Palace Pets Birthday Party
Did you know that the Palace Pets have their own Lego sets now?! I saw them recently and cursed Lego for not coming up with that sooner!
For my daughters 6th birthday we hosted a huge party with a Palace Pets theme. We invited the whole class and had a guy with critters come out and show us some super cute animals including a chinchilla, hedgehog, gecko, lizard, snake and an enormous tortoise! The kids had SO much fun. I highly recommend looking up a critter program in your area for your next animal themed party!
The cake was HUGE. I didn’t cut the top layer down to size enough so it was extra large once I put all the rosettes on, another one of my imperfect cakes. I’ll get it right one day 😀
On the bottom tier I used pink buttercream. The chevron cut out was created using fondant and this Chevron Hand Made Cookie Cutter I had planned on doing more than just one line of chevron, but it proved to be more of a pain in the butt than I anticipated so I didn’t bother. The Lavender Purple Shimmer 1″ Gumballs were a big hit with the kids, I’m just glad no one “misplaced” their gum on my couch!
The next layer was done with a Wilton Star tip #32 and Pink Shimmer 1″ Gumballs and the toy toppers, Palace Pets Mini Figure Set.
For the background of the cake table I found glittery wrapping paper at Michaels and made this cute banner with zebra print card stock.
I topped the cupcakes with paw print chocolates. I use Wilton candy melts for my chocolate, some brands of brightly colored chocolate taste terrible but I think Wiltons is really good still. Colorful and easy to use, and easy to adjust the color if needed. I used a paw print candy mold.
I made a lot of chocolate paw prints so I displayed them on the cake table on a nest of tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Belly candy (which was also used in the goody bags) and Shimmer Bright Pink Candy Pearls. I also ordered a bunch of grape Albanese Gummy Bears for the goody bags.
My sugar cookies were made with royal icing and a dusting of colored sugar. You can buy “glittery” looking sugar crystals but I prefer to make my own. Just put sugar in a zip lock bag or bowl with a lid and add in your desired color, I use Gel Paste Food Coloring. Shake it all up and you have the perfect dusting sugar!
The same edible glitter sugar was used on these marshmallow pops. You can do marshmallow pops many ways, coat with chocolate and then sprinkle with glitter sugar or lightly spray a plain marshmallow with water, dab off any excess and then sprinkle with the sugar. The kids love them both ways and it’s SO much easier than making cake pops. The tags on the top of these marshmallow pops are washi tape.
We had popcorn in pretty Pink Chevron Print Paper bags, these were gone fast.
I’m a fan of craft paper. I put it down on the table at almost every party, it gives the kids something to do while they are waiting for cake or pizza, just set out some pens for coloring! Don’t forget the fancy jewels for decoration.
I bought a ton of these boxes from Uline. I figured they were plain enough to be so versatile that I could use them at most of my kids parties this year.
I had books and cute baby jars filled with jelly beans and gummy bears inside.
My kids and I had so much fun creating our own perler bead patterns for each Palace Pet. I’ll admit that I made most of them though 😀 It’s just so fun. We turned them into magnets and everyone got to take one home!
This is the invitation that I made, it was my color inspiration for the whole party.
If you’d like to use this for your party here is the photoshop template that I made PALACE PET PARTY INVITATION PSD DOWNLOAD