Wow... My mom always said to me "you'll see that the older you get, the faster time flies", and how right was she... It feels like just last year I was welcoming home my second child, and my arms were full with the two most beautiful babies. But not quite, they are already 6 and 5! Simply unbelievable...

This year, Oceane was right there with me to plan and get everything ready for her party. From thinking of fun ideas to baking her own cake (by that I mean licking the bowl) and packaging the party favors for her friends, she was as busy as I was. Since she sometimes comes with me on deliveries at The Coop, it was her biggest wish to have there her very own party. She did not want a theme, but desserts. Lots of yummy desserts, including pies and ice cream. I was right on it.

I was inspired by the shelves used to display merchandise in the front room. Why not transform them into the dessert station? I found beautiful papers to do the old school garlands and colorful fabrics to set the tone. All the treats, fresh flowers and party favors filled the space to create this fun summer display.

Orange and pink dessert station
Vanilla cake filled with fresh raspberries, decorated with a mini paper garland
Orange cotton candy in berry boxes
Favor "take-out" boxes
 Fresh flowers and cake pops

Berry and fresh-from-the-garden lime pies
 Birthday hat, paper garland and cupcakes with chocolate dipped cherries

Milk please!
Candy jars filled with...
... macarons and marshmallows 

Ice cream from Carmela
Piece of lime pie... so good!
The birthday girl
 Happy birthday, I love you so much!

Location: The Coop
Photography: Hans Ku
Card stock: Citrus Stack by DCWV
Flowers by my friend Marie-Eve
Ice cream: Carmela Ice Cream
Fabrics: Fat Quarter Shop
Cotton candy: Papa John's
Stands and other display pieces: my own