I did it! I survived! The 'Barnyard Bash' for my almost-2 year old went wonderfully! We had her birthday party yesterday and despite a not-so-great start with my homemade cupcake fiasco--we had so much fun!
So here's the cupcake story:
Plan A: I would make homemade cupcakes with homemade frosting. All of my guests would RAVE over how wonderful they were and I would be crowned the "Homemade Cupcake Queen."
What really happened: My vanilla cupcakes were dry and eventually turned into hockey pucks-despite keeping them covered and adding an apple slice to keep them moist. My vanilla frosting was too soupy, no matter what I did or how much powdered sugar I added. My chocolate frosting was great for all of 3 minutes. After that, I couldn't even squeeze my piping bag-it was SO hard. My husband thought it was fudge! Oops? I swear I followed the recipes to a T, especially because I had never made them before. I didn't want to mess with them before trying them! Needless to say, I was so bummed! I spent 5 hours trying to make them and make them work and it just didn't happen! The recipes I found were just off the web--note to self: don't use them again. Off to Plan B ...
Plan B: Run to Target and PRAY they have 1) birthday cupcakes and 2) enough for all of my guests!
Plan B was a success :)
Here are a few more pictures from the shin-dig!
I love fresh flowers! I think they add so much to a nice display :)
Here is the birthday girl GLOWING with excitement when I put out the "Cow Patty Cakes." She was in awe with amazement, LOL! My little lady is almost 2 ... it's so bittersweet.
Now we're on to the Mermaid Party Scene for my almost-4 year old. Maybe first I can sneak into my craft room for a little "me" crafting time? :) I have some challenges I want to join in on before time runs out!
Thanks for stopping by!