The Partiologist: BASH Tabletop!

BASH Tabletop!

This past weekend I attended BASH, a Party Conference in Phoenix, Arizona where partiers from all over the world united. We were able to hear first hand, expert tips from the best event/party planners around.  I not only partied, I also competed in a table top competition.  While it was a challenge to get everything from Colorado to Phoenix, my mission was accomplished.
 
There were some of the most gorgeous tables I had ever seen, they were breathtaking.  I did not win the competition, but I loved my table and want to share it with you. The category for my table was Modern Elegance, decorated in gold, black and white.
 
Modern Elegance

 
One thing I was proud to say, everything on my table was created by me.  My table sparkled, glistened and glowed with fairy lights, both in the centerpiece and shining beneath the tulle.





I created the center piece starting with a gold ring and added gold drape fabric and 4" black ribbon.




Turning a clear cake plate upside down, I elevated the black centerpiece.
 
All the centerpiece stems were from the Christmas clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I added a couple strands of battery operated fairy lights, tucking them in the arrangement.
 
I had several take home treats for each guest, starting with the cookie. 
 
You might notice the plates are stacked at an angle.  Not a mistake, I planned it this way, making room for the CD (Yep, I'm a mix master!), the cake pop and the BASH Menu.
 
We had not been given the dinner menu, so I created one.

BASH
 Menu for Success

Arrive in Style
Meet & Mingle
Be Awestruck & Starstruck
Soak up the Sessions
Dine with the Rock Stars
Let Your Dreams Soar
Walk the Red Carpet
Party with The Partiologist
 

After purchasing the clip art from Etsy, I created all the printables used on the table.  The menu, the napkin ring and the CD Cover.

I carried out the dot theme with the tiny Jelly Belly's and Sixlets.

 
Added ribbon, gold and black dots to the stemware.

 
Another photo of the goodies for my table guests.

 

The cookies before they were packaged.
 

The cookies were airbrushed, topped with a fondant frame, sash, letters and dots.
 
 Just as the event had come to a close, one of the wait staff came over to me and told me that my table was the wait staff favorite.  Needless to say, I gave her my cookie!  :)

I just loved the gals who sat at my table, I was so happy to have met them all at the conference.  Each and everyone has a special place in my heart!

Come dine with me!
 


29 comments :

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I never even knew this type of conference existed. I just follow your site because your parties are so beautiful. I don't even make cookies, etc. :) You worked very hard and I do admire your work!

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    1. Thank you Linda for such a sweet comment. BASH was the first conference of it's kind and I'm really not even sure how I found out about it! LOL

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  2. Kim this is incredible!!!! My favorite part was the fairy lights under the tulle. If I ever renew my vows I'll be calling you to plan my decor!!!

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    1. You are the sweetest, Christine, I'll be waiting for the call! :)

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  3. As far as I'm concerned, YOU are the ultimate winner! Your table was FABULOUS!
    SO proud of you!

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    1. Thank you for your vote of confidence! :)

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  4. This is so cute! I love the black and gold together. The lights were a great touch!

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment, Cheryl!

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  5. This is one amazing table! I want to eat dinner at THAT table. God has blessed you with the gift of hospitality that is above and beyond! Just getting to sit at this table was sure to make each guest feel like a queen!!!

    Annette

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    1. I do hope that my guests felt like a queen! I am blessed with friends and family who encourage me to be the best I can be!

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  6. please give me the name of the judges so i can do a vision test on them. i do believe they need glasses. ;)

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  7. Your table is stunning and I love your menu card! I can't imagine why you didn't win but the conference sounded wonderful and you are always a winner in our books. Fabulous job!

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    1. Thanks so much for the vote of Confidence, Paula and I'm glad you liked the menu card too! :)

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  8. WOW ... gorgeous, glitzy and glamourous!!! Your table is a winner in my book! I love that you shop the clearance section :)

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    1. Thank you Brenda...glitzy and glamorous it was! And I ALWAYS shop the clearance sections!! :)

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  9. All I can say is WOW! Kim, this is absolutely beautiful! The way you "tied" it all together is just amazing! But, you forgot to mention that the highlight of your trip to Phoenix was seeing "ME" your childhood best friend! HA! Oh, and congratulations on winning the costume contest!!! <3

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    1. I really did have the best time visiting you last weekend, it really was one of the highlights!!

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  10. I LOVE it!!! I would have loved to have sat at your table, who wouldn't want one of your mixed cd's! But I needed to sit at my roomies table and support her. Would love to know what music you had on that cd. I love that the wait staff voted your table as the tops!!

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    1. I would have loved for you to sit at my table too, it took some time, but eventually I got the cd's made. So great, getting to finally meet you Miss Fizzy! :)

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  11. So elegant, beautiful and very classy. Just like you!!! You should be so proud of your hard work. from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. You know what, I was really happy with my table, thank you so much!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! I would totally have voted for your table. The lights are so pretty and I love your menu..and the candy packs..and those cookies are to die for..and.. Well anyway, I can see why the wait staff voted for The Partiologist's table. :)

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    1. Thank you for your vote, you are the sweetest!

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  13. Wow, wow, wow. If your table didn't win, what on earth did the winning table look like? Your's is over the top amazing. I love every single detail. How lucky your table guests were to get lavished with cookies, a cd, candies and more. I can't believe all of this stuff fit in your suitcase and flew in the cargo hold of the plane. You are so incredibly talented and missed your calling to be a professional event planner. You rock!

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    1. Oh Beth, you are the best! My dining guests loved their take home sweets and treats. I had to do some strategic planning to get everything in my suitcase! Of course carrying on all the breakables!

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  14. Oh my sweet friend, I seriously loved your table! Even though I saw it in person I missed so many details! You are amazing - such an inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you Toni! I know what you mean, I missed so many of the other table details, I would love to see up close photos of each one.

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  15. Your table is perfectly stunning and gorgeous, Kim! There certainly must have been some very stiff competition because I can't imagine that your table did not win?!?

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