The party was at our local "bouncy house" place in the late afternoon, so I served a few light snacks of Chex Mix, pretzels and popcorn. As we were preparing that day, I realized I needed bowls for serving the snacks. Instead of running out and buying a few bowls, I thought we could easily make a few cute (yet toss-able) bowls using scrapbook paper.
All we did was fold up the edges of a 12" x 12" piece of paper 2 inches, punch a hole in the flap on the corner and secure with a pipe cleaner.
After researching cake and cupcake ideas, I decided on rocket cupcakes and a robot cake. I found several cute ideas on robot cakes, but in the end, ours was an original
Cakes just aren't my thang - but all that mattered to me was that my son thought it was super cool and that was the only reason why I brought it to the party. It was almost our "special-at-home-for-our-eyes-only" cake.
The rockets turned out a bit better (I think). I decided to have my grocery bakery make the cupcakes and ice them in red, yellow and orange to resemble fire. (ya know, from lift off) I used sugar cones to create rocket toppers. I just drew on windows with gel icing and then used a dollop of icing to stick star bursts (cut into triangles) onto the base for the rocket fins, er, wings - whatever you call those things on the sides of a rocket ship.
Cheri at I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar! Just adds a perfect touch!
these rocket favor cups in the latest issue of Family Fun and wanted to make them for the party, but realized all of the goodies wouldn't fit into a cup. So as I'm walking through Wal Mart the other day, I spotted packages of mini pie tins with plastic lids and thought they would make perfect flying saucers!
his favor box topper and glued on a few "lights" (plastic jewels) to create a more UFOish look.
How cute are these little Mr. Roboto's!!
I'm sharing this party with these parties! Go visit and be inspired!!