Sunday, February 15, 2009

Abe Lincoln's 200th Birthday Party

The Abe Lincoln Birthday Party is back! Well, it was back... today, in fact. Yes, his birthday was Thursday, but with it being Valentine's weekend and all, today seemed to be the best day to celebrate. There was mingling, trivia, food and pin-the-beard-on-Abe!

Some ladies (and Simon) mingling

Some dudes mingling

Kids, food and more mingling

The award-winning chocolate & pretzel log cabin made by newly wed John & Emily

The award-winning stovepipe hat cake pops my friend Bonnie and I made

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of pin-the-beard-on-Abe, but I will say that one beard ended up in Simon's room.

Those stovepipe hat cake pops really were quite the hit being both delicious and Lincoln-themed! Basically, they're crumbled up devil's food cake mixed with cream cheese icing, balled, chilled, molded, chilled again and dipped in chocolate bark. I was inspired by the blog Bakerella. You can find the recipe here. Her stuff is much prettier than mine. Check out her other cake pops. They're incredible, especially her Halloween pops!

Simon was definiely not a fan of having that many people at our house, but it was a good time.


Caleb said...

I long for the day when I can once again celebrate Abe's birthday the way it should be celebrated - with the Abners.

The Billingsleys said...

yes, i miss the choppy party. and the original pin the beard on abe (it's a good thing we laminated that thing!)

the hat pops turned out great! and i love the corson's 'log' cabin cake!

looks like much fun was had by all!

Courtney said...

awesome idea with the abe hats....awesome.