It’s the Dad of this Family’s birthday today and I’m wondering whether he’s too old for a Cake Smash… I could use the cake that he left behind this morning when he walks in the door this evening. ha ha.. Love ya Gav
Anyway, I’ve been noticing the term ‘Cake Smash’ quite a bit recently, and I know for sure it’s certainly not a new concept (I have photos taken of me 33 years ago to prove this), but I do love the way families are capturing the moment more now…
Here are some photos I’ve found recently for some ideas… nothing cuter than seeing the birthday babies getting stuck into a cake like only they know how!
I just LOVE this picture from Jasonangelini.com
Photo from www.sarahwilkesphotography.co.uk
Photo from Kelly Decoteau Photography
Photo from Katie Baldi Photography
Love this montage from Karen Halbert Photography
I could go on and on posting pics cause they really are the cutest and there are just so many different ideas. I would love to know if any of you have done a Cake Smash?
Happy Birthday my Gav… thanks for being the bestest Husband and Daddy in the whole world. For taking care of our family, for protecting us, for loving us, for making us laugh SO much, for everything you do… Wishing you so much happiness in this next year. Love Me and your Monkey x
I have to be honest, it’s been a frantic week and I didn’t have a post lined up for today. A sad day today with Steve Jobs passing – what a inspirational man. Here’s a quote from him that I love…
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to…love what you do. – Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life“. – Steve Jobs
Here’s our tribute to this great man, in Colour Giggles style…
How cute is this apple carving – what a treat for a lunch box.. This and more ideas from Cute Food for Kids
Image from Katherine Marie Photography
That’s all for today… R.I.P Steve Jobs
For some reason pin wheels remind me of ‘childhood’ – I’m not exactly sure why this is, because if I’m honest I don’t think I’ve actually ever even made a pinwheel – don’t judge me . Anyway, they do remind me of childhood, maybe it’s the simplistic pleasure they can give you (she says not having much experience with them!). Needless to say I’m going to add this to my list of things to make… and when you see some of the pictures and ideas below I’m sure you’ll also be giving it a bash.
For starters, how stunning are these gift boxes (seen on zsazsabellagio) with a simple pin wheel on top!
And then as soon as you’ve stopped thinking “what a good idea”, pop on over to Chic Cheap Nursery for some true inspiration for the most stunning nursery where they’ve made a pinwheel mobile (amongst a stunning nursery!)
Love this idea for that special day (from Oh Lovely Day)
Or to be used for a table number (pic from wedding chicks)?
Teacher gift idea from The Twinery Blog
And how lovely is this bunting available on Etsy
Follow this link to The Crafty Chicks on how to actually make a pin wheel!
Cute party packs from Ko Jo Designs
And how cute are these hair clips from The Mother Huddle
And lastly a pin wheel path from this Curious George Party on The Hostess Blog
(Image from Catch my Party)
How cute is this robot onsie from Etsy
Cute idea for sandwiches from Bright Red Hoodie
How sweet is this girlie robot…
(Image from Tumblr)
This orange and blue robot from Etsy might be my favourite of the robots in this post…
Now if you’re hosting a robot party, you have to pop over to the Hostess Blog where they offer free robot printables AND some amazing robot party details and inspiration!
I think, as far as I can tell… these cupcake toppers / gift tags are also available for download from here
How cute are these robot biscuits from postreadiccion
How cool is this Robot Cake seen in Pinterest
(Image from Pinterest)
All princesses would need a wand – tutorial is from Zakka Life
And of course a crown… This one from Etsy would be perfect… Might just need to add an extra number onto it though
I wonder if I’ll pass the test by the end of the week and feel the pea under my bed
(Image and crochet crown from here)
Anyone planning a princess party, should pop over to the Amy Atlas blog for some stunning party inspiration, like this place setting…
Oh I just love this baby announcement from Tiny Prints…
(Image from here)
Cute cake for a princess..
(Image from Pinterest)
Us moms had a bit of a tea party this week, well we like to call it a play date and the house we were at happens to have a big building site in front of them. The absolute joy on the one little guys face when he realized there was a construction site in front of the house was pure joy to watch… There was so much waving to the digger drivers, and much excitement as the bob cats drove past and even hooted at us. It was a tea party with a difference, that’s for sure!
I was amazed again at the difference between boys and girls, and just how amazing a digger can be for boys!
I haven’t done a party theme for a while so thought this was the perfect excuse! Gorgeous little Adam… I hope your mom maybe gives you a digger party at your next birthday
(Both the above images and other party ideas for this theme from here)
(Image from Pinterest) In case you’re wondering, I would assume they’ve used chocolate cake for the soil?
Awesome cake recipe from Family Fun
(Image and ideas from Go Graham Go)
This is my favourite cake I think! (from Team Smith) Photo below also from here.
Not my normal post today, but definitely one that is very close to my heart. I’m not going to start posting about Christmas just yet I promise, but the deadline for this amazing project / charity (Santa Shoebox Project) to support is the end of October…
“Santa Shoebox Project is an inspiring community initiative that co-ordinates the donation, collection and distribution of personalized gifts at Christmas time to underprivileged children; while at the same time helping parents teach their own children about the joys of giving.
Participating is a profoundly valuable and personal experience as the donor knows the name, age and gender of the child that he/she chooses to donate to and the name of the organization that cares for the child.”
I really do want to instill the value of compassion with our monkey. I think it’s so important for her to understand from an early age that our beautiful country is unfortunately full of people and family’s that are under priviledged. Families that don’t have an income, children who don’t own a pair of shoes, who don’t know the joy of owning a toy, let alone opening a stocking full on Christmas morning, and Mother’s who don’t know where the next meal is coming from for their families. I want Layla to understand this and my wish is really that as she grows up she has only respect and compassion for people that are less fortunate than us. For me, this project is just the most amazing gift we can give – not just a gift we can give to these special kids, but a gift we can give to our own family.
I ask you to please pledge a shoebox for a child this Christmas…
(All images are from the Santa Shoebox Website)