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!


  1. Oh man, I'm hungry now after looking at that dessert table!!!

  2. Me TOO!! And the frosting on those cupcakes looks DELICIOUS!! Great job & yes, I am sure you took the title as 'Coolest Aunt and Uncle'


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