Blake’s Winter Candyland Birthday Party

Well, I can’t promise that this is the final post of 2010 but that is my intent.  I wanted to end the year with a fun post near and dear to me…my little dude’s 1st bithday party.  I can’t believe how fast and slow this year has gone by.  All I can say is that 2010 was….hmmm…a test?  For those that are close to me know that Blake, although as cute as a button, was a bit of a challenge.  I can say now that we are past the all-day-screaming-for 8 months-straight period of time and on to much happier times…see?

Plus, in addition to trying to soothe a screaming baby, and take care of a 2 yr old, I left my full-time job and started my blog and Etsy Shop!!  So while all of this insanity was going on behind the scenes…all of  you were able to expreience my outlet…my blog was an outlet…for me to focus on my sanity creativity and share ideas and inspire people!  So?  What does 2011 bring?  Not too sure yet…I am the chick without a plan…just sort of flyin’ by the seat of my pants and seeing which direction the wind blows.

Well, some of you may have already seen some of the photos of his party floating around facebook or perhaps you saw the awesome post on Hostess with the Mostess!!  Yes…HWTM!!  For sure one of my highlights of 2010!!!  Here are all of the details along with some party decor that didn’t make the cut…enjoy!

The dessert table…the jumping off point for this table were the birthday posters that I created.  Next came the paper trees and lollipop bouquets.

Since there was not enough room on the dessert table, why not create a second table?  So here is it…the candy buffet loaded up with all sorts of sweet treats!

Ahhh…the cake!  This was a last minute game time decision…I had plans to make a cake but then reality set in!!   I had enough to do, plus the honey-do list for my husband quickly became exstinct due to the fact he had surgery on his arm the day before the party…so off to Target I went to order a cake.  Problem is I couldn’t just “order a cake”  there were some special instructions for the super sweet bakery lady.   Afterall…I had a vision…I know scary right?  They offer a typical 8” round double layer cake…I asked for them to add a third layer, add fudge between the layers, ice with smooth buttercream, add polkadots in red with a red beaded border.  I would take care of embellishing the rest.    The cake decorating was totally unplanned, it was last minute so I decorated it with a few items I had for the party…some large swirly lollipops from Target and some super cute cookies to match the theme sent to me by The Cookie Jar.

Oh..and the yummy red velvet cupcakes???  Can you say…beyond fabulous deliciousness??  These delectable little treats were made by my sweet and talented friend Jill of Modern Cupcake!!   Jill…these were perfect…thank you!!

Can you believe these cookies???  Sweet perfection!!  Another wonderful friend and super talented chick…Lisa of The Cookie Jar really went above and beyond…thanks Lisa (;

Now what’s a party without some fab fondant cupcake toppers by Charynn of Two Sugar Babies??

favor tags

food tags

party dots

paper trees

lollipop bouquets

Talk about the most perfect pinata??  My dear sweet friend Nancy of Ato Zebra Celebrations had this custom made for Blake!!  Muchas Gracis Nancy!!

these paper candies didn’t make the cut…it was a combo of running out of time and no place to really put them ):

This also didn’t make the cut…a birthday bunting for Blake’s highchair…I totally forgot about it…ooops!

the morning after…he LOVED playing with the balloons that I also forgot about!!  Double ooops!

Overall the party turned out fantastic!!  Lots of work, but worth every ounce of time and effort!!  Thanks a million to Shannon & Nancy for coming over the night before and helping me to stay on track… and last but not least a monster thanks to my friends…Jackie of Jackie Lindfors Photography and Eric of Apple Velvet Photography for all of the amazing photos!!


  1. says

    I love this entire party. Adorable and totally appropriate for a one year old winter baby cutie. I love the mix of winter colors. I adore the posters and fabric on the dessert table backdrop:) Totally Fresh Chick FAB. RIDIC.

  2. says

    Such a fabulous party!! No doubt your lil guy will forever treasure his mama and all the hard work she put into his 1st. bday (and bdays to come, I’m sure) ;) Every detail was perfect! You’ve inspired time to plan my own sweets 1st. bday :)

  3. Meredith says

    This is awesome! What food did you serve besides the candy/cupcakes? I am having a tough time figuring out what all to serve. Thanks!


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