Party Recap

We celebrated several milestone birthdays while on a family vacation with a special beach themed dinner party.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Laura! She brought an outfit to match the decor. I didn't get that memo!

  • Desserts

    Chocolate & vanilla cupcakes with brown sugar "sand" and candy melt seashell toppers.

  • Best Moment

    Spending time as a family.

  • What People Ate

    Pulled pork, bbq beef and teriyaki chicken sliders, shell pasta salad, seafoam jello salad and seashell cupcakes

  • What People Drank

    Water & wine.

  • Most Touching Moment

    Looking at pictures from the past.

  • Funniest Moment

    So many! But the one that sticks out to me is Laura using the fabric from the table to accessorize her wardrobe...talk about what not to wear!


Party Helpers

  • Laura Johnson


  • Erica Johnson




  • Erika C

    Erika C wrote:

    Please share the details on this GORGEOUS cupcake! Did you buy the chocolate shells or make them? And the cupcakes??? Please share!!!

  • Mikie M

    Mikie M wrote:

    Thanks, Erika! They were pretty easy and we loved the way they turned out. Here's how we did them: I purchased a Wilton's Seashells candy mold (from Michaels) and then put Wilton's candy melts in a piping bag. I used Light cocoa, peanut butter(candy melts not actual pb), white, pink and orange candy melts to get the seashell coloring) You just mix them up in the piping bag and melt them for about 3 minutes in the microwave. I found that using more white than any other color makes them look pretty realistic! After you melt the candy just pipe it into the mold and let harden. Then just pop them out. For the cupcakes we just used a box cake mix but added a little pudding. We also used canned buttercream. After we frosted the cupcakes we rolled the tops in brown sugar to make them look sandy. Then just added a toothpick birthday flag with the candy seashells leaning against them.