Sweet by RSVP to me Designs an Elegant, Peony and Parasol-Inspired Wedding Shower Dessert Table for a Special Bride to Be

Custom Wedding Shower Dessert Table Franklin Lakes,  NJ

Creative genius Kelly Adams and her unstoppable team of confectionary artisans recently created an elegant, peony and parasol-inspired dessert table for bride Melissa Poterala’s wedding shower brunch. Poterala, who is engaged to marry Daniel Bolger, celebrated her wedding shower on June 12, 2016 surrounded by friends and family at The Indian Trail Club in Franklin, Lakes, NJ. Sweet by RSVP to me’s dessert table proved that there is so much more to special occasion desserts than traditional cake. The ten-piece dessert table was adored by Poterala and her guests as they celebrated the forever love of a very special couple.

“I wanted something unique and special for my shower,” said Poterala. “Something more than a traditional white cake. I also wanted something that would complement the spring theme of the shower, and fit my color scheme of pink, olive green, and touches of glitter and gold. Kelly and her team more than exceeded my expectations!”

The team at Sweet by RSVP to me believes that every small detail matters in creating an unparalleled finished product. Poterala’s customized dessert table included individually wrapped pieces of bright pink and mint green taffy in large glass lidded vases. Chocolate lovers had their choice of milk chocolate-dipped pretzel rods or crunchy Oreo cookies drizzled with thin strips of white chocolate. Two trays of large decadent vanilla marshmallow pops stood on the table in neat tiers, reminiscent of a traditional white layered wedding cake. To add further pops of pink to Poterala’s event, the Sweet by RSVP to me dessert table included two trays of mini chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, topped with swirls of pink and white icing. All of the decadent desserts were created by the creative team at Sweet & Flour in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The centerpiece of the table was a rustic, nine-layer, naked pistachio wedding cake with an Italian raspberry Italian buttercream frosting created by the talented team at Sweet, Love & Cake. In between each spongy cake layer were think bands of pale pink frosting. The cake was adorned with fresh spring strawberries and was trimmed with exquisite fresh pink peonies. The finishing touches for the table included vases of fresh flowers, a white orchid garland, and a backdrop of parasols in rose pinks, soft peaches, gold and silver.

“It felt like spring,” said Poterala. “It felt bright, and warm, and cheerful, and hopeful, and most importantly, it felt like me. It was completely unique, which was exactly what I wanted!”

The dessert table was not the only creative, customized touch that Kelly and the RSVP to me team leant to Poterala’s shower. They also created customized invitations, favors, a seating chart, and place cards. Each stationery element was hand crafted to further complement Poterala’s spring them.

“Our goal with every stationery and dessert table or candy buffet project is to create something completely unique and personal,” said Kelly Adams, founder of RSVP to me. “For Melissa’s shower it was important to us that we created something that complimented her theme. Melissa told us to concept a dessert table and stationery set around the theme of spring flowers using pinks, and greens. Creating something special and timeless for Melissa’s spring-themed shower was an absolutely delight!”

Poterala and Bolger will marry on October 7, 2016 at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ.

Visit us online for more information on RSVP to me’s custom wedding and day-of stationery, and Sweet by RSVP to me’s customized dessert tables.

Photo Credits: Anna Hurt Photography


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!

A Very Special Mermaid Celebration

It is not very often I am given the opportunity to share with everyone a dessert table that is so personal and not just near my heart, but from my heart! This table was designed and set up to celebrate my gorgeous little angel Remy turning 1 year old. Because the party was such a huge part of my heart, I refused to fall into the cookie-cutter 1st Birthday party ideas.  Pulled out the list and ran through it many times. Barbie Party…nope! American Girl party…no way! Dora the Explorer…I think not! I turned to the professionals on this one, my 5 year old son. With my expertise and his endless imagination, we came up with a fun unique idea, Mermaid/Sea themed 1st Birthday party for our little Remy.

I spared no details on this one!  I teamed up with a frequently used vendor, Hudson Valley Cakery, we worked and slaved over ideas for Remy’s dessert table. After kicking around ideas, themes, colors and which of the millions of amazing options available from Hudson Valley Cakery, we painfully narrowed it down to 1/2 dozen of our favorite featured desserts.

As you can see in the pictures, we have a final product that is nothing shy of edible heaven! From the decadent cream filled sugar cookies turned into “Oyster Cookies”, to the “Starfish” sugar cookies and Cake Pops, we supplied Remy’s guests with an array of ocean desserts that brought them begging for more.

With a beautiful satin streamer backdrop, Remy’s two-tier cake was the star of the show!  The flawless ruffles of the ocean water, to the shiny rich pearls brought the base of the cake to life. The seashells and coral that wrapped the second tier helped bring her cake to a climatic finish with a proud “1” to show all of our guests how big our little Mermaid was that day.

I apologize that as you read this, you are unable to sense the happiness and pride that is beaming from my heart to the keys as I type this blog for you all to read, but I do thank you for taking the time to allow me to showcase the many talents that were brought together to make this dessert table the masterpiece that it had become.  A HUGE thank you to all the ladies that helped and make this possible!!  You know who you are!! 😉
Oyster cookies wouldn’t be the same without that perfect chocolate pink pearl!!

Chocolate and vanilla cake pops decorated with glitter sugar – YUM!

Rock Candy Sticks in water pearls went over ‘SWIMMINGLY’!

PERFECTLY decorated starfish sugar cookies – another huge hit!

To ensure each Sea-goer did not leave soggy and unhappy, each party goer was given a Diver’s bag of treasures to spoil themselves at home with.  Topped to the gills with candy and sealed with burlap and Remy’s seal of approval.