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Donut Cake Smash – Colette’s First Birthday

Colette celebrated her first birthday! We had a super fun milestone session with her complete with a donut cake smash. Have you ever seen a first birthday donut smash before? Me either but Colette’s parents are geniuses so I ordered donuts instead of a cake for her session. Plus the whole set up what donut themed with donut stacks everyone and blow up donuts, plus lots of sprinkles. It was so cute! In fact, I’m so in love that I wanted to do a whole post about alternatives to cake smashes. The key to a good first birthday smash is to pick a food that is super messy. So I thought of some other messy foods that babies love to eat. Some of them are even healthy! And if your baby was born around a holiday, I have ideas for them too!

Donut Cake Smash – Colette’s First Birthday

Holiday themes

  • Thanksgiving: Pumpkin pie
  • Thanksgiving: Stuffing
  • Christmas: Gingerbread house
  • Christmas: Christmas Cookies
  • New Year’s: Shrimp cocktail
  • New Year’s: Sparkling grape juice
  • Fourth of July: Watermelon cake (did you know you can make a cake out of watermelon? Add some blueberries on top and it’s red, white, and blue! https://blog.thatcleanlife.com/watermelon-cake/)
  • Fourth of July: Hamburgers and hot dogs with ketchup and mustard
  • Halloween: a bowl of (unwrapped) candy
  • Halloween: Spaghetti and eyeballs

Healthy Ideas

  • Mixed berries with yogurt
  • Avocados
  • Zucchini bread muffins
  • Oatmeal
  • A bowl of cereal and milk

Other Cake Smash Alternatives

  • Tacos
  • Spaghetti and red sauce
  • Donuts
  • Pie
  • Ice cream
  • Popsicles
  • Pancakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • BBQ
  • Mac and cheese

I hope that got some ideas brewing for you! There is so much fun and creativity that can be had with milestone sessions. Do you have more alternate cake smash ideas? I’d love to hear them. Leave them in the comments or reach out to book your creative first birthday session!

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