So I’m probably the worst blogger out there since this is my first post in 2012!! But December was a VERY crazy month with 4 parties to plan on top of all the other usual Christmas stuff and I think I just needed a break for a while! I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year so far! I’ll have some fun Valentine’s Day posts coming up along with a free printable I created myself, so stay tuned!
We’re going to start 2012 with a post about another amazing party my sister-in-law created for her little girl who was turning 1 just about a week before Christmas. I love the theme she chose, which was a Winter ONEderland party with a woodsy feel. Winter birthdays can be a little tricky, but this is the perfect theme for a winter birthday party! She ordered her invitation and party printables from Dimple Prints on Etsy and carried the outdoor/winter owl theme throughout the party.
Starting with the dessert table, she found an old tree that had been cut down with a sign that said “Free Firewood” so she cut up pieces of the tree trunk and used the stumps to display some of the desserts…love it!!
Details of the dessert table include the darling cupcake toppers that the very talented Jill from Sprinklebelle Cakes created to match the party printables. They are just too cute!!
Other sweets included ONEderland dust (large pixie sticks) topped with owl printables from the collection, pink suckers embellished with a party circle in the middle, powdered donuts, icicles (rock candy), kisses, snow covered pretzels, chocolate nests and everyone’s favorite…winter oreos – yum!! The burlap and other natural-colored ribbon used to adorn the containers, the bamboo table runner and the “snow” around the stumps tied in perfectly with the party theme. And I just love the light-up branches she found at Target to add to the overall look and feel of the table.
The ADORABLE smash cake (again from Jill at Sprinklebelle Cakes) was displayed on a tree stump with snow.
Decorations included paper lanterns and snowflakes hung by various chandeliers throughout the house along with paper chains she made with scrapbook paper and white paper punched with snowflake shapes. A lot of work, but the effect was wonderful!
The party was a wonderfully huge success and everyone had a great time watching the birthday girl eat her cake (the best part, in my opinion)! Thanks for letting me share, Adriane