Outdoor Balloon Birthday Party in Pictures {Part I: Balloon Themed Party Food}

This weekend we celebrated my C’s 3rd birthday. Unreal. 3 already.

C’s 1st birthday party was outside, and the week leading up to it I was glued to the weather channel. I loved the outdoor party vibe so much, we risked it again. Thankfully I wasn’t as stressed this year! … but I was a bit worried as we woke to overcast skies. Turned out, Mother Nature had a present for C too – a rain free day !

C’s daddy and I headed to Claudette Cain Park in Ottawa early on Sunday morning to start setting up the balloon themed birthday party!

setting up the balloon themed party at Claudette Cain Park

I set my own record with 765 photos taken!  So I thought I would share bits and parts of the party with you through different posts. Many ideas were collected on Pinterest and can be found here.

This first post is about balloon themed party food. I had too much fun with this!

We also have some printable party food labels for your in .jpeg format and water bottle and juice box label freebies for download. I printed them onto 4×6 cardstock and folded it over to make a tent card, but you can use the images so many other ways!  {clicking the image will open it so you can save to your computer}

meringue rainbow clouds
cloud printable label

{meringue rainbow clouds}

timbit pop
timbit ballooons printable label

{timbits are a staple play date item with our group so I had to incorporate into the party food – timbit balloons – yum!}

Balloon shaped party sandwiches

ham ballooons

pb and j sandwhiches

{balloon shaped sandwiches…PB&J pockets, tortilla pinwheels, mini ham pitas…topped with cherry tomato balloons}

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cookiepops

{Oreo pops…have you seen the birthday confetti kind?? Yummy and super cute}fruit pops
fruitpops

{This is one case where the cardboard box wasn’t enough to keep the food standing up! If you try this for fruit pops, I suggest using a deeper box for the stand so they aren’t falling over!}

rainbow jello cups
rainbow jellow

{Rainbow jello cups}

balloon party theme popcorn
popcorn

{POPcorn!…We had POPtarts too but I couldn’t get them to stay on the stick so they were left out at the last minute}

veggie balloons
veggie balloons

{I didn’t get a pic with the wrapping off! But you can use cherry tomatoes, and cucumber, carrot and pepper medallions to make a tray of balloon shaped veggies!}

DIY water bottle labels

{Water bottles with custom “refresh” wraps…printable water bottle label wraps}

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{Apple and mixed berry juice boxes wrapped with custom juice box labels so young kiddos can easily identify}

balloon cake pops and DIY cake pop stand{Balloon cake pops! stand created by wrapping floral foam, cardboard boxes, and decorating! and of course a special cupcake with candles for the birthday girl…that never got lit…more on going with the flow at your kiddos birthday party in a later post!}

The cake pops created by a dear friend were certainly a hit!

alexa and pop caley popsc and cake pop

For the tots, the take aways and party activities, we stayed with the balloon theme/outdoor!

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Because only one or two of the guests were old enough to recognize their name, we personalized loot bags with the kiddos pics

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You can also visit Catch My Party, where C’s Outdoor Balloon Birthday Party was featured!

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Cookies IN a Cupcake – say what!?

i recently discovered this gem of a recipe while having my daily pinterest fix. have i disclosed my addiction yet? if not, “hi im jay and i am supremely addicted to Pinterest“. the recipe was posted by Picky Palette and is delcious (lots of creative and yummy recipes over there!)  i’m into cupcakes lately – mostly because i have this new icing set that i like to play with !

because this recipe is so yummy, i have been asked to make these again, and again, and again. but i’m a busy momma and dont have time to whip up cupcakes and cookie batter and icing upon request! now, what drew me to this recipe in the first place is that the first recipe ingredient was a box of yellow cake mix – already making this a super easy recipe. but get this, i have adapted this recipe to make it even speedier.

your ingredients:

  1. follow the recipe for cupcakes found here
  2. pillsbury cookie dough (just open the pack and stuff a tbsp in !)
  3. duncan hines chocolate or cream cheese frosting (spoon into piping bag and your ready to go)

it’s that easy.

yum

jay2

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