Friday, November 16, 2012

SQUEAK! A Juice + Cheese Tasting Play Date

I am always giddy when I get to work on something for Bird's Magazine.

Nothing I adore more than a unique + whimsical play date idea for the kids. I came up with this little cutie and assembled an awesome Team Glitta Mouse to help my squeaky vision come to life. I decided on a sweet + charming inspiration theme with a twist of hilarity~
A Juice + Cheese Tasting Play Date~Just like and adult wine + cheese tasting, but way cuterJ Introduce kids to different types of cheeses and unique juices while squeaking around the joint having cheesy FUN!.  

Some of the dirty deets + ideas:
  • Keep items on the tiny side to play up the little mouse accents.
  •  I featured pastels, unexpected grown-up glam crystal serving pieces, festooning, glitter, cheese + mice accents.
  • Handmade mouse + cheese invitation sets the tone for this whimsical and cheesy party. Matted and framed for extra dramaJ
  • Sprinkle dipped marshmallows with gray striped paper straws and coordinating ribbon ties.
  • Mini cupcakes in hand glittered candy cups,  pastel frosting, topped with out of control cute fondant Swiss cheese slice toppers.
  • CHEESEcake, of course, with hand dyed ribbon cake flag drama.
  • Fancy cheese cube wedges for taste testing.
  • Cheese wedge favor boxes for even more fun to go!
  • Juice tasting with three different carafes of juice, labeled/numbered with mini wreaths with tiny mice on them …juice to be sampled in tiny thimbles. Kids can choose and rank their fave juices by number, Kind of like a Three Blind Mice taste test..Come on, funny..LOL
  • Cheese wedge cookies presented/displayed on mouse traps…
  • Handcrafted coordinating ruffled streamers add to the shabby + sweet vibe.
  • Set up unexpected play areas for the kids..I styled little mouse hole areas on the floor/walls area to be discovered by the kids. They love the unexpectedness of kid eye level d├ęcor. Mouse party area decorated with sweet Swiss cheese + ribbon party banners.
  • Vinyl mouse holes add ultimate cuteness. Featured matchboxes are where the mice sleepJ

Team Glitta Mouse: 
Concept, Styling, Photos, Handmade Banner, Ribbon Cake Flag Drama: The Purple Pug:
Handmade Cheesy Invitation: Peas & Thank You’s:
Sprinkle Dipped Marshmallows: Sweet Temptations:
Fondant Swiss Cheese Slice Toppers: Love & Sugar Kisses:
Handmade Swiss Cheese Wedge Favor Boxes: Piggy Bank Parties:
Tiny Wreath Knockers: The Knock Knock Factory:
Mini Swiss Cheese Banner + Paper Straws: IDEA! Event + style:
Vinyl Mice Holes: Ten23 Designs:
Handmade Ruffled Streamers: Superchick Studios:
Cheese Wedge Cookies: Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design:

You can see this feature + some dazzling others in Bird's Magazine here.


DessertsandDesigns said...

So creative as always! Love these colors :)!

Piggy Bank Parties said...

Every time I see it I "squeak" with delight! ♥ Honored to be a part of Team Glitta Mouse!

Linda Schwartz said...

EEK!!!! Everything is perfectly adorable & imaginative!! THANK YOU for including me in, "Team Glitta Mouse"!!! xo

Cheers a Party! said...

Can't get over the cleverness and the cuteness! Fabulous job!

Lauren Atwaters said...

This is unbelievable adorable! Your vision and talent is so unique and amazing!