Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"C" is for Chocolate Party

Chocolate Birthday Party

We celebrated my mother-in-law's 65th birthday this past weekend.
Like most women, she loves chocolate, so I put together a chocolate themed birthday party.

Chocolate cake.

Individual servings of chocolate mousse.

(I made the wood dowel holder previously for another purpose - tutorial here.)

The banner was made using doilies and brown cardstock, see the full tutorial here.
The doilies make the prettiest feminine touch:

 I also made chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels.
(The strawberries are displayed on a wood cupcake stand I made here.)

For favors I made ice cream bars out of wood (mainly for the kids).

 Wrapped up in cellophane with a 'Happy Birthday Grandma' tag the ice cream bars made a great addition to the table among the desserts:

I did plan a few games and one craft for the kids which I didn't get any photos but if you're looking for ideas.

1. Chocolate word scramble
2. Chocolate candy taste test guessing game
3. Make giant hershey's kiss using a plastic funnel and foil

Happy Birthday Barbara.

I'm linking up to:
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

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