Here is the invitation (made in picasa of course)
Remember my mom's sugared popcorn recipe? You can find it HERE.
I got these drinks at the dollar store, 6 for $1. I did this part way in advance. I made the labels in picasa, and punched them out.
This is what the sheet looked like before I punched it out:
The drinks were really cute, and the straws were from Gygi, in Salt Lake City. I hooked them on with glue dots.
I made mini lemon cupcakes with a lemon creme, fluffy delish frosting. I made it up as I went, or I would provide the recipe. The mini papers were from Gygi as well. I baked the cupcakes in plain white papers, and put them in the fancy papers after the fact.
I had to do marshmallows on a stick. You can see the first time I did it HERE, and for the cowboy party HERE. I did these with yellow almond bark, and silver sprinkles from Gygi.
I made a darling runner, and had a banner as well, but didn't get a picture of either. I plan to use them in the next few months for an upcoming party for my daughter's dance class, so you will still get to see them. The banner is fabric with interchangeable wooden letters.
Oh, and here's the menu. I made all the food, except Rhett's Yiayia brought homemade rolls, and his Grandma brought hummus. I am kind of a control freak, and wanted everything to look and taste just the way I wanted. And, it did :)
All these were cut into labels, backed with coordination yellow or gray papers, and placed in front of the food. I did every bit of everything I could before hand, so I just had throw things together, and mix them up. I didn't want people to have to wait. I even had empty dishes sitting out and in place ready for food to be out in them. My husband thought I was nuts, but again... the control freak in me took over, and I was glad to be prepared.
With Black Beans
Tossed in Cider Vinegar
Peppers, English Cucumbers,
Tomatoes and Mozzarella,
Tossed in Balsamic
Vinegar and Olive Oil
Chicken Pasta Salad
Bowtie Pasta, Chicken and
Shredded Parmesan, Flavored
With Olive Oil and Herbs
Made Especially by
The Yia yia
Adorned in Almond Bark
Lemon Crème cupcakes
Mini Lemon Cupcakes Dressed
With lemon Creme
With Banana EssenceIt was such a fun and memorable day. Thanks for letting me share!
Have a Happy and Creative Day!