Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cupcakes and Cocktails {the Scoop}

Whew!  Glad to be back, but it's been a crazy re-entry from our sweet getaway to the beach!  I left you with some eye candy from my annual Cupcakes and Cocktails party, so now here's the scoop!  :)

I pull out any extra inventory and samples I have and put a price tag on everything-- $5, $10, or $15.  Yes, you read right!  Some products originally retailed for over $80, but my goal is to clear out my basement and recoup a little investment along the way (a little investment).  My customers and hostesses all get invitations and by now they know that it's first come, first served. :)

When I set up the refreshments, I keep it super simple and use lots of Willow House goodies to decorate and display food!  Remember the Hawthorne Hurricane I gave away in January?  Here she is filled with split peas.  I tucked a juice glass about 3/4 way down into the peas to house my tulips.  I know some like their tulips perky (drop a copper penny into the water to perk them up), but I love the graceful droop myself.

My Adair Upside Down Cake Stand held fresh veggies and hummus. {$49.96}

Strawberries in my Ruffled Glass Bowl. {$29.96}

My faithful Entertaining Bucket and Tray for chilled wine and champagne. {$39.96}

My Galveston Step-Out Stand displayed homemade this product because the steps fold in making it a simple three-tiered stand if you want!

Homemade goodies.

Low-cal lemonade in my Savannah Beverage Server for my non-cocktail drinkers.

I set up a very simple display of my favorite current products and usually offer a shipping discount or other perk for any new catalog orders.  Check out the Must Have mini-Plant Markers in my Signature FlowerPot!  Six markers for $19.96-- wouldn't these make great little teacher gifts?  Pop them into a small potted flower or herb and you've got a sweet little gift for a sweet little price. 

I had a good turn-out, sold some products, took some orders and got caught up with some hostess and customer friends... can you think of a nicer Sunday afternoon?

All products shown here can be purchased on my website e-store and shipped directly to you.  Happy shopping and Happy Decorating, friends!


  1. Everything looks so pretty Heidi! The flower arrangement is so elegant and simple. And so smart of you. The food looks yummy. I know you and your friends must have enjoyed it.

    Have a great weekend...Tracy :)

  2. that is the kind of party i want to attend! beautiful - lovely - & YUM cupcakes!!


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