Real Party: Aqua & Red First Birthday

Winter can be so drab!  The grey skies, cold weather and snow.  But remember how you LOVED snow as a kid?  Today we’re featuring a real birthday party that not only embraces winter, but turns it into a cheery and bright theme perfect for any winter birthday celebration!

This charming first birthday is the creation of Kim Stoegbauer, the talented designer, party planner and owner of  TomKat Studio.  With aqua and red, Kim brings this snowflake birthday to life for one very lucky birthday girl.  Take a look.
Turquoise and Red First Birthday

Turquoise and Red First Birthday

From the snowflake invitation to the aqua and red dessert bar, this party is just perfect.  Don’t even get me started on the precious birthday girl, Marley, in her little snowflake top, fluffy Pettiskirt and flower headband. Here is a little of what Kim had to say about this party:

“I decided it was time for me to make my first attempt at a full dessert table, and what better time that for my best friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday party! We decided on an aqua & red snowflake theme. I started with the invitation design and made coordinating cupcake toppers and jar labels. We had so much fun finding all of the little snowflake details!  I made the cupcakes using my favorite icing tip, along with my favorite white whipped frosting! I found the snowflake sprinkles at HomeGoods (my happy place), which turned out perfect on the cupcakes and chocolate dipped pretzel sticks!”

A very special thank you to Kim and Live Love Photography for sharing this party with us!  Read more about all of the delightful details here on Kim’s blog.  And be sure to check out her fabulous line of party supplies on the TomKat Studio Etsy Shop.

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Barbara says

    I love the idea of including donut holes in the dessert buffet. No baking and the kids love them. AND they fit perfectly with the theme… all powdery and white, just like snow. Great job Kim!

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    Carrie Sellman says

    I agree 110%!! Kim’s talent is more than inspiring. I was thrilled to share her party on Half Baked! Thanks again Kim!

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    Sonya says

    I LOVE this!! Our daughter (1st girl of 2 boys) was born in december and has red hair! I have been looking to do a “Redheaded snowflake” Birthday theme for her first birthday and this is Perfect!! Thank you so much!!!


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