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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Red & White Polka Dot Birthday Party

Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone has had a good week so far.  I'm going to tell you about a birthday party we put on for my daughter's 10th b-day.  I had about 4 days to plan and shop.  She told me a long time ago that she wanted cupcakes for her birthday.  I saw some adorable polka dotted cupcake papers/liners at Michael's and decided to buy them since I already had cups that were red and white.  So, the theme of red and white polka dots morphed into a party.  I got almost no sleep Friday night after we decided to do the party on Wednesday.  I had so many thoughts and ideas and plans going through my brain that I just couldn't go to sleep.  I hit the ground running on Saturday trying to get my daughter's 10 yr pictures taken and executing all the ideas I had come up with.  Here are a few pics of what we did.
flowers, pictures of her as a newborn, 5 yrs and 10 yrs, nuts & mints

Strawberry Lemonade in red & white "Drink" cups

Guessing game of how many marshmallows were in the jar with red Skittles.

Me and my daughter

This is just a few of the pictures.  The other pictures all had people in them and since I didn't ask permission, I didn't want to post those.  This last picture is of the cupcakes.  The liners were so cute and the icing such a disappointment.  We started out trying to do polka dots.  This icing just was too runny and the polka dots became blobs.  So then we switched to doing A's and 10's for my daughter's initial and age.  That worked a little better but they still didn't have that all-around cuteness I was going for.  Oh well.  They still tasted very yummy and so I am going to share the recipe with you.  Yay!     Ok, for some reason I can't get the cursor to go where I want it to go and it is wanting to rearrange my words.  I can't enter to go to the next line without just typing words.  I want to skip a few spaces and then do the recipe and it isn't letting me do this.  Is this Blogger or is this my computer?  I think it is Blogger as I don't have any problems in any of my other programs.  So, I am going to not share this recipe with you on this post and start a new one and see what that does.  So until next time...    Have a blessed day,   maggie jane


  1. Hi Margaret,
    Nice 10-year party and really nice photo of all four of you. Hello to your family from ours.


  2. I really am Sonja, not anonymous :)