Saturday we celebrated Avery’s 4th birthday with family and friends. This year when I asked him what theme he wanted for his party, I was expecting some Disney character or sports theme like he requested in the past. So, when Avery shouted, “I want a Donut Birthday Party!!”, I was excited and confused but not that surprised either. I know that makes no sense, right? It wasn’t what I expected him to choose since it was sort of out of the box, but the kid LOVES donuts and I have to admit, I was thinking to myself, “this could be fun for me to plan!” We had the party at 11am and I got away with providing just donuts, fruit, milk & coffee as opposed to the entire spread of food and cake/cupcakes like his first 3 parties. As much as I like doing the food part I have to say it was SO AWESOME not having to come up with a meal and do food prep for 35 people! We ordered 7 dozen donuts from Festival Foods and let Taste of Scandinavia do all the work! Well…other than those few donuts that I added blue drizzle to 😉 Here is details of the party in photos. Enjoy!
Today the fam got together to celebrate Mom & Dad’s August birthdays. It’s nearly impossible to get everyone together at the same time, but we planned weeks ahead and had everyone over to our house.
For dessert I made Grandma Stromberg’s rhubarb cream pie (one of Mom & Dad’s favorites), brownie pops, and key lime pops using key lime bars from Taste of Scandinavia! Everyone was too full to have dessert so I sent desserts home with everyone except Mom & Dad who are coming back over tonight!
Here are some photos of our brunch! (I didn’t get a picture of the crockpot casserole, sorry!)
Just thought I would share some fun cupcakes I made for a friend’s daughter. They are having her 1st birthday party at the lake & and requested a fish/beach theme.
I hope you like these next beach bear cupcakes, because I drove to 8 (count ’em) 8 stores looking for the umbrellas to go on top. Actually, I drove to 7 stores and eventually came home desperate and a little crabby, and then my dear husband went to 1 last liquor store and they had them!! Several stores such as Party City, Target & many liquor stores carry them but every single one I went to was sold out. I thought to myself, “Is everyone in Minnesota sitting next to a pool with an umbrella drink?!…and why am I not one of them!?” I got them. Crisis solved.