Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kids Bday Parties

I am joining in Kelly's "Show us your Children's Birthday Party" Party today!

I have loved planning the kids' Bday parties. Mark, Caroline and Grayson all have Bdays within 3 days of each other and Grant and I are within 3 days of each other. CRAZY and not at all planned! Anyway when I was deciding which Bday to share I decided to share Caroline and Grayson's first joint party. I really wanted Grayson to have something special for his 1st Bday but didn't want to do 2 parties. I decided on a Winnie the Pooh theme. I used 1st birthday party stuff for Grayson and all the Pooh characters for Caroline. I set the table in the kitchen with the 1st Bday party things and the Dinning room had all of Caroline's party stuff. I used some stuffed Pooh characters we already had on the table for decorations.

Here are the cakes we made. Mark decorated Grayson's and I did Caroline's. Grayson's was a chocolate box mix doctored up and it was YUMMY! You can find the recipe here. Caroline's was a cupcake cake made with lemon cupcakes. Both cakes had buttercream icing. I think we did good for novice's!

Here is the kitchen table with the cakes and the dinning room set-up with the food. We had our standard party fare....chicken salad croissants, chips, veggies, and soda. I used Pooh "throw-away" sippy cups for the kids. I never throw those cups out we use them forever! All the kids took one home. I put labels on them that I made with my label maker.

You can also see pictures of their party from this year Here.
I have so many ideas and can't wait to have 3 parties this year!!
P.S. you can click on the pictures to view them bigger.


Rita said...

Cute the cakes.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the party idea.....What a great blog you have.

There are some creative gals in the blog world. I enjoyed reading your blog and will be back to read more.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

I love that you made your own birthday cakes; you can see all the love that went into them!

Thanks for stopping by our party!

Kimba said...

How cute! I love your cakes!

If it's not a super long drive for you, it would be totally worth it to drive to Bethany to check out that sale. Even if you're not shopping, it was great for inspiration.

We do a week in Rehoboth every summer. Some contingent of my hubby's family has been staying in the same beach house for 16 years. I'm the newest addition to the family (aside from kids), so it's only been 10 years for me.

We love it there. It's such a great place for families with the boardwalk and such. And the shopping and great restaurants make it fun for the grownups too.