Friday, November 13, 2009

Georgia Kate's Dance Party

Georgia Kate turned three and she had a very unique but fun birthday party. Her parents turned their home into a dance club fit for a bunch of preschoolers. I wish I had saved her invitation. It was simple, but set the tone for the party. It had a disco ball on it and said something along the lines of "Your are invited to Georgia Kate's Birthday Party at Club Stanger". "No cover charge and the food is free!" The Bouncer a.k.a. Georgia Kate's Dad-He was rude to the boys and really nice to the ladies.

They had hooked up Lynn's laptop to the TV and positioned it so that the kids could see themselves dancing on the TV.

The party favor was the toy microphones-cute idea!

The cake

I thought it was so cute how everything she opened went right on her. Too cute! This girl really appreciated her presents.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Dear Santa........

Dear Santa,
I would really love to have the new Limited Edition 90th anniversary Kitchen Aid mixer in candy apple red. I have been drooling over this beautiful appliance since it came out in March. I've dreamed about how lovely it would be sitting on my kitchen counter. Yes, I realize it is pricey, however it has more horsepower than my mixer, it has a bigger capacity that my mixer, and by golly it is much more stunning than my mixer! Pictures do not do it justice! So if you ever swing by Williams Sonoma check it out. I'm sure they would even give you a rebate:)
Yours Truly,

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Caden's 2nd Bithday

Caden turned two and what a cool party he had! I love fall birthdays! What a great time of year to get to celebrate. He loves tractors so his party included a hayride, pumpkin patch, painting pumpkins and lots of fun riding toys. The party was also photographed by Lynn Stanger Photography. She does such a great job! Of coarse his cake was a tractor! This was the 1st tractor cake that I have attempted. I was afraid it looked more like a jeep than a tractor, but I think the John Deere green gave a hint that it was a tractor.

Young Love!

What a cutie he is! His adorable birthday shirt was made by Elise Claire Designs. You can check out some of her work on the Personalized Bow Holders link on the side of my blog.

The Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin painting requires deep concentration! A work of art is in progress here!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kenzie's Sweet Celebration

I couldn't wait to post this! Shannon did an outstanding job creating this party for her little girl. Every last detail was just darling! The cake was fun to make too! What a lucky little girl:)

Here are the adorable invitations that Shannon made:

The birthday girl and her cake

Cute cupcakes made by a family member (love the toppers!)

The party decor.....

Shannon created the sweetest slide show of Kenzie's pictures from birth until now.
(Of coarse the background music was all "sweet" and "sugary" themed!)

She made these from wrapping paper tubes and fill them with candy.

One of the funniest details-toothbrush party favors to justify all that candy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Fakery Bakery

I found these felt goodies on etsy. I thought they were too cute not to share. She even makes poptarts:) Here is the link:

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Baking Birthday Party

This party was created by Colleen at I was thrilled that she gave me permission to share it. I thought some of you girl mommas might like to use this idea.

Last November I threw my oldest daughter a baking party for her 9th birthday. Here are the details...

The Invitations: My favorite feature? The envelopes were clear plastic and I threw in some adorable cake sprinkles as confetti. What a delicious way to be invited to a party!!

The Decor: Some of my favorite details that saved me money and looked fabulous...Perfectly matching wrapping paper rolled out on the table to serve as a table cloth...Oatmeal, hot chocolate and peanut canisters covered with coordinating fabrics and papers to hold baking utensils... felt flags with bits of leftover fabric from the aprons...last but not least, a party is not a party in my world without lanterns tied with ribbons!

The Party: The girls made cookies and decorated their own mini cakes. I made each girl an apron and a chef's hat. The chef's hats were easy to make and oh so cute! You can make them by going HERE.
Tips: I made all the sugar and gingerbread cookie dough in advance, rolled it out onto wax paper and piled them up in the freezer so the dough was ready to go when the girls were. For next time, I would borrow cookie sheets so that each girl has her own place to plop cookies when ready for the oven to avoid cookie mix ups!
I glued white cups to white plates and provided paint and crepe paper in the party colors (I'm a bit of a nut case when it comes to party colors...MUST STICK WITH THE THEME!!). While the cookies were baking the girls decorated their own cake stands.

The girls each got to decorate a 6 inch cake. Next time, I would provide smaller cakes. this felt like way too much sugar by the end of the party!! Again, wanting to stick with the theme at all costs, I pre-mixed the icing and even pre-matched a base color and a piping color so each cake would turn out looking cute-ish. This was my plan but by the time the kids were done piling their cakes with candy and sprinkles, I'm not sure my careful calculation mattered much!!Once the cookies were cooled, the girls iced and candy-fied their cookies as well. I packed the cookies neatly into the adorable pink cake boxes and tied them up with teeny baking utensils. The box of cookies, aprons and cakes on stands were their "goody bags".I had two sisters at the house helping me. This is crucial when running this type of hands on party with this age!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Reagan's Outdoor Adventure

I had the pleasure of making several cakes for some really cute and unique parties this past weekend. Reagan's was one of them. He had a backyard outdoor adventure. Looking at these pictures just makes me want to plan a trip to Bass Pro Shop:)

Aww, this is so sweet! Looks like one of the guest made a new friend(too bad they had him for dessert later:)

I guess Tabby didn't want her guest to really get back to nature!

A camping themed party is not complete without roasting marshmallows!

The cake

The birthday boy enjoying a little raccoon foot for dessert.

What a creative and cool party! I know my boys would love this too! Thanks for sharing Tabby:)