Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Cat In The Hat's Party Food

The Dr. Seuss party is O-V-E-R! It was smooth sailing in all aspects. The ONLY complaint I have about this party is that it went so F-A-S-T. I had Tyson’s 4th birthday party at Pump-It-Up too and I recall leaving there feeling the same way. My suggestion, don’t have a party at Pump-It-Up if you desire to enjoy your birthday boy-girl, as well as your guests.
My parties main 3 focuses are always: invite, cake, and favors (and a few other important things). I’ve already blogged about the invitation, so check out the themed food and cake.

The food…

Drinks:  The children received either a red or blue juice with a decorative straw and their very own personalized water bottle (a separate post to follow on those soon!).

PIZZA- Pizza from Dominos.

Cat In The Hat Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers – I bought the mozzarella cheese balls and cherry tomatoes in bulk at Sam’s Club.  The assembly was simple.  Just stick them onto wooden skewers.
“Green Eggs and Ham” – The “green eggs” are made up of Wilton’s white chocolate candy melts and green m&ms. The “ham” is pretzel sticks.  I thought this was the cutest idea to go along with the book Green Eggs and Ham!
“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Jello Fish” – Berry blue jello cups and red Swedish fish. Virtually the cheapest side "dish" I have every made.  All items under $1 a piece.  This snack was created to mock the book, "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish."
“Clark” Fishes – Gold fish.  Notice the cute serving utensil fish net inserted into the bowl for our guests to use, to scoop the fish out.
“Thing 1 and Thing 2” Strawberries – Strawberries filled with cheesecake filling. I dyed the filling blue to replicate thing 1 and thing 2’s hair.
“Hop on Pop” Blueberry Popcorn – Seriously, the most delicious popcorn I have ever tasted in my life, not to mention fattening and addicting. I purchased it from etsy. This snack replicates the book "Hop on Pop".
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes – Homemade cupcakes filled with my special French vanilla fill.  Aren't they so adorable?!?!?!
The Cat In The Hat Cake – This cake was a definite group effort. I was unable to start on this cake until the night before the party, 9:30 pm to be exact. Talk about stressful. I stayed up until 3:30 am AND it still wasn’t complete in my opinion. My dear friend Erin Carroll rescued the day with her artistic finishing touches. I baked, layered, skewered, frosted, and fondanted the cake. My step-mom stayed up with me until 3:30 am (keeping me company) and helping me lift the rolled fondant on top of the cake, as well as a few other finishing touches! Erin drew the black seussical lines on the cake and hand painted a Cat In The Hat face onto a fish bowl.
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