Recently I entered a giveaway and won a gift certificate to an amazing printable partyware company called paper & cake and Edible Details (which I talk about in the Scooby post here.).
If you, like me, avoid pre-packaged character parties, you will love paper & cakes's adorable designs and affordable designs. I adore her printable parties and cannot wait for our next birthday party in July for Miss Madeline. Madeline likes Abigail's Fairy Wonderland printable party and I adore the Alice in Wonderland printable party. I also think the Pirate printable party is one of the cutest boy parties I have ever seen. I think I know what Zach's 2nd birthday party theme will be!
Do check her site out, as well as her blog for great ideas! Thanks, Abigail!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
To occupy the kiddos, we had an art activity using groovy foam flowers and smiley faces I found at my local hobby store and craft store. Kept those little hands busy!
We also played pin the ears on Scooby, which the kids loved. I bought a sheet of brown foam that was sticky on the back and cut out triangle-shaped ears. Then, I found a large headshot of Scooby Doo, clipped off his ears in Photshop and printed it out on cardstock. It was really fun for the kids.
Halloween Party Food post. Great ideas!
Since Pickle had her birthday party, I'll share one of the cupcake recipes I used that was amazing. Usually I prefer to avoid making things from a box, but I wanted to save some time since a few of the food items served were a bit labor intensive. I heard great things about this basic recipe from (guess who?!?) Our Best Bites, and I have to say it did not disappoint!
They were so incredibly moist, and our guests raved about them. I will definitely be keeping this recipe as a back-up when things are hectic and saving a little time is worth the box mix shortcut.
And, A BIG thank you goes out to Edible Details for the amazing Mystery Machine fondant cupcake toppers. How cute are they? They were a big hit with the birthday girl and all of her friends. Thanks, Brittany of Edible Details!
White Cake Mix Cupcakes
Adapted from Our Best Bites
- 1 white cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 C Greek yogurt (for the extra protein!)
- 1/2 C milk
- 1/3 C vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients until incorporated (about 30 seconds). Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on med-high speed for 2 minutes.
Bake according to the package directions.