|homemade party hats; inspiration via here|
|balloon animals (made by James!); inspiration via here|
|guacamole & chips...more balloon animals: white bunny, yellow monkey & pink swan|
|left to right: yellow monkey, pink swan, yellow duck, green elephant|
|homemade cake with homemade bunting decoration; inspiration via here & here|
|the sweet birthday boy with his Aunt Cat; homemade crown tutorial via here|
Food- organic animal crackers & organic Cheddar Bunnies; homemade guacamole & chips; cantaloupe, strawberry & blueberry fruit salad; grilled cheese roll-ups; homemade cake.
The cake- this was my very first attempt at making a homemade cake. Ever. It was intimidating, but I was determined to do it, and it actually came out pretty damn well. I used a cake recipe that I can't seem to find online now...and this buttercream frosting recipe. The cake was a little dry, but other than that, it tasted great.
Favors- each child took home a balloon animal, a party hat, and a goody bag which included a vintage, metal animal-shaped cookie cutter and a small plastic animal figurine. I used plain white bags for the favors & sealed them closed with an animal stamp- either a duck or an owl.
|the momma and the sweet birthday babe|