Friday, November 2, 2012

BLING! Birthday Party with GOLD CAKE


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Bling party on www.bettybake.co.za 

THE THEME
Earlier this year I created my daughters 8th birthday party, this included improving on last years party.
Once a theme was settled (there was much changing of minds and going back and forth before we settled on the idea!) we created the invitations.

COLOUR SCHEME / DECOR
Once we had the theme BLING! we knew everything about the party had to be shiny, sparkly and bling!
I started with a neutral white colour palette and then added gold and silver (and touches of pink)

THE LAYOUT
The party was also divided up into 3 areas:
1) the eating area (where all the food was displayed)
2) the drinks area (where the girls could help them selves and make their own drinks)
3) the activity area (where the girls made things and played party games)


Please take a look:  we are so happy how the party came out!



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I sprayed an old frame gold and placed jars with water and gold sequins on the table


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I recycled small jars and sprayed the lids gold and filled them with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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bling party, gold cake, sparkly, shiny, glitter, ice cream in jars, gold lids
Yum - Ice Cream with hundreds and thousands


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I sprayed quite a few other things gold too - including these pears.

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In the open drawer of our white desk I put cupcakes (in gold liners) and hidden in a closed drawer for later were the party packs for when the girls went home.
I also used some of the gold cupcake liners to make the garland hanging in the background.

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Cupcakes in gold liners. I made the white fondant roses the week before the party and kept them in an airtight container


ACTIVITIES:

In the Activity area we had a silver blanket and cushions on the grass under a tree

We played pass the parcel on the silver blanket and then did an activity

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In the pink packets (fastened to the grid with gold pegs) was a sewing activity for each of the girls to do

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Sew your own pink purse


Nothing says bling quite like a sparking chandelier! So we hung one in the tree above the silver blanket.

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bling party, gold cake, sparkly, shiny, glitter, silver blanket, chandelier, chandelier in a tree
Which looked much more impressive in the evening when the family was around but the girls had already left!

The chandelier was made with 2 recycled lamp shades and lots and lots of ribbon and beads!!!

DRINKS:
The girls could make their own sparkling water on a old retro soda stream machine and then mix it with fruit juice

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bling party, gold cake, sparkly, shiny, glitter, soda stream, vintage, gold flags on straws
Which of course had to have sparkling glitter flag straws

CAKE:
The cake from the previous year had been such a hit (it was a rainbow cake) that my daughter asked for a repeat but in pink!

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bling party, gold cake, sparkly, shiny, glitter, ombre cake, pink cake,

I didn't do as many layers as the previous years cake... and in this picture its not clear to see but it does go from dark to light.


PARTY FAVORS
When it came time to go each girl got a little wrapped slab of chocolate and their party pack

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Later that evening the family came round for a small family birthday party to celebrate with the birthday girl
So we filled up the plates with the left over cupcakes and snacks.

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And ate a second birthday cake .... this time a chocolate cake with GOLD ICING!

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bling party, gold cake, sparkly, shiny, glitter, chocolate cake, gold cake

And then we were exhausted and put the birthday girl and ourselves to bed!

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The birthday girl pleased as ever with the gluten free goodies for her to eat.


28 comments:

  1. LOVE this post. Everything looked fabulous x

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    1. thanks being brazen:) and you got to have some of that chocolate cake.... oh to go back then ;)
      hugs
      B

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  2. Stunning! A bit mature for an 8 year old though... think I want this for my 29th :)

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    1. LOL :) you should do it!
      Its glamorous at any age ;)

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  3. What a lovely party I love all the golden touches and that golden chocolate cake looks divine! A beautiful party for a beautiful girl!!

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    1. Thank you Cake Walk :) that is so nice! :) thanks for dropping by
      hugs
      BB

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  4. Bernice, that is GORGEOUS!! So beautiful and creative! I love it!

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    1. wow thank you @party Wagon :) :) *blush*
      hugs
      BB

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    1. thank you Lovely Light :)
      hugs
      BB
      ps congrats on your pregnancy

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  6. So so beautiful...I love the ice cream in jars, the gold, silver & pink color palette and the gorgeous chandelier. GORGEOUS!!!

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  7. Yvonne (yrd@hotmail.com)04 November, 2012 05:43

    Hi,

    I hope your daughter appreciates all the wonderful things you did for birthday!

    I love the chocolate cake with the gold icing. What recipe did you use?

    Thanks.

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    1. i used the peggy porchens chocolate cake recipe :)
      my daughter LOVED it ALL!!!!

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  8. Looks gorgeous! What did you use to spray the pears? and how did you colour the icing gold on the choc cake?

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    1. Hi Nasheta

      I sprayed the pears gold with gold spray paint... they weren't for eating - just decoration!!

      For the chocolate cake I used gold dust from the baking shop and sprinkled it all over the icing :)

      Betty Bake

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  9. Spectacular party and photos! Well done Bernice!

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  10. This is amazing & it is done oh so beautifully

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    1. Thank you Usha - I really appreciate your comment :)

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  11. Oh Wow, our daughter was definitely all blinged out for her birthday. What a brilliant idea and beautiful set up. Want to come and Bling my 35th Please :-)

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    1. LOL!!! :)
      no matter your age BLing is the way to go! :)

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  12. Love love love this!! Next year my then 6 year old will have to have a very girly party very similar to this! :)
    No more characters... Something lovely and girly!

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    1. lovely - it can be so much fun to do!! :)

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  13. What a lucky girl - would love to know how to make gold icing? V x

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    1. hi Vicki

      buy gold icing colouring/dust - for colouring the icing- but instead of mixing it in, rather sprinkle on top of the icing and blow :)

      hugs
      BB

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