I have boy/girl twins. Since they are a boy/girl we have never done big “parties” for them. We usually do family dinners or invite a bunch of friends to dinner with kids the same age. Last year we did “branch” out and have a party at a local party place. So this year they were turning 8 and I figured my days of having fun little parties for them were quickly slipping away. We decided to do a crazy thing and have 2 parties at the same time. (figured it was better to really mess up my house once, than clean it up and mess it up again)
The girls had a cupcake/baking party upstairs and the boys were down stairs having a safari party. This also made it so people didn’t feel like they needed to bring 2 gifts… (oh the complications of twins :-)) The table… some people asked for some “details”..
-the Cake is a cake mold I got from Williams Sonoma, but I noticed that Wilton also makes one. Make sure you bake the cake on the package, a cake mix would not be strong enough for the cake to stand up…. Decorating the cake was a mess….. oh vey! In the end we covered the top with white fondant (keep it thick when you roll it… 1st one was too thin)… then we dipped the bottom in chocolate melts… (fondant was a MESS!)… Turned out in the end.
(sorry for the pink faces, don’t know if it’s ok to post the girls pics)….
…..I found a 20% off coupon and free shipping from OTC, so that’s where most of the party stuff if from……
After that, we decorated cupcakes.. my Mom had the genius idea to put the sprinkles in cupcake tins… much easier for the girls to use.
Then dinner… kept it simple… We had smiley face fries, mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets, strawberries, apples/caramel, and pb&j cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter. I did break down and buy grape and orange fanta… the cans matched so well I couldn’tresist (happy to report no spills!)