Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jet's Birthday Planning Inspirations

I have been wanting to plan Jet's birthday bash for the longest time, but was hesitant because I wasn't sure whether I should keep it family confidential or invite some friends over to celebrate together. The latter will be a lot more work, while keeping it family confidential will allow me to give more attention to Jet. I just feel that the party should be more centered on Jet and not myself. Either way, Jet is getting a birthday cake and I will make sure that he stays entertained. Today will be dedicated to planning my son's one-year-old birthday bash, which takes place in two weeks. I hope that by the time I finish this blog, the event will be 90% planned out so I could start shopping for supplies and turning everything into reality.

Baby Jet Had a Farm will be the theme. Yup, I borrowed that from Old MacDonald Had a Farm ;) My son has loved that song since the first time he heard it and he could listen to it on repeat. There will be a smash cake explicitly for Jet and that messy process will be captured on camera. A themed cake for the guests to enjoy will be present as well. I'm not too big on decorations because I am the last person that you want decor advice from! I will try though, and at the same time stick with simplicity. Food? Barbecue & veggie skewers! Ironic, huh?

Cake inspirations???
Possible smash cake?

I love the bright colors here!

This would be perfect for Jet's smash cake! Plus, it's the year of the sheep.

It's very difficult to find a baker who can bake the cake exactly the way I want it, and my expectations  aren't too high either. I want a sugar-free smash cake, or at least one with low sweetness level. I inquired several bakeries, but they either cannot control the sugar level or they cannot custom make cakes. I almost gave up and decided to go with a pre-made cake. Luckily, I found a bakery (Cake Sensations) who does custom cakes and could have it done by the date I need it. I am new to this process, and I heard that depending on the cake's details, weeks or months' notice is required.

I will end here and actually start preparing ahead now. Everything is last minute, but I am positive that Jet will have a great time!

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