A Sassy Birthday Luau

Hand-made banner and pom poms.
Favors: the ladies got these silk orchid hair pieces and all the guests got these candy fruit kabobs.
Food and cupcakes made from scratch. On the menu: kalua pork, chicken katsu, kalbi, macaroni salad, fruit salad, and shaved ice.


Cakes by Choix

In order: angel food cake with strawberry and mascarpone frosting; coconut mochi cake; red velvet cake; raspberry & white chocolate cheesecake.


I have seen whoopie pies at bakeries before, but it wasn't until I saw an article about them that sparked my interest to make some. And... they were great!!! I'm planning to make some strawberry ones as well as pumpkin ones- the latter would be grrrrreat for the the fall and winter events.

They were recently given out as a thank-you gift as shown here.


A Princess Party

Princess friends received a candy wand along with a formal invitation.
Children filled up the colorful take-out boxes full of candies (note the pretty little lollipops sticking out of each boxes).
Princesses bouncing around! They also played a relay game where they raced with a book on their heads.
Princess friends took pictures like this (J's dog is modeling here) after decorating their tiaras and getting made-up.
On the menu: mini pizza, PB&J and turkey&guacamole sandwiches in different shapes, fried ravioli, punch; and fruit kabobs (a picture of us making them).
Castle cake!