Sweet by RSVP to Me: Edible Party Favors!

“Don’t forget your favor!” We’ve all attended and/or hosted celebrations where favors are given out at the end as a small way of saying thanks for coming! If you could choose what the favor would be at the end of your next party, what would it be?

I bet you didn’t say one of these: candle, matches, coasters, key chain, mini picture frame, hand soap, seeds, bookmark, playing cards, mug, shot glass, letter opener, or trinket box. Instead, I bet you’d chose something that you can EAT! Who doesn’t love a tasty treat?

This is why candy buffets are becoming popular for all kinds of celebrations! A candy buffet is a gorgeous display of candy that is personally designed to complement the theme and/or colors of your event. Guests fill up bags with goodies to eat on the spot or take home with them!

Take a peek into two candy buffets that we have set up recently… the first was for a First Communion celebration.IMG_4511a  IMG_4518a IMG_4521a IMG_4525a IMG_4526a IMG_4534a IMG_4539a

And this one for a special Bat Mitzvah celebration!

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No matter what the occasion, a candy buffet is an awesome option! Consider contacting us for your next event, whether it be a wedding, bridal/baby shower, bar/bat mitzvah, birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday, first communion, sweet sixteen/quinceanera, welcome home, or bon voyage celebration. We would love to design and assemble a candy buffet that is just right for your special event!

Something Sweet to Welcome their Long-Awaited Sweetheart!

I was honored when Emily, of Emily Photography, asked for my help as she was planning a “Welcome Home” party for their recently adopted daughter, Lyla. I was beyond happy for this amazing family! I just have to share a glimpse into their story…

I met Emily back in 2013 at a wedding that we were both working and we hit it off right away! I learned a bit about her that evening … how she had two adorable and spunky boys at home, but a piece of her heart was overseas. Emily and her husband were in the process of adopting Lyla from Africa. They knew it would be a long and difficult journey, but had no idea of the emotional roller coaster that was in store for them over the next 2 years.

Emily and I stayed in touch, and every time I saw or spoke with her, I hoped for good news on the adoption front! I was excited with her when gains were made, and when Emily went to meet and visit with Lyla for the first time. But, I shed tears on her behalf when I heard of delays and the roadblocks they faced in trying to bring their daughter home. I stood in awe of Emily and her family as they worked through each hardship and sacrificed so much of their time, energy, and resources to do whatever they could to bring this sweet girl home to her forever family.

That’s why, over TWO YEARS later, I was SO THRILLED to learn that Lyla was finally HOME! This was certainly something to CELEBRATE!

So a princess-themed celebration was planned! Emily chose some of her favorite colors, pink and gold, and asked for my help with glittery invitations and a table full of gorgeous goodies for the party! I had so much fun with this custom invitation design, and choosing sweet treats for all of the guests to take home as favors. I loved seeing pictures from this event, especially Lyla’s incredible SMILE! She is where she belongs and you can see it all over her face!

All photos by Emily Photography of course!

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I am over-the-moon excited for this special family, especially Emily, whose heart is whole again! (And is NOW bursting with love and joy as they look forward to welcoming another baby boy into their family very soon!) I LOVED working with them for this special event, and I look forward to watching their family grow in numbers and LOVE for one another.

Tableau de Ciel…

“Tableau du Ciel”….
What am I talking about?  Keep reading and you will find out!!

‘Sweet’ by RSVP-to-me has done it again!  We were given an event that was Paris themed and were told to simply create magic. Well…we think we created more than magic…we created a masterpiece.  So much so, that it was featured in 201 Family Magazine – March 2014 issue!

What did we put together for our edible version of Paris? Our table of sweet treats included yellow cake cupcakes with light pink frosting as the base to our delicate chocolate Eiffel Towers; white chocolate mousse drizzled with raspberry sauce and topped with fresh raspberries (to die for!); beautifully decorated and iced sugar cookies in the shape of Eiffel towers, as well as scalloped circles perfectly stacked with black satin ribbon embellishment.  The cake pops came in two flavors: yellow cake and red velvet – all neatly wrapped with a custom tag by RSVP to me that carried through motif of the day. Ice cream cone cupcakes, raspberry shortbread and a two-tiered plate of macaroons that did not last 5 minutes into the party completed this delectable dessert table! 


