As you know, Ava turns one in 22 days. GAH! How?!?! Why?!?! Wahhhhhhhh.
Anyway, let's get down to business. Over the weekend, I ordered her birthday party supplies. I had wanted to do Elmer the Elephant if you'll remember, but as it turns out I was going to have to either shell out some mega $$ to have someone make the supplies for me, or make them myself. And I don't know about y'all, but I don't have that kind of time, and can't justify that kind of money.
SO, new theme:
(It's actually much cuter and involved than this picture makes it seem, but the better images are flash and won't let me save to my computer...grrr!)
Owls are so stinkin' cute, I just couldn't resist. Thoughts? I ordered plates, cups, napkins, the whole shebang! I also threw in a centerpiece, balloons, crepe paper, party hats and a personalized banner for kicks and giggles. I may not have been giggling come checkout, but hey - she's only one once! And to be honest, it really wasn't too bad. I managed to find an online coupon code for free shipping, which immediately knocked $7.95 off the price. (Note: I highly suggest scouring the interwebs for coupon codes via a quick google search - they're out there!)
Anywho, now that we have a theme shipped and on it's way, it's time to talk the good stuff: cake. Or cupcakes. That is the question.
Also, as you all know since I have beat it into your heads every day since April, A is dairy-free, meaning we have to do a vegan cake (at least for her and I!). SO...with that said, check out these badass cakes I found online:
Holy balls, for lack of a more appropriate term. Who are these parents and where are they hiding their resident Martha Stewart? How can I recreate any of these, and more importantly, how can I recreate them with VEGAN ingredients??! I'm screwed, aren't I???
Anyone know where I can find an owl cake pan of any brand that isn't wearing a damn graduation hat?!?!
Thank you, friends. You're lifesavers.