Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Party Planning

I can't believe it, my little meatball is turning 1 on Sunday!  My mom and brother are coming into town so I'm planning a little party. Notice I said little.  Just close family, but it doesn't mean I don't want to make it cute!  Things have been so crazy around here that her birthday kind of snuck up on me.  I really want to try making a little fondant cake, but we'll see if I have time. I've seen tutorials online, but really have no experience in cake decorating.  I want Hayden's party to be princess themed.  I went to the scrapbooking store today to get all the materials to make her invitations. I know, so silly to make invitations when there are only 3 to make, lol, but I want something to put in her baby book to remember the day. Plus, Mia had stinkin cute invitations for her 1st birthday and don't want Hayden to get the shaft! hahaa.  I used the die cut machine to cut out crowns and 1's.  We'll see how the final invite turns out.  I am going to make my own cupcake toppers too. No more ordering on etsy and having them get lost in the mail before the party!  Now I'm trying to think about the menu.  Since it will be a few adults and the rest kids, I'm thinking of pigs in a blanket, cut up watermelon, and of course some yummy treats.  These are some ideas...(all pics found on the internet)
I've also thought about brownie pops, but it might be too time consuming.  I'm trying to think of things that will make a cute display and also be a tasty treat for Hayden's guests. I will also have crown shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting.  Luckily we will be having another little family get together the next night with my husband's family because I'm pretty sure we'll have plenty of left overs!  I'll be sure to take pictures and post about what I end up doing.  Any other ideas?

5 comments:

Sue said...

I think you've got great ideas already, and I can't wait to see the pics!

=)

Kirk+Chelsea+Malia Schilling said...

Oh man you've made me hungry! Happy birthday to hayden! And I love that you call her your meatball- is that her nickname? I love it! miss you~!

karen said...

I can't wait for the party! Great snacks!!

Thurston Fam said...

so dang cute! have fun!

Mama Pea said...

Looks like you have great ideas. I always have good intentions, but rarely come through for my little princess, when it comes to birthday. We went to a princess tea once. They had strawberry milk in the little milk jugs. That was very cute. Also, little foam princess hats they could decorate with foamie stickers. And plastic wands of course. If you make sandwiches, maybe you can cut them out with the crown cookie cutters, too. Just a few thoughts! Have fun!