Ni Hao... Move over Martha!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

This year, the girls' decided on a Ni Hao Kai Lan theme for their party.  I had a lot of fun with this theme!  I started planning quite early as their birthday is in December and is always such a crazy time for me.  I kept a notebook where I'd write down all my ideas.  It was also a great way to keep pictures of ideas or products i planned on purchasing.  I made candy sushi using home made rice crispy treats, fruit roll ups and Swedish fish. That was so fun and it looked adorable!

 Then i had the brilliant idea of attempting to make sushi cake pops!  WHAT WAS I THINKING! Although these came out awesome if i do say so myself, they were NOT easy to make.  I bought a 'baby cakes' cake pop maker and used a brownie cake mix to make the cake pops.  I zip locked the cake pops and froze them as i read this would help hold the frosting and decorations.  I dipped the cake pops in white chocolate melted white chocolate morsels.  I saw on this brilliant idea to place the decorated cake pops in a strainer upside down to dry.  Here's a picture for a better visual. 

I then used white sprinkles, rolled fondant, jelly bellies, nerds and any useful candy i could find in my local grocery store's candy isle.  I placed them in a rectangular styrofoam board and placed a red ribbon with white threading all around the board.  They turned out amazing and tasted DELICOUS! While they weren't exactly easy to make, they were certainly worth the effort.  Here are some pictures...


I hung Chinese paper lanterns as decoration.

The party favors were red Chinese take out containers filled with fortune cookie crayons that i found at 

I also found children's chopsticks on ebay which i thought would make a wonderful addition to the party favors.  Also added were Ni Hao Kai Lan gummies, blow horns, rings, and personalized fortune cookies.  I topped the red Chinese take out box with a personalized Ni Hao Kai Lan sticker.  Here it is :)

Last but certainly not least, here are the sweetest birthday girls!!!  Mia and Olivia... can't believe they're FOUR!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! XOXO, Carla - FMM