Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More 2nd Birthday Party

Thank you, weather, for being perfect. We love it when you're not a jerk.

The balloons report that the wind was a perfect gentleman.

It was an outdoor party, and I don't think it could have been any better.

Easy food. Sandwich stuff. The best champagne punch.
(Champagne + guava nectar + apricot brandy. I think.)

And for the mini people, mini food:

Little smokies in tiny buns, miniature grapes, and mini watermelon wedges!

These were so fun, and before you assume insanity: they were easy!

Simply hollow out halves limes like so:

Fill with red jello, let set, then slice. Voila! 

(Two things: halfway into setting drop in mini chocolate chips for "seeds." 
Also, I added less water than the jello box called for to make more firm.)

Clementine loved them.

I had, er, a little bit of fun decorating.

Watch your fingers in this candy jar ...


(Clementine helped me paint the dinosaur pink. She enjoyed it very much and I
think we shall paint more figurines in the near future.)

There was kind of a pinky-bluey thing going on.

I may have spent a late night painting spools of thread ...

It was very rewarding. I think I am going to give up writing and become a cupcake topper maker.
(You can watch movies while you paint cupcake girls. Writing, not so much.)

Look: me and Clementine :-)

The inspiration was to do a cake-topper like one I'd found on a blog a while back.

But I couldn't stop there!

The yeti got all gussied up in an outgrown Hema dress of Clementine's.

(Did you know yetis eat bouncy balls for breakfast?)

(With some assistance, of course.)

* * *

It really was such a lovely day.

And after everyone left, we had hours more perfect weather,
and plenty of energy for playing house.

The kind of "house," that is, where your father dresses as a house and chases you.

You all play that one, right?


Jane said...

so cute!

Katie Anderson said...


Beth S. said...

OMG! I love those mini watermelon! Very cool!

Looks like it was an awesome day.

Evie said...

Looks like a funderful day! I love C's Captain America T-shirt.

Alysa said...

I love it! This looks so fantastic! If you can't control your cupcake girl making, you could sell them in your etsy shop. :)

Connie Onnie said...

I want to make some of cake topper girls, how fun. What a beautiful party, you did a great job!

Jennie Bailey said...

How fun!! Did you make the actual cupcakes yourself in addition to the toppers? What wonderful memories Clementine is going to have!!

Lizzie said...

I am still LOLing at Jim chasing Clementine Pie in a house costume. Thank you for being so generous to share these precious pictures... It appears to have been a magical day :)


~Michelle~ said...

Adorable! Love the creativity!

bookchelle said...

Everything looks so great! I love the mini watermelon and the spool people.

So crafty and talented!

anne said...

Bet my dad would have dressed as a house and chased me, way back in the day, if we'd had all the right ingredients! :D
Many happiest returns of Pie's bdays, forever!
you are all blessed.

Jennifer said...

Y'alls are pretty much the best parents...ever! Please adopt me. I'm a big kid anyways. So glad everyone had fun. It looks amazing and the weather was perfect! Nice.

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