Friday, September 3, 2010

Kenzie's Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

It's great to be 8!  Kenzie is such a beautiful and lively little girl.  Kenz makes friends easily, she is fun to be around and is always kind and helpful.  Kenzie is a sweet heart and we are so happy Heavenly Father sent her to our family.  We love you Kenzie, Happy Birthday!!  (Isn't the Pedi-skirt to die for?)

On to the Party....Kenzie chose to have a Sweet Shoppe Party this year and I went crazy pulling it together for her.  It all started with the invitations, I found these cute and quite LARGE succers at Family Dollar and just printed and glued the invite to the front. 
Her friends loved it!
I had lots of fun with the decorations....a few of my favorites were the succer topiary, paper lanterns turned into hard candies with a little cellophane and ribbon, and the candy orniments I found and filled with candies.   I already had all the  glass jars and simply added the labels to the front. The girls each got to make necklaces with beads and candy shaped charms I found...they loved this.  Here's a look.... 

I wanted to make cookies on a stick instead of cake.  I found this recipie that turned out great!  I'm posting it in case any one wants to try them (I think I'll be making them for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines...might even try a cookie bouquet.)

Michelle Bommarito’s Sugar Cookies For Sticks

3 c. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks butter, unsalted, softened (8 oz)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 t. kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of almond extract
Sift together the flour and baking powder. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg, salt and both extracts.
Slowly add flour mixture (1 cup at a time) and stir until incorporated
Form the dough into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface to approximately 5/8″ thick. Cut the cookies into shapes and place the cut cookie shape on a parchment lined cookie; Poke a stick into cookies.

Bake the cookies for approximately 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown in color. Remove cookies from the oven and allow tocool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

The girls had a are some photos of them playing at the party.

Faith gave Kenzie a fun kids bop CD and the girls had a blast dancing around.  As you can tell they did a conga line...silly girls.

Thanks to all her great friends for coming and making it a very special day.  I just love all you girls and it is so fun having you in our home.  Hope you had fun!!  

Blake sent these to Kenzie at School today, she loved them!


Nichole and Nic said...

How fun Sadie!! What a spoiled little girl! It looks so fun!

Aubrey said...

You are such a super fun mom.

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