So I kind of let go of my blog a few months ago and decided to just have a website with pictures instead. Blogging was just very time consuming, (major kudos to all you bloggers), and I just couldn't keep it up the way I had wanted to.
So keeping up my website has been great, but I do feel a disconnect while not being able to connect with my followers on a more intimate level. For this reason. I decided to add a blog page to my website where I am able to write and connect in a way that feels much better then just posting my newest pictures. I can't promise that I will blog about every one of my orders, but I will definitely try my best to write as much as I could!
That being said, There is no way better to start this up other then blogging about my girls 3rd birthday party this past Sunday!
When trying to figure out a party theme I had 2 criteria: 1. I wanted something gender neutral, and 2. I wanted something playful and fun. I went back and forth on different ideas (you could ask my family how annoying I was while choosing a theme), and finally decided it would be so much fun to have a play-doh party. It was a perfect gender neutral theme, and what kid doesn't like to play with play-doh!?!
First off, Thank G-d the weather held up. I hung a sign on my front door directing everyone to the backyard, and decorated my backyard with lots of baloons and a big birthday banner.
I set up a big table filled with play-doh, had lots of different play-doh toys, pipe cleaners and googly eyes, and I had brown paper bags for all the kids to take home what they made- it was perfect!
Food wise, it was a 10:00 am party, so we just had mini bagels, spreads, and a vegetable platter, which was more then enough. I wrapped individual water bottles with some colorful labels, just making them a bit more festive.
Now for the desserts... so I probably went a little overboard but I just can't help my self!!!
I made a whole bunch of chocolate cake cake pops in the shape of play-doh containers and vanilla cake cake pops covered in colorful sprinkles.
Then, I made an assortment of chocolate dipped marshmallow pops; some that looked like play-doh containers, and others with a sprinkle swirl.
Next I made some cookies decorated in royal icing. Some were in the shapes of 3's, and others were decorated with a play-doh container and a #3 on them.
Lastly I made a tall birthday cake (6 cakes stacked!) that looked like a play-doh container. It had a play-doh logo on it and lots of fun shapes... all made out of fondant. I also made some coordinating cupcakes to go with the cake!
Then of course we needed party favors... I individually wrapped little play-doh's and tied the bag together with a little cookie cutter to play with at home.
I couldn't be happier with how everything came out. It was great! I am totally exhausted, but it was a lot of fun- the kids had a great time and my girls were so happy- makes for a happy me!!!
I Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed celebrating with my family and friends.