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Caroline’s Cozy First Birthday


For Caroline's December birthday, I wanted a cozy feel so I chose a site with a large fireplace, leather sofas, wood paneled walls, and an intimate spot for everyone to be together.  I wanted mostly white foods.  I'm disappointed I didn't get a better picture of the cozy fireplace area.

Design Inspiration

Fresh, clean, sparkly snow.

Decorating Style

Relaxed and fun.  Simple, but elegant.

Project Details

A friend, Erica Praschan with Erica Praschan Interior Design, made the cake.  We agreed a fluffy white, buttercream cake with sparkling sugar was just right.  I also made meringues sprinkled with sparkling sugar.  The Hot Cocoa on a Stick is always a hit and looks pretty too.  I made cocoa blocks and homemade marshmallows and put them on sticks for serving.  I used coconut to line the tray for a "snow" feel.  Adults took home Hot Cocoa on a Stick for favors while kids took home a board book.  White cotton candy had a fun snowball feel.  I love the products from Gaddie and Tood, a local designer of amazing party things!  She recently stopped doing custom orders but has many WONDERFUL printables with great instructions.  I ordered invitations from the Gaddie and Tood Etsy page and used her printables for other party things.

Favorite Items

I LOVED the birch tree place card holders which were borrowed from my friend and constant party planning/lifestyle assistant Erica Praschan.  The party hats also turned out really sweet.

Ross Neytiri

Tuesday 8th of January 2013

Love the theme! Something about winter, snowflakes and snow is just magical.


Thursday 20th of December 2012

So nice! I love the silvery winter theme and your use of warm and cozy hues. It's a wonderful contrast!