To answer all of the questions in one spot - here we go. Yes, I made everything for Hailey's birthday party. Yes, everything did have to be about bowling, as that was the theme of the party. Yes, I do make invitations for people, in fact, I can do the entire package for you. No, it was not overwhelming, and yes, I loved every minute of it. Yes, I did think our shirts were one of the best accessories of the party. And yes, I do know that I can get carried away. But I love it that way.
It started with the invitation. I'll have to come back and add a picture of the invite, because I sent all of mine out and didn't think to make an extra one for the archives. As usual. Anyway, I decided on a pink, black, and white theme for the bowling party.
A wonderful friend of my aunt's made Hailey's shirt for the party. Dr. Karen is into everything bling. And I mean everything. Hailey thought her closet was like Disneyworld. Sparkly shoes, sparkly clothes, sparkly jewelry, sparkly tiaras - she has it all, and she does it all! If you're looking for anything along the lines of bling, let me know. I can have you blinged in no time flat. The front of her shirt had an adorable little bowling design on it, with rhinestones accents.
The back of her shirt had her name in rhinestones, and then a number six, because she was six. Of course. Isn't it fabulous?!
Of course, I got so excited over Hailey's shirt that I wanted a party shirt too. Dr. Karen gave me the quick tutorial on how to make a shirt, and then let me have at it. So fun, and so me.
Then we had the dessert table. I had decided that I would make all of the desserts, instead of ordering a cake. Why order a cake when you own a cookie store, right?! Well, I mean, unless you really are in need of a cake. Our dessert menu consisted of cupcakes, bowling ball cookies, and cake pops.
I made the dessert display from a piece of wood, some scrapbook paper, and some white foam balls. I had my hubby paint the foam balls to look like bowling balls, and we attached them to the wood frame. The cookies were decorated to look like pink bowling balls.
The cake pops were a huge hit! We had both strawberry and chocolate, some dipped in milk chocolate, and some dipped in white chocolate. They were all covered in either sprinkles or cookies & creme toppings. I was amazed at the number of kids that chose a cake pop over a cupcake. I was also amazed at the number of kids that chose one of everything. But hey, they weren't coming home with me!
I had two cupcake displays on either side of the bowling balls, so it was like sugar heaven when the kids walked in and saw ALL. THESE. SWEETS.
The party favors were absolutely adorable, I have to say, even if I did make them. They were little paper boxes, filled with a ring pop and a few silly bands, and tied up with a cute ribbon. The tag on the front was a bowling ball (probably no need to clarify that at this point) with a note in the middle that said "thanks for coming to my party."
Would you love to have a party with all of these details, but don't feel you're creative, or just don't want to spend the time putting it together? That's what we're here for! You can order this entire package from the shop, in any combination of colors. And yes, we go overboard like this for our customers too. Of course we do.