Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sprinkles Cupcakes made at home

Really, you can do this too.  My youngest daughter gave me this kit for Mother's Day.  We made them right away and ate them just as fast. 

 Yes, they even came with their trademark candy dot to finish off the cupcakes.  
 You can enjoy this yumminess too, William Sonoma sells the kit.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Family, friends and one happy 90 year old.

First, Happy Mother's Day!  My two great Mom's have inspired me all my life.
 Thank goodness my daughter brought her good camera to my Mother-in-laws party and took such great memory photos.
 My Mom, sister and MissAllyAnn

 Nickie and one of her best friends, Gina.  See picture below, Nickie is jumping on Gina's back some 75 years ago.

 MissRaylyn had her own little tea party.

 Cousin balloon fun.
Don't ever hesitate to throw a simple party.  The memories are so worthwhile.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The main theme ~ Pink!

Just a few party details.  Pink flowers, pink napkins... I think someone loves pink! the birthday girl maybe

 I used vintage china platters and bowls to hold the napkins and silverplate.

 I used all pink related teacups from my collection for mini pink carnation holders.  
Pink... what could be more feminine and fun.

More to come... for a grand party for a grand lady!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How to put on an easy 90th birthday party

Email everyone to come, clean house and put out your favorite pretties.  Make two cakes and purchase one, plus cookies.  Buy ice cream and forget to put it out.  But, don't forget sweet tea and coffee! No afternoon party in the south is complete without tea and coffee.

Equals one happy 90 year old. Happy "early" birthday Nickie!

 Nickie's best friend from their church nursery days was in attendance.  She came in from Fredericksburg, TX.  She won the oldest in attendance at 91.
 Thanks to my daughter MissAnn Marie for helping with all the printed signs.

 I tried to use her favorite color pink as much as possible.

My daughter filled the mantel with a stained glass window from the church Nickie was raised and attended all her life, Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, LA.  Then MissLynley layered photo's of Nickie through the years.   The afternoon was filled with laughter and stories and love.  

No one missed the ice cream either! More to come..the actual party fun and guests!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Party prep

Party prep for a 90th birthday party.  My mother-in-law will be turning 90 in May, but won't be here in Texas, but in Georgia with her other son's family.  So, we put together a little pre party.

My Mom was in town also and she and Nickie helped chop.  Nickie chopped the pecans for two cakes and my Mom chopped the sweet potatoes, yes, for a cake too.
 These two pairs of hands have seen a lot of chopping and baking over the years.

 Three cakes for one party.  Cheesecake, Praline Pecan and Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll cake.

More on all the fancy and fun from the party later.

Recipes now though... below.  I found both cake recipes on Pinterest and can be found on my board, Sugar and everything nice.  Thank you Cheesecake Factory for making my life easier with the yummy cheesecake, all I had to do was purchase the cake put out a few toppings.

Take a look at comments on this blog, may help with preperations

Changes to the above recipe, my family prefers butter cake mix instead of the Praline cake mix (which can be hard to find anyway)
Butter Sauce can be served on the side.  But, for the party and mess factor, I poured the sauce over the entire cake.  

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