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the party details

on December 31, 2010

Well, I did it again.  I threw ANOTHER fabulous birthday party. For my little Miles.

I know that it’s not good to combine Christmas with birthday, but what the heck.  I went with a Christmas activity/theme.  I figured that he’s too little to know any better.  So, I may as well take advantage, right?  Here’s a picture of the invitation.  The caption reads, “My mom swears this is the ONLY Christmas-themed party I ever have to have”.

I had everyone meet at Christmas Village in Ogden.  I had prepared a travel mug, marshmallows, and a candy cane for each participant in which they filled with some delicious homemade hot chocolate.  We sipped our hot chocolate while browsing through all of the light displays and paid a visit to St. Nick.  The kids had a blast.  They loved looking into all the little houses and seeing all the cute displays.

After the lights, we all traveled to my in-law’s condo, which is nearby.  We let Miles eat his very own little snowman cake. He loved it, but he only ate about half of it.  I used two bowls for the cakes.  I decorated it with white frosting, white chocolate shavings to look like snow, and orange slice for the nose, two junior mints for the eyes, licorice for the mouth, chocolate licorice for the arms, a fruit roll up for the scarf, and gumdrops for the buttons.  It turned out very cute, if I do say so.

After Miles was done demolishing his cake, we served the bigger version.  I made this one almost exactly the same way, except I made it an ice cream cake.  I used mint chocolate chip ice cream and white cake.  I also made the buttons a bit bigger by using starlight mints beneath the gumdrops.  Should you ever attempt this cake, you should measure your freezer space and plan accordingly.  I had to run to the store for dry ice so that this guy wouldn’t melt.  Luckily, it turned out great and everyone liked the cake a lot.  It was very yummy.

Miles opened his presents while we ate our cake.  He had a great time and slept well that night.  It turned out to be a very fun (and fabulous) birthday party.


One response to “the party details

  1. kris says:

    It was a great party, you do an awesome job with parties.

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