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challenge | cakes and cute shoes

challenge | cakes and cute shoes

Cakes and cute shoes, a party design styled by Jen Campbell of Green Wedding Shoes. I’ve always loved Jen’s design eye, the weddings she showcases are often my absolute favorites. Imagine how thrilled I was to learn that she herself is embarking on a styling career. If this scene is a preview I believe it will be a very successful endeavor for her.

Cakes and cute shoes, a party where your closest friends would all show up to eat scrumptious cake in their most stylish shoes. Fabulously perfect inspiration for the upcoming holiday and I would completely gush over this theme at a spring shower. The bright pink paired with a crisp silver brings a sophisticated feel to a festive party table.

The tablecloth designed by Jenn is a great way to lend a modern clean touch to budget friendly DIY style. The cloth was a clearance deal that would be normally quite plain but when lined with $3 a roll silver duct tape it becomes practically a work of art.

As place settings, the very common chalk bubble is given a clean and modern finish when filled in with hand-sewn silver threading. A lovely and surprising touch! I would imagine them as fabulous custom escort cards for an upcoming wedding. The hand sewing of letters continues onto the EAT sign, backing a perfectly set dessert display that includes a yummy Valentine’s version of the popular rainbow cake, so pretty in red and pink!

Check back later today for Jenn’s DIY project to create your own hand-sewn party signs. Plus you have 48 hours to add a comment if you’d like this celebration design to win!



  1. very married

    8 February

    I am so inspired. I’m totally bookmarking this and throwing a party like this!

  2. jenn

    8 February

    BEAUTIFUL! Wow, I really love the table setting, and the pretty flowers in the painted jars.

    We have to pick one before we see all four?!

    • Victoria

      8 February

      Jenn, you can vote for as many of the parties as you find lovely this week:)

  3. chelsea

    8 February

    I like the eat sign.

  4. Monica

    8 February

    Super cute! Lots of pretty ideas!! I love it, but confused – don’t we wait to see all of them to vote? Just want to make sure I pick my fave – but this one is closed to comments after 48 hours? Will they all be posted before then? Love your site!

  5. Im_Samantha

    8 February

    shoe party?? why didn’t i think of that…..just LOVE!!

    agree w/ jenn, how can we vote for a winner if we don’t see the others? can we vote all week?

  6. Ooooh loving the shoes + the bright fuchsia! Her blog is amazing and I think she’ll also be quite successful in styling. Beautiful work.

  7. I just love the cake! I’ve never thought of layering colours like that. I’ll have to give it a try. I also love the cake stand. Where’s it from?

  8. Laura

    8 February

    Wow! Any party with such GREAT floral design has my vote!! And I can’t believe that is duct tape. Duct tape? Well who knew.

    • Victoria

      8 February

      Thanks Laura for the correction, If only I had a copy editor I would not need to tape up sad little ducks:)

  9. Laura Leslie

    8 February

    Oh-so Adorable!

  10. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I know, duct tape is so fun for lots of things! I love that it comes in all types of colors now. :)

    Kristin – The cake stand was from Home Goods

  11. Anna @ IHOD

    8 February

    Ao many fun details. I think the invitation set the perfect tone for the party!

  12. Christine

    8 February

    Duct tape!?? What a brilliant idea. Beautiful stuff :)

  13. That cake with the different pink hue layers…oh my goodness, I would have never thought of that but I am so glad someone did :)

  14. Sandy a la Mode

    8 February

    these are soo super cute!! i LOVE pink anything!!! :)

  15. caroline armelle

    8 February

    are you serious!? that cake is amazing!!

  16. Claire

    8 February

    Simply beautiful and so original! I am going to try to duplicate the cake and some of the ideas for my Valentine dinner next week! Maybe do a handsewn heart instead of EAT. Love this styling.

  17. Lena

    8 February

    Victoria, I can’t stand it-this is the sweetest party!

  18. danee kaplan

    8 February

    Although this is sort of a “duh why didn’t I think if that” moment for me. It is the cake that puts this over the edge. That and the gorgeous flowers.

  19. Stephie

    8 February

    Cake and champagne and an excuse to go and buy some “cute” shoes – what more could a girl want? Love it! Stephie x

  20. domestikate

    9 February

    Ooh I absolutely LOVE this! Why did I not think of this before, when cakes and cute shoes are two of my favourite things?! Love the concept, the rainbow cake and the handstitched details!

  21. LOVE the unexpected element of the duct tape! But many wonderful elements incorporated into this soiree! Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

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