1st Birthday Cake – Pink Bunny

 

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Inspired by many of the bunny cakes on Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/249105423118714625/, we worked with the bakery to design our own based on the examples we found and were amazed with the outcome!

Not only did the came exceed our expectations (and our expected budget) – it tasted amazing!  Made with a Vanilla Cake on top, Red Velvet in the middle and chocolate later on the bottom – everyone went back for 2nd and 3rd helpings.  We still took a lot home with us.

Again, we splurged on the amount, but it was worth it – and our daughter / family and friends have a wonderful memory of an amazing day and the cake was a huge part of the experience/event!

Cost:

$350.00 Cake – Mike’s Amazing Cakes, Redmond, WA

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$350 Total

 

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1st Birthday – Pink Bunny Party Theme

Inspired by a number of cakes on Pinterest with bunnies (e.g.: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/249105423118714625/) I finally settled on a mix of designs which a wonderful cake decorator in the greater Seattle area was able to bring to fruition (spent more than planned).

Had a great time coordinating and planning out decorations through Amazon, Oriental Trader and Dollar Tree.  Funny – some deals were better on one and some the other.  But managed to get cups, plates, napkins, popcorn holders, milk containers, banners all online at really great deals.

It was a rush putting everything together at the party location.  We only had like 30 minutes to set up and tear down.  The challenge was blowing up balloons when we go there – if it wasn’t for family and friends helping it would never of gotten done.

The kids LOVED the pink lemonade served in the milk carton glasses and our daughter loved the popcorn holders – they were the perfect size for her little hands to hold and held the perfect portion for little kiddos.

I suppose this is a lot to spend on a little child who will never remember this day other than the photos and video’s we captured, but everyone enjoyed the moment, memories were special and you only have a 1st birthday once in life.

BTW – the cake was AMAZING!  one layer was chocolate, one was red velvet and the other was vanilla.  Everyone got 2nd and 3rd helpings – and yes, we will be going back for cakes there in the future – he is an artist.

Cost:

$350.00 Cake (Mike’s Amazing Cakes)

$  50.00 Decorations (Oriental Trader, Amazon and Dollar Tree)

$  50.00 Food / Drinks (Lemonade, bottled water, fruit, popcorn, cheese/sausage plate)

$  25.00 Milk Bottles – 12 bottles (Amazon)

$  10.00 Black & White Birthday Achievement Sign (Etsy)

$100.00 Funtastic Playatorim (Bellevue, WA)

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$575.00 Total

 

Wedding Anniversary Craft Plate

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Using inspiration from a design I found on Pinterest (e.g.: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/20336635793990946/).

I went into my local paint your own pottery shop and created this plate for my husband for out 5th Wedding Anniversary.  It took about a hour total from start to finish and a week later I was picked up the plate.

Materials:
$25.00 pottery plate
$0.00  pottery place provided all paint/brush supplies and cost for firing plate.
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$25.00