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Dinosaur birthday party

It's been  quite a while since March.

We were so busy that time, we were excited because Marc's dad was coming from India to have fun with us at his 4th birthday so we just had a bit of time to make the  decorations .

Marc definitely stated that he wants real dinosaurs this time so we "obeyed" 

We had contacted Dana from  Sugar Dust  to make the cookies and cupcakes ( with lots of chocolate as Marc requested! ).

I must tell you she is just the sweetest person ever. I've only talked to her on the phone and then we met in a cafe . I didn't really know exactly what I wanted but she came prepared with a board of pictures on her tablet and she was just on topic and so devoted to what she does . So at that time I just wanted a bit of everything. She came with the awesome idea of making volcanoes and surprised us with cookies in shape of number 4 ! how cute is that! and then she just made those incredible dinosaur cookies! I was so happy when I saw them 

Too bad we couldn't really order the cake from Dana too, time was too short and  we ordered it at a local bakery... it didn't turn out how we expected it to, so we improvised with a huge dino, a volcano and some leaves. Phew!

Marc was in awe when he saw all the dinosaurs! AND THE CHOCOLATE !! :)) He wanted to put his own candles on the cacke too so he was really enjoying every bit and that was awesome!

Marc's 3rd birthday party - nautical theme

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When I asked my soon-to-be 3 year old nephew, Marc, what theme he wanted for his upcoming birthday he replied "fish and moon". That's how it all started. 
Being an illustrator, I started sketching out fish for him and made him pick his favorite. Me and Laura planned the whole birthday around that little fish.

Cand l-am întrebat pe nepoţelul meu Marc care urma să împlineasca 3 ani ce tematica şi-ar dori pentru petrecerea de ziua lui, mi-a răspuns peşti şi lună. Aşa a început totul.
Fiind şi ilustrator, am început să desenez peştişori pentru el şi l-am pus să îşi aleaga un model. Eu şi Laura i-am plănuit toată ziua de naştere în jurul peştişorului ales de el.

I designed, printed and cut all the paper decorations and his invitations.

Eu am realizat design-ul, am imprimat şi tăiat manual toate decoraţiile şi invitaţiile.

We had bought some nautical theme items one year before as props for Alexandru's baby photo shoot so they came in handy this year for Marc's birthday. At the end we added some hanging Christmas lights mostly to entertain Marc (what kid doesn't love lights?) but they turned out to be awesome back lighting for a proper under the sea atmosphere.

Anul trecut cumpărasem nişte decoraţii pe tema marină pentru sesiunea lui Alexandru şi au picat la fix pentru petrecerea lui Marc. La sfârşit am adăugat luminitele de Crăciun în mare parte pentru ca i-au plăcut lui Marc (ca tuturor copiilor de altfel) dar s-au dovedit a fi perfecte pentru o adevărată petrecere subacvatică.

The cake was ordered with the local bakers. We opted for a simple white cake and we made all the cake decorations ourselves from sugar paste. 
The big center fish was made by me from fimo, which I then painted in the colors Marc chose.


Tortul a fost comandat de la o brutărie locală. Am cerut un tort simplu îmbrăcat în marţipan alb, pe care l-am decorat noi.
Piesa centrală a fost peştişorul din fimo care a fost pictat in culorile alese de Marc.

We made "sand" cupcakes. A simple vanilla cupcake with sprinkles of crushed biscuits. We incorporated this sand idea everywhere we could: around the cake, on a plate with chocolate shells.

Am făcut şi cupcakes cu nisip: o simplă brioşă cu bucaţele de biscuiti desupra. Am incorporat ideea de nisip şi în alte elemente: în jurul tortului, pe farfuria cu scoici de ciocolată.

We also baked and decorated our own fish and starfish cookies. The starfish were made using a simple star cookie cutter and then we slightly pinched each tip so it ended up looking like a starfish before baking them. 

Tot noi am realizat şi biscuiţii în formă de steluţe de mare şi peştişori. Steluţele de mare le-am făcut dintr-o steluţa pe care am modelat-o in forma unei stele de mare înainte să ajungă în cuptor.

The seashells on the table are real ones I brought home from a trip to France.
The little bottles were filled with home made orange and grapefruit juice.

Scoicile le-am adus eu dintr-o călătorie în Franţa.
Sticluţele le-am umplut cu suc de portocala şi grefă.


All in all it was a success and Marc had a great time. 

Totul a fost un succes şi Marc s-a distrat de minune.

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