Let’s get this party started.

Wow. Why did it take us so long to start blogging?

I must admit, it was a bit daunting to imagine the effort that goes behind maintaining a blog. I’m a busy girl, with the events we have lined up, a stay at home mom, and a moonlighting as a baker, I hardly have free time to sit and chat.

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And yet here we are! I’m excited to be able to give you a glimpse of what goes on behind the curtains in our crazy world. Hope you enjoy the journey with us.

So let’s start from the beginning.

Hi! I’m Priscilla. I’m an event planner, baker, and self proclaimed hostess with the mostest. I love everything sweet, and I will take any opportunity to help put a party together.

Keep an eye here for more posts on our journey, funny event stories and some great insider tips on pulling off great events that will be talked about for years to come.

Top 10 Birthday Themes for Girls

Now look… I’m not one to compartmentalize between genders. I’m a firm believer that a girl can do anything a boy can and vice-versa! But you’ll have to agree with me that some themes work better for girls than they do for boys, generally speaking! And this post is highlighting some of our favorites.

10. Hello Kitty

Cuteness overload! I love this theme because it’s so delicate and simple. And so recognizable around the world.

9. Mermaid

Because if we can choose, we will always choose to be a mermaid. We used these fondant molds for the fins and shells, perfect!

8. Peppa Pig

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the cartoon… but the theme itself was asked by one of our favorite clients, and combining it with a backyard picnic was everything amazing!

7. Vintage Tea Party

As delicate as they come, I love the pastel colors, large paper flowers and sunshine for this event!

6. Colorful Garden Party

And look! There’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desserts in full action.

We bought our big paper flowers here, and they were so worth it!

5. Shabby Chic

The neutral tones and hushed pinks in this theme are my absolute favorite.

4. Princess

Fit for a princess, let’s set the bar high for the next upcoming birthdays!

The table cloth really made this theme pop, you can find it here.

3. Minnie Mouse

By far our most impressive post on Pinterest, this one takes the cake for the most exposure. It was all things delicate and girly, and it swept our hearts away, true Disney style.

2. A Close 2nd… Unicorn Theme

Gaaah I still really love this theme. We have a chance to make it all over again with a different color scheme next month, so stay tuned!

  1. And our favorite… Carousel Theme

Yes, I know I’m biased. But this was such a thrill to do and so much efforts went behind making this our favorite theme ever!

Here’s where you can find the cupcake carousel, they were fantastic for this table.

Best Wedding Cakes

Top of the Charts! Let’s take a look at our favorites throughout the centuries. OK, maybe not centuries. But you get it.

By the way, these are in no particular order, because I simply can’t choose which is better than the next.

I spent a lot of time navigating through BluPrint, there is just so much amazing content to give you the inspiration you need, and the tools to make it happen. Their classes are amazing as well for cake decorating.

7. The Force is Strong with this one.

The Bride wanted to surprise the Groom with a special cake that would fit his personality perfectly. Her entire wedding was so incredibly beautiful, with the PNW hills in the background, and rose, golds and pale palette that got us all dreamy. But the cake, although purely business on the front, was Dark Side on the back.

6. Nutella for Days

One of our favorite clients requested we make their wedding cake, and we couldn’t be prouder! Now we knew already that this bride would never have enough Nutella, so the frosting of this cake was loaded with the heavenly hazelnut cream. The venue couldn’t be beaten either, at the Newcastle Golf Club, wow.

5. Best Day Ever.

This one was also super special. The bride’s favorite ice cream flavor from Molly Moon in Seattle was the Honey & Lavender, so she was hoping we could create something as close to that as possible. And man… it was the most delicious cake we’ve ever made! The wedding was held at the Pacific Tower, and these guys were so incredibly stunning.

4. Unique is the name of the Game

This couple was amazing. They were quirky, fun, and so in love. We helped plan all the parties around their wedding, and it was so amazing to get to know them! We designed this cake to match their unique and beautiful personalities.

3. Winter Wonderland

The deep burgundy colors of this wedding gave us all the feels! It was a December wedding, and it’s hard to pull off something beautiful during that time in Seattle, I have to admit. It’s dark and gloomy, but the bride and groom brought all the shine on that day!

2. Navy & Gold

This was our all-time favorite wedding. These guys live close to our heart and we watched them grow together from the very beginning of their relationship! I was thrilled to be part of this special day, and was tasked with making a cake that was unique and modern and couture, and I did my absolute best. There was edible gold on the middle layer, and we added rice paper on the bottom layer and created such a different visual.

  1. Whimsical & Romantic

We’ve talked about this one before, but we couldn’t leave out this beauty. One of our favorites, and captured expertly by our favorite local photographer, Patrick Nied.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Whimsical Wedding

Hold your hats, people! This is the romance we’ve all been searching for in a cake.

Featured on Wedding Chicks, this styled photo shoot was a total hit, with the most amazing vendors in town. Check out the article for the full list of vendors and all the amazing photos!

I spent a lot of time navigating through BluPrint, there is just so much amazing content to give you the inspiration you need, and the tools to make it happen. Their classes are amazing as well for cake decorating.

When discussing what we wanted to do for the cake, many ideas came to mind. But we were focusing on “whimsical”, and “romantic”. We saw a few inspiration pictures of vintage china sets with hand painted details, and I knew I had found the focal point.

I started out thinking I needed some kind of stencil to make this pattern, but it turns out this works so much better free handing it.

