Here we are again- talking birthday!!
So, circus/carnival... Hmm, let's refresh ourselves as to where we are at in this whole process:
Theme- Circus/Carnival antique
Location- Grandpa's house
Colors- Red, Blue, Mustard
Inventory of what I have- ridiculous
List of Games- fun!
That brings us to Week 3!
So, now what- we have a whole lot of ideas, not very much money and time is ticking away!
I want to start concentrating on food. I've allotted myself $100 for food and I want to stretch that AS FAR AS POSSIBLE- obvi.
How does one do that, you ask?
As I've pointed out several times so far- refer back to rule #1: PLAN AHEAD!
Since I have been planning in advance, I knew what foods to look out for and knew that Memorial Weekend BBQ foods tend to be on sale.
What are we going to eat?
I'm wanting to have a whole carnival/fair food vibe going, PLUS, B's favorite food is hot dogs... SO the main dish is pretty obvious:
Well, fortunately for me, all of America eats hot dogs on Memorial day, and all of the grocery stores sell them for SO CHEAP!
Off to the grocery store!
2 huge bags of chips
10 pkg hot dogs
1 huge ketchup
2 containers lemonade powder
I am now left with $82!
But, there are still a lot of food items I need- cupcake stuff, cake pop stuff, buns, etc. So I will be keeping an eye on my local adds to see where the best deals are!
Speaking of cupcakes, this would be a good time to decide on a cupcake menu for the party, so that I know what I'm looking for when I shop!
Cupcakes are my favorite part of the party and I like to make special cupcakes to match the theme of the party. Just my personal
OCD and, in no way, necessary! I just think it adds a fun touch!
For this party, as I mentioned, I want a carnival/fair-like feel to the food. When thinking of sweet-treats at the fair, I thought of:
SO, with that list, I've narrowed it down to these cupcakes:
*Twinkie cupcake with a cream center and a deep-fried twinkie bite on top
*Boston Cream Pie Cupcake (vanilla bean cupcake with vanilla custard center and chocolate ganache topped with cotton candy)
*Funfetti Funnel-cake- (funfetti cupcake with cream cheese frosting and a funnel cake piece on top)
*Dipped Banana Cupcake (banana cupcake with chocolate center, peanut butter/cream cheese frosting and a chocolate dipped banana piece on top)
Drooling? Ya, I love cupcake-ing!
While step one is imagining the perfect cupcakes for a party, step 2 is finding a recipe to match the dream!
Here are a few of the recipes I've found so far to match up with my dreams:
You get the idea- pinterest is your best friend! I am amazed at things these people come up with- and then post! THANK YOU!
Well, I feel accomplished- do you? We have a good dent put into our food section and a very sweet list of cupcakes! Whew- and all without breaking a sweat! ;)
What cupcakes would you concoct for this event? Have you seen any good deals on fair-ish food? Or are you secretly wishing you were 3 and Boston's friend so you could get down on this goodness?
Let me know your thoughts on the party-planning so far!! I LOVE hearing your input and ideas!
One writer last week led us to discover Fortune Cookies for our Fortune Teller booth!! Thank you Alissa!! We were able to pick up 2 HUGE boxes for $4!!! YAYAYA!
So, keep your input coming- I always appreciate it! ;)
For now, I hope today is Looking great for you!! I'll see you tomorrow for your week four dose (because I was lame and forgot to do week 3 last week) of birthday planning!
Also, keep spreading the word about our Senior Rep Shoot coming up!! We're picking the seniors THIS Saturday!! (read more here)