It was hard to get an image of the table with candy buffet, banner and chalkboard where I had drawn a big one with a flower and butterfly because there is a chandelier that hangs down, but I think you get the idea. The candy labels were also made with my scallop punch and were hot glued to the canisters.
My baby just turned one and we celebrated with a Candy Shoppe First Birthday Party, which was a hit with ALL of the kids and most of the adults as well. We held it at our house and we were blessed with a gorgeous May day… well, up until the rain began to fall half way through!
It was a great time, rain and all and I am thrilled with the end result.
Let’s start with the Birthday Girls Outfit, which I made using a freezer paper stencil that I cut with my Cricut. Paired with a skirt and some baby legs, I think she looked ADORABLE!
I made the favor bags using a paper bag template from Belles Printables (the template is just for a blank bag. I added the actual design of the bag in Illustrator) and added the name tags using my 2″ scallop punch and some hot glue. I made all of the girls Stamped Washer Necklaces with their names and attached them to the bag handles.
The soda and water labels were printed onto full page labels and cut out to fit. I also made some for the cups with a line to write people’s names on them (no need for waste!).
The banner was made with my Cricut, some ribbon and twine. The candy on the banner was made by following the tutorial over at Crafty Smurfette.
And I just wanted to throw in this cool picture of the lollipop birthday nvite (inspired by TomKat Studio’s amazing design)! Again I used my Cricut to cut the circles for the invitation.
I made Marshmallow Fondant using a recipe I found via Craft Envy) to make the curlicues, lollipop and dots on my cake. Although I wasn’t a fan of the taste, the kids were BEGGING to eat the fondant (including my 18 year old brother!). A cake decorator I am not, but it turned out cute enough.
I also had some big lollipops at the end of the driveway to greet people. These were made out of paper plates, saran wrap and dowels.