Tuesday, March 15, 2011

KID PARTY: Go Lakers

I can't believe this day came so quickly. My baby Jacob's first birthday was something I started thinking about very early on, but it still felt like it came too fast. Jacob loves balls, especially basketballs so a ball theme party came naturally. My husband's birthday falls on the same week as Jacob's and I decided we should also throw that into the mix. Sine my husband is a Laker fan, the basketball / Laker theme party was pretty much a done deal.

We started things off with this invitation from 4LeafBoutique

In designing the candy table, I wanted the focus to be more on Jacob and not on the Lakers. This party was all about my baby ( and my husband). While the party and table were definitely Laker inspired, I didn't want to go overboard so the only thing that said Lakers was the banner we hung behind the table.

I designed party circles which I used for cupcake picks and lollipops stickers.

I also printed larger circles that I hung from the ceiling, made into centerpieces and put out in the from lawn to welcome guests.

Cupkits Edible Creations made an awesome Rice Krispy basketball cake. Everyone loved how the ball's texture looked so real.

Cupkits also made Ube cupcakes. Ube is a popular Filipino dessert made of taro ( similar to Hawaii's poi).

I made white chocolate crunch basketball pops and hard candy pops, purple and yellow striped cupcakes, giant dipped marshmallows, mini white chocolate cupcakes and dipped pretzel sticks.

The candy table also included Jell-O, , blueberry wafer sticks, lemon bites, lemon drops, dark chocolate Kisses, golden Oreos and polvoron ( a Filipino candy).

I don't usually have pinatas at my party. I never understood the concept of loving a character so much that you'd have children whack it to its destruction. For this party, I stickers with the rival teams' logos crossed out and stuck them onto a basketball shaped pinata. Now doesn't it make more sense to beat the rival teams' logos than that of the Lakers?

Favors included these adorable towel sundaes made by my cousin Carla, books, and Laker pens, notebooks, pencils I found at the 99 cent store.

Happy birthday to my boys!

More photos of the party are on the Facebook page


  1. You did a fantastic job! Happy birthday to your adorable little boy!