This post is WAY over a month late but we’ve been busy with school, shoots, and traveling. Mya’s Birthday was held at the Water Conservation Garden. The venue was perfect – it had pathways and interesting exhibits to look at and a covered picnic area for us to have our party.
Remember the inspiration for my centerpieces (see previous post)? Well, here are the results. One week prior to Mya’s party, I planned a tea party at church where we used the wheat grass strips for the centerpiece. I purchased the grass at Sungrown Organics in the South Bay Area of San Diego. I planned ahead so that I can preserve the grass for one week to re-use at Mya’s party. We had 5 picnic tables and I created the centerpieces based on the different areas throughout Candy Land. The leaves were made out of tissue paper.
I glued starlites and mini canes on a stick.
I elongated the lollipop sticks by using floraltape to connect them together.
I glued gumdrops to styrofoam balls and skewered a few. The center ball was too heavy to stand on it’s own. So we just let it sit in the grass.
I melted the back of the chocolate bars and candies and sandwiched a stick between the two. The smaller sticks are tootsie rolls. I covered the chocolate with saran wrap so that they don’t condensate and turn white.
The famous cake…
Mya was so excited to get her cake. We kept it at home during the first part of the party to keep it a surprise. We ordered a plain Costco sheet cake and I just added the decorations. Thom took some time-lapse photos while I was decorating the cake. I made all the non-candy pieces a few days earlier.
I made her crown out of pipe cleaners and Christmas ornaments. Her wings are bent hangers, tulle and painted fabric. I found a regular dress pattern and modified the sleeves and trim to look like Lolly’s outfit. The lollipops are fabric that I painted with acrylic paint and appliquéd onto the dress.
The party turned out well. Everyone liked the theme and food was yummy (thanks Dad!).