I began by searching for the perfect invitation, looking on eBay, etsy and Pinterest. I found this one on etsy and decided to go with it. It was designed by Elizabeth of Swanky Press, and she did some other printables for me to coordinate with the invitation. She was great to work with! I kept asking for just one more thing, and she delivered!
As a take home favor, I made chocolate bars in a mold featuring a boy in a karate pose. These were packaged in clear bags, tied with a green grosgrain ribbon and had a tag with each child's name.
Fantasy In Frosting. She used my design to make a simple, but simply stunning, cake! I wanted it to look like his gi, complete with the actual academy patch on it. With the Taekwondo America patch, we took some poetic license and put a "6" in the center. I must say, the cake looked like a real cloth uniform! Perhaps the best part was the fondant board showing wood grain, broken with "Happy Birthday Jonathan" on it. Loved it! I also ordered cupcakes, kept simple so as not to detract from the cake, using only green chocolate "6's" for decoration. I also opted (with Mr.D's permission) to use a 6 sparkler in lieu of candles, the kids loved it!