Wednesday, November 10, 2010

{New Collection} Wizard of Oz Party & Surprise Giveaway with Kate Landers Events!


This is a very exciting day for us! Kate of Kate Landers Events and I recently collaborated on this fabulous Wizard of Oz inspired party! We have been talking about this project for months and it is so rewarding to see it all come together beautifully courtesy of Kate's styling talent. Kate & I had the opportunity to meet in September at the Martha Stewart Blogger's Night Out in NYC. She is an absolute doll. I'm so glad to have gotten to know her while we worked closely on this project together. I can tell you she is nothing sort of perfection. Always sweet as can be and so detailed in everything she does, she is a truly a class act. We are both so thrilled that the photos debuted yesterday on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas! Today, Kate & I are both sharing more photos and details, along with surprise giveaways!


Kate & I discussed ideas for the paper goods designs. She loves the silhouette collections that I have done in the past and asked about including a Dorothy silhouette. Of course, I loved that idea and enlisted my friend, Jessica of Pen 'N Paper Flowers to work on the silhouette for me. I sent her the two costume photos for inspiration and she blended them perfectly to create our own signature Dorothy for the party!

Then the fun really began! I created a full collection of items using Dorothy along with her famous blue gingham pattern. Cupcake toppers, favor tags, cake topper, welcome sign, banner, fancy labels...everything you need to embellish this party! One of the first things that Kate mentioned was getting sparkly ruby red slippers for each of the girls. I used hints of red throughout the designs, and hand-glittered Dorothy's shoes and accents! Look at the glitter on these cupcake toppers!


Kate & I discussed fabulous vendors that we wanted to have involved in the shoot! One of the most fun parts of this business is discovering talented women creating amazing products. You'll notice both some of my preferred vendors along with Kate's favorite vendors in the photos! (full list at end of post)



Kate took it from there! She planned and executed the party perfectly! She styled a gorgeous dessert table filled with goodies, including many variations of cookies, cupcakes, cake pops & cake!












Kate also styled a sitting table for the girls! Complete with aprons for each girl (with personalized tags!), fabric bunting, ruffled table runner & hats, custom place cards and cupcake centerpieces!





A would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Kate for dreaming up this wonderful collaboration!
It was a pleasure working with you and I can't wait to do it again soon!

I would also love to thank all of the fabulous vendors involved in this project!

Kate Landers Events, LLC : party design & styling, ruffle fabric party hats, custom aprons
The TomKat Studio : printable party designs
Queen of Tarts Cakes : custom dorothy cookies with TomKat graphics
Sweeties By Kim : custom white chocolate covered oreos
Hope's Pantry : strawberry pineapple jam in mini jam jars as favors
Two Sugar Babies : fondant toto and rainbow cupcake toppers
The Cookie Jar : yellow brick, badge of courage, lollipop, hot air balloon & basket cookies
Sweets On A Stick: ruby cake pops
Sweet De Ja Vu: poppy cupcake toppers
Jaime Mancilla: custom fabric bunting
Banner Boutique: custom silk flower & other glam hair accessories
Uncommon Fabrics: custom ruffle trim gingham table runner
Dream Spun Kids: custom pettiskirts {4}
Strawberrie Rose: custom posh petti tutu {1}
Pen N Paper Flowers: collaboration on silhouette
Hailey Rose {brydferth}: custom gingham & other fabric flower hair accessories
Open Shade Studios: photography & studio
The DOROTHY Printable Party Collection
will be available in
THE SHOP soon!
ONE MORE THING....

We're hosting a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY sponsored by Kate Landers Events!
Kate is offering our winner a Custom Party Design Consultation! ($150 value)
Kate will work with you to develop a perfect plan for the party theme you are dreaming of!
Here is how to enter:

1) Leave a comment with what your favorite detail is from the party!
2) Become a fan of Kate Landers Events on Facebook! Come back and let us know you are a fan.
3) Become a fan of The TomKat Studio on Facebook! Let us know if you are.
Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!

