Friday, May 27, 2011

A Colorful Birthday

Recently, we had a colorful crayon birthday party for our Sweetbaby. While looking for invitations, I stumbled across this cuteness from Chica and Jo. They provide the template for you to add your party info. I got boxes of crayons at the dollar store, and then I wrapped them in scrapbook paper.

I then found several cake examples online and decided I'd give it a go (never made a b-day cake before). The cake was a simple, rectangular white cake. I made a delicious buttercream icing recipe from, and the "crayon tips" are halves of ice cream cones. My Mom used to decorate cakes, so she gave me her decorating tips etc. I used the star tip for the cake and painted the colors onto the ice cream cones with a brush, some water, and cookie decorating icing.

Here's our fun, birthday garden flag. Typically, I sew one of these from a placemat (just the right size for a garden flag) but for this one I just cut the shape I wanted from some crayon fabric I found at JoAnn's. I hot-glued some curly birthday ribbon on the top and bottom and put a red "2" made from adhesive vinyl using my Cricut Create.

The kiddos had a ton of fun taking a whack at this crayon pinata in our front yard....okay, so they didn't want to share the bat. The hubster just threw candy when anyone took a swing. It was a hoot! You can buy this {here}.

Last, but not least...I made a super-fun balloon birthday wreath. This will be used yearly no matter what the theme! You can view it in my post on reusable birthday party decorations. Too cute!

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At May 28, 2011 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Ani said...

Love the cake! That turned out too cute! And the invitation idea was really cute too!

At May 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM , Blogger aggieam01 said...

Love this theme. And the cake turned out super cute. What a fun party!!!

At May 30, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

Awww, that is so sweet! I love little birthday parties. I remember when my oldest little one turned two...sniff, sniff. You did a great job on the cake! Very nice.

Stopping by from the newbie party!

At May 30, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Paula~

Super fun party theme! The placemat turned garden flag...very clever. Would love for you to share by linking to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash.


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At June 1, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is colorful and so very fun. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.


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