Domenic's 2nd Birthday Bash!
8-23-2014 ~ Ombre Style
My baby is not a baby anymore! He is officially a "big boy", my wild and energetic toddler. Where has the time gone!? When it comes to styled shoots, I will spend every waking minute pouring myself into the project for months. When it comes to personal events like this, I wait until the last minute to find some sort of inspiration and then go crazy for about a week trying to pull it all together. I may say something like "lets just do something simple this year" EVERY SINGLE HOLIDAY but then I'll stumble across a tiny idea like this blue ombre design and just explode. My extra fabulous friend and fellow wedding professional, Candice, from the Best Little Cakehouse needed my inspiration for the cake. So, I searched and searched until I found a ruffle cake with a faded color gradient. Why isn't there more fab styling ideas out there for little boys!? Candice told me no, absolutely no ruffles for my boy but suggested these fun dots instead. Lucky for Domenic, I have Candice so he doesn't have to have ruffles ;)
Candice made the beautiful cake and cupcakes to match. My friend, Jennifer from Two Little Hoots Boutique created his adorable T shirt in record timing! I got to crafting right away. First stop is always Joann Fabrics. You can create anything with a couple yards of fabric! Table cloths and bunting are no sew, just a pair of scissors. I found the rock candy at party city along with the balloons. The bird houses were used as centerpieces to hold the balloons in place; bottle of spray paint and they matched. My favorite craft was the giant "D". Two colors of yarn and I just wrapped and wrapped... and wrapped... around a giant paper mache crafting letter.
Kids don't care about this stuff... if you are going to style a toddler's party, do it for yourself haha. They much more enjoyed the bounce house, playroom, and pool. They did eat their cupcakes in the space and we sang Happy Birthday to Domenic with a pretty setup for pictures.
Macaroni & Cheese Muffins! See below for the recipe that my Mom found... They went fast!!
Happy Birthday, Domenic! I plan to create pretty parties for you until you don't want me to anymore...
Macaroni & Cheese Muffins Recipe:
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