Farm-tastic First Birthday: Sweets Table Details

1. An overview of the sweets table. The tablecloth is 3 yards of Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Dobby Voile Pastry Line Lilac. It makes a pricey tablecloth but since we just trimmed the very edge of the cut ends with pinking shears, the fabric will live a second life.
 2. A late-night buttercream catastrophe left us with no pretty flowers for Miss Quinn’s cake. I went to bed feeling defeated but woke up with an idea! One of the cute hairclips we had made on a lollipop stick added just the touch it needed!
3. A classic glass milk bottle, borrowed from my sister-in-law.
4. Apothecary jars filled with Milk Duds, Rock Candy lollipops and whoppers. Get the DIY for the “Sweets” jar here.
5. Country Store Old Fashion Taffy was a perfect 5&dime touch.
6. A little wooden sign (less than $1 at Michaels) which I sprayed with chalkboard paint invited guests to fill a bag of goodies.
7. Cupcake liners held leftover molded farm animal chocolates that didn’t make the cake. I have some pretty great tips for making molded chocolate. Should I share them as a DIY?
8. Mini cupcakes featured more molded chocolate animals. This might be my new go-to dessert for birthday parties. Insanely easy and so theme-friendly!
9. A full-body shot of THAT cake again. How about tips on building a tiered cake? interested?
10. And lastly the big debut of the Mod Podge Vase that we shared last week. New favorite project. Has anyone tried one yet?



Ali Smith and Noah Thomas

So many cute ideas!! I'm sure all of us readers would love tips on everything that you did! My daughter will be turning 1 in 3 months so all of these ideas are just terrific. You went above and beyond!

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt

Love the chocolate farm critters! So cute! By chance do you know what fabric is on the hairclip on the cake? Love the colors! It reminds me I need some of that dobby fabric, my only problem – which color! I want it all!


when I saw that you did a farm party I thought "really?" but I was imagining like fisher price plastic farm animals with bright red barn decorations everywhere. What you did is more like a country-chic farm party and I love every detail! well done!


Yes, and yes, I would love your tips on making chocolate molds and tier cakes. I'm already planning my youngest daughters first birthday party (Four Months in advance). We're going to have a 'garden party' and I just ordered some adorable insect molds for chocolates, and some flower molds to make suckers with. Any tips are always appreciated. The party looked gorgeous and I'm sure the girls had a blast!


you shoudl definitely share the molded chocolate tips becuase when i made the elephant's for s' party i had planned to share a DIY, but i realized when they were done that no one would ever want to replicate them. it's harder than it seems! share!


this is so adorable! you girls are really good with the parties! will you send me a hay cone? :)

Serious Horn Cat

Wow, what a great birthday party. I love the petting zoo pictures, especially the one with the rabbit. It would be great if you could share some tips about chocolate molding. I recently picked it up for valentines day but it was so awesome I want to keep up with it. Learning more about it is always great. And the tiered cake! You guys have me addicted to the idea of using Mod Podge. I just have to wait till the semester ends to do all the mod podge projects I want!


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