Last night we had Zach's "half birthday" party. (As most people know, Zach's bday is right before Chrsitmas, so we celebrate in summer) The beauty of the half birthday is we are a bit loosy-goosey about when we actually have the party.
We started in the late afternoon by going to the movies--the new Harry Potter. I had no idea this was a 2 1/2 hour movie! We all enjoyed it, and I was surprised at how fast the time flew.
Next we came home for pizza and a night swim.
Followed, of course, by cupcakes and ice cream. Zachary's new sport is football, so I made football cupcakes.
I used a chocolate covered almond for the football. As you can see, I made the goal posts with pretzels. I was going to dip them in melted white chocolate, but didn't have time. I used frosting to hold the sticks together. Unfortunately, after they sat out for 10 minutes, all the posts started to fall apart as the frosting softened (duh!). I think if I had dipped in white chocolate they would have been fine. Or maybe used fondant instead of frosting. Nevertheless, they were fun and easy to make!
What you can't tell from the picture is that they are jumbo sized cupcakes. I found the pan at Target. Awesome!
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