Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Graham's Pink & Black Halloween birthday bash

I’m so excited to sharing pictures from my son, Graham’s 7th birthday bash – A pink & black Halloween party. We had so much fun at G&M farms last year that we decided to go back again, but give it a completely different look. I asked Becca of Cake. to design a sophisticated and modern invitation with a skeleton holding an orange balloon. I loved what she designed – and so did Graham, but he requested the balloon be hot pink instead. Graham is a quirky kid and I loved how this choice reflected his personality, so I ran with it.
Rather than do a bunch of desserts for the table this year, I chose to make seven different cupcakes to represent him turning seven. I found the little skeletons at the Dollar Store and spray painted them black and crafted tiny party hats for them. They held signs to identify all the different flavors - vanilla/vanilla, chocolate fudge/vanilla, strawberry, lemon meringue, triple chocolate, pumpkin, peanut butter cup and triple chocolate. I used a variety of cake stands from my collection to show them off.
For the kid’s table, each child had a lunch box with bone name tag, a juice bottle with striped straw (for strawberry lemonade) and a handcrafted party hat and horn. I spray painted larger skeletons for the table with the intention of them holding balloons, but it was so windy at the farm it didn’t go as planned.
For favors, the kids received a cd of Graham’s favorite dance music (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc - sorry parents!) a skeleton bracelet, a homemade skull lollipop.
Next up: Pictures of the party fun!
Vendor credits:
Michele Wimborough – Cakewalk Baking
design, styling, cupcakes
Becca – Cake.
Invitation, CD label
Robert Knowles
G&M Farms

Shop Sweet Lulu
favor bags, plastic bottles, stripey straws


  1. Love it! I saw similar skeleton's in the store, but couldn't really figure what I'd do with them. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Looks amazing!!! Loving the invite and the skeletons with the birthday hats that you added to hold the cupcake cards. Just darling. xo, Caryl

  3. Love it! Such a great look, I like Graham's style!

  4. I love this party and love his color choices! I bought those skeletons too, and I never would have thought to spray paint them. Very, very cool!

  5. I absolutely loved all the details, especially the burlap for a nice balance, and of course the pink details are awesomesauce!!

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely comments!

  7. Michele, I LOVE this Halloween birthday party - it's fabulous!! I just want to try one of every cupcake you baked!!


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