Here are some inspiration pictures that helped me get ideas:
This cake by Martha Stewart became my focal point for the party. It's called Lollipop Garden. Love it!
I really liked the idea of using bird nests somehow, bringing the outdoors in. And since we have a few dozen that my oldest daughter has collected, why not combine the cake idea, the glass cake pedestal, and the bird nest as one. HOW??... you may ask. You'll have to wait to see what I came up with.
After Sarah made gorgeous tissue paper flowers for Chloe's christening and Ashley hoped to also make them for Ella's christening, I had to try to make some myself. This was the look I was going for.....but you'll have to wait to see what I came up with.
What first comes to mind when you think of springtime play? For me, we're knee deep in softball season....so baseball and softball come to mind for me. But I also think of all the children's classics such as hopscotch, bubble blowing, pinwheel twirling, and baseball card trading. I kept this in mind when putting together unique goodie bags for children 6 months to 14 years old. A challenge that had me questioning how I was going to put together 15 goodie bags and accomdate every child..
|My middle daughter, Mia, up to bat at her first softball game this spring|
Here's how my vision came to light:
I also had originally purchased gourmet lollipops from Etsy seller, The Groovy Baker, and realized that they would be too big to use on the cake. So, I used them in another way.....for centerpieces.
Here's how the cake and the centerpieces came together....