Tuesday, June 08, 2010

enchanted woodland party...

Chloe and I are back from an amazing weekend with my sister and her family in San Diego to celebrate my nieces golden birthday.When we got to their home on Friday night we went right to work getting ready for our enhanted woodland themed birthday party the next afternoon. We began by making many tissue paper pom poms to put all around the house, originally seen here. My brother-in-law went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning and came back with many stunning bunches of fresh blossoms.
He made several large arrangements around the house that added a lot of fresh color to our theme.
The oreo cookie balls were a huge hit!


1 Package Oreos
1 8 oz. Package Cream Cheese (I use lower fat)
1 Package Melting Chocolate (I buy the chocolate from the baking section that already comes in a cup. It takes about 1 minute in microwave)
1 Package Almond Bark (If you want 2 colors)

-Crush Oreos until they are very fine. Use a food processor or I throw them in a Ziploc and crush them with a rolling pin.
-Mix cookies with softened cream cheese until completely mixed
-Let sit for about ½ hour so the cookie softens, stir
-Put in fridge to harden up a bit
-Roll into walnut size balls
-Put balls back in fridge or freezer (This makes it easier to dip in chocolate)
-Melt chocolate and almond bark
-Use toothpick to dip into the first color and let that harden
-Use toothpick to drizzle the second color on the top for decoration

The girls did a scavenger hunt to find all kinds of embellishments to decorate their "fairy houses" with.

Chloe and I made the red and white mushrooms on the airplane with sculpty clay. The results were adorable!
After weeks and weeks of party planning that my sister and I did together, it was definitely a wonderful experience for all! Chloe and I loved all the gorgeous blooms and birds of California.

On our final day we hit the beach. I can't think of a better way to wrap up our amazing trip to California!


thefinaltouchideas said...

Amazing party. I just love everything. You did a lovely job and now Im going to check out the pomo ball link. Thank you for sharing!

ashleigh said...

So cute! Where did you get the party plates and mushrooms for the bird houses?

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Love it!! The houses are darling - -the same ones from Michaels we've been using in our Fairy Gardens (end of the year teacher gifts and for my summer art camps!) Great job making your own mushrooms!!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun woodland party!! I love it! Looks like you had a great time at the beach too!

paperbird said...

you are so creative, what a sweet party.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Just adorable!!!

Hope | Paper Relics said...

Looks wonderful!
Love that photo of you and Laura all dressed up! Looks like another wonderful party!!

Miss you xox

m i c h e l l e said...

The pictures are absolutely magical! Love it all...especially the sweet pic of you and your sis! :-)

Katsui Jewelry said...

Now that is a fantasy birthday party! I adore the fairy houses and love your mushrooms!


Anonymous said...

looks way fun! i think i'm going to make some oreo balls tonight...

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

That looks like the cutest little party! I love the gnomes!

Anonymous said...

How clever to make mushrooms on the airplane! I always choose the wrong art to do on the plane. The party looks so cute. Loved the fairy houses!


snowbear said...

Kari the mushrooms were great and what a fabulous idea to keep busy on the plane!!

Alison said...

Such a fun party. So happy to hear what a great time you and Chloe had