I am just too excited about today’s post! Over the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of becoming friends with Lauren Kapeluck of Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. Lauren is one of our talented contributors and she inspires us each month with her incredible cupcake recipes (Did you spot her Creamsicle Cupcake recipe yesterday? Oh my deliciousness!) I was over the moon for Lauren when she was expecting her first child… and I can hardly believe an entire year has flown by already. Now Lauren’s sweet little Sam has turned one. And knowing Lauren, there was no doubt that Sam’s 1st birthday party would be utterly adorable. With a cheerful color scheme mixed with oodles of bowties and mustaches, this first birthday bash was beyond perfect for Lauren’s little guy. Prepare to be charmed by this Little Man 1st Birthday Party!
Oh my goodness! How darling is this dessert table?! With everything from mustache-topped cupcakes to mustache-shaped brownies, bow tie cookies and a polka dot cake. Plus the most gorgeous color swirl cake, created especially for the birthday boy to smash! All baked with love and styled to perfection by Lauren. Seriously, the cuteness factor is just off the charts! Not to mention the precious bow tie garland and chalkboard backdrop. It’s a dessert table created with a mother’s love and an incredible attention to detail. And I am in awe! Let’s see more…
Lauren of Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. gives us the scoop on this party:
“For Sam’s 1st birthday party I decided to go with the “Tie/Bow Tie & Mustache Bash” theme. I wanted the decorations to be cheery and full of bright colors. I found a fabric swatch early in the planning stages that was chocolate brown with shades of blue, yellow and green polka dots that I used for inspiration when gathering items for the party and decorating the sweets.
Since I love to bake I decided to do an assortment of goodies from mustache brownies, bow tie cookies, and cupcakes with mustache and fabric bow tie toppers. Sam’s smash cake was my favorite part of the dessert table. I used the pastel swirl technique which I first discovered from Sweetapolita’s blog and incorporated Sam’s party colors into the icing. I made custom mustache and tie/bow tie garlands that were used as the back drop for the dessert table and throughout the party to carry on the theme. Guests even got in on the fun with a photo booth area we created in the backyard where they could be silly with mustache, lips and tie props.
I hit the jackpot when I ran into Target one afternoon and came across the most adorable yellow and blue plaid ties & bow ties in the $1 bin! Let’s just say I did a happy dance the moment I found these because they just added that extra something special to the theme. In addition to using the ties as decorations we also gave them out as party favors.
We had a wonderful day celebrating Sam’s 1st year with family and friends. I hope you enjoy his party!”
VENDORS & CREDITS
Cakes, Cupcakes, Brownies, Cookies & Dessert Styling: Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
Photography: Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. & Auntie Em
Twine, Wood Clothespins & Paper Medallions: The TomKat Studio Shop
Tie Onesie: Chic Couture Boutique
Wooden Spoons: Sucre Shop
Ties, Bow Ties & Cake Pedestals: Target
Age Blocks: Montana Vintage Greens
Vintage Wood Photo Frame: Coastal Charm
Lollipops, Favor Bags, Balloons – Party City
Stripe Straws, Chevron Bags: Michael’s
Garlands, Cupcake Toppers, #1 Photo Collage: DIY
Chalkboard Frame, 8 Pane Antique Window: DIY compliments of Sam’s daddy!