Winner will be chosen on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11:00pm (MST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Winner will be chosen using random.org.
Be sure to visit Kate's blog post to hear about all of the details in her words and ENTER TO WIN a $50 shop credit to The TomKat Studio!


UPDATE:

The winner is..........

COMMENT #36 Cortnieb

She said "How can I possibly pick one favorite detail?? I loved every teeny tiny detail!!!! From the bails of straw on the dessert table to the ruby slippers on the girls!!! If I had to pick one it would be honestly.....The dessert table in it's entirety (is that a word or how it's spelled??!!) I LOVE how every detail of the movie is spelled out in cookie or cupcake form...like LOVE!!!!! AMAZING job ladies!!!!! You inspire me to go forward with my dream of being a party planner...THANK YOU!!!! :)"

Congrats and best of luck to you! Please contact toni@thetomkatstudio.com to claim your fabulous prize!

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Christina said...

OMG!! This is the cutest party!! I love it. Of course I am a FB fan of The TomKat Studio!!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

What an amazing party! The dessert table is super cute!!!

Stephanie Ann said...

I love the cake pops and the aprons for the girls!

Stephanie Ann said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB.

Stephanie Ann said...

I am a fan of Kate on FB.

Christina said...

My favorite aspect of the party is the girls sitting table with their very own apron! So precious.

Christina said...

new FB fan of Kate!

jkgal said...

liked kate landers on FB

jkgal said...

loved all the details! great work Kim! love the paper products especially.

jkgal said...

already a fan of TomKat

Bobias Photography said...

I saw this yesterday & went straight to your etsy store to buy the collection. I was so sad when I couldn't find it. I am so happy you are going to list it soon. I can't wait to use it for Mia's Oz vs Wicked bday party in May. You are the BEST! Thank you for all that you do!!!!! :o)

Dot said...

I am a huge fan of TomKat studio

Dot quinlan said...

i am a new fan of Kate Landers site I have liked her on FB..i have been on that site for 3 days and sharing it with my daughter..great site

Dot Quinlan said...

i love TOM KAT STUDIO..I have been a fan
My favorite part is all the treats and how they just fit in so perfect with the theme. this is awesome

Bobias Photography said...

I am a big big fan of TomKat Studios

Bobias Photography said...

I am now a fan of Kate Landers Events :o)

Amanda Joy said...

I love the silhouette! We just did a Wizard of Oz theme for a church function last week. Ours was more focused on the rainbow colors, but I love the hay bales with the gingham ribbon.
I used food coloring paste in some melted white chocolate. I dyed it the color of the poppies. I coated a bunch of fresh popped popcorn, and called it "poppy"corn. I wish I would have waited until the end of this month to do our activity, because your cupcake toppers are so much more crisp than mine came out. Great job!

Colleen said...

LOVE the theme! Great job, Kim! Oh how I would have loved to have this party as a little girl! It was my favorite movie growing up! Adorable!

AZLB said...

I can't decide between the ruby red slippers or the aprons! So cute!!!

karissa said...

I am fan of Kate Landers Blog!

karissa said...

Now I am facebook fan of Kate Landers Events! Thanks

karissa said...

Already a Facebook fan of TomKat!

mom22 said...

Love the ruby red aspects throughout the party. So fabulous!

karissa said...

Love the party design! This would be perfect party for my little niece! I am a follower of both blogs! Thanks

mom22 said...

I'me a TomKat fan.

Bobbi said...

I am now a fan of Kate Landers on Facebook!!

Bobbi said...

Already a {huge} fan of TomKat on Facebook!!

Tony said...

Love the shoes!

Tony said...

Im a fan of TomKat Studio on Facebook!

Bobbi said...

So many details from which to choose!! But, I have to go with the blue gingham print and the way it was used, namely the little ruffle on the table runner.
I am from Kansas, and it's hard for me to tell anyone that without it being followed by a Dorothy or Toto comment!

Tony said...

