Monday, October 5, 2009

The Birthday Party Part III

A party without some type of favor, how shameful.
My mother's 80th birthday had two types of favors.
  • the minty melt in your mouth comes in a little May basket look-a-like type of favor and

  • the beautiful 20 something picture of my mother on a cupcake pick topper stuck into gooey vanilla  strawberry cake with extra rich butter cream frosting type of favor, (gotta love my mom's furry collar).

CRAFT TIP:  The picture topper is an easy peasy project when you use a paper punch~

  1. Cut out two pieces of cardstock with a medium to large scalloped paper punch.

  2. Scan an old picture. I used photo gallery to make copies, and chose the contact sheet (32 on a page). It was the perfect size.Cut these out.

  3. Glue large tooth pick between the two paper punches, and glue the two papers together, (I lined up the scallops).

  4. Glue picture on top.

  5. Cut the cake, or use cupcakes and then stick in the topper!

My  100% Norwegian mother had to have a Norwegian celebration cake!

It is a series of almond flavored rings with almond frosting. To serve it, you break off little pieces of each ring. IF you ask me, it was the BEST food item at the party, and yes I said FOOD!



Fleur de Bee said...

YUM YUM YUM! I looooove those Almond Cakes!! Everything looks so pretty and very special! How fun!


my cup of tea said...

I agree, every party must have favors and yours look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I think the sweetest thing at her party was you! Beautiful party - I hope you all had a wonderful time!


Unknown said...

ELE...I KNOW your mom was feeling VERY special with all the TIME, LOVE and care that went into her party...could I somehow become a part of your family? lol

Love ya!

Kai said...

Zuzu, you hit the nail RIGHT on the head! Ele DEFINITELY was the sweetest thing at her mom's party! Ele, I think you outdid yourself! (And thank you for the hint re: how to do the picture picks!) Everything looks positively PERFECT. Your mom must have felt like a QUEEN!

Connie said...

That is a darling cake and the decorations with the picture are very unique, honey! You outdid yourself for sure,

Alice Regan said...

How beautiful ...I've been looking back at the birthday photo's and the party looks exquisite. I especially love the Norwegian Celebration cake ...oh, I can't forget the chocolate table! Delicious!

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

It looks like the party was quite a celebration.

Jennifer said...

Ele Everything looks so good.I want to try that cake it looks wonderful!Did you make it?Hugs,Jennifer

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Everything looks so yummy!

The Charm House said...

Ele... Thank you so much for sharing you mothers birthday with us! It had to be a perfect day for her! I can tell she is very, very blessed to have you!
As always, enjoyed your post

Draffin Bears said...

Happy birthday to your Mother, Ele.
What a lovely birthday party you gave her.
I love the cake and the party favours ~ everything looks so pretty.


Alison Gibbs said...

So many yummy things for your mother's birthday. they would all have been on a 'high' from all that sugar

Nancy said...

Goodness, my mom is also Norwegian and I have never heard of that yummy almond cake. It sure looks good. But then everything you had looked good. I'm sure your mom was thrilled.
Nancy said...

Those cupcake toppers are an adorable idea! They'd be fun to make for so many different occasions.

Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Ele! Just wanted to pop over and visit...what a lovely party for your Momma! xoxo AndieBee

Allidink said...

What cute basket favors! And I love the idea of the picture picks! :) That cake looks wonderful I have always wanted to try one I love almond!

All the best,

The Little Miss said...

great job! I love it

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, what a beautiful party you had. I just love these little nut cups and your little cake favor is adorable. Cake looks yummy!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I just love the little nut cup favors ~ so colorful! The cake topper pics are wonderful ~ now when do we get to see the real deal? I'm sure you and your mom were both the sweetest "items" at the party!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Your party favors were just so pretty to look at!! I just love nut cups!! What a lucky mom you have!! I hope the day went as beautifully as all of the pictures are. : )

~ Wendy

Unknown said...

Look at those cute favor baskets! Love the little party tips, too!