The table decor included fabulous mercury silver candelabras, hydrangeas in French creamers, and gorgeous metal replicas of the Eiffel Tower. The table was backdropped by gorgeous white lacing curtains which hung beautifully behind two gorgeous antique frames that were custom painted to match the pink party, with the mirrors striped black to match the black Eiffel Towers.

I saved the best for last…the breath-taking 3-tier black and white cake. It was accented with 3 gorgeous bright pink flowers and black and white striped candles completed the base of the cake.  With another Eiffel Tower standing tall on the top, it framed out the cake, leaving the prize of the cake for all to see, “Baby Ruby” scrolled across the 2nd tier of the cake let everyone know just why they were all there.

This table was a personal favorite of mine and cannot wait to see what they come up for Ruby’s 1st birthday party!
Tableau du Ciel…what was I talking about?  “Table of Heaven”, never will there be a more perfect envision of edible heaven!

A HUGE thank you for all the treats to Hudson Valley Cakery of Valley Cottage, NY, Didier Dumas of Nyack, NY and Hudson Cakery of Weehawken, NJ.

Photographer: Anybritt Photography | Facebook 
Event Designer & Planner: Lulu’s Event Design | Facebook
Florist: Karma Flowers | Facebook

Glassware, Tags and Candy…Oh My!

So you’re thinking of having a gorgeous candy buffet at your next event? What a great idea! Oh??? What’s that? You’re thinking of doing it yourself to save money? Great!!! 

It’s fairly simple really…all you need is a table, some jars, candy and labels, right? Sadly, NO!

Agreeably, it’s an amazing idea, brings happiness to all your guests and brings the kid out of every adult attending. This is by far not the place to try to DIY to save money.  Between tables, decorations, glassware, supplies, tags/labels and of course the candy, with so much involved, it is not only time consuming, but gets extremely costly. Leave this one to the pros. Companies that offer such services are able to supply these items for far cheaper than you can on your own. We already have the tables, glassware and decorations in stock; therefore will be cheaper to use then buying your own. Since us “sweet” companies do this all the time, things like the professional tags/labels that will all be color coordinated and the candy which will be obtained with wholesale prices will come at a fraction of the cost.

With the day of the event finally here, I’m sure you will have all the free time possible to set up the table properly, paying attention to every tiny detail to ensure the professional look you undoubtedly saw in a magazine or online….oh, no?? You don’t have that free time?? Your candy buffet vendor has nothing else to do that day but to cater to all your candor needs. 

So don’t skimp out when it comes to bringing out the inner child in your guests, give them that thrilled feeling they have been missing for years!

Visit our “SWEET” website at www.sweetbyrsvptome.com and contact us CONTACT US if you are planning a special sweet treat for your event and don’t want the D.I.Y. hassle.

Here’s some “EYE CANDY” for you in the meantime….

Life is Short, Eat SWEETS!

If you don’t know already, all of us here at ‘RSVP to me‘ are completely obsessed with all things pretty AND SWEET. It’s actually two of our guilty pleasures! When we’re not designing and assembling custom wedding invitations and day-of stationery, we’re creating one-of-a-kind candy buffets and dessert tables with our sister brand, ‘SWEET by RSVP to me‘. This fun trend has become a staple for any type of party that combines three of our favorite things- candy, chocolate and stationery. Custom candy buffets and dessert tables are a great way to not only thank guests for being a part of your special day, but it can also become an eye-catching detail for your reception. From apothecary jars, decorative glass, and platters to coordinated table linens, decor, customized labels, and more, you’re guests will be in for a delicious and fun experience that will leave a lasting impression! Here’s a small look at some of our past custom candy and dessert tables we designed, but we must warn you that these special treats are sure to tempt! Don’t forget, this is a great idea for ANY occasion, especially weddings and even your upcoming holiday party.

Custom red, white and blue candy buffet designed by ‘SWEET by RSVP to me’
Chocolate-covered Oreos & favor boxes with custom monogram labels
Custom green and yellow candy and dessert bar designed by ‘SWEET by RSVP to me’
No candy buffet is complete without this all-time favorite candy! Do you agree?
Martine & Kurt’s candy display featuring French macarons.
Shore/Nautical themed candy display – Don’t you just love the props?
Chocolate & Malts Candy
A winter-themed candy display isn’t complete without mini chocolate SNO-CAPS and blue raspberry rock candy for a little sparkle.
Once the dancing is over and your special day comes to an end, there’s no better way to send guests home than with sweet memories and savory favors! Contact us today for a SWEET experience!

