I copied some ideas off Pinterst and I was actually proud of myself and came up with some of my original ideas. I know...shocking, right?!?! Ok so this is the deal. I basically don't have a life so that is why I can through parties like this. Since quitting my job at the church I am now at home doing some in home childcare and we haven't really left the house yet...so I have a lot of time at home to do things. (Like plan parties) And plan I did. I started prepping about a month ago. I had the tables set up a week ago. I was totally ahead of the game. A friend of mine had given me the old window and bead board sign that she picked up at a garage sale. They have been sitting on my front porch for a while and I decided to use them instead of store them. I loved to old window and all it's chipping paint!
Ok the cake wasn't my idea. I saw this cake on pinterest and fell in love with it. Now I am smart enough to know that I can't tackle anything like that and actually have it edible. Thankfully, my mom is pretty amazing at baking and decorating cakes...and this is exactly what I wanted! It was huge and beautiful and amazing. Thank you mom! It totally made the party perfect!
These cookies almost made me cancel the party. I happened to do a pinterest search on ties and tutu cookies. The cookies on there are...amazing. I thought, "hey, I can do that." Ummm...not so much. I messed up on the dough and had to have support phone help from a friend on how to "fix" my dough that I doubled the butter in because I shouldn't bake. (who knew a stick of butter was a half of cup?!?!? Not me. ) There was a lot of rolling and flouring and mixing and work that went into these cookies. I wouldn't say I was happy with how they turned out, but they were done and that is all that mattered! I think I just need some practice.