{Party Feature} Dinosaur Themed First Birthday

So this party feature is a personal one….Today I’m sharing my son Karsin’s first birthday! I have to tell you that this past year has FLOWN by! everyone always says to enjoy every moment, they grow so quick…and gosh, isn’t that the truth!

I thought about what kind of a theme would be fun and I came across a really cute dinosaur printable set, so decided to go with it as our theme. This meant a lot of printing and assembling – but it was totally worth it.

We had reserved the neighborhood rec center and ended up deciding to just have it in the adjacent courtyard since the weather turned out to be beautiful and sunny. Despite the bagazillion pictures from the party – we actually didn’t have one with just the dessert table all set up. So, yes, that’s me and Karsin there! HI! =)


For the dessert table – we had cupcakes, kettle corn, cookies, cookies, more cookies, and a cake!

For the cupcakes – I made half of them chocolate and the other half vanilla. I used tall brown cupcake liners which turned out really great because I wanted the cupcakes to have a bit more “cake”, but still was able to use my standard cupcake pans. For the frosting, I used Glory’s Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe. I have to say…it is a GREAT recipe. It looks fantastic when you pipe it and it tastes even better.

For the cookies – Norma from Deliciously Divine made personalized cookies with Karsin’s name and dinosaur footprints. Norma even matched the different colors in the birthday theme – so sweet!

I also ordered some Stegasaurus and T-rex cookies from Lacy @ Guilty Confections.

I also packaged up some oreo’s in small treat bags.

The kettlecorn was from the local farmers market & was served up in blue striped & lime green striped popcorn boxes.

For the cake – I decided to keep it simple and adorned the front with blue fondant letters that spelled Karsin and I created a small bunting banner using some of our blue stripe party straws to tie back to the theme and colors.

For the party favors, I wanted to do something personalized and when I thought about the idea of some simple dinosaur print art, I decided to go with it. I designed printables that were personalized for each of the kids. Basically every kid became their own dinosaur! =) Here’s how they turned out:

And on the back of the frame, I had the quote: “RAWR means I love you in dinosaur”.

I used small party favor bags to hold some other small goodies & they looked perfect next to the dinosaur frames.

Using some of the paper from the printable set, we made party hats for each kid:

I was super happy with the way it turned out and it was really great having our friends and family with us to celebrate!


~Anu

{Party Feature} Halloween Themed Dessert Table

HI, I’m Norma from Deliciously Divine and I’m excited to share this Halloween themed dessert table that I designed and created.  Hope that you enjoy!

Items used in this dessert table that are available for purchase at Bakers Stock:

Photography credit for these pictures goes to GilVel Photography.

These are some brownies nestled in colorful cupcake liners.

These skeletons can be made using a brownie base, chocolate covered pretzels and paper straws.


I filled these black and white chevron treat bags with some candy.

These are chocolate pudding ghost graves with gummy worms crawling through them.

Halloween skewers with marshmallow ghosts and Oreos. Yum!

Ghost buddies nestled in decorative cupcake liners!

Polka Dot Baking Cups filled with candy and tied with bakers twine.

 These monster hands are great fun


These witches brooms are made with using powdered donuts and paper straws.

 

These are great and colorful cupcakes using Halloween Cupcake Topper printables.

I had a great time creating this table and hope you get inspired to do your own!

~Norma @ Deliciously Divine

{Free Printable} – 4th of July Printable

Are you getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July next week?  Here is a free 4th of July Printable download that you can use to decorate your celebration.  Great to use as a cupcake topper or as a favor tag.

I’ll be spending the 4th at a BBQ w/friends & family and then watching some fireworks after.  How are you celebrating the 4th?

Enjoy!
Anu