Metro Baby 2.0 just turned 1! Since she is a Spring baby, we decided on a Spring Chick theme.

Invitations
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LilyInvite1

The Chickie Invitation is available on the website.

Photo Banner
To make the banner, I bought a few sheets of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper in bright spring colors. I cut out 4 circles per page with scalloped pinking shears. Then I glued photographs onto the scrapbook paper. I ran a ribbon through slits on the sides of each circle. Viola.

Photo Banner 3

Photo Banner 2

Photo Banner 1

Birthday Hat
I made this with a couple sheets of stiff felt, embroidery thread, and yarn for the pom pom.

Birthday Hat

Highchair Banner
I don’t know why I felt the need to decorate the high chair, but I had some scrapbook paper left over, and some photographs of the orange chick illustration.

Highchair Banner

Cake Pops
I found these on the most awesome baking site on the internet – Bakerella. Once I saw her Spring Chickens cake pops I knew I had to have a Spring Chick party theme. I did do a trial run on the cake pops, because I’ve never made them before. Good thing I did, because my first batch was awful! I did vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, and added the whole tub of frosting, as directed in the instructions. They were so sweet I couldn’t even eat them, and that says a lot because I’ll eat anything that is sweet. So, I tried again, this time with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I added just enough frosting to make the balls stick together – about 5 spoonfuls. They came out MUCH better.

Cake Pops Sticks

Dipping took some practice. Good thing I had that entire batch of sickeningly sweet cake pops to practice with.

Cake Pops Dipped

Decorated and ready to be eaten. I found a great orange metal bucket, put in some pieces of styrofoam, and stuck in all the cake pops.

Cake Pops

Smash Cake
I cut out a stencil of the chick illustration from wax paper, and sprinkled some orange sugar crystals on top. This took a little practice too, and I had to try a few times to get it right. Not that the Birthday Girl would care.

Smash cake

Cupcakes
And because there is no such thing as too much cake, I made some cupcakes too. Decorated with the very cool ‘grass’ frosting tip.

Cupcakes

The Birthday Girl approves of her cake. Happy Birthday Lily!

Birthday Girl

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5 Responses to “Spring Chick First Birthday Party”

  1. Britany on February 9th, 2011 7:24 pm

    I have a question. I am planning my daughters first birthday party and was hoping to do a “spring chick” theme. I googled the search and came across your page. I love the invitations and would like to know where I can order them. I also love the chick illustration you used to make her banner and cake. Where can I find this at? Please help!
    Thanks!

  2. MetroMom on February 9th, 2011 8:29 pm

    Hi. I have not posted that design for sale on my http://www.metrobabycards.com site, but I can create one for you. The birthday invitation designs I do have are listed here and prices/descriptions are located here. If you would like the chick design, you can submit an order and just indicate that you would like the Spring Chick Design from my blog.

    Contact me with any questions at info@metrobabycards.com

    The chick graphic was purchased on istockphoto.com.

    -Christina.

  3. Maureen on February 11th, 2012 10:50 am

    I love your decorations and theme and am doing the same for my daughter. Thanks for the idea :)

    I was wondering what size picture you used – 5×7?

    Thanks!

  4. MetroMom on February 11th, 2012 9:43 pm

    Maureen: Thank you! I used 4×6 photos for the banner.

  5. Colette on February 23rd, 2013 1:29 am

    Your li’l chick sure did a good job w that smash cake!

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