Celebrating a child’s birthday is one of the most exciting, yet stressful holidays in our house. Between planning the theme and finding affordable ways to celebrate, it can give me quite a headache trying to orchestrate it all. This year, we found a much more simple way to celebrate thanks to Betty Crocker. We were given $100, free product coupons and a Flip camera to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday and see just how we could pull it all together in a fun and stress free way.
The biggest help in pulling this event together was the Betty Crocker Birthday Party guide. You can find everything you need including instructional videos, shopping lists, party activities and games, and even invitations that can be printed from your home computer!
There are over 30 birthday party ideas for kids of all ages, boys, girls and babies. To celebrate Emma’s 1st birthday, we chose the Magical Princess Castle Party!
Baking a Princess Castle Cake with Betty Crocker
The Betty Crocker online birthday guide was by far the biggest help for us in creating a well planned party for Emma, all themed around the Princess Castle cake. What appeared to be a complicated cake was actually VERY easy to do thanks to the the demonstration video from Liv Hansen at the Betty Crocker Kitchens. If you’d like to see how we created this cake, be sure to watch my step by step Whrrl slideshow of the castle cake.
Creating a Party Theme and Menu
A birthday party wouldn’t be complete without a menu! Betty Crocker has everything you need to create a simple, kid-friendly menu that follows the theme of your birthday party.
|Princess Castle Birthday Cake||Magic Wand Snacks||Pink Strawberry Smoothies|
Party Time Footage
Want to know what our birthday girl thinks of Betty Crocker Butter Recipe chocolate cake and Cherry Frosting? She may not be able to tell you but she sure can show you.
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In a campaign on behalf of Betty Crocker, My Blog Spark provided our family with free cake mix and frosting coupons, a VISA debit gift card for party supplies and a Flip camera to record and share the event. Opinions expressed are my own.