I am a fan of kate sanders on FB.

Kelly W said...

I love, love, love the Picnic basket cookies. What a great and unexpected symbol to pull from the Wizard of Oz and use at the party!!

Kelly W said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB

cortnieb said...

How can I possibly pick one favorite detail?? I loved every teeny tiny detail!!!! From the bails of straw on the dessert table to the ruby slippers on the girls!!! If I had to pick one it would be honestly.....The dessert table in it's entirety (is that a word or how it's spelled??!!) I LOVE how every detail of the movie is spelled out in cookie or cupcake form...like LOVE!!!!! AMAZING job ladies!!!!! You inspire me to go forward with my dream of being a party planner...THANK YOU!!!! :)

cortnieb said...

I'm a fan of TomKat on Facebook!!!!!

cortnieb said...

I'm now a fan of Kate Landers Events on Facebook, and SO EXCITED about it!!! I can't wait to learn so much from her!!!!

Traci said...

I love the silhouette of Dorothy with the glittery red slippers!

Traci said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers on FB!

Traci said...

I'm a fan of TomKat Studio on FB!

Dorangela said...

My favorite detail of the party, is that each girl got a Dorothy outfit complete with sparkly ruby slippers!

Dorangela said...

I am a fan of TomKat on Facebook

Dorangela said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on Facebook!

Cecelia said...

I am a fan of tomkat

The Original Drama Mama said...

Favorite part of this party were the adorable gingham aprons and all those ruby slippers!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Just became a fan of Kate Landers on FB!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Happy to say I'm a FB fan of TomKat, thanks for all the adorable ideas!

cortnieb said...

ok, I'm not sure if this is what I'm supposed to do, so if not, disregard this comment!! :) I just read Kate's blog and I LOVED IT!!! One thing I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see you do in the future is a party for big boys (ages 7-10) I have 2 boys and a little girl and I LOVE all of your options for my daughter, like I'm set for the next 8 years for her birthday parties, but for my 5 and 7 year old...it would be kinda fun to have you do a cool party for their age group!!!!

katy said...

i am in LOVE with those thank you favors. they are precious!! i don't have facebook but would love to become a fan if i did!

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

My favorite details is the adorable aprons, the invitation with the detail of the ruby shoes and the E cookies!

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I am a fan of TomKat

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I am a KL fan! Seriously, crossing my fingers for this win. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

Dixon Family said...

My favorite details of the party are the aprons (HOW SMART!), the glittery shoes, and the hand glittered accents!

Sarah said...

I love love love the little aprons and the simplicity of the blue and red gingham! I plan to call my seamstress mother now and ask her to make some for my daughter's 5th birthday party.

Dixon Family said...

Of course I am already a HUGE fan of Kate Landers Events on Facebook!

Sarah said...

I am a facebook fan of The TomKat Studio :o)

Dixon Family said...

Of course I am already a huge fan of The TomKat Studio on Facebook!

Sarah said...

I am a facebook fan of Kate Landers!

Anonymous said...

fan of TomKat

tricia.wood@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

fan of Kate Landers

Anonymous said...

I LOVE ALL the details. My favorite would be the personalized aprons for the children though.

tricia.wood@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

fan of Kate Landers

tricia.wood@ymail.com (forgot to leave email address before)

Mary said...

Precioso!!!
I loveee the Glittered cupcake toppers... such a great touch!!

Mary said...

Im a tomkat fb fan :)

Gina said...

I love the Glitter on the toppers. Perfectly match the girls shoes :)

Gina said...

I am already a FB fan of TomKat.

Gina said...

I am already a Kate FB fan.

Christina said...

I love those gingham cookies!

Christina said...

I am a tomkat facebook fan!

Christina said...

I'm a Kate Landers fan on facebook! :)

NSMOM said...

My favorite aspect of the party is the font on the banner - really works with the overall look. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

Angela said...

You mean I have to choose?!
I think that I liked the aprons and the shoes! I think that they would be an unsuspected surprise!

