Have you missed me? Shoot, I didn't think so...
I've been getting ready for the midget's first birthday! I've invited quite a few people, and to save money, I'm doing a lot of the work myself. I'm making most of the food, I'm baking and decorating the cakes, and I'm doing all the cleaning. drats...I've decided to do it open house style because my house isn't big enough to accomodate even 1/4 of the guest list. So hopefully, not everyone will show up at once.
I found the perfect theme: Diva's First Birthday. To save money, the only thing I've purchased in the theme is a mylar baloon and cake plates. The remainder of the supplies will be hot pink and royal purple. I also ordered a yard of pink leopard print fabric to make a few things like a table runner and maybe a little high chair decoration.
I'll be doing the large cake as a large round, instead of a sheet. I'm still trying to decide whether to use marshmallow fondant or buttercream. I'll be sure to post a photo when I complete the cake. What are your opinions on a smash cake? I'm not sure I want to do one, considering it is an open house. On the other hand, at the last first bday party, everyone gathered in a huge semi-circle and ogled the wee one smashing at the cake. So tell me what your opinion is, because I could use some perspective!!
This weekend is the Fisher-Price Party, so I have lots of cleaning and snack-making to do before Sunday. My posts will probably be a bit spotty for the next two weeks, but I'm sure you'll live (dripping with sarcasm).