Oliver chose a spooky theme for his party this year, so I set about looking for the perfect invitation. Etsy is a wonderful place to find this sort of thing and I was lucky to find Symone of Littlebuginvitations here in Australia.
The haunted house that featured on the invitation was the perfect idea for his cake, so I attempted to re-create it.
I was really happy with how the cake turned out, as was Oliver. The bottom layer was chocolate cake and the top layer was moist butter cake, filled and coated in ganache and covered in chocolate fondant.
One advantage of outsourcing the party was that all I needed to provide was the cake and the take home favour boxes. Of course I purchased these from the lovely Leanne at Sweet Style. The black and white chevron boxes were just the right size for the goodies I wanted to fill them with. The matching itty bitty bags housed the green and black sixlets, also purchased from Sweet Style. The favours also included a skull and crossbone pencil, a note book, spooky stickers, a spooky eraser, a party blower, and some gold coin chocolate's. Symone designed a matching thankyou tag, which looked fabulous tied to the boxes.
Oliver went to the party dressed as a zombie, he acted the part perfectly! All of the guests dressed up which made the party a lot of fun. Here is a very scary photo of him!
Claire wore a scary bat headband with her pink tutu!
Oliver was very lucky to be able to celebrate with all of his new friends from kindergarten they had a fabulous time and he was spoilt with lots of wonderful gifts.
Enjoy the weekend.