Aiden is still a cub, but Lauren threw him a lion party fit for the king of the jungle: Our little lion fan was turning two and in honor of that roar that changed and grew over the year we had a Lion Party! The invitations invited everyone to "swing by for a roaring good time!" The party included a complete repertoire of lion food and favors.
The lion cake included a chow mein noodle mane and peach ring ears and eyes with chocolate bit accents, fruit roll-up cutout nose, and fettuccine noodle whiskers. The lion cupcakes had caramel corn manes and jelly bean eyes with chow mein noodle whiskers. The lion sandwiches were half bagels with cheese or onion flake manes with cheese and ham cookie cutter cutouts with olive eyes and red pepper smiles.
For the favors we used a yellow plate to make a lion puppet face. One bag was a puppet and the top of the favor bag full of lion labeled gear (crayons, composition book, stuffed lion, and lion jump rope). The bag also included the very popular lion riding a candy car! Each candy car was created in a unique way and the lion riding was the top of a Target $1 jump rope we removed. Hot glue was paramount to all these creations! The labels were made on 4x6 label paper (Avery's is good) kicked through my home printer like a photo sheet then cut out to fit (better than trying to fit it on a pre-cut label).