Monday, June 11, 2012

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

It was birthday central around here all weekend. We had a candy theme (idea from Pinterest) with everything in blue and green (Claremarie's choice). Pinterest is great for me as I'm not a great innovator but I am a pretty good imitator.

Here is the birthday girl on her last night as an 11 year old.


The crepe paper wall was a great way to add lots of color while not spending a lot of money. (When doing this party it is best to save your money for candy....it is EXPENSIVE!)!


Lollipops...I made mine out of pvc pipe, balloons (wish they would have been a little rounder), a plastic bag such as you would place over a gift basket, and ribbon. 



The taffy skewers and dum dum tree both added lots of color!





The cake was specially requested by Claremarie.  It was a great fit for the theme and a big hit with the girls but it did have a lot of candy on it.  We modified it for the family party where there were more adults than kids.  Here is where I found the directions for this cake. 



I was a little worried that this idea might be a little young for 12 year olds but that fear quickly subsided when I heard the squeals, and yes I do mean squeals, of delight when the girls saw the candy buffet. 







Between supper at The Genji House, minute to win it games, karaoke, and the candy buffet I think Claremarie and her friends had a fun evening and a hopefully a great memory was made.




4 comments:

Gma said...

It was a lovely and fun party! You did a GREAT job with all the "candy" decorations!

melanie said...

sherilyn! that looks so awesome. what an amazing and wonderful mother you are! i hope my girls turn out as loving and mature as claremarie is!

The Farmer's Wife said...

That is WAY cute!!!

Hilary said...

LOVED your party decorations. I will not be showing this post to Lauren anytime soon. We can't take any chances on her expecting anything other then cake and a balloon or two :) So sorry we didn't have time to see you while in Omaha. Made a quick 24 hour trip to the zoo, Red robin and Jills and back home. I did drive by your house hoping you might be outside, but the menards truck was the only thing outside :) Hope your summer is going well! Hilary