We are having a relaxing Sunday here on Abbey Loop...right now I'm blogging poolside as the girls swim with their daddy and beg me to join them. (The water's still a little too chilly for my liking...) We are worn out after partying and entertaining friends yesterday but it was all worth it for the smile on this birthday girl's face!
This was the first time we've had a birthday party at a "party place". Lil Sis wanted to have hers at the Jumpy Place - a party place full of jump castles and playhouses. What child wouldn't want to have their party there, right?! I have to admit, it was probably the most laid back party I've ever planned. Minimal decorations, no activities to plan... just a little bit of food, drinks, party favors, and cupcakes.
As always, it's all about the cupcakes.
In case you didn't figure it out based on the birthday girl's outfit... it was an Ariel party, just like her sister had when she turned four. (She's just gotta do everything Big Sis does.) My own fabulous big sis came up the night before to help me make cupcake magic.
The base of the "cake" were cupcakes iced with swirls to mimic the ocean. We iced them all in white and sprayed on the blue water color and yellow/orange beach border. Edible blue glitter flakes made the waves sparkle and edible pearls looked like bubbles.
We took a leap of faith and decided to make fondant extras. Having never worked with fondant before, it was a challenge. Once we got going though, it wasn't so bad. We had starfish, a crab, a fish, flowers... and even an octopus!