Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1st Birthday Party

We went all out for Chase's 1st birthday party and it all began with the cake. I found a gorgeous cake from Dreemkaggs and based the invitations of the design! I found a great local mommy baker Megan with Sweet Temptations and we decided to go with a french vanilla cake filled with white chocolate cream. I'm not a big fan of fondant and she said that she would be able to create the blue base with buttercream so that makes it even better. The orange was changed to red and the yellow was white instead, in order to match our color theme.

After the cake, I found sailor themed inspiration from and an article they had detailing a local Texan's nautical themed child's birthday party. I fell in love with the idea, especially since Chase's birthday falls so closely to the 4th of July and red, white and blue decor is in abundance and could be found for cheap prices. I modeled the menu after the one listed in the CookieMag article with a few changes. This menu worked perfectly because my husband is an avid fisherman and we had a freezer full of fish. I added some snacks, changed the carrot salad to coleslaw and changed the muffins to cupcakes which was what Chase’s smash cake was - a cupcake instead.

Iced Tea, Lemonade and Soft Drinks

Pretzels and Goldfish

Fish-and-chips wrapped in newspaper cones
served with
Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Mignonette Dipping Sauce, and Tarter Sauce

Chick-n-chips wrapped in newspaper cones (for the non fishies)

Jalapeno and Corn Hushpuppies

(I took the picture before putting the tarter sauce and pepper aioli in the bowls)

Celery Slaw with Shrimp

Watermelon Boat Slices


Chocolate cupcakes with toothpick and construction paper sails

Birthday Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

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