Max & Ruby share just about everything. These two bunnies go through life together and share love, friendship, and playtime.
As usual, I started with the theme and date for the party and then made the guest list. After I had the guest list, I made the invitations and send them out. Then I start to think about Menu, Games & Party Theme Decorations.
After counted all the guests (35 including us and kids) and looked at my poor unfinished kitchen I call my mom with loud “HELP!”. I needed her to be here two days before the birthday to help me with the food preparation and housecleaning! She’s especially good on house cleaning! I didn’t have decorations nor clear “what we gonna do” in my head.
After opening my eyes to the reality (all unfinished renovations) and counting plates (I love porcelain plates and I adore vintage German porcelain! I never use plastic or paper plates… no no no … it’s not my style)… I was in a moderate panic! But one coffee and 15 minutes later I had the bright idea: Cook Uzbek Plov and make Latvian favorite salad Rosols and Rice & Crab salad day before. And bake the cake that looks like the one Ruby is making in the Opening scene.
The hardest part was to make the party “Max & Ruby inspired”. It’s not like you can walk in the shop and by Max & Ruby merchandise here in Latvia! Absolutely not! So.. I had to be creative and do it fast!
As you know I wanted to make the garland in just a few hours and it took me the whole day. I started with the flag design and found “Max & Ruby” characters online…. choose the right font and started with “DAUDZ LAIMES HELMĪ” (I would translate it as “Best Wishes Helmī”… then spending 3 hours on that I was so into the banner flags that I made more flags and end up with the “DAUDZ LAIMES DZIMŠANAS DIENĀ HELMĪ SAULE” (I would translate it as “Happy Birthday Helmī Saule”… One flag for every letter and I added 4 characters to every word… 59 in total!