Our little Summer turned 10 over the weekend. Cannot even believe she is a decade old. As big of a birthday this was Summer wanted a small get together with her closest friends but that didn’t stop her party planning mama from putting together a sweet birthday to remember. Recapping her Sweet Shoppe birthday party for you today. The details, the sweets and The Cupcake Carriage which was the highlight of the party! To see last year’s party theme head to this post.
We went back and forth on so many themes this year. Glow party and TikTok party were both big contenders but when The Cupcake Carriage reached out to me the Sweet Shoppe birthday party just came together. More on The Cupcake Carriage in just a moment.
I kept the decor pretty simple this year, but still had some cute flare to it. Just like the last 2 years I broke out the wood palette tables and used those for the girls to sit at. Probably the last year I can get away with this setup but it’s always easy to put together and the kids love the pillows and rugs on the lawn.
LOLLIPOP CUPCAKE TOPPERS | MASON JARS
For centerpieces I just cut fresh hydrangeas from my yard, put them in mason jars and then got these cupcake lollipop toppers to stick in the flower arrangements. Completed the table with a pink and white stripe runner. Simple but sweet!
DONUT PILLOWS | BACKDROP | BANNER | TABLE CLOTH
Every year I do a favor table complete with treats for the kids to take home. Super affordable backdrop went perfectly with the farmhouse tablecloth. This year I added in the donut pillows since it was a small group.
No party is complete without MoCo cookies. I’ve been sharing these chocolate chip cookies for a good 8 months now. Stephanie runs MoCo cookies out of her home right in Middletown and let me tell you — THE BEST chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have. I can’t tell you how many people have ordered from her since I started sharing her yumminess. She will deliver locally and also can ship. I’ll link her Instagram here. Just mention House of Leo Blog when you dm her to order.
And just have to share these cute munchkin boxes that I got for the girls to pack their treats in. They added such a cute touch!
OK but the highlight of the Sweet Shoppe birthday party was by far The Cupcake Carriage. This is no ice cream truck friends. This is a gourmet bakery mobile style and I’ve never seen anything like it! Tennille Ortiz also owns Ellinnet Cake Collection, a highly successful cake business known for celebrity cakes. Not only does Tennille have meticulous, sophisticated design in her work but she also has a passion to teach children the art of baking and so she rolled out (literally) The Cupcake Carriage.
The Cupcake Carriage is a beautifully designed truck that will come to your party or event and absolutley WOW your guests. For kids, this is truly an interactive and fun experience. Summer got to serve her guests right from the truck and felt like she was working in a real bakery.
Your guests will enjoy custom cupcakes and cake pops to match your theme. Tennille had asked for our invite so she could create everything to enhance the theme. I mean look at that attention to detail on her treats. Almost too pretty to eat. I said almost. We did in fact eat them all!
Tennille takes care of EVERYTHING top to bottom. I didn’t have to do a thing once I booked her. The Cupcake Carriage provides the sweets entertainment and presentation all in 1 package! This is a dream when you host a party as there is always so much else to do. She really took the reigns on the party for us.
The Cupcake Carriage also serves the most delicious cotton candy. She offers 11 organic flavors with your choice of 2 for your party. No artificial flavors, kosher, gluten free and vegan! Coconut, pineapple, champagne, lemon and strawberry are some of the fun flavors she offers. Summer had so much fun making these to hand out. I’m not usually a cotton candy person but her cotton candy was so light and refreshing!
Such a fun, unique addition for not only a Sweet Shoppe birthday party but pretty much any event. The Cupcake Carriage specializes in the following:
- BAT/BAR MITZVAH
- SWEET SIXTEEN / QUINCEAÑERAS
- CORPORATE BRANDING EVENTS
- RESIDENT/EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION
Tennille was saying what a big hit The Cupcake Carriage is at corporate events too. I can see why. Even the adults at our party were all into ordering their cupcakes and sweets. These are high end, highly detailed but absolutely delicious treats! Love this idea for a baby or bridal shower too.
She is based out of North Jersey but will also travel to Monmouth County for bookings as well.
Truly this was the sweetest 10th birthday I could imagine for our girl. Summer, my love, I hope you felt all the love on your special day. This decade has been our best one yet. You radiate so much beauty and I pray you always leave your sparkle everywhere you go. You are such a gift. Stay sweet always. Happy 10th Birthday to our Summer Sofia.
And a special thank you to The Cupcake Carriage for being a part of this amazing party. 4 days later and everyone is still talking about it (and yes — I’m still enjoying leftover treats. I’m savoring them haha). What a special company The Cupcake Carriage is. The sweetest treats and the sweetest family behind the truck. Such an honor to work with them.
To book The Cupcake Carriage head to to their website here and see their Instagram here.
*In collaboration with The Cupcake Carriage.
What an absolutely SWEET party! The Cupcake Carriage was amazing! Tennille is an exquisite baker! She had something to satisfy everyone’s sweet side. So glad she made Summer’s B-day a party to remember.