Elmo and Abby Party

Last weekend we had my twin girls 2nd birthday.  They are obsessed with Elmo and Abby so even though I had many other theme ideas for twins I did something that I knew they would be excited about!

Here is the set up of the table with the cake on it.

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I am so lucky to have some of the best cakes made for my girls!  This cake was two layers with Elmo and Abby coming out of the top layer.  They also each had an individual cake so they could blow out their own candles and enjoy some cake on their own.

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I used paper lanterns to decorate above the table.  I added a face to the center one to look like Elmo.

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The party was in the afternoon so I just had snack foods set out.  Since pizza is Elmo’s favorite food, I served mini pizzas that I made with crackers.  Elmo also loves bananas and fruit so I served banana and strawberry kabobs drizzled with chocolate.  Elmo has a pet fish, Dorthy, so of course there were gold fish in a bowl.

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I made banners with their names on them to hang on the mantel with the presents.

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Here is a close up of the shirts that I made for them to wear at the party.

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We had an Elmo pinata for all of the kids to enjoy.  Obviously, the pinata was bigger than the girls.

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For party favors, I made Elmo and Abby bags and filled them with cookies, gold fish, crayons and elmo and abby bracelets.

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The party was a lot of fun but the best part was seeing the girls faces when they first saw all of the decorations when they woke up from their nap.  They were so excited and that is PRICELESS!

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I found a new product that I had to share.

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TapeSwell carries decorative tape that you can use in a variety of ways.  This great tape can be used as a decorative touch to craft projects, baked goods and of course decorating for parties.

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They offer some great Combo Packs with fun colors for different occasions.  I would love to incorporate these into a table setting and also use them to make party favors.

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Be sure to check out their Tacky Ideas for other great uses for their tape.

Earth Day Recipes

Celebrate Earth Day with these great recipes.

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Celebrate keeping our planet green with these Earth Cookies.

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This Fruity Frog is a great kids snack.

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Another great snack for kids are these Edible Crawlies.

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This Mango and Roasted Cashew Salad looks so tasty and is a great way to make a salad for Earth Day or for an anytime side dish.

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This Dirt Cake is complete with flowers and worms.

Earth Day Trail Mix
Need a boost of energy while you’re out enjoying Mother Nature? This trail mix is tasty and it will keep you super energized.
What You’ll Need:

8 oz. raisins
6 oz. diced dried fruit (dried apricots, apples, pineapple, etc.)
1 qt. popped popcorn
1 cup M&M’s
1 cup Chex cereal

What You’ll Do:

1. Put popped popcorn into a bowl
2. Add dried fruit, raisins, Chex and M&M’s
3. Mix all together

* Tip: If you have more of a sweet tooth, substitute regular popcorn for caramel corn!
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Top the day off with a Blue Sky Martini.
The earth is what we all have in common.
Wendell Berry
Author, farmer, cultural critic
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