juicy party recap


I'm not going to say it was one of my finer decorating efforts but it was
delicious. I used the Red Velvet recipe from the More From Magnolia cookbook. I baked the cake in two loaf pans and stacked it. The cake is cloaked with marshmallow fondant but it was too soft to hold the shape of the bag handles, I should have kneaded more confectioners sugar into it, I've never worked with homemade fondant before (I've been a Wilton girl) but I will surely try it again. The bow and the cut out word are gumpaste.


The Fan made this ad.or.ab.le bouquet for Loopy... she's turned into a Dollarama Diva too! So, we're never taking it apart. I'm going to cover it with a drycleaning bag and store it to use outside by the pool in the summer.


When the girls arrived they were seated at the dining room table that was all set up for assembling Juicy Couture-inspired charm bracelets. I served them Amy's pink hot chocolate with a chocolate chunk cookie (with pink m&m's too) and a marshmallow heart.


Every guest had a pail of charms to put on their bracelets. Click on the photo for more deets about each of the Juicy-inspired charms. Thank you so much Sassy for helping out with so many of the gorgeous charms... you are so clever and talented... and generous. The girls were "oohing" and "aahing" over all of the little goodies that you made! The scented bits were a special hit.


Let the toggling begin! At first, it was a little slow going until our jewelers got the hang of things but before long the bracelets were coming together nicely.


Look who finished first... she's a natural crafter. This lovely gal made Loopy the sweetest Juicy-styled birthday card!

Have a look at the finished bracelet. You know, I have enough stuff leftover to create another bracelet like this. Do you think I should do just one more giveaway sometime soon?



The girls were invited to put their finished bracelets into a piece of paper cake! This cute centrepiece was made using dye-cuts at the local scrapbooking store. Sassy spotted this creation and tipped me off for the party. And have I ever mentioned to you that we have the very best scrapbooking store in my city? I used to cajole V
eto into taking me to scrapbook stores when we traveled: Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto... you name it. But I was almost always disappointed because our local store is so very better.


Candy necklaces embellished with charms were tucked inside the large cake pieces. They were inspired by these at Nordstrom. Loopy lurrves Nordstrom as much as she lurrves her some Juicy. Check out the detail on the cake: actual Juicy stickers, provided by Sassy. She asked for them when she was in the Juicy store in Vegas... and they gave them to her for our party! Thanks again to Sassy (and G&P!).


Finally, time for the birthday princess to blow out her Dollarama candles and enjoy her cake. I could have never imagined imagine fourteen years ago how much joy a daughter could bring to the world until Loopy came into my life. I hope she had the happiest birthday yet. I love watching her grow up.

52 comments:

karen said...

Happy Birthday Loopy - your family sure loves you!!!

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Happy birthday, Miss Loopy. Best to you in this new year.

sassy studio said...

Oh Saucy what a great party! The candy necklaces are a dream, just like the cake, pink hot chocolates/cookies and everything else! Loopy is so lucky to have you! I hope you have a litle energy left for Monday.....there won't be a juicy purse but I do promise tea! Is the Fan OK?

Saucy said...

The Fan didn't even get a stitch and she was back at the party in a flash. Thank you for giving her a lift, Sassy! I still think she needed a stitch.

3rdEyeMuse said...

even though I had high expectations (it's all your fault) you still blew them out of the water! yep ... you are amazing. I am sure that Loopy & all her girlfreinds will remember her 14th forever!

Tamara Jansen said...

Wow! What a fun time! Thanks for letting us share in the fun :)

Grace said...

Happy Juicy Birthday Loopy! Saucy you are so amazing! These charms made me do a double take I thought they were the real thing...I work on 5th Avenue where the Flagship store is located and even at Christmas they had candy necklaces just like those! Amazing Hugs Grace

Just say Julie said...

Happy Birthday Loopy! That looked liek a fabulous birthday party judging from the smiles on those faces. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Rosa said...

A grand Juicy celebration was had! Happy birthday Loopy!! How wonderfully perfect everything looked.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Loopy! What a wonderfully fun party - great job Mom!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, Loopy! What a fabulous party. I love all the awesome looking charms, the candy necklace, the cake - everything. What a lucky girl.

Aspergertopia said...

What an amazing party! Your cake turned out fabulous.

Sweetina said...
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Sweetina said...

Happy Birthday Loopy!
What a magical party! I thought the cake was a handbag!!! You are multi talented,Saucy.
It was so much fun to see all the charms,paper cake, bracelets, guests and especially the Birthday Princess herself.
My very favorite part is the last photo and the expression on Loopy's face...a happy,loved daughter with a full heart.
Happiness to all of you!
tina

Anonymous said...

Sauvy, as usual, you 'take the cake' when it comes to planning a party! Awesome! Dena

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

WOW, that sweet last pic says it all! Beautiful party for a beautiful daughter! Happy Bday, Loopy!!

Big TX hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

alittlebitofscrap said...

Oh, Wow! all I can say, is you can plan my party anytime you like! I love the cake piece box thing.. so sweet! It is all very lovely, the bracelets and the necklace.. every girls dream :)

Fleur de Bee said...
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Fleur de Bee said...

oops messed up and hit post comment before I could correct something LOL!...here's my comment..

Oh Saucy this is AMAZING! I am so impressed! I was thinking on making a cake with party favors..maybe send you the paper to dye cut it for me LOL! FAB PARTY FAB JOB...WOW is just not enough to describe!

Happy Birthday to Loopy!!

xoxo

Helena said...

