|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.|
This past weekend I celebrated my youngest child first birthday. I’ve always been of the thinking that the first birthday should be different and unique. So after searching far and wide, I decided to make this celebration with the gnome and woodland theme. Pinterest was a great place to get some ideas and as you’ll see from my acorns, I visited some great websites to get some of my snacks in in order.
|Pops of red made a huge difference in this woodland themed birthday.|
I already owned some of the items I used for this decoration: the clear vases, the wood pieces, cake stand, flowers and dried branches. One of the vases I placed some red apples to add color to the table. On the vase where I placed the dried branches (left side) I used some mini pine-cones to hold them in the center. I had a clear vase with a neutral gray color based (on the right side) which I used for placing a real orchid for and some more mini pine-cones.
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.