Yes, it has been over two months since said party took place, but better late than never, eh?
The wall of streamers was meh. I ran out of time and wasn't able to put up as much as I wanted. If it had been finished, I think it would have been fab. Even incomplete, it added a nice pop to the yard.
Streamers behind the food table provided a colorful focal point.
We had too much food, as usual, but I don’t care – I love having the variety available. Pizza, chips, water melon, and pineapple for lunch.
We also had chocolate dipped pretzels, a mini-cake with a simple buttercream stripe pattern topped with the logo on strwas, cupcakes with character and logo toppers, and my personal favorite - the Chompie Truffles. I thought the red fangs made from candy cane jimmies (sorry – showing my Delaware roots – jimmies are sprinkles) were fun.
I was also excited to serve pre-scooped ice cream. I bought mini-mason jars and put a scoop of vanilla bean in each the night before. It was so easy to pull them out and stack them up on the sweets table. I have a thing about sticky hands and drippy sticky containers, so I will be doing this from now on. This little step easily reduced my stress level by several clicks.
For favors, we gave out silver take-out treat boxes.
They were filled with the same red and gold cello used for the flame arrows, which was very frugal of me, I think.
Inside we put:
Trigger Happy Chocolate Coins