I am a huge Kate Spade fan, and decided that mothers day is a great time to celebrate all things girly!
I had a great time crafting for the party, my favourite craft was the mini balloon letter cake toppers! check these out...
The cake turned out pretty good too! It was a classic sponge cake (super easy, 8 eggs, 1 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/4cup flour, beat the sugar and eggs till frothy then fold in the flour. Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins) with buttercream and fresh fruit. I also made a sweet cream and raspberry icecream to go with it.
Another super easy, and cheap craft with high impact is the tissue paper tassels that you see pretty much everywhere.
I choose light pink (since that was the table cloth I had on hand.. read: borrowed from my Mom) and added in the bold black and white graphic prints and then tried my hand at the mixed metal trend. I have a few copper things on hand, brass candle sticks and my china has a silver on it. The table runner? wrapping paper from the dollar store! same with the paper on buffet!
Instead of buying two bouquets for the Mom's, I split up a few little bouquets and put the flowers in my copper mugs that I got for Christmas from my MIL and a few beer bottles that I spray painted silver. Overall it really added to the girly-ness of the table.
But my favorite part.... the bow napkins!
All in all it was a great party with good food and great company! Hope you all had a fantastic mothers day!