|For this acorns I bought some Kisses chocolate, a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, Nilla cookies (in mini size) and some Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Milk Chocolate to glue the parts together.|
|Pops of red made a huge difference in this woodland themed birthday.|
As you'll see I try varying the heights of the elements I placed and also the used of red as the main color to revive the browns arounds. The center piece of this table was the girl's cake which I let in white so it could stand out. I adorned it with another gnome (in white also so I could appear to pop out of the cake) and a bunting I did with some scrapbook paper and dried branches.
To eliminate the emptiness or blackness of the background, I cut two banners (the exact size) from brown paper and drew halved butterflies. Then I cut this drawings with an X-acto resulting in a 3D butterfly image. You'll notice I did them in different sizes and forms on both this photos and the second one.
The red acorn vigilant gnome (from Target), cardboard deer (from HomeGoods) and hedgehog (also from Target) were the small details that I considered made this table more appealing to young eyes. Also the pop of reds here and there (with the Kisses, straws, plates, balloons etc) made this even a happier setting for all the guests resulting at the end in a very happy celebration to be remember for years to come.