For some reason, this year, we have moved within days of my kids' birthdays. There was a birthday in August, only 4 days before we made our final big move. There was cake, oh lots of cake, but not so much in the area of games, decor, and favors. There were ideas, but no time to implement them, so you will just be seeing lots and lots of sweets here. Oh, and this birthday t-shirt- a birthday in our house just isn't complete without a birthday outfit!
super mario font), print it out, cut it out, and sew it on to the t-shirt - I used interfacing on the inside of the t-shirt to help feed it through my sewing machine easier.
For decor, I bought a pack of white stars (I was going to decorate them like the power up stars)- the kids took care of this for me:
online here at Annie's Eats. All you need is a glue gun, some soup cans, pretty paper, ribbon, and 3 different sizes of styrofoam circles. You can customize one of these for any occasion!
For the cake, the main thing I wanted to do was make these power up star cake pops- yes Bakerella, I did it! Victory is mine (with cake pop making). I made a vanilla cake, homemade vanilla icing, crumbled up the cake, mixed in the frosting, spread it out in a big cookie sheet, froze it, then used mini star cookie cutters to cut out the star shapes. I froze them some more, then I dipped the sticks in a bit of melted chocolate, put them in the stars, and put them back in the freezer to anchor them in. I dipped the stars in melted yellow chocolate, my key to success: I added a few teaspoons of oil to the melted chocolate to make it smoother. I used chocolate sprinkles for the eyes- these were quite a hit!