It's no secret that I have a serious problem with throwing over-the-top birthday parties. I adore it. I love the planning and designing and decorating and executing my vision! I realize my kids' would be perfectly happy with some ice cream and a few friends over. But, that just won't do.
I've known I wanted to do a Candyland party for Brenna this year since her birthday last year. Luckily she was easily sold on the idea - because, well, she has a serious love of candy! Here's the party through pictures.
the treats table
backdrop of streamers and balloons
Brenna's special cake - she fell in love with this when she saw it on the computer
egg-free cupcakes to be safe for her BFF Claire
party favors - maracas, ring pop, magnifying glass, whistle, candy, and a bouncy ball
Candyland cake. We had planned to bake it ourselves, but I wasn't feeling too hot the night before so we ordered it to be picked up at Food Lion two hours before the party so I could decorate it. I called to make sure it was ready and they told me they had no record of the order. I called back, talked to a manager, and voila! we had a plain white cake 30 minutes later. Decorating it was the easy part!
DumDum topiary that B helped me make
first paper banner made with my Silhouette
her sweet buddy Caden
Caden was a fan
acting a little shy
The kids knew exactly which pieces they wanted - haha!
making candy necklaces :)
Davin loved all the attention once he finally woke up.
Now time to start planning Davin's 1st birthday party! ;)