I decided a retro day at the beach theme for Charles 1st birthday. Being February, in Australia, it's the hottest summer month and I thought if we could play water games if we needed to cool down a little.
The desert table comprised of a orange and turquoise colour scheme. A water/surf themed cake, orange jelly beans (complete with cocktail umbrellas), life saver lollies, kool mints mounted in oyster shells on a bed of 'sand' (brown sugar), fruit cups and displayed with surf life saving food labels. I even went so far as to have fish shaped ice for the champagne bucket.
The lollipop mounted in the thongs (flip flops) are my favourite and were a hit of the party. I also love the marshmallow choc top mini cones (really easy to make).
For details, see my blog at: http://www.nestdesignstudioblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/charlies-1st-birthday-retro-day-at.html.
You can also see details here: http://babyology.com.au/parties/show-us-your-party-charles-beach-birthday.html