Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blue & Orange Headband birthday

If there is one thing that my daughter Catelin is obsessed with, it's headbands. She is always wearing a headband, even when her hair is in a ponytail, she will still put on a headband. So when it came time to plan her 5th birthday, the theme pretty much picked itself.

I wasn't sure how I was going to pull off a headband themed party but then I saw this beautiful party from the always amazing TomKat Studio and decided to use it as inspiration.

Catelin wanted the color scheme to be blue and I added splashes of orange since her birthday is in the fall and to give it a modern feel. I started with a silhouette image by Jessica Weible Illustrations and a chevron pattern by Sprik Space. I added a blue headband and orange flower to the silhouette.

The indoor playground where we had the party provides invitations as part of the party package but I of course, still had to make my own.

We were hoping to have the party at the same place we had Cate's 4th birthday but they were fully booked so we settled on an indoor playground. The downside to this venue was I wasn't able to decorate as much as I had hoped. I wasn't able to set-up a sweets table as I had hoped since there would be a party in the dining room right before our party. I also wasn't allowed to tape anything to the walls.

I settled on making centerpieces for the tables to carry the theme. The centerpieces were white take out boxes that I filled with orange Hershey's Kisses ( on clearance after Halloween), Oreo pops, hard candy pops and a larger version of the cupcake toppers.

I made Nutella, pumpkin and Oreo cupcakes and put some cupcake picks I designed on top

I made favor boxes out of plain white Chinese take out boxes by folding the tops in and adding a thank you sticker on the front. The girls got 2 headbands and a hair clip. The boys got a stationery set and play dough.

My friend Kit of Cupkits Edible Creations once again did an amazing job with the cake. I had seen some beautiful ruffle cakes online and she took the idea and created such a feminine and elegant cake. She also made beautiful sugar cookies with the silhouette made out of fondant.

When I was looking for Catelin's birthday outfit I stumbled on this chevron print Missoni dress on clearance at Target and it was the perfect match to her party theme!

Happy 5th birthday to my sweet baby!

more photos of the party can be viewed on the Facebook page

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. Oh, that blue-layered cake is so unique and pretty!

  2. Oh my goodness YES! We are most definitely friends! Did you save me a piece of that cake!?!? Perhaps one of the most DARLING bday parties ever!!! Thanks for sharing and I'm so so so glad you left me a sweet note so I could end up here at your fun blog!

    I'm your newest follower FOR SURE!
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

  3. I love it. My kids pick all their themes, but headbands haven't been picked yet! Great job, coming over from TipJunkie.

  4. Thanks! She is still serious about headbands.