My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons …
I am excited to share with you today my little’s boy 4th birthday party based on the book Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons. I had a blast planning this fun theme for my boy. Who doesn’t love Pete the Cat?
I apologize in advance for the quality of the images. The party was held at a club house with dark beige walls and green carpet with not a lot of natural light. So, please forgive this mother who had to organize everything, to entertain and to take pictures as well.
For this party, I didn’t want Pete all over the decor. I wanted to incorporate some elements from the book and keep everything simple, clean and still fun.
My friend Dreama of Dream Cakes, FL made a all natural, all chocolate (my son is a chocolate lover!) two-tiered cake – it tasted amazing! She is absolutely incredible! I asked Dreama if it was possible to try to recreate the watercolor buttons from the book on white fondant. And of course she blew me away! I topped with a custom Pete the Cat figurine designed by Helena of Hands to Design. She truly is an artist! My son was so excited about it!
Cookies with Character designs the most beautiful hand painted cookies. I was thrilled when Krista said she could absolutely design the cookies based on the book. When I received these cookies, I squealed with delight. Absolutely flawless work!
Melissa of Eat the Dishes made chocolate covered Oreos adorned with mini chocolate buttons and watercolor cake pops! I mixed them with some of Krista’s watercolor button cookies
Monica of Alfajores.Cake.Craft designed the most precious fondant cupcakes toppers. I told Monica I was looking for skate board and of course, button elements from the book. She did such an amazing job. In love with her work!
I came up with this idea to recreate Pete’s yellow shirt using fabric and buttons. It was one of my little boy’s favorite details from the party. Can you see the button popping off?
We entertained the kids with a simple and quick activity perfect for their age. I purchased illustrations from a graphic designer and put together activity pages. All they had to do was glue the buttons on Pete’s shirt. They absolutely loved it!
They also could enjoy some story time!
We all enjoyed different kinds of sub sandwiches, tossed & pasta salads and of course delicious cake. The kids could take home candies, cookies and cupcakes!
My little boy had an amazing time with his little friends!
Styling & Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Cake: Dream Cakes, FL
Cake pops and chocolate covered oreos: Eat the Dishes
Hand painted cookies: Cookies with Character
Fondant cupcake toppers: Alfajores.Cake.Craft.