Let’s Celebrate!! How do you celebrate special occasions in your home? Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, report card or holiday, there is always something that deserves to be recognized in a special way. Growing up, my mom had a “special” plate that was used for breakfast on our birthday mornings.
When we celebrate birthdays in our house, I like to set up something simple on our kitchen table as a surprise the next morning; balloons, tissue garlands, honeycomb balls, etc. For this “Celebration” tablescape, we chose bright colors, a festive DIY cake, and these ribbon melamine plates from our friends at The Plate Shoppe.
To highlight the colors found within these ribbon plates, I layered the table settings with light purple circle placemats. With a 60” round table, circle placemats were the perfect choice for a cohesive design.
I LOVE these linking balloons, now available in a variety of colors and sizes. They are simple to inflate, can be prepared the day/night before an event and can be used in a number of ways. We selected coordinating colors from our bags of linking balloons and created long strands that we draped over the center of our table, working around the cake as a centerpiece.
While I love a stunning bake shop cake, there is something meaningful about a homemade cake for a special event. While we often hire bakers for our children’s birthday parties, my mom (Nana) or I make something for the kiddos on their “actual” birthdays as we celebrate together at home and open presents. This fun, 6” naked cake was created using a vanilla baking mix from Miss Jones Baking Company. We followed the provided instructions, but baked the layers in 6” baking pans for a smaller, taller end result. We used their confetti frosting in between each layer and then added extra as a topping. For a touch of whimsy and color, we added these tall pom pom toppers.
To see more behind the scenes shots as we put together this DIY pom pom cake, visit our blog post: “A DIY Cake for Any Celebration” featuring vanilla cake mix and confetti frosting from Miss Jones Baking Co.
How do you celebrate special occasions in your home?