Tropical Birthday Party!

Hi Friends,

If you’re following me on social media, you’ve probably seen some photos from my Tropical Themed 25th Birthday Party, but there’s a lot more to see. Before we get to the pictures, I want you guys to know that things didn’t quite go the way I had planned due to the rain. I had a few things that I couldn’t get to since the party was outside and I had to wait for the rain to pass to set it all up. I could have moved it indoors, but it just does not look the same when you move it inside.

So now that you know what happened, let’s get to the pictures.

I took a few shots of the cake while waiting for the rain to pass, those balloons in the back are actually a half-arch I made to go outside next to the dessert table. I never got a chance to use it, because after it stopped raining we had so many things to move outside and the arch just wasn’t a priority. Everyone with kids ended up taking a balloon or two home with them, so at least they got used.

I made a honey cake and decorated it with buttercream frosting, mini meringue cookies, edible flowers, and a few tiny macarons. The cake topper is handmade.

I went full-on tropical for the tables using pineapples and palm leaves as centerpieces. The benches had to be covered with blankets due to the rain, but it ended up working so I was fine with it.

Drink station was pretty simple due to the time crunch caused by  rain. (I should probably stop talking about the rain).

I wanted the appetizer table to be the big feature, but to make sure people don’t go hungry we also had a separate table with hamburgers and hotdogs and a huge salad. The little sliders you see here were made from lamb and I actually tried to copy them from one of the best restaurants in Tulsa (Smoke). I even got a jar of their pickled red onions to use so I don’t have to make it myself.

The cheese platters were my favorite part. I was only supposed to have one, but I had so many things I bought to use for it that we made a second one.

The empty space to the left of the table was meant to have the balloon half-arch thing that I made, and I really wish I could have used it.

Can you tell I went a little crazy with the details on the desserts? I wanted them to look fun and tropical with all the edible flower petals. I bought the doughnuts and macarons and just decorated them, everything else is homemade.

And here are just a few more cake detail photos.

Hope you guys enjoyed the post. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them!

Julie

 

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