Saturday, August 2, 2008

Maya's 3rd Birthday!

Maya had been talking about her birthday party for months! So I got kind of excited about it too and went a little above my standard cake and simple party decorations that I usually do. We found a really cute fish cake in an old Martha Stewart Baby magazine. That was the jumping off point for real goldfish in bowls for the favors, a wooden fishing booth so the children could "fish" for their goodie bag prizes, swimming and bubbles. The cake was completely from scratch, of course, since it was a Martha Stewart Cake. The frosting was really yummy. And, for the first time, I used my cake decorating set, with multiple colors and tips! Oh my! It was pretty involved, but I was happy with how it turned out. My sister-in-law Heather, was visiting here from Texas and she helped me a ton! She was the art director for the cake (She stayed up with me until the wee hours of the morning advising me on what step to do next on the cake.) She also gave us a huge gift of painting the ocean scene on the wooden fishing booth! She was up late for two nights painting and creating. It turned out great and the kids loved fishing for their prizes. For the fishing poles I used two big dowels, painted them green, drilled a hole in each one, and tied white sheer ribbon through the holes and a cute, black hook. Then I got clear paint cans from the craft store and put the prizes in those as the kids fished out their prizes. It was fun. But, I still don't know if it was worth all the work...

4 comments:

emily said...

Impressive, Amber! It turned out so cute (the cake) and I'm sure the kids had a spectacular time! You're such a good mom!

christyephillips said...

Wow! That looks like quite a party! How fun, your kids are so lucky to have such a crafty mom! I'm so glad you have started a blog so we can keep in touch. I just started one too, it has been really fun.

kate said...

Ok-Martha. Who makes a cake like that? You quilt, cook, scrapbook.
What don't you do?

Brett & Amy said...

Love your blog! Great job with the party. I tend to go a little overboard with parties too. When my creative juices start flowing it's hard to hold back on all the projects. Some of the parties I've posted on my other blog www.paintedlollipop.blogspot.com. I'm glad I'm not the only one with issues.