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A {Retro} Day at the Beach 1st birthday


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. 

Project Details

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. 

Favorite Items

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).


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Sunday 13th of May 2012

Belinda- I know what you mean we have a similar product in the US- very cool! Thanks!

Belinda @ Nest

Sunday 13th of May 2012

Hi LarzyB, No, that is just sand from the boys sand it. I stuck the flags posts down with blu-tack (not sure if that is just an Australian thing or not?) and then heaped the sand around them.


Saturday 12th of May 2012

The gradation of color on the icing of the cake is very creative! I also love the "sand" under the label markers- was that brown sugar too? If so, how did you get it to stand up the label sticks?

Jasmine C.

Friday 11th of May 2012

Bright, breezy and beachy! I just love the colors. And those little spoons with tags.