Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Garden Gnome Party

After weeks of dismal winter weather, the sun is shining in Texas and the Garden Gnomes are ready to come out in the garden!  PickleBelle styled this local party using items from Belle's Etsy shop, AdorabelleDesign.  What fun we had with this vintage dessert display! 

Face it, Gnomes are hot.  These little mischevious guys have tickled everyone's fancy.  We were inspired by a great book from Pickle's childhood that we'll feature further down the blog.  And this little guy stole our hearts!  We can't wait to take our little one's to see the new hit movie, Gnomeo And Juliet.

We were so excited that the baker bought into our "mushroom" look for the cupcakes.  They were perfect for the personalized cupcake picks.  And these hats!  How could you ever forget them when they are attached to delicious cupcakes?!  Apples were a nice natural touch of red...however, I'm not holding my breath that any of the little gnome guests will choose them over all our other delectable treats!

The charming banners that AdoraBelle Design created tied our theme together!

Gnome kisses - I mean really, can you get any cuter?

These Dublin, Texas Dr Peppers "brewed" with real Imperial Sugar Cane - the original formula - are perfect additions to the vintage table.  In the Metroplex, you can find these at Central Market and Costco.  The gnomes worked all day bundling these "twigs," and PickleBelle is crushing over the look of the reproduction radio in the background.

And keeping with our red themed food, these red velvet sandwhich cookies were a huge hit with the moms...and PickleBelle.  What a great example of using what you have to make a uniquie and personal dessert table.  We love love love using this birdcage themed planter to serve the cookie sandwiches.

Little gnome guests will love creating thier own magical gardens with these seed packet and flower favors.  We attached these charming tags to all the potted flowers!

And as these fun little creatures began taking over our hearts, Pickle was reminded of a favorite childhood book - The Pop Up Book of Gnomes.  It served as a great inspiration piece for the project. 

We hope you will feel inspired to bring a gnome of your own home!  By the way. . .in case you need a perfect outfit for your guest of honor?  Check out this find from BabyHarrill - we love the quality of her work!

Always remember, there is no place like Gnome Sweet Gnome.

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