When people started to ask me if I would be doing a cake smash for Ezra’s birthday I thought, ‘uhm obviously.’ Like they even had to ask. Then I started to think about different ways or themes I could do for it, what really screamed EZRA and what would she enjoy? (other than Paw Patrol). I then remembered another theme I had wanted for her birthday party but was unable to do, because, well, Flamingos.
My second choice for her birthday theme was ‘Donut Grow up’. Super cute, playful and full of hot pink messiness! The adventure began. I started to jot down ideas, placement and who I would love to be involved in this shoot and came across four mompreneurs who joined in celebrating Ez turning one.
- Natalia Reardon Photography
- Always and Foreverly
Then came the donuts. YUM. I picked up some plain glazed donuts from Safeway and made my own hot pink royal icing. Yah, you could probably already guess, it didn’t really go as planned. My sister came over to help prep for the shoot and we made do with what we had and they were sloppy and oozing on the sides with color and sprinkles. Homer Simpson would’ve been proud.
Here comes the fun part.
Obviously, any parent anywhere knows that you dress your child in white when you WANT them to get messy. So here she is, poofy sleeves and pink tutu, ready for 6 stacked, hot pink donuts.
Most people I have talked to about their cake smash said their little one wouldn’t even touch the thing. That they had to put their hands in it and get messy, then, almost like being given the go ahead, they dive in!
Throughout the shoot Ez kept going back to the cake pops and was a huge teething fan of the sticks that were attached. We kept turning them around so she could have some cake, but she would take one bite and then off we go again, bottoms up.
I am so lucky to have Natalia Reardon Photography partnering with me on this journey of blogging and styled shoots. We had a blast with this shoot and we’ve got some pretty rad things coming your way this summer! Keep your eyes peeled!
Can you spot some details that may be giving you a sneak-peek of the theme of Ezra’s birthday party?
(Hint: Think feathered&pink)
LET’S COLLABORATE! >> If you are looking to put together a styled shoot, head on over to my contact page and send me a note! I (and Ezra) would love to chat and be apart of your next creative adventure!
Donut Grow Up Banner – Little Sprout Creations
Tutu – Cousin Hand-me-down
Hot Pink Donut Wall Decor – Little Sprout Creations
Pink/Gold/White Bunting – DIY
Flamingo Teether – Glitter and Spice
Photographer – Natalia Reardon Photography
Donuts: Safeway & DIY
Flamingo Bow – Always and Foreverly
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