What we ate at The Love Nugget’s Birthday Party!

What we ate at The Love Nugget’s Birthday Party!

Thank goodness we are finally starting to feel back to normal around here.  Luckily it was only a 24 hour flu that The Hubby and I came down with and after two days of laying low, are on the mend!  Since I haven’t eaten much in the past few days, I thought I’d share what we ate at the Love Nugget’s Birthday party with your today for WIAW.

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Make sure to head on over to Jenn’s page and check out more delicious eats!

Okay so yesterday you saw all the details of the party, now let’s take a look at the party food!

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Like I said yesterday, we were exactly sure how many people were going to come but we planned on about 25+ adults and 12 kids.  There actually ended up being the perfect amount of food with just a few containers of leftovers.  How often does that happen!?!

We put all the beer, water and juice boxes in a wheel barrel filled with ice.

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Then on the beverage station I put out a pitcher of iced green tea and a big beverage dispenser with some spiked strawberry lemonade make using Smirnoff Lemon Sorbet.

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It was a hit!

To snack on while the main dish was cooking, I placed out some “chicken feed” which was just Chex mix.

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I also set out a few buckets of kettle-corn on the tables.

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The party started at 4:00 so we did Barbecue chicken, bacon wrapped quail (that they hubby shot on a hunting trip a few weeks ago), broccoli salad, Greek style potato salad, veggies, corn muffins and watermelon.

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For the kids we made ants on a log, pigs ‘n’ blankets, and tractor PB & J’s,

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For sweets I put out some “tractor wheels” which were Oreo cookies, “hay bales” which were rice crispy treats and then my mother-in-law brought mini cupcakes she bought at a bakery.  Which I forgot to snap a picture of….

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Hay

The Love Nugget was super excited about his cake and couldn’t wait to dig in 🙂

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He’d been asking for cupcakes for his birthday for weeks but I wanted him to have his own cake for at least another year.  Plus I wanted to make one that was a little healthier for him.  So I threw together this recipe that turned out to be pretty good!  It makes three small rounds but I only used two to put his cake together.  It’s more of a muffin consistency and could easily be made into mini muffins or loaves.

Whole Wheat Mini Carrot Cake

Whole Wheat Mini Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup soaked raisins
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. organic butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 -2 tbsp. organic whole milk

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, cover raisins with water and allow to sit for 30 minutes or so.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare pans by coating with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flours, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together eggs, coconut sugar, carrots, and applesauce.
  5. Add in coconut oil then coconut and raisins.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Pour into prepared pans then bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool before frosting.
  9. Frosting -
  10. Soften cream cheese and butter then using an electric mixer blend together well with remaining frosting ingredients. Add milk 1 tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  11. Add powdered sugar if too thin or more milk if too thick.
  12. Frost over cooled cake or cupcakes.
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He was so patient when we put the cake in front of him and when we said it was time to sing Happy Birthday, he started the song off for everyone.  He loves singing that song!

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He blew out his candle all on his own then carefully pulled off the toys and licked off all the frosting.

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Very cautious about getting frosting and cake all over his hands!

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He sat there for quite a while enjoying his cake while everyone else dug into the cupcakes.

And just to show you all that I’m human and enjoy treats from time to time, I enjoyed a few splurges…

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Stella and carrot cake cupcakes that were oh so good!

That’s it for our birthday party eats!

QUESTIONS – 

  • What’s a favorite party dish that you enjoy making?  
  • Do you prefer to serve cake or cupcakes at parties? 
  • Have you ever tried quail?

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, what an adorable party!! Can I hire you to plan my daughter’s next party?! Love this!!

  2. Mmm delicious! I love appetizers, and get really excited for a chance to make a new dip! A huge crowd pleaser is buffalo chicken dip. Mmm

    I am a cake and cupcake person, so either will work! Never tried quail before!

  3. Hi! I found your blog through Jenn’s WIAW post! I love the theme of your son’s bday party. Very creative.

  4. This is adorable – and it looks delicious!
    Is it bad to kind of want kids just so I can throw awesome bday parties? 😉

  5. Oh it’s just so cute!!! I love everything that you did and I’m sure your little man had such a great time!

  6. Tractor wheel oreos!! I love it!!

    Everything is pure genius. And excellent choice on the Stella. 🙂 Love your braids too!!

  7. WOW!! You totally outdid yourself! I think your true calling in life is party planner. Everything is so cute and you have some really amazing ideas. Happy B-day to the little love nugget!

  8. You should be a party planner as a side gig. Holy cow–everything is so adorable–from the food, to the labels, to the decorations. I love it!! And carrot cake is my absolute FAVORITE. Looks like a lovely birthday party!

  9. I love how you named the food. So cute! Tractor wheels for the oreos? Yummy! lol. You did a great job with the theme and party planning. All the food looks good!
    I always have a huge cake when it comes to parties. If it’s for a class, I bring cupcakes. By the way, the cake looks delish! I love carrot cake. I can’t wait to try the cake for my birthday next month! =)

  10. This looks amazing – great props, tasty eats, outfits to fit the part… You were definitely super mom over the weekend!

  11. OMG- everything looks so cute!! I love it! looks like a great time with good eats and I’m very glad you are starting to feel better 🙂

  12. Aww, you guys did such a fabulous job with the party! Everything looks adorable – and I love the names you added to everything. Hay Bales? Tractor Wheels? I die. The cake looks amazing too!

  13. Can you please come and plan my birthday party next year? Everything looks beautiful, yummy, and like a grand old time. 🙂 And it looks like you had a nice weather too which is always a plus.

  14. All those themed foods are way too cute! I love it!

  15. I am glad that you are starting to feel better! And I just have to say, you did an awesome job with the birthday party! The food looks and sounds awesome, and all of the details in your decorations are awesome! I am loving the food labels, too!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you Hannah! I love adding in all the little details. I think that really helps to make the party 🙂

  16. All that food looks so pretty and delicious. I love all those little signs that you made. Great photography too 🙂

  17. OMG! This is the most adorable party ever! You guys are too cute 🙂

  18. You look gorgeous! Great photo. 🙂 The party looks both fun and delicious.

  19. Well, I know who I will be hiring when I’m having a party next! Everything looks extraordinary! I don’t think there was anything you forgot. I’m just speechless, and so jealous of your skills girl! Ha Ha!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      You’re so sweet Jessie! If only I were half as talented as all the crazy party planners on Pinterest these days!

  20. Everything looks so cute and I love how you incorporated all of the food into the theme! You have definitely given me some ideas to think about for Keenan’s 3rd birthday in August!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I bet your new house would be perfect for a farm party! If you need anything let me know. I’ve got all the supplies 🙂

  21. Wow I LOVE everything you did for little man’s party! So so so cute. Nice work Giselle 🙂

  22. First off, you are so gorgeous! Just a beautiful family <3

    Just reading his birthday posts now and you did such a AMAZING JOB! Seriously you need to be a party planner! All the details and creative things you did, just awesome!

    I need you to help me plan Baby G's part next year 😉