Happy 3rd birthday, crazy girl! Little Sophie turned three recently and we had a micro celebration for her, given the circumstances.
As it was September in the Pacific Northwest, we felt an outdoor birthday party would be perfect, considering the government restrictions on gatherings right now. Turns out, the forest fires kept us from breathing safely outside too! So we had to cut our guest count dramatically. Didn’t mean we wouldn’t bake and decorate our hearts out!
I’ve had my eye on this dream catcher theme for quite a while now. And although it may seem a bit like an older girl theme, I couldn’t contain myself.
Found this amazing dreamcatcher on Amazon! It was the perfect size, and the perfect price.
Cake had a handmade fondant dream catcher! The mold kept me in the shape, but then I added some extra cuts and holes to make it more interesting. Also adding some edible gold leaf because we are EXTRA.
You can find this dreamcatcher fondant mold here, and the edible gold leaf here.
Cake pops for the win. Every time.
You’ll see me using these acrylic riser stands all the time, because they can match just about any dessert set-up.
Also added some mini brownies wrapped in this adorable parchment paper.
The macrame backdrop really brought this theme home, you can find it here. And the birdcage decor piece, here.
Phew, this year, I mean… am I right? 2020 has taken us all for a crazy spin.
I for one was feeling sorry for the folks having birthdays in March-April, and how bad it would be to not get a chance to celebrate…. because obviously my kids in September and October could have the blowout party they want! Welp! Not so much.
So maybe because of that I felt the need to overcompensate in decor this year, and I’m not regretting it!
We are big Potter fans here, and with my son reading through the books, and his birthday so close to Halloween… it seemed like the perfect match!
We only had a handful of kids come to play outside and celebrate how we could! Masks and sanitizer everywhere. But that also meant less baking for me, so I’m not complaining.
Can anyone put a value on a bucket of dry ice at a Halloween party? It was immensely popular.
I loved this cake! The rectangle bottom was actually a dummy cake because I didn’t want to have 3 tons of cake leftover… but it was fondant and buttercream for decoration.
I told my husband I wanted to call this the “Quarantine Desperado”.
But apparently this cocktail has a name already! Let’s get you going with the ingredients, because no one has time to go through the huge story about what we are going through right now, or where the Manhattan originated from, etc. Etc.
3 ounces of Whiskey (I prefer Rye for most cocktails)
1 ounce Vermouth (mix dry and sweet in equal parts if you have it)
2 dashes of Bitters
1 tablespoon of cherry juice (from inside the cherry jar)
Maraschino cherries for garnish
This recipe could not be more simple. Once all ingredients are added to a mixer with ice, just stir and pour into your favorite glass and add the cherry for garnish. That’s it!
I’ve added a large ice sphere to mine here for the dramatic affect, but also because I love every cocktail to be super chilled. Your choice!
I’ve used coupe glasses for this cocktail because I love how elegant these look. Lowball glasses are also perfect for a Manhattan.
Cheers to another several weeks of Quarantine! However we get through this, is how we get through it. Hang in there, folks!
Now here is a baby shower for that momma who knows the trends. This adorable shower was brought together for a special mom-to-be, and took place at a local wine tasting room!
Everything about this space was perfect. There was wine, and wine… kidding. But the wine was a plus! The lighting was great, there was a perfect wall that fit our dessert table perfectly! And a large family-style farm table right in the middle of the room. Www.greatwineusa.com
We had most of our staple dessert options available on this table, including the famous macarons, cake pops and mini cherry cheesecake. My favorite thing about these desserts were that they combined together in shapes and colors to make the perfect distribution on the table! Not too much, not too little.
These cake pops were a specific request from the mom-to-be. She had seen this style online and loved the simplicity to it! I do too actually, I’m hoping to create a new post with how to make these shortly.
Wow. Why did it take us so long to start blogging?
I must admit, it was a bit daunting to imagine the effort that goes behind maintaining a blog. I’m a busy girl, with the events we have lined up, a stay at home mom, and a moonlighting as a baker, I hardly have free time to sit and chat.
And yet here we are! I’m excited to be able to give you a glimpse of what goes on behind the curtains in our crazy world. Hope you enjoy the journey with us.
So let’s start from the beginning.
Hi! I’m Priscilla. I’m an event planner, baker, and self proclaimed hostess with the mostest. I love everything sweet, and I will take any opportunity to help put a party together.
Keep an eye here for more posts on our journey, funny event stories and some great insider tips on pulling off great events that will be talked about for years to come.