A Sip & See for Sydney
Say that 3 times fast.
Last Saturday we had a Sip & See for my sister and the newest member of their family. It was a relaxing afternoon at my sister’s home where friends stopped by, we snacked on brushetta, fresh fruit, and desserts, and guests brought frozen meals in lieu of gifts while baby Sydney got passed from one set of hands to the next.
Kind of a perfect afternoon.
1. I made a simple garland by cutting different size circles from various paper and sewing them together. (I’d post a tutorial, but really, it’s so simple it doesn’t need a tutorial.)
2. Whenever I make tissue poms, they turn out like crap, but I love the way they look. I finally broke down and bought the Martha Stewart kit from Michaels and they were pretty impossible to screw up.
3. A simple banner that was attached to 2 pink paper straws and strung on top of the mini cakes.
4. Chocolate cake made in tin cans! Have you tried this method? It was super easy! I just used a cake mix, but you could use a recipe from scratch, clean out 4 tin cans, grease, fill cans about halfway, and bake on a cookie sheet for 30-35 minutes. Once they’re cool, flip the cans over and the cake should fall right out. Slice into 1″ pieces, slather on some frosting, and continue to layer on more slices until you have your cakes the desired height!
5. I’d seen “Wishes for Baby” on Pinterest where you have guests fill out a sheet with a bunch of different answers, but I decided to change it up a bit. I stamped different “Prayers for Sydney” on mini cards and created a prayer/shower book that I’m finishing up now. The book includes everyone’s prayers for Sydney as well as pictures from the shower…a fun little memory book from the afternoon (without the pressure of having to fill out an entire sheet!)
6. Quite possibly, the best dessert ever, and they are SO simple. My mom made these for the party and they were a hit! Take store-bought thin chocolate wafers (not all stores carry them), and place whip cream between each cookie (again, you can make these as tall as you want). Cover with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge for a few hours, the whip cream will soften the cookies and make them cake-like, and they can be served straight from the fridge. Top with a sprinkle of cocoa or shaved chocolate and you have the perfect, bite-sized treat!
Such a fun, pink-filled afternoon to welcome this beautiful baby girl into the world!