Fact: Everything's cuter when it's mini. So we raided the dollhouse and train set (and some of our favorite shops and sources) to turn tiny treasures into amazing details that will put huge smiles on the faces of your guests. Look to sites that carry miniatures (typically for furnishing dollhouses) to personalize your day in an unexpected way.
Mini Cake Décor
Want a cool and different cake without things getting costly—and difficult? Here we used tacky glue and six paper-flower kits to transform this dessert from plain to really pretty—for only about $45.
The Details: Paper flower kit, $7.25 each, TheMiniatureGarden.Etsy.com.
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Mini Save-the-Date Details
Our big idea isn't just for cake décor; everything's cuter when it's mini. We raided the dollhouse and train set to turn tiny treasures into amazing details that will put huge smiles on the faces of your guests. Glue itsy flatware to a playful save-the-date card to signal supersize fun.
The Details: Mini silverware, $6.50 for 2 five-piece sets, TinyDollhouseNY.com.
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Mini Ring Bearer Pillows
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Bitty Bottles of Bubbly
A miniature bottle of Champagne leaves 'maids-to-be all abuzz, while pocket-size gift bags indicate shopping sprees ahead.
The Details: Mini bags, from $6, mini Champagne from $17, TinyDollhouseNY.com.
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Mini Seating Card Display
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Mini Ties for Guys
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Teeny (and Tasty) Cards
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Mini Cake Stand Favor
One way to make a tiny treat special: Put it on a pedestal. When geusts sit down for dinner, they'll be delighted to find a petit four topped with an edible marigold inside an adorable mini cake dome on each plate.
The Details: Mini acrylic cake stand with lid, from $1 each, Beau-Coup.com; Oval petits four, in lemon with white icing and apricot jam, $36 for a dozen, duaneparkpatisserie.com; Micro marigold, $14 for 200, Shop.GourmetSweetBotanicals.com.
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Mini Lapel Pins
Give out-of-town guests a mini keepsake in their welcome bags: an adorable lapel pin that comes attached to a postcard to send or save. Choose from cities, astrological signs, petite bottles of bubbly, and more.
Mini pins + postcard, from $12, TheGoodTwin.co.