Angela said...

I am already a TomKat Studio FB Fan!

Angela said...

And now I am a Kate Landers FB Fan!

Mandy said...

I belive, if I HAVE to pick, my favorite detail is the aprons. I adore them! What little girl wouldn't be thrilled to have one and be there?!

Angela Rissler said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on Facebook!!!

Angela Rissler said...

My favorite detail from this party is that each little girl got her very own red shoes!!! Such a cute idea! Super cute party :)

Angela Rissler said...

I am already a huge fan of TomKat Studio on facebook!!!

Jenn said...

Just beautiful! WoO being my favorite movie, it almost makes me get teary!

Tiff said...

I'm a fan of TomKat on Facebook!

Erin said...

I love the little aprons hanging from each girl's chair

Erin said...

I'm a fan on TomKAt

Erin said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB

Tiff said...

I love all of the different cookies that she did! So cute!

Zepequeña said...

Great! I hope it was a great party!

Zepequeña.

Rowaida said...

WOW!!!Gorgeous and beautiful! I Love love all the details.

Heather, Fraser, Grace and Hudson Lyle said...

My daughter's favorite movie id Wizard of Oz and I love absolutely everything but my favorite is the yellow brick road cookies and tutu's!!!

sara said...

TomKat fan on FB

sara said...

Kate Landers fan on FB.

sara said...

Hard to choose a favorite detail, but I love the aprons and yellow brick road cookies.

life is good! said...

I so love this party theme! The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorites. I Love the hay bails, but I also love the round chocolate cake with the name pop. Too cute!

life is good! said...

I am a fan on facebook of TomKat!

life is good! said...

I am a Fan of Kate Landers!

Holly Park said...

The shoes are perfect!!

Holly Park said...

I already like TKS on facebook

Jennifer said...

Love. Love. LOVE.

Ashley Moore said...

I am so loving this party theme! My youngest daughter has an obsession with the Wizard of Oz! If I had to choose one thing I like about this party it would be the paper goods.

Ashley Moore
ashleysthirtyone@yahoo.com
www.mythirtyone.com/ashleymoore

Ashley said...

I am a fan of TomKat on Facebook.

Ashley Moore
ashleysthirtyone@yahoo.com
www.mythirtyone.com/ashleymoore

ROK said...

The aprons made it for me! But I love the use of baskets on the buffet--definitely one to steal.

ROK said...

I'm a facebook fan of TomKat.

Ashley said...

Following Kate Landers on FB!

Ashley Moore
ashleysthirtyone@yahoo.com
www.mythirtyone.com/ashleymoore

Kari said...

I LOOOVED this party!! I think my favorite part was either the invites or the personal aprons for each little girl! ADORABLE!!!

Kari said...

I am TOMKAT fan on FB!

Kari said...

I am a Kate Landers fan on FB!

ROK said...

I'm clearly FB challenged...but now, I am finally a fan of Kate too :)

Katie said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB!!
katellynne@me.com

Katie said...

TomKat fan on FB!! (some would say stalker LOL)
katellynne@me.com

Katie said...

Favorite details of this party would be everything!?!? What really stood out was the simplicity of the blue gingham and the bright red accents in everything...including the cupcake stands!! The party table was adorable, especially with the aprons for everyone. Oh, and I loved the silhouette!! So subtle without screaming wizard of oz you know exactly what the party is all about!!
I would LOVE to have a party styled by the fab Kate!!
katellynne@me.com

Andi said...

The wonderful accents of red!!

Jessica said...

I am in LOVE with the Dorothy silhouette and with that gorgeous sitting table!!!! Great job all around!!

Jessica said...

I'm a fan of KLE on fb!

Jessica said...

I'm a fan of the TomKat Studio on fb!!

Kristen B said...

I adore it all, especially the red sparkly slippers on invitation. My 3 1/2 year old's favorite is Dorothy--she'd die for a wizard of oz party!

Tessa said...

