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Basketball Themed Birthday Party

Andrea Lee and Jamie Wong of Coquette Events designed this contemporary, baby-friendly birthday party for Todd's first birthday, with Greg Ma on hand to photograph all the details. The fun basketball theme was inspired by Todd's dad's love for the game, and it opened the door for all the little details you see here. The orange, baby blue, and white color scheme paired with argyle and polka dots ties it all together perfectly. They displayed Todd's photos from his first year on a shelf to document "Todd's First Season Highlights" with labels detailing his baby milestones. The fabulous dessert table was a combined effort from two different vendors and Todd's mom. Love Bites Bakeshop created the snickerdoodle cupcakes, chocolate chip cookie sandwiches, and mini chocolate cupcakes, while Dream Cakes by Maggie provided the fondant toppers on the mini cupcakes, basketball cakepops, the large cake, and sugar cookies. Todd's mom added the Japanese mochi. See more photos by Greg Ma in the full gallery!


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vendors & sources

Event Design and Planning:
arge cupcake, all cupcake toppers, and custom sugar cookies:
Photography: Greg Ma
Hotdogs: Marina Lucky Dogs