EveryBUGy’s Welcome Adoption Party

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Last month I planned a joined adoption party for a couple families in our church… a little girl and a little boy.  So we went with a “EveryBUGy’s Welcome” theme.  It was a lot of fun.  Another chance to use my chalkboard.  🙂  My 6 year old squeezed between the board and the wall right before I took the photo and smudged the corner.  It happens. 🙂

Everyone helped by bringing something from my food list.  I sent the list with links to the instructions (found on my Pinterest board for the party) for the more difficult ideas.  Some were as easy as a bag of chips and others took quite a bit of creativity.  Each family got to choose what they were up for.  They all did a beautiful job.

I made this fun butterfly cake and it was really easy! (Assembly directions here!) Frosting the sides was the trickiest part.

And these little meringue snails and caterpillar cookies were fun to make and turned out great!  I started with an all white inspiration photo I found on pinterest, but I really wanted to color them, so I piped with two different bags at a time, each with different colors.  Wish I’d gotten a closer picture, but I think they are adorable.

The most important part is that the party was a blessing to these families and we got to celebrate the adoptions of these two special children!

 

Gathering here!

A Jolly Holiday – A Mary Poppins Birthday Party

We actually had a “Mamee Poppins” party for my mom last month.  The kids saw Mary Poppins for the first time this past spring and then found out it was Mamee’s favorite movie when she was little.  They were thrilled when we decided to use Mamee Poppins for her birthday theme.

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I’m always excited for another chance to practice my chalkboard work on the chalkboard my sweet husband made me.

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And more and more lately I’ve been finding that cakes are a fun medium for me to be artistic.  I couldn’t find anything I was excited about on Pinterest since everything uses fondant (and I don’t like it), so I was grateful when the idea for this one came to me.  It gave me fun chance practice letters.  Let’s go fly a kite… cake!

 

Gathering here!