Birthday · Cupcakes · Sculpted

Elmo Cake and cupcakes

Happy 1st birthday Amelia!

Amelia celebrated her birthday this past weekend with Elmo themed party. We created this Elmo sculpted cake and Elmo and friends cupcakes to match the party’s theme.

Flavors and fillings included vanilla with strawberry buttercream for the cake and chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and strawberry with strawberry buttercream for the cupcakes.

Parties

Ramen Dinner

Ladies fellowship is one of the things that I enjoy to do. Our friend, Cecilia, offered to cook ramen for us and all of us split the cost. I simply could not pass this moment to have the ramen dinner without japanese decoration.

We used bento box, white dinnerware, chopsticks, vases with long sticks, japanese candle holder, and sake pitcher and cups to refine the oriental feeling for this dinner.

The neat thing was I spent nothing by using knick knacks around our house and also sake collection from Cecilia.

Parties

Thanksgiving Lunch

We have been invited to thanksgiving dinner for these last three years by a nice couple and we always end up too full. To balance the heavy dinner, we decided to have a healthy and light sukiyaki lunch and karaage (japanese fried chicken) for the kids.

I found these mini pumpkins and gourds from pumpkin patch near our house. They were so cute that I could not resist to purchase and use them as centerpiece.

Parties

Sweet and Sassy Party

When Milcah turned to six, we decided on an effortless party from our side. Sweet and sassy was a right venue to have her enchanted princess party. I baked the Rapunzel cake and for the goodie bag, we chose dolls instead of candies. I have a pet peeve about giving too much candies to little kids since we try to limit the amount of sweets taken by our kids. Those were actually the only things that we needed to prepare for her party.

Milcah and her princess friends were getting ready for the ball with Beautiful Gowns, Fairy-tale Up-dos, Sparkling Makeup and the perfect Nail Polish. The modern day Princess Ball included Dancing and a Crowning Ceremony, where each princess was regally announced and received her very own Sparkling Tiara, Princess Certificate, and a sprinkling of fairy dust. The Princess Ball concluded with a Princess Friends Photo and fun and feasting in Cake Place. Everything was held within 2 hours period of time.