Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sydney's 16th

A couple of weeks ago Kevin's niece (Sydney) turned 16!
I still can't believe she's 16!!!!
{sniff, sniff *tear*}
Isn't she beautiful?! Yes. The answer is Yes.
I got to do the decorations & desserts for the birthday bash/cookout
The theme was music; using the colors purple, blue, green & black
This may not pop out in the picture below, but Syndey's mom made a homemade guac dip which I am now completely addicted to. So if you have a party I will probably make and bring it just so I can eat it... so have a party and invite me already!!
Sydney's mom also made this awesome shark watermellon inspired by pinterest!
Close up of the circle garland
{made out of construction paper using a circle cutter & circle punches, then sewn together} 
and musical notes
{made out of black poster board & party city fans}
It was hard to get a good picture of the circles above the dessert table, but they turned out really cool!
We used cardstock and two different sizes of circles - sewing them every other one to make these circle streamers that hung from the ceiling.
Desserts included chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, chocolate cupcakes with cake batter frosting, cookies & cream cupcakes, cakepops, white chocolate popcorn, musical note sugar cookies & a cake!
There was also a "photo booth" set up with props for some serious seriously fun picture taking!
Ray & Dottie {Mom & Dad}
Me & Grant {nephew}
Kevin & I {umm... the cool uncle & aunt!?!}
Claire {niece}
Jayne {niece)
The theme came together at the last minute so I owe many thanks to Kevin, Amy & JD for slaving away Friday night cutting & sewing circles & decorating cookies while I baked the cupcakes!
So thankful for the help of friends and the love of family!