Birthday Cake and Lollipops

GOODY, GOODY, GUMDROPS!  BIRTHDAY CAKE AND LOLLIPOPS!


This party was for a 3rd birthday and was full of lollipops!  Every color and size made it to the party, and it was quite a happy place to be for the birthday girl and her sweet guests! The invitation was a lollipop shape wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon.  It read…Goody, Goody, Gumdrops!  Birthday Cake and Lollipops!  The party details were listed and the reply said “…please reply lickity-split…”

The party guests were greeted at the front door by three giant lollipops in buckets filled with gumdrops…and a few funny ants that found their way to the sugar!

As the guests arrived, they each had a lollipop waiting for them that was made from homemade play dough.  This helped keep them happily busy as they made new creations out of their lollipop dough.

The play dough lollipops were placed in cellophane and tied with a ribbon to keep them from drying before the party.

There were lollipops everywhere…

And lots of happy faces!!

 

Happy, messy faces…

If he only knew how much better the other end was…

Each guest went home with a lollipop drum and drumstick~

And, of course, a lollipop of their choice!


After the guests were gone, the birthday girl couldn’t wait to do this!

Or to get to play with all of her new gifts from her generous friends!

LOADS OF SUGARY FUN!!

 

 

Froggy Fun First Birthday

Jump for joy~he’s the BIRTHDAY BOY!

This little birthday boy was fascinated by his frog cake which was designed to match his invitation.And the cute little matching smash cake was just perfect…

The guests were greeted by these little guys~

And there was one of the back of each guests chair~

The food was kept simple and the balloons matched the polka dots on the cake!

This little cutie got into the frog spirit!

While this little cutie got into his cake!

He ended up with a dot on his nose!

Customized M&Ms were a sweet touch- served with the birthday boy’s baby spoon that spelled out his name.

Oversized green, yellow, and red balls were outside for the children to play on and roll…

And the party favors were large chocolate frogs on a stick!YUM!!

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY!

A great day!

Party by Lydia Menzies

Cake by Bakers Man, Inc. Atlanta GA

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Carrot Bag Tutorial

These cute little carrot bags have generated a lot of questions and comments this week, and so I wanted to share a little more about them…    

 

I wanted a cute way to serve Bunny Trail Mix and couldn’t find just what I was looking for.  In the past, I had used bags from Oriental Trading but they were no longer available.  So, I decided to experiment.  The  only thing is, I don’t sew.  I knew what I wanted to make but also knew I had to find someone to make it!  And so…loaded with bags of burlap, fabric, ribbon, and an idea, I went to visit Sallie Hahn at Andrew Downs in Athens, GA.  Sallie was so sweet and enthusiastically gave it a shot!  I love the finished product and wanted to share step-by-step instructions from Sallie- for all you crafty ones out there who know how to do- it- yourself!

 

Materials: Basic Sewing Supplies
               Assorted Orange and Green Cotton Fabrics
               1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
                Carrot Templates (templates at bottom of post)
Step 1: Print the templates and cut out. With a disappearing ink fabric pen trace two of each shape onto fabric and cut.

 

 Step 2: To create drawstring opening, fold bottom of leaf up 3/4″ into wrong side and place carrot wrong side up on top of leaf matching up raw edges. Stitch across using 1/8″ seam allowance. Repeat for other two pieces.
 

 

 Step 3: Line up 2 sides of carrots, right sides facing one another and matching up raw edges. Starting just below crease on leaf stitch both sides together using 1/4″ seam allowance, sewing only on body of carrot around the edges. Turn carrot bag right side out.

 

 

 

Step 4: To make drawstring ties, cut two 20″ pieces of grosgrain ribbon. Attach safety pin to end of one ribbon and thread through both sides of opening creating a U-shape. Repeat with other ribbon starting on opposite side of leaf top. When finished, ribbons will hang on either side of carrot. Pull to close bag.
 

 

 
  
And now you are ready to fill it with your favorite treat (remember to put edible treats in a cello bag first)!
THANKS, SALLIE!!!!!  HERE YOU CAN FIND THE RECIPE FOR THE “BUNNY TRAIL” MIX THAT I USED IN THE BAGS- THESE ALSO MAKE GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR EASY FAVORS! >>>
And, if you are like I am and need a Sallie in your life, contact me on how to purchase pre-made carrot bags!  Just leave a comment or send a message!

 

Happy Sewing~ Happy Sunday!

 

 P.S.  Template coming soon…

 

 

 

Treat Bag Toppers and Lollipops

When I was planning my children’s joint birthday party this year, I really wanted to find a cute tag to go on the goody bags.  I found so much more!!!  I found treat bag TOPPERS from SIMPLE TASTES on Etsy.  One of my favorite shops for all occasions!  See what Simple Tastes has made for Easter…

  

 

 

 

 

  These tiny little treasures are so cute and really make a small bag of treats pop!

And look at the lollipops!  How clever!

 

 

This one is my favorite…

 Simple Tastes has a big selection of designs~ and you can choose your own color scheme, if you like!

Take a look at some of the choices for different occasions…

 

 

Butterflies~

 

 

Super Heroes!

 Monsters!!!!!!!!

 

Down on the farm…

 

RIBBITT!

 

AND, SIMPLE TASTES EVEN MAKES TREAT BOXES!  HOW CUTE!

 

 

 I just love all of the creative ideas and how Simple Tastes makes a sweet, little treat so special!  Angilyn is wonderful to work with, and I hope you find something for your next party at SIMPLE TASTES on Etsy!  Check it out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimpleTastes?ref=seller_info