I had the honor of helping out a very dear friend with planning and decorating her daughter’s 5th birthday party. I wish I had taken more pictures of the actual decor..the party was so wintery and magical-everyone had a great time (even though it was 80 degrees that day..but, hey…at least it wasn’t raining this year)! I cut out snowflakes with my new Cricut machine and hung them on icicle lights that we strung from end to end of the entry room. I took it back to elementary school days and swagged paper chain links (made from the same paper I used for the cupcake liners) toward the center of another room. I was also able to use my Cricut to cut out these beautiful cupcake liners. I added some of my coordinating favor tags to the yummy desserts and made little cupcake toppers as well. The backdrop for the dessert table was some snowy fabric I found at Joann’s. It was originally going to be the backdrop for the photobooth but that didn’t work out too well, so I was able to use it for the dessert table and some for the entry table!

For the desserts, I made plain vanilla and chocolate cupcakes topped with coconut “snowflakes.” We had blue chocolate dipped marshmallows to keep with the blue and white theme, and blue chocolate dipped pretzels dipped in coconut “snow.” I also made some snowflake sugar cookies (my first time doing sugar cookies and they turned out amazing). (BTW, all of these items would make GREAT Christmas presents for those of you who want to save some money this year. Just pack them in a nice container with a customized gift tag!) I wish I had time to make a cake as well, but with 130 sugar cookies and 160 cupcakes, I just didn’t have time!

From the cupcake decorating station, to the candy buffet, to the coffee buffet, to the photobooth (yes, we made a photobooth and are renting it out to people who live in Southern California! Contact me for my very affordable prices!)..This Winter Wonderland Birthday Party was definitely a party that no one will forget!