Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Part 2

As promised in my last post, here is the preparation part of Hailey's birthday party. We tried to do as much of the preparation ahead, so as to not be rushed closer to the party. It, certainly, made for a much more enjoyable time. While Lexie was home for Christmas, she drew and painted our Cinderella Castle bean bag toss game. I was inspired by this idea and this idea, so she also, drew the Kiss the Frog game, and then, Chris painted the frog. I cut them out from an old cardboard box that we had saved for just such an occasion. I, also, prepared the icecream ahead of time using this tip here. However, instead of freezing the icecream in a cake pan and cutting individual pieces out with cookie cutters, I put the icecream in a jello mold/candy mold type flexible pan that I had and froze the icecream, individually, from the start. Then, I took them out of the mold and put the heart icecream shapes in a large baggie and kept them frozen until the day of the party. The day of the party we only had to pull them straight out of the bag and place each heart on a plate. For the thank you party favors, I was able to make the cakepops and freeze them until they were needed. Then, a few days before the party I took them out of the freezer, dipped them in the candy coating and placed them in small plastic candy bags. I punched holes into the bags after folding the tops over and threaded pink ribbon through the tags that I stamped with the words thank you. I recommend doing as much as you are able way before your party date, as it makes the whole celebration experience so much more cheerful!

 
Cinderella Castle bean bag toss game.
 

 
Kiss the Frog game.
 
 
Icecream in candy mold pan.
 
 
Individual icecream shapes.
 
 
Thank you tags.
 
 
Thank you cakepop party favors.
 
 
 
Come back and see Hailey's party in our next blog post!
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28 comments:

  1. I bet it was easier to get those hearts out of the flexible molds than it would have been a cake pan! And I'm loving the Cinderella bean bag toss game :)

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    1. The flexible molds did make it easier. Thanks Cassie!

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  2. Looks like an awesome party. I love doing DIY projects for parties.

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  3. Looks like it was fun! And doing as much prep ahead of time as possible is a smart way to take some of the pressure off!

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    1. It was fun and because we prepared so much ahead of time, we were really able to enjoy the party!

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  4. What a precious party! Love your pictures. :)

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  5. Those ice cream hearts are lovely, and your technique of freezing thm is inventive. I sure hope Hailey had a wonderful party!

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    1. Thank you and she did! She declared it to be "the best party ever"!

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  6. Those ice cream molds are super cute!!

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  7. That looks like it was a great party! I love all your little touches!

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  8. Ice Cream. Yummy. I bet it was a fun party!

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  9. I love the idea of putting the ice cream in a mold! So pretty!

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  10. Cute idea!
    Thanks,
    Stephen
    http://www.custompartytime.com

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