Saturday, September 11, 2010

Olivia's Cooking Party

My latest crafting venture was to make hats for Olivia's birthday party (the theme was cooking).  I had almost purchased some hats from the Oriental Trading Co., but I didn't want to pay the shipping and all the free shipping offers had a minimum of $49...that is a lot of junk to buy!  Those of you who know what Oriental Trading Co. is know what I mean! Soooo, I looked up a couple ideas online on making your own.  All the tutorials I came across called for using tissue paper as the hat part, but I was sure that the tissue paper would get destroyed/ripped.  This same week we had a new couch delivered for our family room and it was covered with this white, muslin-type cloth.  I definitely saw a connection!
So the only other ingredient to these super cute chef hats was a piece of poster board.  Process: Cut a chunk of material, tape it to the strip of poster board, and staple it closed.

  Of course what made them cute were the kiddos that were wearing them!

It was a fun day!  The kids made their own "pigs in a blanket", fruit skewers, and decorated a cupcake to take home. 

"Doggie Bags"

Rolling Pin Favors

Playing a game of "Oh Waiter!" - the goal is not to spill the water
Tired of guessing yet?? lol  It is an apron cake.  Basically a 9x13 sheet cake with the corners taken off and trimmed in licorice.
So thankful for wonderful friends!
Oh! I must put another thing on here.  For Olivia's birthday we got her some cooking gear and a good friend of mine made her an apron from a dishtowel.  You must visit her site here!  I found the dishtowel (and matching oven mitt) at Burlington.


  1. LOL I know what you mean about having to buy a lot of junk! We used to buy stuff from them when Kevin ran a bus route. The kids loved the stuff, but it is a lot of junk. :-)

    Your chef hats turned out great! I never would have thought to make them!

    Looks like it was a fun party!

  2. I love how creative you are! And great job repurposing for the hats. What a fun bday party idea. Oliva is beautiful, and looks like she had a great birthday.
    And hurray about the ice cream maker! I love mine so far. We try to make as much as we can from scratch (because it is def. healthier for you!) but also because of Jack's food allergies (eggs and all nuts). My favorites so far is the basic vanilla recipe with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon added. It is great with warm blueberries or fruit. Have fun!