We threw a Chocolate Themed Dessert Party, with a couple of skulls to make it more "Lee"!
I started by making a banner in our party colors (Chocolate, black and Cream), it was SUPER easy.
First - I cut out triangles.
Second - I ironed on interfacing (this is super important, it keeps the triangles stiff and stops the edges from curling around.
Third - I cut the edges with pinking shears.
Last - I sewed the interfaced triangles to quilt binding . . . Both banners took me Less then 30 minutes to make!
Next I tackled the Pom Poms for the light. I tried to make them as manly as possible, so I chose Black, and Chocolate Brown (I wouldn't call them masculine . . . but they're about as manly as a pom pom can get).
I used THIS tutorial They were SUPER easy to make! and cost about 50 cents each! :)
We attached them to the chandelier using string, and the ones on top were just thrown up there! I like the look so much they're still up there today :)
I made a batch of Lee inspired cupcakes . . .
Rainbow Sprinkle cupcakes with Black Buttercream icing and tiny sugar Skulls on top! (I probably wouldn't do black icing again . . . because everyone who ate a cupcake had black lips and teeth . . . oops), but the buttercream icing made them so yummy most people still had two!!
Next I added, in no particular order, :
- Nanaimo Bars
- Rocky Road bars
- Key Lime Pie
- Black Forest Trifle (It's when the black forest cake your making doesn't want to stop leaning to the left, so you cut up the cake and make a trifle instead.
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Mousse
- Double Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Cookie Straws
- Bowl of Maraschino Cherries (My Favorite).
- and a Dish of Raspberries and Strawberries!
Overall we had a GREAT time!! A lot of Prep work but totally worth it!! The Party was a chocolate success and Lee had not only his fill of chocolate but his fill of GIN too . . . I think next weekend is going to be a stay at home and sip tea while watching PG movies kind of weekend :) haha.