As if that sad attempt at a rose cake wasn't enough!!
WE had to have a party. This was really our first big party that we have thrown for any of our kids. By that I mean, inviting the classmates- typically we celebrate birthdays with us and our "immediate friends". We don't have family parties because we don't have family here. Just friends. And some good ones at that! They are our "immediate friends"!
But I had to make these and mail them out in time...
Then I had to figure out what to serve. We opted for donuts instead of cake. Stella is a donut girl anyway!
I also made Jello popcorn. It is becoming a birthday tradition around our house! I like it because I can make it the colors of the party.
The bunting is the same paper bunting I made for our house. Just paper sewn to a ribbon.
I had to come up with a "special" donut on the spot. This is the best I could do.
Milks to drink.
Favor bags with a couple goodies and a small bag of the popcorn to say "thanks for coming"!
And I used the circle garland (from my last post) as table decorations. I just laid it down the center of the tables, the way a table runner would go. It was cute. I was surprised how much it brightened an otherwise dull and generic room. I really wasn't sure what to expect either. Truthfully, I just brought a bunch of stuff and hoped it was going to work. And well, it did! It probably took me 5 times longer than the party even lasted to make everything...but I don't care! It's my kid!