Friday, June 29, 2012

{Party Bee} Jake Street!

This year my husband and I had a lot of fun throwing Jake's 2nd birthday party! We thought that with Jake being so interested in Sesame Street, we had to go all out with this theme and bring "Jake Street" to our house. We primarily used a color palette of blue and green, simply because I just happen to love that color combination. But we wanted to add dashes of reds, yellows, and oranges by including the show's characters and yummy treats since Sesame Street is so colorful and we wanted the brightness, whimsy and fun to really show through.
If you saw Jake's party pics from last year, you will notice that he wasn't so fond of cake time. So this year I figured that if his favorite characters were on top of the cake, he may enjoy his cake time a little more. We ordered his cake from Mind Over Batter and they did not disappoint my little man...he loved the characters and recognized them instantly! He actually thought they were toys! Though you will see that cake time still isn't his favorite part of his party.
Jake's Godmother made his cupcakes and the kids devoured them! There were a lot of blue faces at his party!
Of course I had to include sugar cookies to coordinate with the theme, so I made Elmo and Cookie Monster cookies as well as the number "2" for the birthday boy!
 Treat bags and water bottles were placed on the table so that when guests get home with their goodies they can eat everything then wash it all down!
No party would be complete without lollipops, chocolate covered Oreos, and cake pops (made by Mind Over Batter)!
 I created these simple yet so fun party bags for the kids party favors and treats. I think they really add to the tables overall theme!
 Not only does Elmo love his Goldfish and does Jake!
Jars filled with candies and cookies...Jake especially loved the "Slimey Worms"!
 My husband worked so hard on these plywood character cut-outs and the Jake Street sign. I think he did a fantastic job! Jake's face lit up every time he saw them!
 These cut-outs were not only great decoration but were a lot of fun to take pictures next to!
 Here we are in Hooper's Store!
 Jake had so much fun playing the Sesame Street cake walk game!
 Jake and daddy getting ready for cake will see that he didn't enjoy cake time again, but not because he didn't like the cake, but because mommy and daddy wouldn't let him touch his lit candle!
My little 2 year old...oh how time flies! Happy Birthday, my little mister!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

{Sugar Bee} Splish Splash Bash Cookies

My nephew, Harrison (aka Harry), is already turning ONE on the 1st! It seems like just yesterday that we went to visit him in the hospital...where does the time go?!?! To celebrate this major milestone in Harry's life, his parents are throwing him a "Splish Splash Bash" pool party! This party is going to be so great and his mama is working hard putting together a colorful and fun dessert table and filling the house and yard with beautiful decorations!

Of course the dessert table wouldn't be complete without coordinating sugar cookies! So to go with the theme, I created beach ball and number "1" cookies. I am very excited to see everything put together, I am sure it will look fabulous!

Happy 1st Birthday, Harry!

Friday, June 8, 2012

{Queen Bee} Mama's 60th Birthday Ruffle Cake

Yesterday my mother turned the big 6-0! Yes, my mama is actually 60 years old, though you would never know it because she doesn't look it and she doesn't really act that old either. Honestly, sometimes I think she has more energy than I do! Must be all of that Jazzercise she does.

To celebrate this momentous mile stone and to thank her for being the best mom and grandma ever, I wanted to surprise her with a special cake that was as beautiful as she is! So I thought what a perfect time to create the ruffle cake I have been dying to make.

It wasn't that long ago that I had seen Sweetapolita (a fantastic baker, you should check out her website) create a beautiful cake that looked like yards and yards of ruffles, and instantly I knew that I had to learn how to make that cake. Though there wasn't a tutorial, it seemed relatively easy and she did mention that she used the Wilton #123 large flower petal tip. Lucky for me I happened to have it! With that little bit of knowledge, I went for it....and I must say, it was actually pretty easy and the cake is very forgiving, so you don't have to be a skilled cake decorator to do this yourself.

Needless to say, my mom loved it and had a very happy birthday! 

Happy 60th Birthday to my beautiful and amazing mama, role model, teacher, cheerleader, inspiration, and friend. Without you I wouldn't be the person I am today. Love you!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

{Party Bee} Introducing the Splish Splash Bash Collection

Summer is finally upon us and everyone is breaking out their swimsuits, towels, and beach balls and hitting the pools and the beach! With all of the wet and wild fun that summer brings, why not celebrate you or your child's birthday with a pool party!

The Sugar Bee Bungalow is now introducing our new Splish Splash Bash Printable Collection. With a color palette of primary colors and a fun beach ball design, your party will for sure be a smash and make a splash!

The entire collection $30.00 and comes with the following:

- Invitation (envelope not included)
- 5 circle tag designs. These are great for cupcake toppers, cookie tags, decorations. With a little creativity, their uses are endless!
- Thank you tags
- "Happy Birthday_____" banner
- "________ is one" (or whatever age of the birthday boy/girl)
- Decorative pennant banner
- Mini Decorative pennant banner
- 2 large circle designs. One with beach balls, the other says "Pool Party".
- 2 treat bag label designs
- 3 water bottle label designs
- Party pail tags
- Menu tent cards
- Cupcake wrappers on patterned paper
- Coordinating patterned paper

Just send me the name of the birthday boy/girl, age, and the party information (i.e. date, place, contact, etc.).

Receive the files electronically and print out as many as you need! Then cut and assemble!

Friday, June 1, 2012

{Party Bee} Monster Cookies

This past weekend my son, Jake, turned 2! I can't believe my baby boy is already two, where has the time gone? It is so true that time flies when you are having fun!

Because this past year Jake has become obsessed with Sesame Street, it only seemed appropriate that we celebrate his birthday, Jake Street style! So over the weekend we had a very fun Sesame Street themed Bash. Pics to come soon! But to give you a little sneak peek, I am showing you the "monster cookies" that I made for his dessert table. Jake loved these cookies and he wanted to play with them as if they were toys!

Stay tuned for Jake's "Jake Street" birthday party pics!