It is not very often I am given the opportunity to share with everyone a dessert table that is so personal and not just near my heart, but from my heart! This table was designed and set up to celebrate my gorgeous little angel Remy turning 1 year old. Because the party was such a huge part of my heart, I refused to fall into the cookie-cutter 1st Birthday party ideas. Pulled out the list and ran through it many times. Barbie Party…nope! American Girl party…no way! Dora the Explorer…I think not! I turned to the professionals on this one, my 5 year old son. With my expertise and his endless imagination, we came up with a fun unique idea, Mermaid/Sea themed 1st Birthday party for our little Remy.
I spared no details on this one! I teamed up with a frequently used vendor, Hudson Valley Cakery, we worked and slaved over ideas for Remy’s dessert table. After kicking around ideas, themes, colors and which of the millions of amazing options available from Hudson Valley Cakery, we painfully narrowed it down to 1/2 dozen of our favorite featured desserts.
As you can see in the pictures, we have a final product that is nothing shy of edible heaven! From the decadent cream filled sugar cookies turned into “Oyster Cookies”, to the “Starfish” sugar cookies and Cake Pops, we supplied Remy’s guests with an array of ocean desserts that brought them begging for more.
With a beautiful satin streamer backdrop, Remy’s two-tier cake was the star of the show! The flawless ruffles of the ocean water, to the shiny rich pearls brought the base of the cake to life. The seashells and coral that wrapped the second tier helped bring her cake to a climatic finish with a proud “1” to show all of our guests how big our little Mermaid was that day.
I apologize that as you read this, you are unable to sense the happiness and pride that is beaming from my heart to the keys as I type this blog for you all to read, but I do thank you for taking the time to allow me to showcase the many talents that were brought together to make this dessert table the masterpiece that it had become. A HUGE thank you to all the ladies that helped and make this possible!! You know who you are!! 😉
Oyster cookies wouldn’t be the same without that perfect chocolate pink pearl!!
Chocolate and vanilla cake pops decorated with glitter sugar – YUM!
Rock Candy Sticks in water pearls went over ‘SWIMMINGLY’!
PERFECTLY decorated starfish sugar cookies – another huge hit!
To ensure each Sea-goer did not leave soggy and unhappy, each party goer was given a Diver’s bag of treasures to spoil themselves at home with. Topped to the gills with candy and sealed with burlap and Remy’s seal of approval.