Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Minnie Birthday Party

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!

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