Abigail submitted this awesome owl/woodland themed dessert table she designed for her daughter Reagan’s first birthday party.  I love that she incorporated a theme from her daughter’s favorite animal.  I’m also a big fan of the neutral color palette.  The treats looks pretty tasty, too!

Details as told by Abigail:

We had a group of friends over to celebrate and in addition to the standard picnic fare for our dinner, we had a dessert table. I made some little fondant-covered owls from a new recipe: oreo “treats” in lieu of rice krispie treats—from a recipe I found on Pinterest. I also made our Grammie’s specialty: pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling and molasses sugar cookies. We had white chocolate-dipped “branches” {pretzels}, and a peanut butter chocolate “cheese” ball with Biscoff cookies. I also made cookie dough truffle “nests” from this recipe, and we had “owl chow” using the traditional Chex Muddy Buddies recipe. I complimented the rest of the table with assorted candies (white chocolates, pillow mints, and coconut truffles) and Izze blackberry sodas. Our pièce de résistance was my first attempt at making marshmallow fondant which I made for the five-layer ombré pink cake, complete with the curly “R” for my little Rae of sunshine.

Rae’s best trick right now is “what the owl says”; she’ll respond “whoo whoo” and upon every sight of an owl, she will repeat the sound. Of course, I couldn’t do anything but celebrate her favorite animal! My husband cut the wooden platforms from a tree that fell from Hurricane Irene in our yard, and it was perfect for my theme. The chartreuse cookie jar is an old Urban Outfitters gift that is a family favorite. Another of my favorite details is the year of pictures on the high shelf over the dessert table. I took pictures from 10 of the months of Rae’s life and arranged them so everyone could see the amazing growth that’s taken place in our daughter in a year.

Rae’s other favorite thing is definitely balloons. I tied a 36” pink balloon to our mailbox to welcome guests, and we hung 100+ balloons upside down in our cathedral ceiling to make a dramatic balloon cascade (without helium!). We’ve enjoyed the balloons for days, and Rae is ecstatic to see them every time she is in the room.

The adorable, little birthday girl.

Thanks so much to Abigal for sending this sweet party my way.