Now seeing this come together with the rest of the design, all orchestrated by Elite Events Seattle, and photographed by the amazing Patrick Nied Photography, take a look:

Bouquet by From the Ground Up Floral

Tea Party Baby Shower

Sitting here, dreaming of summer, and pretending we are almost there! It’s been a cold and heavy winter for us here in Seattle, and only thing keeping us going is dreaming of those beautiful long summer days.

That brings me to the memory of this beautiful baby shower! I’m a bit biased to talk about this one, but I’ll do it anyway.

Cue the 80 degree sunny day, a warm breeze, the scent of the beautiful flowers from Pike Place Market, and one very excited, very pregnant lady.

Little miss Sophie was about a month away from entering this crazy world, so we were ready to celebrate P2E style for her arrival. The Tea Party Theme was creeping up for months to be my favorite idea, and seeing it come together was so awesome.

We found a ton of vintage tea cups, pots and saucers, and used them as flower vases, it was so dreamy. To add to the vintage theme, we got these paper plates for the tables.

The pastel colors are so close to my heart, I can’t even.

We had mini cherry cheesecakes, french macarons, cake pops, jello shots, kettle corn, and brigadeiros. Check out these cake pop sticks we used.

And there I am! Ready to POP. It would still be another 5 weeks before she arrives though. I was however about ready that day.

Some of the other products used:

Giant Paper Flowers

Hanging Wisteria branches

Dr. Seuss Theme

As we go through yet another year remembering the birthday of my first favorite author… Let’s take a look at this adorable first birthday theme, shall we?

I, for one, am a huge fan of Dr. Seuss and his amazing books, read through most of them as a child, and now reliving them through my own kids. My oldest son learned to read with these books, and I bet you anything our little daughter will too when the time is right!

We started the week with an incredible cake smash, I loved the way this cake was so simple and yet so perfect for the theme:

The party continued with the light blue and bright red across the board and it was all perfection. The hats on the cupcakes were handmade with our favorite fondant, Satin Ice! And using and pen with edible ink, tried to incorporate the drawing style we so often saw in the books’ illustrations.

And for the cake! We chose to add one of our favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss.

“Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you”.

How cute is this!!

Unicorn Birthday

This theme blows me away! I hope it continues to be a trend for birthday parties, because I really want to do it for my little daughter 🙂

We used this topper which was perfect for this size cake! And the results were amazing. We actually have another Unicorn party coming in a few weeks, and I can’t wait to update this post with more pictures!

And once added to the table, it all synced in perfectly.

Here are some of the products we used to make this table perfect:

Unicorn Backdrop

Cake Topper

Gift boxes

That one time I met Oprah!

I may not be quite done shoving this picture in your face quite yet! I’m just still so excited that I had an opportunity to meet this incredible woman.

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I just got back from an experience like none other. Truthfully. I’ve participated in a lot of events in my day, but this one takes the cake as the most unique, most taxing, and most unforgettable of them all.

As the Cruise Ship Startup queen that I’m aspiring to be, I was once again pulled to lend a hand to the team managing the events surrounding the Inaugural Ceremony for the Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line’s newest beautiful ship.

This one was a different beast altogether, especially with the Godmother being the One and Only Oprah Winfrey. From the beginning, I saw this as equal parts exciting and terrifying. Having worked with high profile clients in the past, I know whats comes with this. The expectation is infinitely higher, and margin for error is below zero. But excitement overtook terror when I realize (till this day) that this was a once in a lifetime kind of thing.

In combination with the Dedication Ceremony, we were handling a 3-day Caribbean cruise in which Oprah herself would be onboard, along with the fabulous Gayle King, and their family and friends. This was also open for sale to the public (although it sold out in less than a day), dubbed as the “Girlfriend’s Getaway Cruise”. Check out her invitation to join her here.

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The cruise included a stop in the mesmerizing Half Moon Cay, a private Island owned by the cruise line’s corporation. And as the country froze over in a mad winter storm, we were here, soaking up the warm sun and watching a couple of thousand of friends have a blast on the beach.

The picture below shows about 1,000 ladies doing a yoga session on the white sand beach. Just Breathe was a massive success!

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That same day, Ms. Oprah Winfrey graciously offered to do her show onboard for the guests, “A Conversation with Oprah”. It was such a memorable, personal experience to feel her talking directly to you. Such inspiration! She spoke of how we all have the drive and opportunity to be anything we want to be. That may have been exactly what I needed to hear that day. Here are some photos from the Show, couldn’t beat the front row seats, and probably the first and only time I sat down on this contract 🙂

 

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It was an ever-changing, all-consuming environment. Catering to different crowds all at the same time was the juggling show of the decade. But somehow we all managed!

I always say that my job is to create the Illusion of Perfection; events are never perfect, I’ve never seen an event go through with no hiccups or issues. The important thing is to make sure the smile is still on your face, and no one realizes that anything is off script. As one of the team leaders suggested, “If you roll your eyes, make sure your eyes are closed.” This is the first event that I’ve ever almost lost my smile. But a challenge like this taught me so much!

If you check out Oprah’s Instagram, you’ll see her during the Pajama Party we organized onboard, as she handed out Tequila Shots to the gang! It was quite a sight to see.

I’ll write more about the Dedication Ceremony later, as it’s a completely different experience for me, and should have it’s own post! Stay tuned.

Oh and hey, here’s that picture of me again with Oprah. 🙂

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