Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Animal Crackers 1st Milestone Birthday {Sweets}

I had the pleasure of monkeying around for my sweet niece & goddaughters 
very 1st birthday party last month!  In this post I will share all the sweets from the sweetscape that all 90 guests both young & old enjoyed!!
  Tomorrow, I will share all the other elements and accessories of the party!  

The idea came to my brother & sister in-law's mind with the picture of my niece from Halloween, she dressed up as a monkey!  She played her role very well, almost perfectly to the point that one of the adorable photo's was used in many elements throughout the party.  I was so lucky and fortunate enough to have a wonderful, thoughtful, full of energy & creative talented Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio for the custom work of the invitation, custom scrapbook paper, wall signs, cake sign & the any other graphic detail you will see!  

You will also see Maddie's monthly photos on the cupcake toppers I made and the glittery bunting keepsake that Kristy from The Purple Pug created & assembled with the photo's I sent her.  My genius sister in-law took a photo of Maddie each month with her teddy bear & a sign that noted how many months she was, creative & genious...YES!  I have 3 girls and I never thought to actually note the month in the photo with a bear...I Love it! We also used that in the element to celebrate her 12 month milestone to turning 1!  

{The Invite, Cupcakes & Toppers}

Semi-DIY decorated cake stand from Homegoods.
Pom fringe from Jo-Ann's fabric that I
secured it

Photo's punched with your favorite paper punch is always a great way to celebrate the special quest of honor at any age!  It is a great way to display & decorate with photo's of the person even the cupcakes!! 

Fresh Strawberry & Banana Buttercream cupcakes

Vanilla Buttercream Cupcakes

Vanilla Buttercream cupcakes topped with animal crackers.

Besides the photo cupcake toppers, for any animal theme type of party top your cupcakes with animal crackers or cookies to keep the theme going throughout the desserts! 
 I also topped the strawberry banana buttercream cupcakes with Nilla wafer cookies!  

{Cake, Cookies & Smash Me Cake} 

Photo image cookies by the one and only Allyson Jane
Number, Polka Dot & Initial Cookies by me
Homemade banana mini muffins
topped with crusted honey nut cherrios by our Aunt Jane
Top layer banana cake with vanilla buttercream
Bottom layer butter cake with vanilla buttercream 
DIY Smash Me Cake Bunting
Butter cake with vanilla buttercream
Muslin bags filed with strawberry sugar wafer cookies

{Sweets Table}

Like what you see?  There is so much more!
From the party favors to the custom party hats by Posh Party Pretties & door signs that
Rebecca of  Fresh Chick Design Studio created and unique party elements that anyone can do to be a fabulous mom & party host!  Oh and I'll share a recipe ;)

Cakes, cupcakes, muslin bags, event styling & photos by Stacy ~ Scrumptious Swirls
Custom Invite, Paper, Cake Sign, Birthday Signs
 Photo Graphic for cookies & bag ~ Fresh Chick Design Studio
Milestone Banner on Backdrop & custom animal table sign~ The Purple Pug
Paper Suitcases~ A Touch of Whimsy Shoppe
Paper Straws ~ Fort and Field

Peace, Love & Monkeying Around~



  1. Love the party and ALL the cute details. Great Job!!

  2. Beautiful styling Stacy! Everything came together fabulously! You rocked this party fo sho! Well done gf! =)

  3. absolutely adorable! Love how you used all of the photos for the cupcake toppers!! Fabulous!

  4. super cute party! loooove the colors and the invite, everything is super cute!

  5. Adorable! Love the use of the photos, very creative.

  6. THank you for the sweet comments :) I love the photos too! The monkey made it easy for me with how cute she is :)!!