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1st birthday party THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13

Even though DD's birthday is 3 months away we're wanting to go all out since it's her 1st, so we're planning now. Expenses were going to be split between my mother and MIL but now that DH has a job, i want us to be more involved so to speak. My mother has decided she wants to do an ice cream theme. which i'm not big on themes so that's fine with me. So far she has an ice cream buffet and cupcakes in ice cream cones (from pinterest). We have no idea for games, or any other decorations.



1st, The guest list we're looking at is mainly 3 and under for the kids, with the exception of a 6 yr old and 9 yr old. i was thinking about telling the 9 yr old's mom to have her bring a friend, what do you think? What are some games for this age group? we're thinking an outside party if the weather cooperates.



2nd, as for the cakes. i INSIST on having a smash cake for DD. would you make it special or pretty basic? which cake would you put more into decorating? would you have the cakes follow the theme or something for DD specifically? (for example she likes ducks- not an ice cream thing imo).



3rd, what are some decorations for outside that are ice cream themed?



4th, this is probably a stupid question but would you invite non-related friends that don't have kids?



possibly a post and run.

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13

1st, you wont find most games for that young... maybe look into a bounce house? or something along those lines... activities for them to do.. coloring pages? decorate your own felt ice cream cones? pin the cherry on the ice cream? etc...

2nd, aim very matchy matchy... so i would make the cake match... maybe do a scoop of ice cream. that would be super cute!!! (so it looks like it fell off a cone.. and have her playing with a big cone made out of posterboard)

3rd, you can use paper laterns, and rolled paper and make ice cream cones, or do paper mache shapes? or make your own banner, etc... tissue pom pom balls are always cute and simple too

4th, yes yes yes! usually parties for kids this young is a parent thing! lol invite your friends. celebrate 1 whole year of a healthy life!




if you have any other questions feel free to ask! i LOVE LOVE planning parties

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" 1st, you wont find most games for that young... maybe look into a bounce house? or something along those ... [snip!] ... celebrate 1 whole year of a healthy life! if you have any other questions feel free to ask! i LOVE LOVE planning parties"

do you have any pics or how tos?

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" do you have any pics or how tos?"

i dont have any how to's really.. but most stuff is quite simple.. i just kinda thought about it my head lol



let me look for some pics of kiddos last party

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" i dont have any how to's really.. but most stuff is quite simple.. i just kinda thought about it my head lol let me look for some pics of kiddos last party"

ok. thanks. and what's your opinion on fondont (sp?).

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" ok. thanks. and what's your opinion on fondont (sp?)."


for a smash cake it wont smash very pretty.. lol
and IMO its nasty. lol taste like rubbery sugar. BUT all my birthday cakes i usually go for it because it looks pretty :/ lmao...

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" for a smash cake it wont smash very pretty.. lol and IMO its nasty. lol taste like rubbery sugar. BUT all my birthday cakes i usually go for it because it looks pretty :/ lmao..."

not for the smash cake, though DD loves food so much she'd probably eat it without hesitation. but like you said, doesn't "smash" well. my baby shower cake had it but i can't for the life of me remember how it tasted...

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" not for the smash cake, though DD loves food so much she'd probably eat it without hesitation. but like ... [snip!] ... but like you said, doesn't "smash" well. my baby shower cake had it but i can't for the life of me remember how it tasted..."


lol there are a few diff kinds... marshmellow and regular and then you can get it flavored too. lol



i didnt like the texture. it was like rubbery



ugh my post from her birthday all the pics are gone :| gah



let me show you a few

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13

these are from her second birthday.. her third we just moved to alaska so i didnt do a huge party.. and same with her fourth.. we dont know many people up here so im doing a small party in april



her smash cake (i didnt pick it.. it came with my photo package)
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candy bar
216182_10150152486867703_7806366_n.jpg208413_10150152486972703_6574530_n.jpgtable decor
221842_10150152487192703_2045761_n.jpgwhen you first walk in (our picture saying thanks for coming, an album with all her second birthday pictures, and in the basket were the picture magnet favors for the adults)
205667_10150152487512703_3680887_n.jpgfood
208774_10150152487597703_7515466_n.jpgserving station
217474_10150152487702703_7813307_n.jpgwater
216135_10150152487877703_4727927_n.jpgher regular cake which was fondant
215617_10150152488112703_5439160_n.jpgcupcakes
216275_10150152488637703_7930897_n.jpglollipop tree - super easy to make!
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and then just a cute one of her and my best friends son :)
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THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" these are from her second birthday.. her third we just moved to alaska so i didnt do a huge party.. and ... [snip!] ... which was fondant cupcakes lollipop tree - super easy to make! and then just a cute one of her and my best friends son :) "

Those are all so AWESOME! esp the last one! there's some good ideas there. i'll have to show my mom. i didn't know there were different types of fondant...:? no clue what mine was...

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" Those are all so AWESOME! esp the last one! there's some good ideas there. i'll have to show my mom. i didn't know there were different types of fondant...:? no clue what mine was..."

thank you :)



this year is mermaids :) i wish we had the funds for another huge party but sadly we dont this year :/
but im still doing some stuff..



next year im going all out though. lol already started buying.
:D

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" thank you :) this year is mermaids :) i wish we had the funds for another huge party but sadly we dont ... [snip!] ... sadly we dont this year :/ but im still doing some stuff.. next year im going all out though. lol already started buying. :D"

well, the others we probably won't be able to go all out but i'm a stickler for 1sts so i wanted this one to me EXTRA special

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" well, the others we probably won't be able to go all out but i'm a stickler for 1sts so i wanted this one to me EXTRA special"


her first birthday i really didnt



then i found my cricut.. and fell in love with making party supplies.
and i LOVE planning parties... soooo its more fun for me to do it. lol
my wedding was ALL DIY too lol

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Dean Winchester:" her first birthday i really didnt then i found my cricut.. and fell in love with making party supplies. ... [snip!] ... making party supplies. and i LOVE planning parties... soooo its more fun for me to do it. lol my wedding was ALL DIY too lol"

we didn't have a "wedding" we did jop

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" we didn't have a "wedding" we did jop"

we did too in dec 2011
then in oct 2012 i had my wedding.