“Dream Big Never Let Anyone Tell You You’re Not Scary” -Monsters University
I am a huge Disney fan….so when someone tells you they want a Monsters Inc first birthday theme, I couldn’t be any more excited. Planning this South Jersey first birthday theme was a lot of fun from making the monster banner to creating the googly eyed monster number one and getting to use these bright and energetic colors.
Both the parents and I fell absolutely in love with his Mike Wazowski cake. If you look at the detail image, you can see how beautifully hand painted and detailed his cake was. His specialty cake was designed by South Jersey’s Sweet T’s Bakeshop in Haddonfield, NJ. I will be recommending them to future clients for sure!
Though his cake was delicious, Robbie wasn’t a big fan of eating it. You can never tell by the photos though! This is a big part of my job with cake smash sessions. Some babies love the cake, while others would rather just NOT! And this is perfectly fine and normal. When else does your mama tell you to eat with your hands and smear it all over your face. It can just be strange to some babies. So for some good photos we hid Robbie’s favorite puff snack in the cake to help him get going a big and look like he was digging in.
First birthday sessions are really about the experience- the good, the bad and the hilarious. Robbie’s mom was a bit worried during her session that we wouldn’t get any great photos, but was very pleasantly surprised afterwards once she saw the photos that she had to order another 15 more! She even told me how I was so right that she adored the baby bath meltdown because it was a true experience and he looked so cute!
We have already set up a family photo shoot for this weekend in South Jersey at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ. I can’t wait to see them all again at one of my favorite places.