Have a little baker on your hands? This Shabby Chic Baking Themed Birthday Party, submitted by Louise Sanders of Sunshine Parties out of Hillcrest/ KwaZulu Natal/ South Africa, is full of delectable details that could help you on your way to planning your next big event!
Shabby Chic Baking Themed Birthday Party
Here are a few party ideas and elements definitely worth swooning over:
- Shabby chic themed cake topped with a rolling pin, wooden spoon, and an adorable floral and polka dot print pennant banner
- Floral sweet labels
- Round paint palettes used to hold the cupcakes and all of the cupcake decorating toppings
- Frilly apron favors
- Pink ribbon garland
- and MORE!
“My friend Catherine and I are party buddies. This means that when her kids have parties I help her set-up and vice versa. It is AWESOME! Everyone needs a party set-up pal. You both know what needs to be done and it gets done quickly and you know that when youre throwing a party youve got an extra set of hands.
Catherines little girl Sophia, turned 3 in November and because she LOVES baking, it was a natural choice for Cath to choose a Bake Shoppe Party. Oh, and dont forget the shabby chic part we love shabby chic, so that was combined into the theme. We used the shabby chic floral party set from Sunshine Parties Etsy Shop and converted that into a Bake Shoppe Theme simply by modifying the editable text in the invitation.
Shall we firstly look at those eclairs
..? Hello bursts of deliciousness. If this was a real Bakery those guys would be the bestsellers. Cath made those
.she is a phenomenal baker. She also made these over-sized choc-chip cookies
.chewy and chocolatey and irresistible. Let me stop talking about them right now. The cake was topped with a peony, mini wooden rolling pin and wooden spoon and the cutest shabby chic cake bunting.
Whilst we are on a roll here ..She made these aprons too!!!!! Yuh, in between breastfeeding her 12 week old baby.
Lets cry together shall we??? I call Cath the woman with the magic wand. I need one of those!!
Food names were kept to the traditional ones. Usually we think of names that fit with the theme, and in the case of this shabby chic bake shoppe theme, we thought the actual names would suit best.
The kitchen aid added a little burst of color to the table, as did the peonies. Aaaah Peonies, we love you!!
When you are creating a party, dont think you have to make e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. It is time consuming and can take some of the fun away if you are pressed for time. Sometimes, it can work out less expensive to buy items and/or outsource some catering. I usually do a mix of homemade and store bought / ordered items. And the same is true for this party, Cath spent much of her time sewing and baking the eclairs, cookies, and cake, so she decided to buy some of the other baked goods you see on the table. And if you want to order all the food items and just concentrate on the decor, then that is okay too! The key here is to try and enjoy at least part of the process, if not all of it!
Activity of the day decorate a cupcake. Round paint palettes were used to hold all the decorations with larger top-up bowls in the center. Cutest little munchkin decorating her cupcake. My little boy Tom joining in the cupcake decorating festivities too. Little printable accents helped to bring the table to life. All wearing their little aprons!
In conclusion: The party dress, the clip in her hair, the shoes, the expression. Happy Birthday Sophia darling girl.”
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