We celebrate my daughter's half-birthday in June, since her birthday is right before Christmas. This year, since she's really into music and dancing, we opted to throw a music-themed birthday party. I had a really hard time finding food to go along with the theme, but wound up with some ideas and options.
First, I bought a box of music-themed cookie cutters.
-Almond butter and jelly sandwiches (shaped like pianos):
-Firecracker tuna salad sandwiches (shaped like guitars):
-A cheese and crackers platter, with music note-shaped cheeses (pepper jack, colby jack, and medium cheddar):
-Chocolate-dipped pretzel drumsticks (white chocolate and dark chocolate):
-Music note-shaped chocolate chip cookies, but these didn't turn out so well after they'd baked, so I wound up needing to frost them with music notes.
-Cupcakes frosted together. My initial intention was to make them a big, rectangular-shaped iPod on top of them, but since the cupcake group wasn't retangular I opted for something different. I'm not the best cake decorator, but since my kid is only 18 months old I didn't figure she'd care.
I drew an iPod and headphones, then wished my girl a Happy Half-Birthday.
I also served melons, strawberries, blueberries, and grapes on a fruit tray, but none of it was cut into anything fancy.
And just for fun, here's a picture of the half-birthday girl, in a ridiculously frilly, cupcake-like dress because I couldn't resist (and she hated it; it got in the way of her playing all day).
Obviously, all pictures are by me, blurry, bad lighting, and all.
Have you ever thrown a party with a difficult theme?