Pinkalicious 1st Birthday
by Dana Patterson on May 13, 2014 0
I cannot believe it, my youngest princess turned the big 1. We decided to do a Pinkalicious family party. Here she is!
I always take 1st birthday pictures of my kids. I quickly did this one two days before her birthday so I could display it at her party. In case you’re wondering, I got the romper and headband here. It fit her perfect and ran true to size (she’s 17 lbs and I ordered 6-12 months).
I’m so mad at myself for not taking pictures of the food, but it included:
– chicken salad and egg salad croissants
– butterfly pb & j sandwiches for the kids
– spinach dip
– buffalo cheese ball
– veggie tray
– fruit salad
– sausage cheese dip
I also took pictures of the drinks kind of late so they didn’t look the prettiest at this point:
The best was the pink punch! I thought it tasted so delicious! I scooped the sherbet into the punch with an ice cream scoop. The pink chevron straws are from Target.
My favorite was her “1” cake because it looked so cute, but was SOOOOOOO easy to make!
I used a strawberry cake mix and funfetti icing. I dyed the icing pink with icing dye. It was so easy! I did have to put the icing in the fridge for like 30 minutes after I mixed it because it was a little too loose. I used a wilton 1M tip and started in the center and worked my way around. I filled in the holes with the same tip in between the cupcakes. It took me probably 10 minutes to ice! I also put these edible pearls on there for a little extra touch.
Her smash cake looked very similar!
This probably took me 5 minutes to ice. I used this cupcake cake mold. First, I put icing in between the two layers of cake and then did a very thin layer of icing on the top with a butter knife so the roses would stick well. I used the same icing tip as above and just did little roses all over and added the pearls. Remember, the rose starts in the center! I bought the ribbon at A.C. Moore.
I also made chocolate covered pretzels and sugar cookies. My mother in-law also made a delicious cheesecake.
I used my cookie cutters from my kit that I wrote about before. I actually just bought pillsbury cold dough. The letters looked rough until I iced them! I thought they turned out pretty cute!
Here is the display of her “pink sweets” table.
I’d say she enjoyed her cake! I love how her handprint is on her face.
Okay, so one more…..
I also made cute pom poms for above her!
I used 8 pieces of tissue paper for the center one, 7 for the dark pink ones and 6 for the small ones!
I’d say she had a pretty good 1st birthday!
Be still my heart!
I hope you have as much fun planning your little ones’ birthdays as I do!
About Dana Patterson
I'm an energetic SAHM of two fun little girls! It's never a dull moment with kids 21 months apart. I love life and enjoy cooking, working out and just hanging with my family.