Wizard of Oz Party…

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
is available here.
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!


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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    I’m a fan of Tomkat studio’s work! The attention to detail and the creativity is perfection. Making children happy is heart warming. Tiddle E Winks makes me happy with Vintage 5 & Dime fun items. I just tried

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