We celebrated my daughter’s seventh birthday with some of her friends tonight. She wanted to have a heart birthday party.
We made heart garland. My niece and daughter created several hearts for us to cut out and string together. I used a needle and thread to link them, making two holes in each heart. We had a great decoration for little money, and my children were able to make it!
My daughter requested a heart, Funfetti cake – red with pink lettering. Well, I couldn’t quite get it to be red (I’ve got to work on that!), but it still turned out beautifully. I used a dark pink/light red frosting and sprinkled red sugar on top. Then I actually used a purple decorating gel tube to write her name on top. She loved it!
I’m a “homemade” girl, in general, so I searched for a homemade Funfetti cake recipe. I found one that turned out quite well.
I used a single heart pan for the cake, so I had to cook it quite a bit longer. Once it was cool, I cut it in half so I could put a frosting layer in the middle.
My father-in-law had brought me two dozen roses earlier in the week, which was such a blessing. Little did I know then that I would use them to decorate for the birthday party as well!
We made felt pouch purses, filled them with a lip balm and some Smarties, and used them for the girls to take home as favors. The girls enjoyed making these. If you would like more step-by-step instructions, leave a comment, and I can post about that another time.