I love the use of the bales in the decor!

Taylor-Ann said...

My favorite detail of the party were how the two dorthy costumes were created into one picture. Very cute!

Taylor-Ann said...

I am already a fan of TomKat studios on FB

Taylor-Ann said...

Im a fan of Kate Lavendars on FB

Dawn said...

Love this party! I adore the dessert table!

Dawn said...

I am a Tom Kat Fan on FB!

Dawn said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on FB too!

The Harris Family said...

One of my favorite details is the silhouette of Dorthy with the hand-glitterd shoes. Also, I love the custom table runner and aprons all in the gingham. What an adorable party...I wish I was there to help celebrate it!! hehe

The Harris Family said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB

The Harris Family said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB!

Leah said...

I love how the Dorothy silhouette was incorporated in! Too cute!

Leah said...

I am a fan of Kate on FB!

Leah said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB

Bakers Treats said...

My favorite part is the silhoette of Dorothy!

Jeana said...

The poppy cupcake toppers!!! Awesome:)

Today Hilary... said...

I love the glitter on the silhouette...so perfect!

Jeana said...

I just became a fan of Kate Landers Events!

Ann Heenan said...

I am a fan of Tomkat on Facebook

Mrs. Mendenhall said...

I LOVE all of the coordinating baskets, props and themed desserts... It makes the whole party come together perfectly!

Ann Heenan said...

I love all the details especially the dorothy aprons and the paper products.

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Love the extra detail..of the red shoes not only for B-day girl..but for her guest too.

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Just became a fan of Kate's Fb and already a fan of TomKat..

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Been a fan of Tomkat too!

katie and co. said...

Love this one, Kim! SO cute!

katie and co. said...

Fan of TomKat--but of course you knew that! :)

katie and co. said...

Fan of Kate Landers!

Randi House said...

I love the invites!

Randi House said...

fan of Kate Landers!

Randi House said...

fan of TomKat!

Rory Drysdale said...

I love the hair accessories from Banner Boutique! Your products are always so wonderful and I enjoy reading your blog!

Rory Drysdale said...

Fan of Tomkat Studio on FB

Rory Drysdale said...

Fan of Kate Landers Events on FB

jasullivan71 said...

i LOVE the dorothy cookies and the lollipop cookies...too cute!

jasullivan71 said...

fan of TomKat on FB

jasullivan71 said...

fan of Kate Landers on FB

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

You ladies did an outstanding job!! I was so excited to see the big reveal! How can I possibly choose a favorite part?? If I HAVE to choose, I would say it would be the presentation of the cake and the gingham runner on the kids table.

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

Been a TomKat fan forever! =)

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

I've been a fan of Kate on FB for a long time too!

Britany said...

new fan of Kate Landers and TomKat on FB.
I LOVE this theme. I can't wait until my daughter is a little older to have this as a party theme! The silhouette is adorable and I loved the ruby red shoes for all the girls. Well done!

songskatesang said...

Oh, I just LOVE the Chocolate covered oreos! Precious!

Kameron said...

OMG! I am already planning for my son's 5th birthday - Dec. 17th - with a wonderful gingerbread house building theme.. This is a world of inspiration. You girls are AMAZING!! My favorite part of is the simple way you tied the gingham ribbon on the cupcakes! Love it..love it...love it!

Kameron said...

I'm a fan of Kate's!

Kameron said...

I'm a fan of TomKat!

Stephanie said...

Oh WOW! I'm in love with this. Love the silhouette, the hay bales and picnic baskets on the table. Love the color scheme and gingham aprons for the girls. So darling. What will you think of next??

Stephanie said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB.

Stephanie said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers!

yesiarroyo said...

I LOOOVE absolutely everything but my favorite is the dessert table :)

yesiarroyo said...

I'm a fan of TomKat!!!

yesiarroyo said...

I'm a fan of Kate's!

Ashley Snodgrass said...

