Unfortunately, we could not give Anastasia a large birthday party on her first birthday, so we wanted to make the second one a bit more special for her. In my typical fashion, I wanted to put everything together on my own. Sometimes, I do need to work on delegating tasks to others, but I so enjoy brainstorming, designing, setting up, baking and preparing everything from scratch.
Room Set Up:
Setting up the scene were the beautiful white pearlescent balloons floating around the room. With a pink and very princess-y shabby chic set-up, white table cloths adorned with artificial rose bouquets, and chair covers with pink sheer ties. The tables were also set with special pink and gold snack boxes to ensure that our little princesses stayed energized for all the fun!
The kokoshnic craft table was set up with tons of jewelry, beads and sparkles for the girls to decorate their crowns with! I had originally looked everywhere online for a kokoshnic template, but could not find one, as hard as I tried, so I created one myself, instead. You can download the template here!
The dessert table was filled with all sorts of goodies! The centerpiece was a vanilla cake with fluffy Italian meringue filling, all covered with delectable fondant, embellished with a princess silhouette in the middle, all adorned with gold filigree elements along the side of the cake, and a golden 2 topping off the cake.
Chocolate cake pops were also being offered, covered with white marshmallow chocolate and sprinkled with gold dust, all swirled to perfection. There were of course, sugar cookies, in the shapes of princess jewelry, cakes and fans! The vanilla mousse was also a big hit, served in an ice cream cone with a small spoon, for an elegant treat. Pink petit fours adorned with a white and gold crown “seal,” were also served for the little royalty.
Favors were packed in beautifully elegant pink and white lace bags.