Posts in the ‘Cake’ Category
We've gotten some beautiful bird themed showers on the site, so I thought I'd highlight some of their most inspiring details.
(In fact, bird themed showers are so popular, this is the second time I've written about them in a TRENDS post.)
Caroline B's Brown + Blue Birdy Shower
Tiffany C's Tweet Baby Girl Shower
Rachael L's Modern Gray and Yellow "Feather Her Nest" Shower
Tiffany N's The Birds and Bees Baby Shower
If you are planning a bird themed baby shower, I hope these ideas come in handy.
If you've already thrown one, we'd love to see the photos!
Here's how pretty their favors look:
And to make them, all you need is this:
What I like about these favors is that they're inexpensive and easy to make, they're kid and adult friendly (who doesn't love a s'more?), and while they'd work great at a "camping" themed party, they could really work at any summer party.
I know I'd be psyched to go home with one of these!
Another trend we're seeing a lot of is woodland and fairy themed parties. What's so great about them is they're versatile. They can be for a boy, girl, or even an adult, and there's something earthy, yet magical about them. Here are some great examples:
(Click on the pictures to see more of these fabulous parties.)
An Enchanted Fairy Tale Party
This party for two cousins (ages 3 & 5), was based on the Hans Christian Anderson's tale "Thumbelina," and had actual frogs in the centerpieces.
Ella's Enchanted Wood Fairy Party
Lots of handmade items at this magical party including Ella and her sister's fairy costumes.
Magical Forest Dinner Party
With some branches from the tree outside, $20 thrift store decorations, and a great menu, this was the perfect adult birthday dinner party.
Through the Woods to a Party we Go!
For a family that lives in the woods, what better way to celebrate their son's 1st birthday. (We love the family tree filled with everyone's baby photos.)
Stay tuned, more themes to come...
I thought I'd periodically write about party trends on the site, so here are some of the most popular party themes we've seen recently.
(Click on the photos below to see these fabulous parties on the site.)
RAINBOW THEMED PARTIES
I love how bright and cheery these parties are and I'm really digging the rainbow cakes. Plus it's easy to incorporate colorful candy at a sweets table with this theme.
What's great about circus parties is the number of elements you can pull from like clowns, games, circus tents, peanuts, popcorn, and cotton candy.
SPORTS THEMED PARTIES
To keep things interesting, you get to add some (hopefully) friendly competition to a sports themed party, and of course banners, pennants, trophies, and sports drinks work great here.
PRINCESS THEMED PARTIES
Having a three year old daughter myself, anything "princess" hits close to home. I think the key here is playing up the fantasy with costumes, crowns, wands, and of course, loads of pink and purple (great fun for DIY moms).
And if you can have a "real live princes" show up, you're golden!
I love what these parties represent: nesting, hatching, and spring. This is definitely one of my favorite themes for a baby shower right now.
Stay tuned for my next TRENDS post on the most unique themes we've seen recently on the site.
I'm loving Save on Crafts. It speaks to the DIYer in me begging to come out.
I browse through the site and think about all the crazy things I could do here:
I could make a cool sweets table with the apothecary jars.
I could string twinkle lights all over my backyard to set a really awesome mood.
I could make a great cupcake tree.
I could hang up some homemade pom poms.
I could even throw some ecofriendly confetti at a wedding... or just because.
So much to do, so little time.
I fell in love with Morgan + KTs Picnic Engagement Party the first moment I saw the pictures.
What speaks to me about it is that it's homemade, low key, beautiful, fun, and all about love. What could be better?
What was your inspiration for the party?
I can't remember my exact inspiration for the party but I know it was just coming out of winter and I wanted to get outdoors and into the sunshine! Also a lot of our friends were also having night time engagement parties and we wanted to do something a little different.
We wanted to create a laid back picnic feel, where people could dine on the grass, enjoying the sunshine and where we could spend a lazy Saturday afternoon with our friends and family. Unfortunately the weather didn't co-operate for us and we ended up having to bring in shelters and no-one really 'picnicked' on the grass (instead on chairs) but we had fun just the same. I created a mind map for the event and starting listing all the ideas that came to mind when I thought of a picnic party - and it kinda grew from there.
Here is what i wrote on my blog: “simple a little country (to compliment our wedding which is being held in the country) picnic style a red & orange colour theme and a M+K= <3 theme (which many of our guests cleverly used too!)”
Can you believe I've never tried a cake pop? I know... the insanity. And yet, I'm obsessed with them, and with the blog Bakerella where it all began.
For those of you late to the game, like myself, you might be asking what's a cake pop? Well, it's just crumbled cake combined with frosting, rolled into balls, covered in chocolate, with sticks attached. Simple, but oh so delicious, and incredibly cute.
Many of the parties on our site feature them, because they look so great on a dessert table.
Here are my favorites from Bakerella.
And here are two variations on the theme from Bakerella, macaron pops and pie pops. Genius.
If you want to make any of these above, check out the Bakerella blog because every pop comes with detailed directions.
I can't promise they will look as beautiful as these, but I bet they'll sure taste good.