Monday, December 8, 2008

Megan's Birthday Bash Pictures

(The pink thing, I think she referred to it as an airplane, is Megan's creation for her cake)

Here are some pictures from Megan's birthday party. Her party was Saturday and it was her first party with friends. The girls had fun dressing up in Meg's play clothes, playing bean bag toss, ponies, and with everything else in her room. They loved running around the apartment and a couple of the girls took great enjoyment in trying to scare our fish. I'm not really sure why.

Megan asked me over and over to open her presents. Being that this was her first birthday party with friends, I didn't really know what I was doing and the order things were supposed to happen. So after it looked like they'd all played and were ready for Megan to open her presents I finally consented. Then I wondered if they were supposed to have birthday cake first. Oh well.

Here we are working on the party favors. Little fancy purses that they could decorate. I saw them on the [shudder] Martha Stewart website. Do you see my haggard, still in my glasses, unbrushed hair thrown into a pony-tail appearance? Yeah. I was up until 4:30 A.M. working on birthday stuff. Mostly the party favors and the cake. I ran out of fondant for the cake. Yes, I know that when doing fondant you should bake the cake a couple days before the party, put the fondant on the cake the day before the party and then decorate on top of the fondant later that
day or the day of the party. It didn't work out that way, ok? I bought the fondant Friday night (I got to Michael's just in time), put the fondant on the bottom layer and realized I didn't have enough. Since I was running low on time I bought the precolored stuff. It wasn't enough. Hence the nasty yellow stripe running around the bottom layer of the cake. When the pink fondant didn't work and I had to throw the mess into the garbage, I set my alarm clock for 8 A.M. (the time Wal-Mart opens). When the alarm went off I told Nathan why I'd set it and he chivalrously offered to go get me some plain fondant that I could color myself. Then after I colored the fondant and placed it on the cake, Megan helped me decorate it. We had a lot of fun deciding where to place the flowers. I also let Megan decorate the cupcakes all by herself. I dont' have any pictures of those though. All the girls licked the sprinkles and frosting off the delicious Italian Creme cupcakes and then threw away the cupcakes. Sad. Oh well. Megan did it, too.

It was a pretty fun day for everyone I think. After the party I ran to Wal-Mart for yams and apples (Church Christmas party that night) and then took a nap while I let Nathan make the candied yams and apples. I also stayed home from Church on Sunday. I started to get sick at the Christmas party and was still exhausted Sunday morning (probably because Emma wouldn't fall asleep until 1:30 A.M. Saturday night). Megan is having a blast with all her birthday presents, so thank you to everyone who came!

Ok, I was going to edit this post so that all the text and pictures were lined up nicely, but I'm tired. sorry. Yeah. I'm not even backspacing to capitalize that s. deal with it.


kollers said...

Happy Happy Birthday Megan! She is just a doll and I hope she had a great birthday. Her short hair makes her look so much older. She is getting so big- kids grow up way too fast.

Lindsey said...

I can't believe she let you cut her hair! It looks so cute. Party favors, fondant icing, activities...I am totally impressed at your birthday party skills!

Anonymous said...

That cake is awesome!! Good job on that! I dont think I will ever be able to do things like that for my kids.

rachel said...

I hope you feel better soon- that cake is fabulous! You should make them professionally. I'm glad she had a good b-day :)

Leanne said...

look at you and your bad self! that cake is amazing!

Emily said...

What a fun party! I am super immpressed with the beautiful cake...I am scared of fondant!

the wilsons said...

What a party! I'm totally jealous about the cake. I've given up and just go for one at maceys. Good work Kellie!

sara said...

Hey--the cake looks great! Very impressive--especially your first time with fondant.

Also--my boys loved the Star Wars video! Thanks for sharing.