Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Little Birthday Shindig

This upcoming Sunday is Matt's 27th Birthday! He didn't really want a party... but I wanted an excuse to make a cake and make cute things. We always have small group at our house on Tuesday nights and I usually always cook something up of some sort. So I used Matt's birthday as an excuse to make a cake.. and cute things. hehe! 

I went with a yellow, brown and grey sort of theme... 

I bought Matt "Shiner Ruby Redbird" beer. It was DELICIOUS! Actually, may be my favorite beer. It has a hint of grapefruit and ginger and it was sooo yummy for a warm summer night. Of course lemonade and water for the none adult beverage folk. 

I made fresh popped popcorn with my Whirley Pop (I LOVE that thing!) and short bread cookies. I also made these Lemon Muddy Buddies I found on Pinterest. 

This is Matt's favorite kind of cake! It's super easy. Although, I used a box mix this time, which seriously hurts me inside. I hate using box mixes... but it had to be done this time as we are doing a vegan diet and I didn't want to buy milk just for a cake. (although last night was a vegan exception. We are mostly doing it for my stomach issues and to loose weight so we can make an exception every once in awhile. we make the rules in this house! hehe) 

This cake is easy. 
Yellow box cake mix. 
Make according to package directions but add 1 (11oz) can of mandarin oranges. Blend it in with your cake mix. 

1 (12 oz) cool whip (thawed)
1 package instant vanilla pudding 
1 can of crushed pineapple

DELICIOUS! and so easy! 

singing happy birthday is always fun! 

Gabe made this nice little collage for me. She is such the photographer! love her! 

We had a great time! For Matt's birthday we are going to have a nice dinner (he wants burgers so I guess we won't be vegan then either...) and going to see Lord Huron in concert which I am SUPER thrilled over! 

I love birthdays! Can you tell?!?! 


  1. What a fun time!! Looks like you did a great job of making it cute and manly- that's impressive! Cakes are time consuming and I think you did a splendid awesome job!! So fun:) happy bday to your prince!

  2. Love what you did! The color theme is so great! :)