Q & A

January 12, 2011

This is a little gift set I made for
my pilates instructor's baby girl.
{I really love that class.} ;)
Its a nice little mini set
if you're looking for something to
take to the hospital to visit a friend,
give to your kiddo's teacher or coach,
or just want coordinating burp cloths for everything your baby wears. ;)


I've had some questions recently in my comments
so I figured I'd answer them in a post
in case someone had the same question:

SaraBethJ said...

I linked to this blog through Emily Anderson (I think!) Just wanted you to know where I came from! I have LOVED each of your party ideas. You are SO creative. I am curious what the blue drink was and if you have a recipe for the cake pops you made as favors. I would love to try making them. Also, did you make your invitations? They turned out great! Nice work mama!

- First of all, thank you SaraBeth! One for reading my blog (I always wonder if I have readers other than my grandma. :) ) and two, for the sweet comments! :)

The blue drink I made for Jett's birthday party was super simple. I googled recipes for a blue punch (figuring there would be a ton out there for baby showers etc.) but didn't see any that looked right or sounded good. So I basically made up my own. All it is is a combination of Sprite (or Sierra Mist, 7up, etc) - cause I was taught that that is a STAPLE for punch ;) - a can of frozen lemonade and white cranberry juice. I just mixed those ingredients until it tasted good. Sounds kinda weird but it turned out pretty good! Oh, and that does NOT turn it blue. So I put a couple of drops of food coloring. ;) (I know, its not nearly as cool now.)

The "cake pops" in the picture are not actually cake pops. I stuck large marshmallows on sticks, dipped them in white chocolate (also tinted blue) and sprinkled them with white sprinkles. Super easy & cute!!

I DID however make brownie pops for my husband's surprise party. I know there are very intricate ways and specific recipes to make these but I wanted simple and fast (I had a lot to do!). I made a 9x13 pan of brownies (HyVee brownie mix - I always get compliments when I make them, lol!), making sure to not overbake them, then I let them cool just enough so that I could handle them without burning myself but making sure they were still kind of gooey and fudgy. I cut quick (messy) squares and rolled them into balls then put them on a plate and stuck them in the freezer for maybe 10 to 15 minutes (this helps them keep their form when you dip them). Then I put sticks in them, dipped them in chocolate and sprinkled them with sprinkles. Really easy! (And much faster than my directions make them seem.) ;)

Yes, I did make the invites! I'll give more details if someone's interested!

Jami Nato said...

such a fun party. although, not loving my muffin top at all in that pic. whatev. i'm eating a choco chip cookie as i write this... LOL

- Jami. That "muffin top" is your baby. You might wanna call your OB. ;)

KayJackson said...

Where are you buying your headbands??

- The headbands I use for my flower headbands are from Target.

Thanks for reading & happy Wednesday!!


KayJackson said...

Thanks for the feedback! I will put those headbands on my list for the next Target trip I make!

SaraBethJ said...

Thanks so much for the recipes! I will let you know how they turn out at my next party!

Meredith said...

oooh, sewing/crafting for girls is so fun. my boy is fab but if only he could wear headbands without getting weird looks;) hhhaha!

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