April 15, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
The wee one turned two and we celebrated with our favorite striped mammal: Daniel Tiger! It was GRR-rific!
We invited our family and pretty much everyone we know with small children over for a party. The birthday boy was thrilled to be the certain of attention all day!
If you’ve watched as much Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood you’d know that they eat A LOT of fruit and vegetables. There’s even a show about how to be a good vegetable taster (not that it’s convinced Sam to try broccoli, but whatever). To keep it simple, I just served fruit salad with pears, grapes, and strawberries and some chopped veggies with hummus, yogurt dip, and guacamole all made by Trader Joe’s.
The blue corn chips were a major hit with the kiddos (and the wee one’s great nana was also a fan!).
Cake toppers made by Sushi Doll on Etsy. Thanks for crafting so I don’t have to! They turned out great and came very quickly. Etsy seller LuxePartySupply also supplied the invitation pdf that I had printed at Staples. So adorable!
To add a bit of drama to the day, the cupcakes completely stuck to the pan when I tried to take them out. That’s for another post, but…out of the chaos- cupcake crumbles were born! Mini-trifles of homemade white cake and buttercream frosting. Not exactly what I had in mind, but they were still mighty tasty.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a tutorial about how to decorate a Daniel Tiger birthday cake, this isn’t it. I just kept smudging and swirling and piping until the cake loosely resembled good ole Daniel. PBS has a whole series dedicated to the Daniel Tiger birthday business, though- check it out: http://www.pbs.org/parents/birthday-parties/daniel-tiger-birthday-party/video/
The day was a success. Sam even said “WOW!” when the cake was set in front of him.
What is your most memorable birthday moment?