His party was rather low key compared to my last few parties, as a lot of people couldn't make it due to other commitments. However, I forged ahead and put together a party that I can be proud of!
The first step was preparation. I used this template and these printables to create my own cow party hats and food labels as I could not find any to purchase.
The table and decorations were kept minimal, with mostly items I had let over from other parties. I could have brought all cow print items, but I had a lot of plain black and white items left over from previous parties so I used them and just added touches of cow print with items such as a cow print banner. I used black plates, black and white plates, black cups, white cups, black napkins and a black tablecloth.
Food is important to me at a party- my children (and husband) always request Cheerio sasauges, but I put together a few extra things to eat. Since the party was after lunch, I provided a few sweet options as well as some savoury nibbles for the adults. We had:
- Rooster Roulade- I shared this recipe on my blog yesterday
- Mini Moos- I found cow "tiny teddies" at my supermarket
- Muddy Morsels- Cadbury Top Deck chocolate
- Barnyard Eggs- an easy Devilled Eggs recipe
- Cow Sprinkle Rice Krispie Treats- this recipe but with cow sprinkles!
- Cow Brownie- I used my no fail brownie recipe and then added some cream cheese beaten with egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence on top, then added blobs of the leftover brownie mix to create a cow print pattern.
For drinks, I used some cow print straws and milk bottles from Sweet Pea Parties and added some chocolate milk.
The kids loved drinking out of these!
As part of my Pinterest Resolutions, I attempted a cow print cake. First, I made two standard vanilla cakes using this recipe. I reserved 1/2 cup of the batter from each cake mix and to this I added a squirt of black liquid food colouring and 2 tablespoons of siftied cocoa powder. Then I used a piping bag and a Wilton donut tip to inject black blobs into the cake mixture before I baked it. The cake came out looking like this.
The next step was to create the cow print fondant. I used some flavoured white fondant and rolled it out, then placed blobs of black fondant on top and rolled it out again. 0
I had a bit of trouble with the fondant cracking, and my fondant cow looked more like a starfish, but the end reuslt was amazing in Adam's eyes!
I was very happy with the inside of the cake- it turned out exactly as planned. The cake was moust and delicious too.
At the end, we had a very happy two year old and a great family memory.
Linking up with Show and Tell and Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday.