Caden's birthday is November 21st. After doing the long term sub position, I did not have a lot of time to put into planning this party. I threw this party together in one week. This is a hectic time of the year, but I love it. Caden wanted to go ice-skating, so we decided to have his party at the Jones Center for families. The theme of his party was a candy theme. It was a lot of fun!
Here is the cake I made for the party. I got my inspiration from Paige's Pantry. It was one of the easiest cakes I've made, so much fun. I made a chocolate cake (at Caden's request) and chocolate buttercream frosting. The cake underneath does not have to look perfect. It gets covered up with all that chocolate candy. It was a big hit!
This is the candy bar I set up. I've seen this around blogland and had to try it. I figured the candy would really pop with the white table cloths. However, next time I would use color. It didn't quite have the impact I was going for.
I used a picture of Caden in front of a candy machine to add to the table. I also made candy covered Oreos in orange and white with colored sprinkles. Some of the candy I used was: Skittles, Tootsie rolls, Smarties, Gummies, gumballs, candied Oreos, and chocolate bowls. The guests got to fill a baggie up of candy to take home with them.
Birthday boy enjoying his sweets!
I made these cute labels to add a little detail to the cups. It was functional too! I was going to print out the names in a fun font, but my printer was messed up. Plan B...just write it on there. Still cute.
The beverage station was set up with ice, lemonade, soft drinks, and water. I was the lucky one who the Sprite exploded all over! Yep, that was me! Too bad there not a picture or video of that. It actually got on my camera too, but turned out fine.
The blocks were found at a yard sale recently for $1.00. They spell out a lot of different sayings like Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and more. They worked out great here too.
For lunch we served pizza and salad. After having the cake and ice-cream, Caden starting opening his gifts.
The snake bike he picked out a couple of weeks before. He planned on asking Santa for it!
Caden ended up falling more than he skated, but it was a lot of fun! Thanks to all of Caden's friends and family! You helped make Caden's 6th birthday a real sweet treat!