Little Girls Sleep Over Party ~ Monday
I love making things for parties, it'sso much more personal. I remember growing up, my mom made every one of my birthday cakes. It would be a surprise most of the time, and the anticipation was always worth the wait. Eventually she took Wilton Cake Decorating classes and started teaching me. Then when I became a mom I wanted to carry on that tradition.
For my daughter's first 2 birthdays I made the cakes. Then my dear hubby convinced me that buying a store bought cake would be so much less stressful on me. He was right, I'll admit it. But it's also more expensive. My little girl picked a "character cake" and I had to go and get the matching plates, cups, yada yada yada. Cha ching, cha ching, cha ching. Ouch.
I've learned over the years (and with 2 children now) some creative ways to pinch a penny and still have a great party. This week I am going to try to throw together a quick, easy, cheap but super fun party for my little diva. I'm going to share with you some creations, a lot of them from Pinterest, and see just how thrifty we can get. Tonight I worked on cup cake wraps and topiary trees for table decor.
My daughter chose a pink and black "theme" for her party and it was going to prove a little difficult to find the right colors in cake liners. Instead I bought a pack of plain liners for 99 cent, then took to Google to find a cup cake wrapper tutorial. I printed the template and traced it on to card stock I had on hand. Here is what I have so far:
Pinterest. I took matching card stock from the cup cake wrappers and made 3 the same size. My wine glasses were short and skinny, so I added some floral brick to the top of the glasses for more height.