As for her favorite one, Toffee Cocoa Cuddles is "sewn" from pieces off a chocolate box and likes to give hugs and all things sweet. Plus, she has a chocolate lab that has a piece bitten off his ear - how cute is that!
I wanted to create a table setting for "Caitlyn's Sweet Shop"with lots of sweet treats for the party guests to enjoy - something I had never done before and with seeing so many pretty dessert table setups over the Internet, I really wanted to give one a try. But boy! After all the prepping and getting things together, I ran out of time and didn't get all I envisioned made and on it.
|A Lalaloopsy inspired dessert table|
|My 8 year old son helped make the banner on the wall out of foam cutouts found at a dollar store.|
Button Plates were inspired by Pinterest:
Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop on Hostess with the Mostess
|another Pinterest find: Fabric Flowers by Bete Bazzi on flickr|
I bought an assortment of fabric and cutout circles using a play dough lid as a template =). Stitched up some buttons for the centers, glued a 1/2 inch felt circle to the back and sewed hair ties to them.
I then tied them up in pairs and put them in a heart shaped bowl for the girls to pick from for their goody bags. These turned out so cute.
|Chocolate Cake Pops|
I also made the button monogram in the background and hope to hang it up in her room soon...once I find the bag of picture hangers in the garage somewhere =)
|Some candy jars...I printed out images of the dolls off the Internet, cut them out using zig zag scissors and attached them onto a glass jar wrapped in ribbon.|
|more candy jars.... I also had a jar with clear bags and ties for the guests to fill their own goody bags to take some sweet treats home with them.|
|I love the Candy Topiary inspired again, by Pinterest:|
Take a foam ball, stick Dum Dum lollipops into it (it took an entire large, 180pc bag of Dum Dums) and stand it up on either a candle stick or like I did, stick a dowel wrapped in ribbon into it and stand it into a flower pot. The ball is really heavy so I stuffed a bunch of heavy stuff into the vase to support it (there are a couple bags filled with rice, a foam block to help hold it up straight and a roll of this heavy, industrial tape I found in my hubbies tool box - pretty much anything that would fit and support the heavy ball and keep it from toppling over)
|a game for the kids - Guess the number of M and M's in the jar.|
Winner got to take the jar home....Congrat's Ally! That's Crumbs Sugar Cookies little sister (Sprinkle Spice Cookie) on the label and she has a smudge of chocolate on here face - lol!
|and some mini Chocolate Cupcakes topped with Raspberry Italian Meringue Buttercream|
|and one of my most favorite treats, Lalaloopsy Cake Pop Favors|
|I made the tags in photoshop, zig zag scissors to cut them to size and then punched holes in 2 corners to slide the popsicle stick up through.|
For the cakes design, I pulled some features off the doll's outfit - such as the stripes along the side of the cake matched her sleeves and the loops below the stripes matched the loop design on one of the layers of the skirt. My daughter specifically asked for hearts along the cake so I did the top trim in hearts and they actually turned out really cute that way. I was also inspired by JessiCakes design and used her technique with the stripes as shown here on her blog: Maddie's Fashion Birthday Cake by JessiCakes.
|before being wrapped up into favors|
To see how the figurine and the Lalaloopsy Cake Pops were made, take a look at my 1st Lalaloopsy Cake post found here: Blossom Flower Pots Lalaloopsy Cake and Cake Pops
|and to the best part...getting to cut and eat the cake|
(no worries - I was standing right beside her keeping a close eye on her)
|Cake is covered and decorated in MMF|
Momofuku Milk Bar Cake filled instead with Raspberry Meringue Buttercream
8 inch round (6 inches tall)
All in all, her party turned out oh, sew sweet =)