Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Ever After High!
Ever wonder what the kids of our favorite fairytale characters would be like? Well, wonder no more! Ever After High is the hot new animated series who follow the lives of the kids of some of fairytale’s famous characters like Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen in Snow White; Briar Beauty, daughter of Sleeping Beauty; Apple White, daughter of Snow White; and my favorite of them all–Madeline Hatter, daughter of the Mad Hatter!
My daughters LOVE this new series and the dolls are a must have in our house! I think the concept is rather genius and as a fan of fairytales found myself enjoying watching the episodes with them and hanging out on their interactive website with lots of activities and cool stuff for tweens! I’m sure there will be many Ever After High parties coming this year and to give you some inspiration, here is an Ever After High dessert table I styled to get you started inspired by my favorite character–Madeline Hatter and her BFF the Raven Queen.
Ever After High Madeline Hatter Decor
The characters of Ever After High are either part of the Royal or Rebel clique. Royals are those who embrace their destiny of following in the footsteps of their parents, however, Rebels are those who do not want their pre-determined destinies and want to change their destiny’s to something else. Me…I consider myself a rebel of sorts, so when designing this theme I decided to embrace two of the popular rebels, Madeline Hatter and her BFF Raven Queen. Madeline Hatter has the most fabulous dress so I decided to use her outfit as the inspiration for the table design from the ornate gold patterns to the purple and turquoise color palette. Her dress also is a mix of different textures and patterns which inspired me to mix the turquoise patterned vinyl backdrop from Bubblegum Backdrops with the gorgeous rosette table linen and gorgeous glittered gold tree from Koyal Wholesale.
Finally, what’s a Madeline Hatter tea party dessert table without flowers! These fabulous two-toned paper flowers from Scrappuchino were perfect! The pomanders are regal set on top of gold vintage candleholder and the great thing about the individual flowers is you can get them with a wire stem which makes them super easy to decorate with. I used them to wrap around the tops of the apothecary jars and attached them to the gold tree branches giving the centerpiece tree a pop of color. You can also get them without stems which I used around the table for pops of color. Finally, they also come attached to lollipop sticks to use as cupcake toppers!
Madeline Hatter Inspired Sweets
The topsy turvy cake was an amazing work of art by Fancy Cakes who also custom designed the fondant toppers that matched Maddie’s outfit perfectly! The gold glittered cake pops gave the table that golden sparkle like her dress while the assortment of purple and turquoise candy from Sweet City Candy rounded out the table’s colors. Ordering color coordinated candy from Sweet City Candy is a breeze as you can choose to only see candy in your specific colors on their site when you place your order making it convenient and fast! For a whimsical touch I added the fondant swirl lollipops from Edible Details and custom iced cookies from Sugar Cravings. Details are everything and these mini cupcake decorations from Evie and Mallow gave the cupcakes that custom and themed look (check out the letter M (for Madeline)embossed in them!)
Madeline Hatter Custom Dress
What little girl doesn’t want to dress up like her favorite fairytale character? Jessica of Nevaeh’s Baby Couture custom designed this Madeline Hatter replica dress that matched the dolls dress perfectly including the tea cup purse, necklace and tea cup mini top hat! It was hard to get Riley to take this off she loved it so much!
Madeline Hatter Dress Up Bar
Madeline Hatter’s guests would all wear their own unique top hats like these custom made by Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams that match Briar Beauty, Ashlynn Ella, Cerise Hood and C.A. Cupid. How fabulous are these GLAM gold sequin letters by Hollywood Rose! Paired with the custom Madeline Hatter dress, it makes for one wow-factor centerpiece! This Ever After bracelet craft kit is great to give your guests something to do and the box…well, it was so cute I added it in to the table’s decor.
Want more? Click over to my blog here for more party inspiration and check out my Pinterest board for a virtual shopping list of most of the items I used in this party’s design along with prices and links to purchase them.
– Styling & photography: Soiree Event Design
– “Royal or Rebel” printables: Soiree Event Design Shop
– Madeline Hatter dress and accessories: Nevaeh’s Baby Couture
– Rock candy, grape fruit slices, jelly beans, gummy bears: Sweet City Candy
– Gold sequin GLAM letters: Hollywood Rose
– Cake and fondant toppers: Fancy Cakes
– Gold glitter tree and apothecary jars: Koyal Wholesale
– Paper flowers and pomanders: Scrappuchino
– Vinyl backdrop: Bubblegum Backdrops
– Rosette table linen and runner: CV Linens
– Mini top hats: Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams
– Gold cake pops: Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins
– Fondant swirl lollipops: Edible Details
– Iced cookies: Sugar Cravings
– Glitter cupcake wrappers: Dress My Cupcake
– Mini black fondant cupcake decorations: Evie and Mallow
– Foil wrapped chocolate balls and gum balls: SweetWorks