Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Team Players from The East...

When Natalie and I dreamed up this little tablescape throwdown adventure, we never imagined that it would turn into something so huge, amazing and fabulous. So many gracious, talented and extraordinary girls, coming together for the party sisterhood and for the benefit of some very special kids.

We are amazed at the support and teamwork throughout these months. Simply astounding for such sisterhood in a sometimes ultra competitive and deranged party world. Even signing up for this experiment speaks volumes for character. Collaborating with a team of peers is rewarding on so many levels.
Both the East and West teams had a wide range of talents and skills and it was such an adventure to see how it all played out. I think that both teams created adorable, kid friendly and unique partyscapes. So many original ideas and designs-I keep looking at all the pictures. I adore them all.

Special shout outs to May Arts for generously donating beautiful ribbon to both teams and to Nicole, at Dough a Deer for the adorable and custom donuts she supplied both teams with.

The challenge was to create a Kid's New Year's Eve Tablescape. Theme chosen was Black & White. Each team was able to interpret Black & White however they chose. I decided to add the Sunday Comics and coordinating colors because it was super kid friendly, funny and different. I am all about originality.

The ladies of the East were simply extraordinary. None of them saw the others' projects until the reveal. Kept things spicy. LOL! I was so excited to receive the packages. So much spectacular talent coming in little brown boxes every day.

Natalie and I have been highlighting individual team members and projects throughout the week, but I just wanted to take a few moment to list the ridiculously talented Big East Team.

In no particular order:

Stacy, Scrumptious Swirls {cookies}

Cari, Socially Circled {beaded napkins, pop tart cozies}

Lindi, Love the Day {Happy New Year sign, black blowouts}

Amanda, Shindig {Fabric Lighted Garland, Bling Rosettes, Bling Clock}

Staci, Lizard & Ladybug {Glass etched favor jars, embellished favor tags}

Kim, Party Frosting {Silk Screened, Embellished Favor Bags & markers}

Melissa, Truly Chic Inspirations {Custom blinged and embellished party hats and DIY hat activity}

Danielle, A Few of My Favorite Things {tulle pom poms, comics rosettes}

Latoya, Eventruly Yours {star confetti favor bags}

Laura, Brilliant Bash {handmade, glittered ribbon flags}

Kristin, Hatter & Hare {Custom Invitations/ comics lined envelopes}

Elizabeth, StixnPops {Custom Marshmallow Stix}

Nicole, The Party Animal {Black and White Build a Dalmatian Kits}

Kori, Paper & Pigtails {Popcorn Snack Cups}

Jen, Blush Printables {designed printable kid's dining menu, placecards}

Courtney, Pizzazzerie {embellished blinged out kid's dining menu and placecards}

Khaliah, The Party Muse {Comics sewn on, blinged snack cones}

Melissa, Adventures in Heels {Sunday comics and glittered banner}

Heather, Chickabug {Custom designed comic strip coloring pages}

Leslie, Mom Planning Parties {comics and bling embellished noisemakers, handmade ribbon blowouts}

Claudia, Tini Posh {I tricked her into making a fabulous tutu for the East} L.O.L.

Gavin + Naomi {cutest models in the universe}

Joie, Artistic Soul {photographs}

Kristy, The Purple Pug  {stylist, various projects, lucky leader of the East}

Thank you to every single one of you that participated and to every single one of you that cheered us on.


Paula {} said...

Ok, my jaw has just been picked up from the floor! Each and everyone one of the Easterners has done an amazing job! The level of talent is so fabulous! Great inspiration and sources for kicking up parties several notches! How wonderful that this is also an event benefitting children. Congrats to all!

Tini Posh said...

EVERY single detail is GORGEOUS! Your team was FABULOUS and you did an AMAZING job of styling!! Happy to have a small part in this wonderful challenge for a beautiful cause..ok on the wrong coast..but still GRATEFUL!

The Party Muse said...

The entire experience was so awesome, I'm happy to say that I was apart of something as special as CPN's first party styling competition! Since everything came out so great you may have a wait list for the next one :) You did a super great job Puggy!

Kustom Kreations by Elisha Akram said...

Job Well done! Some really amazing talent out there!

Melissa C said...

You rock Kristy! Thanks for putting together such an amazing display!!

Kori Clark said...

I can't believe how adorable everything turned out!! What a great team!!!

JC's Loft said...

Everything looks so great!!!! Fun to see who made what : )


Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

It was great to participate in something so amazing! Glad to hang with such great sisters! Purple Pug - you SMASHED it! Thanks for all your hundreds of hours of labor and love - you are the best!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Susan Crabtree said...

what an amazing team! you all did such an incredible job-I love all of your details!

DGBofTTFT said...

Wow! I'm waaay late to the party but have to say you guys out EAST rocked this one out! This is the party I want to be at on New Year's eve!!