Friday, June 7, 2013

Sushi party.

When your bff asks you to help out for her daughter's "we 8 sushi" party (hee hee, I love that), you immediately say yes and get to helping making candy sushi and designing digital decorations together.  Here are some of the favorite pictures of the day, taken by the proud mama, Tanya.

eva's sushi party

I love the little set-up.  Sometimes, it just about using what you already have...

eva's sushi party

Koi fish cookies (by Montreal confections), candy sushi, and kiddie sake....

eva's sushi party

The detail on those cookies is amazing!

eva's sushi party

This candy sushi variety features a jumbo marshmallow, a twizzler, a sugary stick of some kind, and little dots of "caviar" (Tanya found something amazing at the dollar store, but you can make it work with "nerds" candies.)  The wrapper is just fruit-by-the-foot.

eva's sushi party

Rice crispies, gummy candies, and more fruit-by-the-foot.  It looks great, and the kids loved them.

eva's sushi party

We used a graphic set from lettering delights to create our decorations.

eva's sushi party

But Tanya also wanted it to have an old-school vibe to it, so we opted out of the more usual fonts for this party and went with a sketchy notebook-type font.  "Miso happy you came" cracks me up every time.

eva's sushi party

Googly-eyed sushi, and long green rolls of sushi for favors (actually candy inside, everything you need to get your kids hyper for days.)

eva's sushi party

In passing, the little cart is from Ikea: it's mine and it will be popping up a lot on the blog.  

eva's sushi party

eva's sushi party

Kiddie sake.  The other jug 'o juice is marked "kiddie shochu."  I don't know what that is, but we looked up "drinks to have with sushi" and discarded anyone who said "a nice cold beer." ha.

eva's sushi party

The table set-up above, and the birthday girl below.  The girls made their own sushi by pressing sticky rice and their choice of topping into silicone ice cube trays.  Once they pressed everything in, they were able to pop out their sushi.  It was a big hit!

eva's sushi party

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into Eva's sushi party!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!! This is amazing!!! Eeeeek!! "Miso happy you came" is perhaps the most amazing sentiment ever!! Wow! What lucky kids and what talent you have! That sushi party is just so super cool!!

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  2. Everything looks so crisp and perfect, what a fun party theme. Great job ladies!

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    1. Your cookies were such an integral part of that, Marlyn! Perfect, as always.

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  3. You are the queen of birthday parties, El. You can just grab a loosely thought up theme and run with it. My big girl will never forget the year she 8 sushi! <3

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  4. Elena, you rocked it girl! You are simply amazing. This year I am combining Leah and Josh's birthday, so I have a bit of time to prepare for their party. How you do it all the time is amazing! Love it!

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  5. This makes me hungry. These are AWESOME!

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  6. That is so beyond awesome. >.< <-- that's me, angry at how awesome this is!

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  7. Oh, this is so fabulous, Elena! I love all the little details! Candy sushi-- what a great idea!

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  8. so funny! we had a few funny miso___! jokes the other night over sushi!! lol!

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  9. Adorable...i love the creativity!

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  10. Oh my gosh - simply adorable - every little detail :)

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