween party, I couldn’t have asked for a better photo shoot project. This one’s especially for you Mom. Happy Halloween everyone! Have a fun and safe Halloween season!






Style Makers

Concept and Design: Patty Smith owner of Sweet Treat Stands,,, and Instagram: @sweettreatstands Photography: Christina P. Photography in St. George, Utah, and Custom Invitation Design and Coordinating Paper Printables: Lauren Haddox Designs and Fondant Cake: Katie’s Cake Creations, Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Little Shindigs, Sugar Cookies and Mini Cakes: Kima’s Konfections, Cauldron Gourmet Apples and Lollipops: Lakeithia Basley-Smith, KL Desserts,, www. and Instagram: @KLDesserts Gourmet Marshmallow Pops: Michelle Little, The Little Sweet Stop,, Witch Dress Costume with Matching Hat and Broom: Lane Langmade’s Wicked and Wonder,,,, Vintage Halloween Suitcase with Silver Potion Bottles and Large Satin Black Ornate Frame: Rhonda Hallstrom, Farm House Fare, Witch and Wizard Wands:, Wizard Hats: Elizabeth Taylor, Grim Sweetness, and Poison Apple and Witches Brew Book with Moss and Potion Bottles (orange, purple and green): Christi Dowdy, Haunted Moon Emporium, and Witch House Crystal Ball: Marna Lynn Schell, Crowhaven Creations,





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