Happy 3rd birthday, crazy girl! Little Sophie turned three recently and we had a micro celebration for her, given the circumstances.
As it was September in the Pacific Northwest, we felt an outdoor birthday party would be perfect, considering the government restrictions on gatherings right now. Turns out, the forest fires kept us from breathing safely outside too! So we had to cut our guest count dramatically. Didn’t mean we wouldn’t bake and decorate our hearts out!
I’ve had my eye on this dream catcher theme for quite a while now. And although it may seem a bit like an older girl theme, I couldn’t contain myself.
Found this amazing dreamcatcher on Amazon! It was the perfect size, and the perfect price.
Cake had a handmade fondant dream catcher! The mold kept me in the shape, but then I added some extra cuts and holes to make it more interesting. Also adding some edible gold leaf because we are EXTRA.
You can find this dreamcatcher fondant mold here, and the edible gold leaf here.
Cake pops for the win. Every time.
You’ll see me using these acrylic riser stands all the time, because they can match just about any dessert set-up.
Also added some mini brownies wrapped in this adorable parchment paper.
The macrame backdrop really brought this theme home, you can find it here. And the birdcage decor piece, here.
Phew, this year, I mean… am I right? 2020 has taken us all for a crazy spin.
I for one was feeling sorry for the folks having birthdays in March-April, and how bad it would be to not get a chance to celebrate…. because obviously my kids in September and October could have the blowout party they want! Welp! Not so much.
So maybe because of that I felt the need to overcompensate in decor this year, and I’m not regretting it!
We are big Potter fans here, and with my son reading through the books, and his birthday so close to Halloween… it seemed like the perfect match!
We only had a handful of kids come to play outside and celebrate how we could! Masks and sanitizer everywhere. But that also meant less baking for me, so I’m not complaining.
Can anyone put a value on a bucket of dry ice at a Halloween party? It was immensely popular.
I loved this cake! The rectangle bottom was actually a dummy cake because I didn’t want to have 3 tons of cake leftover… but it was fondant and buttercream for decoration.
As we go through yet another year remembering the birthday of my first favorite author… Let’s take a look at this adorable first birthday theme, shall we?
I, for one, am a huge fan of Dr. Seuss and his amazing books, read through most of them as a child, and now reliving them through my own kids. My oldest son learned to read with these books, and I bet you anything our little daughter will too when the time is right!
We started the week with an incredible cake smash, I loved the way this cake was so simple and yet so perfect for the theme:
The party continued with the light blue and bright red across the board and it was all perfection. The hats on the cupcakes were handmade with our favorite fondant, Satin Ice! And using and pen with edible ink, tried to incorporate the drawing style we so often saw in the books’ illustrations.
And for the cake! We chose to add one of our favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss.
“Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you”.