For Evan’s 5th birthday, we hosted a movie screening party. We purchased an outdoor movie screen that we placed in the backyard. Evan’s guests were the first to view our three short movies! Some of the kids at the party were stars in the short movies; it was only fitting these stars walked the red carpet when they arrived to our party!
Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse! For Evan’s third birthday party, we transformed our house into the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Our little three-year-olds enjoyed the party so much that they came as kids and left as Mouseketeers!!
When Evan was two, he was obsessed with trains. All Aboooooard! Our house became a train wonderland! We rented a train that offered kids rides around the neighborhood, crafted a mini train track inside our house, and had food and beverage train stations. Everyone said that it was TRAIN-TASTIC!!
Before diving into this project let’s break it down. Brie is a type of soft cheese and en croute simply means wrapped in pastry. The phonetic pronunciation is bree on kroot. A brie en croute consists of a round of brie cheese, topped with jam, and then wrapped in puff pastry. Place all of these components in the oven. The brie cheese gets soft and melty and the pastry gets brown and crispy… Yum! Making a brie en croute is such a fun way to personalize your food for a party. Since we had an UP party, we wanted to make this Brie En Croute with the UP letters. The possibilities for letters and symbols are endless!
Arrange your own flowers using one or two colors from your theme rather than purchasing a pre-made arrangement. For example, my flower choices for this party were hydrangeas and peonies in various shades of pink with white for contrast.
Have you ever heard of aeroponic gardening? What if I told you that you could garden and never have to pick a weed or dig in the dirt? You can say good bye to all the tedious weeding and messy soil if you learn how to garden using aeroponics! I place my Tower Garden right by my back door of my house. In those hot summer months, I can easily go outside and pick herbs or lettuce for my meals.
My guest of honor for this party was a health-conscious teacher who loved to dance. This shower reflected her interests and hobbies and since she was having a little girl, a ballet-themed baby shower was perfect! The guest of honor appreciated that the food was healthy and gluten free to reflect her lifestyle.
What is impressive about this menu is that everything tastes wonderful at room temperature; you don’t have to worry about serving things piping hot on the table or at your picnic. You can make a great deal of this menu ahead of time and assemble the sandwiches the morning of your event.
Years ago, we had the cutest little 1-year-old boy that loved doggies, balloons, and cartoons. It was only fitting that we hosted an UP party to incorporate all these ideas together. UP is a wonderful Pixar animated movie that is kid and family friendly. We gathered up colorful balloons, dogs, and UP characters to showcase at the party. Before you know it our house was moving UP!
We hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary for a very special couple whom I have known since birth! This family has been so precious in our lives so we wanted to make the dinner intimate and memorable. Because the couple celebrating their 50th are master gardeners, flowers were an integral part of the evening.