We celebrated my hubby’s birthday a week after we got home from our annual spring break beach vacation. FYI it is crazy to plan and execute on a party for 45 people a week after you get home from vacation. It is madness!
In any case, as always I had both moms and my cousin to help. We have thrown many parties together if the years. They are awesome support.
Hubby had a fabulous 50th celebration. It started Mid-week with a Bo Saam dinner. Then Friday, his actual birthday we had an impromptu brunch at Trois Familia with his sisters, the moms and us. It was a fun way to start his actual bday. Then we had dinner for 17 at a favorite Mexican restaurant. But really this was a lead up to his party. Saturday afternoon pool party which lead to a very late and celebratory night.
Over the next week I will share pictures of his cake, party favors, decorations, wall art, and menu. It was a great time. Happy Birthday (again) honey!
Plungers make for great cast gifts. What? A plunger as a gift? Why would someone do such a thing? We did!
My older boy was in his school production of Urinetown. He gave each of his cast mates plungers at the cast party. The plungers were a huge hit.
We went to three dollar stores to purchase a total of 32 plungers. Check out the back of the car after the first stop.
Check out the check out clerk. She smiled but said nothing about what has got to be the oddest sale of her career.
We used a black sharpie to hand write on the each plungers handle. We alternated sayings:
“See you when Urinetown”
“It’s been a privilege to pee with you”
Easy, inexpensive, uniquely themed, fun to create, thrilling to give and awesome and odd to receive. The perfect cast gift.
…it’s ghastly… the pun…but I just love being able to say, “it’s nacho average…” every time nachos are served.
By the way theses were super yummy. I made them with leftovers from the night before. Nacho average leftovers!
Celebrate! Have some carnitas, a quesadilla, a cerveza, an horchata…it’s the time of year to celebrate your favorite south of the border flavors. Enjoy!
Pinch me… I mean have a cupcake!
Baked just for you with a little buttercream frosting.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy. Slainte!
So it’s not too late for a little leprechaun fun… In about 10 minutes you can take a basic black party hat from party city or the likes, add some moss and St. Patrick’s Day embellishments and have a really cool leprechaun hat. You could wear this hat on St. Patrick’s Day or use it as a home decor. Slainte!
A little, just a little, more sophisticated than the nostalgic Valentine’s candy.
Trying out my new Prima water colors, rub-ons and foil. Love the effect! A little addicted right now…
Sometimes we need cake! This is a tasty cake made by Nothing Bundt Cakes. Why bake on a hot summer day?
My clever boy added a rainbow of color using candy melts and food coloring. As you can see he did a marvelous job adding color to an otherwise very tasty cake.
Sometimes…things don’t have to be difficult to be creative.
From blog post 2010…
Announcement: Royal Tart Donates a “Van Gough”
Last night Royal Tart donated a faux Van Gough for a community fundraiser. The Starry Night canvas was 24 homemade chocolate cupcakes; the painting medium was tinted frosting. We had a great time painting and we are ever so proud of our masterpiece. I believe the lucky winner ate the masterpiece last night!
Here is a quick snap of the masterpiece. It really is made with cupcakes and icing.
Royal Tart was inspired by the amazing book: Hello Cupcake!. If you haven’t seen it check it out; it is filled with wonderful cupcakes for every celebration theme from elegant party themes to silly kid birthday themes as well as holiday themes and everything in between. There are some great spring themed and Easter themed cupcakes.