Isn't it amazing what ideas you can find on-line? I knew I wanted to do a winter/snowman theme (when I say theme, I mean cake and a couple additional simple details) for Nathan's first birthday. When I found this cake design, I knew it was the right one. My mother-in-law willingly searched for the needed candies, and even bought edible glitter to replace the coconut (several in our crowd are not fans of this yummy treat), and my two sisters-in-law helped decorate. Here's how the cake turned out--my favorite part is the scarf!
The napkins were purchased on the half-off clearance at Target several years ago and I am so glad I saved them:
I made the invitations with materials I already had on hand. I stamped the front with silver snowflakes to create a frame and then included Nathan's one-year portrait in the center. Here's the pose we selected:
Our party was at lunch-time, so we served kid favorites: mac and cheese, pb+j sandwiches cut into quarters, canned pears (Nathan loves these!) and snowflake-shaped pretzels. The menu was a hit with the adults, too!
We had a wonderful time, and I enjoyed watching Nathan eat his cake. As a little boy who usually does everything with much gusto, I was surprised at how gentle he was!
Thanks to all of you who left kind birthday wishes!