Happy Birthday, Mr Rae

This past weekend we celebrated my handsome husbeast’s 30th birthday!
I ended up making three different types of cake: vanilla, lemon, and yellow with chocolate frosting. Long story involving cake sticking to pan, blah, blah, blah…anyway, it turned out alright in the end. I used my Martha Stewart cupcake flags for decoration.

As a sidenote, I found that champagne and white cran-strawberry juice in a 50/50 ratio makes an excellent champagne cocktail.

I also had a chance to bring out my pride and joy, Felt Birthday Banner:

Close-up:
As you can see, it’s a bunch of felt circles strung along a piece of ric-rac. The genius of this getup (if I do say so myself) is that the letters can be rearranged and another person’s name can be added instead of “Nate.” I was also informed by a party-goer that it could be used for “Happy New Year” if I added a “W.” To make it, I traced a glass and a mug (with diameters of about 3″ and 3.75″) for the circles and freehanded the letters. I hot-glued the pieces together with a ribbon loop in between them for hanging. Voila!

And here is my cute birthday boy:

9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mr Rae

  1. yayyy wee birdies on blog header! i see you figured out comments without me. see? you’re not THAT old.

    now email me back.

  2. wow, what a good wife- 3 different cakes!? Great decorations. I need to get better about celebrating loved-ones birthdays.

  3. Well, to be fair…it was the big three-oh, so I felt like a party was in order. Usually it’s not quite so festive around here.

  4. I think I will have to make my own version of this banner to celebrate the birthday of a certain young man who is turning 2 next month. My son won’t recognize the genius, but I will totally be pleased with it. And seriously, I applaud anyone who preps a cake for a birthday…but 3?! Hello, my new hero. (also your new blog banner is uber sweet.)

  5. Happy (Belated) Birthday to your husband! I just turned the big 3-0 in November but haven’t really let it sink in yet.

    That banner is such a great idea!

  6. As you can tell I am super new around here! I LOVE this banner!!! IN fact I know what I am doing tomorrow all day at band competition… making alphabet sets! I've been needing ideas for Christmas and this will work perfectly for my neice and nephew plus a coupla friends..

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

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