Little Red Riding Hood Party - Part 3 / Dessert Table

This always ends up being my favorite part... I guess it's due to my natural sweet tooth!

Oreo Truffles are so simple to make and always a big hit.

 Perhaps not as pretty as "Allyson Jane's", but not too bad for me :)  They were a little time consuming but worth the extra work.  I used a citrus sugar cookie recipe. 

I made similar flower pots for the spring garden party I styled last month.

A close-up...

 I love these... they were a box of the caramel delight girl scout cookies I was saving for this party.

 Another view of the dessert display and birthday banner.

 She waited so patiently for her "grandma's flower pot"!!

 Now wearing her cloak. 

 Now the birthday hat while we sang "happy birthday"!

 Make a wish my beautiful girl!!


Little Red Riding Hood Party - Part 2 / Food

Little Ones:

I wanted to keep the kids food simple as I usually end up with too much left-overs after the parties.

The little ones had:
Forrest Berry Juice (Fruit Punch)
Woodman's logs (Pretzel Rods)
Wolf-wiches (ham and cheese sandwich)
"Granny" Apples
Little Reds (red m&m's)

 I decided to change the kids menu last minute because I had planned on making little red cookies, but with all the desserts that we had, I decided to do the "little reds" instead, which were only 4 red m&m's packed for each kid.


My husband usually requests middle eastern food, so I made baked stuffed kibbe loaf, chicken kafta, tahini, tabbouleh and a lebanese rice with pine nuts.

For drinks we had hibiscus tea and "tinto de verano" which is a southern spain drink with wine, sangria and mint leaves... yum!  Gotta say I love my drink dispensers I got with 20%off at BB&B.  They are acrylic so I don't have to worry about them breaking and worked awesome!

Little Red Riding Hood Party - Part 1 / Decor

Grandma was so nice to send us all the capes from South America for the little girls coming to the party.  They were on a clothes hanger with name tags waiting for each girl.

The nice LRRD graphics were purchased on Etsy and I designed all the paper goods and tags.

Each little boy got an adorable mask made by Mahalo (etsy)
I made a quick wreath with things I had on hand...

The little baskets were a hit.  They not only served to put the kids' food in, but also to put all the goodies they took home.  Mom and I made felt doughnuts and cupcakes for the kids to fill their little baskets.

I can't remember where I found the bamboo plates and utensils... my guess is Amazon.  Everyone asked about these.  So esthetically pleasing and most importantly biodegradable.  The little blocks were a nice touch. 

My kids love this pop-up book.  It is so well made.  The graphics are adorable!  It was an Amazon find.

There was one basket on each place setting.  Inside was a menu card and the items listed in it.  (See below)

This table had pics of memorable pics of Dani since she was born, her birthday hat, and the little brown bags for kids to collect their loot from the pinata.  

Here's a complete view of the party room.

This sign was located at the entrance of the party room.

Close up of the brown bags.  I liked the detail of the little decoupage clothespin.  

My LRRH peg doll, which decorated the top of the cake.

Felt food from IKEA was given out as prizes for the smaller kids.

Balloons decorated the entrance.

pool sign.

Stay tuned for more on the party on a later post :)

LRRH GRaphics (Vink Design - Etsy)
Wolf Pinata : Etsy (Birchangel)
Wolf Masks: (Mahalo - Etsy)
Fabric (Joann's)

Over the river and thru the woods... to Dani's 2nd Birthday Party we go!

My 2 girls' birthdays are only a few weeks apart.  I've been in party mode for the last couple months getting ready for both celebrations.

Dani's birthday is this coming weekend.  I hope the weather cooperates because there's quite a few kids coming, and there's nothing like an outdoor birthday party!!

I wanted to share a few pictures of the invite I sent out.  I am definitely a fan of nice (handmade, preferably) invitations... I have not been able to jump in the technology wagon by sending "e-vites"... that's just not me...

The cute graphics were found on etsy... I just loved them!!  I used them for everything!!

Next week I hope to post the pics of the party...  stay in touch!

Isa's Baking Party!!

I need to put my feet up!! he-heee  Finally Isa's birthday party is over.  

I am so glad I had it at the Wayne Art Center and not my house!!  I did not have to deal with all the clean-up!! ;)  And by the way, they are absolutely fabulous!  So accommodating.. 

Hope you enjoy the pics...

A sign greeted the guests

 Each girl was given a chef hat and an apron made by me.

 These were the handmade invitations
I loved the cake topper... my first peg doll and I'm hooked now!
 The goody bag had  a recipe card with one of the birthday girl's favorite recipe, measuring spoons, a rolling pin and an oven mitten.
The birthday banner designed and printed at home.
Pin the cherry on the cupcake game..
The table set-up-

 My cupcake cookies for each girl:

A wooden spoon garland with pics of the birthday girl since she was a baby.

Now the goodie table!!

Citrus creme cake made by me... yummy!

Now, the "real thing"!!!  Little chefs in action!

 Like a pro pizza maker!!

 The more, the better!

 All sugared up!

 It was dad's idea to have her cut the cake with that scary butcher knife!

Their beautiful creations:

 the birthday girl proudly showing off her cookie bouquet.

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember your comments make my day :)