Thursday, September 17, 2015

Floral Carnival Party

My daughter loves carnivals.  Loves the rides.  Loves the food.  Loves the games.
Can't say I blame her.  
Carnivals are wicked.
And since the local carnival/kids playland opened up this summer, she had to have her party there.  

So that's what we did.  
The kids enjoyed rides on the carousel, ferris wheel and train, then we headed back to our place for some food and games.
Check it out!

I didn't get any pictures of the kids having their corn dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon.  After the park, they built up quite the appetite that they ate so fast.

The dessert table consisted of cotton candy (of course), taffy, pixie sticks, lollipops, popcorn, mini donuts, cupcakes and chocolate dipped pretzels.

The kids each sipped on Jones soda with their corn dogs and goodies.

And because a cake AND cupcakes is so much for their little tummies.  I made a faux cake for my hand painted carousel to sit upon.

As for the games, we had a ping pong toss, balloon darts, and ring toss.

With some fun prizes, of course!

We created her own marquee lights, too.

Here's my 8 year old birthday girl!

Duck lips and all.  

My husband tried his hand at a few balloon animals for the kids.

The kids loved getting their faces painted too.  

Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Backyard Flamingle

Oh flamingos.
Why can't we get enough of you!?
I think everyone wanted to hop on the flamingo themes wagon this summer.  
Including me!
Anything pink, I'm game!

I had already decided I was throwing a grown up party.  No kids this time.  The flamingo theme had to happen.  So it did!
Check it out.

Since my husband and myself love cheesecake, I made a key lime cheesecake for our cake.  So good!

White chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream.  My favorite!

Watermelon fudge.  Because.

Pretty little flamingo sugar cookies.

Fruit slice candy is my fave.  So when I saw these mini lime slices I had to get them.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
First, dinner.  

Our menu consisted of an Apple Blue Cheese Pecan Salad, Rosemary Chicken, and Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf.
With pink lemonade sangria, of course.  

We even had a flamingo piƱata.  Isn't he gorgeous!?

Hope you all had a fantastic summer!