I wanted to share a few photos from Ren’s birthday party. He had such a good time!
We kept the party small (if that’s possible with the size of our family), inviting immediate family and a few close friends. It was just right!
I had TONS of decoration and activity ideas in my head for his party theme, “Cowboy Campout” but before I knew it, I was running around the day of his party throwing together the details. Life, I tell ya!
I made the cakes, and set up a cute table to represent his theme. I think it turned out just fine! 🙂
I thought the campfire turned out really cute when lit!
The finished product turned out pretty cute but it was a bit ugly getting there. Haha!
I thought, “I’ll save some money and make his cake.”
“It will be fun and I have the perfect idea!”
“It will be easy and who cares if it isn’t perfect!”
Ha! Apparently I cared if it wasn’t perfect after almost ending up in tears (okay, maybe I had a couple tears) over my cakes falling apart on Saturday morning! I had some icing issues! It seems silly now but at the time I really wanted everything to be just perfect for his birthday and I felt a little guilty about getting my act together at the last minute!
Why are we so hard on ourselves?!
Anyway, that’s another blog post. Back to the party!
On Friday night I did my baking and I tried my hand at a camo cake. I just made a batch of chocolate cake and a batch of white. Then I took the white and separated it into three bowls applying food coloring until I reached two different hues of green.
*Gel food coloring would work much better. I used almost an entire bottle trying to get dark green!
Scoop, scoop, scoop…
Layer, layer, layer…
Ma, ma, ma…
There was a lot of cake batter so I baked one large cake for the party and two smash cakes. One for pictures and one for the party!
I don’t know if you could call the finished product “camo” cake but it was something different and looked like a marble cake perfect for a little boy’s party!
A day full of laughter,
memories, and love!
And I know it was his best-ever birthday! 😉