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, http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/03/buttercream-frosting/
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
Dude, this party is Raaaaad!!!!