Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I love this time of year, it's the un-official start of summer for us. This weekend was spent completely centered around Ainsley. We had a great little party for her.
We had a little bbq with family and friends. I served grilled teriyaki chicken, and raspberry chipotle chicken. Caesar pasta salad, watermelon, Ainsley's favorite chips, swedish fish, her favorite candy, and chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. If you've never had cookie dough truffles, then you have never lived. These seriously are life changing! I made them because they are her absolute favorite!
I made these water bottle covers in power point. Probably the easiest thing about this party.
Just a simple rectangle in power point and some packaging tape.
And then of course the cake. I did a three layered yellow cake with swiss meringue butter cream frosting. It was quite easy to make, and so dang delicious! That frosting had ten sticks of butter in it! Isn't that insane! I tripled the recipe to cover the whole thing. Pretty sure everyone gained five pounds just from the cake!
I found these darling candles at Michael's. I loved the style, and the color is fabulous.
We had a kitty pinata. Her favorite animal, that took forever to break.
I ordered the Melissa and Doug piggy bank for the girls as their activity and "thanks for coming" bag. They seriously were the cutest thing. It comes with everything to decorate them, and they are the perfect size. We had to move inside for this and the rest of the party due to a rain delay. It's literally been raining for four weeks straight here.
We had such a great weekend, and I can't believe she's already three! I'm so lucky to be her Mamma!