My friend Fran throws phenomenal parties. She dreams big and leaves no detail overlooked. A couple of weeks ago, we attended a Wreck-It Ralph birthday party for her oldest daughter. In previous years, she’s thrown themed parties like Alice in Wonderland, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Phineas and Ferb but this Wreck-It Ralph themed birthday party might have been the best I’ve seen.
A long table draped with a Wreck-It Ralph table cloth awaited little guests. Dish after dish lined the table filled with gumdrops, wafer cookies, marshmallows, gummy bears, M&Ms, cookies, Peeps, and graham crackers. The kids were asked to build their own Wreck-It Ralph race car made from all these edible goodies “glued” together with royal icing.
Sweet and sugary fun inspired Fran’s outdoor confectionery theme. She decorated her backyard garden in oversized wrapped candy pieces, life-size Pixie Stix, and sticky taffy. Yes, she hand made each individual piece. The candies were crafted from plastic “take out” containers wrapped in colorful pieces of cellophane. The life-size Pixie Stix started out as plain cardboard tubes, wrapped in painters tape, and painted in bright colors. The hanging purple taffy was wired ribbon. Adorable, right?
The treats never ever fail at Fran’s party. Months of planning and weeks of preparation went into the Wreck-It Ralph fare. Here the littles were invited to a glass of ice cold milk but with a super sweet twist. See those cups? Yep, they were dipped in royal icing and sanded with colored sugar. Parents were even getting in on the milk action!
Homemade Wreck-It Ralph “You’re My Hero” sugar cookies.
These are probably my new favorite marshmallow treat! Forget Rice Krispies — go for the Trix cereal! Yes, there were lots of sweet snacks but there were plenty of other fun and yummy savory options too. You can see meatballs on a stick in the background. She also offered pizza wheels on a stick, deviled eggs, and cucumber sandwiches.
Lollypop cookies? Yes, please. I’ll take one in every color! These were perfect for milk dipping too!
Are you ready for the Wreck-It Ralph cake? Fran’s mom always makes the most creative cakes. It’s almost a shame to have to cut into them! Check out the detail!
Crafts always play a big role at Fran’s parties. After building their own Wreck–It Ralph cars, the kids colored the Tetris-like block wall with chalk and were encouraged to draw the birthday girl a special picture that would later be included in a scrapbook (love that idea!).
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