Birthday Party Madness…

My son is the king of themed parties.  (And his mom might play a role in the enabling that goes on around here…)

This year (his 7th birthday) was he year of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

 

(Where the hell did that come from?  Am I eighty years old?)

 

First, I designed the invites using some clipart I googled…

Mason Birthday

 

Then I decided to make my life very difficult and took a little visit to the black hole known as Pinterest.  Searched for TMNT party and found some cool ideas I incorporated for the birthday.  Cookies made to look like mini pizzas?  Sure, why not?  Handmaking the pizza boxes?  OK!  Cake pop treats?  No problem!

 

Easier said than done, mofo.

 

Well, here are some pictures.  And I’ll say what I say every year after every kids’ party:  I’m never doing this again, next time I’m ordering everything from Oriental Trading or Birthday in a Box.

Sure.

TMNT Pizza Box IMG_6466 IMG_6465 DSC_0062 DSC_0061 DSC_0060 DSC_0030 DSC_0029

 

For the boxes, I used this tutorial over at SplitCoast Stampers.  Super easy!

Angry Birds, Level 2

I got the pops just right with some help from a good friend!  The key was adding vegetable oil to the chocolate melts.  Success!

Angry Birds Oreo Pops

 

And here is my boy’s school party:

 

Angry Birds, Level One

I am patting my self on the back while simultaneously kicking myself.  Go ahead and picture that.  I’ll wait.

Patting myself on the back because I had enough foresight to purchase the supplies and practice the damn Angry Birds cookie pops.  Kicking myself for taking on another overwhelming project.  Really, at this point I should buy the domain http://www.thiscraftygirlsucks.com because that’s where this seems to be headed.

Wilton Cookie icing is not good if you want icing that stays put.  It’s icing that is meant to “flood”.  and that’s exactly what it did.  Flooded all over my perfectly dipped cookie.  The kids weren’t too upset about the mistake.  They ate them.  I’m going to try to use one white wafer for the red bird ‘s belly for my next attempt.  Stay tuned for cupcakes for DS4’s school party next week (I am using this lovely lady’s tutorial!)

Red Angry Bird Ingredients:

*Pre icing flood...

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