Sometimes I let my party posts go for months and months, and sometimes I can’t wait to post them! Jack’s is ready to be blogged, so I thought I had better blog Ava’s from last year. HAHA. The reason I wasn’t chomping at the bit to blog it is because we had to have it inside and the pictures are not the best. I know, picture snob alert! But I did the best I could do, and here is Ava’s Sweet Shoppe party! When we talked about the theme for her fourth birthday party, she was super fixated on a candy party. I kinda tried to talk her out of it, but she was SO STUBBORN about it. (I dunno where she gets it? 😉 So, a candy party it was!
We picked bright fun colors and I worked up this invite!
I wanted it to look so sweet it would hurt your teeth, so we had sweet pastels, golds, and white as the color scheme. I wrapped up honeycomb balls and paper lanterns in cellophane to look like candy, and hung them from the ceiling!
I made the sign in illustrator and then printed it out, tiled, just on regular printer paper. You could kinda tell up close, but oh well!
I wrapped some TP rolls in cardstock and cellophane to look like candy and decorated the front of the dessert table with them!
I did make cookies and a cake! I love how the cookies turned out! Super simple too! My favorites are the candy dots! AHH! I also made some lollipops and had fun swirling the icing colors together!
I had TOO much fun with the cake. It was a two tiered chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, and covered in homemade marshmallow fondant. Then I went crazy with the fondant candy! I made lollipops, hard candies, candy sticks, tootsie pops, etc! I love how it’s a little over the top, covered in all that candy! I definitely used my fair share of powdered sugar for this party. makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it.
As a favor, we handed out candy colored toothbrushes as an olive branch to the parents. 😀