Tuesday, June 22, 2010

KID PARTY: Butterflies and Dots

My daughter Audrey was obsessed with butterflies. Months before her birthday she was asking me for a butterfly cake for her big day. We both fell in love with this butterfly themed cake from Pink Cake Box.

Polka dot First Birthday Cake Ladybug

 Audrey of course wanted pink as the color scheme. I  wanted something bright and festive. Her party was in the summer, at the beach, so I wanted bolder colors. I went with hot pink, orange and lime green.

 I designed the invitations to match the cake.

 We had her party at Pacific Park, an amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier. It was of course the hottest day of the year. The icing on the cake started to melt long before we were ready to sing Happy Birthday but she was so excited with everything going on she didn't even notice.  We were under a yellow tent which gave some of my pictures a yellow hue. None the less, the party was great and my little girl was happy.

In addition to a smaller version of the inspiration cake, I found matching dot sprinkles at my local cake supply store which I used to top some cupcakes. I also made  butterfly and flower lollipops to go with the theme.

I could hardly contain myself when I walked into Gap Kids and they had tops that matched our theme! I could not have custom made a better outfit for my girls.

Audrey loved her party and wants another butterfly cake this year. Now I have to find another look she'll love.



  1. Wow! You did a great job! I hope when I have kids, I’m as crafty and talented as you! Audrey looks so happy. :)

  2. So cute! You seriously did a great job on the cake, and the lollipops are adorable :)

    I didn't know the pier did parties? That would be so fun!

  3. Thanks!
    yes, the pier does parties and the great thing about it is the ride bracelets are good all day so you're not limited to a two hour party like other party places.

  4. This is the cutest theme! The cake and invitations are precious! Sweet party for a darling little girl!