Everything at this party was handmade from the yummy treats and cake stands, to the giant C of flowers and bunting. When my girls said they wanted Colbi's party to be a giraffe theme, I thought it would come off a little baby boy baby shower-ish. So I made sure to use feminine colors that would still go with her theme golden yellow, pink, and turqouise. Not only were the colors a huge hit, so were the homemade treats. We served chocolate dipped marshmallows, chocolate dipped preztel rods, white cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and fondant giraffe faces, giraffe shaped cookies, jelly beans, and two cakes one was strawberry cake with lemon cream filling and the other was Swiss chocolate cake with white chocolate chips baked in and milk chocolate ganache filling. Both cakes were decorated like giraffe faces and I added pink bows for that feminine touch. For the dessert table "menu" and the jelly bean bags I used photoshop and added a giraffe print background to tie into the theme. For the giant C, I originally wanted to use fresh flowers but when I got the cost figure back I decided fake was the way to go. I got lucky and found the flowers I used 50% off at Hobby Lobby! The up side to using the silk flowers was that I could work on it in advance. The fresh flowers would have needed to be done the morning of the party and there is no way I could have got it all done. The silk turned out beautifully! It is sitting on her dresser now, the other perk to fake flowers. The bunting was simply scrapbook paper, a printer, scissors, and brads to match. Simple! Enjoy!
The birthday girl, with her big matching hairbow!
First To Arrive
Mimi & Pop
Last to Leave
Amy, Emily, and Hayden
When Colbi couldn't wait until the end of the birthday song to blow out her candles!