March has been one crazy, fun, and exciting month for our little family! We have been quite busy! And I am sorry to say that my blog has been the only thing I have let kinda drop as I have been adjusting to all these changes, see I told you all I don't do well with change...
So I hope you wont mind my quick little update, by quick I mean long, and by little I mean loads of pictures!
My first paid Party gig
So once upon a time I tried my hand at cake pops for Axel's first birthday. They were a huge hit, I couldn't believe something so simple could be such a delicacy and have so many people swooning! After that I started getting requests from close friends to make them for small baby showers, blessing and birthdays.
But word spread and I randomly got a lady who had tasted my cake pops at a family members shower and wanted to hire me for her daughters birthday! I was so flattered! It was some what nerve racking to make them under that pressure, but they loved them, so it all worked out!
Then not less than a week later my sister asked if she could hire me to throw her sons party, and she didn't really care what I did, so long as there was a leprechaun treasure hunt and they got a goodie bag and a cake pop at the end. SWEET!
I had so much fun planning, shopping and preparing every detail for his St. Patrick's Day/ Birthday Party!
Here is a brief preview.... you can look at the rest of the pictures here.
The cake pops
I dyed the inside of the cake with food coloring BEFORE cooking it to make it green
We played a gold coin toss into the jars for a prize, such a simple game, we already had the jars, and coins!
I really liked how this window turned out! The sun highlighted it just perfectly!
It was nearly impossible to find St. Patrick's day stuff even though I went shopping two weeks before, it was all Easter stuff. However, I did find these cute party hats at the Dollar store, and Kory convinced me to make the chin strap beards for all the guests. I still have way way too much orange material if anyone needs some. But Joann's came to the rescue and the week before the party I was able to find a TON of St Patrick's Day party favors for 40 percent off! It was a steal!
We took pictures of all the kids in their hats, and beards when they arrived. Here are some pictures of my two favorite little leprechauns!
We tied balloons together to make these giant clovers all over.
We then of course let the the birthday boy open his gifts
Who doesn't love a good game of heavy heavy hang over! --the birthday boy looks un-amused!
And we sang happy birthday! And loaded the kids up with cake pops before the last game.
This was the last clue and the "Gold at the end of the Rainbow!" I wish I would have gotten white balloons, the package of the balloons said it was light blue, but they were closer to navy. oh well. Rain cloud colored balloons are more realistic anyway...right?
Each guest got their own little "Pot of Gold" along with a couple other goodies in a little cellophane bag. I loved how these turned out! I painted 26 little baby food jars with chalkboard paint, and filled them full of Rolo's and Hershey's Gold nuggets. I was so glad I had saved all those jars from Axel, I had just enough! And it was nice to free up the space in my cabinet!
all the kids scarfing down there pots of gold!
And because I think this picture is fantastic!