I'm so excited you all did this as I found an amazing Wizard of OZ Cake Platter at Home Goods a couple weeks ago and bought it on the spot as I knew that's a party I wanted to do for my girls at some point. I loved your ideas and table scape! Just BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to purchase the collection and will have to post a pic of the amazing cake platter as soon as I snap a shot of it. The blue plaid and sparkling red all through out was what caught my eye! Gorgeous!

Ashley Snodgrass said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB.

Ashley Snodgrass said...

I am a fan of TomKat Studio on FB!

nicedayevents said...

I am a fan of both on Facebook! My favourite detail was the ruby red slipper detailing - even on the cupcake toppers where it was tiny. Divine!

Vini aka Pooh! said...

Do I have to pick one favorite? I loved the way the jumpers were used to jazz up the chairs. The tutus and the glitz in the shoes - aww! perfect

poohsden at gmail dot com

Yuliya said...

I am a fan of TOMKAT Studio. My favorite detail of the party was absence of plates on the desert table and using baskets and haystacks instead. I find it fresh. Great work!

yuliya said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events.

jacmom said...

I love dorothy's silhouette with just the red glitter shoes, so cute!

jacmom said...

I'm fan of Kate Landers Events on Facebook.

jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

jacmom said...

I'm a fan of The TomKat Studio on Facebook.

jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

Mayra Rivera said...

Beautiful Creation Ladies! My favorite details from the party are the silhouette itself and the curtains on the sides of the the table. Also all the wonderful treats look so beautiful and yummy! Such am amazing collaboration, Congrats!!

Mayra Rivera said...

I'm a fan of The TomKat Studio on Facebook!!

Mayra Rivera said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers Events on Facebook, it would be an honor to have her plan a party for us!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Wow!!! I LOVE the shoes...and the sweets...and the prinatbles! ALL of it! (Does that count?)

Lynette Weber said...

I love everything about the party right down to the little red shoes.
weberphotog@yahoo.com

Lynette Weber said...

I'm a fan of Kate landers Events on facebook. weberphotog@yahoo.com

Lynette Weber said...

I'm a fan of Tomkat on facebook.

Kristi said...

Gosh, Do I have to pick one thing...I love it all! But I love the glitter touch on the cupcake toppers!

Kristi said...

I became a fan of Kate Landers on Facebook!

Kristi said...

And of course I am already a HUGE fan of TKS on Facebook!!!

Melissa said...

My favorite part is actually the beautiful, smiling little girl who obviously loved what was done for her special day.

Melissa said...

I'm a fan of TomKat on Facebook.

denise said...

I am a fan of TOMKAT STUDIO!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers on FB

Carrie, Cory and Marley said...

I love it all - the gingham table settings, the aprons, the cookies, the sweet way you added glitter to Dorothy's shoes and the other scalloped toppers! So cute! Check out my latest blog post and see a cute little Dorothy for Halloween:-)

www.littlewhitlock.blogspot.com

denise said...

I am a BIGTIME fan of yours!!!!

denise said...

WOW!!! I wish I can be a little girl again!!! Beautiful!!!

Sam and Josh said...

facebook tomkat
samlholt5@hotmail.com

Sam and Josh said...

facebook kate

Sam and Josh said...

love the cake pops

Ann Heenan said...

I am a fan of Kate's on facebook.

Chelsea said...

so cute. i love the dorothy aprons for everyone.
chelslawrence at gmail dot com

Chelsea said...

tomkat fb fan
chelslawrence at gmail dot com

Chelsea said...

fb fan of kate
chelslawrence at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

What is my favorite?? The hot air balloon cookies, and the ruby red cake pops! And of course, the printables by TomKat!~!!

Stephanie said...

I am already a HUGE fan of TomKat on FB!

Stephanie said...

I became a fan of Kate Landers on Facebook!

bukaeyes said...

I'm not interested in winning- but I do want to comment. Beautiful Party! What an awesome idea!

Nicole said...

I LOVE all the red glitter! Such a cute touch!

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