Monday, April 25, 2011

Birthday Shenanigans

It's hard to believe that we have an eight year old at our house!
However, planning the birthday party for Cloe has never been easier!

This year, Cloe came up with a COOKING theme for her party.
She was full of helpful ideas and plans!

We thought it would be fun for all the girls to have an apron to wear while they cooked.
The girls also got to take their aprons home.
 My mom came up with this super easy pattern a couple of years ago.
Just squares of fabric, buttons, velcro, and ribbon...maybe a tutorial will come later!

 Cloe picked out her cake from some options we found at different websites.
This cake is from Parenting.  
It was super easy--I even cut out one step and just baked the cake in an oval casserole dish.
 We also made a special CLOE banner!
SO easy and cute!  You can find the directions here from My Blessed Life.

Just waiting for our guests to arrive!

 We started out with pizza making!
(Thank you, Trader Joes, for having 99 cent dough!)
 There were some pretty interesting pizza creations!

 While the pizzas baked, Cloe opened her presents.
She got some of the coolest girlie gifts!
Sort of made me wish I could be eight again!

The girls were pretty satisfied eating their own pizzas!

Next, it was cookie decorating time!
 I found the adorable idea for Funny Bunnies from Munchkin Munchies.
The girls used my edible markers to draw their own bunny faces.

 They were a huge hit!

 Next we decorated cupcakes.
The girls could choose to decorate an Easter basket, a marshmallow flower (like on the cake),
or an Easter bunny.
Thankfully, all the girls' cupcakes turned out super cute.
 We tucked them in little boxes to take home.

 Then it was cake time!
Happy Birthday Sweet Cloe!
We love you so much!
You always bring sunshine to our family!

Not to be left out...
McClain and Carson jumped on board with the Funny Bunnies.
 Aren't these hilarious?
 A super whiskery bunny!


H-Mama said...

you are one crafty mama! how fun! wishin' my girlies lived closer to your girlie. :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

How CUTE! You get the award for most clever party! I'm totally gonna steal this idea someday :) Happy Birthday Cloe!

8 is a great year :)

peter marie said...

Adorable, Adorable, Adorable!! You are the funnest, coolest mom ever. Glad everything went well and the sweet birthday girl had a lot of fun!

Let's start planning our February cooking birthday party for us next year, k??

une autre mère said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Londa, you totally blew me away with this party! That cake is AMAZING! The banner is so adorable! - is it up in her room now? The aprons, I'm sure, must've been a huge hit - did you make those yourself?! The whole idea of the girls making and eating their pizzas and decorating the cookies and cupcakes - SO creative! Love it all! Great job, mama! Cloe is a lucky girl to have such a fun mom! And happy birthday, Cloe!! :)

Sarah said...

that party looks AMAZING! Great job, mom! :) and Happy birthday Cloe!

Anonymous said...

Sigh. Supermoms who blog and sew and cook and host magazine worthy parties and juggle family and ministry and life . . . while pregnant???????? Seriously, Londa, stop making the rest of us look bad. OK, just kidding. Super cute pics, looks like little Cloe had the coolest party EVER. I want the apron tutorial. You know, in case Titus wants a girly apron someday. ;) --Jess

manda said...

Oh my word! The cutest party EVER!!! Great job, Londa!!!! You are the best MOM!!!!!

Sue said...

Londa, Your daughter's party looks so fun from beginning to end. So many cute favors and treats. The funny bunnies turned out great! :) Thanks for the shout out!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

A COOKING party! I never thought of that -- what a fun idea! Makes me excited that I have girlies I can do this with someday! Not that you couldn't with boys but...something tells me they just wouldn't be as interested ;)