Saturday, December 6, 2014

Patisserie Noel

Christmas is magical.  The sights and sounds help to make the season yes, but it wouldn't be the same without the smells--a fresh cut pine wreath, a steaming pumpkin pie straight from the oven, or the aroma of cookies waiting to cool so they can be frosted.  What makes a kiddo happier than a lovely cookie freshly baked?

From the very beginning of our life together, my husband and I have always made goodie bags or treat boxes for our friends and family. We start our Christmas Traditions right after Thanksgiving by making sugar cookies. Then everyone picks their favorite treat. We love pralines, gingerbread cookies dipped in white chocolate, chocolate covered oreos and much much more! With all this yummy stuff around we have to give some of it away! My parents actually started that tradition in our family way back in the 70's. I love baking and so it was great fun to pick that tradition up in our own lives. My kids always loved it too. There is something about baking that makes everyone feel loved! 

So this year for our Christmas party we wanted to include our very special baker friend from All Things Cake. She has the most adorable kids and they are so sweet too...precious kiddos to work with! Janette has done some really lovely things in our parties this year and we could not be happier to feature her again in this Patisserie Noel where we had her make some of her best goodies. The best thing??  Her MASTERPIECE! A cake pop tree! I have not seen one of these before and I thought it was SO clever! I loved the take off and she said it took a LOT of cake pops! I about dropped over when I saw it. I thought it was so very beautiful! Hope you do too! She can make one for you too if you ask her nice!! would not believe what she unwrapped next! These most amazing cookies! I had no idea they could do this fancy gorgeous work! I really was floored by all the lovely things she created for this party. It was so special!

Also on board for this party was our dear friends at Anders Ruff. They have a Sweet Shoppe line of printables that she turned into our Patisserie Noel for us. We were so thrilled with how they turned out. They do such an awesome job with their work I am always so excited to see what they do next! 

The awesome bags we put cookies in were from Celebration Lane

The idea of the party was to make a bunch of yummies, then share them. It is always so nice to have a lovely printed card when writing a note and Anders Ruff made some adorable ones to tuck in with our boxed candy. Our sweet friend Heidi from Party Prepaganda had some envelopes that were perfect to go along with our lovely notes. If you haven't seen her things. they are adorable! We have used her envelopes all year and we are so thrilled when we get the chance to see such a bright pretty envelope...sort of sets the stage like the party has already started when you open the card!

Painting Paris Pink had the most adorable pop sticks that we used on our Christmas apples. They are pearly and fun....I love how they stand out and make the apples look so pretty! They would work for marshmallows and cake pops...all kinds of ideas swirling about those!!

We wanted to sign to make it feel like a Paris Patisserie we used Missy LaFaso's lovely wooden letters at Sweetly Chic Events. She has done an awesome job finding the perfect colors for our party! That mint green is not easy to find!

Mallory Hall Photography and Gypsy Canon teamed up to take some amazing pictures of our packing party. We have such great resources in our camera department here at GreatStitch. We are so happy to have these lovely ladies on our team!

Gypsy Cannon also does the lovely painting on all of our pieces. You can find her things at Papa's Barn. This lovely desk had a shelf added to the bottom. What a lovely addition to a little girl's room this would make! 

This is one of our new designs this year at GreatStitch. We love the updated Christmas Tree...modern  lines but yet with classic polka dots. 

The fun round and square boxes we used came from Nashville Wraps.

Packing cookies is hard work!!

The Good Stuff:

Party Styling: Brenda and Rhonda Byers
Photography: Mallory Hall 
Photography: Gypsy Canon
Cake pop tree, cookies, and other amazing yummies: All Things Cake 
Party Printables: Anders Ruff 
Envelopes: Party Prepaganda 
Wooden Letters: Sweetly Chic Events 
Cookie Bags: Celebration Lane  
Cake Pop Sticks: Painting Paris Pink  
Boxes: Nashville Wraps 
Lamplight: Kate Aspen


  1. Love the mint and pink! Thanks for including our sign!

  2. Love all of the details! Those mint pajamas are adorable for the holidays :)

  3. That cake pop tree is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm not usually into the pastels but this is so adorable! I love the way the Pearl Shimmer Sticks pop in those pink apples!