Party Recap

Garden was the theme for my niece's first birthday party. It was a garden full of flowers, butterflies, and berries. This table was put together in a matter of five days (that's how much notice I received! yikes! :P). To find out more, check out my blog post about this party over at http://odetoinspiration.com/2012/08/garden-theme-dessert-table/.

Here is a little about the table:

The pennant banner was made out of fabric by me. The purple card stock butterflies were made with my Silhouette. The sugar cookie butterflies were baked by me and decorated with the help of my sister-in-law (birthday girl's mommy). On top of the yellow striped treat bags in the center are little gifts that were part of the favors for the kiddies. The girls received fabric flower hair clips which were made by my 12 year old stepdaughter. The boys received wooden magnet caterpillars. I had bought the caterpillars from Hobby Lobby and just added magnets on the back. The tablecloth and runner are just fabric that I purchased from Joann’s. No sewing or cutting involved… just used them as is! The table runner was folded until the right width was achieved. The background was just fabric also used as is… that I already had on hand. Almost everything you see on the table I already had on hand! The fresh flowers I found at Trader Joe’s that morning… weren’t they just perfect for the table?

Wanna know a secret about the “milk” bottles? They are the Starbucks frappuccino bottles! I got this brilliant idea from One Thrifty Chic‘s adorable vintage cupcake party. I made sure to drink at least two a day to get them ready for the party!

Next to the bucket of worms is the bucket of "mud" which are only seen in couple of the pictures. Those are Brazilian truffles. My SIL is half Brazilian. It’s tradition not only in her family, but in Brazil in general to serve them at every party. Her mother was running quite late so I decided to take pictures of the table just in case I didn’t get the chance to after she arrived. Good thing I did… I barely had the space or time to take good pictures at the time of her arrival. I quickly snapped a few shots once the truffles did make it to the table.

Cake and cupcakes were made by me. Keeping it simple for the kiddies… vanilla and chocolate were the flavor options for the cupcakes. The cake, on the other hand, was especially made just for Sofia! It was a strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese filling. I had come across this amazing recipe over at Bird On A Cake. I am known to be anti-box cakes (it’s ok if you are into them though;)), but this one is a doctored recipe. For a long time I’ve been searching for a from scratch strawberry cake and just have not been pleased with any yet. This doctored recipe scored big.. so until I find that perfect from scratch strawberry cake, this will be my go to. It’s mm mm mm mm etc mm’s delish!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake, cupcakes, berries, cookies, truffles, candy

  • Party Favors

    Flower hair clips for the girls and wooden caterpillar magnets for the boys.

  • Activities / Games

    Painting terra cotta pots and planting flower seeds in them. Bug hunt.

  • What People Ate

    Pizza and roast beef sandwiches.

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade, soda


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    Amy Of While Wearing Heels W wrote:

    What an incredibly beautiful party. No detail was spared. My only complaint...I wish I would have been invited :)