I love birthdays.... I don't care whether it's mine (which by the way usually includes a full week of celebrations) or a family members, I just love them, AND I love birthday parties.
Something about celebrating one special person for one day all of their own that to me is just very very special.
Lilli was not going to have a party this year, just a small group of friends for a movie and some popcorn.... and that is really all she had. But with a few creative idea's, she had a great afternoon that FELT totally like a party (minus the expense!)
Because I was giving them only treat food (yes yes I know, lots of sugar no nutrition) I wanted to make sure it was portion controlled with everything in individual serves. This to me makes sense on so many levels!! Firstly everyone receives the same amount of food, no-body misses out on anything, I can control just how much they are going to eat (handy when it is all sugar) and there is not much chance of germs spreading into a whole bowlful of popcorn!! LOL
I have a heap of photo's to share!!!
I airpopped fresh popcorn added a little salt then popped it into these cute red bags, finished with paper doiley and they almost look too pretty to open.
I found these cute paper cups (they are meant to be for cupcakes, and filled them with sweets.
MMMMM..... sugary coloured popcorn. This was super simple. I already had some self sealing bags (which I use for cards and packaging), I simply put a cup of popcorn in, sealed it shut then popped them all into a basket.
Rather than a big traditional birthday cake, I again decided to keep with the individual serve theme and made a batch of scrummy cupcakes (no not from scratch! LOL) and then displayed them on this super cute cardboard cupcake holder. Which cost me about $2.50 from Woolworths - love it!
All displayed togther with a few balloons and some bunting. I love how it all turned out and the girls LOVED how it all tasted!
It was so much fun to put together i can't wait till the next party.