a vintage-inspired bridal shower

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

this vintage feel for a bridal shower is so romantic and darling and i'm falling in love with it!
the talented designer and stylist behind this event is clemens from oh baby boy by clemens design. i first noticed her incredible work last year and featured her son's adorable nautical birthday party here in my blog. 

this time she appears again but for a bridal shower design evoking romance and love. from the beautiful flowers in dusty pink and white, the ruffled cake and dangling birdcages  ~ all are darling vintage-inspired  accents that are just precious! 

i still can't get over the fact that those lovely paper flower accents on the cake stands are actually coffee filters! genius way to use and create something so unexpectedly attractive out of them ~ so breathtaking!

go and visit clemens blog for more stunning photos and be on the look out for part 2 of her bridal shower blog post soon! i'm looking forward to see that too! 

photography by PAM RODRIGUES

floral arrangements by GIF FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN

event design and stylist OH BABY BOY BY CLEMENS DESIGNS

banana treats

Monday, June 27, 2011

i love bananas. not only are they delicious, they're healthy for you too. there are a myriad ways to morph this fruit into tasty delicious desserts that can appeal to both kids and adults!

here are a few ways to enjoy them this coming july 4th festivities. they're quick and easy recipes to try!

all recipes and photos from disney family fun

july fourth tablescape

Sunday, June 26, 2011

last week i shared my fourth of july tablescape guest blogging over at pampers, playdates and parties. since july 4th is this coming weekend and i still can't get enough red, white and blue inspiration - i thought i'd share it here again! 

i hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of july celebration!

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blog giveaway winner

Saturday, June 25, 2011


our lucky winner is blog reader # 14 comment by MELANIE! 

congratulations Mel, email me at swankychicfete [at] gmail [dot] com & leave me your information so that we may wrap the prize all pretty and send it to you!

huge thanks to everyone for joining the contest and for continously supporting this little blog !

latest online magazines

Friday, June 24, 2011

the latest e-glossies are out and here are a few of my favorites!

blogger and food stylist paul's summer issue of Sweet Paul  

baby lifestyle's new E-magazine Baby Lifestyles

i am ready to curl up in a couch or in my bed to read up on party features, recipes, entertaining tips, latest trends, shopping must-haves and so much more!

lastly, we will pick a winner for our summer giveaway on saturday.
if you have not joined yet, click HERE.


have a great weekend friends! stay safe and stay cool - its pretty hot out there!

guest blogger

Thursday, June 23, 2011

i am thrilled to be guest posting over at leslie's pampers, play dates and parties! leslie has been one of my earliest blogging friends and i have been following her ever since. she throws creative fabulous parties and i am happy to contribute a little to her blog!

go head over there and see what i'm sharing with her readers!
thanks so much leslie!

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you still have 2 days to join our latest summer giveaway.
winner will be picked and announced this saturday, JUNE 25TH!

hurry and join now! click HERE!

cupcakes in tea cups

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i'm always on the lookout for other gorgeous options in displaying and serving desserts to create a more unforgettable experience for your guests. i love this idea of serving cupcakes in delicate porcelain teacups especially for weddings, bridal showers, brunch or tea party. 

it is such an elegant and unique way of serving cupcakes ~ and looks darling on display too!

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a Chanel-inspired 30th birthday dessert display

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

i have been a big fan of cupcake d'lights for awhile now. ever since i've seen their images in flickr, i've been smitten and i have fallen in love with her elegant dessert displays and magnificent cakes. all the way from south africa, zahirah is one seriously talented cake designer.

the following images are from a 30th birthday party for a Chanel-lover and pediatrician. i LOVE the spectacular chocolate fudge cake she created. 

fondant-topped cookies showing the Chanel logo and # 30, instead of the iconic Chanel No.5

cake pops were adorned with Chanel ribbons

and finally, the beautiful dessert display in the neutral color palette of cream and dark brown. to see more incredible cake designs by zahirah, please visit her blog and flickr photostream

all images by zahirah

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summer weekend giveaway

Thursday, June 16, 2011

i am so lucky to have really supportive readers and friends who constantly inspire me and i am thankful for that. recently, our blog just reached over 500 facebook likers and i would like to do a little giveaway as an appreciation gift for all of you wonderful readers who stop and visit this blog everyday ~ you are all the reason why i'm still here! THANK YOU ALL! 

i have put together a fun summer tote giveaway filled with some party essentials and even a few travel must-haves perfect for this season! 

one winner gets : 

* a vibrant canvas summer tote
* set of lilly pulitzer party pom-poms
* a paisley-patterned party banner
* set of gift tags
* a protective camera case
* set of girls night out fill-in invites
* set of 2 boatman geller preppy madras luggage tags

this swag bag is filled with lovely treats, i want to win one too! 

you have 4 chances to enter and win this summer tote filled with goodies - here's how :

1) leave me a comment and tell me what are your big summer plans

2) be a blog follower of S::C::F by simply clicking "FOLLOW" on google or blogger {right hand side of the blog} & comment letting me know you just did

3) be a "liker" of S::C::F in FACEBOOK and come back here and leave me a comment that you did so

4) you can also follow me in TWITTER and re-tweet this giveaway & comment back here that you did

giveaway ends JUNE 24TH MIDNIGHT & a winner will be announced SATURDAY JUNE 25TH
winner will be picked via random.org



slade's shrimp shack 1st birthday party

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

i am always amazed by so much creativity and talent out there. this next party feature was put out by rockstar momma, meredith, who did an incredible job putting together her cutest son's first birthday party - SLADE'S SHRIMP SHACK! talking about a brilliant theme - so much fun!

if you recall, meredith was responsible for creating aston's screenprinted birthday shirt and tshirt party favors and i'm not surprised at all with this amazing creative party details she came up with for sweet slade's party!

here's the custom invite by hayley hardcastle 

a shrimp shack party will not be complete without a shrimp boat!
so cool!

meredith found blue butcher paper and decorated their fence to give it an ocean look complete with underwater sea creatures!

this one, the kiddos get to color slade's shrimp boat!

i just love this - nautical vintage finds as part of the decor and they hold crayons for the kids to color the shrimp boat!

yummy shrimp baits!

dessert table called the "bait shop" - clever!

the sweet sweet brothers carson and slade and daddy!

happy happy birthday SLADE! you slayed that cake!

birthday boy with proud mommy, meredith!
thanks for letting me share!

there are so much more fun photos over at her blog, go check them out!

{all photos by meredith}