Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Taya's 8th Birthday Party - Bakery Theme

When Taya told me she wanted a bakery themed birthday party, I was SUPER excited.  Things have been so stressful around here with trying to get ready to move that I was hoping for an easy theme.  This was by far one of the easiest, yet one of the funnest parties I've ever done.  Yay to Taya for helping me give her the best bakery themed party ever.

We went with fun pink/green/yellow colors with lots of cupcakes all over the house.  Taya loved it.

And of course we needed a giant cupcake piñata.

And cupcake goodie bags of course.

We gave each guest a pink apron to design however they wanted . . . 

And we had TONS of mini bundt cakes, giant cupcakes, & lots of different frosting colors.  I used a different decorating tip for each frosting & taught the kids a lesson on how to use frosting tips for different effects.  Who knew they'd be THAT interested in it?

One thing Taya begged for for her bakery themed party was a chocolate fountain.  My friend Nancy made her wish come true by buying her a chocolate fountain as her birthday gift.  She was SO excited.

We dipped all sorts of fruit, cookies, graham crackers, marshmallows, & pretzels into the chocolate.  It was amazingly delicious.

When the guests started arriving, we started them off by having them design/decorate their own aprons.  I was amazed by their creativity.  They literally drew for almost 40 minutes.  I had to stop them so we could move on.  I was glad they enjoyed it so much.

Next we enjoyed the spoils of the chocolate fountain.  The kids were THRILLED to play with the dripping chocolate.  They were pretty sugared up by the time we were done with the fountain.

So, because filling up on chocolate wasn't enough, we went outside & broke the piñata full of MORE SUGAR.  ha ha ha.

Then we came inside & I taught them all how to use frosting bags & decorating tips.  They LOVED this.  It was SO MUCH FUN watching them create their own cakes.

Taya made a scary purple monster cupcake.

Bladen made a mummy cupcake with rainbow sprinkles.

Craiger & Daddy made a spikey cupcake.

Cadence took a lot of time on her cakes.  She made two very pretty floral cupcakes.

I was floored by Lorien's skills.  She is a total decorator.  She had control of the frosting & knew how to use it.  I was SO excited seeing her excited about this.  She's going to be a cake decorator someday.  I was amazed.


She made a really pretty purple floral cupcake & then she made an amazing octopus cupcake as well. They were beautiful.

Finally, it was time to eat our creations.  I laughed because most of the kids didn't want to eat anything at this point.  They were SO full of sugar that the idea of eating more made them sick.  So we mostly just stared at the beautifully decorated cakes.

Finally, it was present time.  Taya has such wonderful friends here.  We're going to miss them so much.

Lizzie gave her some Pokeman cards & a Pikachu stuffed toy.

Nathan & Sarah gave her a fort building kit.

And Molly & Katie gave her a horse trailer with play horses.

It really was a great birthday party.  I had a blast putting it together & in my opinion, it was one of the funnest parties to watch.  They kids really had a great time & that makes me so happy.

Happy 8th birthday Taya.  We love you.