Monday, May 7, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Around 2:00am when we settled down to bed, I remembered I needed to find way to make an Elmo cake first thing in the morning...yikes. After some quick scrambling around in the morning and one extremely messy kitchen afterword, I had a very chunky Elmo cake. He looks like he'd had one too many of Cookie Monster's cookies (I should have used a smaller tip to ice, but there was no time to fix it). There was a little smash cake too, but I forgot to take a picture of it....
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I used an two 8" round pans for the head and a pound cake pan that I cut a part for his body. It's a chocolate chip so he has some cute polka dots:
Next, I iced a thin layer of icing and added some fondant eyes and mouth. Animal is a pretty messing looking Muppet so I wasn't too worried about it looking rough.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Start with serious ugliness:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Monday, November 14, 2011
Last year Mason had a water slide party in the back yard, and he and his friends loved it so much we decided to, uh... do it again! Except this time we tweaked it with a theme, and made it a camping birthday party. We titled it "Camp S'more Than Four". So along with the water slide we bought a gigantic tent for the boys to play in (even though we've never been camping), roasted marshmallows, had a fishing pool set up, you get the idea... And right as the party got started, I got stung by a bee and was too grumpy/flustered to document all of the decorations.
Here is his invite:
Monday, September 5, 2011
Elise requested her first slumber party this year, and I thought that it would be a piece of cake: movies, junk food, only a couple friends, no entertaining parents.... It was that easy for the first few hours, but around 3 am, while Bryan was dead asleep and the girls were still bouncing off the walls I started to make plans to outsource her 9 year old party!
Here was the very simple set up. Elise also asked for a KitKat cake, which I appreciated (much easier than previous years!). The goody bags had slumber party essentials like nail polish, jewelry, and candy as well as shaving cream for our outside fun.
Elise turned into a shaving cream ninja...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Mason has taken ballet for the past 2 years, and as I know now, this was his final performance before retiring to, well...baseball...and other stuff. Luckily, we got enough of his ballet footage to completely embarrass him for the rest of his life, and looking back in his final video you can see how over it he really was. I watch this whenever I need a laugh. For the record, I didn't film this, you have Bryan to thank for the awesome quality!
Elise, on the other hand, is still loving dance and plans to continue, yay! Here are my two ballerinas together (for the last time) accepting their paper plate awards:
I also made ballet cupcakes for the reception. These were super easy to make using the heart Cricut shape and hot gluing on crepe paper and a ribbon to a lollipop stick. I don't, however, suggest making 50 of them or you are going to want to go insane!(I'm sorry I can't remember where I found the idea, refer back to how behind I am with blogging).
Monday, May 30, 2011
As a side note, I've been following this cool hair blog lately, and I got the idea for doing Elise's hair there. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I divided her hair half back into 4 different braided sections and joined them in a braided bun. She has some really cute stuff on the site.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
We had his birthday party at a Menchies so all the kids got to create their own frozen yogurt and toppings and they decorated a little Menchies shirt. They also played Toy Story 3 in the backgroung for the kids. And because the weeks leading up to his party I've been making cakes I decided to keep it simple with cupcakes. I even bought the cheesy WalMart cupcake toppers! Easiest party ever!!
Collin next to the giant chalkboard the kids got to decorate.
His Toy Story Cupcakes
Friday, April 22, 2011
Here is a link to the
chow mein noodle nest recipe (just like Rice Krispy Treats).
Here is a link to the dirt cake....so yummy!