Cookies & Candy Kid’s Birthday Party
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Growing up, my mom never really had huge birthday parties for us kids. She’d make a cake for each of our birthdays, get us a Hallmark Card, and a gift we really wanted. I loved these intimate birthday celebrations with our close family and decided that when I had kids I would do the same. Now, as a mother of three, when it is my kids birthdays I make a fun tablescape for us all to enjoy and celebrate the day with cake, cookies, candies, and fun.
My son recently turned 4 and decided that he wanted a Cookies & Candy Kid’s Birthday Party. As you can imagine cookies, candy, and cake are a treat in our home typically reserved for celebrations. Little B is my only son and last child so I created him the most kid-friendly tablescape complete with candies, cookies, and even a “Cookie Monster” cake. He freaked when he saw his birthday table prepared for him.
What do you think the first thing he went for was?
If you guessed the noise makers then you win! My son, or kids I should say LOVE to make noise and had fun so those were a must. No party is complete without the party hats, plates, cups, or presents. We each got him something fun and laid them out there. Oh, and you cannot forget the Hallmark Birthday Cards. We each spent quite a while in Walgreens picking out birthday cards from the Shoebox, Signature, and Innovations line.
My oldest daughter picked out the Judy Hops Zootopia card, my youngest daughter the Caticorn Shoebox card (too cute).My husband chose the Just Our Little Wish card Hallmark Cares card which had a cute pop up inside. It was a tough choice, but I decided to go with the Signature Collection Celebrate card. Since my son can be tough on envelopes and ripped a card or two in his life by accident, I displayed them on the table for him to admire.
Then there was the cake. Now doesn’t that cake look too cute too eat? I love how the bakery was so clever to have made that spilled cookies and milk cup. My son actually loved it so much and didn’t want to eat it. Between the cake, cookies, and all that candy, I think it is safe to say my kids got their sugar fix for the next year! I love how easy it is to fill large mason jars with pretty colored candies. Makes for such cute birthday party decorations too!
Would you like to host a Cookies & Candy Kid’s birthday party? I created this one for under $30 believe it or not!
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
How cool is that cake? OMG I love it.
I am totally coming to your house for the next party you have. All the stuff looks so cute so nicely decorated and that cake!! OH my gosh does it look good
What an awesome Cookie Monster cake! I love the spilled cookies and milk as well. What a great idea to use candy as part of the decorations!
This is such a great idea! We always have intimate birthday parties, too and I love that it’s possible to still get that big party feel even at home. It makes the kids feel even more special.
I am totally in love with that cookie monster cake, it is simply adorable! I will pass this along to my friends who have younger kids because I am betting they would love to do a party like this!
Aimee Smith says
This is the cutest party! What kid wouldn’t love a sugar filled day of celebration!
Lisa Favre says
What a creative job you did with the Cookie Monster cake! Love it! This party looks like so much fun.
This is such a great idea. My girls would love a party like this. I really like the cookie monster cake. How cute!
I am so impressed by that cake! I bet everyone at the party loved it – such a great theme.
I love that cake! And the spilled milk in the cup is super fun too!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations says
Love the cookie monster cake! You sure know how to throw a party! Great job!
I love that cake! It’s SOO cute! What a great idea for a kid who loves Sesame Street!
Awesome party! And ideas! And how cute are those cards, such variety :)
Cathi Crismon says
Happy Happy Birthday!! What a party! The cake is brilliant and I have to say… I’m in love with the ‘CELEBRATE’ birthday card. I have go to find one or two or many ten!
Rachael Yerkes says
This is the cutest birthday party! I’m dying over that cake! Seriously, so fun!
Dawn gibson-thigpen says
everything looks so awesome. i love how you created such a cool and fun atmosphere/party. i love it.