Game of Thrones First Birthday Cake Smash

If you ask my husband, he’d say we named our daughter after Arya from the acclaimed Game of Thrones series. While that’s not the case, we do like watching the series and are eagerly awaiting the final season. I jokingly said we should plan a Game of Thrones First Birthday to help cope with the lack of shows this summer. While it didn’t make the cut for her birthday theme, we did compromise on a themed cake smash for fun pictures.

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Game of Thrones First Birthday

The Iron Throne

We couldn’t have a Game of Thrones cake smash without an Iron Throne. Even though it’s not storyline correct for Arya to be sitting on throne, she’s my favorite character so we made it work. I used a mixture of cardboard, packing foam and swords from the Dollar Tree to make this. It was all glued and taped to an Amazon box which fit precisely over the back of her seat. I sprayed it with black and silver spray paint to finish it off.

Game of Thrones First Birthday DIY Iron Throne

Game of Thrones Cake Smash

I baked a Betty Crocker personal size cake that was red velvet flavor to give it the striking red center. I added red icing and piped a wolf on the top with sparkle gel icing. The silver serving dish is just from the Dollar Tree.

Game of Thrones First Birthday Smash Cake

Game of Thrones First Birthday

Aria and Her Wolves

We couldn’t resist including our two huskies, since the Starks are known for their dire wolves. These wolves are not nearly as ferocious and not nearly as well behaved. If you look close you can see my mom’s legs from hiding behind the high chair while she held their leashes.

Game of Thrones First Birthday

Game of Thrones First Birthday

Game of Thrones First Birthday


  • Kayla Peloquin

    A blogger, Social Media Specialist and digital influencer, Kayla is the founder and driving force behind, a blog designed to provide party planning ideas, family travel tips, and fun DIY projects with her Millennial 'Girl Mom' audience. She has partnered with several brands, a few favorites include Walt Disney World, Google, Coca-Cola, Carters and LEGOLAND Florida. This venture perfectly fits her current lifestyle with two young daughters.

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