On Wednesday I told you all about the decorations, crafts and games at Annabelle’s Sesame Street party. (If you missed it, you can check out that post HERE.) Now, here’s a little rundown of the food…including, of course, the birthday cake!
Before lunch we put out basic chips and dip and, of course, some goldfish. I made Elmo and Oscar veggie faces (that I had seen pinned all over Pinterest) out of cherry tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and olives. The eyes are little Dixie cups filled with ranch dressing.
Lunch, like last year, was BBQ. I like to label food at parties, just because I’m dorky like that and I think it looks kind of cute. When we got married we used little frames for the seat assignments at our reception. We ended up having a TON of extras. So I always use them for my food labels.
I used little pails as utensil holders…
We made some Super Sangria 2.0. (“I will UNLEASH the power of INTOXICATION.”) I love Grover.
Instead of putting ice in the Sangria to keep it cold, which would have watered it down, Mike used tupperware containers to freeze blocks of orange juice.
Last, by certainly not least, was dessert…the best part of any birthday party, right?
In keeping with the rainbow color scheme, we had Rainbow Fruit Skewers…
Cookie Monster Cupcakes…
Chocolate Chip Cookies…
And finally, a Rainbow Cake. (I had never made a rainbow cake before, so I was kind of nervous. Especially since I wouldn’t know if it worked until we cut it at the party.)
So, after Annabelle blew her candles out…
…we crossed our fingers and cut the cake. Amazingly, it worked. Cool, right? It actually turned out to be surprisingly easy to make.
Here’s Annabelle enjoying her birthday cake. (The best part of this picture is Grover hanging on for dear life in the background.)
Annabelle’s favorite part of dessert was Cookie Monster’s white chocolate “eyes.” She kept asking for more. “Please, Mommy, more eyes! Please, Mommy!” After everyone around her had given her the eyes off of their cupcakes, I went inside and got her a handful of leftover “eyes”, which made the birthday girl very happy.
She had a fair share of icing covering her little face, but nothing close to her Smash Cake Photos from last year.
It was a really beautiful day of watching my little one surrounded by her family and friends. One of those days that you don’t want to end…a sweet moment that you will always remember, even if she doesn’t.