Friday, May 28, 2010

Chocolate factory....

For a year now Little miss has been asking to have a Willy Wonka birthday party. For those of you who know me well know the ideas in my head were grand and exciting. We had planned on having at the new house but we have still not moved in and had to change locations the week of the party. I called all around and every where was booked so we decided on the park even though it has been raining like crazy. The day of the party we ended up getting to the park super early on and saving the only shelter that was not reserved for the day. We did end up sharing for a bit with a sweet sixteen party that was standing eating pizza in the pouring rain :(
With moving it to the park it changed the whole party plans. I was going to have the kids make there own chocolate creations. we planned on playing a fun game using the characters and candies from the movie. With the disappointment of the move going on I was hopeful that we could at least pull this off for Little Miss. I made cupcakes based on each of the characters from the movie. You can find some of the recipes here on one of my favorite sites your home based mom. The others are my own recipes.






We had fizzy Lifting drinks (italian sodas), for take home gifts we had a wonka candy shop which did include a tooth brush to keep those teeth healthy after all that candy, and a Violet Buearegard bubble gum blowing contest where the winner received there choice of the Charlie and the chocolate factory book, or a sample of three new Wonka candies.



We had lots of fun and the birthday girl was happy! We all have colds this week from being out in the cold and rain but I will never forget the crazy times getting this party ready. Special thanks to my mom and little sis Melissa for all there help setting up and staying in the cold with me. Also thanks to Miss Jessica and aunty Jen for the coats to keep my kids warm!


Happy Third Birthday baby girl!!!

7 comments:

Bri & Jon said...

I swear you are the MOST creative person ever! I think I'll hire YOU to plan Barrett's 3rd birthday :)

Thrive said...

your candy button garland is my favorite part

Jen said...

I just hope we didn't pass on gunterGerms at church and I wish I'd been able to get there earlier. M had a great time and told J all about it when she got home, he was quite pleased with his box of treats and they have both been using there toothbrushes EVERY day!

Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom said...

What a fun party! I love how you used the different cupcakes for each of the characters - so cute!!! Glad you liked the cupcake recipes.

.kim.h. said...

You are mighty talented, my friend. What a cute party!!! Great job!!!

goose and bear said...

That was such a fun party - and the cupcakes were delicious! Everything turned out perfectly, despite the change in location. Being a mom is all about giong with the flow and making it work anyway, right?? :) Happy Birthday little miss!

Christine said...

Those cupcakes look amazing. What a fun party idea. Good job mama!