Tuesday, October 23, 2012

cupcake party

You asked for it, so you shall receive! Here's a peek into Little Miss L.'s cupcake-themed party. To be honest, I was a bit of a slacker when it came to hosting Little Miss L.'s special day. I had been under the weather which equaled little-to-no energy and very little desire to have a party, but as a parent, we put all of that on the back burner to make sure our little ones have the perfect birthday.

I had been thinking about a theme for Little Miss L.'s party for some time but in a matter of seconds the decision had been made for me. I asked Little Miss L. what she wanted for her party and she said "just pink and purple cupcakes with lots of candy" Well, as a somewhat health-conscious mom this wasn't exactly the answer I wanted to hear but who I am to disappoint?

I whipped out my apron and the baking began. Who doesn't love love love the perfect sweet table. All that sugary goodness is sure to make any three-year-old happy. We made sure to have the yummiest cupcakes (thanks again, auntie Jenn!) lots of cookies, gooey brownies and who could forget lots of candy to top it all off.

It is pretty safe to say that Little Miss L. was one happy girl when she laid her eyes on the candy land table. If I remember correctly, her little hands were quickly placed on her cheeks as she loudly said "Oh my gosh, it's beautiful mommy!" I saw her little face light up. As long as the birthday girl was pleased, this mommy's job was done.
For deco we went with bright colours. It was a must to have her two favourite colours pink and purple. Lots of paper lanterns were spread throughout the house.
We went with simple vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and made sure to have the mini ones for the kiddos.
We couldn't forget the candy necklesses. They remind me of my childhood birthdays.
Chocolate-covered marshmellows.
Sprinkles and coconut.
Cranberry shortbread cookies.
One of my favourites - brownies!
I used old salt and pepper shakers as lollipop holders. 
Filled up a Mason jar with brightly coloured licorice.
Marshmellow-filled ice cream cones.
The goodie table.
I wouldn't want you guys to think I only served the sweet stuff. I had a few other options on hand and guests seemed to enjoy their personal-sized nacho dip.
Single serving nacho dip.

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