Sunday, April 10, 2011

Big 10 Birthday

We just celebrated Little K's 10th Birthday - Again.

Her actual Birthday was several weeks ago, but we were out of town on our annual Ski/Snow Trip with friends.

Snow Bunny

Not to worry - we brought along some cupcakes to celebrate.

Raspberry Cupcakes

Almond Cupcake with Raspberry Coulis Filling and Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes

And Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut Topping

Happy Birthday

10 candles just barely fit on that little cupcake

Donut Cake

She also celebrated with her classmates and a Donut Cake.

But last weekend was her party at home with friends from school. It was one of the easiest parties I have ever done - mostly because Little K planned it herself. I was just there to execute it all.

The most time consuming thing was the cupcakes.

Animal Cupcakes

Her Party Theme was "Favorite Pets", so I had to decorate the cupcakes with each of our family pets.

Cat Cupcake

Peanut Butter the Cat.

Crab Cupcake

Tabby the Hermit Crab.

Bird Cupcake

Baxter the Parrot (OK - it's really just a birdie - but it's in reference to our pet parrot).


Plus a little Puppy - because her guests have dogs.

Pinwheel Cupcakes

I've been wanting to make these little pinwheels, and I had some extra cupcakes (since I made both chocolate and vanilla), so I used them as centerpieces.

Blue Pinwheel

The house was decorated simply with balloons and streamers.

Birthday Banner

I did add a little Happy Birthday Banner because I had some paper leftover from the pinwheels.


And I wanted to use my Cricut machine that I haven't played with much since I treated myself to the purchase.

The weekend celebration started with a trip to the roller rink.

Ghost Image Skaters

Why is it that these places all look the same no matter where we live?
(note the Medieval Theme)
They haven't changed much in the 30+ years since I used to go as a kid.

Skating Girls

I guess that's what makes it to much fun.

Cupcake Tower

Then we headed home for pizza, snacks, cupcakes, presents...

Sundae Bar

...and a Sundae Bar.

Ranunculus Gift

While the girls were playing Twister - one of the neighborhood boys stopped by with some flowers for Little K.

Neighborly Note

His note is very careful to point out that the gift was just because they were friends, classmates and neighbors (just in case anyone might think there was some crushing going on). I'm sure his mother had something to do with it - but the sentiment is so sweet. I love our new neighborhood!

After more giggle time, movie watching and many rounds of Truth or Dare (thanks Aunt Lisa) - the girls finally fell asleep (and so did I).

I think I can get used to this low key kind of Birthday. Turns out Little K knows how to throw a mean party.
Until next year!


  1. We thoroughly enjoyed her b-day cupcakes on her actual b-day. Sooooo yummy!!! Those pet cupcakes are amazing!!! Do you make your own fondant???

  2. What great photos! You NEED to play with your Cricut, it is so much fun! I use my Expression almost dailoy when I am crafting.

  3. HOLY MOLY! You really know how to throw a party! I am soooo impressed w/the cupcakes and the decorations. Are you sure you don't want to start your own party business? You'd make a killing!

    Happy Birthday, K!!!

  4. Ok, so much I want to say!
    First of all, Happy Birthday to your daughter who clearly knows how to throw a party! (With a little help from mom, of course!)

    Your cupcakes are the CUTEST!!! Did you take a class or what?! The bird is my favorite!

    The donut cake for school is genius! Did you make that too?!

    And the roller skating pictures are classic! I would definitely be making copies for the girls who were at the party!

    The note from the neigbbor boy is too cute...explanation and all!

  5. I am so glad to find your cute blog! The cupcakes are gorgeous, especially the puppy ones...!!