The drink table consisted of citrus lemonades – both pink and regular. The addition of lemon, lime and orange slices gives it a fresher, more citrus-like taste and looks pretty, too! I always use a plate under my drink dispensers to catch drips, and I purposely bought water bottles with sport-spouts to help discourage spills.
The dessert and snack table was just a grouping of snacks, treats and of course, cupcakes. The fruits and veggies were actually very popular with the kids, and I did see quite a few hands in the candy dishes, too.
The cupcakes were french vanilla cakes, topped with vanilla buttercream and of course, sprinkles and a cherry. I also made a basic chocolate cake with a caramel buttercream. Her cake was a three layer chocolate filled with raspberry, frosted with chocolate fudge frosting. (It was also quite possibly the ugliest cake ever, lopsided and uneven…maybe because I was baking it at 1am the night before.)
We decided to ask her friends to bring non-perishable food items in lieu of gifts this year. We collected a whole basket full of food to donate to our local food pantry.
The magic show kept the kids entertained for quite a while. It was very interactive, he always wanted helpers and volunteers, and they were all “wowed” by his magic. I’m not sure about his fashion choice, but I suppose it’s typical clown attire?
The best service they provided was the face-painting and balloon animals. The kids absolutely loved it. Some of them went home with full-face make-up so I hope their parents weren’t upset with me. 😉 He made some of the wildest balloon-hats I’ve ever seen, and could do almost anything the kids requested. Definitely worth the investment!