My Lil Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

With kids heading back to school, it’s starting to feel like summer is almost over.  I’m not sure if I’m quite ready for that!  So I thought we’d bask in the sun just a little bit longer with a party that is all about sunshine!  From the sun streaming down on a gorgeous day in Hollywood Hills to the vibrant color scheme of hot pink and golden yellow.  Not to mention the sweetest little sunshine of all, Madison, the birthday girl!  Sent over to us by Auntie Monica, this party is both cheerful and bright!  Featuring a candy buffet to make you drool, check out this My Lil Sunshine 1st Birthday Party.
Little Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

How adorable are these cookies by The Cookie Jar?  I absolutely love the little sprinkles on the ‘cupcake icing’!  And the candy buffet is truly over-the-top fabulous!

Little Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

Along with the gorgeous dessert bar and cookies, guests were treated to a brunch and a signature mimosa bar, where they were able to toast and indulge!  And of course, there was the breathtaking view to enjoy as well!

Little Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

Little Sunshine 1st Birthday Party

Don’t you just want to jump into these photos?  What an amazing day, in every way!  A very special thank you to Monica for sharing this My Lil Sunshine 1st Birthday Party with us!

Vendors & Credits:
Party Planning & Styling: Platinum Events & Productions
Personalized Paper Goods: Shindig Parties To Go
Cake: Gigi Bobb
Photography: Jill Birkmann
Cookies: The Cookie Jar
Couture Tutu Set: Strawberrie Rose

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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    I have a question regarding the apothecary jars filled with candy for anyone who has used these. Do the kids really eat that much candy or is it mostly decorative and you should expect to have lots of leftover candy? Can the kids manage to lift the glass lids and put them back on without chipping the top or knocking the whole narrow vessel over? (My daughter is 5.) The ones I’ve seen are $30-$40 a pop; I’d hate to see them shattered all over the table (and of course the danger to the kids.)

    Perhaps these are better for adult parties. Does anyone make them in plastic?

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    Platinum Events & Productions says

    I have found that adults as well as children love candy/dessert tables. The candy and or desserts that are included on the table are a great party favor for both adults and kids. If glass jars are used at a party with children, I open the jars before the end of the party so that there is not a concern regarding any breakage. If you do not want to purchase apothecary jars you can use either square or round flower vases. There are also companies that can design a signature candy bar if you do not want do it yourself. Another tip is to get larger candy bags if you also have desserts such as cake pops, cookies, etc. that you would like guests to take home. If I have cupcakes on the dessert table I also have chinese take out boxes available for the guests to take their cupcakes home as well.

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    hotdoc says

    This was an amazing party with intricacies most would not begin to think of. Color scheme was gorgeous ….. thanks for sharing!

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