Sunday, June 6, 2010

All You Can Eat Buffet

Also known as Brennan's birthday treats display.
(Brennan named the first one when he saw all the cupcakes and sugary treats.)

(I do not like the location of the treat area, but I had to keep it high to keep Ethan out of it.  lol)
I had no idea how many kids were coming, so I decided to just do cupcakes.  (Invited his entire class, knowing most would not show, then only 2 from school and all 4 that we invited from church came)
Also, our plans were to go to the tennis courts at Brennan's school to play games and party.  The hard rain last night changed those plans to my house, so I really didn't need an easy to handle/transport treat, but oh, well...the kids seemed to like the cupcake toppers (esp. since most of them were seven and thought I'd put the #7 on them just for them).

After the fun and games (more on that later), we pigged out.  Cupcakes, pretzel rods w/ almond bark, and cupcake cups with m&m's were on our menu.  To drink?  3 choices of brightly colored kool-aid...remember, I didn't know if a bunch of kids who didn't RSVP were going to show up, so I needed a cheap option.  Once again, if I'd known it was a party of 7, I would have done rectangle juice boxes and made them look like legos.  Oh, well.  Those kids went home HIGH on sugar.  He, he, he.

The only bad thing to happen at Brennan's party was when I went to light the candles.  I shoved seven into ONE cupcake (I know, I am awesome) with a "B" topper in the middle.  I just KNEW it would not catch on fire because the candles were barely sticking out of the cupcake and the topper was a few inches above the candles.  Well, there was no fire...but...the heat from the candles caused the plastic straw I used to support the topper to melt...almost causing a fire.

So, new rule.  NO PAPER AND CANDLES IN THE SAME CAKE.

It appears that after an "All You Can Eat (sugar) Buffet", Ethan can't handle the sugar rush.

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PapaJeff said...

Excellent! Looks like you had a great party, Brennan:). I believe there will be a Louisiana party, too. I don't know about any cupcakes, but there will be hamburgers and hot dogs. Oh wait, Uncle Justin will be here , so there will be cupcakes, too!! And, of course, the water slide, trampoline, new swing set, etc. Along with Timothy and Adara and Alex and some others.

And your Mama will be in San Antonio:)!

Hippie4ever said...

Looked like fun...I wish I had a cupcake right now :)

Danielle said...

What a great party! I'm glad B had a great time! You are so awesomely creative.