FAVORable Impressions

Selecting wedding favors seems like an easy task, but it’s one of the hardest details to cross off your to-do list and can even be one of the most daunting endeavors for some brides, especially if it’s not planned out in advance. You put a lot of thought into your special day to ensure guests have a great time (taking into consideration the location, food choices, and entertainment), so it’s only fitting that you thank your guests with a gift that will leave a favorable impression. We’ve all been to our fair of events where we were given items that quickly made their way into a junk draw or worse, thrown into the trash! Let’s face it, we want to know that our money is being used on favors that won’t be ignored and will remind our family and friends of your wedding. Look beyond traditional and typical favors and send your guests home with something that not only shows your gratitude, but will also be truly unforgettable. Consider these fun and worthwhile wedding and special event favors!

Custom purple favor boxes with gold accent

Food- You can never go wrong with edible favors! Choose items such as petite fours, custom cookies, or other late night snacks such as donuts or pastries from your favorite local bakery for your guests to enjoy on their ride home or the following morning. Package accordingly in favor boxes and personalize with a custom favor tag with your names and wedding date.
Custom ‘Sweet by RSVP to me’ candy buffet
Candy– If you have a sweet tooth like us, treat your guests to a custom candy buffet or dessert table. This popular choice among brides, grooms, and event hosts offer guests the opportunity to help themselves to some of their favorite confections from sour watermelons and taffy to M&Ms and rock candy. If you’re not sure where to begin, Sweet by RSVP to me can help design a candy buffet that coordinates with your overall theme and/or color scheme. Not only do we offer all candy and desserts that are ordered specifically for your event, but we provide decorative glasses, apothecary jars, candy scoops, tongs, and custom labels, tent cards, and ribbon to make your display one-of-a-kind. Bring out the child in everyone and add nostalgic fun that will surely make any event that much sweeter!

Custom wedding donation cards in lieu of traditional wedding favors

Charitable Donations– Give back on your wedding day with open hearts through philanthropic efforts! This is a great opportunity to contribute to a cause you’re passionate about or make a donation in memory of a loved one. Be sure to inform guests of your charitable donation with custom donation cards that can be placed at each place setting.

Whether you decide to send your guest home with a sweet treat or donate to a great cause, be sure to plan ahead and your wedding favors are sure to be appreciated!

"The Glam Fairy", Alexa Prisco of ‘Jerseylicious’ is having a baby!!

Recently, I had the pleasure of helping during the design for a very special baby shower…for “The Glam Fairy” herself, Alexa Prisco – of ‘Jerseylicious’ fame.  It was such an honor and pleasure to work with such a fine and fun group of women during the design – to name a few…Kim Myl of Lulu’s Event Design who planned the entire gorgeous event; Trish of ‘Karma Flowers’ who provided the amazingly beautiful florals & candle decor; and Kenia of ‘I Love Cake Pops’, who provided her delicious cake pops that always go over SO well!  The event was as chic and glamorous as one would expect for “The Glam Fairy”.  Needless to say, doing the stationery and the custom candy buffet was such a treat for me.

Alexa Prisco had hopes of having a true one of a kind bash that was nothing but glamorous and stylish.  Kim from Lulu’s Event Design helped to turn these dreams into a reality for The Glam Fairy, and I am so honored to have been part of this celebration.

‘RSVP to me’ created the adorable “It’s a Girl” tags for the OPI nail polish favors – SUCH a cute idea for favors, right?!  They definitely went along with the whole “glamorous” theme!  The custom word find puzzles were also fun to create for Alexa’s guests. Finally, the idea of a candy buffet table was thrown into the mix and it seemed to be the hit of the party. Alexa stated in her blog the following: “One of my favorite parts of the party was the Candy Bar by RSVP to me!  This was such a hit with all my family members who have just as much as a sweet tooth as I do.  An incredible interactive way for guests to have fun and embrace their inner child!  I loved the oversized vintage candy jars with customized labels and fun black damask bags for guests to fill that said “Alexa’s Baby Shower!” (see the whole blog at http://www.theglamfairy.com/blog/?p%3D647).

So, I just wanted to take a minute and thank Alexa Prisco, “The Glam Fairy” herself, AND Kim of Lulu’s Event Design for allowing me to be a part of this fabulous celebration! We wish Alexa and Danny all the happiness in the world, especially when they welcome their sweet baby girl!!

* All photos courtesy of JargaPix*