The baby shower has come and gone. Now I can share the best part… SWEETS! Here are cakes 3 ways:
1- Thing 1 & Thing 2 inspired cupcakes. These tasty treats were Red Velvet cupcakes with a single top layer of cream cheese frosting followed by a stack of homemade buttercream, dyed blue, to create the “hair”.
2- Truffula Tree inspired cake pops. I made these pops with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I melted different candy colored coating and sprinkled with coordinating colored sugar. I chose to wrap these up for take home treats.
3- Chocolate cake with homemade buttercream in electric blue. I made this chocolate cake with layers of vanilla frosting and the outside piped in buttercream to match the cupcakes.
All of the delicious treats were either gobbled up of sent to good homes! Thank goodness!
Let me begin by saying that I really dislike balloons…particularly the latex variety. I may have been traumatized as child with a busted balloon or something. Unfortunately for me my kids adore balloons.
I recently discovered the festive and non-threatening nature of deflated balloons.
I purchased a styrofoam wreath form and floral pins from my local Michaels and about 150 balloons from the dollar store. 150 may sound like a lot, but the balloons cost less than $10 (I had to purchase the white ones from Target since the dollar store was sold out).
I gathered four balloons in each pin and shoved it into the wreath form. Carry on, filling in where needed around the whole wreath. I used about 46 floral pins total.
I left a gap at the top of my wreath to add some signage.
Now guests at my Seussical Baby Shower will be welcomed with a festive wreath. Also, since pins are used in lieu of glue, you can really take it all apart and use it again…add different colors for a different occasion perhaps?!
I think I’m starting to like balloons!
Yvette’s baby shower is right around the corner! I decided to start early and create some of the decorations. I made these little centerpieces two weeks ago, my very own little Truffula Trees! I love this project because it’s very easy and you could use these same methods to create little centerpieces for many different occasions by simply changing the poms to flowers, shapes, cutouts and more!
I used poms, small pots, floral foam, hot glue, twigs and Easter “grass”.
First, I glued the poms to the twigs.
Second, I cut the foam and fit it to the pot.
Next, I hot glued the twigs and gently pushed them into the foam. For thinner twigs, I used a toothpick to start so the twig wouldn’t bend.
Lastly, I added the Easter “grass”. I didn’t glue it down, but I suppose you could if you wanted to.
That’s it! I think I will be adding colored ribbon to the rims of the pots to finish them off.
One of our 3 is expecting her third! Our very own Yvette is having a baby and I get to help plan the baby shower! Yvette gave us the party theme that she wanted, Dr. Seuss! The inspiration came from some Hallmark invites she found that said “one fish… two Fish… little brand new fish”. While the invites were found, there weren’t enough to purchase and many stores had been sold out. Bummer… the search began for Dr Seuss inspired invitations.
After a pretty extensive google search, we found this invite from PolkaDotDesign via Etsy. I purchased the design I wanted and messaged the seller with the information for the invite. I was emailed the mock-up for changes, but it was perfect! I was sent the final file and off to my local Kinko’s I went. I had Kinko’s print my invites and I found envelopes at my local craft store.
Lastly, I made my own address labels! I downloaded a free font for Microsoft Word that was very Seuss-like. I printed the addresses and cut them out. I rounded the edges and used rubber cement for the adhesive of my DIY labels. Since I had all of these materials for this particular project, I saved $15.00 by not purchasing store-bought labels.
More to come on this Seuss-tacular Baby Shower….
Friday is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Dr. Seuss has been inspiring young readers for years. My son will be celebrating with Dr. Seuss at school on Friday and the kids are encouraged to dress in their best Seussical tees.
Although we’re all great fans of Dr. Seuss we don’t actually own a single Dr. Seuss T-Shirt. To remedy that I purchased a quarter of some cotton Cat in the Hat fabric and some Heat and Bond.
I cut some “neck ties” out of the fabric and ironed it on a plain t-shirt. To secure the “tie” I added a decorative stitch with some embroidery thread.
The kids looked great and totally festive!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Thank you for all the learning fun!
My June-Bug has her own sense of fashion. Take a peep at her Back-to-PreSchool kicks: