Madeline’s birthday party was last weekend, and I know I used some of the photos for my ten on ten, but I thought I’d share a little more about the party.
Right now Mad’s favorite things are ladybugs so she picked that as her theme.
Luckily for me, it was pretty easy to make a ladybug cake.
I just used regular round 9″ cake pans, and a 5″ inch pan for the head, which was trimmed on one side to fit together with the body of the ladybug.
Then I added about a gallon of red food gel to the white frosting and drew spots with pre-made black frosting (thank goodness for Wilton!) I also used the black on the head and the stripe down the middle and used black pipe cleaners for the antenna and legs.
Susannah was quite concerned with the lack of eyes but since we’ve never actually seen a ladybugs eyes she was willing to let it go.
(After a long discussion, during which I reassured her that yes, ladybugs do have eyes, you just can’t see them. She was pretty worried for a while.) 😉
I can’t seem to bring myself to have a party without cupcakes so I made a few of those as well. I thought about attempting ladybug cupcakes but ran out of time/steam so I just frosted some of them red, some white, and some chocolate.
I guess if I was honest with myself, the real reason I wanted cupcakes was so I could use my cute little homemade cupcake stands for the first time.
I made them with 3″ unfinished wooden candlesticks and 3.25″ unfinished wood circles.
A quick coat of paint and a dot of glue and they were ready for use.
(Inspiration for these found here.)
The girlies woke up to a balloon surprise in the doorway of the bedroom. (Madeline was still kicked out of her room due to my extreme slowness in getting it put back together. Poor kid.)
I probably should have considered the fact that all of the balloons would still be floating around my house for weeks because my kids love them like pets or something.
Hobby Lobby saved me from trying to make my own polka dot balloons, which I’m sure would have been a mess. Sharpie on latex doesn’t dry very well. I know this from experience (ask Jeremy about his balloon drawings).
I know this quality of this photos is terrible but it was the only halfway decent one I got of the girls painting their ladybugs.
Billy, in true boy fashion, painted his entirely black. 🙂
And his hands.
So that was our party.
Nothing fancy, just fun with family.
And hopefully that will at least sorta make up for her room not being ladybug-themed.
But that’s a whole different story.
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