Friday, November 25, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
I loved these cookies my mom made that year to use as the place cards. The back was dipped in chocolate and then white frosting added detail. The 2 cookies sat in a tiny dish of chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
Need a centerpiece? How about a collection of real fruit. Pretty colorful pears.
Looking forward to decorating this years table!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What is your favorite pie for Thanksgiving? Or do you prefer a different dessert? I tend to take a small slice of each cause I just can't decide which I want more of.
The Golden Birthday.
This birthday happens only once in a person's life. It is a GOLDEN birthday when the day of your birthday matches your age.
Our daughter turned 3 on November 3rd so it was pretty easy to come up with a theme this year. We went for all gold. I know she didn't really understand at all but she was thrilled with all the attention and love.
The invitation was created by my sister Egan:
The party was a really simple, little evening affair. Friends stopped by for dessert and a swing at the pinata.
Decorations: Gold balloons and a giant gold #3 balloon. I also made some gold and white tissue paper pom poms. I sewed a felt garland out of variations of gold and yellow felt. The childrens book Goldilicious is a favorite and served as a great centerpiece.
The Favors: Gold and sparkly star wands. I bought the wands at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 and spray painted them with gold metallic spray paint. Then tied a gold tulle ribbon around it. Gold necklaces - cheap mardi gras type necklaces (8 for $2 at the local craft store Roberts). Gold Crowns that were found at Zurchers.
The Food: I wanted a gold dessert and my kids aren't the biggest cake fans. Although I learned that they really want a cake they just don't really want to eat it. Go figure. But all the adults seemed to love the dessert.
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Frosting Whoopie Pies from the authors of Baked.
Chocolate Marshmellow Whoopie Pies from Annie's Eats.
Ice cream cones with Carmel Ice Cream
Party Game: A large #3 pinata. We made the pinata out of cardboard and tissue paper and filled it with gold chocolate coins and other gold wrapped candies. The kids loved it!
A perfect birthday for a 3 year old!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
This is a traditional Recipe--good old-fashioned goodness.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A menu was on each plate and the kids took turn ordering. I found the printable for the front cover here.
Spider Fish Tacos. Idea from here.
Bat Fruit Skewers. Idea from this darling party.
Boston "Scream" Pie. Wasn't as delicious as hoped.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Ham and Mozzarella Panini Sandwiches
2 Soup Options:
Apple Walnut Salad
We paired everyone off at the beginning of the party. You sat next to your 'coffin companion' and Cami handed out a Halloween trivia mid dinner to work on together. The winning couple got Skull Candy headphones as a prize.
The favors were incredible. Shauna is a master and made candied apples for each guest.
(all photos by Shauna)