Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Graham's Pink & Black Halloween birthday bash

I’m so excited to sharing pictures from my son, Graham’s 7th birthday bash – A pink & black Halloween party. We had so much fun at G&M farms last year that we decided to go back again, but give it a completely different look. I asked Becca of Cake. to design a sophisticated and modern invitation with a skeleton holding an orange balloon. I loved what she designed – and so did Graham, but he requested the balloon be hot pink instead. Graham is a quirky kid and I loved how this choice reflected his personality, so I ran with it.
Rather than do a bunch of desserts for the table this year, I chose to make seven different cupcakes to represent him turning seven. I found the little skeletons at the Dollar Store and spray painted them black and crafted tiny party hats for them. They held signs to identify all the different flavors - vanilla/vanilla, chocolate fudge/vanilla, strawberry, lemon meringue, triple chocolate, pumpkin, peanut butter cup and triple chocolate. I used a variety of cake stands from my collection to show them off.
For the kid’s table, each child had a lunch box with bone name tag, a juice bottle with striped straw (for strawberry lemonade) and a handcrafted party hat and horn. I spray painted larger skeletons for the table with the intention of them holding balloons, but it was so windy at the farm it didn’t go as planned.
For favors, the kids received a cd of Graham’s favorite dance music (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc - sorry parents!) a skeleton bracelet, a homemade skull lollipop.
Next up: Pictures of the party fun!
Vendor credits:
Michele Wimborough – Cakewalk Baking
design, styling, cupcakes
Becca – Cake.
Invitation, CD label
Robert Knowles
G&M Farms

Shop Sweet Lulu
favor bags, plastic bottles, stripey straws

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bake Sale!

(thank you, Barefoot Contessa)

(yummy,find the recipe here)
 (design inspired by Sweetopia)

My son's school hosted its annual Harvest Festival today and I went a little bonkers making goodies for the bake sale. I found so many tempting recipes via Pinterest, it was difficult to narrow it down. I put my Silhouette SD to great use to make all of the hang tags and tied them on with baker's twine. I had a fabulous time making all the treats and was happy to help raise some money for his wonderful little school.
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