A party is not a party unless you have lots of yummy food to eat!
And, as a bonus, yummy food can also add so much to the look of a party.
- Top Left: my lovely sister (in-law) made these very yummy marshmallow cupcakes (another recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook) … I loved these because they look like fluffy clouds, oh and they had melted marshmallows hidden in the middle – yummo!
- Top Right: I bought spotty fabric from Spotlight in several different colours to use as tablecloths. I did this for Ava’s party last year too… so much nicer than those plastic tablecloths you can get for kiddies’ parties and just as cheap at $6/metre! The lolly cups and those cute individual cupcake stands come from Shop Sweet Lulu. Adore! Oh, and you must check out these gorgeous paper straws… I didn’t have a great photo, but they are too cute… I want more in every colour!
- Middle: the amazingly talented Missy of Miss Melicious made this lovely cake (don’t you just love the happy little guy climbing his way to the top!?) It was a great centrepiece to the party.
- Bottom Left: I can remember quite clearly the jelly boats that were served at a birthday party I went to when I was about seven. I thought they were the bee’s knees! Using this tutorial, I picked up some scrapbook paper and jelly in various colours, and was so pleased as to how they turned out!
- Bottom Right: A little pic of the sweets table at the party, the overall effect was quite dramatic.
And on the sweet side:
Four kinds of cupcakes (marshmallow, lemon, vanilla and chocolate), jelly boats, fairy bread and of course the birthday cake. I also made a fruit punch, supplied chocolate milk for the littlies, and had a couple of jugs of Pimms for the adults.
So what do you think? Do you have a favourite recipe that you use for parties and get-togethers? How about tips and tricks for making catering for large crowds easier? I’d love for you to share your ideas in the comments section below.