Melissa is a longtime event planner and designer and has her own company, Lollipops & Lemondrops. So, of course, I hired her to do something fun at Eliza's party!
Lollipops and Lemondrops, or "Pops and Drops" as Melissa likes to call it, is known for their dessert and candy tables to match any theme. It was a super easy process, as I just told her my color scheme, overall vision and how many people were attending the party. She took care of the rest! Melissa ordered the appropriate amounts of candy, and got creative with the labeling and backdrops. There were several packages to chose from, including the "Sweet Shoppe" which includes all the glassware, candy, scoops, backdrop, and custom linen as well as bags and candy signage. Of course, we wanted it all for Eliza's party, so Melissa got started on planning.
She immediately understood my vision and focused mostly on the colors and props. Pink, white, and black candy was used with accents of gold ribbon on the scoops and gold table props. The backdrop was created out of various paper fans.
"I like to mix and match inexpensive finds with pricier items and add in some DIY options to make all parties unique and interesting. I like to help my clients balance their budgets and still get a great custom set up," Melissa said when we asked about her prop and backdrop finds. "My go-to spots prior to my wholesaler is always area Home Goods or TJ Maxx stores. We found the "E", a cool black and white cake plate, the "sparkle" quote canvas, and many of the fans at my local Home Goods. You can get brand name items for next to nothing and save a bundle! The patterned fans were a set of designer Meri Meri fans for only $6.99! I can usually find a great selection at different stores."
For additional signage, Melissa enlisted, Love Letters Studio. Love Letters Studio is one of the only custom invitation businesses in Hoboken and has always been her first stop for any graphic design work. The owner and designer, Corinne, designs invitations from weddings to birthday parties and everything in between as well as ALL the details you may want....labels, menus, signs, thank you cards, banners, tags, programs, and more!
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