Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Party Prep

I tried my first round with the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker last night in preparation for Charlie's upcoming birthday party and it was a success! I used random sprinkle colors here and chocolate I already had on hand to coat them in since I didn't want to use up what I had bought for the party. So even though they are not "designer" cake pops, I got the technique down AND they tasted good! Oh, and everyone keeps asking where I got this....Kohl's has them for $26.99 and if you buy it in the store like I did, then no shipping! My advice: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS and read the tips. They really did help! (And I'm a terrible direction follower!)

I have also been working on his birthday hat (not finished yet, but I'll post pictures when it is!) as well as a variation of this idea from Life Sweet Life blog.

Hint: Think about how HOT it is going to be outside at the end of July in Alabama!

Truth be told, this blog has been a constant resource for my party planning. It's also where I found out about the cake pop maker! Score!

I'm also really excited about having Carmen with CBM Photo photographing the party AND Charlie's one year portraits! I wanted to have every minute of the party documented and I'm so glad that Carmen was free that day and willing to photograph it all for me so I can enjoy the party and **try** not to stress out about it!

I'm going to wait just a bit longer to post the party invites (which are PERFECT!) but here is the picture that went on the invitations....

My invitations were designed by Summer Party Designs and they were printed (real quick and in a hurry!) by my friend Susan who designs adorable stationery for children and adults!

Now, what am I going to do when all this party planning is done?


Rhonda Williams said...

I love all your party planning Anna!! I'm sure his party is going to be awesome!!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I am jealous of your cake pop maker results! I haven't had as much luck. Did you follow their recipes or use a box mix? I used a box mix and it was a HUGE fail. Thinking maybe I need to try their recipes. Yours turned out great...I think they look so cute! And thanks for the sweet comment about my blog. I'm glad I could be of help! Can't wait to see his party...he's such a cutie!! :)

SweetDreamsDesigns said...

I DID use their recipes! I had read on their website that so many people had had trouble using the box mixes so I didn't try it. I did vanilla this time, but I think I'll do Red Velvet next! :-)