Thursday, January 19, 2012

hot cocoa & s'mores

my husband is sooo not one for surprises.  wait, he's not one for a party dedicated to him let alone being surprised by it.  buuuuut with him turning the big 3-0, i couldn't resist!  but i was also incredibly nervous because as i said before, he hates surprises.  so, the pictures of this shindig...not that fab.  i'm pretty sure i was shaking as i took them (before he arrived) and i didn't even take pictures of most things.  but the party turned out fab.  the hubs was surprised...maybe a leeetle bit annoyed with me and then forgiving because his awesome friends made up for it:)

i had the party outside so we could roast marshmallows over fire pits for s'mores and had six different flavors of hot cocoa there.  we had suisse chocolate, raspberry, hazelnut, white chocolate, caramel, and peppermint. i also went with the color scheme of his fave team.  

Sunday, January 8, 2012

woodland themed birthday.

this weekend was my sweet little miss' 1st birthday party!  it was so much fun.  i had actually planned (before she was born) that her birthday would be hot pink and zebra themed.  i had actually bought a ton of stuff for that theme even.  then she was born and this little girl was just way too sweet for zebras i thought.  my sister and i decided that owls fit her much better:)  i have absolutely loved owls even before everyone else did so that became her bedroom theme and her party theme!  i loved it.  the color scheme fit her little personality so much better as well!  so here we go for the woodland themed birthday party...

the tablescape:

cupcakes with chocolate tree toppers.  oh and with tons of glitter, too! :

orange flavored marshmallows dipped in milk chocolate:

homemade coconut truffles:

chocolate and vanilla macarons:

homemade peanut butter truffles:

 acorn treats:

pink ruffle smash cake for the little miss.  this too was covered in a ton of was AWESOME!

owl canisters filled with salt water taffy:

the little miss' highchair and party hat that i made:

introductory table:

guest book:

one picture for each month of her little life so far:

the little miss in her owl shirt that i also made!  i LOVE how it turned out and am so proud as i have never sewn anything like it!

in her party hat enjoying her pinkalicious cake: