Anyway. Since Punkito is so obsessed with books, we knew that a book theme was a must.
|The invite! I had a lot of fun designing this one.|
|Zoo animals and her beloved Pooh|
|I meant to make a cap for that monkey but ran out of time. Oops! And that Little Blue Truck was dang hard to find.|
|Some of her favorites - Olivia, George, and Gee-aff|
|Where the Wild Things Are - The cake! I found the directions here and they were really easy to follow. I used a WASC cake and Swiss Meringue Buttercream (easier to decorate with).|
If You Give a Dog A Donut - The BEST donut holes from our favorite local shop (KC Donut on Brodie... try it!)
Three Little Pigs - Cocktails weenies wrapped in crescent rolls. Bam! Easy peasy. I should have doubled this amount since her Uncle ate 1/3 of them by himself.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Rainbow fruit skewers. Ours had strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blackberries, and red grapes. These went quickly and we ended up just putting out a bowl with all the leftover fruit.
Dragons Love Tacos - Taco bar with Chuy's tortillas, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sour cream, cheese, salsa, tomatoes, green bell peppers, and avocado
I didn't have a book to go with the cupcakes (Chocolate Malt - my favorite recipe) but I did print out little pictures of book covers and stick them to toothpicks with double sided tape. Took too much time. Don't do it.
|We set all the gifts on the table and put stickers with numbers on each gift. Then the kids each drew a number and opened that gift.|
|After all the gifts were opened, they could trade if they already had that book or wanted something different. I'm not sure anyone actually traded and there were some really fun books.|
|Nothing makes me happier than seeing all these sweet littles playing together!|
|Because if you can't make silly faces with Bapa, when can you?|
|It's my party and I'll hide under the table and eat ice cubes if I want to|