We had a little party last weekend. My husband turned the big FIVE- O! I’m not going to poke fun of the old guy, because I’ll be there in 2.5 years and if I dish it out, I’ll have to take it too………and I’m not prepared for that! Although in his old age, maybe he’d forget by the time I’m there! ooops
If you know me, you know I’m a bit of a reluctant entertainer, but I tried my best to channel my inner Sandy and let some of my inhibitions go. We had the party at my sister-in-laws gorgeous property, so I didn’t have to fret over not having enough room. I didn’t worry about a theme, coordinating colors, adorable printables or fancy food. I let my sister-in-law and niece help me with the food and setting up, and the rest, I just “let it happen’.
And you know what happened? We had an AMAZING time!
Such a great time, that I didn’t take any pictures – other than the group shot above and that was with my phone that I handed off to someone else! (is that not the most awesome playhouse you’ve ever seen? it even has air conditioning/heat and a bathroom!)
Don’t you just love parties like that……….where you just enjoy the company and good food?!
Our party had, pulled pork (which I ordered from a butcher already cooked and ready to go), cheesy potatoes, Alfredo noodles, corn, Bush’s Grillin’ Beans, Apple Pie (from Costco), brownie bites and cookies (from Costco) and I made cupcakes!……oh my did i make cupcakes!
Back in April, Heather from Sprinkle Bakes posted a cupcake recipe that had my husband’s name all over it…….. Peanuts in my Coke cupcakes. You see, he bleeds Coke and Peanut Butter. So Coca-Cola Cupcakes with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting was a no brainier for his party.
Steve doesn’t drop peanuts in his Coke, like they do in the south, but the flavor combination was a perfect match and huge hit at the party! I doubled Heather’s recipe and got 24 cupcakes and had icing left over, so I whipped up a batch of French Vanilla cupcakes, doctoring the cake mix like I always do, and topped them with the peanut butter frosting as well.
As my husband put it………BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! I would call that a success!
Have you ever tried peanuts in Coke? Have any fond memories of the combination?
cupcake wrappers from Sweet Baking Supply
I’m Lovin’…….Coca Cola Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
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