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Sunday, March 13, 2011

1st Birthday...

Saturday was Quinn's first birthday! I can't believe a year has passed already. In the last few months he has started to crawl, point, babble and now he's actually walking. Wherever we go he's always grabbing the limelight and laps up the attention given to him by people everywhere.

His party had an outer space theme and Maura used Paper and Cake for the decorations.  
You can visit there site and browse through the many choices of celebration paper ware. Once you choose the one you like It can be personalised to suit the needs of the party, then all that need's to be done is to print and cut.

I added a few other items like the cupcake stand which I made using Styrofoam, blue paint and some glitter ribbon for the edge. The rocket was made from a packing tube I bought at the post office, some more Styrofoam, foam sheets for the boosters and some other simple decorations. We also picked up some solar planet pictures from a teacher's supply store and hung them from the ceiling.
I made the cupcakes using a Trader Joes cake mix for the base which I thought was really good and the frosting recipe came from here, 
The frosting is definitely a keeper and was sweet but not sore on the teeth and most importantly held up well and was really easy to use. To turn it into chocolate just add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to a batch of the classic recipe.

Now to start planning his 2nd birthday.....

Cupcake spikes from Paper and Cake

Lawn dots

Dude, this party is Raaaaad!!!!


  1. SO GREAT!!! Happy first birthday Quinn! You share your special day with another little boy I love (Jack)!

    Hope to see you and the rest of gang at T-ball one of these weeks.

  2. You guys are the best! - and Gerry - that rocket and cake stand ROCKED!! Happy birthday to the big Q! =)

  3. I love reading your blog. It makes me remember how important my role is as a father, you make me want to be more involved. Great theme, awesome spaceship, man, you rock!

  4. Love it! Happy Happy Little man Quinn

  5. Great job with everything! Happy Birthday to Quinn!

  6. Whoa crafty Dad! You guys did awesome and Happy Bday to the lil guy.

  7. Thanks Laura, I admit to getting carried away a little on the crafty train.
    Hope you guys are all doing well!

  8. Well done!!! If he could talkhe'd tell you what fun the party was. You did a fabulous job. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Happy birthday to Quinn :) Such cute pic .. my fav would be the last one .. LOL!

  10. A Happy Blessed Birthday to Quinn!!
    My name is Catherine and I just discovered your enthusiastic and delightful blog. I am your newest follower and hope that you will give my blog a visit and follow too, if you like it. Blessings to you and your family, Catherine

  11. Very creative cupcake holder. Cute kids too!

  12. I love that you are a stay at home dad who it also a food blogger. I am a stay at home mom and also have a food blog. I am excited to now be following both. When you have a chance come by and check out my family blog