Tag Archives: first birthday party

Ten Important Milestones Worth Celebrating

29 Jul

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Life is full of milestone birthdays starting with the very first birthday at one year old.  After the first birthday, there are many milestones along the way that are worth celebrating.  The experts at The Stationery Studio were asked to help celebrate milestone celebrations on the Today Show this morning with gift and party planning ideas.  With ideas for every milestone, TheStationeryStudio.com has put together a list of ten important milestone birthdays worth celebrating:

  1.  1 –   Turning one is a milestone within itself!
  2.  10 – Turning double digits
  3.  13 – First teenage birthday and bar/bat mitzvah for Jewish teens
  4.  16 – The Sweet Sixteen
  5. 18 – Teenagers can drive
  6. 21 – Legal drinking age
  7. 30 – The age where you are considered old
  8. 50 – Considered “over the hill”
  9. 65 –  Official age of retirement
  10. 100 – An honor to make it to 100!

What other milestone birthdays do you think are important to celebrate?

xoxo

Jennifer

A Birthday Party Fit for a Prince

21 Jul

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll know that Prince George is turning one tomorrow.  There is even a social media hashtag trending in his honor: #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge. I am sure the royal family will be throwing a lavish party fit for the prince.  While most of us won’t be throwing parties for princes, any baby can feel like royalty on their first birthday with party invites and decor from The Stationery Studio.  I am sharing some of my favorites for ideas for your own party!

3 adorable invites from our Boys First Birthday Invitations boutique:

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Some great ideas from our Kids Birthday Party Napkins boutique:

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For even more personalized items, we have personalized party supplies and baby gifts to make any 1st birthday party special.  And of course, make sure to take lots of photos of your little one making a mess of their birthday cake.  That’s always my favorite part!

xoxo

Jennifer

Yummy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

9 May

This week I made some delicious carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for teacher appreciation week.  It was the perfect chance for me to try out our new baking cups.  And of course, I like to make almost anything that has cream cheese frosting on it!  I used the following recipe and it turned out great!

For the cupcakes (makes 12):
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups grated carrots (heaping)
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
For the frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2+ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the grated carrots and the oil. Slowly add the flour mixture, stirring until just mixed. Add the beaten eggs and stir a few times (like 15 or less around the bowl – the fewer the better)!
  2. Scoop batter into baking cups about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way. Bake for 15 minutes, check how they’re doing, and add a few minutes if necessary. I find that the baking time varies greatly with oven, so just check for the right golden brown color and springy tops. Allow the cupcakes to cool.
  3. For the frosting, blend the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag or similar tool for piping the frosting evenly on the cupcakes.

Lilac Baking Cups I used our Lilac Damask Stripe Large Baking Cups for these cupcakes.  They worked really well and looked beautiful on a serving tray.  While I used these for a teacher appreciation luncheon, I was thinking of different events these would be ideal for and these are a few I came up with:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Graduation Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Ladies Luncheon
  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • 1st Birthday Party

Of course, there are many more uses, but these were the first to pop in my head.  Let me know what you think of our new baking cups and if you decide to use them for your special event.  I would love to hear what you do with yours! xoxo Jennifer

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Pinch of Yum