Today my sweet girl Sarah is 10 years old! She’s growing up so fast and becoming a beautiful little girl. It just thrills and terrifies me all at once!!
She and Noah are almost exactly 2 years apart, so we always celebrate their birthdays together (and will continue to for as long as I can get away with it!). This year Noah chose a bowling party!
So yesterday we loaded up all the kiddos and invited some family and friends to go bowling with us! We had a blast!! I just wish my camera battery hadn’t died mid-party… I didn’t get nearly all the pictures I wanted 🙁
But before we left, I snapped this picture of Sarah and Noah with their cakes. They were both still half-asleep here… Mommy had them up early to get ready and do all the last minute pre-party prep!
Here are the goodies I made:
I wanted the cakes to match, but not match, so I tied them together with red. Sarah requested red and pink and hearts…
Noah requested his favorite color orange and his favorite new obsession… red birds! Oh, and I used my brand new alphabet cookie cutters and number cutters from BrownCookie.com to do the names and numbers!
For stripes on the cakes, I used the seamless rick rack (or wavy) cutter and the seamless chevron cutters from Not Just Cakes by Annie. Her cutters sell out lightning fast, so if you want to buy them, you need to like her page on Facebook and watch for updates of when she’s adding them to her inventory. When I bought mine, they were all sold out within minutes!
Anywho, here are more goodies…
Bowling Pin Cookies.
Bowling Pin and Bowling Ball Cake Pops. Don’t laugh at my squatty little bowling pins… I tried people, I did. But they seemed to look worse and worse, not better and better, so I gave up and passed them off to my hubby for dipping.
They still tasted good. That’s all that matters, right?
Just to tell you how I soooo do not have it all together (like some people think)… I finished my party prep on the way to the party. I got in my truck with a cookie sheet full of cake pops and cookies, bags and ties and I wrapped them all on our drive over to the bowling alley.
And this party was a family effort all the way around. My hubby dipped the cake pops. He and my son created the tags for the favor bags and printed and punched them. Didn’t they do a good job?
Hubby also filled all the bags with bowling pencils, glow in the dark bracelets, and candy. Gotta have candy! I tied them up around 2:30am the night before (or the day of?) the party… oy!
And here are some more pics from the party…
I hope everybody else had as much fun as my kids did! They loved it!!
And that’s it for now… Happy Sunday everybody! And Happy Birthday to Sarah!! xo
Do you have any questions about their party treats? Please leave them in the comments!