Happy Birthday Loopy! That looks like a fabulous party from the great cake and pink hot chocolate to the bracelet making.

The Fan's creation is fantastic! It will be a master piece next to the pool in the summer.

Jerri-Lea said...

Well you pulled it off beautifully "dah-ling"!! Mmm, I can taste that gorgeous cake. Are those conversation heart charms I see?? How did you finally get them to work AND did The Secret Weapon come through to glaze ALL those candies for the necklaces?? It all looks wonderful!
Happy Day Loopy!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Happy Birthday Loopy. Your party looked wonderful! I love Juicy too X
Wow the fan is so talented X

SOINSPIRED said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! Her party was amazing, simply amazing. I love going in the Scottsdale Juicy store and looking at all their candy jars. Thank you, Sasha, for sharing your ideas on how to make our own. I love the conversation heart idea. Also, had no idea that Martha Stewart had charms or that Walmart carried them.

tidymom said...

Happy Birthday Loopy! What a fantastic party! my youngest turns 13 this summer and you have given me some inspiring ideas!!

~TidyMom

Kristi said...

One word...A.MAZ.ING! All of the party details (and the girlies, too!) are adorable.

Happy Birthday Loopy!

:) Kristi

Suzy said...

Great job as usual Saucy!!! Happy 14th Loopy!!!! I love the charms can't wait for the give away....
Keep it Sweet,
Suzy

Katie said...

Looks like everyone had a blast! Happy Birthday Miss Loopy!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your Loopy!! My 14 year old can only think of boys!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How absolutely fabulous! That is one gorgeous cake--and those girls look like they're having a blast.

Junipers Jules said...

I love seeing how great everything turned out (from her birth to the cake, lol)! Happy Birthday Loopy! And I think another giveaway would be great!

Babsarella said...

Sending the happiest birthday wishes to Miss Loopy. Her party looks like it was a BIG HIT!!! Love the cool cake and all the amazing details. Love the adorable charm bracelets too. Kudos to you for hosting a smashing party!!

Jex said...

Wow, it looks like everybody have some fun! Everything was super cute, congrazt! and the bracelet are so cool!! *clap, clap*

Gail :) said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely time! It looks like she adored every moment. And definately have another giveaway for the juiciest bracelet ;)
Thank you for sharing such a special occassion with us.

Pam said...

what an amazing party!!!
Happy Birthday Loopy!!!

jkddz said...

WOW.... the cake lovely! and so is everything else! and the candy necklace super cool!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I've been dying to see this cake!!! It was perfect and so was the party. I will have to live vicariously through you since I have only sons!

Anonymous said...

I can believe that next year the young ladies will be begging to be invited to the party. You are such an awesome mom.

Coco

Coco said...

Oops... didn't mean to post anonymously. Sorry.

Coco

Chandra said...

I thing the cake looks great! Thanks for sharing your charm tutorial the other day...can't wait to try it with my girls.

Janeen said...

Happy Birthday Loopy! You look so pretty in your pics!

Wow Mom and Grandma~ you out did yourselves! I wish I was 14 again! ha ha Those chocolate slice boxes were the BEST! I was spying those before you explained them!

You deserve a restful week! Now what do you do for Buddy when his birthday comes around? Is it low key with the guys?

Leica said...

party looks like it was a huge success!!!
way to go super mom!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Happy Birthday Loopy!

Also, Saucy, I know I am like 10 years older than you...but will you adopt me? :)

Anonymous said...

Saucy,
The party looked fab.u.lous. Everything done to perfection. You and your family are the most creative and talented bunch I have ever seen. Your daughter is one lucky young lady. I too noticed the conversation heart charms- what did you finally find to make them work? I'd love to make some to add to mine and my daughter's charm bracelets.
Thanks for sharing the party pics.
Karen S.

Yin said...

What a BEAUTIFUL party! Happy birthday Loopy!!

And by the way, if I haven't mentioned it before, your Dollarama is 400 times cooler than mine!

Linda Crispell said...

What an extraordinary event. Every detail is perfectly and beautifully thought through. I bow to the Queen!

TeamKeiling said...

This is SO amazing! I can't wait to make my own Juicy bracelet. What a great idea :)

michelleb. said...

I cannot even aspire to be as awesome as you are at planning parties. Your attention to details just floor me!

mblaise29@yahoo.com

mblaise3 said...

Those are crafts that i enjoy very much! those girls must look forward to next years party!! haha:)

mblaise3@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Wow it looks like Loopy had a fantastic birthday party! I saw the cake on the Juicy website from your last post and it looked great. My mom tried using fondant for our easter cake and it didn't turn out half as good as yours looks in the picture lol. When I was in Hawaii my sister and I sat and looked at the Juicy charm bracelets for ages and I can't tell the difference between yours and the actual Juicy's haha. And that paper cake. Ya I saw it in pictures before you said it was paper cake and I thought to myself..man that cake looks delicious :\ Now I'm dissapointed to find out its only paper but at the same time thats a pretty realistic paper cake haha.

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com

♥Teresa♥ said...

Wow. This party looks amazing. Thanks for posting this, I was looking for ideas for my 16th birthday and I decided on Juicy Couture. The pictures were a great inspiration.

Teresa

Marie. said...

Aww that's so sweet and thoughtful of you!

Amanda said...

I just love this Idea! My sweet sixteen birthya is comeing up this year and I have no idea what to do! Plus My mom says I'm on a budget, so this is a perfect idea! Is it okay if you can help me with the recipes, and instructions on how to make this? If so please e-mail me! :D
AngelFun22@yahoo.com