The Party Architect

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Custom fashion Illustrations

I ran across Brook Hagel Esty shop , where she creates one of a kind, fashion illustrations prints, and chic gift tags for your special day.

Brooke is an artist and designer, that has graduated from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, where she majored in Fashion Design.

She has been in the fashion industry, wardrobe for television and theater, photo styling, and product design and development.

She started an Esty Shop, because she has a passion for fashion and drawing.

You can use your Custom fashion Illustration for a fantastic personalized keepsake and cherished gift. Brooke can draw you in your wedding dress, your bridesmaids or just any special occasion you may have.

Please check out her Esty Shop for your amazing custom creation. I'm sure you will love it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ultimate Signature Cocktail

Have you been searching for a cocktail to complement that special dinner party, wedding, engagement party , or for a bridal shower? Well I found some great ideas for you!

A Signature Cocktail is a must-have for your upscale vibe
event,it will set the tone for your party and have your guests
feeling special.

Signature cocktails
add dimension to the other decorative items at your party.

Choose a signature cocktail that fits with the other elements of your party.

Cocktails Recipes

Liberty and Equality

What You Need

- 1/2 oz. pomegranate liqueur
- 1 oz. light rum
- 1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1 tsp. agave nectar
- Maraschino cherry, for garnish

How to Make It

- Pour pomegranate liqueur into a martini glass.
- In a cocktail shaker, add other ingredients except cherry and shake well.
- Slowly strain over pomegranate liqueur into martini glass.
- Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

Caribbean Breeze

What You Need

- 1 oz. Caribbean rum
- 1 oz. homemade grenadine*
- 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- Jamaican ginger beer
- Thinly sliced lemon wheel, for garnish

How to Make It

- Add first 4 ingredients to a tall glass and stir briefly.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with lemon wheel.
- Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup pomegranate juice. Superfine sugar dissolves instantly. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

Champagne Apricato

- 1 oz. Tanqueray Gin
- 1 oz. Marie Brizard Apry (apricot liqueur)
- ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- 2 oz. premium champagne
- Apricot slice
- Edible flower (for garnish)

To make simple syrup, bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature. Combine gin, liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Strain into a flared glass; top off with champagne. Add apricot, and garnish.

Cocktail created by Audrey Saunders, the Pegu Club, NYC.

Fire & Ice Martini

What You Need

- 2 oz. ginger and jalapeno-infused vodka
- 2 oz. grapefruit syrup
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed white grapefruit juice

How to Make It

- Shake all ingredients with ice in a martini shaker, strain, and serve in a gold sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Courtesy of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events, (212) 807-0568,

Key Lime Pie

What You Need

* Lime juice
* Crumbled graham crackers for rim
* 1 1/2 oz. KeKe Beach Key lime cream liqueur
* 1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
* Squeeze of fresh lime
* 1 1/2 oz. half-and-half

How to Make It

* Saturate rim of a martini glass with lime juice.
* Dip upside down into graham cracker crumbs.
* Pour liqueur, vodka, and squeeze of lime into a shaker.
* Shake and strain into a martini glass.
* Add half-and-half.

Courtesy of Liquidchefs


What You Need

- 1 oz. tangerine schnapps
- 1 oz. vodka
- Tangerine juice
- Orange/tangerine peel, for garnish

How to Make It

- Shake and strain first 3 ingredients into a martini glass.
- Garnish with orange/tangerine peel.

Courtesy of Liquidchefs

Monday, April 27, 2009

Candy Buffet Theme

Need a theme for your candy buffet for your next event, then try this one, The Monopoly Boardwalk Theme, offer your guest different types of candy, in honor of your event, city or destination.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Everything "Bridal"

Check out Google's new search engine just for Brides called Sparkle Search. Search for anything dealing with Bridal and Weddings. It's the ultimate wedding resource!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Classy- Cute Invites

Have you ever thought about having a unique, one of a kind invitation,that no one else has and could have your face on it, well your dreams have came true. I ran across this amazing site that personalized, classy-cute invitations and stationery from the web.

Their designs come to life, as you create a look-alike
"pose" of yourself, to fit your invitations, stationary and announcements for that special event.

Go ahead try them out!

Pink Poodle Party

Do your self a favor
and check out this Cute
Pink Poodle Party.
This party has Pink, Fur and Glamour, through out the whole party theme.

Can I say Creative!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Barbie's 50th Birthday Inspiration

What better way to get inspired, then by viewing this absolutely fabulous event thrown in honor of Barbie's 50Th Birthday Anniversary by Mattel. Thanks to Hostess with the Mostess for this incredible inspiration, this party was fully decked out in decor, designed by event planner Colin Cowie. The party included a real life Barbie Dream house which was decorated by Johnathan Adler, which included a wall-mounted mirror made out of 65 black and white bathing-suit-clad Barbie® dolls; Lucite tables filled with over 1,800 pairs of Barbie sunglasses, 3,500 tiny shoes, and 3,500 doll sized handbags; as well as a chandelier for the sitting room, fashioned out of over 30 blonde wigs.

As for the party, the interior house was transformed into a Barbie themed decor with a pink color palette, Pink roses for the centerpieces, signature pink drinks, a dessert table to die for with all the fixings including candy, marshmallows, chocolates and cookies. Also Barbie's closest celebrity and designer friends got a chance to strut down the pink carpet to sign a larger than life Barbie birthday card. What a truly inspired event.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me !

What better way to celebrate my birthday,
by starting my new blog.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Blogging My Life Away

Hey everyone, I'm new to this blog thing, but very excited about
starting my very own. After viewing several blogs, and getting inspired
through everyone's great ideas, I wanted to create my own blog
on what inspires me and hopefully inspires others. I enjoy all aspects of
Party/Event Planning, Interior Design and Decorating. I welcome any
feedback and new ideas. Happy Blogging
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