2015 Birthday Guide

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These Toledo area parents went all out to celebrate the little smiles on these pages! From cupcakes to party favors, every detail was carefully thought out for these birthday bashes. Read on and get inspired!

Delaney Martin

AGE: 4

THEME: 
Mermaids, with a Pirate Twist

HOSTED BY
Parents Matthan and Brooke Martin, West Toledo

SWEETS & TREATS:
Mom made Blue Jello Shooters topped with a sliced star fruit garnish. 7 Little Cupcakes in Perrysburg provided starfish and clam sugar cookies, a two-tiered fondant cake and key lime cupcakes on tiered stands. Beautiful and delicious!

LOCAL FLAIR:
Delaney’s mom loves to support local business when planning any celebration. “Shops like Oh Zilly Me! (ohzillymeCD@hotmail.com) and 7 Little Cupcakes (7littlecupcakes.com) are just two of the many amazing local businesses in the Toledo area. They provide something special you cannot find in a big box store.”

ACTIVITIES:
The day was warm and sunny, perfect for an outdoor celebration. Activities included digging for treasure in a bucket of sand which also included creepy critters and posing with props like patches, pirate hats and mustaches. The kids loved playing pirates in the cabin of the play ground and the adults played a few rounds of corn hole.

DÉCOR:
The children went under the sea with a scale backdrop, custom door signs, a pirate banner, cake decorations and paper jellyfish, and mermaid favor boxes with pearl embellishment were all made by Delaney’s mom, owner of She's Crafty (shescraftyshop.com). 

FASHION:
Delaney felt like the a mermaid in a dress created by Oh Zilly Me!

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Delaney’s mom. 

PARTY FAVORS:
A gorgeous hand beaded bracelet made by Oh Zilly Me! Sarah did an amazing job making child-size, sturdy bracelets for the girly guests. The favors also included mini telescopes, pirate patches, undersea and pirate stickers, as well as mermaid tattoos. Upon arrival, each guest received a pirate hat to wear and bring home.


Kyler Koopmans

AGE: 7

HOSTED BY
Parents Corey Koopmans and April McDonald at Glass Bowl Lanes in Toledo

THEME
WWE

SWEETS & TREATS:
A supersized rice krispy treat and a WWE cake that his aunt made.

ACTIVITIES:
2 hours chock full of glow bowling.

DÉCOR:
WWE print outs, water bottles, favor bags and WWE wrapping paper was used for the tablecloths.

PHOTOGRAPHER: 
April

PARTY FAVORS:
WWE coloring photos, crayons, candy and VIP badges for the party.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
“Having a theme party is so unique and special,” said McDonald, “Our son will remember thi