I saw a cake stand, similar to this, online over a year ago. I looked everywhere for the source and couldn't find one. My daughter-in-love's father is a great woodworker so I enlisted him to make this for me. I suspect we will use it for many future gatherings and loan it out. It is so cute and was the perfect centerpiece for the birthday cake!
I made the sugar cookies. As I had eye surgery on the day I was doing cookies I knew I couldn't do the normal royal icing decorated ones, so sugar crystals had to do!
The party was in our home but our daughter-in-love did everything else; the cupcakes, Rice Kripies treats, candy coated pretzel sticks, popcorn, putting together the banners, table centerpieces, etc. She did a great job!
My favorite part was this display of our grandson's first year, wearing a white onesie and his month labels, sitting on his Mickey quilt. Seeing the transition from a newborn to a one-year old just melts your heart!
The birthday boy got his first taste of sugar, he was very tentative about it, but enjoyed it. Happy first birthday, sweet Jakey!