Monday, September 29, 2008

Savannah's Hoedown

Here are some photos of Savannah's birthday party from this weekend. She decided on the Cowgirl theme all on her own. She picked that hat out first at the party store. It has a princess crown attached to the front (of course!) and it lights up. I kept trying to talk her out of the hat because I didn't know if we'd find an outfit to match it, but she wasn't giving in. :) We went to the Halloween store and wouldn't you know, they only had ONE cowgirl outfit in the whole place and it was her size AND pink! What are the chances of that? If you've been visiting my blog for a while, you know that Savannah has a severe peanut allergy. Due to this, I can't always order a cake that will be safe for her. . .and even if I can, I just don't trust it. I'm too nervous, so I prefer to make my own since I'll know EXACTLY what went into the cake. The last couple of years, I've made it very easy on myself. I make Rice Krispy treats, but mold them into whatever "theme" I need. (Do you remember Arwen's Sandcastle rice crispy cake?) The first rice crispy cake I ever made was for Savannah and it was a Dora cake. For Savannah's Cowgirl party, I decided to go with a cactus. I made the marshmallows green with food coloring and then made the treats as usual. They are so easy to mold into the shape you need and no slaving over the oven and trying to "decorate" for the occasion. They cut up easily and EVERY piece goes. . .no leftover cake!

As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a great time. . .especially the birthday girl! She LOVED being a part of the magic show. . .and the magician even came complete with his own "ten gallon hat!" LOL All of the kids got a cowboy hat and bandana, candy that they busted out of the cactus pinata, and they got to decorate a picture frame with cowgirl-themed stickers and stars. They took their picture frames home, but we took pictures of each of the kids with Savannah and when we send the thank yous, we'll send their picture so they can put it in their decorated frame. It did rain in the beginning of the party, but it wasn't too bad. The kids still got to play on the playground and run around and have fun. All in all, a big success! Thanks for letting me share!

23 comments:

Diane Gilbert said...

Ohhhh she is getting so big! What a cutie!!!
Happy Birthday Savannah!
Charmaine, I LOVE your idea for the rice krispie cakes!
~Diane

Rose Ann said...

Happy Birthday to Savannah!! She's a little darlin' and I love all of the adorable photos!! Your Rice Crispy Treat Cactus turned out so cute too!

Bethany Paull said...

That's made from Rice Krispy Treats! No wonder there were no left overs. YUM. And Savannah looks SO CUTE! Giddy up!

Jana Weaver said...

Looks like a fabulous party Charlie!! and that rice crispy treat cake looks fabulous!!! :-)

Christi said...

Oh how fun!! You can tell that she had a blast and what an awesome cake!!! Wow!!!

2stampis2b said...

What a cute little rodeo queen! Or cowgirl princess, whatever she wants to call herself. She had a great smile!

Michelle said...

OMGosh....HOW FUN! She sure is a cutie! You are such a good mom to do all that for her. What wonderful memories you are making. :-)

Mary Jane said...

It looks like you all had fun. Happy Birthday Savannah! That's such a great idea using the Rice Krispies treats to form a cake. My daughter, Madeline, is allergic to wheat, soy, milk and eggs, and I think this would solve the birthday cake dilemma. Recently I found a butter substitute so she had the treats for the first time (she's 4). I think she'd get a kick out of a "cake" made out of them. Thanks for the great idea.

Kimberly said...

Oh, how fun!! What a cutie patootie too!!

Heather the Mooselover said...

What a fantastic party- boy she'll remember that one! What a lot of work you put into that- kudos to you.

That cactus rice krispie cake is a very unique idea.

Julie Masse said...

Oh what a fun day!! I love Savannah's princess cowgirl outfit - sooooo pretty! :) and what a fun fun day it sounds like!! And Isaac is so big and adorable!! Love the pics!

Alexandra said...

What adorable pictures and a fabulous birthday party for your cute little cowgirl!!! She is adorable, and the cake is awesome -thanks so much for sharing!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Genevieve said...

That looked like a lot of fun! My son just turned 5 too. We had his party last weekend. We had to have everything SpongeBob.

Nancy Riley said...

Happy 5th Birthday, Savannah! You are such a cutie pie, and very lucky to have such a CREATIVE mommy! (the cactus rice krispie cake is awesome!)

Jackie Pedro said...

What a cutie! Looks like a fun party! I have a friend that makes rice krispie treat cakes for her kids, too! Love your cactus!!

Deborah said...

My goodness! You took Rice Crispies to a whole another level! Fabulous! Savannah looks just like her pretty Mom! Love her smile! Great party Mom bug! Hugs to those darling bugs! Deb

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Happy Birthday little one. Love the idea of using Rice Krispies, and her sandcastle one was awesome too! Great goodie bags too! WOW!! Looks like she had a blast

Christie said...

OMGOSH Charmaine, she is just adorable!!! It looks like she had an absolutely fabulous day!!! Happy Birthday Savannah

Cindy H. said...

Such a cutie!! Love her smile! Looks like she had a grand time, too. TFS

Catherine said...

what a cool party and look at her SMILE on all the pic...just priceless...TFS!

diane mcvey said...

Now THAT is a party!!! Boy, what I would have given to have a party like that when I was 5! What great memories...and the picture of the 3 children is just PRECIOUS!What a beautiful family! :D
Thanks for sharing this joy with us...it warms my heart!

Donna said...

how sweet! looks like she felt like a cowgirl queen! everything worked out real nicely from her outfit to the 'cake' yum and everyone looks like they enjoyed themselves!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE all the pictures of the party, and Savannah as a baby, super cute!! Looks like you all had so much fun!!

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