Monday, July 11, 2011

Sweet Shop Birthday Details

I'll start with the invite...
obviously a sweet shop party wasn't lexi's wish.. but it was mine. I am known to be a candy fiend

I was very happy I was able to do all the invites, labels, & decor myself. 
it saves a little $$!

I chose to keep her cake smash photo session theme incorporated 
so I did a whimsical cotton candy theme where you can find here

Here's the table setup
We just did hot dogs & chips for lunch and had about a bazillion sweets.
table cloths: Joannes
cake & dish stands: from here

I just kept it simple and served lemonade & bottle water
I used Nestle bottled water & I printed my own labels & attached them using glue dots.
Straws: Hey Yo Yo
Mason Jars: Ty's grandma {used to use them for jarring}
Drink Serving Table: my cousin-in-law Celest from Whimsical Treasures

I chose to keep the same theme on my labels for my party favors.
I had been saving up for about a month of baby food jars & I cleaned them all out and
I spray painted the tops this aqua blue & I chose to do the insides as well b/c some baby food leaves colored stains which to me looked kinda gross.
{Make sure you let the tops dry off enough before you attach to the jar- b/c some can become painted shut!}
I filled the insides of the jars with a candy called Sour S'ghetti
they were pretty colors and a lot come in the package- which meant they were good fillers for the jars!
I bought 4 bags from Maverick (gas station) & they were 2 for $2.50
That filled up 20 jars.
it's a pretty cheap party favor!
"Thanks for coming & making her birthday so sweet!"

I made "mini cupcakes"
they are just peanut butter cups & you just dab frosting & sprinkles on top and wah lah!
mini cupcakes.

so i had browsed just about a million different cakes and decided this is what I wanted..
I had made a little sketch in photoshop using pieces of different cakes I had found and trying to explain what I was wanting. I had no clue how it would all turn out since I didn't just use one image
and say here, this is exactly how i want it.
our friend Brittany from Too Sweet Cakes serving in Southeast Idaho
did BEYOND amazing and did it EXACTLY how I had pictured it!!
Thanks a million Brittany!
cake stand: from here

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
I saw these here and had to try them!! They do not give a recipe or tutorial on how to make them, only a reference to here. (mine don't look as pretty as theirs)
So i kinda had to wing it & apparently from others they tasted dang good.

I waited til the night before to make them with my sisters help and she came up with the idea of turning a egg carton upside down and puncturing it to be it's stand.
Worked perfectly!
Just a little spray paint works wonders.

OK, now do you remember this piece??
My husband ended up taking over that little project and did the majority of painting it for me!!
good husband, i know.

Cotton Candy bags: were purchased from our local Farmers Market the night before.
Jars: DI, cousin-in-law, Porters
Bubble Gum Machine: cousin-in-law
Candy: Fred Meyers & Zurchers (party store)
Bags to hold candy: Zurchers -they were 14 or 17 cents each i think
Little Plastic Tongs: Dollar Store - 4 come in a pack.
I did a little Guessing Game for everyone at the party.. 
Brylee was the winner of a $10 Coldstone gift card
she was just 5 off of 170 gumballs.

I saw this bubble refill station idea off of pinterest and thought it would be perfect for all the kids to play with!
I bought:
a bulk thing of bubbles with a big wand at Wal-Mart
2 packages of a set of 3 small bubbles from the Dollar Store for wands
and the jar that held it all was from Wal-Mart for $4.
Platter it sat on: from here

I thought it would be fun to use one of my photography backdrops and spray paint it with chalkboard paint & use it for a BIG card for the kids to write on.

My cousin-in-law Celest had told me how easy pinwheels were to make so I went to Porters (craft store) and whipped up these 4.. they made for a fun extra color pop.

Click here to see how I made these pinwheels

so i'm sure you have noticed her cute little birthday outfit...
I had sent my friend Bre some fabric and told her what I wanted
and she whipped up the CUTEST little skirt!!  She has an etsy shop here
if you have something in mind I'm sure she would be more than willing to take custom orders!

Also my sister from Ellebowtique made her cute headband & tank!
I had her use the same fabric from the skirt to make them all coordinate!

i'm very lucky to have all these talented friends & family!
we also had outdoor games for whoever wanted to play

ty had bought this cute little hot pink lawn chair from Wal-Mart

i also displayed a picture of her from 0-12 mo.

i had seen these balloon lanterns off of pinterest
tutorials on how i made them will be up soon


  1. oh em gee! so flippin over the top adorable!

  2. I'm seriously DYING over this! What the freakin cuteness party! Everything from her outfit to the food was awesome and perfect. I totally want a baby girl like right NOW. You did such a good job documenting everything!

    p.s. and is that Brittany-the one that lives like 4 doors down from me? If so I had no idea she did cakes! It turned out adorable!

  3. How cute was her party!?! She is so lucky to have such a fun mom! You went above and beyond for this, I bet it took so much time! And I am totally going to steal the bubble idea for Kalea's party!

  4. haha yep, same brittany! thanks guys!

  5. Um ok Linds! This is seriously the cutest birthday party I have EVER seen! Love the candy theme and the colors. Your pictures look amazing too! WOW is all I can say.

  6. That was adorable Lindsey! You did so much work. Now you know you gotta do it again when she is 6 so she can enjoy and remember it.

  7. You should do this for a living! This party is soooooooo cute!

  8. Can you tell me what that piece of furniture is called? The one that you refinished and made the candy stand out of? SUCH A CUTE PARTY!!!

  9. @Melody B.
    I'm pretty sure it'a juat a bar. Found it at our local thrift store

  10. What an adorable party!!!

  11. Love this party! I just did a project reusing baby bottles as well! I've also seen the bubble refill station, but I love your bubble container. can I ask where you got that?? And the cake is AWESOME. I love all the colors and details!

  12. I was able to get the bubble container at Wal-Mart for $4.. hopefully they will still have it there for you! It was in the more summer sections with their picnic stuff on an end aisle! 

  13. Lorell - Sweetly SweetAugust 31, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Everything is adorable, love the bubble refill station!

  14. Rebecca @This Nest is BestAugust 31, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    This party turned out so well!  And congrats on your featured on TomKat Studio :)  

    I've used egg cartons to hold my cake pops as well!

  15. oh my gosh linds!!!!!!!!!! best idea ever.

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You did A fabulous job! Love all of the details and I love the tutorials. In the process of planning my son's 2nd birthday and I love that I have now added about 10 more things to my list :) 

  17. so so cute! love all the colors and the decorations. your babies r so cute:)

  18. What computer program did you use to create the labels on the water bottles, tables, etc.?

  19. I'm also curious as to how you made the labels? They are so cute!!

  20. We sell Traditional Classic Sweets, Retro Sweets , Pick n Mix , Creamola Foam , Jars , Liquorice , Boxes, old fashioned sweets shop Novelty Sweets.

  21. Hi I am Melissa. So where did you find the paper and design for the labels?? I have filled baby food jars of All sizes with M&Ms for my son's 1st Bday party but just cant figure out the labels. HELP!?! Thanx

  22. Hi Melissa again... Email: Asking about the baby food jar labels. Thanx

  23. Hi! I've quoted your post for an exemple of baby food jars recycling... If you want to visit my italian blog, it's here:
    Thank you! :)


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