Sorry for the cliffhanger! Eva's Birthday Party - part two

So it's been over 2 weeks since I posted part one of Eva's party pics. My apologies! I definitely did not intend to have that big a gap between parts one and two. If you missed the first one, check it out here.

This post is all about the food and dessert tables. I purposely had the party in between lunch and dinner, so guests wouldn't expect a meal. I kept the food simple to cut down costs, minimize any 'day-of' prep and because after all, it was a party for a baby. I wanted the food to stay with the theme, so I named everything accordingly. 

Here's a photo of the full food table:

I got a deli tray from the grocery store, and used two-toned bread to resemble a piano. 

Here's another shot of the 'Keys to a great sandwich':

I got honeydew, canteloupe and watermelon from a local farmer's market. It was so stinking good. This picture makes my mouth water for more. Anyhoo, I used a melon baller to cut the fruit up and called it 'Whole Note fruit salad':

Chips and dip were simply 'cymbals':

And had to have Chicken 'Drumsticks' to round out the meal:

The food label cards that I used were courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess. I had intended to also use the patterned paper printable, but in the end it was cheaper (and easier) to use the scrapbook paper I found at Hobby Lobby. LOVE her website, it gave me lots of inspiration!

Here is the beverage station. I found the yellow straw holder and purple/white straws at Michael's in the dollar bin. A plus about selecting a theme and color scheme early means that you can buy random things you find ahead of time, instead of getting all the party supplies those last couple weeks prior.

I made custom labels by using the label setting in Word, and printing them out on sticker paper. There are actually waterproof bottle labels you can buy and print on your home computer, but they're not available in most stores. I looked them up online and it wasn't worth the cost or hassle to me. So I left the water room temperature - otherwise the condensation would have ruined the labels!

I had a recipe for this lemonade punch, but we were running a little behind before the party-goers arrived, so everything just got dumped in there - very unscientific! I do remember that it included powdered lemonade mix, pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda and water. It turned out pretty good!

On to the dessert table!

Another view:

I had actually made this candy dish while in Texas at a military spouse activity. I specifically chose this color because not only could I use it at the party, but it matched some of my home decor.

Eva's smash cake was simply yellow cake with buttercream frosting. I wasn't worried about the sugar content, because most babies hardly eat their smash cakes, and even if she did, it's only one day. Everything in moderation!

The 'stand' for her cake is actually a little basket with a ribbon handle. I found it at Target in the $1 bins! It matched her sparkly crown perfectly!

I made the cupcakes as well. If you look closely, you'll notice the cupcake wrappers matched the corresponding frosting color.

White chocolate-covered oreos, courtesy of Sweeties by Kim. I have to add that I won these through a contest on The White Library, but Kim still treated me like a regular paying customer - great service!

Chocolate cake pops - so good! I should add that I used one box of chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes and cake pops, and one box of yellow cake mix for the cupcakes and smash cake. I doubled my buttercream frosting recipe, but didn't need to. So doing these myself was very economical!
In the next party post, I'll cover the activities and of course include pics of the birthday girl!

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is so inspirational! I'll be happy if my Little One's 1st birthday looks half as good!!