Over the weekend we celebrated niece Kadence's 4th birthday. For months, she has known that she wanted her party to be Minnie's Bowtique. Her mommy, Shana, pulled together a fun backyard party Saturday.
Party snacks were a little sweet, a little salty, and a lot of Minnie. On the sweet side, Shana offered grapes, Mickey Mouse sugar cookies and strawberry cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. I made Kadence's cake, a two-tiered strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream. I used a few teaspoons of juice from a defrosted carton of frozen strawberries to flavor the icing, then tinted it pink with Wilton icing paste. I experimented with Wilton edible paper for this cake, using a cookie cutter to cut big polka dots. On the savory side, we had Mickey-shaped cheese and ranch salsa dip with pretzels and Wheat Thins. Combining sweet and salty, Shana baked pretzels with a Rollo candy and pecan pressed on top for a delicious combination.
The top left photo of the collage above shows a dressed-up dress form outfitted with party favors for all the girls: pink polka dot hair bows made by Shana and Minnie Mouse beaded necklaces. Shana also filled goodie bags with Minnie Mouse candy for a sweet parting favor.
My nieces Bailey and Kadence had a great time celebrating Big Sister's birthday.
I'm sending many, mini, Minnie birthday wishes to our sweet girl Kadence!