National Doughnut Day

Yes, I know it’s National Donut Day!  It’s only 8:30am here in California so everyone beat me to it. Here’s what I picked up bright and early…..just leave me the jelly-filled!

If you are new to Lil Blue Boo, you might not know that I am obsessed with donuts…..make sure to check out my Doughnut Chronicles:

Boo’s Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party

Disclaimer: This post may cause cravings and/or obsessive doughnut thoughts.

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Today was Boo’s big doughnut party! I put it together in about a week….only with the help of my friends and family and Krispy Kreme. We had about 4o kids and adults and the day was all about Boo!  She’s been such a trooper the last 6 months with my surgery and chemotherapy…..I wanted to do something big for her.

 

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I grew up on Krispy Kreme donuts so when Boo said she wanted a donut party for her birthday I immediately envisioned the red and green theme!

If you’ve never had a Krispy Kreme donut…..you. are. missing. out. They melt in your mouth!

 

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Here’s Boo in her “donut shop”……with her donut hat and a hand silk screened apron. I bought the apron at Michael’s and added the “Bestest Everest” artwork specially designed by Stephanie Corfee:

 

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I even enlarged the neon “HOT NOW” Krispy Kreme sign to make it authentic. I printed it at Staples and used spray adhesive to attach it to foam board:

 

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Lisa helped me with all the little Krispy Kreme themed tent cards for all the food:

 

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The doughnut table….complete with little vintage-themed mini milk bottles! I found them at Sav-on-Crafts for about $15 for a dozen!

 

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“To-Go” bags for the guests to take a doughnut home!

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

 

The coffee station:

 

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Krispy Kreme hats for everyone!

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

 

The food table:

 

 

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Boo and Mr. LBB….I had white aprons for about 6 adults so that we would have some donut servers:

 

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No cake….just donuts!

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

 

A few of Boo’s friends….all wearing LBB!

 

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For some of the entertainment I spray-painted doughnuts and games onto our yard:

 

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Hopscotch:

 

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My little niece Sawyer playing in the doughnuts:

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I was SO excited for everyone to get their favors!  Gicela helped me silk screen doughnut t-shirts for all the kids and Lisa made the cute little tags:

 

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Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

Little favor bags with stickers and pencils…..easily made with plastic bags and stapling printed paper over the opening:

 

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Boo’s Choose Joy tee was made by Cristy of Paperlili! Isn’t it adorable?

 

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I love this photo of my in-laws and Boo’s cousins. Boo’s mouth is full of doughnut! My father-in-law was in doughnut shop character:

 

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Look at all the Choose Joy bracelets at the party!

 

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A few behind the scenes notes for planning your own party:

The awesome tower of doughnuts? I found it at the thrift store and repainted it! The platters were found at the 99 cent store and fit it perfectly!

 

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I spray painted various frames and added chalkboards to them for table decor…..easy and inexpensive!

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

 

I made large stencils to spray paint the doughnuts and games on the grass. Hours of entertainment was added for the cost of 2 cans of paint!

 

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Krispy Kreme Doughnut Party via lilblueboo.com

 

A special thanks to Lisa, Gicela, Gale, and Jenn for helping me put all this together in such a short time!  A VERY special thanks to our family friend Jim Morgan of Krispy Kreme for all the little details that made the party possible!!! Every little detail was just perfect….including the fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts that we had brought in from Ontario more than an hour away. Thank you Jenn and John for picking them up for us!!!

It was a great day of hanging out with friends and family that we haven’t been able to spend time with in quite a while!

This is the best party I’ve ever had.
-Boo

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Play Food: Donuts

How to make toy donuts DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

My sister Perry helped Boo and I make these toy donuts when we were visiting NC recently. They look almost real!

Materials needed:
Foam chair cushion
Spray paint
Puffy paint

 

To make these start with a foam chair cushion insert (most large craft stores carry these):

 

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A Donut For Diesel

Our friend Bonnie dropped off a surprise present for Diesel today.

Now Diesel has everything he ever dreamed of….including a donut pet bed.

 

 

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Donut Gadgets

If you love donuts as much as I do, you might like:

 

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A Donut Necklace (A Tutorial)

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I ate a glazed donut this morning. It just didn’t seem like the right pastry to make an “inspired” necklace out of…….so I chose a sprinkled donut for this project. I would love to have a donut themed party one day for Boo……and I thought a donut charm necklace or bracelet would make the cutest party favor.  This one is for Silpada…..the sweet girl that works at the Swiss Donut shop and fills my order cheerfully every morning:

 

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The donut was made using these little pre-cut wood disks from the craft store:

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a standard household drill to add a hole in the center. I had to tightly hold the disk still with two fingers and drill very slowly to keep it from turning.

 

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I used a pipe cleaner to hold the disk as I painted it with a base “donut” color:

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I used a small paint brush to add a layer of pink icing:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used basic acrylic craft paint in colors Almond Parfait and Baby Pink:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a tiny brush (actually a brush I cut most of the bristles off of) to add several colors of sprinkles:

 

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I used my tiniest drill bit to drill a tiny hole for a jump ring:

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Then using a pipe cleaner to hold the finished donut I sprayed it with a clear gloss varnish. I stuck the pipe cleaner upright in a jar to hold the disk until it dried.

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

The last step was to add a silver jump ring:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Finished donut charm!

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

With rainbow sprinkles!

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

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The Donut Chronicles

It’s National Donut Day.

If you follow Lil Blue Boo at all on Facebook, you might know that I am slightly obsessed with donuts. I eat one almost every morning. So today I’m starting a new ongoing series: the donut chronicles…..all things related to donuts. This first installment is just a collection of donut-related photos that I had on my iPhone……there were a LOT of them.

 

Neither Boo or I like donuts with sprinkles….but they look pretty.

 

 

Fresh out of the oven.

 

 

Boo’s pick? basic glazed long john.

 

 

My birthday cake.

 

 

Diesel and a donut.

 

 

The pretty pink pastry box from Swiss Donut.

 

 

My favorite: the jelly filled donut.

 

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