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Halloween Birthday Party!

BOO!  Two white cakes decorated simply. This was by far the easiest party cake I’ve ever made!

It’s almost time to celebrate Fred taking another turn around the sun (2 years flew by!), so I thought I’d share his adorable little birthday party from last year.   We have a lot of friends with birthdays in October, so we decided to celebrate his a little late each year closer to Halloween to free up earlier weekends for other parties.  I’m sure someday he’ll insist on having a non-Halloween themed party closer to the actual date of his birth, but until he has an opinion about it, we’re leaning way in!  Who doesn’t love a costume party anyway?!  Here’s the round-up from his last party and I’m sure I’ll be repeating a lot of it this year because it was so stinking cute!  Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty DIY: A Surprise Party Favor

Whether you’re throwing a big surprise party, or just a small birthday dinner, whipping up these masks of the guest-of-honor will make for some unforgettable photos!  I happened to have this great photo of my friend, Jeff, from our wedding.  I enlarged it in full color on card stock and cut it out with an Exacto blade.  Then, I simply taped some bamboo skewers I had from my kitchen onto the back and placed one on each place setting at his birthday dinner party table.    It got me thinking…imagine walking into your own surprise party and seeing your shocked expression on 40 other faces…amazing!!


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