Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Birthday Planning

So I've finally decided on a "theme" for the girls' first birthday. I went back and forth with several different ones (like Tea Party - but I'll use that when they are older), and finally decided on one with Lions. At first I thought it was too circus-y, but I'm going to tone it down by using pastel colors instead of primary.

Here are the dresses the girls will wear (purchased from Designs by Jane in Charleston - my favorite place to get smocked clothing for the girls. Check out the clearance section for great prices):

Here is an idea for the main birthday cake. I still intend on making it myself. I'm not a huge fan of fondant, so I'll make the cake a smooth pale pink butter cream (almost like my wedding cake), and decorate it with polka dots. I'll make the little lion and the #1 to put on, along with pastel color stars.

Here is an idea for the girls' smash cakes. Again, I'll decorate with fondant, but cover the cake in butter cream.

Now I just need to find cute pink lion invitations - anyone good at custom designing??


  1. I do custom invites, but I don't have any of my custom work on my website sadly. So that probably isn't much help. Love the lion idea, we're going with a monkey theme.

  2. I also do custom work.

    You can take a look at my website if you want... I just got it up and running! :o)

    I would love to create something custom for you! :o)

  3. Love your ideas, I need to start thinking about some for lil macy grace!

  4. you're going to make 3 cakes? Wow. and here I'm trying to figure out how to avoid the whole celebration thing altogether...Don't suppose the grandparents will allow it though..

  5. You have great ideas for the girls birthday party. Wow, you are going to make three cakes.

    Do you a simple recipe for cakes? I want to make my girls cake or maybe will practice with my own birthday cake for next week.

    Hope you could help me.

    Have a great weekend.

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  7. I think that is a great idea! I cannot wait to see it all come together!


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