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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Audrey's Birthday Party: Where Pink met The Wild Thing!

The day had finally arrived. Months of planning .Weeks of preparation . Days of shopping, packing and wrapping . The entire time I was luxuriating in the process.
All leading up to the celebration of another year!

First up, a Sweet Treat Table for my sweet girl!

Another angle...

And a profile shot!

Our gorgeous cake took center stage and was made by no other than our very own Marta Matute from Marta's Cakes. I had decided on pink and gold as the color theme weeks ago. I also love cameos and had that incorporated into the design. The cameo on the banner, cake, and cookies were inspired by the same frame of her invitation. Notice the flower on the top of the cake. Look familiar?

The table's treat selection included strawberry flavored everything. From marshmallows, Sticko wafers, Pocky pretzels, to mentos and different gummy candy . It was a berry explosion!

We also had polvoron wrapped in pink tissue paper and pink meringues.

For the baked confectionary, we had cookies, cupcakes, petit fours, madeleines and an old time favorite of mine, coconut macaroons-yum!

Look at the detail of the cupcakes! The toppers were sugar filigree in pink and gold and were extremely delicate. I broke a few while setting up . Lucky for me Marta sent extras.

My Petit Fours were more like Maxi Fours, they were so big. Larger than an average cupcake but still they were delicious.

Madeleines courtesy of Kookie Korner, as were the meringues and polvoron.

And coconut macaroons by Kookie Korner too!

I had little paper bags made so the children could collect their goodies in.

On the children's tables we laid out their party hats and had Goldilocks caramel popcorn in retro aluminum pails. We also had little bags of strawberry yogurt pretzels and jam filled biscuits for the children to munch on while they were playing games and partaking in the planned entertainment.

As the children arrived, they were given coloring sheets and some other art supplies so they could make their own Wild Thing mask. They later used these masks to role play during the story telling.

We had an interactive story telling and shadow puppet play of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, told and created by the teachers from My Masterpiece Movement.

The book was read to a shadow puppet play . I must say, the story teller and her assistants did a great job in holding the children's attention for almost an hour!

Roarrrr with The Wild Things!!

The shadow play begins with the coronation of the celebrant!

Children were active participants in the activity.

After the story telling, they all played Pass the Parcel and got ready to start another Wild Thing inspired activity.

Audrey insisted on having a Pass the Parcel. Really, who doesn't love this game?
Everyone's a winner!

Up next, the My Masterpiece artists created a mural with much involvement from the audience. They began by tracing some children and then started to draw .

They even incorporated a game of"pin the tail on the wild thing" and had all the children finger paint the color on to the mural. I wish I had pictures of the children painting but I think my photographer was afraid to get to close to a bunch of screaming 5 year olds and their finger painting fingers! Not that I could blame him.

The end result!
When the games were over, it was present time. I let her open five presents and then we brought the rest of her loot home to open and play with over the next few days.

Audrey is one lucky girl!

She too had a little something for everyone to take on their way home.

It was a tiring afternoon (week!) but if my little Audrey had a great time, then it was all worth it.

And judging from the pictures, I think she did!
My little wild thing!


  1. Loved it! Tashie enjoyed and so did her parents. I'm always amazed and inspired by your parties - whether they're small, intimate ones or big, happy ones like this. Thanks for a great time! :)

  2. Hi! May i ask where you got the cameo picture and border you used? thank you!

  3. hello cheaguillo,

    A local graphics company made it. The background was printed on tarpaulin. The cameo on the cake was made by local cake maker after showing her the design of the tarp.

  4. Thank you for the reply. My I ask what graphics company? is it AdWorks?

  5. I just have to comment after lurking for a while on your blog because I love the pictures of the party. It all looks so fabulous! It's amazing how much effort you put into all the little details. I love the whole cameo-inspired theme.

  6. Thank you Mrs. B for commenting on this post and for your kind words. It is both heartwarming and encouraging when I read the notes people leave on my blog.I really do appreciate it . Cheaguillo, I do in fact work with AdWorks on almost all of my printed material. Thanks Tashie's Mommy for always appreciating all my efforts.

  7. This is so beautiful, A. I'm speechless. Please help me, I need ideas for my baby's 1st birthday. I'm a slacker, haven't planned yet and it's on July 22! I don't even have a theme. But was thinking of playing with her name Stella Margarita (means star and daisy). Like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. But my older kids want Alice in Wonderland... You are the birthday party guru... Thanks!

  8. Hi Daphne! Sure no problem. Please email me so I can share some ideas with you. I love the idea of a play on your daughter's name- it's original and very personal, and I just love daisies! Of course Alice in Wonderland is a great theme as well and is very nice for a little girl. In case you are interested, My Masterpiece can also do storytelling and a shadow puppet play for Alice. Then you could incorporate a few games like I did- pass the parcel and pin the tail on the donkey or whatever you want. I also have a great photo of some Alice party hats somewhere. I will email it to you.
    Your decor, invites , giveaways etc. don't necessarily have to be the same theme with your entertainment . Will keep a lookout for possibilities. I am moving in two weeks so I am beyond harassed but looking for party ideas is a form of therapy so I'll definitely get back to you!

  9. Oh and Daphne you could do a photo wall/ photo streamers since you take such great pictures- That would be beautiful and so persona; as well! I have to send you a reference!

  10. oh i meant to ask you a long time, can i feature your daughter's party in my party blog? thanks!


  11. Everything looks beautiful! I found this party in a magazine and it really caught my eye. You have amazing eye for the details and from what i can see in your blog, impeccable taste too. My wife and I are planning a 1st birthday party for our daughter Alessandra. Would it be alright if you could refer me to the supplier who customized your giveaway bags please? We'd really appreciate it if you can. Thanks!

    1. Hi Chino. Adworks based in ortigas center, pasig made our bags. Best of luck to you. Planning a 1st birthday is so much fun. Happy birthday to Alessandra!