Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{Parties} The Ni Hao, Kai Lan Party Pictures!

Hi everyone! Long time, no talk :) It's been a couple of crazy weeks around here. First was Madelyn's birthday party, then for those of you who haven't seen my sparse Facebook messages or twitter posts, our computer crashed. It was ugly. But we're all set up with a new computer, and I am slowly catching up on emails. But the best part about getting the new computer is finally getting to share some of the pictures from my daughter's 4th birthday party! It was officially the first party I have "planned" in the like of the awesome parties done by some of my event planning idols :) So, without further ado, Two Sugar Babies presents Madelyn's 4th Birthday Party!

Madelyn wanted a "Ni Hao, Kai Lan" party this year (which is crazy, because she doesn't even watch the show!). I was not all about doing a full character birthday, so we did a Chinese paper lantern party, and added enough elements of the Kai Lan characters to keep her happy.

My very first dessert table! Ni Hao, Kai Lan birthday banner by

Cake design by Two Sugar Babies, custom Ni Hao, Kai Lan cake toppers by LCCakes (

Sugar cookies with Paper Lantern Fondant Cookie Toppers by Two Sugar Babies

Vanilla cupcakes with Italian Buttercream by Two Sugar Babies, Paper Cupcake Toppers by WHhostess ( Kelly also did the rest of the paper goods for the party--she's just amazing!

Another view of the dessert table, showing some of the vintage apothecary jars filled with Chinese candy that was purchased at an Asian grocery store.

Chocolate covered Fortune Cookies by Two Sugar Babies

Swirl Lollipops with Swedish Fish

Chocolate Dipped "Paper Lantern" Oreos with colored chocolate drizzled over to give the "lantern" effect

Candy Sushi by Two Sugar Babies
The birthday girl standing proud in front of her dessert table. Kai Lan appliqued shirt by B3bling ( and tutu by JustSamantha ( She told me earlier that day "Thanks, Mommy, for the BEST birthday party ever." Definitely made all of my stressing worth while :)

I hope everyone is having a great week! xo ~Charynn


  1.! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. OMG what a cute party... and the little one looks absolutely thrilled.

  3. Fabulous Job! I really adore your choc dipped fortune cookies!

  4. You take good notes;O) That Candy Sushi is insane! The toppers made the party! Your baby girl is so super cute too! I'm so proud of the awesome job you did with the table!!

  5. Beautiful! You should have the fortune cookies for sale in your Etsy shop!!

  6. Great Job!! All the details made it look so special. congrats on such an amazing job!!

  7. Wow! I love it all and the photography too. Your daughter is gorgeous and she's lucky to have you planning her parties! :)

  8. what were the lanterns hanging from?