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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Vintage Peter Pan Party

These cookies were created for a vintage Peter Pan themed birthday party for my friend Stacy Jacobsen's little boy Oliver.  

Click here to see all the details of this super cute birthday party!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shabby Chic Pajama Party!

Every year my daughter Caroline starts dreaming up ideas for her December birthday... in July.  This year she was turning eight and wanted to have a sleep over party.  Not just any sleep over party, one complete with silk pajamas, glitter and champagne glasses.  A very grown up, girly party.  To keep it age appropriate we settled on a Shabby Chic theme. 

Dez from Paper Candee has designed the most adorable shabby chic printable package that she was kind enough to send over for the party.  She even designed a few new pieces just for the occasion, including these sleeping mask invitations!  Seriously, how ADORABLE are these?!

It was difficult for me not to go overboard with the chic part of this party, but I managed to restrain myself!  I made a simple white cake with raspberry filling and decorated it with pale blue ruffled frosting.  Using a strand of small pearl beads, I hung the super cute bunting on the cake.

I love how everything came together: soft, sweet, girly and chic.

Inspired by the printables, I made some cookies with Caroline's initial and then covered the "C" with glitter, of course.  The little heart cookies are my favorite though.  Very simple, yet chic.

The white cupcakes were filled with raspberry and topped with pink frosting.  At the last second, I added the pink bows to the cupcake toppers.  Very girly.

Pink lemonade was poured into champange glasses and shabby chic flags were added to the stems.  Of all the details, I'd have to say the little flags were my very favorite. 

For the backdrop, I purchased three white foam core boards at Walmart for $4 each.  I measured the length of my buffet, taped the boards together at the seams on the front and back, and cut the width down to size. 

I found some plain fabric with pink polka dots at Joann's for $5, I only needed one yard.  I stapled the fabric around the edges of the foam board, attached the printable banner and added the pretty bows.

The girls sang Taylor Swift karaoke, did each other's hair and makeup and stayed up all night gossiping before they finally passed out.  Never.under.estimate the stamina of eight year old girls! 

Since this was a sleepover, I thought it would be fun to have a breakfast table waiting for them in the morning!  There were pancakes, french toast kabobs, chocolate muffins, a donut cake and a few of the leftover cookies from the night before. 

Thank you to Stacy Jacobsen Photography and Desiree Pabalan for helping edit the dozens and dozens of photos!

I would especially like to thank Dez from Paper Candee for all of her help with this party!  She was such a doll to work with, adapting her Shabby Chic Tea Party printables and creating several new pieces of her collection specifically for Caroline's party including:

 sleeping mask invitations
 mini cake bunting
 pennant banner
 medallion banner
 drink flags
 sleeves for the wafer cookies

  Her adorable Etsy shop can be found here, and don't forget to stop by and "like" her Facebook page here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shabby Chic Pajama Party Invitations

My talented friend Dez from PaperCandee made these adorable shabby chic invitations for Caroline's upcoming birthday.  We are having a pajama party and these sleeping masks she designed are just ADORABLE and absoultely perfect for our shabby chic theme! 

More to come...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New trend: London themed!

  With all the buzz leading up to the Royal Wedding this year, I am delighted to see London themed parties popping up!  My favorite color combination is red, white and blue... it is so clean and bright, perfect for a birthday party!

This party was created by Jill from Modern Cupcake for her little guy Ethan's 3rd birthday, which happened to be the same day that Kate and Wills were getting married!

Jill contacted me and asked if I could whip up some fabulous cookies for Ethan's big day.  I am so happy with the way the designs turned out!

Amy Atlas herself made mention of these cookies when she featured Jill's fabulous party on her blog Sweet Designs!   It's always fun to see your work featured on Amy's website!

To read about all the gorgeous details of this party, please visit Amy's blog here!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Planning Caroline's 8th birthday!

Caroline isn't turning 8 until December, but it's July and she is already wanting to plan her big day!

She decided she'd like to have a Pajama Party.  Not just any pajama party, a very chic and grown up pajama party complete with champagne glasses and silk pajamas.  Well, that's not going to happen until she's much older, so we settled on a Shabby Chic theme for the party!

Is there any fabulous things out there that would be perfect for this party that I need to know about?

Please email me at ally {at} allysonjane.com


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Has Sprung and a Giveaway!

I am delighted to say that I created my new Easter Collection to coordinate with Ander Ruff Custom Designs' new Easter Printable Collection, Easter Has Sprung! 

Their Easter Collection is on sale now for just $10, don't miss out!

How adorable are these photos by Becca Bond Photography?  You can see the entire Easter phot shoot and their printables on the Anders Ruff website.

Now for the giveaway! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}  One lucky winner will receive one dozen of these Easter Couture Cookies, PLUS a free set of the Easter Has Sprung printables from Anders Ruff!
To enter:

become a fan of Allyson Jane on Facebook


become a fan of Anders Ruff on Facebook, make sure to tell them that Allyson Jane sent you!

How easy is that? 

Make sure you leave separate comments for each, each comment counts as one entry!

Contest ends Friday April 15th at 5pm. 

Good luck!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Yellow and Black Baby Shower

I had the pleasure of making all the desserts for this fancy little baby shower for Jody and her sweet little girl Charlotte!      

Jody wanted a chic and modern bee theme to tie in with baby Charlotte's stationery which is absolutely adorable.

Jody was happy to report that every single dessert managed to be eaten, however she wouldn't let anyone cut into the cake because she thought it was too pretty.  I knew I liked her!

Congratulations Jody, Dan and Henry!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am sending sixty of these cute little conversation heart cookies to school with my kids.  Guess who got elected to send the dessert along to both of their class parties?

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Queen of Hearts Table for Two

I was so honored and delighted when Chris from Celebrations At Home asked me if I would make some cookies for her Valentine's Day collaboration with Paula from Frog Prince Paperie!

This is an incredibly romantic Queen of Hearts dinner table set for two...

My favorite detail on this gorgeous table is this love poem, how sweet!

Couture Cookies by Allyson Jane
Queen of Hearts printable collection by Frog Prince Paperie
Party Styling and photography by Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home

Will you be celebrating with a special Valentine this year?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Heart Valentine's Day

I am excited to share the photos from Anders Ruff's latest dessert table : I heart Valentine's Day!

Once again, I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Maureen and Adria!  Their printable party collections can be found online here at the their shop. 

This collection would be perfect for any Valentine's Day celebration, particularly the classroom parties at your kids' school!!

Here are some pictures that Becca Bond Photography took of the cookies I made for their photoshoot...  Look how pretty she made my cookies look!!

Party styling and custom printable party package by Anders Ruff
Photography by Becca Bond Photography

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sweet 16

Stacy Jacobsen, who is one of the most talented photographers around, asked me if could help her with the confections for her niece's sweet 16 party which she was hosting.

For the occasion, I made some homemade marshmallow dipped in chocolate and finished with purple ribbons, cupcakes with a few different shades of purple frosting and of course my signature Couture Cookies.

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year's Eve Celebration!

So very excited to say that these New Year's Eve cookies I made for the girls over at Anders Ruff Custom Designs were featured on  Amy Atlas' party blog!

Are you hosting a chic New Year's Eve bash?  Then the fabulous printable package that Anders Ruff designed is a must! 

Happy New Year's everyone!!