Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cute as a Button! Happy Birthday Gringanada!

(One month late.)
Our little Gringanada turning ONE was a big deal!
We wanted to do something extra special for her 1st Birthday.
We found some fun bright colors and started searching for the right, original theme.
In the end we came up with "As Cute as a Button" because, seriously how perfect is that for someone as darling as our little girl.
We had a little trip to Arizona and my Tia Lene was able to take some awesome pictures of our little princess.

As we got closer to B-day we started preparing to make a fun button-ful cake.
The buttons were made out of white chocolate.  We found an excellent mold at Karen's Cookies that worked perfectly.
My mom and I had a blast stretching our creative side and working on our mad cake building skills.
We didn't have a lot of positive experience with cake stacking and very little experience with fondant.
We used the Marshmallow fondant which turned out Deli-sh.
We also had cupcakes for party favors.

When it came time for setting up for the party, I was pretty grateful that we had an air compressor.
We had about a gazillion balloons filled up in no time.
The birthday girl helped us mix up the colors.
She did an awesome job.
We hung the balloons from the ceiling in bunches and then left some on the floor for the little ones to play with.  It was a lot cheaper than helium and looked really fun.
This was our spread in the end.
We had rolled tortillas filled with ham, cheese and other fun things and others filled with dulce de leche and bananas or PB & J.
We also had relish shot glasses with ranch in the bottom. 
(Thanks Pintrest)
Everything turned out Heavenly,
and it wouldn't have turned out at all had it not been for my amazing mother.
(Thanks Mom)
We had a couple of little short games, like how much do you know about our little button:
What time was she born?
How many teeth does she have?
Etc. Etc.

Then we played:
Will she...
Will she clap,
Will she play patty cake,
Will she find her daddy,

It was a fun way to show off some of the amazing things she has learned in the last year.

The little Birthday Girl got a lot of fun things.
She had a lot of fun opening presents.

Then it was time for CAKE!
She destroyed it!!
Overall it was a super happy birthday.

We all had a lot of fun celebrating with our Sweet Gringanada.


Janiece said...

THANK YOU, for adding the little princess to our family.

Malissa said...

How FUN! LOVE the cake! You guys did a really good job! Very pretty!